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T-Mobile G2: First Look

It seems like just yesterday when we told you about the new T-Mobile G2… oh wait, it was.

Anyway, the guys at Engadget have revealed shots of the T-Mobile G2; and it confirms our earlier suspicions — the T-Mobile G2 is the same as the HTC Vision or the HTC Desire Z, maybe with some changes.

You know what you can expect in the T-Mobile G2; it will have a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 1 GHz Snapdragon, 576 MB RAM and a slider QWERTY keyboard.

It will ship with Android 2.1 Eclair but will get the Android 2.2 upgrade. Other usual suspects like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS can also be expected.

The T-Mobile G2 will support HSPA+ connectivity and will be T-Mobile’s first 4G handset.

T-Mobile G2

T-Mobile G2

Image Source: Engadget

HTC Droid Incredible Froyo Update Delayed

Apparently, the news of the HTC Droid Incredible getting the Froyo update today was just a rumor. According to @VZWSupport, there is no information available on when the Droid Incredible will be getting the update.HTC Droid Incredible

Here is what @VZWSupport told about the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible :

We currently do not have information for the Incredible update at this time and is not being sent out today.

Now, this piece of news is going to break the hearts of a lot of Droid Incredible owners out there. Most of the other popular Android phones from HTC like the Desire, EVO 4G have already got their share of Froyo love.

I wonder why HTC is taking so much time to roll out the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible. Hopefully, the update will be rolled out by early-September to mid-September.

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HTC Desire Z Specifications Leaked

We have already seen the HTC Desire HD, which was leaked a few days back.

Today, details of yet another HTC device — the HTC Desire Z have also leaked out. The specifications of the HTC Desire Z were accidentally leaked out by Mobile.co.uk, an online retailer.

The HTC Desire Z (HTC Vision) will have a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and comes with a sliding QWERTY keypad.

It will ship with Android 2.1 and the HTC Sense UI, but will get an upgrade to Android 2.2. It will sport the usual — a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 576 MB RAM, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 32 GB microSD support and built in GPS.

HTC Desire Z

Mobile.co.uk also confirmed the specifications of the HTC Desire HD, which will be launched soon.

The HTC Desire HD will have a 4.3 inch display, 1 GHz Snapdragon, 512 MB RAM and an 8 MP camera with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo.

Verizon to Launch New Androids, Blackberrys and Tablets By the End of 2010

We had given you a glimpse of Verizon’s 2010-2011 roadmap about a week back, here on Techie-Buzz. Today, new information has surfaced about Verizon’s 2010 plans and it’s looking great.

Verizon Wireless Roadmap 2010

Verizon has a slate of Android launches planned for this year. It will also launch 2 new Blackberry devices and some Android tablets.

In September, we will see the launch of the globally compatible Motorola Droid 2 World Edition. We can also expect the Motorola Citrus WX445, a low end Android phone.

In October, RIM will launch the Blackberry Storm 3 9570 and the Blackberry Curve 3 9330, both running the new shiny Blackberry OS 6.

October will also see the launch of the Samsung Fascinate, a CDMA variant of the Galaxy S on Verizon’s network. The Samsung Continuum I400 mid-range Android phone and the low end Samsung Gem I100, a QWERTY Android handset will also be released around the same time.

The new Motorola XT610, a cheaper version of the Droid X with lower specs but the same 4.3 inch display, and the Motorola Droid Pro will be launched by the end of October. Even the Palm Pre 2 running WebOS should be available by then.

Finally, in November 2010, we will see the HTC Merge, a Android superphone with a 10 MP camera and two new Android tablets — the Motorola Z600 and the Samsung I800 (Galaxy Tab).

The enTourage eDGe (a dual display ebook reader + tablet with Android) and an enTourage Pocket device will also surface around that time.

With all this awesomeness, who needs the iPhone 4 on Verizon?

Source: Phone Arena

T-Mobile Announces G2, Will Be Its First 4G Handset

T-Mobile at their website announced a new Android powered handset, G2. The “big” thing in this handset is that it will support HSPA+ connectivity and will become T-Mobile’s first 4G capable handset.T-Mobile G2

According to Engadget, it will be manufactured by HTC and will be released in the month of September. The rumors suggest that HTC myTouch HD is the mobile which T-Mobile will present. We don’t have much information of the device at his moment but more details will be out soon.

Stay tuned for more updates on this device.

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Google Chrome OS Tablet Launching on Verizon on November 26

Apparently, Google is planning to launch a Chrome OS tablet on Verizon’s network on November 26 which is Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

Download Squad says that HTC is currently building the tablet for Google and Verizon and it will be priced much lower than the iPad. It will be available with Verizon on contract.

