About a week ago Brandon posted a news article about how to get 3G speeds in the US on at&t’s network and we recently acquired one and decided to test it out.
In this video we demonstrate the HTC HD2 running at 3G/HSDPA on at&t’s network. The phones that we have matched up against each other are the HTC Telstra HD2 (T9193) and the LG eXpo. Both devices sport a 1ghz Snapdragon processor and have the capability of operating on at&t’s 850Mhz 3G network.
The Telstra HD2’s connection settings are unfortunately locked to Telstra’s [...]
Purely speculative and deserving of the rumor classification, but the new build file for a device called the HTC Scorpion–codenamed Olympian–was recently leaked. Details from the code shows support for a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor–which will be Qualcomm’s dual-core CPU model–and support for WiMax. Also o note is that Android 2.2, build ID FRE65C, is listed. Some are saying that this may be HTC’s foray into the tablet or smartbook realm, but at this point, the Scorpion can be an Android smartphone. Guess we’ll have to wait and find [...]
When the monstrous specs for the U.S. version of the HD2 were revealed, many current HD2 owners were a little peeved to find that it’ll have a lot more RAM and ROM available than its predecessor. The unit slated to be released in the U.S. will have 1GB of ROM and 576MB of RAM, compared to 512MB of ROM and 448MB of RAM found on current HD2s. This lead to the theory that the U.S. version will be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 7, while the original version gets left behind. Recently, current owners have gone from angry to hopeful, as there’s news that all HD2s may have 576MB of [...]
It looks like the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU in the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Android handset is proving quite worthy as a 3D mapping program is able to pan and tilt around the city at a whopping 30 frames per second (FPS) or higher. The mapping app right now is still in proof-of-concept stage, and we’re hoping it gets shipped and ported to multiple platforms. Check out the video below.
In this video we cover the software on the LG Expo. By default, the Expo has the standard Windows Mobile Today screen enabled, and it would seem, not many customizations at all. If you dig a little, however, you can turn on a fully customized LG “S-Class” interface, where you’ll find all sorts of interesting goodies. Of special not is the fingerprint recognition lock screen hidden in the LG Phone settings, and the cool photo viewer hidden in the camera application.
In this video, we give you a thorough tour of Sense UI on the HD2, previously known as TouchFLO 3D. While we’ve shown you the interface before on other devices, running it on the HD2 with the 1GHz CPU is an entirely new experience that is quite fantastic.
The Sense UI represents HTC’s best attempt at an interface overlay on Windows Mobile, and they’ve learned a lot. Most tabs have been updated, some have been added, and the integration with Windows Mobile is deeper than ever.
In case you missed it, check out the unboxing, hardware tour, and [...]
Today, we unboxed the HTC HD2, which sports a powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Well, it looks like its less expensive cousin, the Acer neoTouch S200 (we’re giving one away!), has recently been upgraded with some custom ROMs. The S200 comes with Windows Mobile 6.5 in its stock form, but now users can slip into something a bit more finger friendly WM 6.5.1 (build 23506). The custom ROM is available thanks to hdubli on XDA-developers. Below, you can see 6.5.1 in action on the neoTouch S200.
Hdubli, with the help of rafyvitto, is also working on a 6.5.1 ROM with [...]
A video from Solopalmari has been published which shows the browser speed between the HTC HD2 with server-side compression technology on the Opera Mobile 9.7 browser, the Acer neoTouch S200 with Internet Explorer Mobile, and the iPhone 3GS with Safari. With server side compression technology, the HTC HD2 beat out its competitors, with IE Mobile on the Acer coming in last.
How good is the Snapdragon processor you may ask? Well, as far as screen rotation speeds, it seems that the Snapdragon handsets are pretty zippy.
The Android-based Acer Liquid has a zippy Snapdragon processor rumored to come in at 1 Ghz, a WVGA capacitive touchscreen (versus resistive on the neoTouch), and integration with social media sites. The leaked picture on Engadget Mobile shows us a device that we’ve seen before–perhaps it’s the neoTouch S200 F1 stripped of its Windows Mobile brain for Android?
It seems that unlike HTC, which is creating a fun, consumer-oriented design for its Android handsets (like the chin on most Android devices), Acer may be saving development costs in reusing the same [...]
The Touch HD and the Acer neoTouch are similar devices. They both have 3.8″ WVGA screens and they both have the same form factor. Where they differ is what’s on the inside, with the neoTouch packing the tasty 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 CPU, and the Touch HD sporting the processor found commonly on most of HTC’s current-generation devices, the Qualcomm MSM7201A clocking in at 528MHz.
In the review of the Acer neoTouch, we showed you through videos and benchmarks just how fast the Snapdragon is. We concluded that in day to day operation, the Snapdragon [...]