We stopped by the Sprint office in San Francisco, California on the way to Google I/O and got a demo of a release model of the device with some of its apps–some of which will be updated at or after launch, like the Qik app. Hardware-wise, is pretty much what we saw at CTIA. For those in the Bay Area, San Francisco will be joining Sprint’s 4G coverage, but unfortunately the 4G network isn’t live yet in SF when we got the demo, so we were browsing on Sprint’s 3G speeds, which is still quite good.
The HTC EVO 4G marries the best features from many [...]
Having already poked around the hardware of the HTC Droid Incredible, it’s time to take the software out for a spin. In this video, we take a look at the Sense UI and widgets found on the Snapdragon-powered CDMA Android device. The vanilla Android 2.1 experience is excellent, but HTC’s customizations raise it to an unforgettable experience. We demo some new features, like “Leap” and the “Friend Stream” widget, as well as revisit some older, still useful features found in Sense.
In case you missed it, check out the unboxing and hardware tour [...]
After this morning’s early website debut of the Droid Incredible, which subsequently led the carrier to take down the site, Verizon Wireless is now featuring the specs of the handset. The detailed specs confirm everything that we’ve already known: 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, 1 GHz processor, HTC Sense UI, Android 2.1 Google Experience device, 8 GB internal memory augmented to with 16 GB storage card, and an 8-megapixel autofocus camera. The launch seems closer than ever with the pre-order page having jumped the gun earlier and now the specs sheet going live on the [...]
With conflicting rumored release dates for the HTC Incredible for a release on Verizon Wireless at the end of April, a leaked manual of the device shows that the Android handset made by HTC will feature a 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 GB of internal memory, as well as support for micro SDHC cards. The Incredible will also have 802.11n WiFi and support for an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording, but there was no mention of what the video resolution would be–for comparison, the Sprint EVO 4G smartphone can record up to 720p HD videos with its 8-megapixel [...]
Despite a late launch in the United States, the HTC HD2 has been a popular device for carrier T-Mobile. The device is once again sold out–for the third time since launch–though there may still be some limited inventory at local retail stores. The HTC HD2’s popularity shows that Windows Mobile, when executed correctly, can still be popular with mainstream audiences outside of niche users and corporate users who rely on Microsoft’s ecosystem.
The device features a fast Snapdragon processor, a capacious 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display–a first [...]
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire with a capable CPU that’s been underclocked to conserve power may be hitting Verizon Wireless in a two weeks according to the latest rumors. Rumored to have an 8-megapixel camera, a 768 MHz CPU, and 512 MB of DRAM with Android 2.1 and Sense UI, the HTC Incredible will compete nicely against the Verizon Wireless variant of Google Nexus One when Google and Verizon releases that version that will be compatible with Verizon Wireless’ EVDO Rev. A mobile broadband network.
Now, the hard part is choosing between an official Google Phone [...]
LMT Launcher 0.5 is a beta program that allows the user to use multi touch and single touch gestures on a capacitive Windows Mobile/Phone device. The utility has ten gestures that can be assigned to either programs or actions. Just swipe one or two fingers in a predetermined motion and the program or action will activate quickly. The program is free and may be downloaded from XDA-Developers.
(Spotted on WMPoweruser.)
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 [...]
We just received the Snapdragon-packing Acer neoTouch. It’s running Windows Mobile 6.5, has support for US 3G (via the UMTS 1900 band), and is thinner than the Touch HD. Right now you can follow us on Twitter and ask questions as we do a live review while the unboxing video uploads to YouTube.