September 2010 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for September 2010. 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 2010

Below are the 100 SmartPhone articles for September of 2010

Official Images of the T-Mobile G2 Leak Out

The T-Mobile G2 has been pre-announced, but few details of this model have been revealed. Nevertheless, quite a bit of information has come out through unofficial means. This now includes[...]

Android OS-based Motorola Milestone 2 Unveiled

Motorola has just taken the wraps off the Milestone 2, the European version of the Motorola Droid 2. As such, this smartphone is going to run Android OS 2.2 on[...]

Apple iOS 4.1 Coming Next Week, iOS 4.2 Coming in November

Steve Jobs, speaking at an event in San Francisco today, has just officially announced iOS 4.1, an upcoming update for Apple's operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch. This[...]

Next-Generation Apple iPod touch Launching Next Week

Apple's CEO has just officially unveiled the fourth-generation iPod touch. As many had expected, this handheld computer is going to sport many of the features that debuted in the iPhone[...]

T-Mobile G2 Pricing Leaks Out

The T-Mobile G2 is in an unusual situation: T-Mobile officially announced this Android OS smartphone last month, but has revealed almost no details about it. Quite a bit of information[...]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Has Been Sent to Smartphone Manufacturers

Microsoft has essentially finished work on Windows Phone 7, and this new operating system has been released to the companies that will use it in smartphones. The first devices running[...]

Skyfire Set to Bring Adobe Flash Video to the iPhone

Skyfire has submitted a mobile browser to Apples App Store that is capable of playing Flash video. It is up to Apple to decide if it wants to release an[...]

More T-Mobile G2 Details Accidentally Revealed

T-Mobile briefly posted some additional details about the upcoming T-Mobile G2 on its website, but has since removed the page. It revealed that this smartphone is going to run Android[...]

VIDEO: Samsung Epic 4G vs. HTC EVO 4G

Is the Samsung Epic 4G a better phone than the HTC EVO 4G? Watch our side-by-side comparison and decide for yourself.

Samsung Epic 4G Available at a Discount for New Sprint Customers

The Samsung Epic 4G debuted earlier this week. The regular price for this high-end Android smartphone with WiMAX is $250, but new Sprint customers can get it for less.

TabletPCReview Gets Some Hands-on Time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab was officially unveiled at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin yesterday, where Dragan Petric from Brighthand's sister site TabletPCReview got a chance to test out this upcoming[...]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Preview

The first smartphones running Windows Phone 7 will be released later this year. Brighthand's Ed Hardy got some time with a pre-release version of this operating system, and brings us[...]

Most Popular Smartphones of August 2010

At the beginning of each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Not surprisingly, August's list[...]

Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate Price Leaks Out

The Samsung Fascinate is going to be released by Verizon in the near future, but this carrier is still keeping some of the details of this high-end Android OS smartphone[...]

Apple iOS 4.1 Update for the iPhone Launching this Wednesday

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a few days ago that iOS 4.1 will be released next week, but he didn't say exactly when. Apple UK has reveled that this upgrade[...]

TabletPCReview Gets Some Hands-on Time with the Toshiba Folio 100

IFA, the biggest consumer electronics show in Europe, is going on now. One of the biggest announcements is the Toshiba Folio 100, an Android OS-based tablet with a 10-inch display.[...]

Hands On with the Nokia N8 and Acer Stream

Nokia has chosen to give the world its first chance to try out the Nokia N8 at IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show. Dragan Petrick put this high-end[...]

Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate To Launch Tomorrow

Verizon Wireless has just announced that the Android OS-powered Samsung Fascinate is going to debut Wednesday, September 8. This high-end smartphone will sport a 4-inch AM-OLED touchscreen and a 1[...]

HTC HD3 Uber-smartphone May Be Unveiled Next Week

The HTC HD3 will reportedly be officially announced next week, possibly setting a new standard for cutting-edge smartphones. It will supposedly have a 4.5-inch touchscreen and run Microsoft Windows Phone[...]

Samsung Fascinate

The Samsung Fascinate offers a 4-inch WVGA AM-OLED touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, and much more. This model includes 2 GB of internal storage and is bundled with[...]

