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    With Black Friday upon us, we thought we'd give you a helping hand with some of today's and this weekend's deals with the major E-tailers and operators if you're into some Smartphone shopping. Amazon Wireless: Samsung Captivate: $0.01 Samsung Fascinate: $0.01 HTC Droid Incredible: $0.01 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: $0.01 BlackBerry Bold 9700: $0.01 Motorola BRAVO: $0.01 WireFly: HTC Droid Incredible: Free HTC Surround: Free LG Quantum: Free Samsung Captivate: Free Motorola Flipside: Free Samsung Focus: Free BestBuy LG Optimus S: Free HTC Droid Incredible: Free Verizon Wireless: Samsung ...

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    You might remember our post about AMOLED vs. traditional LCDs from the picture viewing perspective and then the comparison between Super AMOLED, AMOLED and LCD in direct sunlight. Different devices employ different screen types and different technologies. In the video below you can see some high magnification pictures of various screens employed by different manufacturers, namely LCD on the HTC HD2, S-AMOLED on the Samsung Galaxy S, AMOLED on the HTC Desire (later they switched to SLCD and we showed you how to spot the difference), SLCD on the HTC Desire HD and AMOLED on the Acer Stream. ...

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    HTC's official Sync application for Android devices was recently updated for APAC & EU HTC Hero (Android 2.1), HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Legend, Desire, Wildfire, HTC Aria (APAC Only) and now it's time for an update that will also support U.S. devices. The version number is 3.0.5481 -- same as previous but for different devices -- and is intended for HTC Desire, DROID ERIS by HTC (Verizon), DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC (Verizon), HTC Aria (AT&T), HTC EVO 4G (Sprint) and T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. Three features have been improved according to the official description, namely: support "Group" ...

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    HTC Sync for Android smartphones was last updated on August 23 and at that time it brought support for Desire, Legend, Hero, Wildfire and Aria HTC-made handsets. Today, HTC updates the Sync software once again, this time adding support for the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z smartphones. All devices compatible with the software are APAC & EU HTC Hero (Android 2.1), HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Legend, Desire, Wildfire and HTC Aria (APAC Only). Not much new on the description part: "You can use HTC Sync™ to synchronize Outlook contacts and calendar or Outlook Express contacts and the ...

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    Canadian carrier Telus is heavily advertising today's Android 2.2 Froyo update availability for its HTC Desire handset so if you have one on the green carrier, this is your lucky day. According to the website, the update will arrive with portable Wi-Fi hotspot capability, improved browser performance and the option of moving applications to the memory card as a feature of the latest version of Google's mobile OS. Even though almost three months later than the unbranded device Froyo update, Telus HTC Desire users will start seeing the benefits of the platform starting sometime today, when ...

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    HTCSense.com is online and accepting sign-ups from people running both the Desire HD and the Desire Z phones -- phones that are running the latest version of the HTC Sense UI. Unfortunately, other Android devices, even those running older versions of HTC's Sense UI can't get in. According to a post at ePrice.com.tw, HTC is planning on letting not only other Android devices in, but Windows Phone 7 as well. Additionally, if you are running on an HTC Desire currently, if the rumors hold true, HTC will be updating your Sense UI to the new version as early as December 2010.

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    Two of HTC's most popular Android devices, the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend will have, starting this month, two more color variants to their line-up to suit all your needs, according to an HTC press release received via e-mail. The HTC Desire, already available in Silver and Urban Brown will be available also in Brilliant White. The HTC Legend, available in a combination of black and grey will have a Phantom Black version, an all-black which looks rather elegant, resembling the looks of earlier models, like the all-black HTC Trinity. Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East ...

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    It seems that two times per year, HTC updates its Sense interface for Android. Today, with the announcement of the Desire Z and Desire HD, a wide swath of changes were shown for HTC's proprietary Android interface. This is obviously important to those of you that plan to get the Z or HD, but it's also important for anyone that runs a custom ROM, because it will only be a matter of time before ROMs for other devices are baked with HTC's latest version of Sense. Here's a look at what's new! 1. Recent apps. This is super cool! Instead of tapping and holding the home button to quickly toggle ...

