September 2008 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for September 2008. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

SmartPhone Articles for September of 2008

Below are the 100 SmartPhone articles for September of 2008

Nokia 6210 Navigator

The Nokia 6210 Navigator features an integrated A-GPS system and Nokia Maps in addition to a 2.4 inch QVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, and web browsing on a supported 3.5G[...]

HTC S740/S743

The HTC S740 is a stylish slider-style phone with both a numberpad and a keyboard. There are two slioghtly different versions of this device. The S740 is the European version,[...]

BenQ E72

The BenQ E72 is a GSM smartphone running Windows Mobile 6 standard. Measuring about a 1.0 cm in thickness, it’s a slim phone equipped with Internet Explorer Mobile, access to[...]

Nokia E71 Review

In his latest review, Antoine Wright says, "If you need a smartphone that works very hard, but leaves room to play, it's very hard to find anything out currently that[...]

JuiceCaster Social Networking Software Now Available for BlackBerries

The mobile-enabled social networking segment of users is growing, and applications such as JuiceCaster are there to let BlackBerry users to take the plunge.

Talking E-Dictionary Series Updated with SlovoEd 7.0 Engine

Paragon Software Group, makers of the Talking E-Dictionary Series for Windows Mobile devices, has updated the core software with the new SlovoEd 7.0 Engine.

Sony Xperia X1 Appears To Face Delay

Rumors swirling around Sony's high-end Windows Mobile handset, the XPERIA X1, suggest that software problems are going to result in the delay of the device's launch until the end of[...]

Nokia N96

The Nokia N96 is a high-end Symbian S60 smartphone with a multimedia focus. It is able to play video in a variety of formats on its 2.8-inch, QVGA display. It[...]

Samsung BlackJack II Bumped Up to Windows Mobile 6.1

AT&T's BlackJack II is latest model to see an upgrade to the newest version of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones.

Samsung i8510 Innov8 Available on Orange in UK

The Samsung i8510 Innov8 is now available for use on the Orange phone carrier in the U.K.

SolarExpress USB Host Card Review

Adama Brown brings us a review of the SolarExpress USB Host Card, which brings the ability to control USB devices like keyboards and flash drives to Windows Mobile handhelds.

Acer Aspire One Review

Technology Guide's Kevin O'Brien takes us inside the new Acer sub-notebook with a detailed review and testing of the latest competitor to enter the micro-laptop market.

Pocket PC Techs Lil’ Sync DUO Pro HandsFree & Charging Adapter Review

Pocket PC Techs has an adapter that performs two functions: it speeds up the rate at which HTC's smartphones are charged from a PC's USB pert, and it also functions[...]

Nokia E66 North American Edition Available

The Nokia E66 smartphone has been reported to be available for purchase from Nokia's chicago Flagship store. A slider-based smartphone, the E66 NAM Edition is adapted to North American 3G[...]

Nokia Releases Firmware Update for Original N95

Nokia releases firmware update to its landmark N95 smartphone.

Google’s Chrome Browser to Appear in Later Versions of Android

Google's Chrome browser will not initially make it in to the Android platform, but its founder expects it to for future releases of the Google-backed mobile operating system.

Mobile Malware: Coming to a Smartphone Near You?

Skeptics have long scoffed at the prospect of mobile malware, but some experts believe that the criminals now developing PC malware will soon start focusing on mobile devices.

Sprint Not Giving Up On iDEN Network

Despite the problems and customer losses that have plagued the iDEN part of their network since they merged with that company, Sprint isn't giving up on the former Nextel network[...]

Qik Updated for Additional Windows Mobile Devices

Qik has released an update that increases the number of Windows Mobile devices compatible with the application.

CalliGrapher 8.7 Released and Back to School Offer

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The Next Paradigm Shift: Open Source Everything

In his latest editorial, Brighthand's Antoine Wright takes on the future of open-source software, as it effects mobile devices and the business models around them.

Kinoma Play for Windows Mobile Updated

Kinoma Play is a mobile media player for Windows Mobile devices that has garnered much attention due to its user interface design and wealth of features. In its first update[...]

MWg Zinc II Review

The MWg Zinc II is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone that offers a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a new finger-friendly application launcher. Antoine Wright brings us this review.