BlackBerry Curve 3G

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is the latest iteration on this long-running line of consumer-oriented smartphones. This inexpensive device uses the typical BlackBerry design, and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, and[...]

Low-priced BlackBerry Curve 3G Now Available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA has just begun offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G. This inexpensive consumer-oriented smartphone sells for $80, uses the typical BlackBerry design, and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

Samsung Fascinate Launches from Verizon

Another high-end Android OS smartphone has been added to Verizon Wireless' line-up -- the Samsung Fascinate debuted this morning. It offers a 4-inch AM-OLED touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel[...]

HTC EVO 4G Sold Out Again… with One Exception

After over a month of being out of stock, Sprint recently got in a new shipment of the HTC EVO 4G... a shipment that sold out very quickly. Still, the[...]

HTC HD3 Windows Phone Might Be Headed for T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA is the only U.S. carrier offering the very high-end HTC HD2. An unconfirmed report indicates that it's also going to release the successor, the HD3, which is expected[...]

Apple iOS 4.1 Update Released for the iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has introduced a promised system software update for its smartphone and handheld. iOS 4.1 is the debut of this company's gaming-oriented social networking service, as well as other enhancements[...]

Android OS-powered T-Mobile G2 Formally Announced

T-Mobile has been teasing consumers with details of its next high-end smartphone, but today finally revealed virtually all the specifications for this device. The T-Mobile G2 is going to be[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Review

The Motorola Droid 2 is Verizon's replacement for the very popular original Droid. It has much in common with its predecessor, including a large touchscreen and sliding keyboard, but reviewer[...]

Brighthand Film Festival Zeros In on Mobile Marketing

TechnologyGuide and Brighthand will host the 2nd Brighthand Mobile Film Festival this October in San Francisco, as part of the CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010 event, showcasing the best and[...]

Apple iPod Touch (Gen 4)

This handheld computer sports many of the features that debuted in the iPhone 4, including a very high resolution display and dual cameras. It has 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 “Retina”[...]

Smartphones with 1.2 GHz Snapdragon Processors Expected Early Next Year

A number of current smartphones are based on 1 GHz processors from Qualcomm's Snapdragon series. Devices with faster chips from this series won't be available until the first quarter of[...]

T-Mobile G2 To Debut Next Month for $200

T-Mobile has officially unveiled its next Android OS smartphone, but has kept quiet on some of the most important details. The price and release date for the T-Mobile G2 has[...]

Apple’s Newest iPod touch Now Available

The fourth-generation iPod touch that was announced last week has begun shipping. This handheld computer sports many of the features that debuted in the iPhone 4, including a very high[...]

SoftMaker Office for Android OS in Development

SoftMaker is a long-standing developer of applications for working with Microsoft Office files. There are versions for a variety of platforms, and the company will soon add an Android OS[...]

Motorola Charm Has Already Had Its Price Cut

The Motorola Charm debuted at just $75 last month, but this smartphone is already available for less. It is a consumer-oriented Android OS-based device with a built-in keyboard and a[...]

Growing Evidence Points to a T-Mobile iPhone

Two recent reports indicate that T-Mobile USA could be getting the Apple iPhone before this year is out. These join a long strong of similar reports that seem to say[...]

T-Mobile G2 To Cost Less than Previously Thought

Last week, the retailer Best Buy revealed that it will be offering the T-Mobile G2 for $200 with a two-year contract. Today, however, rival Radio Shack has announced it will[...]

T-Mobile myTouch HD To Offer a Range of Cutting-Edge Features

Many more specifications on the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch HD have leaked out, showing that this will be a high-end model running the latest version of the Android OS on a[...]

Motorola Defy Announcement Catches Everyone by Surprise

The wraps have just come off the Motorola Defy, an upcoming Android OS smartphone that had somehow escaped the usual round of leaks and rumors preceding its announcement. This device[...]

Apple iPod touch (Gen 4) First-Look Review

The latest iPod touch is a significant upgrade in features, as it sports a very high resolution display and dual cameras. Jen Edwards brings us her first impressions of this[...]

