It appears smartphone growth declined in key mature markets this past quarter. Economically strong regions like the U. S. and Western Europe experienced a year-over-year decline of shipments of mobile phones, a reflection of delayed smartphone purchases and conservative consumer spending.
An unconfirmed report may have revealed the release date for T-Mobile's latest LG smartphone, the DoublePlay. Though T-Mobile has yet to confirm, we could be seeing this unusual dual-screen device next week.
T-Mobile has officially announced its latest smartphone, the "LG DoublePlay". The device will have a large main display and a full slide-out, split QWERTY keyboard, with a small secondary display set in the middle of the keys.
Sprint has just begun offering the LG Marquee, a mid-range Android smartphone that sports a Nova screen, a type designed to be brighter while also more energy efficient.
For several years now, the standard price for a high-end smartphone was $200 with contract. Recently, however, several models have debuted at $300, and more are coming soon, signaling the end of what used to be a hard-and-fast rule.
Microsoft has finally begun rolling out Windows Phone 7.5, though not all Windows Phone owners will be getting the update right away. Customers should check Microsoft's web page to verify when their devices will be getting the upgrade.
T-Mobile is cleaning out its inventory by having a one-day in-store sale today where no smartphone costs more than $100. Some of the most impressive smartphones that received a price cut include the BlackBerry Bold 990, the HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S. UPDATED
A member of Microsoft's Windows Phone team says that current models will be receiving upgrades to the "Mango" version of this operating before too much longer. He also urges users to be patient and not install unofficial versions of the 7.5 version.
When Sprint and LG previewed the upcoming Marquee smartphone during Fashion Week, Jacqueline Emigh was there in NYC to see how to judge the Nova screen-enabled device by more than just its cover(s).
Sprint and LG Mobile have announced the upcoming arrival of the LG Marquee, a sleek Android smartphone that will be launched in partnership with the non-profit design collective MADE.
The more someone spends on a smartphone, the more likely they are to be happy with it -- that's the overall result of J.D. Power and Associates most recent survey of phone users. But there's an even easier way to guarantee satisfaction: just get an iPhone.
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Four new devices made the list for the first time this week, three running Android, and the other is one of RIM's latest crop of BlackBerrys.
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