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    HTC makes great devices, you'll get no argument on that from me. Where opinions begin to vary is whether or not the HTC Desire series really lives up to their name: are they really all that desirable? If you'd have asked me that just a week ago, I wouldn't have hesitated: no, they're not desirable. That said, I do respect the role that the HTC Desire family has played over the years. They've all been fairly decent devices for the average smartphone user. What's more, they've generally been pretty affordable. Even still, they're nothing that I would have recommended for any of my friends or ...

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    HTC sometimes seems to be cursed with bad luck, and a number of the unexpected problems it's faced stem from issues with the components that help make up smartphones. Most recently, we saw Nokia snatch away access to the HAAC microphone components HTC had been using for its One handset, after the company producing them for Nokia distributed them to HTC without Nokia's blessing. That's far from the first time HTC's had to rethink a phone's design post-launch due to component issues, and President of HTC North Asia Jack Tong recently shared a few words about HTC's past experiences along this ...

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    We can only applaud HTC's efforts to make good on their promise and unlock as much bootloaders as possible. There are now a lot of HTC-made Android phones which are unlockable via HTCdev -- recent additions include the Wildfire S, Wildfire, Salsa, Merge, and Desire -- and now we get some more. If you have an HTC Desire HD or a variant of the Desire or Wildfire, you can head over to the HTCdev website and unlock your bootloader. You have to read and understand that it will void your warranty but once you get passed that, there's nothing stopping you from enjoying an unlocked bootloader if ...

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    HTC is doing its best, unlike Motorola, to keep the promise Peter Chou made with regards to unlocking bootloaders. Several different phone models are now unlockable via the HTCdev website, among which all devices released after September 2011, and even prior to that date. According to a recent tweet, new phones have been added to the unlock list. If you have an HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Salsa, Merge, or Desire, you can now unlock its bootloader -- given that you understand the risks and that it will void your warranty. However, that never stopped the community so if you feel like, jump ...

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    Remember when Google said the Nexus One just wasn't up to running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? That was just shy of a month ago. Since then we've seen only an SDK port running on the Nexus One, but now we've got an AOSP Custom ROM for it, too! ... and it's not alone! For those who don't know, AOSP is the Android Open Source Project, the place where you "can find the information and source code you need to build an Android-compatible device." It's been a week since Google released the Ice Cream Sandwich source code to the AOSP. Seven days. In that time we now have AOSP-based custom ROMs ...

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    HTC has recently released the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire after a long wait and lots of going back and forth. In the final ROM that was published to the Dev site, HTC removed wallpapers, a couple of apps and carrier customizations to make the update thinner. As you may know, HTC will not push the update out over-the-air and this will be the only Gingerbread update to ever officially hit the Desire. It is recommended for advanced users but in this video we'll walk you through the process of updating your phone to the Gingerbread ROM. Check it out below and remember ...

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    The last information we've heard about the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire was that it will be rolling-out by the end of July. It's the first day of August and HTC has released the update, with a twist though. We knew HTC was planning to drop some applications in order to face the limited storage on the phone and so they did. The HTC Desire Gingerbread ROM has been published but "is only recommended for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply to this update to the HTC Desire". The information comes from HTC's Facebook ...

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    Several weeks ago, HTC announced on Facebook that testing had been successful for the original Desire's Gingerbread update, and that it would start going out to users by the end of July. With the end of the month on the horizon, HTC looks ready to start distributing the Desire update. A few days ago, an HTC rep claimed the update was already going out to Desires based on their IMEI numbers, but with a thread-full of Desire owners at XDA-Developers checking their phones for updates, the sense soon formed that the HTC rep may have jumped the gun with that announcement. Looking at HTC's ...

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    Last week HTC was letting us all Desire owners know that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, with or without Sense or other applications in order to keep it slim, was undergoing the testing phase. It now appears that the testing is done. According to HTC's recent Facebook status, the manufacturer has done testing the HTC Desire Gingerbread update ROM. Since testing "has gone well", the Taiwanese company is informing Desire users that it will start rolling out the update by the end of this month. There's still no information on what exactly will be removed from the system, apps or Sense ...

