For Verizon Wireless customers eager with envy of their T-Mobile brethren’s T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone with its full hardware keyboard in landscape mode, Android blog Android Central has gotten a hold of the Verizon Wireless HTC Merge in a video. It’s unclear if the final shipping retail units will be different from the unit that Android Central has obtained, but the video should give users a glimpse of the hardware and the awesome keyboard on the HTC Android device.
The Merge is slated as a world phone, so it will support a SIM card for international [...]
HTC may have delayed the shipping dates on its recently-announced Desire HD and Desire Z Android handsets, according to several online retailers. A thread over at XDA-Developers shows customers who have pre-ordered gradually reporting their anticipated ship dates slipping, with Amazon UK, for instance, now showing a November 15th release for the HD. The e-tailer had originally scheduled shipments for an October 13th delivery.
Expansys has also changed release dates, stating that the Desire HD is due on the 19th of October, while the Z isn’t expected until the 30th. Clove [...]
The HTCSense.com portal was announced along with the Desire HD and Desire Z in September. The portal was to act as a way to manage your HTC Android device from the web. Even though the Desire HD and Z aren’t yet available, we managed to get a look at the HTCSense.com website by running the Desire HD ROM on the HTC HD2. In this video, we provide a full tour of the portal.
The website is divided into five sections: Dashboard, Footprints, People, Messages, and HTC Hub. Dashboard lets you remotely wipe, lock and ring your phone, plus it lets you find your phone on a [...]
Following the successful port of the Android-powered HTC Desire HD ROM over to the Windows Phone 6.5-powered HTC HD2, another XDA member has managed to perform the same feat with the HTC Desire Z ROM — better known as the Vision or the T-Mobile G2. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the ROM has good performance and benchmarks well, with the only downside being lack of camera support, which admittedly is probably a dealbreaker for quite a few users.
Both the Desire Z and the Desire HD are announced but unreleased Android 2.2 Froyo handsets sporting the latest version of HTC [...]
Following the release of the eight-minute walkthrough of the Desire HD, HTC has released their Desire Z video, equally as long, which shows off some of the cool new features of the device. For example, they talk about the “pop-out” hinge design and the design philosophy of it. They also cover the keyboard, which has been design with ergonomics in mind, with the addition of programmable keys that can be used to carry out tasks or launch programs (thus keeping your fingers on the keyboard, and not on the display). Aditionally, some of the new HTC Sense features are covered [...]
Mobile-Review.com had a first look of the HTC Desire HD aka HTC Ace and they call it “the most technological HTC device to date if the HTC EVO 4G is not taken into account”. Nothing really new is said that we don’t already know but on a writer’s personal note, the Ace is built out of metal – being the main material used – with some plastic “patches” on the top and bottom of the back side, which, even if they represent a necessity being placed around the dual flash, covering the SIM and memory cards and on the side, they seem to be a turn [...]
We witnessed the launch of two new HTC Android devices namely the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z and we are quite impressed by the new features HTC brings to its Sense user interface for Android.
Our friends over at Clove Technology have the two devices listed for preorder and both the HTC Desire HD as well as the HTC Desire Z are expected in initial stock on October 6, 2010. With this in mind, we have an orientative price tag for the two new Androids (with a note that prices as well as availability are not set in stone and could be subject to change) and that is [...]