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HTC Sensation XL drops to $0 upfront on Vodafone’s $29 Cap

HTC Sensation XL drops to $0 upfront on Vodafone’s $29 Cap

Vodafone have lowered the price of the HTC Sensation XL to $0 upfront on their $29 Vodafone Cap. You don’t get much in the way of included credit and data — $180 and 200MB — but the overall price over 24 months is $696, which isn’t all that bad in the grand scheme of things. The offer is available via Vodafone’s online store, so don’t go into your local store demanding one. Although the Sensation XL is running Android 2.3 currently, HTC has promised to upgrade it to Android 4.0 in the (possibly near) future. Also note that the Beats[Read More...]

by 1:00 PM on February 12, 2012 4 comments Carriers, Deal, News, Phones
Details of the HTC Endeavor leak, 4.7-inch 720p display, Tegra 3 CPU, Ice Cream Sandwich

Details of the HTC Endeavor leak, 4.7-inch 720p display, Tegra 3 CPU, Ice Cream Sandwich

Paul from Modaco has received information from a source in-the-know that there’s a HTC device floating around going by the codename ‘Endeavor’ and it’s expected to launch at Mobile World Congress later this month. The specs line up nicely with previous rumours of the HTC Edge: 4.7-inch 1280×720 (HD — 312ppi) Display NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU @ 1.5Ghz Android 4.0.3 w/ Sense UI 8MP 1080p Rear Camera / 1.3MP Face Shooter Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 HSPA+ 850/900/(1700|1900)/2100Mhz 1GB RAM Beats Audio Below is a render of the HTC Edge which we’re assuming is also known as the Endeavor. If[Read More...]

by 10:09 AM on February 11, 2012 11 comments Phones, Rumours
HTC Ice Cream Sandwich updates start rolling out in March, more phones added to the list

HTC Ice Cream Sandwich updates start rolling out in March, more phones added to the list

Last we heard we had confirmation from HTC that the HTC Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL & HTC EVO 3D were getting Ice Cream Sandwich, we then found out at launch that the HTC Velocity 4G would be getting the upgrade as well. Overnight HTC has updated their Facebook page with a statement on when the update will arrive and they have also added more phones to the list : HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the[Read More...]

by 8:11 AM on February 10, 2012 11 comments Other
Did you buy a HTC Velocity 4G from Telstra? Tell us what you think!

Did you buy a HTC Velocity 4G from Telstra? Tell us what you think!

If you weren’t aware, the HTC Velocity 4G from Telstra went on sale today and we’re wondering how many of you guys have purchased one already (early adopters!) or are planning to in the future. It’s available for $0 on Telstra’s $79 Freedom Connect Plan or you can buy it outright for $840 — a little bit steep, but there’s no real competitor at the moment. Bought one? If you did buy one, tell us what you think. What speeds are you getting on 4G? What’s coverage of 4G like for you? Any performance issues with the device? What (besides[Read More...]

by 7:50 PM on January 24, 2012 55 comments Opinion, Phones
Video: 30 second look at the HTC Velocity 4G — snappy and stylish

Video: 30 second look at the HTC Velocity 4G — snappy and stylish

Our source has sent us through an early video of the HTC Velocity 4G. At 30 seconds in length there’s not a whole heap to see, but what we can see is that the device seems to look nice enough and is also really quite responsive. Dropbox appears to be preloaded onto the device which may have to do with the deal struck between HTC and Dropbox that gives each user a free 5GB of cloud storage space. We’ll certainly have better videos and information about the device once it hits stores tomorrow, where you’ll be able to buy it[Read More...]

by 10:46 PM on January 23, 2012 2 comments News, Phones
HTC Velocity 4G races through a speed test at 32.8Mbps down / 11.2Mbps up

HTC Velocity 4G races through a speed test at 32.8Mbps down / 11.2Mbps up

Wondering what speeds you’d be getting from Telstra’s 4G network if you were to buy the Velocity 4G? Wonder no more, the results speak for themselves above. Our man, Matt, took this photo at the launch of the Velocity 4G tonight while checking how fast Telstra’s 4G network really is. The results came back with the astounding 32.82Mbps down and 11.2Mbps — those speeds are absolutely insane for a mobile device, or any device really. Obviously speeds will change drastically depending on heaps of variables (network stress, weather, thermonuclear war) but the speeds pictured above sure do make 4G look[Read More...]

by 6:17 PM on January 23, 2012 11 comments News, Phones
Telstra planning to have 3-4 phones and 1 tablet on their 4G network by the middle of the year

Telstra planning to have 3-4 phones and 1 tablet on their 4G network by the middle of the year

Also announced at Telstra’s launch of the HTC Velocity 4G tonight is that they plan on having 3 or 4 phones and 1 tablet on their 4G network by the middle of this year. The Velocity 4G is obviously the first of the 4G devices, and we’re going to think a majority of the devices and especially the tablet will be running Android in one form or another. I heard from a solid source back in August that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 would be the first 4G tablet on Telstra’s network, though this may have changed over the course[Read More...]

by 6:06 PM on January 23, 2012 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Tablets
HTC Velocity 4G will be the first HTC device to get Ice Cream Sandwich on Telstra, roll-out next month or so

HTC Velocity 4G will be the first HTC device to get Ice Cream Sandwich on Telstra, roll-out next month or so

One of our great writers, Matty Booth, is currently at the HTC Velocity 4G launch event in Sydney checking out the device before it goes on sale tomorrow to consumers. When Telstra were asked about Ice Cream Sandwich for the Velocity 4G, they said that the update is currently in testing and should roll-out to users next month or so — a pretty open ended time frame, but a time frame nonetheless. The update will hit the Velocity 4G before the EVO 3D, Sensation and every other HTC phone on Telstra. So if you’re going to buy a Velocity 4G[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on January 23, 2012 5 comments Carriers, News, OS Update, Phones
HTC might unveil their first quad-core phone on February 26, could be the HTC Edge

HTC might unveil their first quad-core phone on February 26, could be the HTC Edge

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...]

by 5:12 PM on January 20, 2012 17 comments News, Rumours
Telstra’s first 4G smartphone, the HTC Velocity 4G is now available for pre-order

Telstra’s first 4G smartphone, the HTC Velocity 4G is now available for pre-order

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...]

by 11:54 AM on January 20, 2012 4 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Telstra’s first 4G phone will be the HTC Velocity 4G, $0 on $79 Freedom Connect Plan

Telstra’s first 4G phone will be the HTC Velocity 4G, $0 on $79 Freedom Connect Plan

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...]

by 11:57 AM on January 12, 2012 28 comments Carriers, Exclusive, News, Phones
HTCdev ‘Unlock Bootloader’ tool now unlocks Desire HD, additional Desire and Wildfire models

HTCdev ‘Unlock Bootloader’ tool now unlocks Desire HD, additional Desire and Wildfire models

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...]

by 4:09 PM on January 10, 2012 9 comments News, Phones
HTC Salsa, ChaCha, Desire HD, Sensation from Vodafone all get updated

HTC Salsa, ChaCha, Desire HD, Sensation from Vodafone all get updated

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...]

by 5:16 PM on January 6, 2012 8 comments News, Phones