HTC has confirmed its next batch of Android updates, with Android Honeycomb coming through the pipe for some of the most popular devices of the past few months. An HTC spokesperson told SlashGear that "We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2."
Welcome back after an extended holiday weekend! Many of you've got your new Android smartphones and giant televisions and weirdo oddities under your belt (or maybe you had even more fun by buying those things as presents) and you've come back, hungry for some tech news! Well you're in luck, especially if you DIDN'T pick up your device of choice yet, especially if you live in Korea (where you'll find the LG LU3000, faster than Galaxy S, - that is of course if you dismiss the fact that you might be going to war soon,) in Japan (where Sharp is very soon releasing their fabulous Galapagos tablets,) or the USA (where you can get a FREE G2.) Of course, if you're in Taiwan this week, you'll probably flip out over a ASUS Eee Note EA-800, and if you're in the USA... well... how about a pulse rifle? Or I bet you're on the lookout for a SlashGear Cyber Monday Round Up?! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!
The 4G speed explosion is apparently in full effect. Yesterday was the Sprintsplosion and today it's the T-Mobilsplosion. It's a complete explosion of speed, and there's some lovely devices to come with. A gigantic review of the European based HTC Desire Z, an On Time Analysis of the U.S. Cellphone Market, and a robotic snowman who's got not only a Droid 2, but a Droid X for Verizon that he wants to show you. You'd better let him!
The HTC Desire Z is the company's second new Android smartphone of the season, smaller in chassis and screen than the Desire HD we reviewed last week, but toting a flip-out hardware keyboard in an attempt to clean up in the heavy messaging market. Does this European version of the T-Mobile G2 hit the spot? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Today we've got the unboxing and hands-on of a T-Mobile G2 and an HTC Desire Z. We've got reviews of a whole slew of items, such as the HTC HD7, some Parrot Zikmu speakers, and a pair of JH Audio JH16 Pro earbuds. There's a big fat reminder of the costume contest for the LG Optimus T (YOU COULD WIN IT). We have a conversation with Barnes & Noble, learn of a lovely couple of pumpkin carvings, and get listed in the featured section of the ever-so-nicely-designed Pulse App for all your favorite devices. Get into it! Today, on The Daily Slash.
The second of HTC's new flagship Android smartphones has arrived, and just as we put the HTC Desire HD review to bed, the HTC Desire Z has arrived on the test bench. Unlike the HD, the Desire Z makes do with a more mainstream 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, but counters any screen shortfall with a flip-out QWERTY keyboard. Full unboxing video and hands-on demo after the cut.
The online component to HTC's latest version of their Sense interface for Android smartphones, HTCSense.com, has gone live and is now accepting sign-ups. Announced alongside the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z last month, the new site allows users to remotely access messaging content stored on their device from the browser, locate and wipe their handset if it's lost, send content including mapping directions to the phone, and download new multimedia.
Amazon's listing for the HTC Desire Z which we spotted last week has been updated, and both price and release date are headed in the directions we prefer the most: down and soon. The Desire Z is now tipped to arrive on October 11th - previously it was set to drop on the 18th - and Amazon are offering it SIM-free at £429.99 rather than the RRP of £499.99. Meanwhile it's also been joined by a listing for the HTC Desire HD.
Carriers have begun throwing their wireless hats into the HTC ring, after the smartphone company confirmed that the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z would have broad availability across most of the UK networks. T-Mobile UK has announced that their Desire HD will be priced from free on a £40 24-month agreement, while Vodafone will only say that they are indeed planning to offer the HD.
It fell through the cracks a little at HTC's press event earlier - two new uberphones like the Desire HD and Desire Z will have that effect - but we're quietly excited about the upcoming HTC Media Link wireless DLNA streaming adapter. Introduced as part of the company's new Sense evolution, the compact box works with the two new handsets and allows you to stream media to TVs that lack integrated DLNA support.