Analysis 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Analysis Articles for 2011

Creating Apps Without Coding

In his latest column, our European correspondent Dragan Petric takes a look at several options that allow non-programmers to create smartphone software, and also considers how this is going to[...]

Can Nokia Win the Smartphone War?

Nokia has been the king of the world handset market for almost as long as anyone can remember, but recently its crown has begun to slip. In his latest column,[...]

12 Cool Smartphone Apps for Job Finding, This Summer or Any Time

Looking for a new job is never as easy as a walk on the beach. In increasing numbers, though, apps are cropping up that let you manage your job hunt,[...]

10 Cool Business Apps for iPhones and Android OS Phones

Here are ten of the coolest apps for taking care of business while you're on the go, whether you're using an iPhone or an Android-based device.

Mango To Sweeten Microsoft’s Smartphone Chances: 10 Reasons Why

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 still faces a long catch-up game against the Android OS and Apple's iOS, but a future update code-named "Mango" with 500 new features now gives Microsoft[...]

We Shouldn’t Ban Cell Phones in Cars, We Should Ban Drivers

Although the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants a complete ban on using a cell phone for any reason while driving, Brighthand's Site Editor has a a better suggestion: let's[...]

Shenzhen, the Chinese Silicon Valley, Home to Brilliant Smartphone Designs and Cheap Knock-offs

Our European correspondent has returned from Shenzhen, China. A small fishing village just three decades ago, it has metamorphosed into a megalopolis with over 10 million residents.

App Stores Matter in Buying a Smartphone

Anyone can use a smartphone for phone calling, texting, and browsing the Web. Yet, what sets smartphones apart from usually cheaper featurephones is in their ability to run apps that[...]

With HP Out of the Running, Can Anyone Compete with Android and iPhone?

In his latest "From the Editors Desk" column, Ed Hardy discusses why HP was forced to end its plans to release phones and tablets based on the webOS, and what[...]

With Steve Jobs Passing, Apple Looks to New Leadership

With the passing of Steve Jobs, two men who previously worked behind the scenes have been thrust into the limelight: the new CEO Tim Cook, and the head of product[...]

Low-Priced iPhone Accessories Are Great as Holiday Gifts, or Any Time

While doing your holiday shopping this year, take a look at some fun and/or practical camera accessories, docking stations, chargers, and other iPhone add-ons, each priced $15 to $130.[...]

25 Top Gadget Add-Ons for iPhones, iPads, PCs, and Android Devices

Still doing last-minute shopping? Technology Guide has put together 25 gift suggestions for accessories you can get for someone on your list who has a smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Top 10 Smartphones This Holiday Shopping Season

There are a lot of great phones available, and finding the right one for the student, busy executive, or soccer mom in your life can be a challenge. In hopes[...]

Big Wins and Epic Fails in the 2011 Smartphone Market

Looking back over 2011, there have been some spectacular failures, but some big successes, too. The Brighthand editorial staff considers the previous 12 months and picks the winners and losers,[...]

Googorola: Google’s Motorola Acquisition a Case of Deja Apple?

Analyst Mike Grant points out that Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility could lead to the company becoming more like Apple, a vertical business that produces its own hardware and the[...]

China Looms as a Smartphone Superpower

China is a vast and as-yet undeveloped market where making tremendous profit is possible. It is also able to aggressively compete on the world market. Brighthand's European corespondent brings us[...]

Google’s Purchase of Motorola Mobility Is All About Patents

The biggest news in the smartphone world this week was Google's announcement that it is buying Motorola Mobility. Brighthand Site Editor Ed Hardy weighs in on this issue to point[...]