BlackBerry 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular BlackBerry Articles for 2011

BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review: The Best BlackBerry Yet

The new BlackBerry OS 7 is here in the form of the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Is RIM showing us something new and different, or are you better off waiting for[...]

BlackBerry Torch 9850 Review: No Keyboard? No Problem

With the BlackBerry Torch 9850, RIM is reaching out to smartphone buyers who prefer large screens instead of physical keyboards. Grant Hatchimonji reviews this mid-range model, which is offered by[...]

The Best Smartphones for College Students

Just about every student wants a smartphone, and rightly so -- a good phone can keep them on track balancing their classes and social life, and also keep them in[...]

RIM Confirms BlackBerry Bold 9900 Power Problems, Working on Fix

After recent reports from owners of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 claiming the device refused to power on, even after a full night's charge, RIM has finally acknowledged the problem and[...]

Jawbone ERA Review

Jawbone makes some of the best Bluetooth headsets available, and the Jawbone ERA comes with not just amazing noise cancellation capabilities, but also spoken status messages, and even an accelerometer.[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9930 vs. BlackBerry Torch 9850: RIM Smartphone Smackdown

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850 are two of RIM's most recent smartphones with BlackBerry OS 7. Can't decide between them? Read through out this head-to-head comparison and[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for July 2011

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. This month's list is a good mix of[...]

Verizon’s BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 3G Upgraded to BlackBerry OS 6.0

Verizon has released major operating system upgrades for two of its smartphones from RIM. Users of the business-oriented BlackBerry Bold 9650 or the consumer-friendly BlackBerry Curve 3G can now install[...]

Why Today’s College Student Should Have a Smartphone

Phones today have become mobile connections to the entire world, doing just about anything a laptop can do. According to Brighthand's intern, a college student himself, anyone attending a university[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9900 with Touchscreen and Keyboard Launches Today from T-Mobile… Sort Of

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now available at T-Mobile for business customers during a special pre-sale. This smartphone, which runs the new BlackBerry OS 7, will be available to the[...]

Sprint Now the Only U.S. Carrier With an Unlimited Data Plan

Hard-core smartphone users who are looking for an unlimited wireless data plan have to check out Sprint, as this is the last of the top carriers in the United States[...]

House Passes Bill to Ban New Mobile Taxes for 5 Years

On Tuesday, the House approved a bill that would prohibit state and local governments from imposing new discriminatory taxes on mobile and wireless services, including cellphones and wireless broadband access,[...]

Should You Get a 4G Smartphone?

This holiday buying season, plenty of would-be smartphone owners are looking at 4G phones, wondering what benefits there are to 4G, and whether they need them. We'll take a look[...]

BlackBerry Storm3 Could Debut this Summer

New information has emerged on the Blackberry Storm3, the next generation of RIM's touchscreen-only smartphones for business users. Previous reports have indicated that this model will be released later in[...]

RIM Unveils Five New BlackBerry Models

RIM announced five upcoming BlackBerry models today -- the Bold 9900 and 9930, and the Torch 9810, 9850, and 9860 -- all running its latest operating system, BlackBerry 7 OS.

BlackBerry Bold 9930 First Look Review: Faster and Thinner

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is one of the first smartphones to hit the market with the new BlackBerry OS 7. But we got our hands on it and we're here[...]

Net Neutrality: Will It Protect Consumers or Hurt Businesses?

The proponents of net neutrality believe that Internet service providers should not be allowed to block their customers from using services offered by rival companies. Not surprisingly, some wireless service[...]

Are Smartphone Cases Really Necessary?

Brighthand's Site Editor has always carried his smartphone around without any kind of a case, but a recent mishap has caused him to reconsider this. So he's looking for reader[...]

4G World: The Future of NFC

Speakers at the NFC Summit at this year's 4G World had plenty to say about the future of NFC (Near Field Communications) and its potential applications for mobile payments and[...]

Verizon Ends Mail-in Rebates for High-End Smartphones

Starting today, mail-in rebates are going out the window for Verizon's top-tier phones. This carrier has decided that any phone over $150 that formerly had an attached rebate will instead[...]