Last September, HTC’s integrated Twitter client Peep stopped working because Twitter’s switch to a new authentication method called OAuth. Three days later the app started working again, being allegedly fixed by Twitter itself (we believed it was making an exception in Peep’s regard).
Last week reports of a security leak surfaced concerning Twitter passwords being leaked and a fix, at least at that time, was offered by HTC on-demand in the form of a secure Peep application.
The Taiwanese manufacturer released an update for the HTC Touch Pro2, HTC HD2, [...]
After releasing a Daylight Saving Time official update for the HTC HD2 and HTC Touch2 last week, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer did the same for the popular HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC HD Mini handsets.
The description looks to be the same and the update for both devices “readjusts your clock to account for the hour gained during Daylight Savings”. As far as installation goes, download the proper EXE file for your handset, copy it to your smartphone and apply from there. Since this is a software patch, you will need to reapply after a Hard Reset or a ROM upgrade. [...]
HTC has released an update on their European Support website for the HTC HD Mini, the HVGA Windows Phone 6.5.
According to the official description, “this update for HTC HD mini improves sound handling when in a call” and applying it is a two step procedure. Before doing anything, make sure your ROM version is less than or equal to 1.36.XXX.X, except if you have a Vodafone Spain version.
The update procedure consists of downloading two files, RUU_PHO3693_20100728.exe (which I believe would be a Radio update) and PHO03693.exe. Quote from the [...]
HTC has released two updates today on their European Support website, both addressing the same issue but on different devices: HTC HD Mini and HTC Touch Pro2.
According to the description “this update amends the internal management of SMS functionality, and enhances SMS transmission stability”.
As far as installation goes, the same procedure applies to both devices: copy the downloaded file to your device and run it.
Note: If you perform a Hard Reset, you will need to reapply the update.
The HTC HD Mini has just received an official ROM update on the European website of HTC Support.
One thing’s new: we see a changelog or at least a list of improvements (quote):
Improved Functions:1. The trimmer bar will slide smoothly while trimming the mp3.2. Enhance the system performance and stability.3. Improves the ringtone sound quality.
ROM Versions:Greece: 1.36.482.1, Portugal: 1.36.410.1, France: 1.36.406.1, Denmark: 1.36.403.1, Italy: 1.36.408.1, Europe: 1.36.401.1, Spain: 1.36.412.1, Russian Federation: 1.36.411.1, Sweden: 1.36.413.1, [...]
Engadget is speculating that the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 HTC HD Mini maybe sitting at the FCC for regulatory approval. It’s all conjecture at this time whether the HTC HD Mini label that was submitted to the FCC is for a variant that supports some form of US 3G frequencies, but Engadget is deducing that since the label is yellow–and the HTC HD Mini is also yellow–that the label is part of the device’s design conceived by One & Co..
Even if the device get regulatory approval, it does not mean that the device would get picked up by a carrier. HTC could [...]
The HTC HD Mini is likely to be HTC’s last device to run Windows Mobile. Their focus will soon turn towards Windows Phone 7 as they look ahead to the next generation of smartphone devices. But for now, we have the HD Mini, which is HTC’s only Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device. This slightly new version of Windows Mobile brings native support for capactive multi-touch displays. It also has small visual enhancements, for example: you can tap and drag Start menu icons; the Start menu button has been removed from the top bar making for a thinner (Android-like) notification bar; tabs [...]
In this video we do a comparison of the Sense user interface on the HD Mini and the HD2. While the experience is similar, the lower screen resolution on the HD Mini really makes a difference in how much information can fit on the screen. Then, we dive into the web browser on the HD Mini, finding it to be a capable browsing machine, but sadly, the multitouch feels a bit “numb”. Finally, we go through a few third party apps to see how they look in HVGA resolution. Unfortunately, several very popular Windows Phone apps that we tried like Skyfire and Spb Mobile Shell just [...]
In this video we talk about HTC’s implementation of their Sense interface on the Windows Mobile 6.5.3-powered HTC HD Mini. We find that overall, the lower screen resolution provides a different experience from what you would find on the HD2 because less information can fit on the screen at once. Also missing are some of the more eye-catching animations typically found in Sense.
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In this video we take a look at the hardware on the HTC HD Mini. Overall we find that, as expected, the HD Mini is a solidy built device, but it lacks the stunning visual appeal that is present with the HD2. The craftsmanship is apparent with the use of high quality materials and attention to detail, but the device feels thicker in-hand than it should.
In terms of specs, it’s running with the Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU clocking at 600MHz. It has 384MB RAM, 512MB of ROM, and microSD memory expansion (with no card included). It also has WiFi, Bluetooth, aGPS, FM Radio, and a 5.0MP [...]
The HTC HD Mini is positioned as the little brother of the HD2. It’s for people that want an experience similar to the best-selling HD2 but without the huge form factor. Though oddly, there aren’t many similarities between the two devices. Sure, they both have multitouch capacitive touchscreens (which is unique to the world of Windows Mobile), but the software is different and the hardware bears virtually no similarities. The HD Mini is actually the first Windows Phone to ship with 6.5.3, which features a bunch of new features like tap and hold to re-arrange Start menu [...]
Something we immediately noticed after unboxing the HTC Legend was how predominant the HTC logo was on the back of the device. This was a bit surprising coming from a company that not long ago would have no logo present at all (when HTC was only making phones for other OEMs and carriers). Since HTC rebranded itself several years ago, we’ve seen devices like the HD2 and Touch2 (below) with modest logos. But now, with the newer crop of devices (that’s the HD Mini, Legend, and Desire), it looks like larger HTC logos are here to stay. And you know, we kind of like [...]
The HTC HD Mini is a cute device, and is considered by HTC to be the little brother of the HD2. It also ranks as the second Windows Phone ever to bring a capacitive multitouch display. It’s also the first Windows Phone to sport HVGA 480×320 resolution. As we can see in the videos below from TechnieLobang, the HD Mini has a very similar implimentation of the Sense interface than does the HD2. The HD Mini is now shipping at Clove for £275 or about $420.
What do you think about the HD Mini?
Do you remember the HTC 2010 device lineup leak from December of 2009 on XDA-Developers? Believe it or not, so far, everything leaked has been accurate (minus some specification discrepancies). There are still many devices that we have yet to see, so here’s a run down of what HTC could still be planning for Spring/Summer 2010:
When we first saw the Legend, we immediately knew that it was the successor to the Hero (thanks to that chin). The leak told us that the device would be released in March 2010, and guess what? Most retailers begin [...]
HTC’s Eric Lin gives us a walk-through of some of HTC’s latest handsets, which includes the recently unveiled HTC HD Mini, Legend, and Desire. The company had unveiled those handsets at Mobile World Congress, and we’re jealous of our European counterparts who will be getting those snazzy handsets.
Lin also talked about the design philosophies that have been carried forward by the One & Company acquisition. One of the design element include the “hidden powerful” of the colorful back underneath the battery cover of the HTC HD Mini and [...]
Did you forget about the HTC HD Mini, the little cousin of the HD2? It’s the first Windows Phone to sport HVGA 480×320 resolution (which makes us wonder how third party apps will work on it). It’s also HTC’s first Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device. What interesting about the HD Mini is that it has similar charactaristics of the HD2…is has a capacitive multitouch display (but at just 3.2″), a very thin form factor (at just 11.7mm thick), and the latest version of the acclaimed Sense interface.
We’re hearing from a variety of sources, [...]