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HTC Flyer Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.37,999

HTC Flyer is the company’s first tablet device. The HTC Flyer was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Most of the Android powered tablets launched in 2011, runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, which is specially designed for tablet devices. But, the HTC Flyer runs on the old Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) OS.

To solve this problem, HTC earlier said that, the HTC Flyer will get the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update, shortly after launch. We have a good news for the folks, eagerly waiting to get the HTC Flyer in India. Flipkart, a popular online retailer in India, is currently taking pre-orders for the HTC Flyer in India. This device is expected to be available during the end of June.

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

Sadly, the HTC Flyer will not come with the stylus. To take advantage of the HTC Scribe technology, you will need to purchase the stylus separately. The price of the stylus in India is still unknown. HTC Flyer is currently available for pre-order at Flipkart for Rs.37,999. This device will release on the 4th week of June. To pre-order the HTC Flyer, head over to this page.

HTC Salsa Now Available In India For Rs.20,449

Do you still remember the HTC’s Android powered smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button? Yes, we are talking about the HTC Salsa smartphone, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and comes with a dedicated Facebook button and it allows you to upload photos or update your status, within a single click.

We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for this handset in India. The HTC Salsa is currently available for purchase at Flipkart, a popular online retailer in India. If you are planning to buy the HTC’s Facebook phone, then check out the complete specs, after the break.

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HTC Salsa features a 3.4 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, HTC Sense UI, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM and so on.

Other features include an internal GPS antenna, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, micro-USB, microSD card slot, up to 540 mins talk-time, up to 530 hours stand-by time and a 1520 mAh battery. This handset measures 109.1 x 58.9 x 12.3 mm and weighs 120 grams.

HTC Salsa comes with a price-tag of Rs.20,449. If you are planning to buy this device, then just head over to this page at Flipkart. This handset will be delivered to you in 4 business days.

HTC ChaCha And Flyer Software Updates Rolling Out Now

HTC has started rolling out two new OTA (Over-The-Air) software updates for the recently released ChaCha and the Flyer.

The HTC ChaCha is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread based phone from the Taiwanese company, which is aimed at Facebook addicts with a dedicated Facebook button. The update for the handset carries the version number 1.18.401.1, and the change-log from HTC states system and application enhancements.

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HTC’s first tablet the Flyer software update has the version number 2.00.405.3. The Flyer sports a 7-inch screen, and is powered by a 1.5GHz single core Qualcomm processor. The tablet also has a pen input feature, which makes it handy for taking notes on the go.

While not the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update, which Flyer owners might be hoping for, the update does improve the system’s performance and stability.

At the moment, the updates for both the devices are being rolled out in U.K only. It is unknown whether HTC will roll out the software updates for the devices in other regions of the world or not.

HTC EVO 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update To Roll Out From Tomorrow!

Sprint has just announced that they will start rolling Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Evo 4G beginning from Monday, June 6.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Evo 4G will bring some much needed bug fixes including the popular SMS bug, along with a new Downloads application. The update will also bring in better copy and paste functionality, and some performance and stability improvements.

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The update will be an OTA (Over-The-Air) one, and will be pushed automatically to all Evo 4G owners. For the impatient Evo 4G owners, Sprint will allow them to pull the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update from their servers beginning from tomorrow itself!

Sadly, Sprint has not mentioned whether the Gingerbread version will be Android 2.3.3 or Android 2.3.4. The Evo 4G has a front facing camera, so it can definitely make use of the video chatting capabilities of Google Talk introduced in Android 2.3.4. Also, the update will not bring a newer version of Sense to the Evo 4G, as many have expected.

Some other Gingerbread goodies like the screen-off animation, new keyboard will also not be included in this update.

T-Mobile To Launch HTC Sensation 4G On June 15

htc sensation 4gLast month, T-Mobile announced the powerful HTC Sensation smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.3 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and much more. We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this handset.

T-Mobile USA recently announced that, the powerful HTC Sensation 4G will be exclusively available from June 15th. The HTC Sensation 4G is also the first smartphone to feature HTC Watch an application and service that allows you to watch an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows on the go.