Low-priced BlackBerry Curve 3G Coming to Verizon

Verizon Wireless will soon begin offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G. This very inexpensive consumer-oriented smartphone uses the typical BlackBerry design and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

LG Aims at First-Time Smartphone Buyers with Two Optimus Models

The LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic are an upcoming pair of Android OS 2.2-based devices created for those buying their first smartphone. They will include 3.2-inch, HVGA touchscreens[...]

Nokia E7: the New Flagship Symbian^3 Business Smartphone

The newly-announced Nokia E7 is squarely aimed at business users. This cutting-edge smartphone includes a 4-inch slide-and-tilt touchscreen, large keyboard, and the latest version of the Symbian OS.

Samsung Fascinate Available Practically Free for New Verizon Customers

The Samsung Fascinate launched last week. It normally sells for $200, but consumers willing to switch to Verizon Wireless to get this high-end Android OS smartphone can purchase it at[...]

DataViz Was Not Acquired by RIM, Still Working on iPhone, Android OS Software

Despite recent rumors to the contrary, an official DataViz spokesperson says that this well-known mobile app developer has not been acquired by RIM, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones.

HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z Officially Unveiled

HTC has just announced two high-end Android OS smartphones. Although they have similar names, these will have different designs. The Desire HD is going to be a tablet with a[...]

BlackBerry Curve 3G Headed for Sprint, Too

Sprint has added its name to the list of wireless carriers that will be offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G. This inexpensive consumer-oriented smartphone uses the typical BlackBerry design and sports[...]

Acer May Be Prepping Android OS-based Tablet Phone

Acer is reportedly working on a smartphone similar to the Dell Streak. This cutting-edge tablet phone will supposedly have a very large screen and run Google's Android OS.

HP Exec Promises a Wide Range of webOS Devices

Rahul Sood, the head of HP's gaming business, has become the company's chief evangelist for the webOS. He says HP "is committed to delivering webOS on a wide range of[...]

BlackBerry Fading Against Android OS and iPhone

BlackBerry is losing overall share in the smartphone market along with its long-time leadership spot in the business space, suggest major analysts, pinning the trend on factors ranging from a[...]

Verizon Won’t Offer Windows Phone 7 Devices until 2011

Verizon Wireless won't offer any models running Microsoft's new mobile operating system when it launches late this year, but will probably launch its first device based on Windows Phone 7[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Following months of leaks, speculation, teaser videos, unveilings, and hands-on reports, the full details of the Samsung Galaxy Tab have finally been revealed. This Android OS-based tablet computer is going[...]

HTC Droid Eris Won’t Get Android OS 2.2

Quite a few smartphones running Google's mobile operating system have received upgrades to the latest version, but Verizon's HTC Droid Eris isn't on this list. The carrier says that an[...]

AT&T’s 4G LTE Service Nearly a Year Away

AT&T has announced that it is going to start offering LTE service in mid-2011, putting it behind rival Verizon in deploying a fourth-generation cellular-wireless network.

Samsung Gives Peek at iTunes-Like Media Hub for Phones and Tablets

In rolling out its Galaxy Tab this week at a New York City launch event, Samsung also supplied more details about Media Hub, a new movie and TV entertainment service[...]

New iPhone App Allows Printing to Epson Wireless Printers

PrintJinni for Epson is a new app that allows Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users to print Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and JPEG files from an email account[...]

Motorola Droid Pro Worldphone Might Replace Droid 2

According to leaked information, Verizon Wireless is going to release a new version of the Motorola Droid 2 with support for making calls outside the U.S. An unconfirmed report says[...]

Samsung Epic 4G Gets New Media Hub

A new system software update for Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G gives this high-end Android OS smartphone support for the Media Hub, a movie and TV entertainment service that was unveiled[...]

Android OS and iPad Users Will Soon Be Able to Directly Edit Google Docs

Google announced today that many smartphone and tablet users will soon be able to edit the files stored in Google Docs, a free online word processor and spreadsheet app.

HTC HD7 Windows Phone Might Debut in Mid October

A document leaking out of a European wireless carrier indicates that the HTC HD7 is going to be released around the middle of next month. This is expected to be[...]

Nokia N8 Release Has Been Pushed Back

Nokia said today it is pushing back the release of its next high-end smartphone. The Nokia N8 was scheduled to debut at the end of this month, but this Symbian^3[...]

