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,…

Well, silly me.  Looks like in my post-CES haze, I forgot to post this video and photo gallery.  In any case, here’s a very brief hands-on video, and some photos, of the Ultra by ICD.  This device was built to run on a test version of Verizon’s LTE 4G network (and is not the larger Vega that is destined for T-Mobile UK, as I had written previously). The Ultra features a 7-inch resistive touchscreen and a speedy 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.  There’s also Bluetooth, WiFi,2G/3G connectivity, an HDMI out port, and a…

The T-Mobile G2 Touch (aka the HTC Hero) is now available online to T-Mobile UK customers.  The price of the phone ranges from £195.73 on a £15/mo contract to free on a £30/mo contract. T-Mobile UK has said that the Android-powered smartphone will start appearing in retail stores over the course of the next couple of days. Update: Both plans require a £5/mo internet data plan, so that the real cost of the two contracts listed above is £20/mo and £35/mo.

As promised, here’s the 3 part HD video review of the HTC Hero / T-Mobile G2 Touch for Europe.  Russell might have gone a bit overboard here, giving us over 30 minutes of footage, but there was just so much HTC Sense goodness in the Hero that he just couldn’t help himself. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.  It’s not as good as using one yourself, but it’s damn close. Part 1 is directly below, and parts 2 and 3 are available after the jump.  The full text review that goes with the videos will be posted on MobileBurn.com in the…

T-Mobile UK announced through its twitter channel that it will be offering the HTC Hero as the G1 Touch starting in mid-July.  It will be available for free starting at £40 per month on a Flext plan, which includes £225 of credit and unlimited internet browsing. The company highlights the fact that the G1 Touch (and Hero) has a 7 panel wide home screen, which will let users put all of those shiny new HTC Widgets to good use.  They also highlight the multi-touch zooming control, which the device sorely needs. You’ll find a couple of images of the G1…

According to a tweet on by the official T-Mobile UK twitter account, the carrier’s next Android based smartphone will be called the G1Touch.  I think this is a very odd name, considering that the original G1 was also touch capable, but I guess that’s why I’m not in marketing. We don’t know if the device will be the new Huawei device recently announced or if it will be the HTC Magic, which we feel is much more likely.  In any case, the Huawei U8230 is slated to go on sale with T-Mobile in Europe during the third quarter of 2009….

We’ve been hearing buzz that T-Mobile UK has released another firmware update that addresses a security hole found in the recently released Android 1.5 “Cupcake” update for the T-Mobile G1. Phandroid.com has posted a list of user reports that appear to back that up. We have no other information at this time, but this certainly would help explain why T-Mobile USA chose to delay its own Cupcake update.

Yes, the time has come, G1 owners.  Both T-Mobile USA and T-Mobile UK have started rolling out the Android 1.5 firmware update for the T-Mobile G1 smartphone.  This means that you early Android adopters will finally get access to all of the features long promised by Cupcake. No idea how long it will take for all of the G1 smartphones out there to receive the update, but users in the UK and USA both have started receiving it. There are likely going to be some software application issues with the new firmware, though.  Some things that were allowed in the…

According to Betanews, T-Mobile USA’s Erica Gordon denied that the company had any plans for a Cupcake related firmware update for the T-Mobile G1 in April, which is what Pocket-link.com quoted an unnamed source at T-Mobile UK as saying. Gordon told Betanews that it was “just a rumor” and that she was not aware of T-Mobile International having any such plans.  It is worth noting, however, that she does not actually represent T-Mobile in any countries outside of the USA. In the past, though, the UK and other countries have always received new firmware updates a week or two after…