ShoZu for iPhone Updated

ShoZu has announced a new edition of its social media aggregator for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

Kingston 8 GB microSD/SDHC Card Review

Kingston Technology recently added an 8 GB microSD/SDHC card to its product line. Brighthand's Ed Hardy put this new accessory through its paces and brings us this review.

Smartphone Business Resource Center

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Keyboards or Touchscreens: Which Is Best for You?

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Who is Who in Mobile Operating Systems

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Why You Should Get a Smartphone

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WalkingHotSpot Comes out of Beta

WalkingHotSpot comes out of beta as a commerical, subscription-based application.

Apple Releases Second-Generation iPod touch

Among the music-oriented products released at Apple's Let's Rock event was the second-generation iPod touch, sporting with new features and an updated operating system.

RIM Announces BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Research in Motion (RIM) releases the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220; a flip form factor smartphone with SureType keyboard and BlackBerry software. Kevin O'Brien brings us hands-on video from CTIA.

Rumored $199 Price for BlackBerry Storm/Thunder, Video Published

An upcoming touchscreen BlackBerry device is tested on video, and is rumored to have a $199 price point for Verizon.

Google Mobile App for BlackBerry Updated

An updated Google Mobile App for BlackBerry devices makes it easier to search, read email, and access other Google applications.

Sprint Prepping HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro Smartphones

The HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro will make their debut on the Sprint CDMA carrier in September and mid-October respectively. Updated: We've added hands-on video from the CTIA show[...]

Hands on with the HTC Touch Pro and Touch Diamond

At the CTIA tradeshow, Kevin O'Brien had a chance to get a good look at the new HTC models, including the Touch Pro and Touch Diamond. Both of these models[...]

Apple Announces Version 2.1 of iPhone Software to Come Friday

Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices will get a boost in ability and performance when the recently announced version 2.1 software update becomes available Friday.

On-Device Defenses for Mobile Malware

Although many people doubted the need for virus protection on smartphones for many years, mobile antivirus scanners are experiencing a market rebound.

HTC Touch Pro Preview

Sprint has just announced plans to introduce the HTC Touch Pro later this fall, and Brighthand's Kevin O'Brien was at the announcement to get a preview of this device.

Symbian Foundation Adds More Companies

The Symbian Foundation, an open source association and development company for the Symbian operating sytem, has announced the addition of 10 more companies which endorse the foundation's goals.

Sony Ericsson Announces Launch Dates for Xperia X1

Sony Ericsson has given an official launch date to its new Windows Mobile smartphone.

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Preview

RIM unveiled the first clamshell BlackBerry smartphone earlier this week, and Brighthand's Kevin O'Brien was there to get some video of the not-yet-released device in action.

Velocity Mobile Almost Ready to Launch Its First Windows Mobile Device

Velocity Mobile's first Windows smartphone is now available for pre-ordering from selected retailers.

HTC Touch HD Will Feature Widescreen Display, 3G *Updated*

The HTC Touch Pro isn't even in wide release yet, but already photos have surfaced of the next generation device in the Touch family, featuring a widescreen display and 512[...]

Buying Your First Smartphone

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HTC Touch 3G and Touch Viva Unveiled

HTC has just taken the wraps off a pair of new smartphones in its Touch series. These are expected to be less expensive than other recent models from this company.

Griffin Technology Announces Updated iPhone 3G Accessories

Griffin Technologies has released a number of accessories designed to be compatible with the iPhone 3G.

PhatWare Launches Shaker for iPhone/iPod Touch

Shaker offers a different take on a classic blocks game for iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Nokia Introduces Mail for Exchange Application Across Entire S60 Lineup

Nokia announces that all of its Symbian S60 devices - about 80 million devices total - will gain compatibility with Microsoft Exchange servers though Nokia's Mail for Exchange application.

Samsung Omnia i900 Preliminary Review

Brighthand's Adama Brown has had a few days to play with the Samsung Omnia, and weighs in with some preliminary impressions about the device and its massive feature-set.

Task2Gather Released for iPhone

Task2Gather is a new web-based application for managing tasks on an iPhone.

