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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
After exclusively showing you renders of HTC’s upcoming flagship device, the smartphone was caught in the wild in Taipei’s metro system posing for some paparazzi shots.
Gizmodo ran another picture of the smartphone which is referred to as the “Saga”. The handset in the picture looks to be the same with the one in our renders as well as those published by Engadget. The only difference between the real-live pictures looks to be the color of the handset: while the Taipei metro device seems to have a silver/black combination, the one published by Gizmodo [...]
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 [...]
Whether you want to call this the Desire 2 or the Saga, we can all agree that it’s having trouble staying under the radar. We first discovered an image of this mystery phone late last month. Then, it appeared again about a week later. And now, for the first time, we’re seeing shots of the rear of the Saga, and we find there to be not two, but three microphones. Why three? Our guess is the first two are for noise cancellation, while the third is for isolating audio when shooting video (like the Droid X). This would be the first time an HTC phone had more than two [...]