Sprint has announced two new mobile devices from HTC coming on June 24. The new devices are the HTC EVO 3D mobile phone and the HTC EVO View 4G tablet. Both devices are powered by Android version 2.3 aka Gingerbread. Both HTC EVO mobile devices are capable of 4G data transfer speeds. The HTC EVO View 4G has WiMAX connectivity.
Here’s some good news for HTC EVO™ 4G from Sprint customers. Sprint has announced that this coming Monday, June 6, they will receive the Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, update through an over-the-air maintenance release. The update will be in batches so wait for your notification from Sprint. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple two-step, over-the-air download instructions.
Can’t wait to get Android 2.3, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade starting on Friday, June 3. Just read this announcement.
HTC has such a great past years by investing early on Android. The phenomenal growth of the Android platform will be even bigger in the Asian markets which has been experiencing much growth. Today HTC is announcing the appointment Jack Tong as president of HTC North Asia and Lennard Hoornik as president of HTC South Asia.
If you want to get an Android mobile phone and have currently a Telus connected phone waiting to get replaced, the HTC Desire Android phone may be just for you. The HTC branded Desire is similar in look and specifications to the Google Nexus One.
Smart Telecommunications, a wireless mobile network provider in the Philippines, is spearheading the country’s effort to push Android development. Together with HTC, Smart has just opened up the registration for the SMART Mobile Developer Conference that will be held on September 11, 2009 at Science Discovery Park in Mall of Asia from 9am to 5pm.
It looks like a couple of Android updating issues have cropped up recently. One of them is regarding users of the T-Mobile G1 mobile phone. I4U has posted an article saying that T-Mobile G1 users may not be able to get updates beyond the current Android version 1.5 due to phone memory limitations according to an Android developer. Read more
Nice thing about mobile phones today is that when you want it to look according to yor taste, you can almost always customize its mobile phone skin. Here’s a nice twist, Taimur Asad of Redmond Pie decided to post a step by step guide to create the upcoming HTC Hero “Sense UI” look and feel and install it on the iPhone. The original HTC Hero Sense UI theme is actually created by Justflikwalk of deviantArt. The steps should be easy enough to do once you get your iPhone jailbreaked of course.
One great thing about open source is that creativity of people are unhindered. A lot of upcoming Android based mobile phones will be available in the market pretty soon. Some of these well connected phones will sport a user interface that has been enhanced to provide a better user experience. Of the several planned UI enhancements I’ve seen on the web so far, one of them is really sleek and stands out. Read more
Well, well, AT&T is joining the Android bandwagon after all with the HTC Lancaster. I’ve read from Engadget that AT&T’s very own Android based mobile phone is in the works. The HTC Lancaster will have a physical keyboard, , triband EDGE and 850 / 1900MHz HSPA, AGPS, a 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD expansion, and a “unique HTC social messaging user interface”
It’s lined up for a full six months of AT&T exclusivity and — according to materials gotten by Engadget target availability date is August 3. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
I’ve read an article about the HTC Magic due to arrive in Asia over at Cnet. It looks like the HTC Magic which runs on the open mobile platform called Android will be available in Singapore this coming June at around 700+ USD without a contract.
What’s exciting about the Asian version of the HTC Magic is that it won’t be exclusive to any of the Asian telcos in the region. And, get this, it’s going to have support for Microsoft Exchange. In fact Damian Koh over at Cnet Asia was able to sync it with Microsoft Outlook without any hassle.