After numerous leaks, the HTC Thunderbolt has finally been unveiled by Verizon and HTC at the CES 2011. The HTC Thunderbolt features a mammoth 4.3-inch S-LCD screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution. The handset is powered by a 1GHz Qualacomm Snapdragon processor.
The back of the phone features an 8MP camera with 720p HD video recording capability. The phone also sports a front-facing camera for video calling. The handset also supports Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Other key features of the HTC Thunderbolt include DLNA, Dolby Surround Sound, Built in kickstand, GPS with aGPS, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot with a 32GB microSD card preloaded. The HTC Thunderbolt runs on Android 2.2 with the latest version of HTC Sense UI on top of it. HTC have also integrated Skye Mobile with video calling in their Sense UI on this phone.
Sadly, HTC did not mention the release date or pricing of the device. However, I expect the Thunderbolt to hit the shelves by Q1 of 2011.
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Just a week back, we had introduced you to the rumored HTC Thunderbolt, an Android phone with 4G LTE connectivity. It was to be released on Verizon’s network, but the specs seemed a bit unrealistic. Well, it turns out that it was real, but we still cannot confirm the specs.
Along with the Thunderbolt, HTC is launching another phone – the HTC Inspire 4G. It will be available on AT&T and will be unveiled with the Thunderbolt at CES 2011.
We don’t know what the “4G” means as AT&T’s network doesn’t support LTE, only HSPA+. We don’t have any details about the specifications of the HTC Inspire 4G, but by the looks of it, it seems quite impressive. It will also run Android, probably Android 2.2 Froyo with the HTC Sense UI.
Keep check out Techie-Buzz in the coming days, we will be posting more details as well as other CES scoop.
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After numerous leaks and special appearances, HTC and Sprint have finally unveiled the EVO Shift 4G. The HTC EVO Shift 4G is Sprint’s version of the HTC Desire Z or the T-Mobile G2 with some subtle changes. The Shift has a 3.6-inch screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution.
The EVO Shift 4G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Scorpion’ CPU running at 800MHz and sports the Adreno 205 GPU. The phone has 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM and a microSD card slot with a 2GB card bundled.
The usual Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB port, 3.5mm jack and a Digital Compass are all present. The back of the handset sports a 5MP camera which is capable of recording 720p HD videos. The handset also has a slide out QWERTY keyboard but without the Z’ hinge as found in the Desire Z.
The EVO 4G Shift runs on Android 2.2 with the latest version of the HTC Sense UI on top of it. The phone will easily last a couple of days on normal usage since it’s powered by a 1500mAh battery.
The HTC EVO Shift 4G will hit the stores on January 9 and will cost $150 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a 2 year contract.
HTC and Tata Docomo finally launched the Windows Phone 7 powered HTC 7 Mozart smartphone in India. This is the second Windows Phone 7 smartphone launched in India, after the HTC HD7 smartphone. If you are planning to check out the Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, they you should consider buying HTC 7 Mozart, since this handset is around Rs.3000 cheaper, as compared to the previously launched HTC HD7.
The HTC 7 Mozart is a great piece of craftsmanship with some of the most advanced features and perfectly underlines HTC’s focus on raising the bar in mobile phone innovation and design. With its stunning looks, great features and the new Windows Phone 7 experience, we are positive that the HTC 7 Mozart will be a great success in India, and are extremely happy to partner Tata DOCOMO in bringing the phone here,said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India.
When we launched brand Tata Docomo last year, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services, that will be innovative and pioneering and which would offer convenience and simplicity. Living up to that promise, we are launching the HTC 7 Mozart with the new Windows Phone 7 loaded on. This device, powered by our world class 3G network will deliver a truly enriching experience for the consumer. We will continue working together with HTC to launch more innovative mobile offerings for Indian consumers,said, Mr Sunil Tandon, Head of Mobility Services & Device Management, Tata Teleservices Limited.
The powerful HTC 7 Mozart features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 8 megapixel with auto focus and Xenon flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, 8 GB internal storage, 512 MB ROM, 576 MB RAM, 1300 mAh battery and more.
If you are a fan of Xenon flash, then you will be surprised to know that, the powerful HTC 7 Mozart comes with the amazing Xenon flash. This handset is now available in India for just Rs.26,490. Tata Docomo customers on HTC 7 Mozart will get a special data offer. You can purchase this handset from all the authorized HTC resellers across the country.
Getting Android 2.2 up and running on the HTC HD2 is no big news. Until now, HD2 owners had to run the Android 2.2 build on their HD2 using the microSD card. Due to this, the phone used to slow down sometimes and this also reduced the life span of your microSD card along with hogging up some precious space on it.
However, today the DFT team has released a new ROM for the HD2 which runs completely of the NAND. Due to this, this ROM will run comparably faster on the handset compared to other Froyo ROM out there.