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    The HTC Desire Gingerbread saga continues after earlier HTC announced the update, then announced it will not happen, then backtracked again turning 180 degrees and later on said that it will be dropping some apps in order to deliver it. There were rumors coming from carriers that HTC might dump HTC Sense instead of applications and now the manufacturer is updating on the status. According to the official Facebook page for HTC, the manufacturer has updated saying that they "are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week". No more ...

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    After a bit of a bumpy start, it finally started to look like the original HTC Desire might get Gingerbread without losing too much software, but a recently-leaked carrier document shows there might be a larger price to pay, suggesting Gingerbread will see the Desire stripped of HTC's Sense UI. HTC first announced that the Desire, along with several other of its older models, was on-track for a Gingerbread update this year. We saw a leak of the software, and everything seemed to be going fine, until HTC announced earlier this month that "there isn't enough memory to allow us both to bring ...

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    The HTC Desire Gingerbread update story begins to be an interesting one after initially promising the update back in winter, then a sudden change of mind recently and then some more turning yesterday. According to HTC's Facebook page, the Taiwanese manufacturer will have to leave out select applications from the HTC Desire in order to provide the Gingerbread update. This all comes down to the relatively small amount of memory on the smartphone and HTC, when initially saying the Desire will not get Gingerbread, said that it wasn't possible to upgrade without compromising the Sense ...

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    Yesterday's news about HTC changing its mind about the HTC Desire Gingerbread made some customers really unhappy with the Taiwanese manufacturer that promised the latest Google version -- and even had a Gingerbread test ROM out for the smartphone. Here's an interesting bit from HTC Romania: both tweets can translate into the same original idea that contrary to yesterday's announcements, the HTC Desire will indeed receive its Gingerbread update. The reasons behind yesterday's announcement were poor and related to the Desire's low hardware internals -- while the Wildfire S can run ...

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    Back in February, HTC was talking about its plans for bringing Gingerbread to its existing line of phones, saying at the MWC that the whole lineup of Desire smartphones would be receiving updates of their own over the course of spring and summer. Now the company appears to be pulling an about-face, putting a halt to plans for Gingerbread on the original Desire. This morning on the HTC UK Facebook page, the company posted, "Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience ...

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    HTC is doing a great job in updating older smartphones to the latest version of Google Android and we've heard that the HTC Desire will get its Gingerbread treat this spring, along with the Desire Z -- as the Desire HD and Incredible S already got it. So from our favorite leaksters comes the apparently official HTC Desire (aka Bravo) Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM. It is WWE (Worldwide English) but for the Asian regions; that shouldn't worry you as HTC, as other OEMs, usually roll several regions out in a relatively short time frame. Besides getting excited for the upcoming ROM update you ...

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    Canadian smartphone users who are looking to pick up a new model are in for a treat, since Telus has slashed prices on many of it popular models, offering most for free when you sign-on for a three-year term. While some of the newest models, like the HTC Desire HD, will still set you back $50, the vast majority are available at no cost after subsidies. Android smartphones that are free with this offer include the original HTC Desire, the LG Optimus One, the Droid-like Motorola Milestone, Samsung's Fascinate, and the Motorola Charm. Some, like the Charm, stuck on Android 2.1, are clearly ...

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    If your carrier is called Telus you'll be happy to find out that several Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry devices will get software updates in the short and medium term, according to information given out by the carrier. The HTC Desire and the HTC Desire HD will both receive their Android 2.3 Gingerbread treat this spring while the Motorola Milestone will get version 2.2 Froyo in the first part of spring. The LG Optimus 7 and HTC Surround Windows Phone 7 devices will get the NoDo update in the next few weeks while the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will get BlackBerry OS 6 in early spring ...