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    We know the HTC Desire as one of the best and most popular Android smartphones on the market and it's one of the HTC devices that recently was updated to Android 2.2 Froyo (it was released on the market with 2.1 Eclair). Just today, HTC released an official update for the HTC Desire on their Worldwide and European support websites, an update which is aimed at users running unbranded devices. Applying the update over the air will bring your OS to 2.10.405.2 and offers three things according to the official description: "1. Android OS update patch, 2. Enhanced multi inbox Gmail support and ...

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    Super-regional carrier U.S. Cellular has made good on its promise of an August release of the Android 2.1-powered HTC Desire -- its second Android offering, after the Samsung Acclaim -- at least to the lucky consumers in its 26-state footprint. Although we initially thought that this 1GHz handset with 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display would hit fellow CDMA carrier Verizon first, it is U.S. Cellular, based out of Chicago, which has the distinction of bringing Desire stateside. Of course, folks who absolutely couldn't wait for this device have already imported it in an AT&T 3G-compatible variety ...

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    After hearing that HTC will officially switch to Super LCD screens from AMOLED back in July due to AMOLED display panel shortages on Samsung's side, we now got to a point where new HTC Desire devices hit the market from the new production batch sporting SLCD screens. If you want to make sure your device has a SLCD screen, read below for a few hints: 1. Check the box your Desire came with at the section Display: if it states "3.7 inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen" then you've got an AMOLED display but if it says "3.7-inch touch-sensitive screen" then you've got an SLCD display. 2. ...

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    Many times I've wondered: what is it that drives someone to use one platform or the other? The question was general, whether I asked about Windows 7 powered PCs versus apple iMacs or Windows Mobile powered devices versus those running Android or iOS. Some people put their money on aspect, others prefer to have usability; some like speed, others care for their pockets; some love the support while others need compatibility and so on. Regardless of what the reasons are, the crowds are well delimited but what does it take to switch sides and what makes a "no matter what I'll stick to my ...

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    Last month I told you about the new Korean radio for the Nexus One, and how many people were reporting increased data speeds over the "stock" radio. Now that T-Mobile is gearing up for HSPA+ in the U.S. some people with the Korean radio are reporting a 10x speed increase. But it's not just hacked Nexus One's that are seeing the improvements, the latest HTC Desire 2.2 update includes the same radio. Whether or not this means the radio is HSPA+ ready, or that T-Mobile is just preparing certain towers for HSPA+ by increasing bandwidth we don't know. If you're running baseband version ...

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    If you've had your eye on the HTC Desire but haven't sprung for one because of the lack of US 3G, fret no more: you can now buy an unlocked Desire with the proper bands to do 3G on AT&T. It'll cost you, though. Over a Negri Electronics, they're shipping for around $600 with a new round of inventory expected next Wednesday (since it's in Preorder status). Our advice? While the Desire is one of the best Android devices around right now, it's likely that AT&T will soon offer an even wider variety of Android devices coming up this fall, so it may be worth waiting to get the subsidized price on ...

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    The rumored HTC Desire HD may have been spotted in an image looking like an EVO 4G from Sprint, but with a GSM radio rather than the CDMA/WiMax combo of the latter. It is unclear from the photo if this handset will mostly use aluminum/metal for the shell. Other rumors floating around the Internet states that the Desire HD will use a mostly unibody aluminum construction, like the HTC Legend, but will also sport higher-end guts, like those on the Desire rather than the mid-range Legend's CPU. Though the leaked image from Hong Kong is unverified, the device sports a large 4.3-inch display and ...

