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SmartPhone Articles for September of 2009Below are the 136 SmartPhone articles for September of 2009
The Nokia E66, successor to the E65, is a sliding form-factor device with an accelerometer. It features Symbian 9.2 operating system, web browsing with S60 OSS browser, and support for[...]
Microsoft has just announced that the first models running Windows Mobile 6.5 will hit store shelves on October 6. A list of which carriers around the world will be offering[...]
The evidence that Sprint is going to release the Android-based HTC Hero is almost overwhelming, but a new report says the version this wireless carrier is going to offer will[...]
Word of a second Verizon smartphone running Google Android has just emerged. This HTC model will apparently be the follow-up to the Motorola model this carrier is rumored to have[...]
Windows phone users who are AT&T subscribers will get free access to this carrier's Wi-Fi network beginning in a few weeks.
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones and other mobile devices that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
Google is apparently answering some of the complaints of Android developers by re-designing the on-device store to put more emphasis on paid software.
Nokia has postponed the introduction of its subscription-based Comes with Music service to U.S. audiences until next year.
After weeks of leaks and rumors, the Nokia N97 Mini is now official. This will be a redesigned version of Nokia's flagship smartphone, with a smaller screen and keyboard.
The HTC Touch2 has just been unveiled. This entry-level Windows phone will be among this company's first running Windows Mobile 6.5.
Sony Ericsson has just announced the Xperia X2, its second high-end smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile. This will have a WVGA display, sliding keyboard, mobile broadband, and much more.
The wraps have just been taken off the Nokia X6 and Nokia X3, the first in a new series of music-oriented smartphones. The X6 will be a high-end S60 model[...]
Early last month, Celio announced that it expects to bring support for the Redfly Mobile Companion to two new platforms in 30-60 days. As 30 days have now passed, these[...]
Sprint has made it official: it will release its first smartphone running Google's Android OS next month. This carrier's version of the HTC Hero won't look at all like the[...]
LG clearly intends to become a big player in the Windows Mobile market. Today it promised to release three smartphones running Microsoft's operating system in the next few weeks, and[...]
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a recently-released smartphone from T-Mobile USA. As the latest device in the Curve series, its hardware and software has been updated, and it offers a[...]
Toshiba has committed to releasing an operating system upgrade for its TG01 -- a very high-end smartphone now available in Europe and expected to debut soon in the U.S.
AT&T and Apple plan to release an update that will bring support for MMS (multimedia Messaging Service) to the most recent iPhone models.
Nokia has begun taking pre-orders in the U.S. for its first Linux-based smartphone, the Nokia N900. This model will have a large, high-resolution screen, a sliding keyboard, and a variety[...]
The devices Nokia has unveiled in the last week are an indication of its strategy going forward. It intends to make products running Symbian, Maemo, and Windows -- with each[...]
The HTC Hero is a smartphone running Google's Android. Jen Edwards brings a review of this device which has features for both work and play.
Verizon will become the third U.S. carrier to offer the HTC HTC Touch Pro2, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This same report says Verizon will ask significantly less for[...]
A third alpha version of the Firefox web browser for Windows Mobile has been released, improving the performance and fixing bugs.
Nokia unveiled its first netbook, the Booklet 3G, several weeks ago, but didn't give many details on it at that time. This week it revealed all the specifications for this[...]
The HTC Hero will be is Sprint stores on October 11. Best Buy will begin offering this device on that same day, but this retailer will save its customers some[...]
Nokia launches a new software development kit called the Ovi SDK which will enable developers to create applications on top of Nokia's Ovi Maps product.
HTC is reportedly prepping a new version of the Touch HD. But instead of being based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile like the original, this upcoming model will supposedly have Google's[...]
AT&T recently began updating its version of the BlackBerry Bold with Visual Voicemail. However, this carrier has discovered a problem, and has stopped the update process.
