Archive for June, 2009

AT&T UMTS Femtocell national launch by end of 2009

AT&T UMTS Femtocell national launch by end of 2009

AT&T's femtocell system should launch nationally by the end of the year, according to one of the carrier's senior executives.  Gordon Mansfield, AT&T's executive director for radio access network delivery, has revealed that the UMTS femtocell - which has been in trials with around 200 users for the past few months - will initially take on more test customers before the complete roll-out.

HTC Hero hands-on

HTC Hero hands-on

You've seen the press release, now for the hands-on shots.  We've just grabbed some time with the HTC Hero, and even a sneaky opportunity to compare it with the HTC Magic.  Check out the full gallery after the cut.

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HTC add Flash support to Android Hero

HTC add Flash support to Android Hero

As well as the Hero, HTC have announced a deal with Adobe to bring support for Flash to the new smartphone.  Describing it as "an important step toward full web browsing with Flash Player 10 on mobile phones in future".  What it does mean, though, is full access to Flash video like YouTube within the browser. 

 

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HTC Hero gets official

HTC Hero gets official

SlashGear is waiting for the HTC London press event to begin, but we already know the headline product: the HTC Hero.  The company's third Android phone, the Hero features HTC's new "Sense" UI, together with a 3.2-inch HVGA screen with fingerprint-resistive coating, Teflon back panel for improved durability, and full 3G connectivity.

Official video demo after the cut