Posts tagged with: Desire S

[Full Desire S Review] Released in April 2011, the Desire S is one of the first HTC devices running Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense UI 2.1. Powering the Desire S is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 760MB of RAM and 1.9GB of ROM. It is sporting a 3.7-inch Super LCD display with a 480x800 WVGA resolution. The Desire S also features two cameras, one 0.3-megapixel camera on front and a rear facing five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Desire S news, reviews and videos:

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    When evaluating smartphones one of the items we like to cover is the quality of the video camera. The camera in the HTC Desire S is not only 720p, it's also very fast! Still images don't suffer from "shutter lag" like we've seen in earlier phones, and the video it records is just stunning! A good, quality video recording has good resolution, good color contrast, and can track well without blurring when moved quickly or shooting fast-motion action. Audio quality is also important to a good recording. That having been said, let's take a look around my yard and see how it does! Since many of ...

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    The latest version of the HTC Sense interface for Android, version 3.0, brings some pretty significant changes and will debut on the EVO 3D and the Sensation. Chief among these changes are a new lock screen, new widgets, a new home screen configuration, and many little enhancements to the stock programs you use everyday. If you're rocking a current generation phone like the Desire HD (Inspire 4G), EVO 4G, Thunderbolt, or even the brand new Incredible S, you're probably wondering whether you'll get an upgrade to Sense 3.0. First, a bit of history. Most of the time (but not always) when HTC ...

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    In our last post we unboxed the HTC Desire S. In this video we'll take a look at the first boot and see the general responsiveness of the smartphone. This cellphone is running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI 2.1. The new version of Sense UI comes with a quick settings tab and recently used apps, in addition to notifications in the pull-down notification shade. The app drawer has three views (all apps, frequently used apps, and downloaded apps) and a cool, vertically paginated view to help navigate a long list of apps. Integration with HTCSense.com is present and does its job ...

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    The HTC 7 Pro is known as the HTC Arrive in the US thanks to Sprint -- as well as its CDMA support -- and the device looks to be landing soon at Cellular South together with the HTC Desire II -- basically the Desire S -- and the Wildifre S. The information comes from a screen grab of what looks to be the carrier's system in which the three devices are listed. Calling the Desire S the Desire II is nothing out of the ordinary -- just remember the HTC Incredible S is called the Incredible II with Verizon -- which makes us wonder why the Wildfire S remained non-renamed. A bigger -- and ...

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    Thanks to our friends at Negri Electronics we got our hands on the HTC Desire S. An Android-powered smartphone running HTC Sense UI, and targeting the European market. In this video I'll show you what comes in the box, and give you a quick tour or the device itself. We'll cover first-boot and software in an upcoming video. Inside the box is what you'd expect: some manuals, a wall-wart for USB-power (sporting European prongs), a stereo headset, a USB cable, and the phone itself. The smartphone feels very substantial in-hand, though it's not heavy and is quite compact. In addition to a ...

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    If you are an HTC Desire S owner today might be your lucky day as HTC has just released the source code for the smartphone on its developer website. If you are a ROM developer that means you can get your hands dirty and check out the bits released. If you are a poweruser addicted to tweaking, hacking and improving, you know it's one step towards another custom ROM for your device -- or even for another non-Desire S. Even if you're not into that, you could see improvements as people check out every bit and report bugs which could be fixed for your smartphone. Source: HTC Developer Center ...

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    We've just spotted a new color option for the HTC Desire S, scheduled for release in Europe at the end of the month. While the smartphone has only popped up in black (or rather, "Muted Black") so far, getmobile.de is offering an alternate facade for the handset in "Kodiak Gray". While the phone's bezel may go unchanged, having that lighter color on the smartphone's edge may actually improve visibility a tiny, tiny bit, thinking along the same lines as the Kindle 3's re-coloring in order to increase the perception of screen contrast; the Desire S's blacks should seem blacker with the phone ...

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    The FCC continues to make this a busy week for smartphone fans, publishing more RF testing results for some upcoming handsets. Today we've got a new HTC model, number PG88100, which we understand to be the Desire S. HTC announced the Desire S at last month's MWC, playing the role of successor to the original Desire with some upgraded hardware specs. The phone is already up for pre-orders in Europe, expected to arrive at the end of March. Japanese site Blog of Mobile!! identified the PG88100 as the Desire S. Looking through the FCC documents, you'll notice the striking absence of ...

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    HTC have launched a total number of five devices with the occasion of this year's Mobile World Congress and, while they didn't unveil anything huge, the Taiwanese manufacturer was the only one to present such a huge portfolio of new devices. Our friends over at Clove.co.uk already have the HTC Desire S on pre-order. The handset will cost you £406.80 (approximately $659) unlocked and the first stock is expected to arrive early April. The device sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of ROM, 3.7-inch WVGA screen, five-megapixel camera and a 1450mAh battery. The ...

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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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    With nearly a dozen new phones announced at Mobile World Congress, you might be curious as to when the new devices will land, and perhaps more importantly, how much they're going to cost. Most of the devices will hit Europe first, where citizens are used to paying higher non-subsidized prices for new smarpthones, so keep that in mind when you peruse the prices below: Xperia Play: 649 EUR ($882 USD) Xperia Arc: 599 EUR ($814 USD) Xperia Neo: 479 EUR ($651 USD) Wildfire S: (299 EUR ($406) Desire S: 499 EUR ($678 USD) Incredible S: 519 EUR ($705 USD) HTC Flyer: 669 EUR ($909 USD) Several of ...

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    HTC announced its Desire S at the Mobile World Congress earlier this week, giving the phone a Q2 target for release. We can now narrow that window down to April 18, as multiple UK retailers have tagged that Monday as the first day the Android smartphone will be available. First hitting our radar as the HTC Saga, we've also called the phone the Desire 2 before learning that HTC settled on Desire S. While the phone's hardware specifications didn't blow us away, with a 3.7-inch Super LCD (like the current-gen Desire, while the originals used AMOLED), 1GHz Snapdragon, and 768MB of RAM, when ...

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    The latest upgrade to HTC Sense for Android is pretty modest: Gingerbread phones will get a redesigned app tray, the left button on your homescreen look different, and there are some new widget. One more to add to the list: you can rearrange homescreens within the Leap feature. HTC was first to introduce Leap, which allows you to get a zoomed out view of all of your homescreens with an ease multitouch gesture, last year at Mobile World Congress. This year, they add the ability to tap and drag your homescreens within Leap to quickly rearrange them. Check it out in the video below! Update: ...

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    Dear HTC, Not a lot has happened since our last letter, and that's kind of why we decided to write again: you promised us something big at Mobile World Congress, and you must have been referring to that tablet, because the crop of phones that you brought along was pretty ho hum. We were totally excited for some dual-core, qHD, gigabyte-of-RAM, NFC-equipped action, and instead, the highlights of your lineup were a pair of low-end handsets with a rather gimmicky social networking button on them. As for the mainstream models, well, those weren't really much better -- incremental upgrades to ...

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    The original HTC Desire was an award-winning and highly acclaimed device. It's no wonder HTC wanted to do a successor. The just-announced Desire S is running with very similar specs to the original Desire: it has a 3.7 WVGA Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz CPU, 768MB of RAM, and 1.1 GB of ROM. After getting some hands-on time with the Desire S, we were not really overwhelmed. It's just a Desire refresh. Of course it has HTC Sense in it's newer iteration as well as Android 2.3 Gingerbread but 1GHz Snapdragon is something everybody thought HTC might be dropping. Anyways, ...

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