For those afraid that our right to personal privacy is slowly disappearing, there’s a new example of law enforcement procedure to support that concern. If you’re suspected of a crime or arrested in London, Metropolitan Police now has a new system enabling them to almost instantly extract data from your mobile device.
The new system, carried out with a device called ACESO, is supplied by UK mobile forensics company Radio Tactics. Metropolitan Police authorities will use the system to download all call log, photo, video, social media, and text message information on phones. Previously, phones had to be sent to a forensics lab to gather data from a phone suspected to have been [...]
French language website frandroid is reporting that Archos have confirmed the event that we mentioned a while back is on for September 15th. There is still the speculation that this IMT device probably does not have phone functionality, but we will have to wait till September 15th to be sure of what it does and does not have. What we have heard so far on the rumour mill is that the device will offer a 5-inch WVGA display and 500GB of storage in a 1cm thick body. Other specifications may include:2Mb/s HSUPA 7.2Mb/s HSDPA Ability to play HD movies 7 hours of video playback time 800MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3440 processor [...]
Ugh, been a nightmare morning. YouTube started having problems with AVI video uploads, which is what I typically use, and was truncating our videos at 34 seconds. Once I realized that MP4 uploads work still for some reason, I started re-rendering and re-uploading all of the failed uploads from earlier this morning, including the two HTC Hero videos that follow.
The first video was shot by Russ Jefferies and is the better of the two. At the London launch event he does an introduction to the phone and then has an HTC rep go through some of the features. In the second video, found after the jump, I stumble through a demo of a Hero with no SIM or data in a horribly loud room [...]
This text is taken from my piece on the MobileBurn.com website. A full photo gallery that includes 4 live photos from MobileBurn’s Russ Jefferies is available at the end of the post.
Today HTC launched its third Android powered smartphone, the HTC Hero. The HTC Hero makes use of the new HTC Sense user interface, which makes the Hero the first Android device on the market to sport a custom user interface. For those that follow Android more closely, HTC Sense will be recognized as the “Rosie” user interface that was leaked through some Hero ROMs a few weeks back.
I had the chance to see HTC Sense in action on an [...]
Earlier this month we brought you the news that HTC will have a press launch on June 24th regarding an up and coming device; perhaps the HTC Hero running Android Rosie? Well today is the 24th of June and from 11:30am British Summer Time, Tweets will start flying around with all sort of information regarding this topic.
The HTC Hero is alleged to come to Orange in the UK towards the end of June, an allegation that fits perfectly with the current chain of events that are unfolding. The HTC Hero offers a ‘chin’ style touch-screen device that may not appeal to everyone, but we’re pretty sure the new Rosie UI will. Rest assured we’ll be one of the first to let you know as the [...]
HTC has sent out invitations for a June 24 press event in London. While we sort out exactly who from the MobileBurn/AndroidAuthority clan is going, everybody is speculating over what device or devices will be launched.
Of course a lot of people are pulling for a new Android smartphone, and the HTC Hero would seem to be the likely suspect if that is indeed the case. But, to be honest, we really have no idea since we still would have been invited even if it turns out to be for a Windows Mobile phone. Perhaps we’ll be able to form a better guess after looking around at the Android sites that are not associated with larger phone sites to see who got invited and who [...]