It looks like we might be seeing the previously leaked HTC Edge launched around this time next month, the 26th of February according to GSM Arena who are reporting they’ve received an invite to HTC’s pre-MWC launch event. HTC normally announce their devices a day or two before MWC to build up hype for the actual event where people can check it out on the show floor. With the recent render leaks of the HTC Edge and HTC Ville, it’s more than likely that both of these phone are going to be announced. The one to be most excited about[Read More...]
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Telstra have opened up the pre-order lines for their first 4G smartphone — happily running Android — the HTC Velocity 4G. The device launches next week on the 24th on Telstra’s $79 Freedom Connect Plan which includes 2GB of data to be used on their brand new 4G network as well as 3G/2G. There’s also $800 worth of calls and unlimited texts thrown in for good measure. The Velocity 4G (that’s a pretty epic name if you ask me) will only have 4G where Telstra roll out their 4G network, which at this point in time is a pretty limited[Read More...]
Well there we have it Ladies & Gents.. Telstra’s first 4G smartphone will be the HTC Velocity 4G and according to various sources it will launch at the end of this month (our source says the 24th). From the photo we scored for a source, we can tell it will launch for $0 upfront on Telstra’s $79 cap, which may seem quite high but when it’s the first 4G phone in the country they can price it however they like. Included on the $79 Freedom Connect Plan is $800 of call credit and 2GB of data (including 4G, as far[Read More...]
HTC has added the Desire HD — along with new models of the Desire and Wildfire — to its list of devices able to have their bootloaders unlocked using HTC’s offical HTCdev ‘Unlock Bootloader’ tool. If you’re unsure of what the bootloader is, you can safely ignore this article. If you do know what it is and you’re ready to get rid of HTC’s limitations, head over to the source link, unlock the bootloader and get flashing. We’re not able to confirm if the new Desire and Wildfire models added to the list include the ones sold by Telstra, but[Read More...]
It seems that HTC are pushing out updates to most, if not all, of their devices in Australia at the moment — it started with the HTC Incredible S on Optus and now Vodafone have notified us that 4 HTC devices on their network have updates ready and waiting to be installed onto users devices. So if you’re an owner of one or more of the following devices, check your device for the update: HTC Salsa — Maintenance Release HTC ChaCha — Android 2.3.5 HTC Desire HD — Android 2.3.5 / Sense 3.0 HTC Sensation — Maintenance Release If you’re[Read More...]
Optus and HTC are today rolling out the Android 2.3.5 update for the HTC Incredible S which bumps Sense UI up to version 3.0 with a few new UI tweaks and performance increases to boot. As always we recommend charging your device up to full (or close to) and downloading the update over a stable Wi-Fi connection. You can start the update process by going to “Settings -> About phone -> Software Updates”. Goodluck, have fun and tell us how you go.
Like many people, my first Android phone was a HTC so I was actually quite excited at the prospect of trading my Nexus S in for the Sensation XL for a week for this review. I have to say, it’s delivered on my expectations and added a bit extra in! That’s not to say that this review is going to be an all singing and dancing “Hooray for HTC” type review, there are things about the phone that have frustrated and annoyed me such as the volume button being in a stupid spot which has resulted in me turning the[Read More...]
An Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC Sensation XE has leaked onto the internet, mroe specifically XDA-Developers where it has been made usable by developers. The ROM is a build of Android 4.0.1 and comes complete with the erratic Sense UI 3.5 that you either love or hate, for me and most of Team Ausdroid it’s the latter. Defining features of Android 4.0 are included such as Face Unlock, however, there will be no neon-blue colouring since HTC has just smacked Sense UI over the top of vanilla Android. If you have an original HTC Sensation you can hit[Read More...]
It’s that time of year again, folks, where we announce the top 5 Android devices that we thought really stood out and performed well. The phones are judged by Team Ausdroid with the following criteria: launched in Australia this year; specs given the time of launch; positive feedback we’ve been given by readers about the device. We thought we’d also throw in a few devices into a list of worst devices to launch this year, just for a few laughs. With all that out of the way, let’s get into it! Samsung Nexus S (#5) Available for $399 at MobiCity[Read More...]
If the Galaxy Nexus is a little bit out of your price range for the time being you can always snag some current generation Android devices for cheap. Vodafone is offering the Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation for $0 upfront on their $29 Plans on a 2 year contract. This equates to $696 over the life of the contract, which just over $100 more than what MobiCity are selling the Galaxy S II and Sensation, and you get to slowly pay it off instead of one massive chunk — a bonus around Christmas time if you’ve spent all[Read More...]
Sony Ericsson may have let the cat out of the bag a little early from the looks of their blog, it appears they are in the process of setting up an offer for their Xperia phones to get 50Gb of online storage with Box. The catch is they haven`t completed the deal yet, someone published the blog announcing the offer a little early so they had to publish a clarification, but still, even though Xperia owners still have a little while to wait, they`ll be getting 50Gb of Online storage. Cloud storage is a big thing at the moment, one[Read More...]
Today Irwin and I attended the launch of Telstra’s new Android-esque store in their Melbourne CBD store dubbed “Androidland”. Android has well and truly taken over a majority (154 square metres) of the second level of the 246 Bourke St store with hands-on demos of a lot of Android devices and their cool features. The dedicated Android retail presence is the first of its kind in the world with representatives of many manufacturers (HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson & Samsung) as well as Telstra and even a rep from Google — she even had an engineering version of the Galaxy Nexus[Read More...]
This new render of the HTC Ville (codename) certainly shows off the thin design that HTC are working on. The Ville is expected to be HTC’s thinnest phone to date at below 8mm thick — in comparison to 8.5mm on the Samsung Galaxy S II, 8.9mm on the Galaxy Nexus, and 9.3mm on the iPhone 4S. Under the hood of the HTC Ville is rumoured to be a 1.5GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display at qHD (960×540) resolution, a 1080p video recording 8MP camera, along with HTC’s Sense UI 4.0 and Beats Audio. The addition[Read More...]