Microsoft 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Microsoft Articles for 2011

Google Android OS 4.0 Review: Find Out What’s New and Different

The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is Android OS 4.0 (aka "Ice Cream Sandwich"). This debuted recently on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but will eventually be running on[...]

HTC Trophy Review: A Windows Phone for Verizon

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS is finally here on the Verizon network in the form of the HTC Trophy, and the phone itself is a solid piece of hardware that[...]

HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone Might Debut from Sprint in February

At CES last week, Sprint's CEO showed off his company's upcoming model running Windows Phone 7. Today, Sprint invited journalists to an event that could be the launch of this[...]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Review

Windows Phone 7 is the latest mobile operating system from Microsoft, and used on a number of smartphones from HTC, Samsung, and LG. Jen Edwards brings us a review of[...]

Nokia Windows Phone 7 Devices May Arrive by Q4

For those disappointed about the long wait for the first Windows Phone 7 Nokia smartphones, there may be a small ray of hope: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop mentioned the possibility[...]

After-Christmas Sales Bring Savings on Smartphones

Christmas is the time of giving, but the post-holiday sales are about getting -- you getting yourself the things you really wanted but didn't receive as a gift. There are[...]

HTC Arrive Review

The HTC Arrive will be Sprint's first device running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, plus it will have a QWERTY keyboard and a slide-and-tilt screen. It's not going to be released[...]

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[...]

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Review: Building a Better OS

Not too long ago, the major Windows Phone 7 update known as "Mango" was finally released. Designed to patch up many of the holes in the first version of the[...]

Dragon Remote Microphone App for iOS Review: Using Your iPhone for PC Speech Recognition

Are you interested in dictating text into Microsoft Word and issuing voice commands directly from your smartphone? Dragon has an app for that.

Nokia’s First Two Windows Phones Could Be Modified X7 and N8

Nokia is supposedly going to take a shortcut to get its initial models running Microsoft Windows Phone on the market: it's going to take two devices that were designed for[...]

HTC Arrive First-Look Review

The HTC Arrive will be Sprint's first device running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, plus it will have a QWERTY keyboard and a slide-and-tilt screen. It's not going to be released[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for April 2011

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

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,[...]

Nokia Dropping Symbian and MeeGo, Going with Windows Phone 7

In a dramatic change of strategy, Nokia announced a plan this morning to make Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 its default operating system. In the future, Nokia will stop developing operating[...]

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,[...]

Microsoft Adding Free Voice-Guided Navigation to Windows Phone

Microsoft has revealed that the next update to Windows Phone will add voice-guided navigation and new Bing search integration, among other new features. The company has already announced that this[...]

Windows Phone 7 Mango Handsets to Feature Skype Integration, Microsoft Confirms

Microsoft has confirmed that new Windows Phone handsets that launch with the upcoming Mango version of this operating system will feature Skype integration and front-facing cameras.

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[...]

Microsoft and Nokia Working on a 5-Year, $1 Billion Contract

Nokia announced recently that it is going to use Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system on all its future smartphones. Apparently, Microsoft used its checkbook to convince Nokia to make this[...]