HTC is showing off a couple of mid-range Android devices with their compelling design features. They also talked about a new initiative and a study as they attempt to reach beyond simple design initiatives.
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HTC has pulled out all the stops with the One, which looks great, performs well and includes some clever features. The lack of storage expansion and the persistence of BlinkFeed are irritations, but overall the HTC One stands up well against rival flagship handsets.
One of the cool camera features of the Nokia Lumia 920 is optical image stabilization, and we now see the HTC One includes this technology. My weekend basketball test shows the HTC One does well with OIS too.
HTC and Sony Mobile stress that ongoing patent lawsuits between phonemakers will not stifle their efforts to offer cutting-edge phone designs and features.
HTC has a few unique hardware features in the new HTC One, and after testing it for a day, BoomSound is not just a marketing term.
I spent more time with the HTC One at the NY launch event and had an HTC rep walk me through the BlinkFeed interface and the camera software. There are some very cool features here.
In this Microsoft news roundup, we talk 'Portico' for Windows Phone 8; features deprecated with Outlook 2013; HTC Windows RT tablet rumors; and new Windows Azure updates.
With its dual-LED flash, illuminated sensor, and 8-megapixel camera, the Amaze may just be the photography enthusiast's device of choice when it drops next month.
HTC product chief says more Facebook-targeted products to come and underscores company's support for both Android and Windows Phone.
Another teardown by the guys a iFixit. On the operating table today is a Windows Phone 7 handset, the HTC Surround, and it features an interesting storage surprise.
The UK operator will begin phase one of a two-stage process to deliver Android 2.1 to its HTC Hero handsets in August, bringing a number of new features to the popular phones
The iPhone 4 announcement may have dominated headlines but this week also features Internet Week New York, Tech Ed and some test runs of the HTC Evo 4G. Get the rolling posts, RSS, or email.
Apple announced the iPhone 4 today with some great new features, but there was nothing compelling enough for me to return my Sprint HTC EVO 4G. Are you planning to pick up a new iPhone 4?
Support for Exchange continues to improve in the Google Android OS, but 3rd party application TouchDown has features unrivaled in Android or HTC Sense and is worth the $20 one-time cost.
You have seen several of my hands-on articles of the HTC DROID Incredible this week and I wanted to also let you all know I joined Jason Hiner and Larry Dignan on The Big Question podcast to talk about the device and answer some questions from them.
At Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz and Android Senior Product Manager Erick Tseng demo the new Google Nexus One smartphone, or as he calls it, "superphone." The new phone is made with HTC hardware and runs Google's Android 2.1 OS. Some of the features include GPS with Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation, an accelerometer, a virtual keyboard, a light sensor for adjusting the display to save battery power, a proximity sensor, a compass, a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, Wi-Fi, a new media gallery interface with access to Picasa and YouTube, Facebook access, and stereo Bluetooth.
I thoroughly enjoy using my T-Mobile G1 Google Android device on the T-Mobile network (see my full review) and find the keyboard to be a fantastic mobile QWERTY keyboard. I was pleased to hear T-Mobile USA announce early this morning that the second Google Android device will be coming to the network in July. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G does not have a QWERTY keyboard, but it does have an upgraded interface and some additional features over the T-Mobile G1. This is the T-Mobile USA branded HTC Magic device. The myTouch 3G also will be available in three colors; black, white, and merlot.
Samsung today unveiled the I7500, its first Android-powered mobile phone and one of the first since the T-Mobile G1 made by HTC launched a year ago.The Samsung I7500 features a 3.
Google demoed an offline version of Gmail for the iPhone and Android that works in airplane mode at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. The app does its magic by implementing several features found in HTML5, including:Database (W3C HTML5)App Cache (W3C HTML5)GeoLocation (W3C)The unannounced "technical concept" version of Gmail was demoed on the iPhone and the HTC Magic which runs Android.
One of the weakest features of Windows Mobile is the current web browser, Internet Explorer Mobile. There are several better alternatives such as the fantastic Opera Mobile 9.5 for Windows Mobile that is included on some devices as the default browser and the Skyfire proxy browser (I can watch Hulu.com with this browser). There has been talk for quite some time about Mozilla entering the Windows Mobile space and as reported by WMExperts.com the Fennec browser is now available in very early pre-alpha form (aka milestone release) to try on HTC Touch Pro devices. Make sure you have a backup of your device and are willing to risk a hard reset before trying this software out as it is very early in the development cycle and not that stable.
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