“The HTC Sensation 4G’s already powerful performance is elevated by T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network, offering customers quick download speeds, seamless Web browsing, and easy access to their favorite movies,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “The sophisticated and innovative design of the HTC Sensation 4G complements its rich entertainment features, making it a must-have for high-end smartphone fans.”

HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3 inch qHD display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front camera, Stereo sound video recording and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, Internal GPS antenna, Gyro sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light Sensor, Micro-USB port, DLNA, up to 495 mins talk-time, up to 400 hours stand-by time an a 1520 mAh battery.

HTC Sensation 4G customers can wirelessly connect to a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device for streaming full HD video content. This handset will be available by June 15 at T-Mobile retail stores. The HTC Sensation 4G is also expected to be available from June 12 at select Wal-Mart locations. The price of this handset is not announced yet.

Sprint EVO 3D To Ship With 3D Movies And Games

htc evo 3dHTC EVO 3D is the company’s first 3D smartphone. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.3 inch QHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel dual cameras, 3D video recording at 720p and so on. The HTC EVO 3D will be exclusively available from Sprint in the US. Sprint recently announced that, the much awaited HTC EVO 3D smartphone will ship with 3D games, 3D movies and exciting apps.

When HTC EVO 3D launches this summer, it will introduce our customers to exciting new capabilities that will appeal to consumers,said Steve Elfman, president-Network Operations, Product and Wholesale, Sprint. When combined with Wi-Fi and the Sprint 4G Network, HTC EVO 3D offers an innovative user experience that will give our customers the ability to play games, watch movies, take pictures and video chat in 3D right in the palm of their hand.

HTC EVO 3D features a 4.3 inch 3D QHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 5 megapixel dual cameras, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 2D video recording at 1080p, 3D video recording at 720p, HDMI, DLNA, 3G/4G capability, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4GB Internal memory, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 8GB microSD card included, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, Integrated GPS and a 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

HTC EVO 3D will ship with the blockbuster movie -The Green Hornet 3D, HTC’s Watch movie application, Blockbuster On Demand mobile app, Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D (demo version) and much more. The device will come pre-loaded with the Gameloft Storefront, giving customers access to a variety of 2D and 3D games. Exciting 3D games that will be available at launch include Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles and GT Racing Motor Academy.

The price and release date of this handset have not been announced yet. But, the HTC EVO 3D is expected to be available for $199.99 on contract and $499.99 for the unlocked version.

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HTC Merge Now Available At US Cellular For $149.99

US Cellular recently launched the Android powered HTC Merge smartphone. The HTC Merge is U.S. Cellular’s first Android-powered Global Ready smartphone. This handset is powered by the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 3.8 inch touchscreen display, 800 MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 2 GB internal memory and so on. This handset is available from both US Cellular and Verizon Wireless in the US.

“Customers who switch to U.S. Cellular join the happiest customers in wireless and can get easy-to-use devices that can be personalized to fit their busy schedules,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “Whether it’s managing your calendar, keeping track of family activities or staying in touch with close friends, we have phones that make your life easier.”

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HTC Merge features a 3.8 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, HTC Sense UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Android Market, up to 330 hours stand-by time, up to 6 hours 30 mins talk-time and a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery.

HTC Merge allows you to access more than 200,000 apps from the Android Market. This handset is Wi-Fi hotspot capable and it comes pre-loaded with an 8 GB memory card. The HTC Merge is available for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 2 year service agreement. To get this handset, head over to this page.

HTC Wildfire S Launched In India For Rs.14,700

HTC recently launched the Android powered Wildfire S in India. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Wildfire smartphone. The HTC Wildfire S was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. It features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 600 MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and more. HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC’s smallest phones ever.

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The HTC Wildfire S is a stylish looking smartphone, offering fantastic value-for-money and great features, and we are delighted to launch it in India,said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC India. The HTC Wildfire has been among our best selling devices in India. Hence, we are extremely excited and positive that the HTC Wildfire S will garner a tremendous response from Indian mobile phone users, he added.

HTC Wildfire S features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, Internal GPS Antenna, 512 MB ROM, 512MB RAM, G-Sensor, 3.5mm headset jack, micro-USB 2.0, microSD card slot, up to 430 mins talk-time, up to 570 hours stand-by time and a 1230 mAh battery.

