JANUARY 24, 2012BY ANDY BOXALL
We can expect plenty of smartphone-related leaks over the coming weeks, as information on the devices set to debut at Mobile World Congress starts to circulate. We’ve already seen the LG X3this week, and here we have another Android phone that could show up at the end of February – the HTC Primo.
Despite being currently blessed with a name that suggests a top-end spec, the Primo’s leaked feature list reveals it to be a far more mid-range offering, however that’s not to say it isn’t interesting. Seguir leyendo “HTC Primo could bring Beats Audio and Android 4.0 to the masses”
Three of Apple’s claims against Motorola recently got tossed out by the International Trade Commission. Many of Apple’s claims against HTC and Samsung failed as well, and the two claims that were upheld were both easy to work around. Samsung simply widened the frame on its Galaxy Tab, and HTC removed a tiny software feature that lets you tap a phone number in an email and pull up a menu of options. Meanwhile, Android keeps growing and has become the top smartphone platform. Samsung has leap-frogged Apple to become the biggest smart-phone maker in the world. Seguir leyendo “Apple vs. Android: War Without End?”
A leaked ROM update for the AT&T Tilt2 surfaced the other day and we’ve had a few days to tinker with it. The ROM is based on the 21887 build of Windows Mobile 6.5 and runs HTC Sense 2.5. It also has an updated radio (188.8.131.52).
Compared to the original shipped ROM for the Tilt2, the updated ROM is noticeably more responsive. Sense 2.5 flows smoothly and apps are pulled up with little or no delay. ROM Chefs, such as NRGZ28, have already begun to incorporate parts of this build into their cooking. The ROM has potential but as is, still has a ways to go before it can be stamped “official” ROM. Seguir leyendo “Follow-up: AT&T Tilt2 leaked ROM update”
We’ve been hearing about the code-names for awhile and now we finally get to see one. We’re of course talking about Windows Phone 7 on an HTC device and this one is reportedly for Verizon (and presumably Sprint).
Rocking some current-high end specs, the device features:
- 3.7″ SLCD screen (Sony‘s ‘Super TFT LCD‘, nothing big)
- 3 touch-sensitive lower buttons (similar to EVO)
- 8MP camera (No dual flash, not even a single one!)
- 1GHz Snapdragon
- No HTC customizations in sight
Too early to tell if this will be a release device, what it’ll be called and where it fits in with HTC’s planned offerings (maybe this is an entry level device, not their flagship?)
Our take: it’s exactly what we’d expect from HTC and in that regard, it’s a bit underwhelming although we think it’ll get the job done admirably. Still, we’re sort of hoping for ‘an HTC EVO moment’ where we really go ‘wow‘ instead of ‘meh‘.
Are our standards and expectations too high? Yup, and we’re okay with that as Microsoft needs to wow us. Your thoughts? Is that Dell Lightning looking better yet? Seguir leyendo “HTC phone featuring Windows Phone 7 finally appears, meets expectations. Sense coming eventually?”