HTC may soon be offering the Beats by Dr. Dre audio technology in one of its current smartphones. Rumors pointed to the upcoming HTC Vigor as the first handset to feature Beats technology, but that may not be the case according to a document obtained by CNET. Instead, it looks like HTC will offer a Sensation Special Edition to sport the new fine-tuned audio experience.
It appears that we're right now getting our first real-world look at the HTC Vigor, a device that's been rumored to be Verizon's follow-up device coming right after the DROID Bionic. This device appears in these photos to be a rather large display-having HTC device that's got HTC's Sense user interface aboard, four Android menu buttons across the bottom front letting us know that it's still going to be running something before Ice Cream Sandwich, a front-facing camera, a back-facing camera with dual-LED flash, a lovely speaker grill on the front, two mics on the back for noise cancellation, another speaker grill in the back near the bottom, the HTC logo nicely framed on the back by ribs that cover the palm of the area where your hand will be resting, and - what's that - a red rim around the camera lens.
As promised weeks ago, HTC has begun the bootloader unlocking process today, all of it starting with the international edition of the HTC Sensation, and all of it working from the also new HTCDev.com. This process will start this morning for all HTC customers and that HTCDev will continue to be the source for all HTC-prone developers to access such awesome tools as the HTC S3D SDK and the HTC Pen SDK.
HTC had just confirmed this morning an exclusive partnership with Beats for audio in its future mobile devices, and it looks like one of the first handsets to sport Beats audio is the HTC Vigor. It is quickly becoming one of the hottest rumored phones for the fall and now new spec leaks have emerged for the handset as well as for the LG Revolution 2 that should have you very excited about the coming months.
Three new Android-based devices have been leaked for release in the USA, the first of which is destined to be another iteration of the soon approaching Samsung Galaxy S II. All of the following information comes from an anonymous tipster lending some logo-marks to the fray in a two-tone look at the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (aka the longest name for a handset in the history of the world,) HTC EVO Design 4G, and Motorola Admiral. The tipster offers no additional information on any of the devices in this short list, but many conclusions can be inferred.
Ok guys up next on the chop block we have the LG Thrill 4G with its pretty glasses-free 3D screen and dual-core power. You may know it better as the Optimus 3D as this is a glasses-free 3D device loaded with fun. Between dual cameras and the dual-core cpu you will have plenty to do with this beast. Full details as well as hands-on video are below for your enjoyment.
You have to be a pretty special device to get all the features the PHOTON 4G has yet still come with a kickstand. You'll see what I mean as we go over everything this device offers. From being a powerful dual-core phone to all the accessories, this one is aiming right for the Atrix. The Motorola PHOTON 4G was announced back in June and we were live in NYC for some hands-on time while it was on display. Today is the full deal though, review and all so see below for all the details.
HTC has reportedly developed workaround technologies for those systems the ITC deemed infringed on Apple's patents, and will shift its 2012 smartphone range to the new solutions no matter the outcome of its appeal. The company has called on help from component suppliers as well as software and firmware providers, DigiTimes reports, in an attempt to limit liability - should the ITC's preliminary judgement be upheld - to the last generation of handsets developed in 2011.
Verizon is really gobbling up the nation with its 4G LTE coverage at an unrelenting pace. After having just turned on 28 new markets a week ago, the carrier announced today that its coverage will reach several new markets on August 18. At this rate, Verizon is well on its way to meeting or even exceeding its target of 175 markets by the end of this year.
It was let known today that on the date of April 30th, 2011, HTC's Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke resigned from the company for personal reasons. Luke had been with the company since November of 2006 at which time he had just left his position as Creative Director at Microsoft. At that time, HTC was little more than a newly emerging Taiwan-based smartphone vendor - now it's one of the most prominent names in the smartphone business worldwide, tending to both Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform and Google's mobile operating system Android. A statement was sent out in which "personal reasons" have been cited as the cause for Luke's parting ways with the business.