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HTC Sensation (codenamed Pyramid) gets unofficial detail

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Another day, another HTC device is unveiled. This time it is the HTC Sensation which had previously been known as the Pyramid, its codename.

While the device is yet to get an official unveiling, which could happen at HTC’s April 12th event, it does sport some decent specs such as Android 2.3 Gingerbread to bot, a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM along with a 4.3 inch QHD resolution display and 8MP for its main camera along with a VGA front facing one for video calls.

On top of the Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread software is HTC Sense 3.0. While it has not changed drastically since the previous version, there are some nice features included an updated home screen, a more visually interesting media player and a load of bug fixes on both the underlining Android software and the Sense UI overlay.

Our guess is as good as yours as to when HTC might consider releasing such a phone but as we said before, if we had a guess it would be at the company’s April 12th event and by the looks of the photos for the event, it could definitely be a sensation, corny we know, but you get the point.

Source: Cnet

HTC sets conference date

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

It’s hard to imagine that just a few months and weeks ago HTC was responsible for unveiling some of the most anticipated devices of the year. The company has been on a roll of recently and with strong showings for the past two years at CES, MWC and CTIA in the United States the company has been sitting on top of a successful portfolio of devices.

As you might recall, just weeks ago the company unveiled the successor to the Sprint branded HTC Evo in the United States. Said device which will be dubbed the HTC EVO 3D will of course sport 3D among many other features. Well, thanks to an announced conference for the 12th of this month, it seems that those of us residing in the U.K could be getting a taste of Evo flavor as well.

The event is scheduled for April 12th as stated earlier in London Town and stars at 1:30PM. The invitation materials do not give any sort of hint as to what it could be with HTC just going as far to say “Join us to see what’s next.”

So why would we think that HTC could be announcing the HTC Evo 3D for the UK and most naturally the rest of Europe? Well thanks to one of the company’s official Twitter pages, they did confirm that an HTC Evo 3D would be coming to the UK and by the looks of things, it’s about time that HTC had a 3D boasting cellphone to compete with the likes of LG’s Optimus 3D and other 3D enabled devices.

Seeing that the 12th is a matter of days away, we don’t have long to wait, that said, don’t be surprised if HTC decides to pull out a 4G-less Evo 3D out of their hat on the 12th.

Source: Cnet

HTC EVO 3D coming to Europe

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Remember a couple days ago when HTC unveiled the EVO 3D for Sprint, the successor to last year’s EVO which won numerous awards and went down in history as the first 4G device? Well, thanks to HTC France, the company has just announced via their Twitter page that the HTC EVO 3D will be making an appearance in Europe. This should come as no surprise as the company recently announced that the previous Verizon exclusive Incredible S would also be available for European buyers.

The HTC EVO 3D is scheduled for a summer release in the United States on Sprint’s WiMAX 4G network. It is very unlikely that the device would arrive to European soils before then so if we are guessing that we should see the HTC EVO 3D sometime during the holiday season or maybe a bit earlier.

As for specs, as the name would imply, the EVO 3D sports a 4.3-inch qHD display that carries 960 x 540 pixels along with a two five megapixel cameras for its 3D photo and video shooting capabilities along with a LED flash for low light shooting. There is full 1080p video recording in non-3D video shooting mode and 720p shooting for 3D mode (the phone can view videos in a maximum resolution of 720p). The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor and thanks to a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera there will be video conferencing available to all those who so desire.

Seeing that there are no 4G networks in the UK or any other part of Europe, we’re guessing that the 4G WiMAX radios will be substituted for something along the lines of a quad-band GSM radio. We’ll keep you updated as we get more news on the EVO 3G, in the meantime, you’re welcome to check out the full specs below.

Source: Twitter

HTC ChaCha and Salsa release dates leak online

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The age of the Facebook phones are here and it should be no shock to many as Facebook looks to expand beyond the traditional bounds of social media as it looks to become more relevant in everyday life.

Two of the devices which will feature the heaviest Facebook integration since sliced bread is the HTC ChaCha and Salsa. Both devices were officially announced and demoed at HTC’s keynote address at Mobile World Congress last week and among other features carry dedicated Facebook buttons. The phone also pulls phone numbers from Facebook’s phonebook app and there is a newsfeed which lists the latest information and such right on the homescreen.

HTC and Facebook have been clear to differentiate and stress that the ChaCha and Salsa are not Facebook branded phones but rather sport big integrations with the social network giant’s website and features.

According to Expansys, the device is scheduled to arrive on June the 17th, unfortunately, there is no list of a price as of yet and HTC has gone on to confirm that both devices will be arriving in the second quarter of the 2011 year.

