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Consumer interest in smartphones continued to grow at a strong pace in the first quarter of this year, up 43% year-over-year, according to m
According to an expert, Apple's next big move may be to become a wireless service provider, like Verizon or AT&T. This would allow the compa
New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took the stage today at BlackBerry World to officially unveil BlackBerry 10, what could be RIM's last great hope
4. LG Says It's ''Not Giving Up on Windows Phones'' 5/2/2012
Previous reports indicated that LG has lost interest in making handsets based on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. The Korean company has now re
Those who own the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will soon start seeing a notification saying that Android OS 4.0.4 is availabl
6. HTC Sensation 4G Available Free from T-Mobile 5/2/2012
T-Mobile is currently holding a special deal for the HTC Sensation 4G that allows customers to get this fairly powerful phone for free. Desp
Ahough BlackBerry 10 is the clear focus at RIM's developer's conference this week, additional details concerning the future of this company
Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the budget-friendly smartphone geared for a weekend release, the T-Mobile Prism.
9. Sky High Expectations for Samsung's Next Galaxy 5/2/2012
The Samsung Galaxy S III is scheduled to be announced tomorrow, and Brighthand's Dragen Petric takes a look at what this smartphone needs to
10. Apple Rejecting iPhone Apps with Dropbox Support 5/3/2012
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based storage solutions, and many iPhone apps tie into it. This may stop soon, as Apple has decided
Those looking for a way to use their iPhones as a pico projector now have a cheap and innovative way to do so with PoP Video.
Most people would like to be a bit taller and slimmer, and apparently that goes for the next-generation iPhone. According to an unconfirmed
13. Samsung Galaxy S III: It's Official 5/3/2012
The time for rumors and speculation is over -- Samsung has just taken the wraps off its next flagship smartphone, the much-anticipated Galax
14. Samsung Galaxy S III Hands-on Preview 5/3/2012
Brighthand brings you our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S III that was just presented at a special event in London. Since this model will
15. Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Can Now Be Pre-Ordered 5/4/2012
Last month, Samsung unveiled a pair of Android-based handheld computers focused on gaming and entertainment. The larger one of these, with a
A lucky few can go to their local Wal-Mart store and get the iPhone 4S for about one-third off the regular price.
The official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III was yesterday, along with a promise that this cutting-edge smartphone will debut in Am
The Pebble, a highly-customizable ePaper wristwatch that connects to an Android or iPhone, is available for pre-order on Kickstarter now and
19. Top 10 iPhone Tips and Tricks 5/5/2012
You can use a smartphone for years and not learn all of its tricks. That's why the Brighthand staff has put together this list of the ten mo
20. Are Carriers Ready to Revolt Against Apple? 5/6/2012
Apple's pushiness may drive the carriers to push back, to the point they take sides in the platform wars. Although it has just a small perce
21. Most Popular Smartphones for April 2012 5/6/2012
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
22. Verizon Unveils the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE 5/7/2012
HTC and Verizon Wireless decided to kick off the spring edition of the International CTIA Wireless 2012 tradeshow by unveiling the HTC Droid
23. HTC One V to Make its U.S. Debut This Summer 5/7/2012
HTC announced today that their One V smartphone will launch in the U.S. this summer from a variety of U.S. partners.
This morning Samsung unveiled the Focus 2, the latest Windows Phone on AT&T's 4G LTE network with a Super AMOLED display and an attractive p
25. Apple iPhone Receives iOS 5.1.1 Update 5/7/2012
iPhone users, as well as owners of the iPod touch or iPad, received an update to iOS version 5.1.1 today, which contains a litany of bug fix
26. Kyocera Unveils Hydro and Rise Android Smartphones 5/8/2012
Today, Kyocera announced two upcoming Android smartphones: the waterproof Hydro and the QWERTY-plus-touchscreen Rise. Both will be released
27. AT&T's Shared Data Plan is Coming Soon 5/8/2012
AT&T has definite plans to also offer a shared family data plan, similar to something Verizon Wireless is working on, according to the compa
The Oracle-Google battle did not come to a decisive end, as a jury found yesterday that Google infringed on Oracle's 37 Java APIs, but could
As part of T-Mobile's network modernization efforts, the company plans to launch 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900MHz band in a large number of m
It may be huge and have a display of dubious quality, but the HTC Titan II is still, overall, a solid addition to the growing lineup of 4G L
Kingston announced that the Wi-Drive wireless external storage device has received a hefty update, including Android support as well as othe
32. HTC EVO 4G LTE To Launch on May 18 5/9/2012
The highly-anticipated release of the HTC EVO 4G LTE is just around the corner, with Sprint announcing today that the phone will be availabl
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has spoken out against CTIA's promotion of the development of new products and services that disa
34. Next-Generation iPhone Could Debut in Early Fall 5/9/2012
Apple may be releasing the next-generation iPhone as early as September, according to Taiwanese industry sources. That's bad news for those
Today, Sprint announced the availability and pricing for the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot. This mobile wireless hotspot will offer
36. Kyocera Rise and Hydro Hands-On Previews 5/9/2012
Kyocera took the wraps off a pair of upcoming Android smartphones at the Spring CTIA tradeshow this week. I tried both of them out and would
Recent research performed by Acision revealed that SMS is still the most prevalent messaging service in the U.S. when compared to other serv
Customers of the Samsung Galaxy Note will be ecstatic to hear that the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update has started to roll out to
39. ZTE To Bring WP7-Based Tania To U.S. 5/10/2012
Chinese phone manufacturing company ZTE intends to bring the entry-level Tania, a Windows Phone device, to the United States sometime this y
They are slick, well designed and incredibly functional. Despite their present-day "wow factor", however, smartphones may have hit the ergon
41. New Lenovo Factory Could Mean Big U.S. Push 5/11/2012
The giant new facility will make products not normally associated with Lenovo. Will it expand its offerings in the U.S.?
