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Walmart selling the HTC Sensation 4G early

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Looks like Walmart has already started selling the HTC Sensation 4G. Not a big deal except this is before the official release date of the phone. We aren’t sure if all Walmarts have the device for sale, but they’ve sold many of them already. People have been buying it from Walmart for $148.88 bundled with an 8GB microSD card.

To refresh your memory, the HTC Sensation features a 4.3″ qHD display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front facing camera, DLNA, HSPA+ support, and comes preloaded with HTC Listen, T-Mobile TV, T-Mobile video chat, and Slacker Radio. It was first announced for $199.99 after a $50 rebate with a 2-year contract, so that $148.88 is pretty good.

HTC ChaCha rumored to get processor upgrade

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 6th, 2011

HTC has reportedly upgraded the processor of the HTC ChaCha. The phone was unveiled back at Mobile World Congress and runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with deep Facebook integration via a customized Facebook button. The phone should arrive this summer.

According to ITProPortal.com the HTC ChaCha has had it’s processor upgraded from a 600mhz Qualcomm processor to an 800mhz Qualcomm processor, which is an increase of 33%. It should make it noticeably faster if this is true.

Red HTC Inspire 4G exclusively at Radio Shack

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2011

AT&T has allowed Radio Shack to offer an exclusive red version of the HTC Inspire 4G, and it has now been made official and is available now. You can get the phone for just $29.99 on a two-year AT&T contract or for $550 off-contract.

That gets you a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash and Android 2.2 with Sense. Radio Shack will still sell you a black one for the same price, but the red one is nice and flashy.

12 Megapixel HTC Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Caught In The Wild

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

HTC will be launching a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 12 megapixel camera built in. We know this thanks to some photos posted on Twitter by Eldar Murtzain.

The camera on this new Windows Phone 7 smartphone from HTC features a 12 megapixel resolution. That much we know from the images. Sadly, we don’t have any other details about this device. When we know more, we will let you know.

HTC Puccini tablet to begin production in June

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2011

HTC has entered the final stages of testing for its new 10.1-inch Puccini tablet PC and volume production is expected for June. The tablet will pack in a Qualcomm MSM8660 1.5GHz processor and run on Android 3.0.1 according to sources.

Other features of the Puccini include a touch panel that supports both resistive and capacitive touch technologies and its touch pen will be able to work on certain software and areas. It won’t be long until we hear more. It should ship very soon after June.

HTC Working On New Mango Windows Phone 7 Devices

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

HTC isn’t a stranger to Windows phone 7, they already have some Windows Phone 7 devices on the market. And now it looks like they have a few more planned for later this year to coincide with the launch of Windows Phone 7 Mango. Not a surprise, but it is confirmation.

HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou says that the company is working on some new Windows Phone 7 devices for Windows Phone 7 Mango right now, although he didn’t give any hardware specifications. That info won’t take long to surface and when it does, we will let you know.

HTC Flyer hits Best Buy on May 22nd for $500

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2011

The 16GB 7-inch Flyer from HTC is headed to Best Buy this week, where they will exclusively launch the WiFi-only Android tablet in the US. Sunday May 22nd is the big day and the price is $500. Normally the stylus ships in the retail box,but it will be missing from the Best Buy bundle, costing an extra $80.

The HTC Flyer will be available online and at all physical Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. So will you be getting one? If so, what about the stylus?

HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Hits Verizon on May 26th

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

We know that you’ve been waiting and now Verizon Wireless has announced that the new HTC Trophy will be available on May 26th for $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Of course you will also need to sign up to a new 24 month contract with Verizon.

To refresh your memory, the HTC Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash that can record HD video in 720p.

HTC EVO 3D pre-orders start today at RadioShack

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on May 17th, 2011

Well, it’s May 17th and that could mean only one thing. RadioShack is now taking pre-orders for HTC’s mighty EVO 3D. It won’t be advertised, so you’ll just have to ask for it specifically and you’ll also have to shell out $50 for a RadioShack Gift Card.

The launch date for the Sprint-bound smartphone remains unknown, but at least you can claim yours and get in line so to speak. So, who wants one?

HTC Sensation 4G launching on June 8

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

We know you can’t wait to get your hands on HTC’s first dual-core phone, so check out the above screen shot confirming the rumored June 8th release date. This date is for T-Mobile and it looks like Target will launch the phone on a Sunday which lines up perfectly with the June 12th date we heard.

A June 8th release date was first rumored since a spotted Google advertisement hinted at a “6/8″ release. That Google advertisement was quickly pulled, then the press shot of the Sensation 4G was dated June 8th providing some supporting evidence. Now this screenshot confirms things even more. June 8th will be Sensation 4G day. Mark your calendars.

HTC Thunderbolt inductive charging back hits FCC

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 15th, 2011

The inductive-charging backplate for the HTC Thunderbolt has just hit the FCC, so keeping your battery-devouring gadget charged up will soon get a whole lot easier. Right now you have to plug several times a day just to keep it all juiced up, but soon you’ll be able to just rest it on a charging mat.

We don’t know when it will arrive, but hopefully it will be soon as it would make our lives a bit easier.

Verizon pushes out HTC Thunderbolt update

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Verizon has finally released the long-awaited over-the-air software update for the popular HTC Thunderbolt. Right now the update needs to be downloaded manually and it brings with it several important fixes that users will appreciate. There’s a fix for data problems when accessing Verizon’s 3G network and it will also stabilize the performance of data-heavy apps.

GPS updates are said to be faster when using Google Maps and VZ Navigator with the update. Also, SMS and MMS messages will be stored properly and location information in the Weather Widget will now display accurate information.

HTC Merge Launches Tomorrow on Verizon

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

It looks like tomorrow is finally the day that the HTC Merge gets real on Verizon’s network. We’ve all been waiting for this device. It was rumored to be getting an LTE radio and other upgrades, but so far it has been acting like it’s scared of store shelves.

Well, tomorrow is looking very likely though it hasn’t been upgraded, but it does have global capabilities and a good looking keyboard. Most anyone who wanted it has probably moved on by now. What do you think?

HTC Facebook phones, ChaCha and Salsa, available for Amazon pre-order

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on May 9th, 2011

So you’ve been waiting for a phone with a dedicated Facebook button. Drooling in fact. Well, Amazon UK is ready to take pre-orders for the Salsa and ChaCha handsets with a June 26th delivery. The ChaCha boasts a portrait QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch touchscreen.

The Salsa packs in a 3.4 inches does without the keys. Both also have 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processors and 512MB of RAM, and Android with the Sense overlay. It is £250 ($409) for the ChaCha and £320 ($524) for the Salsa.

HTC Sensation available for pre-order at Vodafone UK

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on May 4th, 2011

Samsung and Motorola aren’t the only ones rocking dual-core handsets in the UK. HTC has one too. The HTC Sensation 1.2GHz handset has gone up for pre-order today, with Vodafone planning to deliver “by the 19th of May.”

So it will be just a few weeks. The dual-core Android wars have begun. Other European markets will likely join the UK at about the same time, with T-Mobile in the US soon after. Are you interested in the Sensation?