Those screen shots that showed the HTC Hero running Android 2.1 were a harbinger of better things to come. Instead of merely drooling over Android 2.1 with Sense UI running on someone else’s Hero,... you can now experience it first hand. Available now for your downloading and flashing pleasure is an Android 2.1 ROM complete with Sense UI for the HTC Hero, courtesy of xda-developers. If you have a penc...

Folks with the HTC Hero and the DROID Eris have been plowing along with Android 1.5 while HTC updates its Sense UI to be fully compatible with Android 2.0. The wait might be over as screen shots, purportedly... of the HTC Hero rocking Android 2.1, have surfaced at the French blog, Be Geek. If the shots are legitimate (and that is a big “if”), then HTC may skip over Android 2.0 and jump right into 2.1. So...

Best Buy put out a release touting its selection of 5 Android smartphones that are available for $99.99 this holiday season.

The HTC Hero and Samsung Moment are down to $99.99 from Sprint’s... normal $179.99.  T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G and Motorola CLIQ are down to $99.99 from $149.99 and $199.99, respectively.  Best Buy is also offering the HTC DROID Eris for $99.99, which is the same as V...

Those looking to score the latest and greatest Android handsets that Verizon Wireless has to offer are in for a pre-Black Friday treat. Thanks to some competitive pricing by Walmart and Dell, both... the Motorola DROID and the HTC DROID Eris can be had for a song and a dance. The DROID Eris has seen the largest cut, falling to a mere $30 at Walmart. If you find the boxy design and QWERTY keyboard...

Mobile advertising firm AdMob has released some statistics about mobile web use, and the numbers coming out of the Android segment are quite interesting.

As of November 18th, only days after... its November 6th initial availability, the Motorola DROID for Verizon Wireless made up a whopping 24 percent of all Android smartphone traffic going through AdMob’s servers.  For comparison, t...

I finally got around to putting together a review specific to the U.S. versions of the HTC Hero, Sprint’s own Hero and the DROID Eris for Verizon.  They are largely the same as the original Hero... found in Europe and other parts of the world, but as a U.S. site, it made sense (pardon the pun) for MobileBurn.com to have a separate review.

I’ve included some of the photos and videos aft...

Best Buy has put out a press release touting new low $99 price points for the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment on Sprint.  Both phones require a 2 year agreement, of course, but the price comes from... instant rebates – no mail-in rebates required.

Best Buy says the offer runs through the end of December

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HTC Tattoo

We’ve posted the full HTC Tattoo review (finally) over at MobileBurn.com.  In short, it’s a nice little device with a great UI and feature set... that is hampered by the small resistive touchscreen display with only QVGA resolution and a pretty weak fixed focus camera.  The ability to swap out covers completely on the phone was a big hit, tho...

Yes, yet another HTC DROID ERIS post.  I did a much better quality video this afternoon after I got back from New York and thought I had best post it here for you folks.

So, here it is. An unboxing... and a basic, fresh-out-of-the-box feature tour.

And in case I forget, I’m picking up a Samsung Behold II next Thursday (the 12th), so you can expect some solid coverage of that device at that ti...