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Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

22 February, 2014 | comments (18)

Counterclockwise is a weekly article that reminisces about the good – and not so good – old times. We look back what happened in tech history on this week of the year. And what used to happen is the Mobile World Congress. The MWC has been...

Tags: Misc


Is this the iPhone 5? It sure looks like it [UPDATED]

Is this the iPhone 5? It sure looks like it [UPDATED]

29 September, 2011 | comments (199)

We just got wind of the following video that shows what seems to be an iPhone 4 with a bigger screen. The phone seems to be the same size as the iPhone 4 but the screen now stretches from edge to edge with minimum bezel as those early mockups...


HTC teases first 4G phone, is it the LTE-enabled Incredible HD?

HTC teases first 4G phone, is it the LTE-enabled Incredible HD?

23 December, 2010 | comments (30)

The first to 4G - for the third time. Except of course it really is for the first time. But don't let carrier's aggressive marketing get in the way of the exciting tease from HTC - a new 4G phone to be announced on January 6 at CES. Let's bust a...


T-Mobile G2 is official, speedy HSPA+ and Google Voice inside

T-Mobile G2 is official, speedy HSPA+ and Google Voice inside

9 September, 2010 | comments (14)

The T-Mobile G1 finally got a proper sequel - the T-Mobile G2 just went official, going on pre-order later this month. The Android 2.2 powered phone has HSPA+ connectivity and tight integration with Google Voice. You've heard the specs before,...


HTC Hero  3.31.751.1 update is out, users finally get the Android v2.1

HTC Hero 3.31.751.1 update is out, users finally get the Android v2.1

4 June, 2010 | comments (39)

Hold your horses, it's only Asia that gets the goodies for now, but Europe should be close behind in getting some of those Eclairs. Unfortunately, Android 2.1 is as good as it gets for the now aging Hero but it's nonetheless a top-notch upgrade for...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android 2.2 Froyo already ported to Nexus One, HTC Droid Eris

Android 2.2 Froyo already ported to Nexus One, HTC Droid Eris

21 May, 2010 | comments (24)

So, Android's latest and greatest update is coming soon, but some people just can't wait - there are already ports of v2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One and the HTC Droid Eris. It's not usable yet, but who's willing to bet that Froyo ROMs will be...

Tags: Android, Touch UI, HTC


All the latest HTC Android phones will get the Froyo treatment

All the latest HTC Android phones will get the Froyo treatment

21 May, 2010 | comments (53)

The Android 2.2 Froyo was announced just yesterday, but many users are already wondering if they will get the upgrade. Well, HTC is the first to shed some light about that and the news is good. According to their official statement, most of the...

Tags: Android, Touch UI, HTC


Stats on iPhone and Android show device and OS distributions

Stats on iPhone and Android show device and OS distributions

28 April, 2010 | comments (10)

Stats time again - this time we'll look at how Android OS versions are distributed as well as the iPhone OS. What do you think is more popular - iPhone 3G or 2nd-gen iPod touch? Which version of Android generates the most mobile Internet traffic?...

Tags: Android, iPhone, Misc


Google Maps now with Navigation on every Android across UK

Google Maps now with Navigation on every Android across UK

21 April, 2010 | comments (43)

If you own an Android handset and live in UK, then your Google Maps app has been extended with the free navigation services. The only thing you must do is restart your smartphone. Last night all the Androids across the United Kingdom and Ireland...


HTC Hero 2.1 update pushed back, HTC Desire gets one already

HTC Hero 2.1 update pushed back, HTC Desire gets one already

4 April, 2010 | comments (31)

European HTC Hero will obviously have to wait two more weeks for the long awaited upgrade to Android 2.1. In other news HTC Desire hasn't made it to all markets yet but it's already got its first software update. HTC released the new ver....

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Hackintoshing iPhone OS on HTC Hero, and we have it on video

Hackintoshing iPhone OS on HTC Hero, and we have it on video

01 April, 2010 | comments (76)

Update 02 April: April Fools’ Day prank. Here is how it’s done. First we captured a video of a real iPhone - notice that the sequence shown on the video can be produced by pressing the Home button only. Then we cropped and resampled the video, so...

Tags: Android, Apple, iPhone


Euro HTC Hero is confirmed for v2.1 Eclair update on 2 April

Euro HTC Hero is confirmed for v2.1 Eclair update on 2 April

22 March, 2010 | comments (29)

The long wait is coming to an end - the HTC Hero is finally getting the Android 2.1 update this April. The CDMA version of the Hero is getting the update too, a bit sooner in fact (March 26). But it's the GSM version that interests us, so here...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


GSMA Awards 2010: HTC Hero phone of the year

GSMA Awards 2010: HTC Hero phone of the year

17 February, 2010 | comments (42)

GSMA announced the winners of the Global Mobile Awards 2010. HTC Hero was crowned device of the year, while the technology breakthrough award goes to Orange for the HD voice technology. Yesterday on a special ceremony at the MWC 2010 GSMA...

Tags: MWC 2010, Misc


HTC Legend, HTC Desire and HTC HD mini ready to roll

HTC Legend, HTC Desire and HTC HD mini ready to roll

16 February, 2010 | comments (19)

As promised, HTC introduced three new phones and the score is Android 2 - WinMo 1. The HTC Legend is a Hero's remake and the Desire is a half-twin of the Nexus One. In the PocketPC camp, there's the HTC HD mini. Small it very well is, not so sure...


HTC Legend appears on KPN website, teases before the MWC

HTC Legend appears on KPN website, teases before the MWC

12 February, 2010 | comments (25)

Now that's just mean - Dutch operator KPN posted the HTC Legend on their site teasing us days before the MWC when it will be officially announced. It's gone now, but it was on the site just long enough to confirm its existence along with some of its...


HTC Legend caught in the wild, looks pretty sleek

HTC Legend caught in the wild, looks pretty sleek

08 February, 2010 | comments (36)

HTC Legend is the star from the cover of the today’s issue of the Blurry Spycam magazine. The device that faces the hard task of succeeding the HTC Hero has appeared online in a couple of rendered images, but only today makes its live debut. ...

Tags: LG, MWC 2010, Rumors


Global Mobile Awards 2010 nominees announced

Global Mobile Awards 2010 nominees announced

20 January, 2010 | comments (142)

Today GSMA announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2010 that will be finalized at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2010 this February. The nominees bring nothing surprising - starting with the best mobile game and closing with the best...

Tags: MWC 2010, Misc


Video demo of new Sense UI from HTC Espresso ROM hits the Net

Video demo of new Sense UI from HTC Espresso ROM hits the Net

28 December, 2009 | comments (14)

The HTC Espresso is like a ninja - all it leaves behind is circumstantial evidence that it exists. The latest part of the puzzle is a video demo of a leaked Espresso ROM that showcases the updated Sense UI running on the HTC Hero. Ironically, the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nexus One fully spec'ed, will be 'invite only' first, for T-Mobile later

Nexus One fully spec'ed, will be 'invite only' first, for T-Mobile later

28 December, 2009 | comments (36)

If Google aimed to build up hype for the Nexus One, then they've done a good job. Now that we have the complete specs, we think that the excitement around the phone will be just beginning to grow. But getting your hands on a Nexs One might be a...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Android OS versions breakdown and updated mobile Google web apps, HTC releases own widgets

Android OS versions breakdown and updated mobile Google web apps, HTC releases own widgets

18 December, 2009 | comments (29)

The Android family keeps growing with more and more handsets, so Google has just launched the device dashboard. Their mobile web apps are also now better, faster, stronger, and HTC released new Sense UI widgets for the Hero and Droid...