September 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for September 2012. 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 2012

Below are the 101 SmartPhone articles for September of 2012

Apple and Google CEO in Talks, Could a Compromise be Near?

With a major victory behind him, it appears Apple CEO Tim Cook is ready to put his weapons down, or at least begin talks to find a resolution, as he[...]

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Could Land at Verizon this Week

It looks like another Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be landing at Verizon Wireless, though the Galaxy Stallar won't offer all the bells and whistles like Sammy's latest flagship model, the[...]

Samsung Makes Smartphones Safer for Driving with Drive Link App

Samsung has just announced a new in-car smartphone application that aims to make roadways a little safer by eliminating a cluttered interface, making handsets running the platform ideal for quick[...]

Horn for iOS Review: This Game Will Blow You Away

Horn is an ambitious game title for Apple iOS mobile devices. Does it really create a full-fledged gaming experience on the iPhone?

IBM’s Rumored RIM Takeover: The End of BlackBerry?

RIM's problems can come across like a soap opera. IBM might be BlackBerry's white night, or its final death knell.

Nokia Launches Free Music Streaming Service

Nokia Lumia owners now have exclusive access to Nokia Music, a no-cost, advertisement-free music streaming app currently featuring over 150 playlists that just launched today.

LG Intuition Taking Its 5-Inch Screen Exclusively to Verizon

LG and Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Intuition. The 5-inch handset will be available exclusively at Verizon Wireless.

AT&T Getting Sony Xperia T Cutting-Edge Android Smartphone

A retailer in the U.K. has let slip that the recently-announced Sony Xperia T is on the way to the U.S. courtesy of AT&T.

Apple Sets Sights on Banning Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note

Just days after a decisive court victory over Samsung, Apple has filed a new claim with the U.S. District Court of Northern California, accusing some of Samsung's newest smartphones and[...]

AT&T’s Android-Powered Pantech Flex Targets First-Time Smartphone Users

One of the nation's largest wireless carriers is trying to gain traction among first-time smartphone adopters, as AT&T will soon release an entry-level budget Android phone designed to make the[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR M

This model has a feature-set typical of its mid-range price. It has an average-size screen, 4G LTE, dual cameras, etc. Like all smartphones with the “Droid” name, it is exclusively[...]

OfficeSuite Pro Review: Great Office Compatibility

With its elegant design and cool feature set, OfficeSuite Pro 6 manages to impress, even in a competitive field. Read the full review of the Android OS edition.

Almost Confirmed: Apple’s Next Smartphone Will Be Named the ”iPhone 5”

Apple has sent out invitations to an event next week. While these don't explicitly state that the company is going to be unveiling a new smartphone, they drop a very[...]

Nokia Announces Its First Windows 8 Phones: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Nokia has just taken the wraps off its new line of Windows 8 phones with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. In addition to the upcoming version of Microsoft's[...]

Motorola Unveils Trio of Droids, Including Droid RAZR M, Droid RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX

Motorola Mobility has updated its Verizon Wireless smartphone offerings with three models, in the biggest product announcement since the company was acquired by Google in May. The Droid RAZR M[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III Video Review

The Samsung Galaxy S III is feature rich and has a great design. With an amazing display and superb performance, take a look at our Hands On Video Preview with[...]

T-Mobile Launches Truly Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan

Staying true to its word, T-Mobile has introduced a truly unlimited 4G data plan across the country, targeting consumers tired of paying for tiered data from larger carriers like Verizon[...]

Nokia Lumia 920 & Lumia 820 Preview

Nokia came to NYC with Microsoft to show off their recently-announced Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices, and they did not disappoint.

Samsung Galaxy Stellar

Verizon’s latest addition to its Galaxy offerings is an entry-level device that has a generally bare-bones featureset and a low, low, low pricetag: free with contract. Still, it supports 4G[...]

LG Intuition

Because of its 5-inch display, the Intuition skirts the line between smartphone and tablet. Like many phablets, it comes with a stylus.

