T-Mobile 3G Slide Android 2.2 FroYo Update Rolling Out Now

HTC and T-Mobile have started rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the T-Mobile branded myTouch 3G Slide.

While the myTouch 3G got its Android 2.2 update nearly six months ago, the 3G Slide will get its share of FroYo love now.

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The new software update will bump the Android version of myTouch 3G Slide to 2.2.1 and bring a host of welcome changes with it.

Here is the official change-log from HTC themselves :

• Android 2.2.1 FroYo
• Wi-Fi calling
• Wi-Fi hotspot
• USB Tethering (Internet Sharing)
• Low storage (User Data) notification mechanism
• Resolves issues with text and picture messaging
• Resolves some Bluetooth compatibility issues
• Improves compatibility with new Bluetooth devices
• Improves stability and reliability of the device

Other changes include performance and stability improvements and the ability to install apps on the SD card.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide owners can find the steps to download and install this software update, on their phone from here.

Kudos to HTC and T-Mobile for releasing the Android 2.2 FroYo update for such an old and nearly forgotten handset!

HTC Desire HD Officially Launched In India For Rs.26,990

Back in September, HTC announced the Android powered HTC Desire HD. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Desire smartphone and it runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. HTC Desire HD is already available in India from last 4 month, but this handset has been officially launched, today in India. It comes with the bright 4.3 inch LCD display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and so on. This handset is expected to get the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update, at the end of this month.

HTC Desire HD

We have always strived to enhance and enrich the mobile phone experience and the HTC Desire HD is a true testament of HTC’s prowess, with its stylish unibody design and outstanding features, said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. We are confident that Indian mobile phone users will value this holistic approach and HTC’s innovations in the new HTC Desire HD.

HTC Desire HD features a 4.3 inch touchscreen display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 768 RAM, 1.5 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio, up to 490 hours of stand-by time, up to 9 hours 15 mins of talk-time and a 1230 mAh battery.

The HTC Desire HD is available at a Market Operating Price of Rs. 26,990. You can purchase this handset from any of the authorized HTC resellers across the country. This handset is also available at Flipkart, for Rs.26,399.

HTC Desire Z Official Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM Leaks!

HTC Desire Z owners can get a taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread on their handsets, thanks to a RUU leak of the Gingerbread test ROM from HTC.

The leaked RUU is based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC’s Sense UI running on top of it. The leaked RUU also brings with it a new radio which improves signal reception and 4G’ download speeds, but at the expense of higher battery consumption.

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One of the developers rmk40 has already gone ahead and released a custom ROM based on this leaked RUU with root access and busybox installed.

Sadly, unlike the Nexus S which uses the ETX4 file system, the Desire Z Gingerbread ROM uses the EXT3 file system. Users who flashed this ROM also reported ultra-quick boot-up times and improved battery life.

T-Mobile G2 owners can also flash this leaked RUU on their phone, since the handset is similar to the Desire Z. HTC Desire Z or T-Mobile G2 owners can download and install the leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread RUU on their phone from here.

HTC Pyramid Pictures And Specs Leak

The folks over at XDA-Developers have been tipped by an anonymous tipster with a bunch of pictures of the upcoming HTC Pyramid.

Earlier leaks of the HTC Pyramid did not provide much information, except for a 4.3-inch screen with qHD resolution.

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The Pyramid will be powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm along with an Adreno 220 GPU for handling the graphics department, and pack 768MB of RAM. The handset will sport a 4.3-inch display with qHD (960×540) resolution.

The back of the handset will sport an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 1080p HD resolution. There is also a VGA camera in the front for video-calling.

The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Compass and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present. The Pyramid will run the latest version of Android, Gingerbread v2.3.2, with the latest version of Sense UI on top of it.

The HTC Pyramid is similar to the recently announced HTC EVO 3D, without the 3D feature. Readers can find a bunch of pictures of the handset over at XDA Developers.

Enable HTCSense.Com Integration On The HTC Thunderbolt

Verizon and HTC recently released the first 4G LTE capable phone on the big red’s network the HTC Thunderbolt.

The Thunderbolt is powered by a 1GHz MSM8255 processor and packs 768MB of RAM. The handset runs on Android 2.2 FroYo with the beautiful HTC Sense UI on top of it.

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Even though, the Thunderbolt runs on the latest version of the Sense UI, it lacks the HTCSense.com integration which the Desire HD and the Desire Z enjoy. However, the folks over at XDA have found a way to enable the HTCSense.com integration on the Thunderbolt.

First of all, Thunderbolt owners need to download and install this APK. Once done, they can simply add an HTC Sense account by navigating to Settings > Accounts and Sync > Add Account > HTC Sense.

All the goodies offered by the Sense integration works like a charm including text message forwarding, remote GPS location, Remote ring, remote lock and backup of user’s messages and contacts. Only the remote wipe and forwarding calls option don’t work at the moment.

HTC Thunderbolt Easy Root App Released; Root’s Your Handset In Three Simple Steps

Less than a week ago, we reported that the recently released HTC Thunderbolt has got root access, along with its first custom ROM.