Palm has accidentally leaked an early edition of WebOS 1.2 to a few lucky users, giving the world a sneak peek at the next version of this smartphone operating system.[...]
Owners of Bluetooth headsets in the U.S. are using them less frequently. Only 26% of wireless headset owners use their devices every day, which is down from 43% in 2008,[...]
Sprint's price for the Palm Pre is going to drop by $50 tomorrow, if a new report is correct. This will be the first reduction in the cost of this[...]
Apple has scheduled a press event for Sept. 9 where it will almost certainly release a new version of the iPod touch. It's possible the much-rumored Apple tablet will also[...]
Sprint has just begun offering the HTC Touch Pro2, a high-end Windows phone with a large WVGA screen, sliding keyboard, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and worldphone capabilities.
The HTC Tattoo has just been unveiled. This upcoming smartphone will run Google's Android OS, and is expected to be available next month at an entry-level price.
LG has given the world a glimpse of its first Android-based smartphone, which will have a sliding landscape-oriented keyboard. Details on this model -- code named the LG Etna --[...]
A video preview of an upcoming Android model should interest T-Mobile USA customers, as this carrier is expected to release the Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite this fall. This will apparently[...]
Sprint hasn't changed its price for the Palm Pre, but it is offering (select) customers who are switching from one of its rivals $100 off service when they get this[...]
The second WebOS-powered smartphone, the Palm Eos, could be unveiled any day now, if a new report is correct. This model is expected to be less expensive than the current[...]
Android is the latest mobile platform to get an application dedicated to the wildly popular social networking site Facebook.
It probably won't surprise anyone that HTC is promising to release upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.5 for its most recent smartphones. But the question remains open about slightly older models[...]
Sprint's price for the Palm Pre has just dropped by $50. This is the first reduction in the cost of this WebOS-based smartphone since it debuted early this summer.
Palm has just taken the wraps off the second WebOS-powered smartphone, the Palm Palm Pixi. This model will be a less expensive option than the current Palm Pre.
The Touch Pro2 was recently released by T-Mobile USA. Ed Hardy brings us a review if this high-end Windows phone with a WVGA screen, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, GPS, and much[...]
Apple has just released a new version of its operating system for its smartphones and handhelds. iPhone 3.1 has a few new features, including the ability to suggest apps users[...]
Apple refreshed its iPod touch line today, introducing two models that are faster and have higher storage capacity. In addition, it has started offering a third model at just $200.
Sprint has significantly cut the cost of its service plan that includes essentially unlimited voice, data, text, and MMS. Starting today, this plan is going for just $70 a month.
Verizon has just announced that it will introduce HTC's flagship Windows phone tomorrow. This will make it the third U.S. carrier to offer the HTC Touch Pro2, but Verizon is[...]
A version of the Pandora free streaming music service has been released for smartphones running Google's Android OS.
Motorola just announced the Cliq, an Android-based smartphone coming to T-Mobile later this year. It will have a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MPx camera, and will be[...]
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is temporarily available for half price, thanks to a spacial deal cooked up between T-Mobile and Oprah Winfrey. For a limited time, this Android-based smartphone is[...]
Verizon Wireless has become the third U.S. carrier to offer the HTC Touch Pro2, a high-end Windows phone with a WVGA touchscreen, sliding keyboard, mobile broadband, and much more. Verizon[...]
A Microsoft executive has confirmed a rumor: it's creating a series of reference designs for Windows Mobile devices. These chassis will give device makers templates to follow when creating new[...]
The Palm Pre has an on-device software store, but this is still a beta and there are only a few apps available. However, a few more have been added.
Despite well-publicized predictions that Apple will eventually allow multiple U.S. wireless carriers to offer the iPhone, an industry analyst is making the opposite prediction: that AT&T will remain the exclusive[...]
Ed Hardy brings us his first thoughts on the Motorola Cliq, a newly-announced Android-based smartphone. This will have a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MPx camera, and will[...]