Health and Diet Manager Now Available for Palm OS

The latest version of iambic's Health and Diet Manager adds Palm OS compatibility and Windows desktop syncing.

Details of Nokia’s Maemo 5 Internet Tablet Platform Released

Nokia has revealed details of its next Internet Tablet operating system, as well as its increased involvement with Linux.

First Android-Based Phone Will Be Unveiled Next Week

T-Mobile USA is going to hold a press event next week to announce the first smartphone running Google's Android operating system. Also, an unconfirmed report has revealed the price for[...]

AT&T Might Not Release the BlackBerry Bold Until November

The BlackBerry Bold is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of this fall. And if a new report is correct, U.S. consumers will have to continue anticipating it for another[...]

Palm Still Losing Money as It Works to Reinvent Itself

Palm, Inc. had some good news to share about its most recent financial quarter: it sold over a million smartphones. But the company still reported a significant loss.

FileFind 4.0 for Palm OS Introduced

Tamoggemon Software has released an update to FileFind that streamlines performance and addresses issues users have had across various Palm OS devices.

Motorola Q9c Receives Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade

Motorola has released a Windows Mobile 6.1 update for its Q9c, a smartphone offered by Verizon and Sprint.

SDHC Driver for Palm Handhelds Now Available

PalmPowerUps has released its much anticipated software that adds support for high-capacity memory cards to many of Palm's handhelds.

ARC Freedom Antenna Review

For those people who are in need of a slightly better signal at home or the office, the ARC Freedom Antenna offers a boost for all sorts of wireless devices.[...]

Palm Promises Next-Generation Operating System by Mid-2009

In a conference call with industry analysts yesterday, Palm's CEO promised that devices running its next operating system would be on the market by the middle of next year.

Arrr! It Be Time for Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and several companies have made it easy for smartphone and handheld users to celebrate it.

New TechnologyGuide Site Launched –

We just wanted to announce the latest addition to the family of sites... Please give a warm welcome to!

AT&T May Introduce the HTC Touch Pro in October

A leaked product roadmap indicates that AT&T may introduce a new high-end smartphone from HTC late next month.

Resident Evil Degeneration Coming to Nokia’s N-Gage Platform

Nokia and Capcom have announced the Resident Evil Degeneration game for the N-Gage platform as an upcoming title.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Available for iPhone/iPod Touch

Paragon Software has released the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary for Apple's smartphone and handheld.

Google Maps Mobile Update Adds Street View, Walking Directions, and More Accurate MyLocation

Google has released a few updates to its Google Maps Mobile (GMM) including Street View, Walking Directions, and a more accurate MyLocation circle.

Android May Have 4% of the U.S. Smartphone Market in Q4

The first Android model hasn't even been announced yet, but a market research firm already predicts that Google's upcoming operating system will power 4% of the smartphones shipped in[...]

MWg Zinc II Now Available for $500

MWg America has cut the price on its latest Windows Mobile smartphone for a second time. The Zinc II debuted over the summer at $750, but is now available for[...]

Velocity Mobile 103 Review

The Velocity 103 is an upcoming high-end Windows Mobile smartphone with a VGA display, 3G support, and Wi-Fi. Kevin O'Brien has put a pre-release model through its paces and brings[...]

Rumored Nokia E72 to Supercede the E71

A leaked video shows a variant of Nokia's E71 smartphone, with it the assumption of it being its possible successor.

Google and T-Mobile Unveil the First Android-Based Smartphone

After literally years of rumors and speculation, the first smartphone running an operating system developed by Google is now official.

PocketMac for Now Available for iPhone

PocketMac for iPhone brings additional syncing and backup options to iPhone owners on Mac computers.

Windows Mobile 7 Debut May Have Been Pushed Back

The release of Windows Mobile 7 may have been delayed by about 6 months, according to an unconfirmed report.

T-Mobile G1 Preview

T-Mobile took the wraps off the first Android-powered smartphone yesterday, and Brighthand's Ed Hardy was at the press conference to get a first-hand look at this device.

Spb Brings Online Services Suite to Windows Mobile Devices

Spb has released Spb Online, a set of entertainment and infotainment-based online services for Windows Mobile devices.

