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SmartPhone Articles for August of 2012Below are the 87 SmartPhone articles for August of 2012
Take a look at last month's Top Ten list of smartphones!
Thanks to a ruling by the FCC, a large number of Verizon Wireless customers will once again be able to tether freely, without having to pay a monthly fee to[...]
After an initial ruling by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last month that granted Apple's request for a temporary ban on the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung successfully bypassed the decision thanks[...]
The HTC Trophy, the only Windows Phone handset on the Verizon Wireless network, will be receiving an OS upgrade to Windows Phone Tango, accordign to the carrier.
Which smartphones are top choices for back to school?
Equipped with both Simple and Smart Mode options and a QWERTY keyboard the Pantech Marauder is a smartphone designed for first-time users. The device is being sold exclusively on through[...]
Once offered for Apple's iOS only, Athentech Imaging's Perfectly Clear photo correction app is now available for Android OS, complete with a redesigned interface.
Back to school means more work for you students, but when you need a break, there is a wealth of excellent mobile games out there just waiting for you to[...]
New information on the as-yet unannounced Apple iPhone 5 has come to light, revealing a few details on this smartphone, which is expected to debut in a month or so.
Research in Motion, the company behind the once-popular BlackBerry, could possibly license the new BlackBerry 10 operating system to other manufacturers, such as Samsung or Sony, in an attempt to[...]
An update to Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, is now rolling out to all HTC Rezound handsets, bringing with it a suite of new features like a new version[...]
Samsung Electronics is set to take the wraps off a sequel to its popular Galaxy Note smartphone at an event on August 29, roughly two weeks before the possible debut[...]
As students, you'll take on all sorts of new challenges like learning French and getting through the week with only $10 in your pocket. So here are five free apps[...]
Google has just updated its Google Wallet service to accept any debit or credit card, no longer restricting users to prepaid cards provided by the company.
An inside source familiar with the situation is claiming that Nokia intends to unveil its lineup of Windows Phone 8 handsets early next month, and that they will be made[...]
Verizon Wireless has announced the addition of Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based office productivity suite, to its Small Business Essentials portfolio for SMBs.
HTC fans yearning for a smartphone that sports a larger screen and packs a Full HD resolution could be seeing the device of their dreams soon enough, as the manufacturer[...]
Two leaked photos, which have since been taken down, appear to give the world a first look at a prototype Nokia Lumia handset running Windows Phone 8.
Sprint has recently reduced the price of its Apple iPhone 4S by $50, bringing the 16 GB model down to $150 just in time for the possibly impending release of[...]
T-Mobile has reduced the price of the HTC One S by $50, selling the device for $150. Yet, perhaps the carrier also has ulterior motives for discounting the handset, say[...]
Nuance has unveiled Nina, a Siri rival touted as able to understand not only what is said, but who is saying it. The Nina SDK will power both iOS and[...]
T-Mobile has become the second U.S. carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy Note, an Android devie large enough that it skirts the line between being a smartphone and tablet. [...]
They are the most popular smartphones available today, but deciding between the two can be a challenge. Brighthand compares these flagship smartphones.
HTC's new successor to the One X now codenamed the "Endeavor C2" reportedly will be sporting a quad-core 1.7 Ghz processor, improved battery life, and full compatibility with all of[...]
Google and Apple have established a new combined high for their mobile operating systems in the smartphone market, with Android and iOS powering 85% of all smartphones shipped in the[...]
The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, an Android handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, may be released on Sprint's 4G LTE network on August 19, according to an inside source.
Nokia has a successor to the Lumia 800 in the pipeline, codenamed Nokia Phi, and the Windows Phone 8 handset will reportedly be released in the last week of October.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note recently landing at T-Mobile, Wirefly is now offering a "secret" pricing on their "hidden" WireflyFriends.com website, selling the smartphone-tablet hybrid for $180.
Keynote Competitive Research shared results of its nationwide mobile user survey, revealing important insights depicting consumer mobile web experiences.