The Palm Pre will make its European debut on Tuesday, finally giving people in the U.K. a chance to try out the WebOS. It's not clear yet when the actual[...]
LG has just taken the wraps off the GW620, its first model based on Google's Android OS. This consumer-focused smartphone will have a 3-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard when[...]
A minor system software update has been released for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. This includes a new version of Ovi Maps and other improvements.
The HTC Leo has yet to be announced, but rumors about this Windows phone with a 4.3-inch screen and 1 GHz processor have been circulating for months. The latest of[...]
Deutsche Telekom, who owns T-Mobile USA, is reportedly considering making a buyout offer for Sprint. This would create a carrier with nearly as many subscribers as AT&T.
The Nokia N900 -- the first Maemo-based smartphone -- is scheduled to be released in October, but it might come out just a little bit before that, if the distribution[...]
With its OLED touchscreen and NVIDIA Tegra HD processor, the Zune HD is more than a simple MP3 player — it sports a web browser and support for mobile gaming,[...]
Last week, Apple released the latest iPod touch. This started a minor mystery: why does this model not include the built-in camera it was supposed to?
Microsoft has introduced the new Zune HD. With its OLED touchscreen and NVIDIA Tegra HD processor, this is more than a simple MP3 player -- it sports a web browser[...]
New evidence has emerged that AT&T will introduce its first Apple tablet computer early next year. Some pricing information and other details have also leaked out.
The next-generation Zune launched today, and Kevin O'Brien brings us his first thoughts on this device. The Zune HD is much more than a simple MP3 player -- rivaling the[...]
Google has released the Android 1.6 SDK , paving the way for the release of the next version of this mobile operating system. Code-named Donut, this will bring some new[...]
Google Labs has introduced Google Fast Flip for iPhone, and Android-powered devices. The goal of this app is to combine some of the best features of reading articles in print[...]
Celio Corp has announced that it will soon release the software necessary to allow several BlackBerry models to use the Redfly Mobile Companion, an accessory that turns a smartphone into[...]
Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming software store will be on devices running Windows Mobile 6.5 when they launch next month. It has also revealed that Microsoft will be able[...]
Opera Software has just released Opera Mini 5 beta, an update to its popular Web browser for mobile phones. This version is the first to offer tabbed browsing, among other[...]
A short video of HTC Leo demonstrates some of the capabilities of this as-yet-unannounced Windows phone, including that its large display will have support for multi-touch.
HTC has released a software update for the Android-based HTC Hero. This update is primarily intended to improve the performance of this smartphone, rather than bring new features.
The replacement for the T-Mobile G1 has been announced, and this carrier is apparently trying to clear out its remaining stock by dropping the cost of this Android-based smartphone.
T-Mobile announced the Motorola Cliq last week, but this carrier apparently won't even start taking pre-orders for this Android-based smartphone for more than a month. Still, it seems on-track for[...]
The M900 is a slider with a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard, while an embedded fingerprint sensor helps set this model apart from its competitors. Adama D. Brown[...]
Palm has partially answered one of the mysteries of the smartphone market: how many Palm Pre units it has sold. The company has just reported that during it's most recent[...]
Palm, Inc. has announced that it is going to stop making devices based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile, and will instead focus entirely on webOS-based smartphones like the Palm Pre.
The HTC Imagio, Verizon's version of the HTC Whitestone, is reportedly scheduled to launch on Oct. 6. This high-end Windows phone will have a tablet shape centered on its 3.6-inch,[...]
T-Mobile has announced the Motorola Cliq, but isn't saying exactly when this Android-based smartphone will be released. Fortunately, leaks have revealed when the debut is going to be.
Kinoma has released a a version of its flagship product, Kinoma Play, for smartphones running Symbian S60. This app has been designed to help users find, play, and share audio[...]
The head of engineering at T-Mobile USA has promised that his company is in the process of dramatically upgrading the speed of its mobile broadband network.