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G QWERTY Smartphone Headed to T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has been officially given a launch date, or rather a loose launch time frame. The new Galaxy QWERTY-enabled (keyboard) handset with Android 4.0 is[...]

Verizon Introduces Samsung Galaxy Stellar; Free with Contract

Verizon Wireless has begun offering the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, bringing Big Red's customers an entry-level smartphone alternative to the high-priced handsets that currently swamp the market.

LG Intuition Super-Size Smartphone Debuts from Verizon

The LG Intuition, which is now available from Verizon, is a device that's a bit ahead of the curve. Smartphones have been getting steadily larger, and the Intuition has embraced[...]

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G Get Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Upgrade

Two of Sprint's smartphones from the Nexus series have received their coveted upgrades to the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus[...]

The Pulse: Samsung-Apple Patent Ruling Fires Up Forum Discussions

The Brighthand and TabletPCReview discussion forums have been buzzing after a U.S. court decided in favor of Apple in a patent infringement suit with Samsung.

VIDEO: Nokia Lumia 920 Hands On Preview

Want to learn more about the Nokia Lumia 920? Watch our video preview!

Coming iPhone 5 Release Creates Intro Frenzy for Smartphone Makers

With Apple's next smartphone expected to be unveiled next Thursday, many developers made their announcements this week to avoid getting overshadowed. Before they get lost in the shuffle, here are[...]

J.D. Power: Apple iPhone Takes Top Honor in Customer Satisfaction Once Again

Apple will have to make room for another award on its mantle, as the company's iPhone clinched the top spot in the most recent J.D. Power and Associates survey for[...]

Samsung Boasts 20 Million Galaxy S III Units Sold in 100 Days

Samsung has sold more than 20 million units of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, just 100 days after releasing the device in May. With record numbers, the[...]

Feds Shut Down Three Bogus Android App Stores Full of Malware

Federal investigators recently shut down three Android software online stores, alleging the sites were illegally distributing copyrighted software, and were loaded with malware.

Apple iPhone 5 to Offer Global 4G LTE Support

With Apple holding a special event this week, where the company is likely to unveil the sixth-generation iPhone, the rumor mill is in overdrive regarding this highly-speculated smartphone, with the[...]

HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 Image and Specs Leak

An image and rumored specs for the HTC 8X, the company's first Windows Phone 8 device, have leaked via Twitter prior to the phone's expected reveal on September 19.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Could Be Headed for all Major U.S. Carriers

The recently-announced Samsung Galaxy Note II is definitely headed for the U.S. -- the question is which carriers will be offering it? According to one source, the answer is "all[...]

LG Escape Rumored to be Heading to AT&T

The details on LG's next handset, the LG Escape, have been hared via via Twitter. In addition to the smartphone's specs, it was revealed that this model appears to be[...]

T-Mobile Announces QWERTY-Enabled Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Price, Release Date

After unveiling it last week, T-Mobile has revealed more details on the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, an Android-powered handset equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that will hit shelves[...]

T-Mobile Actively Wooing iPhone Users

Apple is not going to add T-Mobile to the list of carriers that can offer the iPhone, but that's not stopping this carrier from doing everything it can to bring[...]

Nokia City Lens Augmented-Reality App Out of Beta, Available for Download

Nokia City Lens, an app from the Finnish phone maker that lets users look around using the camera to find nearby places of interest, is out of beta and now[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Preview

Samsung is back with the S Pen for the Galaxy Note II, a bigger, faster, and more powerful sequel to the original Samsung Galaxy Note, a surprise hit in early[...]

Apple iPhone 5: What to Expect

The wait is almost over -- the wraps are going to come off the iPhone 5 tomorrow. But if you can't wait, here's a sneak preview of what Apple's next[...]

New YouTube App Released for iPhone

Google decided to not wait until the release of iOS 6 to introduce a stand-alone YouTube app for the iPhone. It's available now.

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S III Preview

Brighthand got a preview of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Samsung Galaxy S III’s Upgrade to Android 4.1 Coming Next Month

Samsung has committed to offering an upgrade to Android 4.1 for its popular Samsung Galaxy S III at some point next month.

