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The latest star of a rumor bonanza is codenamed M7 and is supposed to be HTC’s next spearhead. While we’re not expecting it to come to light before the end of February, we already know a great deal about the phone, which is why we’ve decided to gather all the intel in one place.

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A freshly leaked ROM for the international variant of the HTC One X has made its way online, bringing some new surprises with it. Aside from version 4.0.4 of Ice Cream Sandwich, a relatively minor upgrade from ICS 4.0.3, the ROM also features the latest version of HTC Sense. Here’s what you can expect to see from Sense 4.1. According to folks who have braved the 2.15.401.5 test ROM, the new Sense 4.1 runs faster than 4.0 and all-around more responsive, possibly due to the removal of some eye-candy 3D effects in the launcher. A smoother experience, probably not yet…

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For most manufacturers, the home screen is the most important part of the Android interface. Why? Because, on the home screen, they can easily apply their own branding and style, and, in theory, differentiate their devices from the sea of competing Android products. The need for differentiation is understandable, but unfortunately, for end users, overlays like TouchWiz, Sense, or Motoblur are just sources of slow updates, bloatware, and poor performance. However, it’s not like the home screen of vanilla Android is a major step forward when compared to the manufacturers’ overlays. All you get in the stock version are apps…

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HTC has been one of the staunchest supporters of the Android platform and even went ahead to dedicate an entire line of devices to Google’s new OS. It was even the manufacturer tapped by the search company to create its first flagship smartphone, and was also  first to introduce Android phones to masses. Its handsets are some of the most well-built and frequently updated, and even their older models can hold their own against newly released ones by other Android makers. So when it was rumored that HTC would be launching a tablet, people were anticipating something great. Now that…

Today HTC has announced that it is expanding its presence and will be offering TD-SCDMA 3G based HTC branded phones in China through a partnership with China Mobile and China’s largest electronics retailer, GOME Electrical Appliances Ltd. Initially HTC will offer the the HTC Tianxi, HTC Tianyi, HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire; all Sense UI devices. “We are proud to introduce the HTC brand in China and look forward to bringing a fresh customer-centric smartphone experience to consumers in China,” said Cher Wang, chairman of HTC. “Together with our strategic partner Dopod, we have introduced many state-of-the-art phones over the…

Rogers caused a stir last month when it pulled the HTC Magic and the HTC Dream from its inventory due to a 911 software glitch. After  not being available for several weeks, the Magic has finally made its re-appearance on Rogers website with a new name and a few new features. The new Magic has been re-branded as the Magic+ and, in addition to fixing the 911 problem, the software update has also added Sense UI to the handset. Good news for Magic owners as their aging device has just gotten a cell phone makeover courtesy of Rogers and HTC….

The HTC Desire, codenamed Bravo, has been let loose officially. The HTC Desire is a effectively a Google Nexus One. However, the Desire has HTC’s famous Sense UI paved over the most recently available build of Android, called Eclair. It’s a very attractive piece of kit that has even grown a ever-so-small chin reminiscent of the HTC Magic. It’s almost unnoticeable, though. Instead of the Nexus One’s trackball, there is a an optical trackpad. This part of the phone has clearly undergone some serious thought. The actual trackpad – which is effectively just a small black dot, is surrounded by…

Say hello to the first live picture of the HTC Bravo.  The picture, uncovered by Omio, shows some interesting hardware design cues such as an optical joystick, asymmetrical button interface and physical buttons as opposed to the touch sensitive type.  Rumored to be launching with T-Mobile UK sometime in March and possibly free with a 2 year contract, this device is said to be toe to toe with Google’s Nexus One in terms of specs.  Current officially known specs are a 3.7-inch display with multitouch capabilities, 5 Megapixel camera with autofocus, the newest iteration of Android OS, updated Sense UI,…