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HTC Sensation Gets Its First Ever Software Update

HTC has started rolling out an OTA update for the recently released Sensation. The OTA update carries the version number 1.35.401.1, and weighs in at around 28MB. The update will not unlock the boot loader on your Sensation, which many owners would have been hoping for.

The update does not bring any noticeable changes or a bump in Android version as well. In all probability, the update is aimed at fixing some bugs.

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The update had leaked on the Internet a few days ago, and has already been tested by Sensation owners over at XDA forums. Post the update, Sensation owners found an improvement in GPS performance, along with an improvement in the charging time of the phone.

The update also improves the overall performance of the handset. However, there is still some lag when using the Sense 3.0 lock-screen or the launcher.   The free3vo method to root the Sensation is also working, post the update.

At the moment, the OTA update is being released for the European version of the Sensation only. To update your sensational handset, users need to head over to Settings-> About Phone > System Updates, and select the Check for update option.

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HTC Eternity Windows Phone With 4.7 Inch Display Leaked

HTC Eternity is the company’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 powered smartphone. Recently, the leaked press shots and specs of this handset have been emerged in the wild. This handset is expected to come with a large 4.7 inch touchscreen display and it will run on the 1.5 GHz MSM 8255 Processor.

Currently, Windows Phone does not support front-facing camera, but the HTC Eternity smartphone comes with the Windows Phone 7 Mango OS. It means that, you can use the 1.3 megapixel camera front-facing camera of the HTC Eternity for video calling. Check out the leaked specs after the break.

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HTC Eternity Leaked Specs:

  • 4.7 inch WVGA Super LCD display
  • 1.5 Ghz MSM 8255 Processor
  • Windows Phone 7 (Mango) OS
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
  • HD (720p) video recording and playback
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • FM Radio
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • HDMI output
  • DLNA Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • A-GPS
  • 1650 mAh battery

This handset is expected to be announced next month. The price, specs and release date will available soon after the announcement. To learn more, head over to this page at HTC Inside. Stay tuned for more updates!

Skype For Android Updated With A New UI; Also Brings Two-Way Video Calling

Android users very well know that the official Skype application for Android is nothing but a joke. The app is slow, and does not support video calling, which is one main reason why people use Skype.

A major over-haul of the app was long due, and it has finally landed on the Android Market! I find it a bit ironic since when Microsoft purchased Skype, I gave up the very thought of Skype’s Android app ever being updated.

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The new version of Skype (v2.0) brings with it a whole new, and much improved UI, along with support for SMS. The application now also supports two-way video calling via Wi-Fi or 3G. However, two way video-calling feature is limited to only four handsets at the moment. Those four handsets include the Google Nexus S, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and Neo, and the HTC Desire S.

Yes, Skype did not bother to add support for popular phones with front-facing camera like the EVO 4G, Samsung Galaxy S/ S2, EVO 3D, but added them for two phones which are hardly available anywhere.

Hopefully, Skype will soon release an updated version of the application with support for video calling on more Android handsets. Here is the link to the updated version of Skype for Android.

AT&T Unveils The HTC Status Facebook Phone

AT&T recently announced the HTC Status smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button. This handset was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. HTC Status is the AT&T’s version of the HTC ChaCha Facebook phone. This handset comes with a slightly different Facebook button. It also allows you to update your status, upload a photo, share a website or check in’ to a location, with a single press of the button.

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HTC Status brings a Facebook experience to people who want to share their experiences with their friends faster and easier than ever before,said Jason Mackenzie, President, HTC Americas. With a dedicated Facebook share button combined with the hallmark HTC Sense experience, HTC Status makes it easy for people to stay connected to the things that are important to them.

HTC Status features a 2.6 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 800 MHz MSM7227 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, HTC Sense 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, micro-USB, microSD card slot, up to 450 mins talk-time, up to 660 hours stand-by time and a 1250 mAh battery.

HTC Status will be available exclusively for AT&T customers this summer. The price of this handset will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more updates!

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Goes Official; Features The ‘Most Advanced Camera’

T-Mobile has officially announced the HTC myTouch 4G Slide, the successor to the myTouch 3G Slide. The handset sports a 3.7-inch display with WVGA (800×480) resolution.

Like other recent handsets from HTC, the Slide is also powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm, and packs 768MB of RAM. The phone has a four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and there is an optical track pad in the front as well.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread out-of-the-box, with HTC’s beautiful Sense UI on top of it.

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The back of the phone also sports an 8MP camera, with a backside illuminated sensor and a wide aperture lens. HTC and T-Mobile are laying emphasis on the camera performance of the myTouch 4G Slide. According to the press release, there is virtually zero shutter lag while taking pictures. The phone is also capable of capturing panorama shots right out of the box.

It’s pretty strange to see HTC market their phone as the most advanced camera phone, when ironically; their phones are known for horrible camera image quality.

As its name suggests, the myTouch 4G Slide also supports T-Mobile’s 4G network. The phone will be available sometime in July for $199.99, with a 2-year contract.

HTC EVO 3D Officially Headed To Europe

HTC has just announced the European version of the EVO 3D. The handset is similar to the recently released Sprint’s EVO 3D, except for a different radio.