With the supposed Sept. 21 release date of the next generation Apple iPhone quickly approaching, more details of the device have come to light, with new reports leaking images of[...]
Here are our five top picks for smartphone apps, based on our reviews, that are worthy downloads in categories that include cloud storage, office suites, photography, music, and cool[...]
HTC Thunderbolt owners and users of the other select smartphones that were promised to get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this summer can breathe easy, as the[...]
Motorola Mobility - under the leadership of Google, which bought out the cellphone maker back in May - will experience drastic changes in the near future, including significant layoffs and[...]
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q is expected to be released August 15. This will apparently be one of the few new smartphones to offer a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Our video includes a look at the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.
With the sixth-generation iPhone expected to debut in less than a month, two more retailers are offering discounts on select Apple smartphone models, including the current iPhone 4S and[...]
The previously-rumored release date of August 19 for the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, an Android smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard from Sprint, was officially confirmed by the carrier[...]
Telenav released an update to Scout today in the Apple App Store, which includes Always There Navigation, which grants users GPS functionality even offline and new speech recognition which allows[...]
An error preventing Windows Phone users from installing or updating certain apps has led Microsoft to temporarily suspend the publishing of new apps to the Marketplace until the issue is[...]
Android smartphone or tablet users can no longer install Adobe Flash Player. Adobe gave up on this software for a very good reason: it was terrible.
Nokia began rolling out an update for the AT&T version of its flagship Windows Phone model, the Lumia 900, today, bringing with it the addition of flip-to-silence and improvements to[...]
Sprint has once again dropped the price of the iPhone 4S, offering the 16GB version of the device for just $50. Of course, customers will still have to pay $150[...]
Sprint has just announced that it will carry the Kyocera Rise, a slideout QWERTY keyboard phone that will be targeted at the budget-conscious consumer. This entry-level model will sell for[...]
AT&T is preparing to eliminate its entire 2G network by 2017, according to a recent quarterly filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The spectrum used by the[...]
When the Galaxy Note first launched many were skeptic that the handset was too large. However, it appears that bigger was better as Samsung announced yesterday via there press conference,[...]
Microsoft and Nokia will be holding an event for a press conference in New York on September 5, the first day of the Nokia World show in Helsinki, Finland. The[...]
Without giving any more details about its upcoming devices, Research in Motion has gone ahead and told developers what screen resolutions they can expect from smartphones running the upcoming BlackBerry[...]
After errors from a newly-designed backend infrastructure caused Microsoft to suspend publishing to the Windows Phone Marketplace, the company has now issued a fix and resumed publishing.
It turns out T-Mobile isn't prepping the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q as new training docs correctly identify the device as the Samsung Galaxy S Relay.
It has taken well over a decade, but the cameras in smartphones are finally reaching the point where they can replace a simple point-and-shoot.
Fans of physical keyboards should be pleased with the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. This Android smartphone has a range of high-end features, but not cutting edge.
An iOS security researcher has discovered a significant flaw in Apple's operating system, detailing a vulnerability that has apparently existed in the platform since the launch of the first iPhone[...]
Fans of physical keyboards should be pleased at the release of the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, which debuted today from Sprint. This new Android smartphone has a range of[...]
With the introduction of iOS 6, Tim Cook also announced that FaceTime calls will be available over cellular-wireless connection, not just Wi-Fi. AT&T will support this new feature, but only[...]
Here's a piece of advice you won't hear very often: don't buy a smartphone from Apple. If you do, you'll be cheating yourself.
Amid the thrill of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, it appears the manufacturer has another Galaxy model in the works, only this device will be more comparable[...]
The search giant is following in the footsteps of Apple, releasing its own brand of gift cards exclusively for Google Play. The cards are being sold now, though availability is[...]
Reversing a trend in the phone industry, T-Mobile has just announced that it will soon begin offering a wireless service plan with unlimited data. The company promises no caps, no[...]
