webOS 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular webOS 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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...[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Verizon Ending its ”New Every Two” Discount Program

Looks like all good things do come to an end: Verizon is going to end its "New Every Two" discount plan tomorrow... right on the heels of its other major[...]

Consumer Reports: Verizon’s New Tiered Data Plans Won’t Hurt Most Smartphone Users

Verizon Wireless put its tiered data plans in place today, and no longer allows new customers to sign up for an unlimited data plan. Nevertheless, Consumer Reports believes this change[...]

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.

Smartphones: the ‘New PC’ or a Swiss Army Knife?

Is the smartphone really "the new PC," or is it more like an "electronic Swiss Army knife"? Some are suggesting that -- with the introduction of new software apps and[...]

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.[...]

Smartphones Are Turning into Wireless Wallets

An emerging wireless standard called Near Field Communications (NFC) could allow us to someday use our smartphones like credit cards. But rival technologies and security concerns might prevent this from[...]

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[...]

Verizon Confirms Tiered Data Pricing Is Coming this Week

Verizon spokespeople have begun officially confirming the details that leaked out last month about their company's tiered data plans that will go into effect in a few days. This is[...]

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.[...]