AT&T May Have Canceled the Motorola Flipout

AT&T never officially announced plans to offer the Motorola Flipout, but several unconfirmed reports indicated that it was going to release this inexpensive Android OS-based smartphone. New evidence has emerged[...]

Android OS-based HTC Lexikon Appears in a Leaked Image

A rendering has leaked out that shows the HTC Lexikon, a high-end smartphone reportedly heading for Verizon Wireless. This Android OS 2.2 model will apparently be a slider with much[...]

Motorola Droid X Finally Gets Long-Awaited Android OS 2.2 Upgrade

The Motorola Droid X's official upgrade to Android OS 2.2 is finally ready. Among other changes, the new version of Google's operating system adds support for Adobe Flash to this[...]

Details and Specs of the HTC Mozart Windows Phone Leak Out

It's no surprise that HTC is working on a model running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system, but this company has yet to officially unveil this device. Unofficial sources[...]

LG Vortex Could Be Verizon’s Version of the LG Optimus One Android OS Smartphone

The LG Optimus One is an inexpensive Android OS-powered smartphone that was officially unveiled last week. According to an unconfirmed report, this entry-level model is going to be released by[...]

Nokia Hires American Execs, but Will That Be Enough to Raise Smartphone Sales?

In efforts to build its worldwide smartphone market share, Nokia has added two North Americans to its top management ranks, including its new CEO. Will these moves succeed, or will[...]

Samsung Fascinate Gets System Software Update

Verizon Wireless has released an update for the operating system on the Samsung Fascinate. This brings a number of small improvements and bug fixes, but the much-anticipated upgrade to Android[...]

Android OS 2.2 Upgrade for Samsung Epic 4G, Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate Scheduled for Next Month

All of the top U.S. wireless carriers offer versions of the Android OS-based Samsung Galaxy S, though under different names. No matter what the name, Samsung says that upgrades to[...]

HTC HD7 Schematic Appears on the Web

A schematic of the HTC HD7 has leaked out, giving the world its first look at this upcoming model based on Microsoft Windows Phone 7. The smartphone will reportedly have[...]

Samsung Captivate System Software Update Fixes its GPS Woes

AT&T's Samsung Captivate is getting an updated version of its system software. This deals with a bug in the GPS software and also offers some other improvements, including a full[...]

Dropbox for BlackBerry Released, Versions for iPhone and Android OS Updated

Dropbox is a free online file storage service. An app that gives BlackBerry users access has just been released, and the versions for devices running Apple iOS and Google Android[...]

Dell Streak Tablet Phone Headed for Best Buy Stores

The Dell Streak is currently available only from its maker's website, but that's going to change next month, when this Android OS-based tablet phone will go on sale in Best[...]

iPhone for Verizon and/or Sprint Apparently On Track for January Release

A version of the Apple iPhone with support for the CDMA wireless standard is reportedly moving closer to release. An analyst reports that this device -- which could be for[...]

HTC HD7 Windows Phone’s Full Specifications List and Images Come to Light

The HTC HD7 is shaping up to be the flagship device running Microsoft Windows Phone 7, especially now that a nearly complete list of its features and a few images[...]

Motorola Droid 2 World Edition To Sport a 1.2 GHz Processor

Verizon is reportedly set to introduce a version of the Motorola Droid 2 with support for making calls outside the U.S. A new report indicates that this model is going[...]

Pre-Paid Carrier MetroPCS Beats Verizon and AT&T to 4G LTE

With 4G services just launched in Las Vegas, a small prepaid wireless provider named MetroPCS has beaten Verizon Wireless and AT&T out the door as the first U.S. carrier to[...]

New Versions of Gmail for Android OS No Longer Require System Software Updates

Google has released a new version of Gmail which Android OS users can download and install. Previously, users had to wait for new versions of the operating system to come[...]

Motorola Droid X Now Immediately Available, No Longer Backordered

Ever since the Motorola Droid X debuted in July, those wanting to purchase this high-end Android OS smartphone have faced a long wait. But not any more.

T-Mobile G2 Can Now Be Pre-ordered

T-Mobile USA has just begun allowing its current customers to place pre-orders for its next Android OS smartphone. The T-Mobile G2 is going to be a slider with a large[...]