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    It looks like the Desire HD and HTC Vision will be coming to Vodafone Germany according to the carrier's inventory system. The Desire HD is said to have the unibody aluminum construction of the HTC Legend and the high-end innards of the HTC Desire. The system just displays the models, but does not list a release date for Vodafone. (via: UberGizmo)

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    Previously we showed you the HD2 running on a Nexus One flavor of Android. As development continues over at XDA, we now have a new flavor of Android to show you, this time running HTC Sense right from the Desire. Just about everything is working: the camera, WiFi, GPS, multitouch, plus all of the Sense widgets and settings. What's still missing is working speakers (there's a fix for this, see below), so while the phone can dial out, you can't hear the caller on the other end, even on speakerphone. If you have an HD2, we recommend that you try to run Android on your phone. There are no ...

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    Some sites post articles or videos, send them off into the ether, and abandon them. I've always thought that was a bit arrogant, and somewhat sad. Since joining the pocketnow team in February of this year one of my personal goals has been to open a dialog with the readers. I try and monitor my posts and videos for a few days after they're published and interact with comments and questions. (How have I been doing so far?) More and more frequently, my articles have been raising questions that are off-topic for the article, and my readers have been contacting me with these questions (which is ...

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    HTC may be releasing an updated version of the HTC Desire come this October if rumors hold true. The Android handset, dubbed the HTC Desire HD, will combine the best features of the HTC Legend, the HTC EVO 4G, and the HTC Desire. Previously rumored as the HTC Ace, the Desire HD will come in GSM flavor, though it may not arrive on any of the big four US carriers as none of the major national carriers has adopted the original HTC Desire. The HTC Ace/Desire HD will utilize a unibody aluminum design borrowed from the Legend, the large 4.3-inch display from the HTC EVO 4G at WVGA resolution, ...

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    It looks like a modder over at XDA-Developers has created a ROM that brings Sense UI, Froyo Android 2.2, and 720p HD video recording to the HTC Desire. HTC had committed itself to a software update to support HD encoding with the video camera of the Desire. However, for those impatient Desire owners who want to gettheir hands on Froyo, which brings with it Adobe Flash 10.1 support, as well as the HD encoding features that are baked into this ROM, you can head over to XDA to learn more. (via: IntoMobile and The Gadgets)

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    I've got two really cool Android items to share with you today. One is useful, the other is not. One requires Froyo, the other does not. First off we've got a whimsical throwback to days-gone-by. Remember the After Dark screen saver collection for your Mac and Windows 3.x PCs? No, not the band, the screen saver featured 1940's style toasters with bird-like wings flapping across your screen with slices of toast mixed in for good measure. You probably bought the whole pack just to get Flying Toasters. On Android you can set the number, size, and speed of the toasters, but you can't set the ...

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    We just got an email from HTC's PR firm that let us know the HTC Desire will be coming to the U.S.A. via regional operators. No news on when, who, or how much, but you can expect more news on this in August. It will feature the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1 with HTC Sense that has proven so popular on the international version of HTC Desire. Who wants to guess which carrier will pick this up?

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    HTC is announcing an over the air update on their support website for two of their Android devices, the HTC Legend and the HTC Bravo. "The new software number after the update will be 1.31.405.4 on HTC Legend and 1.21.405.2 on HTC Desire". As far as installation goes, find a free hotspot or use an unlimited data plan and accept the update when pushed to your device by pressing OK. (Source: XDA Developers)

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    The geniuses at XDA-Developers are busy at work porting Android 2.2 (Froyo) to other Android devices. These are operational ports, but not everything works, so you may want to wait a bit longer before making the switch. So far we're seeing it on the Desire, G1, and myTouch 3G. Here's a round up of what works and what doesn't. On the Desire: What's working: - WiFi - Data - MIC - GPS - Apps2SD (use latest 0.2 version) What doesn't work: - Bluetooth (does start, but you can't scan) - Camera (please don't use) And on the G1 and myTouch 3G: Working: - Calls - Data - LEDs - Call audio - Gapps - ...

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    It looks like the HTC Desire will be coming to Canadian carrier Telus as the HTC Triumph. The handset is expected to retain its HTC Sense UI experience on top of Android and will launch in July or August. This model will be similar to the HTC Desire launched internationally, but will come with support for North America's 3G bands to be compatible with Telus, which by the way should work on AT&T's 3G network for those looking to import this phone Stateside. (via: Electronista)

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