It's been a long time since we first caught sight of HTC's Media Link, squeezed into an HTC Sense presentation back at the launch of the Desire HD and Desire Z. The two phones have launched and gone on sale, but it's taken longer for the compact DLNA wireless streaming box to arrive. Patience has served us well, though, and now the Media Link is fresh on the SlashGear test bench.
Unboxing video after the cut
Big screen, big specs, big appeal. HTC know how to play the Android smartphone market, and the HTC Desire HD is no exception. Announced to great fanfare - and alongside the new online HTCSense.com service - last month, the Android 2.2 Froyo handset promises to take the original HTC Desire experience to the next level. Is this the best Android smartphone around today? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
HTC's newest Android phone has been revealed, the HTC Gratia, though given it appears to be a European version of the HTC Aria they're not making a huge fuss over it. Packed into a compact chassis is Android 2.2 Froyo, a 5-megapixel camera and HTC Sense; there's also a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen and 600MHz Qualcomm processor, along with dualband 900/2100 HSPA/WCDMA and WiFi b/g.
As you could have guessed from the name, T-Mobile has just announced that the HTC HD7 will be heading to the Magenta network by the mid-weeks of November. We already know the device will be heading to Europe in October, so those in the United States will have to wait a bit longer. And, T-Mobile is happy to announce that, along with the Dell Venue, the HTC HD7 is an exclusive handset to bring Windows Phone 7 to the network in time for the holiday shopping sprees.
If the Desire HD is HTC's uber-multimedia phone, the HTC Desire Z is their business monster. We've been asking the company to produce a new hardware QWERTY device for twelve months now, and they've certainly delivered: the Desire Z's 'board is finger-friendly, snappy and slotted into a handset that still manages to be pocketable.
Yesterday, we told you that HTC and Sprint had managed to get everything squared away with the Android 2.2 update, and sure enough, it looks like everything is still going well. Why do we say that? Because you can actually go download the official update right now, courtesy of Sprint's support site. That's right -- you don't have to wait for the OTA update that's set to kick off on August 3rd. Find out after the break if the list of features is good enough for you to jump the gun and start your download early, or if you'll be able to hold off and wait.
The HTC Wildfire is the company's second attempt at a budget Android device, its predecessor being the underspecified and relatively unloved Tattoo. Packing the same Sense UI as more expensive siblings like the Legend and Desire, together with a 5-megapixel camera and a multitouch-capable display, does the Wildfire manage to be both affordable and feature-rich? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
HTC's new Aria smartphone has been made official on AT&T, with the compact touchscreen Android handset expected to make its sales debut on June 20th. The HTC Aria has a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen - like the HTC Legend - together with an optical joystick and HTC's Sense UI, and runs Android 2.1.
There's also Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G/HSPA, together with a 5-megapixel camera on the back. If you're thinking that the Aria's physical design looks familiar, you're not wrong: HTC have used a similar style to the HTC HD mini, down to the soft-touch rubber back plate and the exposed screws holding the whole smartphone together. Of course the big difference is that the Aria runs Android rather than the HD mini's Windows Mobile 6.5.3.
Video demo after the cut
Long anticipated, hugely specified and just plain huge: there's a lot to like about the HTC EVO 4G. The first WiMAX phone in the US brings with it the promise of DSL-like mobile data access along with the flexibility of Google's Android OS, complete with HTC's now-legendary hardware quality and flexible Sense UI. On the flip side it's nowhere near cheap and WiMAX coverage is marginal. Is this new superphone faster than a speeding bullet, or is that just how quickly it drains its battery? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.