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HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC has announced that it will be using Super LCD (SLCD) displays in its smartphones later in the summer, in response to the shortage of AMOLED panels that has been limiting supply of some of the company's most popular devices.  As we heard last month, that's led HTC to look to alternative screen technologies, and now they've officially confirmed that handsets like the Nexus One and Desire will switch to the Sony-made SLCD panels.

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HTC Desire HD gets rumored specs ahead of Q4 debut?

HTC Desire HD gets rumored specs ahead of Q4 debut?

Rumored specifications for the so-called HTC Desire HD, formerly tipped as the HTC Ace, have emerged, with one UK retailer suggesting the handset will arrive in October 2010.  According to SuperEtrader, the Desire HD will have a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 8-megapixel camera; in other words, it's a European version (and presumably 3G-only) of the HTC EVO 4G.

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Android 2.2 and 2.1 Sense for HTC HD2 released [Video]

Android 2.2 and 2.1 Sense for HTC HD2 released [Video]

Getting Android running smoothly on the HTC HD2 has been a reasonably long project, but the xda-developers teams working on the port are getting close to perfect releases.  There are now two almost complete builds available for download, one offering Android 2.2 Froyo for the HD2, and the other taken from an HTC Desire and promising Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense UI and accompanying widgets.

Video demos after the cut

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HTC Vision QWERTY Android phone leaks

HTC Vision QWERTY Android phone leaks

We've been pestering HTC for a new Android smartphone with a physical keyboard for months now, and it looks like they've quietly acquiesced.  njuskalo.hr managed to grab a few live shots of what's believed to be the HTC Vision, pretty much the HTC Desire blessed with a slide-out QWERTY 'board.

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Froyo coming Q3 to Desire, Legend and Wildfire confirms HTC

Froyo coming Q3 to Desire, Legend and Wildfire confirms HTC

Updates for the HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire aren't far off, as HTC has confirmed that they're planning an Android 2.2 Froyo roll-out - complete with HTC Sense, of course - sometime from Q3 2010.  According to the company's UK team, the three handsets are among "several of our 2010 models" that will get the updated version of the Android OS, which their engineers are currently hard at work on.

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HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

If you haven't read the review of the Droid Incredible, or the HTC Desire, then we'll add the main draw of those phones right here (even though you should go read them, anyway): Their 3.7-inch AMOLED displays are amazing. Unless you plan on using your device in direct sunlight all the time, AMOLED is definitely one of the best displays out there (yes, Super AMOLED is better). But, it's been rough for HTC to keep their latest AMOLED-toting device in stock, and a lot of that has to do with that screen. Changes are afoot, though, which may help people out there aching to get their hands on the Droid Incredible they've purchased before the end of July.

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August US launch for HTC Desire confirmed

August US launch for HTC Desire confirmed

HTC has announced that their Desire smartphone - aka the Nexus One with HTC Sense - will indeed be getting a launch in the US.  As of August, according to the company's official Twitter account, the Desire will debut on "select regional operators", though they're withholding details until closer to the launch.

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HTC’s AMOLED Legend display botching grayscale?

HTC’s AMOLED Legend display botching grayscale?

AMOLED screens have once again come in for attention over concerns regarding image quality, as Tweakers took two HTC Legends into the lab to demonstrate the issues they have displaying grayscale correctly.  The Legend - shown here snuggling with an Apple iPod touch and an HTC Hero - apparently proved unable to show regular grayscale, instead offering up a range of muted pinks, grays, greens and browns.

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HTC Vision Android QWERTY phone tipped, plus HTC LED and Glacier

HTC Vision Android QWERTY phone tipped, plus HTC LED and Glacier

We've been pestering HTC for a hardware-QWERTY blessed high end Android smartphone for some time now, and that needling might have come to fruition.  Mention of the HTC Vision - along with the HTC LED and HTC Glacier - has been found buried in the company's website, complete with a profile that basically sounds like the HTC Desire only with a hardware 'board.

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Nexus One Android 2.2 update imminent; HTC Sense versions in 2H 2010

Nexus One Android 2.2 update imminent; HTC Sense versions in 2H 2010

Google weren't shy about confirming Android 2.2 Froyo's star features at Google IO yesterday, but definitive timescales about when Android-addicts (other than developers) could actually get their hands on the OS were in short supply.  That's beginning to slowly change, with the official Google IO Twitter account announcing that the Nexus One would get Froyo in the "next few weeks".  As for other manufacturers, so far only HTC have stepped up with their plan.

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The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

Middle of the week again, so we've got enough news to get you through the rest of your night, before you rest your eyes and hit the tail-end of the work week. We're happy to have you here with us for another edition of the Daily Slash, and we hope we can keep you awake long enough to reach the end. First up, in the Best of R3, the HTC Desire's been rooted, looks like a certain online publication is going on the offensive, and does Windows Phone 8 already exist? In the Dredge 'Net, we've got a temperature-sensitive coffee cup, the BlackBerry Partners need Super Apps, and a touch-sensitive faucet that needs to be seen to be believed.

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The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

Welcome to the most recent hump day edition of the Daily Slash. It's the middle of the week and we're sure you're pining to get your feet firmly planted to the end of the week, but until we get there, at least you've got us. Tonight's edition is pretty lengthy, at least in one part, but we promise it's worth it. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a whole laundry list of new devices from Dell, then iPads being used in the medical field, and finally a huge piece of bad news for the HTC Hero. And then in the dredge 'net, we've got Android running on the iPhone, a washing machine, and then Microsoft pitching some live TV ideas.

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