Sprint plans to release a smartphone that supports its 4G network next year, and this WiMAX-powered device might run Google's Android operating system.
The first phones running Windows Mobile 6.5 are going to launch on Oct. 6. Until recently, it was thought that one of these would be the AT&T Tilt2, but it[...]
The second webOS-powered smartphone, the Palm Pixi, will be released by Sprint later this year. Ed Hardy has already had a chance to try out this upcoming device, and brings[...]
An new unconfirmed report indicates that Microsoft is working on a pair of smartphones that will be released under its own brand name. These devices, developed in conjunction with Danger,[...]
Sprint is getting a specially-modified version of the HTC Hero on October 11. Ed Hardy was able to spend some time with a prototype, and brings us a video overview[...]
AT&T is expected to offer two of HTC's newest smartphones, the Touch Pro2 and the Touch Diamond2, in the near future, but with different names. A new unconfirmed report gives[...]
Two smartphones available from AT&T -- the Samsung Epix and the Samsung Jack -- will apparently get upgrades to the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.
According to an roadmap that has leaked out of AT&T showing upcoming Windows phones, this carrier plans to offer the LG Monaco and HP Obsidian in mid- to late Q4.
Barnes & Noble appears poised to go up against Amazon.com in another product category. The two have competed in books for many years, and soon they will be offering competing[...]
Verizon announced months ago that it will be offering the Samsung Omnia II, and some people are wondering what the delay is. Apparently, at least part of it was a[...]
Unconfirmed reports of the AT&T Pure have surfaced recently, and for the first time an image of this upcoming Windows phone has come to light. The Pure will supposedly be[...]
One of Sprint's upcoming Android-based smartphones has moved a step closer to release. The Samsung InstinctQ has passed through the FCC approval process, which means it could debut in the[...]
Google has just added a significant new feature to Google Sync, email support. This allows Gmail users to have their messages pushed to their smartphone, as long as the device[...]
Sprint is now offering the HTC Touch Pro2, a high-end Windows phone well supplied with features, including a large touchscreen and keyboard, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, GPS, and much more. Jen[...]
Windows Mobile 6.5 will debut on October 6, and it's going to quickly be available on a wide variety of smartphones. A Microsoft executive has promised the new version of[...]
The USB Implementers Forum has approved Apple modifying its iTunes desktop software so that the rival Palm Pre is unable to synchronize with it.
Microsoft is reportedly working on an innovative concept for tablet PCs. The Courier project will create devices that have two screens, and are capable of folding like a book.
The HTC Leo has yet to be officially unveiled, but there has been a steady stream of leaks about this upcoming high-end Windows phone, and the latest gives quite a[...]
AT&T has resumed sending a system software update to users of the BlackBerry Bold that brings Visual Voicemail to this smartphone.
Details are continuing to leak out about the two phones Microsoft is supposedly going to release under its own brand. This includes the first pictures of these devices.
Sprint has taken the wraps off the latest member of its Instinct line of consumer-oriented smartphones. The Samsung Instinct HD will put a greater emphasis on multimedia, with a high-resolution[...]
Palm, Inc.has revealed that O2 will be the exclusive provider of the Palm Pre when it debuts in several European countries around the middle of next month. This will be[...]
Rumors have been flying for the last few days about Microsoft's plans to release a pair of smartphones under its own brand name. The latest unconfirmed report sheds more light[...]
Naturally, Windows mobile users can access Google's search engine with their web browsers, but this company also offers a stand-alone app that offers extra features. This app has just been[...]
T-Mobile has cut $30 off the price of its second Android-based smartphone. This brings the cost of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G down to $150, just about 6 weeks after its[...]
The Nokia Surge, available from AT&T, offers an advanced smartphone experience at a very accessible price-point. This messaging-oriented slider has 3G, a QWERTY keyboard, and social networking software. Our S60[...]
Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless was showing strong interest in the Palm Pre. That interest may have waned, as a new report says that this carrier has dropped its plans[...]