For people who are unaware of the EVO 3D specs, the handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. It also packs in a 4.3-inch screen, with qHD (960×640) resolution, which is capable of displaying 3D content without glasses.

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The phone also sports 1GB of RAM, and 1GB of ROM. The back of the phone packs two dual-5MP cameras at the back with dual-LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 3D at 720p resolution, or at 1080p resolution in 2D mode. There is also a 1.3MP camera in the front for video-calling.

Other key features of the EVO 3D include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3..0, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack and a micro-USB port with MHL capabilities.

The handset is powered by a beefy 1730mAh battery, which provides up to 560 minutes of talk time. The EVO 3D runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the latest version of Sense UI (v3) running on top of it. The handset also comes with HTC Watch pre-installed, which will allow users to watch high-quality movies on the go.

HTC did not mention anything about the pricing and availability of the handset. More details about the EVO 3D availability will be announced by various network operators in the future.

HTC Flyer Launched In India For Rs.39,890

HTC recently launched its much-awaited tablet, the HTC Flyer in India. This device was already available for pre-order at Flipkart, but today, the company officially launched the tablet in India. HTC Flyer was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. After waiting for nearly 4 months, the tablet is finally available for purchase in India.

HTC Flyer runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System instead of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS, which is specially designed for tablet devices. But the company is expected to roll out the Android Honeycomb update for the HTC Flyer, shortly after launch.

HTC Flyer

HTC believes that many people are progressing beyond a single wireless device paradigm into an era where some will own multiple wireless devices that serve their different needs,said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC India. We saw an opportunity to create a tablet experience that is different, more personal and productive, and are extremely excited to introduce the HTC Flyer in the Indian market.

HTC Flyer features a 7 inch touch-sensitive TFT screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS), HTC Sense UI, 1.5 GHz Processor, 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB, 32 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, GPS, up to 820 hours stand-by time, up to 4 hours video playback and a 4000 mAh battery.

The HTC Flyer is the first tablet to premiere HTC Watch, HTC’s new video download service, offering more than 600 premium movies and TV shows from major studios. HTC Flyer comes with a MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs.39,890. You can easily purchase this device from any of the authorized HTC resellers across the country.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Leaks

The HTC Droid Incredible 2 is the successor to the highly popular Droid Incredible from Verizon and HTC. The phone was released exactly a month ago under Verizon’s network.

Sadly, the phone shipped with Android 2.2 (FroYo) on-board. At the time of its launch, HTC and Verizon did not mention anything about the Gingerbread update, for the handset.

Now, a member of MobileUnderground has managed to get his hands on a leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread RUU for the Droid Incredible 2. I will not suggest any Droid Incredible 2 owner to flash this leaked RUU, as no known rooting and unlock method works on the firmware.

However, the folks over at Android Police have released a rooted version of the RUU. The re-packed RUU can be downloaded from here.

Below is a video of the Droid Incredible 2 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread :

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Incredible 2 brings some much needed bug fixes, apart from the bump in the Android version. The Smart Dialer and Notification LED settings work properly on this RUU, and so does the Sense Calendar widget.

The RUU also comes with a new radio, which should hopefully improve the network reception and data transfer speeds.

Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G Get Sofware Updates

Sprint has released a maintenance software update each for the recently released HTC EVO 3D, and the EVO View 4G.

The maintenance software update for the EVO 3D is mainly aimed at fixing the force close which occurs while entering calendar entries in certain formats. There is also an application update which solves the missing Phone’ shortcut icon on the lock screen.

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The update is an OTA one, and can be manually pulled from Sprint’s server. EVO 3D owners can do so, by going to Settings-> About Phone-> System Updates->HTC Software updates. Select the Check Now’ option and the handset will automatically download and install the update.

The EVO View 4G software update bumps up the Android OS version to 2.3.4. Along with it, the update also fixes some bugs with Google Maps, Google Navigation and the built-in Mail app from HTC.

Sadly, the update also disables video chat via Google Talk. Sprint does state that they will enable this feature sometime in the future, though.

HTC EVO 4G+ Announced; Korean Version of EVO 3D Minus the 3D Capabilities

HTC has just announced a variant of the HTC EVO 3D, which will be heading to Korea, known as the EVO 4G+. The EVO 4G+ is similar to the EVO 3D, except for the lack of 3D display and 3D camera (s ).

Instead, the handset sports a normal 4.3-inch display with qHD (960×640) resolution. Unlike the EVO 3D, which sports dual 5MP cameras, the EVO 4G+ sports a single 8MP camera with an LED flash.

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The EVO 4G+ will be powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm, and packs 1GB of RAM. The handset will also be capable of recording videos in 1080p full HD resolution. Like the EVO 3D, the 4G+ is powered by a chunky 1730mAh battery, and also sports a physical camera shutter button.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the latest version of Sense (v3.) running on top of it. HTC has not announced anything about the pricing or the availability of the handset. Hopefully, more details about the handset will be made available in the coming weeks.

Here is the official product page of the HTC EVO 4G+.