Old handsets that end up in landfills leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. But there are programs that make it easy for consumers to recycle, and even make some money.» Read Article
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 latest version of Android that the company promised earlier.
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 easy thing all phone users can do: unplug their charger.
Last year, for the first time ever, Samsung sold more smartphones than any of its competitors. It shipped 95 million units in the 12-month period, narrowly beating Apple.
Apple enjoyed stellar sales in the last quarter of 2011. Not only were more iPhone units sold than in any previous three month period, a market research firm says this company sold more smartphones in the United States than all makers of Android handsets combined.
At CES 2012, Sony unveiled the Xperia Ion LTE, the first Sony phone to run on 4G LTE networks. While Sony and AT&T have yet to officially release the price of the phone, Negri Electronics announced the pre-order cost of the unlocked version today.
The Consumer Electronics Show is a week-long annual celebration of technology in all its forms. It's a venue where over a hundred thousand digerati show up to see the latest and greatest from a huge number of companies. It also has some horrible flaws.
Yesterday was the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Brighthand editors and staff spent the day looking at new smartphones and accessories as fast as we could, and we're bringing you the best of them.
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 get rid of driving altogether.
Many states already ban using a phone for texting or accessing the Web while behind the wheel, or require a hands-free kit to make voice calls, but now the Nation Transportation Saftey Board has recommended a nationwide ban on all phone use while driving.
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 at a few of the important questions, weigh the pros and cons, and tell you what you might want to consider.
Sony Ericsson has announced that all the Android smartphones it released this year will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The only one of these widely available in the U.S. is the gaming-oriented Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.
Android and iOS will generate about $500 million more in revenue this year in the U.S. from the sales of mobile games than Nintendo and Sony, ending the DS and PSP makers' 20-year dominance of the portable game market in this country.
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