42. FreedomPop Sleeve to Bring Free 4G Access to the iPhone 5/11/2012
iPhone 4/4S customers looking for a true 4G connection need look no further than at the FreedomPop Sleeve. Better yet, high-speed wireless s
Sprint is moving quickly to bring out LTE-enabled models. One of these supposedly coming down the pike is the LG Eclipse 4G LTE, which will
Easy Voice Recorder Pro is a $1.99 app with tons of uses at work, at home, and everywhere in between. What's more, it's truly simple to use.
45. Study Reveals Heavy Facebook Usage by Smartphone Owners 5/12/2012
According to a recently released mobile behavior measurement service, Mobile Metrix 2.0 by comScore, smartphone users spend a lot of time on
46. iPhone $50 Off at Target and Radio Shack 5/13/2012
Two national retailers -- Target and Radio Shack -- are having a sale on Apple smartphones that reduces the prices by $50. This is a somewha
47. Is a Smartphone in Amazon's Future? 5/13/2012
Should Amazon.com, the one company that's meeting and standing up to Apple at its own games, go into the smartphone business? Some say yes,
48. CTIA Spring 2012 Wrap Up: the Highs and the Lows 5/13/2012
One of the major phone-related tradeshows of the year was held in New Orleans this week. Brighthand had reporters on the spring CTIA show fl
Virgin Atlantic customers will no longer have to shut off their phones on transatlantic flights from London to New York by the end of the ye
50. Verizon Not Picking Up the HTC One Series 5/14/2012
Verizon Wireless announced today that they will not be picking up any of the smartphones in the HTC One series.
51. HTC One X Review: AT&T's New Top Android Smartphone 5/14/2012
The One X is the new flagship Android smartphone from HTC and AT&T. It has a large display, runs the latest version of Google's Android OS,
A study performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) showed that customer satisfaction with phones and with wireless service
Two Samsung smartphones on the T-Mobile network will be receiving the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months.
54. Apple Cuts the Number of iPhones Being Produced 5/15/2012
Apple is making fewer iPhones, according to an industry analyst. One possible reason for this: the company is already getting ready for its
Both the HTC One X and the HTC Evo 4G LTE are delayed from being imported into the U.S. due to HTC potentially infringing an Apple patent.
T-Mobile just announced that customers who own the HTC Sensation 4G may start upgrading to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) today. A simi
57. Next iPhone Will Sport a 4-Inch Touchscreen 5/16/2012
Apple is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone with a larger screen, according to sources familiar with the situation.
58. Verizon Completely Ending Unlimited Data Plan 5/16/2012
Verizon Wireless is planning to remove the $30 per month unlimited data plan that it still provides to 3G customers who were "grandfathered"
59. T-Mobile Offering BOGO Sale on Select 4G Smartphones 5/17/2012
Starting tomorrow until May 28, T-Mobile will be holding a buy-one-get-one free sale on a handful of 4G smartphones.
Streaming music apps let you get just the tunes that are really music to your ears. Apps are free, although the music might not be. Here are
LG is introducing a new version of its user interface for upcoming Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices called Optimus UI 3.0.