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    Just when Samsung is finally getting Android 2.2 Froyo to their smartphones, HTC went and announced that many of its recent phones will be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the Spring. The devices in question range from the Desire and Desire HD to the Desire Z and the newer Incredible S. Many of you know that the HTC Desire Z and the T-Mobile G2 are essentially the same phone, the latter without HTC's Sense UI. No mention was made whether or not an official Gingerbread update would be made available for the G2 at the same time -- or ever. We'll have to wait for T-Mobile to answer that ...

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    HTC is leading the pack in handset manufacturers updating their devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread -- but that isn't saying much. Currently limited to only the Nexus S (by Samsung) and custom ROMs from the developer community, Gingerbread is the latest iteration of the Android operating system for smartphones. Word from MWC is that HTC is releasing the Desire S running Gingerbread later this Spring, and after that the HTC Desire "and its desirable siblings" will be updated to Gingerbread as well. The Desire HD and Desire Z will likely get the update first. What do you think? Can you wait ...

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    Expansys has now published expected release dates for three anticipated handset sequels, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 (which it misidentifies as the i9100), HTC Desire 2, and HTC Wildfire 2 (codename: Marvel), after pushing its Desire HD2 page live earlier today. We also learn that that the Galaxy S 2 (actually known as i9200) is coming in 16GB and 32GB capacities, and that the Desire 2 will be asking 440 pounds ($707) for an unlocked version in black. The Sony Ericsson Neo, a.k.a. Halon, makes an appearance as well, although no other details are revealed. Posted release dates are as follows: ...

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    Here is the first press shot -- render, actually -- of the HTC Saga (Desire 2?) running the new version of Sense (likely 3.0), as evidenced by the grid icon in tray, which has replaced the up arrow. Both the handset and the latest version of the UI are expected to debut tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So far we've seen Saga (tipped as Desire 2 by Vodafone and Expansys) in smaller render form as well as in the wild preparing to board a Taiwanese commuter train, followed more recently by some close ups. We're not sure of any of the specs at this point, although we'd expect a ...

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    Are you or someone you know on US Cellular with an Android-powered smartphone? If so, you'll be pleased to hear that updates to Android 2.2 Froyo are coming soon! According to a post on Facebook: "We're working with Samsung, HTC and LG to provide Froyo (Android 2.2) upgrades for all of our Android-powered phones. The Acclaim upgrade will be available by the end of next week, and customers with the Desire will be able to upgrade their device by the end of this month. The Apex and Mesmerize will be ready for upgrades around March. Download details coming next week. Thanks for your patience." ...

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    This is what we wait all year for, friends: the chance to pick the single best phone in all of 2010. Sure, we could break it up by category, by platform, by carrier, by something, but we'd rather pit the Droids against the iPhones against the BlackBerries in a winner-take-all cage match that will crown the one true champion. We thought about including a poll here, but we don't want to limit your choices even one bit; if you think that the Sanyo Zio was the best that the industry had to offer in 2010, by all means, cast your vote in the comments and tell us why you made that pick. A few of ...

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    The European version of the HTC Desire Android smartphone has just received an over-the-air update from HTC that will boost the version number to 2.29.405.5. It is good to see that HTC is commited to properly supporting popular devices out there. Our Desire automatically notified us of an existing which is rather small, approximately 4MB in size but if you device didn't do so, it would most probably help to dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#* in the dialer which should notify the servers of your existence. The update is a minor one, changing only the trailing number from 2.29.405.2 to 2.29.405.5 and is ...

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    Whether you're downloading apps, uploading videos, or just browsing the mobile web, all smartphone users are placing some kind of toll on the capabilities of their network providers. Analysts at Arieso recently took a look at the data needs of users of several modern handsets and came up with some interesting results, including the finding that Android phones are leading the pack, especially when it comes to uploads. Arieso compared leading BlackBerry, Android, and Apple phones against the aging iPhone 3GS, with the average data needs of its users forming the baseline for comparison. Both ...

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