HP 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular HP Articles for 2011

Palm Pre 2 Review

Verizon is offering the Palm Pre 2, which runs HP's webOS and includes a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard. Is it worth getting or should customers wait for the[...]

HP Veer Review: A Tiny Titan

The latest webOS smartphone, AT&T's HP Veer 4G is the size of a credit card but still has a physical keyboard and a touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage capacity...[...]

HP Veer 4G First-Look Review

The HP Veer 4G will be the next smartphone running the webOS. This device is going to be small, but still have a physical keyboard and a touchscreen. Jen Edwards[...]

HP To Stop Making webOS Smartphones, Might License the OS to Others

HP has just unveiled a major change in its webOS strategy. It is going to stop producing smartphones and tablets running this operating system, but isn't dropping it completely.

Memorial Day Sales Bring Low Prices for Smartphones and Accessories

Memorial Day sales are long tradition, and a number of retailers are offering special prices this weekend on a range of smartphones and accessories. This includes some of the latest[...]

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[...]

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[...]

HP Pre3 and Veer webOS Smartphones Unveiled

HP has just officially announced a pair of webOS 2.1 smartphones: the Pre 3 is going to have a 3.6-inch display, while the Veer will be a much smaller option.[...]

HP Breaks Promise — webOS 2.0 Upgrades for Palm Pre and Pixi Not Coming

Jon Rubinstein, the head of HP's mobile division and former CEO of Palm Inc., has some bad news for most users of his company's smartphones: the Palm Pre and Palm[...]

HP Making the webOS Open Source, Prepping New Devices

HP's CEO announced today a new course for webOS: it is being made open source, and HP engineers and any developers who are interested will keep updating and improving it.[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for May 2011

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Many models on this list are new, as[...]

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,[...]

Palm Pre 2 Could Finally Be Coming to Verizon this Month

When the Palm Pre 2 was unveiled last year, HP said this webOS-based smartphone is going to be released by Verizon Wireless. More than three months later, this still hasn't[...]

HP Lays Off Hundreds of Former Palm Employees

In the wake of HP's controversial decision to stop production of webOS-based devices, the company is now giving pink slips to its employees who developed these smartphones and tablets.

Verizon’s HP Pre 2 Gets webOS 2.1 Upgrade

HP has released a system software upgrade for Verizon's version of the Pre 2. The move to webOS 2.1 brings features like Exhibition Mode and voice dialing.

HP Pre 2 Gets webOS 2.1 Upgrade

A webOS 2.1 upgrade is now available for the unlocked version of the HP Pre 2. This isn't a huge upgrade, but it does bring a few new features to[...]

Verizon Getting the HP Pre 3 webOS Smartphone

When HP officially unveiled the Pre 3 early last month, the company didn't say which wireless carriers will be offering this webOS-based smartphone. New evidence suggests that one of these[...]

Samsung Might Buy the webOS from HP

Although HP has stopped making webOS smartphones and tablets, the company hasn't completely given up on this operating system. Samsung may be interested in taking the webOS off HP's hands,[...]

Smartphone Market Growing, IDC Predicts Android to Take Top Spot

Current indicators suggest that the smartphone market will grow almost 50% in 2011, as millions of consumers leave their old phones behind in favor of more advanced technology. And market[...]