Google Chrome OS Tablet

It will have some really good hardware under the boot. It will have Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform powering it and will likely sport a 10.1 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will have 2 GB RAM and a 32 GB internal SSD. It will offer a webcam and GPS and will also offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.

The rumor actually makes sense as Black Friday would probably be the best day to launch a new product. The specs seem realistic and fit in line with all the other tablet releases. Now we know why Google was so eager to comply with Verizon on the Net Neutrality proposal.

While Android based tablets will compete with the iPad, Chrome OS will probably compete with Windows 7 tablets.

Source: Download Squad

HTC Desire Finally Launching in India

While most of the world is preparing for the impending launch of HTC Desire HD, India is set to finally get the original Desire. AndroidOS.in is reporting that that the Desire will soon be available across India for Rs 27,500. Although we are yet to receive any official world regarding the release date, some online retailers like Flipkart have already begun offering the Desire.

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HTC Desire boasts of a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, capacitive touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera and a 1400 mAh Li-ion battery. It will be launching with Android 2.1 (Éclair) running on a Snapdragon QSD8250 (1 GHz) processor. Hopefully, it will be upgraded to Froyo soon after launch.

Desire was one of the best Android phones when it came out. In fact, it still is an impressive device. However, it will face stiff competition from the Samsung Galaxy S i9000, which has a better CPU (Hummingbird) and a 4” SAMOLED screen.

HTC Droid Incredible Getting Froyo Update On August 18

Many of the popular popular Android handsets like the HTC EVO 4G, HTC Desire, and the Motorola Droid received their Froyo update this month. Now, the HTC Droid Incredible is also set to join this list. Mashable reports thatDroid Incredible the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible is going to start rolling out on August 18.

According to Mashable, Verizon team members already have Froyo installed on their Droid Incredible(s). The Froyo update will be an OTA (Over-The-Air) one and will bring with it a major speed improvement, along with many new features like 720p HD recording, a new boot animation, mobile hotspot etc. However, if you can’t wait until that then users can flash the leaked Froyo ROM for the Droid Incredible. But this method is valid only for rooted Droid Incredible phone owners.

HTC Lexikon and HTC Bee Specs Surface

Specifications of two new upcoming Android handsets from HTC have surfaced on the internet. These two new unannounced phones are the HTC Lexikon and the HTC Bee. The HTC Lexikon will feature a 3.8-inch AMOLED/S-LCDHTC Logo screen, with a WVGA (480×800) resolution. The Lexikon will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7630 processor running at 800 MHz. The handset will also pack in a 5MP cam, and 512MB of MB along with 4GB of internal memory.

The phone will also feature a QWERTY. However, whether the phone will have a portrait QWERTY or a slide-out QWERTY is still unknown. The HTC Bee is the smaller brother of the Lexicon. The HTC Bee features a 3.2-inch QVGA display, along with 384MB of RAM. The phone is powered by the age old Qualcomm MSM7625 528 MHz processor. This phone also features a 5MP camera, along with an LED flash at its back. The specs of both these phones were extracted from the company’s own ROM.

Both these phones will release with Android 2.2 (Froyo) on board, and will also feature the popular HTC Sense UI. Both these phones will fit in the low-to-middle end category in the mobile phone market. This will help Android penetrate into this category. HTC might announce these two phones in their upcoming September 15 event.

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HTC To Announce New Phones On September 15 In London

HTC will be hosting an event in London on 15th September, where they will be announcing their upcoming phones. Interestingly, this date coincides with the Nokia World date of 14-15 September in London.  htc 15 september

Talking about HTC, the phones which are expected to be officially announced on the event are HTC Desire HD (Ace) and HTC Desire Z (Vision). The HTC desire HD is rumored to have a 4.3 inch WVGA AMOLED screen (maybe S-LCD). The internal memory is expected to be 4GB and the external microSD will be expandable up to 32GB. Desire HD will be having a 8MP camera with dual LED flash and 720P video recording. It will come with Android 2.2. out-of-the-box and will have Qualcomm 1GHz processor.

The HTC Vision will have a smaller 3.7 inch WVGA TFT screen and physical QWERTY keyboard. The internal memory is rumored to be 1.2GB and the external will be expandable up to 32GB. The camera resolution is still unknown. It will come with Android 2.1 and 1GHz processor.

These are just two phones from HTC which are running hot in rumor mill. We can hope to see more than these two devices from HTC in the event. So stay tuned for HTC’s “Dream”.