A new Android-powered smartphone has landed at U.S. Cellular, as the carrier has just begun selling the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G online, with the smartphone set to hit[...]
AT&T has drawn complaints from some subscribers and pundits for its decision to block those who are on its grandfathered unlimited data plan from using the FaceTime video chat app[...]
A new Android-powered device has launched, but sorry smartphone and tablet fans, this technology is targeted at the photographers out there, as Nikon has just announced the Coolpix S800c, a[...]
While Verizon has so far shown no interest in the Samsung Galaxy Note, the mobile carrier might have its eye on a rival tabletphone. According to a number of sources[...]
AT&T and Verizon now allow multiple devices to share a single data plan, including smartphones and tablets. But which carrier has the better option?
Some details have leaked out about the smartphone that could be the follow-up to the Motorola Droid RAZR. This model might be unveiled early in September.
T-Mobile has launched a new handset for its 4G network that is aimed to entice first-time smartphone owners looking for a non-annual contract plan, as the Android-powered Concord will be[...]
Verizon Wireless has once again taken the top spot for wireless network performance in the J.D. Power and Associates semi-annual report, a ranking that is, in part, due[...]
The first Windows Phone 8 model from Verizon Wireless will be a Nokia handset, according to an inside source familiar with the situation, and it will be released later this[...]
It didn't take a jury very long to decide that Samsung's smartphones infringe on some of Apple's patents. The S. Korean company has therefore been ordered to pay over $1[...]
According to several rumors, the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) after next week's Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29.[...]
With iPhone 5 rumors heating up, as its supposed September announcement nears, a new report claims that LG Display has started mass production of a new thinner display that is[...]
Is Microsoft the real winner in Samsung-Apple patent infringement decision?
How mobile, F2P and other evolving trends will impact the future of gaming.
Shortly after a jury decided that some of Samsung's smartphones infringe on patents held by Apple, the judge on the case asked Apple to list the products it wants to[...]
Samsung clearly believes that "bigger is better". ?It has taken the wraps off the largest member yet of its Galaxy Player series of handheld computers, and the Galaxy Note II[...]
Last week speculation stirred about HTC?s new affordable Handset the HTC Proto, but new leaks suggest that the device is now known as the HTC Desire X. The HTC Desire[...]
A tradeshow sometimes called "the European CES" starts this week in Berlin. Expect new smartphones and tablets to be unveiled at IFA 2012.
Nokia posted a video to YouTube today teasing its September 5 event with Microsoft in New York City, hinting that "things are about to change."
With last week bringing rumors of a follow-up to the Motorola Droid RAZR, more details have now surfaced about this device, revealing everything from its processor to its price tag.
LG has just taken the wraps off its latest flagship handset, the Optimus G, and from the spec list it looks like it will be among the first to feature[...]
Samsung unveiled the world's first Windows Phone 8 handset at IFA in Berlin today, the ATIV S, the specs of which include a 4.8-inch display and a 1.5 GHz dual-core[...]
Brighthand's sister site TabletPCReview was able to try out the newly-announced Galaxy Note II at the IFA tradeshow. Check out their first thoughts.
Two days ago the HTC Desire X (previously named HTC Proto) was leaked. Well today HTC officially announced the HTC Desire X, which looks to bridge the gap between quality[...]
The judge in the Samsung vs. Apple trial has decided that the next major hearing isn't going to happen for over three months. That's when Judge Koh will listen to[...]
At this point, there have been enough leaks that it's a safe bet that the next-generation iPhone is going to have a larger screen than its predecessor. A new set[...]
A Twitter account that has a history of leaking accurate photos and information regarding upcoming handsets has recently disclosed a few key tidbits about the upcoming Nokia Lumia 820 and[...]
Huawei, a leading global information and communication provider (and one of largest companies in china) is looking to break into the mobile handset industry with the introduction of the Ascend[...]
An inside source has revealed that the official launch date of Windows Phone 8 will be October 29, with handsets running the OS being made available for purchase a couple[...]