The FCC has signed off on the Nokia N97 Mini, a slider with a keyboard that's a less-expensive version of this company's current flagship phone. When the U.S. release[...]
The official price for for the Palm Pre is $150, but the online retailer Amazon.com is offering this smartphone -- the first with Palm's webOS -- for just $100.
During its most recent financial quarter, Research In Motion (RIM) experienced a 37% increase in revenue, but investors have begun dumping the stock because they expected better -- and the[...]
Steve Ballmer has added himself to a long list -- the list of people who wish Windows Mobile 7 was already available. Still, Microsoft's CEO has promised that changes have[...]
Yesterday, an unconfirmed report stating the Verizon may have dropped its plans to offer the Palm Pre made headlines. Today came several responses that say the first report was incorrect.
AT&T and Apple have released an update that brings support for MMS (multimedia Messaging Service) to the most recent iPhone models. Those who are interested can install it now.
Moblyng has released a pair of fantasy role-playing games for webOS-based devices like the Palm Pre. These are two of the 14 games that debuted this week on the App[...]
HTC doesn't ship its Windows Mobile devices with Microsoft's standard user interface, but has created an alternate one called TouchFLO. A newer version of this will ship on the upcoming[...]
The Samsung Instinct HD is the latest member of this line of consumer-oriented smartphones from Sprint. It puts a greater emphasis on multimedia than its predecessors, with a high-resolution camera[...]
Although the official price for the Palm Pre remains at $150, this smartphone can be found for much less. Possibly the best deal available now is from the online retailer[...]
A description of the Android-powered Acer A1 that has come out ahead of the formal unveiling shows that this model will have a better screen and processor than any current[...]
A Motorola model that's widely believed to be on its way to Verizon's has been approved by the FCC. The smartphone -- code-named the Sholes -- will apparently be this[...]
A new version of the webOS is reportedly going to be introduced in a few days, bringing support for paid third-party software, enhancements to the web browser and email apps,[...]
The FCC has approved what could be Verizon's second Android-based smartphone, the HTC Desire. Remarkably little is known about this upcoming device, considering how close it appears to be to[...]
Palm has released webOS 1.2, a new version of the system software for the Palm Pre. This includes a long list of new features, including support for paying for third-party[...]
Apple has announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store since it launched in mid-2008.
The oft-delayed Garmin nuvifone G60 is finally drawing close to release. AT&T announced today that it will launch this navigation-oriented smartphone in early October.
Despite last week's rumor to the contrary, many source agree that the Verizon will begin offering the Palm Pre early next year. A new new report even says this will[...]
T-Mobile has just revealed that it's going to start taking pre-orders for the Motorola Cliq in the middle of October, and launch it a few weeks later. This carrier has[...]
An unlocked version of the HTC Dream created for developers can now be upgraded to Android 1.6 (Donut), allowing programmers to test their software before the upgrade is available to[...]
One of the most significant open questions about Apple's much-rumored tablet may have been settled -- which operating system it will run. According to a new report, this device will[...]
The FCC has approved the Samsung T939, which unconfirmed reports say will be released by T-Mobile USA as the Samsung Behold2. This is apparently one of several Android-powered smartphones on[...]
Spb Software has updated SPB Mobile Shell for Windows Mobile with new 3D effects, and also added support for gravity sensors.
A rumor that Sprint is about to cut the price of its version of the HTC Touch Pro2 is getting a great deal of publicity today. However, an official spokesperson[...]
The real name for one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of this season has leaked out. The device code-named the HTC Leo will be sold as the HTC HD2 when[...]
The HTC Hero is going to be Sprint's first model running Google's Android OS. It will have a tablet shape with an HVGA touchscreen, wireless broadband, and Wi-Fi. Jen Edwards[...]
After many years of being available only for Windows, RIM announced today that a version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Apple's Mac OS X will be released on Friday.