A 3D phone? Who woulda thunk it? HTC would have, and the EVO 3D is the product of its labor. The jury’s still out on whether 3D will end up being more than just some over-marketed, over-sensationalized fad, but judging by the sales of this thing on Sprint’s network, someone is into the concept. We saw it as one of Sprint’s stronger Android offerings, but the lackluster battery life and par-for-the-course display were quirks that we couldn’t quite overlook. For those who bit, what are your main annoyances? Would you change the design at all? Toss in a different panel? Would you tweak anything about the Sense implementation? Is the 3D camera serving you well? Let us know in comments below!
How would you change HTC’s EVO 3D? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 09 Oct 2011 22:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s borderline crazy to think that we posed this very question about the original Droid Incredible in June of 2010, yet here we are again. Same question, different day, and (mostly) different phone. Verizon Wireless has been pumping out Android devices like it’s its job — and really, it sort of is — and HTC’s DI2 is certainly one of the more polarizing options. Loaded with Sense and plenty of VZW “extras,” we’re anxious to see if the things that bothered us also bothered you. Is the screen size adequate? Are you still better off with Sense than without? Would you change the form factor or software in any way for the inevitable third iteration? Holler in comments below — we’re all ears.
How would you change HTC’s Droid Incredible 2? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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After seeing the screenshots and the video walkthrough of Sense 3.5, do you feel like you’re missing out? Us too. Well, lucky folks in possession of HTC’s Desire HD don’t have to wait another minute, provided they’re comfortable flashing custom ROMs. The crafty folks over at the XDA-Developers forums have taken a leaked version of the software from the upcoming Bliss and ported it over to the Desire HD. As to be expected, there are some bugs with this 2.3.4-based ROM — Bluetooth doesn’t work at all, reportedly — but that seems like a small price to pay for living on the cutting edge of Android skins. Hit up the source link or fire up ROM Manager to download now. After all, why should some anonymous woman with silver fingernails have all the fun?
Sense 3.5 comes to the HTC Desire HD, unofficially originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 03 Sep 2011 11:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Wow! BlackBerry just released, and subsequently pulled, an awesome new video (which can be seen in full after the break) showing off its new Torch running BB 7 OS and sporting… an Android home button?! Man, that new Torch looks so awesome, particularly 15 and 27 seconds in, it hardly even looks like a BlackBerry at all.
Continue reading BlackBerry sucks at making fan videos
BlackBerry sucks at making fan videos originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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The first time we saw the rumored Supersonic we were blown away. HTC and Google had just wowed us with the Nexus One, and here we were looking at something even better — a 4.3-inch phone with WiMAX wrapped in a white body. This prototype was buggy and had abysmal battery life, but it was real. Four months later it landed in our hands at Google I/O. We’re of course talking about the EVO 4G which went on to become a runaway hit for HTC and Sprint as the first ever 4G smartphone in the US. And here we are, a year later with the HTC EVO 3D, the legitimate heir to Sprint’s mobile kingdom — at least until the Motorola Photon 4G comes along. When we first played with the 3D-capable handset at CTIA we were suitably impressed, but we left with a lot of unanswered questions. How do the 1.2GHz dual core processor and qHD display affect battery life? Is 3D a compelling feature or just a gimmick? What is 2D camera performance like with the lower specced camera? Is the EVO 3D a worthy replacement for the EVO 4G? Find out in our review after the break.
Continue reading HTC EVO 3D review
HTC EVO 3D review originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Didn’t think the HTC ChaCha’s 2.6-inch screen and dedicated Facebook button were reasons enough to shell out
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The foremost question in the hive mind of Android power users these days is typically whether to go with HTC’s 1.2GHz, dual-core, 4.3-inch Sensation or the similarly specced Galaxy S II from Samsung. Of course, neither of those is actually out in the US yet, so if patience is not your favorite virtue, T-Mobile just made that decision for you. The carrier has announced it’ll start selling the HTC Sensation 4G from June 12th at Walmart stores, after which it’ll be “exclusively” available on June 15th from T-Mobile retail stores. Pricing is your typical $200 on a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. Samsung’s superphone shouldn’t be too far behind, but it does look like T-Mo subscribers will get a good few weeks to familiarize themselves with Sense 3.0 before having to hear any gloating about Super AMOLED Plus displays and 8.49mm slimness. PR after the break.
Continue reading HTC Sensation 4G available on T-Mobile June 15th for $200, hits Walmart ‘as early as June 12th’
HTC Sensation 4G available on T-Mobile June 15th for $200, hits Walmart ‘as early as June 12th’ originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 May 2011 22:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The 16GB-equipped, 7-inch Flyer from HTC is making its way west this week. Best Buy, which gets the honor of exclusively launching the WiFi-only Android tablet in the US, has revealed Sunday as the official first day of availability for the Flyer, at a price of $500. As you’ll recall, the stylus that ships in the retail box just about everywhere else will be markedly missing from the Best Buy bundle, costing an extra $80 to those who simply must have it. You’ll be able to purchase your Flyer online and at all brick-and-mortar Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, but if mobile connectivity is more important to you, we’d advise holding out a little while longer for the 3G- and 4G-capable Evo View variety on Sprint.
HTC Flyer lands at Best Buy on May 22nd for $500, Magic Pen sold separately originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 20 May 2011 02:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So you got all excited after seeing HTC’s latest UI on the Sensation, but were dismayed to discover your hoary handset wouldn’t be getting the same Sense 3.0 love? As usual, the folks at xda-developers have just the tonic for what ails you… as long as you own a Desire HD. Yup, a clever fellow by the name of capychimp took the Sensation’s ROM and ported it to yesteryear’s HTC European flagship phone. The port isn’t perfect — those who dive in will lose camera support and the images need some resizing to properly fit on the HD’s 800 x 480 display — but brave souls who hit the source link for the download still get all those mellifluous movements that Sense 3.0 provides. See all the smooth scrolling in action after the break.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Continue reading Desire HD tries on Sensation’s Sense 3.0 suit, needs some tailoring for it to fit
Desire HD tries on Sensation’s Sense 3.0 suit, needs some tailoring for it to fit originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
HTC hasn’t said much on the subject of Honeycomb
for its Flyer
tablet since its big announcement back at Mobile World Congress, where it said
it chose not to use the OS for the tablet because it didn’t have enough time to customize it with its Sense UI
. It’s now finally chimed in on the matter again, however, and replied to a question on Twitter by saying that it “will be offering a Honeycomb upgrade when it’s made available.” Of course, that statement’s noticeably lacking a specific date (or even a hint of one), and it may well be wise to not hold your breath for an upgrade anytime soon given Google’s recent talk
of a tighter grip on Honeycomb. Still, it looks like it’s definitely still on the table as far as HTC is concerned.
HTC confirms Flyer tablet will get Honeycomb… sometime originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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