Also users will no longer need to boot into WM6.5 to get Android 2.2 running on their handset. They can directly boot into Android 2.2 on their HD2. This ROM is based on the stock Desire HD ROM so users will find the popular HTC Sense UI overlay on top of Android 2.2 Froyo.
HTC HD2 owners can find the full guide on how to install the NAND based Android ROM on their handset here.
Please read this post with a huge pinch of salt. The folks over at HTC Inside have managed to get their hands on what is supposed to be the specs of the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt. It is already known that the Thunderbolt will be the first 4G LTE handset from Verizon and HTC and will be unveiled at the upcoming CES.
Apparently, the Thunderbolt will pack in a dual core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor. The device will also sport a huge 4.3-inch LCD along with an 8MP camera at its back accompanied by 2 LED flash. The front of the phone will house a hold your breath 5MP camera for video calling. The Thunderbolt will have 16GB of on board memory along with a microSD slot expandable up to 128GB. The handset will also launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. Oh! The phone has a huge 1800 mAh battery as well.
Now, I guess readers must have understood why I told them to read this post with a huge pinch of salt. Qualcomm had demonstrated its dual-core Snapdragon processor just a month back and the company made it clear that it won’t hit the handsets before Q2 of 2011. Also, a 5MP front-facing camera? Seriously!?!!
In my opinion, the Thunderbolt will be similar to the Desire HD except for a few subtle changes and the 4G LTE support.
The great folks over at XDA have been porting Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the HTC Droid Eris. Nevertheless, XDA member punk.kaos has been leading the charge on porting Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Eris. The most surprising news is that the Gingerbread ROM for the device is very near to a fully working state.
The Droid Eris is a device which is way past its prime. HTC did not even bother to update the handset to Android 2.2. But, this did not dampen the Eris owners’ spirit over at XDA to port Gingerbread on their beloved handset. As of now, Wi-Fi, GPS, Open GL and audio work pretty much flawlessly on the latest version of the ROM.
The first question which came to my mind when I came across this news – Why would anyone in this earth port Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the HTC Droid Eris? I still can’t find an answer to this question though. I do understand that not everyone is rich enough to buy a high-end Android phone but Android 2.3 on a Droid Eris. Seriously?!!?
We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for the launch of HTC Desire Z in India. Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently taking pre-orders for the HTC Desire Z smartphone. This handset was announced back in September, and it seems that, the powerful Desire Z smartphone is expected to launch soon in India.
HTC Desire Z features a 4.3 inch S-LCD display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, Slideout QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.5 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 3.5 mm audio jack, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, HTC Widgets, FM Radio, DLNA, up to 590 mins talktime, up to 430 hours stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.
The powerful HTC Desire Z is currently up for pre-order at Flipkart for just Rs.25,799. This handset will release on January 3, 2011. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, simply head over to this page.
HTC is rolling out a software update for the recently released Desire HD. Sadly; the OTA update is not an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update as many Desire HD owners are hoping for. The OTA software update bumps the Android version on the handset to 2.2.1 and brings with it performance improvements and bug fixes. The OTA update weighs in at 40MB and will up the software version on the HD to 1.72.405.3.
The update reportedly improves the general performance as well as the camera performance of the device. Apparently, the quality of the 720p HD recording has improved as well. HTC is also rolling out another software update for the HTC Desire which bumps the software version to 2.29.405.2. The software update brings the latest version of Android Market along with some speed improvements.
HTC still has not mentioned on when they will be rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for all its handsets. Hopefully, the company will release the Gingerbread handsets for most of its popular handsets before Q1 of 2011 ends.
HTC and Airtel today unveiled India’s first Microsoft Windows Phone 7 smartphone – the HTC HD7. It comes with a large 4.3 inch LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB internal memory and so on. This handset is already available at Flipkart from last week, but today, HTC officially launched it in India.
Windows Phone 7 is an entirely fresh mobile experience, on which HTC is excited to be going big. We see tremendous customer opportunities with the integration of Microsoft’s most popular services,said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. The value Microsoft is bringing to mobile customers around the world sets a new benchmark for the industry and HTC is proud to be the first in bringing in the brand new Windows Phone 7 experience to India in partnership with Bharti airtel.
On the launch Mr. Shireesh Joshi, CMO-Mobile Services, Bharti airtel said, We are delighted with the opportunity to bring the eagerly-awaited HTC HD7 Smartphone in India. Combining the strength of the airtel brand and network with the innovation and design of HTC and the great user-interface of Windows Phone 7, we are happy to bring another first for our customers that will take mobile communications to a whole new level.
This handset features a 4.3 inch LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, 16GB of internal memory, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, HTC Hub, 1230 mAh battery and so on.
HTC HD7 comes with a price tag of Rs.29,990. You can purchase this handset from any authorized HTC resellers across the country. Alternately, you can purchase this handset from Flipkart for just Rs.28,999. Airtel customers will get an exclusive data pack to download 2GB data per month for 6 months at a special price of just Rs 300.