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HTC Droid Incredible Source Code Released

The HTC Droid Incredible is a very popular phone in the US. The phone features a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution. It was a month ago that the Droid Incredible was rooted. The Droid Incredible wasHTC Logo comparatively a tough nut to crack than other Android phones. Custom ROMs for the Droid Incredible are scarce as well. The reason behind this is that HTC did not release the source code of the Droid Incredible’s kernel.

However, today HTC released the kernel source code of the Droid Incredible. The kernel source code also contains bits and pieces of Froyo code which should help developers. This will help the developers produce some quality and bug free ROMs for the Incredible. Along with the Droid Incredible, HTC also released the kernel source code of the Desire, Wildfire, Aria and the EVO 4G. Here is the link to download them.

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HTC Schubert Leaked, Another Windows Phone 7 Device

It’s the day of leaks. After the Samsung Flight II and the HTC Desire HD, we have the video of a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone by HTC: the HTC Schubert.

HTC Schubert

Windows Phone 7 hasn’t excited the major phone manufacturers yet, and we have seen just a few announcements about it yet. Last week, images of an Asus phone running WP7 surfaced in Pakistan, but that was about it.

With the HTC Schubert, it looks like we may see some WP7 action soon.

It seems to have a unibody design like the HTC Legend and seems quite compact. The display looks like a 3.5 or 3.7 inch TFT and it has a camera with flash. No other details are out yet; but we will keep you updated.

Check out this video by 247WindowsPhone.

Android: The Leading OS In US Market

Finally, RIM’s Blackberry had to leave its number 1 spot of the leading OS in US smartphone market. Since, Q4 2007, RIM held the first spot but now Android took that position in this quarter (Q2 2010).

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NPD’s latest survey reveals that Android took 33 percent of the smartphone purchased in Q2 2010, followed by RIM with 28 percent and Apple with 22 percent. Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD said,

“For the second consecutive quarter, Android handsets have shown strong but slowing sell-through market share gains among U.S. consumers… While the Google-developed OS took market share from RIM, Apple’s iOS saw a small gain this quarter on the strength of the iPhone 4 launch.”

The best seller Android device in US was Motorola Droid followed by HTC Incredible. The two brands who are behind Android’s success in US are Motorola and HTC. In Q3 2010 Android will get tough competition from Blackberry 6. It will be interesting to see whether Android keeps the first spot in Q3.

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HTC Wildfire Now Available In India For Rs.16,590

HTC recently launched the Android powered HTC Wildfire in India exclusively for Reliance Mobile customers. This handset comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display and runs on Android 2.1 Operating System and 528 MHz processor. Other features include a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, 3G Connectivity and much more. Check out the specs below.

htc wildfire

Social networks have really caught on the fancy of today’s young generation, who like to stay seamlessly connected with each other even while on-the-go. The stylishly designed HTC Wildfire combined with the HTC Sense experience bring all your communication requirements into one place, whether it’s through Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, Flickr, text messages, images or email, ensuring that one is never far away from the conversation and always close to one’s friends,said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India.

The launch of HTC Wildfire is in line with our strategy to offer next-generation service on mobile phones enabled with superior voice clarity, hi-speed wireless data network access and ultra-fast application downloads to Reliance Mobile customers, said Mr. Mahesh Prasad, President Marketing Wireless Business, Reliance Communications.

HTC Wildfire Specs:

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Android 2.1 OS with HTC Sense
  • 528 MHz processor
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash
  • Geotagging
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 384 MB RAM
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • microUSB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity and light sensor
  • Friend Stream
  • HTC Peep
  • 1300 mAh battery

HTC Wildfire comes with a price tag of Rs.16,590. Reliance Mobile GSM customers will get 500MB free internet usage for the next 6 months. You can buy this handset from any authorized HTC resellers in India.

HTC HD2 Gets A Fully Functional Android Froyo ROM

The HTC HD2 was among the first few phones in the mobile market to feature the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and 512MB of RAM. It was also among the first few phones to feature a mammoth 4.3-inch screen. However, theHTC HD2 phone was let down by its OS Windows Mobile 6.5. Many people, who purchased the HD2 at that time, expected the phone to be upgraded to Windows Phone 7. However, Microsoft said that the HD2 won’t be getting the WP7 update, and dashed the hopes of many HD2 owners.

Nevertheless, the modding community did not lose hope and started porting Android to HD2. Earlier, many Android ROMs were available for the HD2 but they had some deal-breaking issues like no 3G, camera issues etc. Now a fully functional Froyo based ROM for the HD2 is available on the internet. The folks over at HDBlog.it have even posted a video of the ROM running on the HD2.

I will surely suggest all HD2 owners to dump Windows Mobile 6.5 running on their device, and shift to this Android Froyo based ROM.