Both phones will run Google Android 2.4 as the underlining OS while HTC and Facebook have worked to provide an overlay to the underlining OS that will feature tight integration with Facebook’s services and features. The Salsa is equipped with HTC Sense as well as a 3.4 inch display while the ChaCha hosts a 2.6 inch screen with a full QWERTY keyboard and also sports HTC’s Sense UI as well.

Look for more info to pop up as we get closer to an official release date and pricing of this device. We do expect it to fall within a reasonable price though as the device is marketed at a younger demographic than the Incredible S or the Desire HD.

Source: Expansys

HTC Incredible S available for pro-order on O2 and Vodafone

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

It’s a little over a week since the Incredible S from HTC was announced at Mobile World Congress. But HTC is used to getting devices to the market in a timely and organized matter, so we’re none too surprised that the phone is now popping up on pre-order pages for Vodafone and O2.

The Incredible S, which is scheduled to ship March 3rd, will be available on a £25.00 per month and not only does this device become free on contract, but for that monthly plan you also receive a 300 minute allowance per month as well as unlimited texts and 500MB of data. That price is good on both carriers.

The HTC Incredible S features a 4-inch Super LCD display along with an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash as well as a front facing camera which sports 1.3 megapixels and is specifically designed for video conferencing. The rear facing camera also shoots midrange HD content at 720p. All this data can be held on microSD cards of up to 32GB in capacity thanks to a storage slot, and all this content can be intern wirelessly streamed to an HD TV that supports DNLA.

Even though the device will arrive with Froyo, HTC has promised that Gingerbread will be making it to the device thanks to a software update, but the company has not elaborated as to when to expect such a software upgrade.

It is also said that cheaper deals will be announced next month when the device official launches, so we’re guessing that a phone could ultimately be purchased sans a contract with no 2 year agreement plan.


HTC Wildfire S Coming to UK

Friday, February 18th, 2011

With all the talk of dual core smartphones and Android Gingerbread and “Ice Cream’ looming in the distance, one might forget that there is still 2011 and we’ve just gotten Gingerbread from Google. The Wildfire S from HTC which debuted at Mobile World Congress this week is an Android smartphone that is designed for those who want a smartphone but not looking for something as powerful as an Evo or Galaxy S II. So performance junkies beware, the following specs might disappoint.

At the core of the device is a 600MHz processor single core processor. Yes we know the popularity of the dual-core CPU’s is on the rise and quad-core is right around the corner, but HTC has decided to stick with yesteryear’s specs. The display is double that of its predecessor but still short of the WVGA displays we’re seeing slowly becoming the de facto for smartphones these days. On the other hand, there is a reasonable good 5MP camera that sports autofocus and LED flash. GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n are included as the latest Bluetooth 3.0 spec and 3G connectivity.

In case you’re wondering, the answer is no, HTC is not aiming this device at the male market. Even though the name would suggest something wild and awesome, it is geared at the female market. That doesn’t mean that you might not like the device for a midrange choice. But we’re sure there will be more than a few customers who find the HTC Wildfire S appealing.

The device drops in Europe as well as Asia in the second quarter of this year. We don’t have specifics on a suggested price as of yet, but off a contract, we speculate we could see somewhere south of £350.

Source: HTC

HTC Desire S coming to Vodafone UK

Friday, February 18th, 2011

HTC shot back at all its competitors with a strong showing at Mobile World Congress this week. The Taiwanese cellphone manufacturer who shot to fame in the mobile world with such devices as the Droid Incredible, Nexus One, Touch Pro2, Desire, Evo and Evo Shift made a clear path for its 2011 mobile phone lineup.

One of those phones is the HTC Desire S which is sporting Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The handset will have a similar design to it’s Windows Phone 7 counterpart called the HTC Mozart. It features a sleek aluminum shell that houses a 3.7 inch display that posts 480 x 800 pixels in a WVGA glass. The optical trackpad is gone but it will feature a revamped version of HTC’s Sense UI including a host of new apps such as a personalized “Mirror” app, perfect for the ladies looking to apply the mascara away from a real mirror.

On the back of the device is a 5 megapixel camera that boasts LED flash and is capable of doing 720p HD video shooting. Video conferencing junkies need not worry as a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera will satisfy all your needs. As we said before, Android Gingerbread (2.3) is stock and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor does the honors as well as GPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with a 1450mAh battery for juice.

The handset will arrive in the Q2 of 2011 for an undetermined price. Three has also confirmed that they will be stocking the phone as well. We’ll keep you posted as we get updates, but based on demos we’ve seen, this could be a solid competitor to Samsung’s newly announced Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones and though it is missing the dual core action, we’re sure 1GHz will be able to more than able to power this device.