The problem with the root method was that it was pretty complex and newbies could get easily confused. Now, an XDA member dbzfanatic has released an easyroot application for the Thunderbolt. The rooting app will only work with firmware version 1.12.605.9 or lower.

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As of now, the application is available only for Windows based PCs. The application does have a few bugs, which should be hopefully sorted out soon. Users should keep in mind, that the one-click root app weighs in over 800MB!

The app will also take some time to root your phone since it has to push’ some heavy files to your phone’s memory card, which takes time. Thunderbolt owners can find more information about the Easyroot application from here.

Also, quite a few custom ROMs have popped up for the Thunderbolt including an un-official CM7 port and some custom kernels. Thunderbolt owners need to root their phone before flashing a custom ROM on their handset. Users can check out the various ROMs available for the Thunderbolt here.

Via – AndroidPolice

HTC EVO 3D Hands-on Video and Pictures

HTC is coming out with the first 3D phone called HTC EVO 3D which can take 3D pictures and shoot 3D videos using two 5MP lens on the back of the device. The device can also be used to view 3D videos without using glasses.

HTC EVO 3D

HTC EVO 3D has a 4.3 inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2Ghz dual core Qualcomm processor. The   phone also has a 768MB. I didn’t get a chance to touch the phone but was able to view a demo of the phone in action at the Sprint booth at CTIA 2011.

Take a look at some of the pictures and video of the HTC EVO 3D after the break. You can read up the HTC EVO 3D specs and pricing too to know more about the device.

Sprint Unveils The HTC EVO View 4G Tablet

Sprint recently announced the new HTC EVO View 4G tablet at the CTIA show. This device is the company’s second Android tablet, after the HTC Flyer, which was unveiled last month at the MWC 2011. HTC EVO View 4G comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, 4G connectivity and more. This device runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US.

At HTC, we believe in offering a wide portfolio of beautifully designed, powerful and highly customizable devices for our customers, and the HTC EVO portfolio at Sprint does just that,said Jason Mackenzie, president HTC Americas. As HTC continues to push the limits of innovation, we are looking forward to delivering the HTC EVO 3D and our first 4G tablet, the HTC EVO View 4G, to Sprint customers this summer.

htc evo view 4g

HTC EVO View 4G features a 7 inch touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, HTC Scribe technology, 3G/4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, Stereo Bluetooth 3.0, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, Android Market, Integrated GPS, Blockbuster On Demand, Sprint Zone, Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Navigation, 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, microSD slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

HTC EVO View 4G measures 195.4 mm x 112.5 mm x 13.2 mm and weighs 421.84 grams. this device also comes with the pre-loaded Blockbuster On Demand application that has access to one of the largest catalogs of movies, including 3D titles. The price of this device has not been announced yet. HTC EVO View 4G will be available from summer in the US.

HTC EVO 3D Announced; Sports A 3D Enabled qHD Display

HTC and Sprint have just announced the successor to the highly successful EVO 4G the EVO 3D. As the rumors suggested, the EVO 3D packs a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) glasses-free 3D display.

The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor and packs 768MB of RAM. The back of the handset sports dual-5MP cameras with dual-LED flash, which are capable of recording 720p HD videos in 3D mode (glasses free), and 1080p in 2D mode. Like the EVO 4G, the EVO 3D also supports Sprint’s WiMAX network.  HTC_EVO_3D The handset will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board, with the latest version of Sense running on top of it. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Accelerometer and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present. The handset also sports a mini-HDMI port and DLNA capabilities.

Users can connect their EVO 3D to their 3D enabled HDTV and enjoy 3D content. Sadly, the kickstand found at the back of the original EVO 4G is nowhere to be found on the EVO 3D. HTC also states that they have improved the battery life over the EVO 4G, and will ship the phone with a 1730mAh battery.

The EVO 3D will be available starting this summer. Sadly, HTC and Sprint did not mention anything about the pricing of the EVO 3D.

HTC Incredible S Launched In India For Rs.28,900

Last month, HTC announced the Android powered HTC Incredible S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Incredible smartphone. It currently runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, but it will be soon upgraded to Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) operating system. Within a month of its announcement, HTC finally launched this powerful smartphone in India. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

HTC Incredible s

In today’s mobile market, where one is bombarded with choices and features, users are looking forward to an offering which amalgamates the best of both. HTC has always endeavored to take the mobile phone experience to a higher level and with the launch of the Incredible S is set to create a new paradigm in mobile experience for the users,said Mr. Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. The HTC Incredible S is the answer for those looking for the perfect combination of performance and style and will help them stand out from the crowd as an icon.

HTC Incredible S features a 4 inch touchscreen display with 480x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, HTC Sense, Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, micro-USB, 1.1 GB internal storage, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Internal GPS antenna, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, up to 580 mins talktime, up to 370 hours stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery.

This handset measures 120 mm x 64 mm x 11.7 mm and weighs just 135.5 grams. The HTC Incredible S comes with a MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs. 28,900. You can easily purchase this handset from any of the authorized HTC resellers across the country.