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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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    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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