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HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.

HTC G1

Worried that your one-year-old dual-core smartphone might not get an official Jelly Bean upgrade, due to the software not “being supported” by the “outdated”... hardware? Well, that’s bull and you know it! And if you doubted that, we now have the most conclusive piece of evidence possible to prove otherwise.

The HTC Dream (ak...

It was reported a few days ago that Rogers would be allowing HTC Dream owners the chance to upgrade to an HTC Magic due to the fact that the Dream would not get an OS update past it’s current... iteration of 1.5.  This was great news but the details were scarce at the time and there was uncertainty in the terms.  It is now being reported that the offer does include a free upgrade, but with...

Word out of Canada is that Rogers feels for those early adopters of the HTC Dream.  In the wake of the news that the device won’t be upgraded past Android 1.5, Rogers has unofficially announced... that they will offer an upgrade to Dream users to switch to the HTC Magic, which will receive at least Android 2.1.  No word yet on any details including whether or not users will have to succumb to a...

Android Dev 1 smartphone

Google is now offering the HTC Dream based Android Dev 1 smartphone to registered Google developers for US$399.  The device is free of locks... of any kind, and can be used with any SIM card.  It also features an unlocked bootloader that doesn’t require signed images, so that you can load custom builds of the Android OS onto the phone...

Well, photos like these are to be expected now that the official release of the G1 is only days away. So here you have it – Rizzn.com has posted a few photos... of what he claims is an HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 that he managed to get thanks to some contacts at Google.

The photos are not large by any means, but they are well exposed and nice and clear. You...