U.S. Cellular Extends Android Offerings with LG Splendor

LG and US Cellular have come together to announce the availability of the LG Splendor on the carrier?s network, a new Android-powered smartphone that costs just $80 after a $100[...]

Sources: Windows Phone 8 Not Finished

The release of Windows Phone 8 has been pushed from a previously planned timeframe of early October to October 29, effectively delaying the launch of devices with the new OS[...]

Amazon Offering Samsung Galaxy S III for Half Price

The 16GB model of the Samsung Galaxy S III is currently on sale on Amazon, going for half price at $100 with a new two-year contract.

Google Touts 500 Million Android Activations

Google can now boast that it has breached the 500 million mark! They now have over half a billion Android device activations, with 1.3 million smartphones and tablets added every[...]

Apple iPhone 5 To Be Bigger and Faster

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage today to announce the much-anticipated iPhone 5. This model is going to be the company's first with 4G LTE and a 4.0-inch[...]

Apple iOS 6 Upgrade Set to Release Sept. 19

Apple showcased its new system software upgrade for the iPhone today, iOS 6. This will sport over 200 new features, along with a cornucopia of enhancements. Here is what users[...]

Apple iPod touch with Larger Screen and Siri Coming, Too

Almost lost in the ruckus surrounding the announcement of the iPhone 5 was the unveiling of a new iPod touch. As always, this handheld will be very similar to[...]

StubHub To Enhance Its Mobile Apps for Ticket Sales to Music Concerts & Sports Events

New features in StubHub will include "interactive walkthroughs" of stadiums, plus the ability to invite friends to events. Some day, you might be able to order pretzels.

Samsung May Sue to Block the Release of the Apple iPhone 5

A fresh battle in the cut-throat patent wars between Samsung and Apple could break out soon. Industry sources indicate that the S. Korean company is going to try to block[...]

Windows Phone 8 Software Development Tools Only Going Out to Select Developers

Microsoft is getting ready to release the software development kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8 prior to the official release of the OS, but only to a select few developers.

Verizon Wireless Will Offer FaceTime on All Data Plans

Verizon Wireless announced that it will be including FaceTime, Apple's video-calling feature, over its cellular networks across all data plans. This is a stark contrast from AT&T, which is requiring[...]

HTC One X+ Appears at FCC Headed for a Release

In the past few months the HTC One X+ has changed names and been the center of a great deal of rumors, but now it appears that the long-awaited phone[...]

Apple iPhone 5 Gets a Micro-USB Port, Thanks to New Adapter

The new dock connector on the Apple iPhone 5, called the Lightning, can be converted to a micro-USB port thanks to a newly-unveiled adapter that's currently on sale, but only[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Video Preview

Up close and personal with the Samsung Galaxy Note II: Phone or Tablet? TechnologyGuide Chief Editor Jamison Cush meets with Ryan Bidan, Samsung's Mobile Director of Product Marketing,[...]

How To Get an Apple iPhone 5 as Soon as Possible

Apple's next flagship smartphone is going to be up for pre-order tomorrow. We have some tips for those who want to be among the first to get their hands on[...]

Samsung and Sprint Announce Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

Samsung and Sprint announced a new mid-range Android smartphone today, the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, which goes on sale at the end of the week for $100.

Apple iPhone 5 Can Be Pre-ordered Now from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

Apple's next flagship smartphone went on sale early this morning, and it's clearly selling well -- Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint still have enough of a stockpile that units pre-ordered now[...]

HP Getting Back into the Smartphone Business

HP's CEO says her company is working on a smartphone. HP hasn't had one to offer since it shut down production of webOS-based devices last year.

Pre-Paid Apple iPhone 5 Heading to Cricket Earlier than Expected

The pay as you go no-contract carrier will be offering the iPhone 5 much earlier than expected. Starting Sept. 28 consumers will be able to purchase the iPhone from Cricket[...]