Verizon CEO Throws Cold Water on iPhone Rumors

There have been persistent rumors that the Apple iPhone is going to be released by Verizon Wireless early next year. The CEO of this carrier, however, says that his company[...]

Facebook Denies Building a Phone, Admits Work with INQ Mobile

While denying earlier this week that it is "building a phone," Facebook has acknowledged that it is working with INQ Mobile on "deep integration" between mobile phone and social networking[...]

Will Apple’s iOS and Mac OS X Remain Separate?

Does Apple really need to keep maintaining separate operating systems, one for iPhones and iPads and the other for notebook and desktop computers? Will Apple merge iOS with Mac OS[...]

BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell Phone Gets FCC Approval

The BlackBerry 9670 will supposedly be RIM's first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. A device matching this description has received approval from the FCC, a necessary[...]

Motorola Droid R2-D2 Launching Sept. 29 at Midnight

Verizon Wireless is going to have a midnight launch for the special R2-D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2. This will have a look that matches the lovable robot from[...]

T-Mobile G2 Can Be Pre-ordered at Well Below the Official Price

The official price for the T-Mobile G2 is $200 with contract, but the online retailer Wirefly is beating that price by $50 for new T-Mobile subscribers. This Android OS smartphone[...]

BlackBerry Curve 3G Now Available from Sprint

Sprint has just become the thirst U.S. wireless carrier to introduce the BlackBerry Curve 3G, an inexpensive consumer-oriented smartphone uses the typical BlackBerry design and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi,[...]

Windows Phone 7 Launching in Europe on Oct. 11, U.S. Debut Coming a Month Later

Microsoft is holding a press event in London on Oct. 11, which could be the launch date for the first devices running Microsoft Windows Phone 7 in Europe. A U.S.[...]

HP Prepping a Followup for the Palm Pre

A quality assurance company based in Europe says that a new webOS-based device is coming from HP which will probably be the replacement for the aging Palm Pre.

Motorola Droid R2-D2 Looks Quite a Bit Like the Lovable Astromech

Verizon Wireless has just released the first official images of the special R2-D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2. The casing has been designed to match the character from Star[...]

Samsung Fascinate Review

The Samsung Fascinate is the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S. This Android OS smartphone features a Super AMOLED touchscreen and a 1 GHz processor. Antoine R.J. Wright has taken[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Unveiled

RIM has just unveiled the PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet (1024 x 600) that will sport a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a new BlackBerry Tablet OS[...]

Talk to Me Classic for Android OS Review

Talk to Me Classic is a translation application for Android OS able to take text and voice input and speak the translated language. Antoine Wright brings us a review of[...]

Verizon Prepping the HTC Merge Android OS Slider

A version of the recently-announced HTC Desire Z is reportedly going to be released by Verizon Wireless as the HTC Merge. This high-end Android OS smartphone will apparently be a[...]

Future BlackBerry Smartphones To Be Based on QNX OS

The newly-announced BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will run a version of the QNX operating system, and a high-level executive revealed today that future BlackBerry smartphones will also use this same OS.

Verizon’s HTC Merge To Be Based on the HTC Lexikon

Recently, an unconfirmed report indicated that Verizon Wireless is readying the HTC Merge, a high-end slider smartphone running Google's Android OS. It now appears that this model will be based[...]

BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is an inexpensive consumer-oriented smartphone that uses the typical BlackBerry design and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Shaun Mahal brings us this review.

T-Mobile G2

The T-Mobile G2 has a 3.7-inch, WVGA touchscreen, an optical touchpad, and landscape-oriented keyboard. Rather than sliding, the keyboard swivels out on the “Z Hinge”. As an Android OS-based smartphone[...]

T-Mobile G2 Now Arriving on Consumers’ Doorsteps

The official launch date for the T-Mobile G2 isn't until October 6, but many of those who pre-ordered this high-end Android OS smartphone have already received it. The carrier is[...]

Verizon’s Samsung Continuum Might Sport Two Displays

Verizon Wireless is supposedly prepping yet another Android OS-based smartphone. Details on the Samsung Continuum are few and far between, but one important one has leaked out: this model will[...]