HTC Wildfire S comes with the new HTC Sense, which offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content. HTC Sense also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilizing a new e-book store powered by Kobo. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.14,700.

HTC Windows Phone 7 Device Leaked; Sports a 12 MP Camera

Last month, an advertisement was leaked which revealed that HTC was working on a 16 MP camera phone powered by Windows Phone 7. We haven’t heard anything about that since, but today, Eldar Murtazin from Mobile Review, just posted some leaked images of an HTC smartphone powered by Windows Phone 7. The images reveal that the new HTC device has a 12 MP camera. It looks similar to the HTC Trophy, and has the standard touchscreen candybar form factor.

The images also reveal some additional features like RAW capture mode, anti-banding, exposure metering and compensation, focus mode and the usual – resolution, brightness and contrast.

No other details have been revealed, but we should soon see a camera comparison with the Nokia N8.

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs HTC Sensation: Battle of the Droids

In my post about the Best Android Phones of 2011, the first two phones were the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and the HTC Sensation. While the Samsung Galaxy S 2 has been reviewed by many, the HTC Sensation is still relatively new. In the last few days though, some reviews of the HTC Sensation have been cropping up as well. The Galaxy S 2 has received awesome reviews so far, but the HTC Sensation also doesn’t seem to be far behind. It has also been recognized as an excellent device.

In this post, I will compare the HTC Sensation with the Samsung Galaxy S 2. Both the phones have similar hardware specifications and run Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Both of them have 8 MP cameras and come with a 4.3 inch display.

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs HTC Sensation: Comparison

Design

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is the slimmest Android smartphone yet – with dimensions of 125.3 mm x 66.1 mm x 8.5 mm. The HTC Sensation is a bit thicker with dimensions of 126.1 mm x 65.4 mm x 11.3 mm. The Galaxy S 2 (116 gms) is also much lighter than the Sensation (148 gms).

Both the phones have a great design and excellent build quality.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 comes with a 4.3 inch SuperAMOLED Plus display which is probably the best mobile display ever, in terms of display quality, brightness, contrast etc. It has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

The HTC Sensation has a 4.3 inch S-LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It’s an excellent display, but relatively not as good as the SuperAMOLED Plus display of the Galaxy S 2. It does have a higher display resolution though, so it’s a tradeoff between resolution and the display quality.

User Interface

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the TouchWiz 4.0 interface, while the HTC Sensation comes with the same OS and the Sense 3.0 UI. While I personally prefer TouchWiz, I know many people who love the Sense UI, so this is very subjective.

Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core Exynos processor and the very powerful Mali 400MP GPU. It has 1 GB RAM and comes with 16 GB internal storage.

The HTC Sensation comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor as well – the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8260 – and the Adreno 220 GPU. It has 768 MB RAM and comes with 1 GB internal storage.

While both phones are almost equal in terms of processing and graphics, the Galaxy S 2 has more RAM and more internal storage. Most reviews also point that the Galaxy S 2 is marginally better in performance, and more responsive.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 has an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a secondary 2 MP camera too. It offers brilliant image capture quality, and can also record 1080p videos at 30 FPS.

The HTC Sensation comes with an 8 MP camera too and it captures excellent images as well. It also has autofocus, dual LED flash with stereo sound recording, and can record 1080p videos at 30 FPS too.

You will have to wait for some time for a comprehensive camera comparison, but they are most likely equals in this case.

Connectivity

While both the devices offer all the basic connectivity options – EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and GPS with A-GPS, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 has one feature that the HTC Sensation doesn’t – NFC. With so many NFC based apps and services coming along, HTC shouldn’t have missed that one.

The Verdict

Both the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and the HTC Sensation are excellent smartphones. They are undoubtedly the best Android smartphones money can buy. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 will be launched in a couple of days (it has already been launched in some countries), while the HTC Sensation still has a couple of weeks to go.

I personally prefer the Samsung Galaxy S 2 – it is the best smartphone of all time – but even the HTC Sensation is a great device. Both the phones have received superb reviews, so it really boils down to two things:

1. Whether you can wait for the HTC Sensation, resisting the urge to buy the Galaxy S 2 when it launches.

2. Whether you prefer TouchWiz or Sense.

I’m going with the Samsung Galaxy S 2, BTW.