September 2013 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for September 2013. 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 2013

Below are the 39 SmartPhone articles for September of 2013

Microsoft Acquires Most of Nokia

In what comes as little surprise to most people who keep an eye on such things, Microsoft has acquired Nokia's hardware division in a deal worth more than $7 billion.

Apple Set to Reveal iPhone 5S and 5C at Sept. 10 Scheduled Event

Apple is officially set to host a press event on September 10 where the company is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and 5C.

Google Announces the Next Iteration of its Mobile OS Android 4.4 KitKat

Google introduces the newest iteration of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 (KitKat).

HTC Introduces Desire 601 and Desire 300 at IFA

HTC introduces the Desire 601 and Desire 300, two affordable handsets that offer many of the features offered from the manufacturer's high-end line.

This is the Google Nexus 5

In a video showing off the Android 4.4 KitKat statue placed on Google's campus, they also showed off the next-generation Nexus phone.

Alcatel Introduces the One Touch Hero and One Touch Idol Alpha Smartphones

Alcatel introduced four new phones as part of its One Touch line at IFA 2013.

Sony Xperia Z1 Official: 1080p, Snapdragon 800, Waterproof, G-Lens Camera

Just days before IFA kicks off, Sony has announced the new Xperia Z1 flagship smartphone. Powered by Android 4.2.2, the Xperia Z1 packs in some of the best technology you[...]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 3 – the Phablet Reigns Supreme

Samsung unveiled the much-awaited Galaxy Note 3, today, the third generation of the phablet line that started it all. Notable specs include a 1080p, SuperAMOLED display, quad-core processors, 3GB of[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Preview: Return of the King

Samsung returns to the Note line with a 1080p SuperAMOLED display and added S Pen functionality.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Preview: The Wrong Time?

Samsung offers its first attempt at wearable technology with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch - beating suspected competitors, like Apple and Google, to the punch.

ASUS Unveils New 6-inch, 7-inch Fonepad Phablets

As IFA begins in Germany, ASUS revealed new updates to its Fonepad lineup, bringing Intel's new Atom to their smartphone lineup

LG G2 Heading to Sprint with Pre-Orders Starting on Oct. 11

Sprint announces that it will begin accepting pre-orders for the LG G2 on October 11 for $200 with a two-year contract.

Take an Early Look at the Apple iPhone 5C in Action (video)

The wraps are coming off the iPhone 5C tomorrow for real, but we know some of you just can't wait. So here's Apple's next colorful smartphone in all its glory...[...]

ZTE N800 Shocker Comes to Virgin Mobile as the AWE, Costs $99

Virgin Mobile has added the affordable ZTE Shocker to its lineup of devices, offering a new lower-end option for users looking to save some cash.

Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini First Look

Brighthand has two of Motorola's hot new smartphones, the Droid Mini and Droid Ultra, in for testing. Here are some of our first thoughts on the new Verizon flagship handsets.

Apple Store Goes Down as the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Approach

As is standard for Apple events, the company has taken down their online store in preparation for releasing new products.

Apple Announces iPhone 5C

Apple unveils its new colorful iPhone 5C variant alongside the company's flagship iPhone 5S.

Apple Announces iPhone 5S

Apple unveils the latest iteration of its flagship handset complete with larger screen and improved specs.

Apple Sets September 18 as iOS 7 Release Date

While Apple didn't release iOS 7 this week, the release date is known. Starting Sept. 18, users will be able to download the new OS and its more than 200[...]

VIDEO: Nokia Lumia 820 Hands On Preview

Brighthand quickly previews the Nokia Lumia 820.

VIDEO: Blackberry Q10 Hands On Preview

We recently got our hands on the Blackberry Q10. Check out our first impressions below!

VIDEO: BlackBerry Z10 Review

Watch our video to get a quick look at what Brighthand thought about the BlackBerry Z10.

Future Samsung Galaxy Products will Offer 64-bit Processors

Samsung mobile head JK Shin assures consumers that future Galaxy products will offer 64-bit processors.

5-inch BlackBerry Z30 Launching Soon in Asia, Next Month in US?

BlackBerry's attempt at the extra large phone market, the Z30, is rumored to launch later this week, but can it succeed where other BB10 handsets have failed?

Buying an iPhone 5S? Get up Early

Hoping to pick up the new Apple iPhone 5s this Friday? Better set your alarm clocks, as it looks like supplies of the new model will be hard to come[...]

Google to Offer YouTube Download Option for Offline Viewing

This fall, Google is promising an update to its mobile YouTube apps that might help users with bandwidth caps keep from paying extra fees.

LG Teases Vu 3 with Semi-Transparent Quick View Cases

LG teases its upcoming Vu 3 handset with a pair of semi-transparent quick view cases.

Motorola Droid Ultra Review

Moto's Droid Ultra is Verizon's latest flagship, and virtually identical to the vaunted Moto X. It's a bit bigger, however, with a 5-inch display. So, what's so great?

Mozilla Shows Off Firefox OS & Smartphones in New York City

Apps built into the ZTE and Alcatel phones include Facebook, SMS, Video Player, Music, and much more. Mozilla also gave peeks at Firefox Marketplace and Adaptive App Search.

Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones, Sets New Record

Many wondered if splitting the iPhone lineup in two would impact sales - and it seems like it has: Apple set itself a new record for first weekend device sales,[...]

BlackBerry Postpones BBM For Android & iPhone, Blaming Leak

Instead of releasing the app this past weekend, BlackBerry has delayed the release indefinitely, due to issues caused by the leak of an old version to file sharing sites.

3DMark for iOS Lets You Compare Apples to Androids

Futuremark recently released the iOS version of their popular graphics benchmarking app 3DMark to go along with the Android version which has been available since April.

FAA to Allow Smartphones, eReaders, Tablets During Take-Off

Tired of putting away your eReader or smartphone for take off, just to pull it back out minutes later? Good news: it seems like the FAA is, too.

Samsung ATIV S Neo: In Need of Service

The Samsung ATIV S Neo, one of Sprint's two Windows Phone 8 debut devices, is a solid offering that's being held back by its network.

How to Keep Your Smartphone Safe

It's a dangerous world out there for smartphones and tablets. Follow these tips though, and your device -- and the personal information aboard it -- just might have a fighting[...]

10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Working On the Go

Like just about everyone else, you're probably using your iPhone or Android phone as a tool for both work and play. Here are ten essential apps for working on the[...]

Is Verizon Letting Upgrade Customers Keep Unlimited Data?

There are reports coming out that Verizon may have changed its policy on upgrades - and let some customers keep their treasured unlimited data plans.

Ads Coming to Mobile Gmail Clients on Android

While Google has been serving up ads to Gmail web users for a long time, mobile customers have been exempt. That's about to change.

Sony to Launch Xperia Z1 Mini (Z1 f) with Snapdragon 800, 20.7MP Camera

According to some leaked spec sheets, Sony's looking to fix one of the common complaints of the Android ecosystem - no high-end compact phones. The unreleased Xperia Z1 f is[...]