62. Evidence Growing of a 4-Inch iPhone 5 5/17/2012
In the past two days, two major traditional news sources have published reports that Apple is prepping a smartphone with a larger screen tha
Sprint's next flagship smartphone is trapped in limbo. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is embroiled in a long-running patent dispute between Apple and HT
Samsung has received an impressive 9 million pre-orders for its upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone. This model is shaping up to be the major c
65. Sprint Offering $100 for Any iPhone Trade-in 5/19/2012
Anyone interested in switching to Sprint for their iPhone service can bring in their current Apple smartphone and get at least $100 off the
Over the past few months, Motorola has announced that a number of its smartphones will be getting Android OS 4.0 upgrades. However, not ever
HTC has had some of its high-profile new models held at the U.S. border in a patent dispute with Apple. HTC now says that some of its produc
68. Samsung Focus 2 Now Available 5/21/2012
The Samsung Focus 2, a Windows Phone 7.5 device, is available now on AT&T's 4G LTE network for $50 with a new two-year contract.
Most of the smartphones Verizon Wireless' has released in the last six months are about to get a new feature: the ability to make calls outs
70. HTC EVO 4G LTE Will Begin Arriving this Week 5/22/2012
After being caught in a legal dispute, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now expected to arrive as early as this week. This high-end model will be Sprin
71. Google Has Acquired Motorola 5/22/2012
A huge deal that was announced last year has finally gone through all the necessary regulatory hurdles and is now finished: Google has purch
72. More Details on the iPhone 5 Touchscreen Come to Light 5/22/2012
Apple has reportedly settled on a larger, 3.95-inch display for its upcoming smartphone. This will require a slight change in the resolution
73. Nokia Lumia 610 Loses Skype Support 5/23/2012
The Nokia Luumia 610 was created for those looking for an inexpensive Windows Phone, and it therefore has a minimal feature set. Nokia says
An array of HTC phones have been scheduled to receive the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update by the end of the summer. Each carrier
75. HTC Titan II the Latest Victim of HTC's Import Problems 5/23/2012
It seems like the HTC Titan II has become the latest victim as part of HTC's ongoing import issue.
76. It's Time to Slay Vampire Chargers 5/23/2012
Anyone who cares about energy independance or the Green Movement is likely wondering if there's anything they can do to help. There is an ea
Old handsets that end up in landfills leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. But there are programs that make it easy for consu
78. Jury Says Android Does Not Infringe on Oracle Patents 5/24/2012
The jury in the Google/Oracle patent-infringement lawsuit has returned its decision, and it's completely in Google's favor.
A study performed by market-analysts IDC showed that more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter were powered by the
With Android's fifth birthday fast approaching, Google could be planning a big celebration with the unveiling of no less than five Nexus sma
The newest Galaxy Player by Samsung sports a smaller size and low end specs, but its entry-level nature conceals some surprising features. B
Facebook is making it much easier to share photos, as well as look at friends' pictures, thanks to a new specialiazed camera app for the App
83. Sale Drops Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone to Just $10 5/25/2012
AT&T customers who are interested in the latest Windows Phone from Nokia can get this device at an unusually low price thanks to a sale by A
Bad news for owners of Sony's gaming-oriented smartphone -- the company said today that the Xperia Play won't be getting the upgrade to the
85. T-Mobile Won't Be Offering a Shared Data Plan 5/26/2012
While AT&T and Verizon Wireless will soon be offering a shared family data plan, T-Mobile is staying put, sticking with its individualized d
86. Instagram: The Newest Internet Phenomenon 5/29/2012
Whoever has a smartphone would have to completely avoid visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play not to be tempted to install Instagram.
A list of upcoming release dates for a selection of T-Mobile devices including the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Note has been
Sprint will shut down its older iDEN network as early as June of next year, and will re-purpose the freed-up spectrum to its upcoming 4G LTE
Images have surfaced showing various parts of an alleged iPhone 5. These help confirm earlier rumors that this device will have a bigger scr
90. HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE No Longer Held By U.S. Customs 5/30/2012
After days of being under review by U.S. Customs, both the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE have been released as they are "in compliance with t
91. Facebook's Mobile Challenge Part I: Making Money 5/30/2012
Facebook's recent IPO made it official: this giant of social networking has no idea how to make money off smartphone users. And this is some
In a sign of Google's growing interest in selling smarthones directly to the public, a selection of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
93. Apple iPhone Launching from Cricket with Pre-Paid Plan 5/31/2012
Cricket Wireless announced today that it will be the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer the iPhone as a pre-paid device to its cust
94. TurboScan Review: A Handy iPhone Scanner in Your Pocket 5/31/2012
TurboScan is designed to turn your iPhone into a portable document scanner without the addition of extra hardware. How well does it really w
95. HTC EVO 4G LTE to Finally Launch This Saturday 5/31/2012
Sprint will begin selling the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone on June 2 after it faced an import delay with U.S. Customs. This model will be the c
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