Firefox OS for Smartphones Set to Release Early 2013

At this week's Mobile 2.0 conference, Mozilla did a presentation/re-introducing the Firefox OS. The soon-to-be-released smartphone operating system also acquired a loose release window: early 2013.

Apple Smartphone Owners Flood Recycle Sites in Wake of iPhone 5 Launch

In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, owners of previous Apple smartphones are clamoring to recycle their old handsets. A new report finds record-breaking iPhone trade-ins.

Apple iPhone 5 Breaks 24-Hour Pre-order Record

The next-generation iPhone went on sale on Friday, and within 24 hours had already passed the two-million mark. The device is selling faster than its predecessor did.

Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy Note II Rumored to Launch Oct. 21

Two of AT&T's upcoming flagship devices, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II, are slated to be released on October 21, according to an inside source.

ITC Rules in Favor of Apple: The iPhone 5 Will Release Unimpeded (For Now)

On Friday, an ITC Judge ruled in favor of Apple, stating that the tech company did not violate some of Samsung's patents. Samsung's claim included a number of Apple's key[...]

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

The Motorola Photon Q is Sprint's latest smartphone to take aim at business travelers and frequent emailers. Brighthand investigates how well it holds up.

HTC One X 5 Phablet Photo and Specs Leaked

The speculation around HTC's upcoming phablet dubbed HTC One X 5 just got more interesting, thanks to some photos and leak today. The leak shows the 5-inch handset along with[...]

Telenav Brings Turn-by-Turn Directions to Android with Scout App

Telenav has kept true to its word about releasing an Android version of its location-based navigation and discovery app, announcing that Scout for Android 1.2 is now available, bringing Car[...]

Motorola RAZR i: Android Smartphone Powered by 2GHz Intel Processor

Motorola has unveiled the RAZR i, a smartphone with a 2GHz Intel processor. When it is released in Europe early next month it will be among the first Android models[...]

New Photos of the BlackBerry L-Series Surface

The BlackBerry L-Series Resurfaces today as another photo leaks. Unfortunately there is little to no information that accompanies the pair of photos, but one thing is for certain the new[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II U.S. Launch Details Revealed

There are many questions about the Samsung Galaxy Note II U.S. launch, and now we know the answer to some of them. Sort of.

LG Confirms Optimus G U.S. Release, Coming in Q4

The recently-unveiled, quad-core LG Optimus G smartphone has now been confirmed for a release in the United States in the fourth quarter of this year.

HTC Announces Windows Phone 8X and 8S, Out in November

HTC announced its first two Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S, at an event in New York today, which featured an appearance from[...]

Apple iOS 6 Upgrade Now Available for iPhone and iPod touch Users

After touting its next generation operating system at last week's iPhone 5 event, Apple has finally launched iOS 6, bringing over 200 new features, including a completely restructured Maps application[...]

Microsoft SkyDrive for Android Review

With its new SkyDrive for Android app, Microsoft is sliding into a mobile online storage arena dominated so far by Dropbox and SugarSync. Read the full review.

How To Bring Google Maps Back to Your iPhone

One of the major changes in iOS 6 is the switch from Google Maps to one built by Apple itself. There is an option for those who prefer Google's mapping[...]

Apple iOS 6 for iPhone Review

Apple's new operating system isn't going to blow you away, but it does promise a serviceable upgrade that brings a greater level of utility to your iPhone.

Apple iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 sports a number of improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. The major highlights of the device include a larger 4-inch display, a fast A6 processor (which[...]

Apple iPhone 5: Launch Day

The nearly year-long wait for the Apple iPhone 5 is over: this smartphone went on sale early this morning. And those who had pre-ordered it have begun receiving this hot[...]

In Response to Apple Maps Poor Performance, Google Reportedly to Offer Alternative

The new Apple-run Map system in iOS 6 has been offering a great deal of misinformation. In light of this, Google is reportedly developing a Google Maps app for the[...]

New Study Shows Mobile Phone Owners Pay More For Service Plans Than Groceries

With smartphones becoming a fixed feature in most people?s lives, a new study takes a look at how much it really costs to stay connected, finding that nearly half of[...]

