Posted on 2010-09-19 19:09:50
Desire HD is pretty much European version of EVO 4G. It's a bit slimmer and has more memory, but the main idea is the same: powerful device with huge 4.3 display.
The second announced device, Desire Z is a bit more interesting. HTC made us wait a long time for a next QWERTY smartphone. But finally it's here. With this, HTC can compete with Motorola, Samsung and LG which all have a few models with QWERTY keyboard.
Engadget has an interesting hands-on video of Desire Z booting in mere 3 seconds. It's really impressive what HTC is doing with Android and Sense.
Posted on 2010-09-03 20:42:09
And now we have another proof that guys at Sony Ericsson know well that standing out is good. Check out the video below. Not only is the video cool by itself, the best thing is that you can do that by yourself if you have webcam.
Lets just hope that their next Android handsets are as interesting as their ad campaigns ;)
Posted on 2010-09-03 19:41:53
The hardware is very similar to what Galaxy S has to offer. The core of this tablet is a 1 GHz Cortex A8 based CPU with PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip. 512 Gb of RAM and 16 or 32 Gb of internal storage should be plenty. The screen is a 7 inch 1024x600 TFT-LCD touchscreen. Look like it's not a SuperAMOLED display. read more
Posted on 2010-09-01 18:48:35
All in all it's a pretty standard Android device from higher end. Nothing special or ground breaking about it, but it looks very solid.
Posted on 2010-07-05 20:05:24
Posted on 2010-06-18 18:00:51
But don't get fooled by the headlines. This is not the case of HTC bullying modders. The site in question hosts a bunch of ROMs for HTC devices, both released and unreleased (and not only Android based). This has little to do with custom ROMs. Not a single of those ROMs is custom made by the community. HTC has every right to make a request they made, since those files contain copyrighted, proprietary content created and owned by HTC. And some for yet unreleased devices. If this was Apple instead of HTC, there would be a SWAT team barging into conflipper's home, guns blazing, and not some pansy letter.
So modders can relax. So far, HTC did not make any moves against Android modding community. Although porting HTC's proprietary software, such as Sense UI to other devices might get their attention. But until that happens, calm down, relax and enjoy your custom Android ROM.
Posted on 2010-06-15 20:25:22
Both are most likely budget phones, at least the specs suggests that. E130 has a QWERTY keyboard in a form-factor not often seen in Android smartphones.
Both models are running Android 1.6 and are powered by ST Ericsson PNX6715 processor clocked at 416 MHz. This is an ARM9 based CPU, so expect performance similar to first gen Android hardware (aka G1 and other Qualcomm MSM7201 based devices). Unfortunately, unlike Qualcomm's chip, this one does not integrate 3D accelerator, so 3D gaming is out.
Posted on 2010-06-15 18:43:46
Posted on 2010-06-14 22:21:43
Posted on 2010-06-14 22:03:18
Aria looks very much like HTC Legend in terms of specs, except it has less RAM and is slightly larger. read more
Posted on 2010-06-13 22:55:01
And a new player just entered the ring. AndSpot just opened for private beta and promises to address some of the issues with Android Market. And there are some:
- publishing paid apps is allowed only for developers in 9 countries
- paid apps are available to users in only 13 countries
- lack of any quality standards
- hard for developers to gain any exposure in the sea of apps (many of which are just trash apps)
- problems with abuse of comments and rating system
Posted on 2010-06-13 22:21:50