Source:  Vodafone

HTC Incredible S

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

This is not HTC’s flagship device, even though the name would cause one to deduce such a theory. However, by the specifications, it would seem to come pretty close. A 4 inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels and a weight of only 135.5 grams with the battery in (4.78 ounces), a CPU clock speed of 1GHz and internal phone storage of 1.1GB with 778MB for random access memory are at the heart of the device while a microSD memory card does provide expandability for cards of up to 32GB in size.

Thanks to an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash on the front, getting those all-important pictures will never be a problem and you can always capture live events in 720p HD video quality. Video conferencing with the boss, girlfriend or family, well thanks to a 1.3 megapixel webcam on the front, that is possible.

Connectors are microUSB as well as a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack and for sensors, G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensors are all included. There is a 1450mAh battery that is not only rechargeable but removable and will offer you 380 minutes of talk time on WCDMA and 580 minutes of talk time on GSM. Standby time is rated at 370 hours and 290 hours for WCDMA and GSM respectively. Other features to note is Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless headsets and PBAP for phonebook access from car kits. Lastly there is a GPS antenna included for navigation.

The HTC Incredible S is slated for a release in the second quarter of this year for an undisclosed amount. But be it far from us not to find out as soon as that price becomes available.

Source: HTC

Galaxy S 2, Desire HD2, Desire 2, and Wildfire 2 specs leaked

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Well it’s less than 24 hours from Samsung’s keynote but if we are to believe these leaked specs, we might not have to wait until Sunday to know what the second generation of the Galaxy S has in terms of specs.

The Samsung Galaxy S II‘s processor is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8260 Snapdragon processor, dual core with 3D acceleration. The display is a WVGA 800 x 400 capacitive touchscreen with a 4.27 inch screen real estate dubbed the Super AMOLED Plus. Memory is 512 MB and there is 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card expansion for 32GB. Andoird 2.3 Gingerbread will be included as well and there will be quadband and dual band cameras as well as an 8 megapixel back camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera for video conferencing. The camera on the back also does full 1080p video shooting.

The Desire 2 will contain a Snapdragon processor at 1GHz along with a WVGA 800 x 480 3.7 display. The camera on the rear of the device is 5 megapixels that does 720p video shooting. The memory is 512MB and internal storage is 4GB along with a microSD card expansion to boost it up to a 32GB. Twitter, Facebook and FriendStream integration. Navigation is done via an AGPS radio along with an accelerometer, proximity sensor and light sensor. Web browser with support for Flash and an Office Document Viewer are all included.

The HTC Desire HD2 comes along with a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor along with an 8 megapixel camera that does full 1080p video shooting at 30 fps. You also get video streaming via YouTube and it supports formats for MP4, 3GP, DivX XviD. The phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread along with dual band and quad band cellular radios. Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI TV Out and WiFi hotspot are all included in the package. HTC Sense 3.0 will also be included.

The HTC Wildfire 2 will sport a 600Mhz Qualcomm processor with 3D acceleration. Display is 320 x 480 on a 3.2 inch screen that is capacitive as well as TFT. Video recording is 720p via a 5 megapixel rear camera. We’re also being told that it will support App Sharing as well as an Office Document Viewer and navigation via an AGPS radio and digital compass.

Source: Pocketnow

HTC and LG devices show up in inventory

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Mobile World Congress is less than a week away and already there is much talk and speculation on what will and won’t be announced there. For now, we are certain that Samsung has something big in store as they prepare to reveal to the world the next generation of Galaxy S devices. HTC is said to be prepping a flagship smartphone, one that will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well as run on a GSM network and of course who can forget the rumors of their tablet as well? Last but not least, LG will be announcing the world’s first 3D cellphone as well as the first 3D tablet (last one is a speculation).

That said, we’re getting new information about the rumored existence of an HTC device by the code name of Desire 2. Of course you will recall this is the European version of the Evo. We also have some more information that there will also be a tablet dubbed the HTC Flyer which will be around the size of the Galaxy Tab, at least in screen real estate.

On to the news of LG, we’re hearing that the Korean company has a new device out called the Optimus 3D. as the name would suggest, the device has a 3D screen, and we’re hearing from reliable sources that there will be the inclusion of a camera that can also record in 3D. LG is also expected to announce the Star Tab which is a European version of the Optimus Tab which will be heading to the United States sometime this year.

We’re not going to hold our breath just yet, but if this is the case, it could be just a bit more interesting to pay attention to both company’s MWC keynote.

Source: Fonearena