Samsung Ready for Another Legal Rumble With Apple

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung will certainly be busy. Just as Apple is preparing to go to court to demand damages for the patent infringement suit it won last month,[...]

Apple iPhone 5: Should You Upgrade?

Apple's latest smartphone is now available, and around the world, owners of previous versions are asking themselves, "should I get the new model?" We're here to help.

Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” Brings Tasty New Treats to Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus

After months of waiting, Verizon owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are finally getting a taste of Android 4.1 (AKA Jelly Bean), as the carrier has announced an over-the-air system[...]

Android 4.1 Upgrade Starts Going Out to the Samsung Galaxy S III

An upgrade to Google's latest operating system version has started going out to Samsung's flagship smartphone. Still, it will be some time before everyone who has a Samsung Galaxy S[...]

Apple Sold Over 5 Million iPhone 5 Units on Launch Weekend

Apple's new smartphones typically sell well in the first few days they are available, and the iPhone 5 was no exception. Apple revealed that it sold over five million units[...]

LG Optimus Vu II Super-Size Smartphone Specs Leaked

Information on the LG Optimus Vu II leaked today, revealing an image and a number of specs. The original was LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note, and it looks[...]

Samsung Details Smartphones Set to Receive Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Upgrade

While there are already some Samsung smartphones that operate on Android 4.1 such as the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung's move to update the Galaxy S III truly marks the beginning for[...]

Google Denies Rumors It’s Bringing Its Maps App Back to the iPhone

After Apple put its own mapping app in iOS 6 -- resulting in loud complaints -- it was rumored that Google Maps may be making a return to the iPhone.[...]

Apple iPhone 5 Review: Bigger and Better

The latest smartphone from Apple brings a larger display, faster processor, and quicker wireless access. How does it stack up in the real world?

AT&T Subscribers Prefer iPhones, While Verizon Customers Go With Android

As the smartphone race heats up, the fight for first is commonly ranked in terms of operating system market share, with Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS taking the top[...]

Google Play Rings in 25 Billion Downloads, Thanks Users with Serious Discounts on Android Apps

Google Play has a reason to celebrate today, as the store for apps and media surpassed the 25 billion downloads mark and is sharing the wealth with users by offering[...]

Apple Taking Pre-Orders for iPod touch, Still No Specific Release Date in Sight

Two weeks after unveiling the latest edition of its popular touchscreen handheld, Apple is taking pre-orders of the latest iPod touch but the company is only giving a vague release[...]

Apple iPhone 5 Faster Than First Thought

Apple doesn't disclose many of the important details on its smartphones. That's why it wasn't until after the iPhone 5 had been released that third-party testing could reveal the processor[...]

Redbox Instant Video Streaming Service To Launch by Christmas

Brighthand's sister site Tablet PC Review has a news article on Redbox Instant, an upcoming subscription service that promises streaming, movie sales, and rentals, as well as DVDs from[...]

Samsung Galaxy Music Revealed: Meant for Music Lovers

Samsung recently let slip that it is working on a smartphone named the Galaxy Music. While little was known about the handset at the time of the slip, the Internet[...]

Tim Cook Apologizes for Problems with Apple Maps

Tim Cook CEO Apple has written a letter apologizing for the current problems plaguing Apple Maps. What does this mean for the future of Apple Maps?

AT&T Commits To a Trio of Android Smartphones, Including the Samsung Galaxy Note II

AT&T has announced the impending arrival of three new Android smartphones from Samsung on its 4G LTE network, including the Galaxy Note II.

Video of RIM’s QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Leaks

A video what is supposedly the N Series, part of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 line, has leaked put for the first time. This handset will be part of the BlackBerry[...]

Firefox OS Projected to Snag 1% of Smartphone Market in 2013

Mozilla's smartphone operating system will be open-sourced, and is designed to increase performance on entry-level devices -- a market currently dominated by Android. It is expected to capture 1%[...]