The first press image of the HTC Runnymede has surfaced and it is one gigantic phone. It sports a massive 4.7-inch display similar to that of the HTC Titan, which has been revealed for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The Runnymede, however, will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is encased in an all-white chassis with the four standard Android touch buttons.
During the Mobile Future Forward conference today, HTC America's acting president Martin Fichter talked about the Google-Motorola deal, the patent war, and Windows Phone 7. He also expressed his opinions on the iPhone, saying that it's just "not that cool anymore." It's interesting to get more insight on HTC's perspective, especially following this mornings report that the company is considering buying its own mobile OS.
AT&T has confirmed that its current line-up of Windows Phone 7 handsets will all get upgrades to 7.5 Mango sometime this fall, bringing the range in line with the three new models announced this morning. The HTC HD7S and HTC Surround, the LG Quantum and the Samsung Focus are all in line for an update, with AT&T promising to be "among the first carriers to start" the process. Meanwhile, AT&T also claims to sell more Windows Phone devices than any other US carrier.
AT&T has announced a trio of new 4G Windows Phone 7 Mango handsets, the Samsung Focus S, HTC Titan and Samsung Focus Flash. Each packing HSPA+ connectivity, the Focus S and Focus Flash both get a 1.4GHz processor while the Titan - which we played with earlier this month - has a 1.5GHz chip. Meanwhile, there's an 8-megapixel camera on both the Titan and the Focus S, while the Focus Flash makes do with 5-megapixels.
It's time for another bigtime event hosted by none other than HTC, manufacturers of mobile devices of many varieties, though we can expect Android for this specific date. Note before we go any further that it's Fashion Week in the city this event will be taking place in, New York City that is, so a "celebrate in style" note in the invite is more than appropriate. Earlier this month we got some hands-on time with two Windows Phone 7 HTC devices, the HTC Radar and the much larger HTC Titan, both of them at IFA 2011 in Berlin. What we've got left are leaks and notes galore on all sorts of devices, many if not all indications here pointing directly toward an Android device of some sort or another.
IFA 2011 has come and gone, and there's been no shortage of shiny new tech to play with. With the iPad still dominating consumer and industry mindshare, tablets unsurprisingly were a focus points for many, but there were big screens to marvel at in other segments, too. We won't see many of the new toys hit store shelves for months, but that's not going to stop us from lusting in advance. Head on past the cut for all the best devices from the show!
The HTC HD7 was perhaps the most anticipated of the first Windows Phones, but a mediocre screen ended up undermining the experience. Now HTC is back, chomping on some juicy Mango, with the 4.7-inch HTC Titan, one of a new Windows Phone 7 duo announced simultaneously in four European counties including at IFA 2011. We caught up with HTC for some hands-on playtime.
HTC was Microsoft's most ambitious partner at the original Windows Phone launch, and the company has a similarly strong line-up now that Mango is on the scene. The HTC Radar is a 3.8-inch WP7 Mango handset with a WVGA display, 1GHz processor and a design that's reminiscent of the Flyer or an ironed-out Legend. We grabbed some hands-on time with HTC's Radar to see whether or not it should be on yours.
So I talked not too long ago about a batch of new phones that Verizon was getting, I am pretty sure this one was on the list. Now here it is in real life with the Verizon badging junk on it.
The word on the streets is that you will be able to buy it on November 2nd, but that’s not official. But surely they should drop it sometime in November, that’s when everyone else is dropping their new holiday sales phones.
iDo seem to be positioning themselves as the makers of butch smartphone variants. Their P890, for instance, looks like the HTC-alternative that Darth Vader might carry in the inside-pocket of his cloak, and is all the better for it (my opinion of HTC's increasingly anodyne design has been voiced before). Beneath the foreboding casing is a Freescale iMX21 350MHz processor, 128MB Flash ROM and 64MB RAM, spilling the goods via a 2.8-inch 260k colour touchscreen.
A 3-megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth with stereo headphone support and miniSD slot round out the 195g package. That makes it a little heavier than the S601, which at 140g loses the slide-out keyboard in favour of a rather odd flip-over button panel with a window so you can see status messages. Check out photos, and more details, after the cut...