T-Mobile Not Limiting 3G Users to 1 GB of Data Transfers

Earlier this week, T-Mobile revealed that users of its 3G service will be limited to 1 GB of data transfers each month. After a storm of protests, the carrier has[...]

New Version of Skyfire Web Browser Widely Available for Free

Skyfire has released a new beta version of its free web browser for Windows Mobile. In addition, the company is ending its closed beta program and is now offering[...]

Touchscreen Next?

New technologies like projection displays have the potential to revolutionize mobile computers, and Antoine Wright has been thinking hard about the future of touch-based user interfaces.

Skyfire Mobile Web Browser Preview 2

Skyfire has released a new version of its mobile web browser for Windows Mobile devices. It's still a beta, but all of the earlier betas have been impressive, and the[...]

Palm Treo Pro

This smartphone has the design that’s become a hallmark of the Treo line, a candybar shape with 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen above a QWERTY thumb-keyboard. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional on[...]

Celio Redfly Now on Sale for $200

As a way of increasing the the public's awareness of its product, Celio has temporarily dropped the price of the Redfly down to $200.

Nokia’s First Touchscreen Smartphone May Debut Next Week

Nokia will take the wraps off the first ever S60 smartphone with a touchscreen next week, if an unconfirmed report is correct.

Palm Treo Pro Now Shipping

Palm has begun offering its latest Windows Mobile-based smartphone, the Treo Pro, to customers in the United States.

Agendus Now Available for BlackBerry, Too

Palm OS and Windows Mobile users have been turning to the Agendus personal information manager for years, and iambic has just released a version for BlackBerry.

Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Smartphone?

The man in charge of the Windows Mobile team has answered the question many have asked in recent months: Is Microsoft going to release its own smartphone?

Astraware Introduces Platypus for BlackBerry and Symbian Smartphones

Following a release for Palm OS and Windows Mobile earlier this year, Astraware has launched its Platypus shoot-em-up for three more smartphone platforms: BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and UIQ.

Asus Adding 3G to Eee PC Line

Asus has announced plans to bring support for 3G cellular-wireless networking to its Eee PC line of subnotebooks.

Verizon May Have the BlackBerry Storm Scheduled for Nov., the Touch Diamond for Dec.

An document that has leaked out of Verizon Wireless may reveal the general time this carrier is going to release two hotly-anticipated smartphones.

Mail for Exchange Update Released for All Nokia S60 Devices

Nokia has released an updated version of its Mail for Exchange application which adds compatibility to all of its Symbian S60 devices.

BlackBerry Bold Might Be Coming Sooner than Expected *UPDATED*

On of the biggest mysteries in the smartphone market right now is when the BlackBerry Bold's U.S. debut will be. A new document says this smartphone may hit the market[...]

Nokia Releases Second Minor Update for Internet Tablet Software

Nokia has introduced a second update for the system software on the Internet Tablet line. This was designed to bring stability improvements to some of the core features of these[...]

SanDisk Will Soon Release 16 GB microSD Cards

SanDisk has just announced it will bring its 16 GB microSDHC card to market next month. At launch, this will be the highest capacity microSD card available.

Motorola Reportedly Showing a Strong Interest in Android

HTC may be making the first Android-based smartphone, but Motorola could well be the second to release a device with this consumer-oriented operating system.

Apple Revamps App Store to Deal with Shady Practices

Apple made changes to the iPhone App Store over the weekend to cut out some questionable practices. Releases Updated Streaming Application for iPhone has released an updated application for iPhone/iPod Touch devices with new features and improved usability.

Sprint XOHM WiMAX Service Finally Launches

Almost a year after it was first demonstrated publicly, Sprint's XOHM WiMAX service is finally commercially available... at least in one city.

Nokia Reorganizing to Put More Emphasis on Consumer Services

Although Nokia intends to keep offering business-oriented smartphones, it is going to stop developing its own backend products for the enterprise.

BlackBerry Pearl Flip-phone Coming to T-Mobile USA *UPDATED*

When RIM took the wraps off the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 earlier this month, many assumed that this smartphone was destined for T-Mobile USA. Now there is confirmation of this.

Could the iPhone Be Coming to Verizon?

If an unconfirmed report is correct, Verizon Wireless will release a version of the Apple iPhone in 2009.