Archive for: HTC

Rumor: AT&T Set To Release Flagship Windows Phone 7, Android LTE Devices In Early February And April.

  • December 19, 2011 11:28 am

AT&T has a couple of decent options for Windows Phone lovers. What they don’t have, however, is any solution for Windows Phone + LTE junkies. That will change come February 5th according to a BGR source. Said source claims the first AT&T LTE Windows Phone device will be similar to the HTC Titan: 4.5+ display, dual-core processor and a decent chunk of RAM.

On top of the flagship LTE Windows Phone device, HTC will change up their usual phone release schedule. Instead of dropping phones like RIM drops deadlines (too much?) they are instead going to scale back new device launches for at least the first quarter of 2012 and focus on a few key WP7 and Android devices.

On that note, BGR is also reporting that Android users will also receive some love from AT&T. During the 1H of 2012, a flagship (Android) phone with the “HTC Elite” moniker (possibly launched as HTC Congressional) will be released with Beats Audio as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The release date for the HTC Elite is rumored to be in “early April”.

While news of new Android devices to lust over is always welcome, we’re especially excited to hear of the new AT&T LTE Windows Phone device as it’ll be the carrier’s first such phone. Not only that, AT&T’s selection of Windows Phone device is, in our opinion, a bit small. Here’s to hoping we’re wowed on both fronts.

Review: HTC Rezound

  • December 5, 2011 6:04 am

The HTC Rezound has a lot of hype to live up to. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and status as first phone to ship (in the U.S.) with a 1280 x 720 display are two major talking points amongst Android faithful. In a world dominated by spec sheets, every megahert and every pixel (or lack thereof) count immensely.

In the case of the Rezound we’re both excited and already feeling like we’re over it. Surprised and disgusted. Impressed and let down. It’s quite the roller coaster ride of emotions.

Before you decide on HTC’s latest or greatest (or write it off), check out our full review after the break…

HTC: “Some Carriers Mandate That We Install Carrier IQ”

  • December 1, 2011 1:06 pm

There aren’t already enough twists in the Carrier IQ drama, so why not add another. Based on some claims that it is hardware manufacturers’ choice to install/not install Carrier IQ on their phones, HTC has taken the offensive approach by hitting back with a short and simple statement: It’s not their choice, it’s the carriers’!

“Carrier IQ is required on devices by a number of U.S carriers so if consumers or media have any questions about the practices relating to, or data collected by, Carrier IQ we’d advise them to contact their carrier.

It is important to note that HTC is not a customer or partner of Carrier IQ and does not receive data from the application, the company, or carriers that partner with Carrier IQ. HTC is investigating the option to allow consumers to opt-out of data collection by the Carrier IQ application.”

Verizon has gone on the record saying they don’t make use of Carrier IQ tracking/monitoring while the other major U.S. carriers are still sitting on their hands in the corner, not saying a word. Meanwhile, iOS hacker @chpwn has found hooks for Carrier IQ in iOS specifically mentioning AT&T, Sprint, and…Verizon. Confusing indeed.

In the end, it doesn’t really make much sense for hardware manufacturers to be a lot of personal data — certainly not as much as Carrier IQ has been shown to collect. Carriers on the other hand could benefit from said information by helping them identify weak service areas among other things.

In a couple hours there will probably be another “oh my god” Carrier IQ moment, so keep checking back…

Specs Revealed: HTC Quattro Quad Core Tablet.

  • November 17, 2011 12:42 pm

HTC’s recently announced Quattro tablet will be the company’s first foray into 4-core mobile computing. But they won’t be alone. A handful of Android manufacturers are putting the finishing touches on their next-gen quad-core hardware in an effort to kick of 2012 with a bang! With that said, the Quattro is now spec-less no more. According to PocketNow, the Quattro will feature 1 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi (2.4 + 5 GHz), 16 GB of storage + microSD, and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 768 display. Power will of course be provided by Nvidia’s AP30 Tegra 3 SOC. The front and rear cameras come in at 1.3 and 2 megapixels respectively while video recording capabilities are reportedly 1080p Full HD and 720p rear/front.

Early 2012 is the scheduled release. If we happen to see one of these fine examples of bleeding edge geekery strolling around CES in January, we’ll be sure to snap a few pics.

Rumor: Leaked HTC Edge To Be First Quad Core Phone.

  • November 7, 2011 1:13 pm

Currently, if you want the best Android phone money can buy, you want the Galaxy Nexus. It’s a combination of hardware and software perfection — the latest and the greatest on both fronts. Ok, so you can’t actually buy it just yet. Still, the fact of the matter is the Galaxy Nexus currently places the bar for all other Android handsets. But if a new leak by Pocket-Now materializes, the Galaxy Nexus won’t hold the top spot for long.

Meet the HTC Edge. This phone will reportedly be the first mobile phone to pack a quad-core processor underneath it’s 4.7″ 720p display and ~10mm thick body. Other specs are more standard: 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 28-millimeter f/2.2 lens, 1 GB of RAM, a slew of wireless/cellular radio support (i.e.: Bluetooth 4.0), and incorporate Beats audio as part of HTC’s recent partnership.

The processor in particular will be “the” selling point (obviously). According to Pocket-Now sources the four cores of the Nvidia AP30 Tegra 3 CPU will hum along at a brisk 1.5 GHz each.

Other unconfirmed features of the HTC Edge include support for HTC’s new music, book, gaming, and HD video services (“HTC Listen”, “HTC Read”, “HTC Play”, and “HTC Watch”), as well as rumors that the Edge could be the first device to ship with HTC Sense 4.0.

LTE support and Android version are unknown at this point. Though given the supposed Q1/Q2 2012 release, we can’t see such a high-end device not shipping with the latest and greatest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Ditto for LTE.

For now all we’ve got is the image above. Drool away…

HTC Releases Preliminary ICS Phone Upgrade List.

  • November 7, 2011 7:15 am

As the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hype builds as we wait for the official release later this month/early next, HTC is taking it upon themselves to kick start the celebrations. Early this morning the company revealed on their Facebook Fan Page a preliminary list of HTC devices that will be receiving official upgrades to ICS. The list as according to the Facebook post:

  • HTC Vivid, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation XE, Rezound, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G

If you didn’t make the list don’t lose too much sleep just yet. The list isn’t set in stone.

HTC Rezound Is Official. Coming To VZW November 14th For $299.

  • November 3, 2011 3:53 pm

The HTC Rezound (formerly “Vigor”) is now official. The LTE packing speed demon will make small work of just about any app you can throw at it in the here and now thanks to the fastest of the fast 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The 4.3″ 720p (1280 x 720) display isn’t a bad looker either. Toss in 1 gig of RAM and “Beats” branding/audio and you’ve got a hot piece of gadgetry. Our only grip — Android 2.3. Come on, HTC. Hopefully the rumored ICS update arrives on swift wings.

For $299 we’d say it’s topped only by the Galaxy Nexus at this point. (Sorry, Motorola RAZR.) Get yours on VZW starting November 14th for $299.