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 Android in Feb 2011: Froyo surpasses 60% market share

Android in Feb 2011: Froyo surpasses 60% market share

17 March, 2011 | comments (39)

Here's Google bringing us the latest update on the Android platform versions distribution. The numbers show that Froyo is increasing its lead at the front, while Gingerbread and Honeycomb still struggle to make an impact. There's also a notable...


Android 2.3 to hit the HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire, Incredible S

Android 2.3 to hit the HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire, Incredible S

27 February, 2011 | comments (167)

Don't worry HTC owners, you are not forgotten. According to spokesman Android 2.3 Gingerbread is definitely in the works for the HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z, the original Desire and the Incredible S. The updates are scheduled for Q2, so that means...

Tags: HTC, Touch UI, Android


HTC Desire S due in April for 500 euro, Incredible S priced 520 euro

HTC Desire S due in April for 500 euro, Incredible S priced 520 euro

18 February, 2011 | comments (26)

The brand new HTC Desire S and Incredible S are available on pre-order online. The Desire S is set for an April launch date (in the UK at least), while the Incredible S launch still doesn't have a fixed date. Amazon UK and Expansys UK both have...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Vodafone UK to offer HTC Desire S, Wildfire S and ChaCha

Vodafone UK to offer HTC Desire S, Wildfire S and ChaCha

17 February, 2011 | comments (4)

HTC announced a handful of phones at the MWC 2011 this week and Vodafone UK already confirms some of them for launch on its network with an unannounced availability schedule, though. If you haven't sen our live scoop on the latest HTC phones...


MWC 2011 awards: iPhone 4 is best device, HTC - best maker

MWC 2011 awards: iPhone 4 is best device, HTC - best maker

16 February, 2011 | comments (244)

The Global Mobile Awards just announced the winners for 2011. A couple of phone makers and several software developers were honored this year. Some of the winners were expected, while others came as a surprise. We'll take a quick look at the two...


Here go Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S by HTC

Here go Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S by HTC

15 February, 2011 | comments (104)

That early leak was mostly confirmed - HTC just announced the Incredible S, Desire S and the Wildfire S. The letter S tacked on the back of their model names do little to justify the new release. The three phones are not exactly full of new...


Mobile World Congress 2011 as it unfolds

Mobile World Congress 2011 as it unfolds

14 February, 2011 | comments (32)

The Mobile World Congress is still going in full swing and we're working hard to cover every juicy bit. Here's a neat and tidy list of all the new things that have come out so far, maker by maker. We'll be updating this article as new info becomes...

Tags: MWC 2011


Here's our ultimate cheat sheet of what to expect at the MWC 2011

Here's our ultimate cheat sheet of what to expect at the MWC 2011

11 February, 2011 | comments (41)

The MWC 2011 is just around the corner and we decided make a scoop of all the leaks we saw in the recent weeks. We organized the rumored info into one hopefully definitive laundry list of phones and tablets that should make an appearance at this...


Leaked slides show HTC Desire HD2, Desire 2 and Wildfire 2

Leaked slides show HTC Desire HD2, Desire 2 and Wildfire 2

11 February, 2011 | comments (30)

Leaked slides detail the specs on three new HTC phones, all three of them sequels. The HTC Desire HD2, Desire 2 and the HTC Wildfire 2 were exposed with some juicy and some confusing specs. The HTC Desire HD2 is an update of the large-screen...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC top-dog leaks again - could this be the Desire 2?

HTC top-dog leaks again - could this be the Desire 2?

07 February, 2011 | comments (32)

New information has just leaked, suggesting the successor of the HTC Desire will be aptly called Desire 2. An inventory list from Vodafone with the name “Desire2” nicely coincided with the series of photo leaks we've been seeing lately. As we...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Live pictures of two high-end HTC droids leak

Live pictures of two high-end HTC droids leak

27 January, 2011 | comments (21)

We have some blurry photos of two unannounced HTC droids for you. The first one is a GSM device looking just like the original Desire but for the touch-sensitive keys, while the other one is Verizon-branded and has a back plate similar to the Droid...


Six HTC smartphones and a tablet leak, geeks leap with excitement

Six HTC smartphones and a tablet leak, geeks leap with excitement

21 January, 2011 | comments (67)

The pre-MWC rumor marathon continues. In today's episode we have five Android-running HTC smartphones, a Brew-based handset and a tablet. And even thought there's not much we can give you in terms of specs we've got plenty of official shots for you...


XPERIA Play reviewed again, more specs revealed

XPERIA Play reviewed again, more specs revealed

17 January, 2011 | comments (81)

XPERIA Play is probably Sony Ericsson's worst kept secret. The gaming phone keeps leaking every week revealing even more of its specs to the public. Today we've got another review for you, complete with more live shots and benchmarks. Sony...


AT&T turns the spotlights on the HTC Inspire 4G and HTC Freestyle

AT&T turns the spotlights on the HTC Inspire 4G and HTC Freestyle

06 January, 2011 | comments (21)

The avalanche of announcements of 4G phones is gaining more speed as CES 2011 officially starts today. AT&T didn’t waste any time and lifted the curtains on the new HTC Inspire 4G. They've also got a second HTC phone, the HTC Freestyle, though it's...


HTC Desire HD gets Android 2.2.1 update, improved HD recording

HTC Desire HD gets Android 2.2.1 update, improved HD recording

28 December, 2010 | comments (81)

There's an update out for the HTC Desire HD but it's not the major update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread you might have hoped for. It's a tweak and bugfix update that bumps the Desire HD to Android 2.2.1, which reportedly brings improved performance...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire Z and Nokia C7 now available at Vodafone UK

HTC Desire Z and Nokia C7 now available at Vodafone UK

28 November, 2010 | comments (15)

The highly popular QWERTY-fied HTC Desire Z and the 8MP fixed-focus Nokia C7 cameraphone have just arrived at the Vodafone stores across the UK. Both can be had for free, of course, only after signing a contract with the carrier. The HTC...


Qualcomm talks new dual-core Snapdragon with 5x performance

Qualcomm talks new dual-core Snapdragon with 5x performance

18 November, 2010 | comments (97)

Qualcomm, the company behind Snapdragon, teased its successor - the MSM8960 has two cores, five times the performance, better graphics and a multi-mode 3G and 4G modem. They also have a couple of other dual-core systems using the current Snapdragon...


HTC is reportedly looking into building its own WP7 app store

HTC is reportedly looking into building its own WP7 app store

8 November, 2010 | comments (13)

A shopkeeper is a reputable job - especially if you're selling mobile phone apps. So, HTC might be working on their very own store - which will offer both apps and e-books. It might become a part of the HTCSense.com website, but all we have to go on...


HTC Desire HD now available in UK online stores

HTC Desire HD now available in UK online stores

20 October, 2010 | comments (60)

The HTC Desire HD has been featured in numerous pre-release articles but it's only now that you are finally able to go and actually buy it. It's just you won't have to go anywhere as it's available in the online UK stores for several carriers, as...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung announces S8530 Wave II, meet the big-screen edition

Samsung announces S8530 Wave II, meet the big-screen edition

04 October, 2010 | comments (90)

You thought the Samsung Wave 2 was the successor to the Wave, didn't you? Us too - but it's not, the Samsung S8530 Wave II is the real deal. The screen has grown to 3.7-inches and all the great features have been preserved. And we thought only...