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HTC: Customs’ reviews done for some phones, now on their way to US carriers

by: Bams SadewoMay 21, 2012

For many, waiting is the most boring thing to do, and it’s even worse when you don’t even know how long you have to wait for.

Though there’s no official confirmation yet from Sprint, your wait for the HTC EVO 4G LTE might end sooner rather than later. Responding to the US import ban on the company’s two flagship phones, the HTC EVO 4G LTE and HTC One X, HTC was apparently able to speed up the customs’ review process. Note that initially we were told that the review could take up to three weeks.

In a written statement that the company has filed to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC revealed the good news. “Some of our products have passed the review and have been [...]

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The HTC One X debacle: winners and losers

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 19, 2012

On Tuesday, news broke that US Customs had blocked imports of the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, effectively preventing HTC’s flagships from reaching American customers. The embargo was enforced due to an exclusion order by the International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC ruled back in December that HTC’s Android devices infringe on two of Apple’s patents, but gave the Taiwanese a respite until April 19 to remove the infringing features.

Although HTC claims that both the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE are now free of the infringing feature, it seems that the US Customs needs a lot of time to decide if that’s truly the case.

The most immediate and visible effect of [...]

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HTC Ville C leaked specs show up, peculiarly similar to HTC One S

by: Bams SadewoMay 17, 2012

Cheer up, Desire C, it looks like you won’t be the only C device in HTC’s growing list of smartphones, despite the manufacturer’s pledge to release fewer devices this year.

A leaked screenshot of the HTC Ville C has been unearthed by the folks at BriefMobile, but not of the phone – just the specs. According to their source, the HTC Ville C will be offered as a more affordable alternative to the HTC One S. Let’s check out what the HTC Ville C supposedly has under its casing.

Starting from the exterior, the HTC Ville C is expected to be another ultra slim phone, but at this point, we can’t tell if it’s going to be as gorgeously thin as the HTC One S. From the [...]

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Good girl gone bad Carly promotes T-Mobile’s One S in new ad

by: AdrianMay 17, 2012

If you’re familiar with Carly Foulkes, T-Mobile’s spokeswoman that has appeared in the carrier’s ads since 2010, but you haven’t watched the news lately, you might be in for a real shocker today.

“The cute girl in the pink dress” is now Bad Girl Carly and two recent ads promoting T-Mobile’s HTC One S are set to raise your blood pressure significantly in a matter of seconds. While the One S should have been the star of the new TV commercials, T-Mobile has risked a bit, attracting all male eyes on Carly, who is rocking a leather suit on an even sexier Ducati motorcycle.

We have a smoking hot young woman in a leather suit, a fantastic black-and-pink Ducati, and [...]

 
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HTC will not solve One X’s multitasking “issue”, regards it as a feature and not a glitch

by: AdrianMay 17, 2012

“What in the world did HTC do to Android ICS multitasking?” That was the opening question on an xda-developers thread from last week, which talked about what many users consider a serious software glitch on the One X, HTC’s current flagship device.

According to the thread’s OP, but also to a lot of other One X users, memory management on HTC’s new device is too aggressive, with background apps closing too fast. While great for freeing up memory, this behavior threatens to significantly cripple the user experience of multitasking on Android.

Most of us are used to open a bunch of apps on our Android devices and keep them open, even though we aren’t using them all [...]

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The rise of the Phablet

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 16, 2012

Starting from the brick-style cell phone of the late Eighties, the design of the mobile has progressed towards being smaller and more feature-rich. We saw the introduction of flip-phones, slider phones, and smaller candybar style devices.

You might like: The history of the Phablet

That is, until the smartphone burst onto the scene like a crazy man in a theater, which switched and reversed the trend rapidly: faster processors, larger batteries, more storage and high-res displays have changed the way we use our phones. This allows for easier internet browsing, e-mail, video calls, and HD music and videos. While ultra-thin has become the new craze, we’ve seen [...]

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WSJ: Multiple Nexus devices coming this fall, from five manufacturers, Jelly Bean onboard

by: LucianMay 16, 2012

Traditionally in the Android development cycle, major versions have launched at the end of the year (exception being Gingerbread/Honeycomb). According to the Wall Street Journal, Android Jelly Bean should launch this year, “by Thanksgiving”.

Will this be Android 5.0 or another version? That depends on Google’s plans for their I/O developer event happening in June. Andy Rubin’s team has two options: one, launch an Android 4.1 version with some improvements at I/O (and call it Jelly Bean), and then give a new name to Android 5.0. Two, use the event to showcase upcoming features of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, and release it this fall.

Now, the [...]

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HTC Desire C: Official image gallery released

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 15, 2012

The HTC Golf aka Desire C resurfaced a few days back with some leaked images, which was followed yesterday by confirmation that the low-end HTC device would indeed continue the Desire series, after some speculation suggested that the device would be called the Wildfire C.

Just a day later, HTC has released an official image gallery of the HTC Desire C. If you have not been following up on this device, here are the specifications

3.5″ HVGA touchscreen Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 320×480 resolution Beats Audio integration 600Mhz processor 512MB RAM 4GB internal storage, 25GB Dropbox cloud storage free 5MP rear camera

The design is very similar to [...]

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Sprint to start selling HTC EVO 4G LTE on May 18, stores to open at 8 AM

by: Bams SadewoMay 15, 2012

The HTC EVO 4G  LTE saga is about to come to a sweet conclusion, as Sprint will finally have the phone for sale starting May 18. If you’re a firm believer that those who come the earliest to the store will get to gloat the most, Sprint has posted some details on store locations that will carry the phone, as well as their opening hours, which will make your mission easier to accomplish.

According to information posted on its website, the following Sprint stores will open on May 18 at 8AM, with sales of the HTC EVO 4G LTE set to commence straight away. So there’s hopefully time to snatch one on your way to work. As for the locations of the stores, Sprint has listed the [...]

 
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HTC One X issue breaks Android multi-tasking

by: LucianMay 15, 2012

Android multi-tasking has been praised for years as one of the best multi-tasking systems in the mobile industry. UI wise, webOS has always been better, because it was much more intuitive, but ICS has solved much of that problem, at least if manufacturers keep using the software buttons and multi-tasking button (which Samsung doesn’t do with the Galaxy S3).

iOS took years before it implemented “some” multi-tasking capability, and even now it still only works for a few types of apps. WP7 multi-tasking is also quite poor and doesn’t keep almost anything in the background, not even an IM. RIM may have the most advanced multi-tasking system right [...]

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