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HTC Desire S Review

HTC Desire S Review

The original HTC Desire became one of the most popular Android smartphones of 2010, a compelling balance of screen-size, functionality and pricing that convinced us in our review and continued to convince buyers throughout the year. Now, HTC is back with the follow-up, the HTC Desire S. Question is, with dual-core Android phones already on the market, does the "S" stand for "sequel" or just "surpassed"? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC Incredible S Review

HTC Incredible S Review

The first of HTC's new range from Mobile World Congress last month, and tracing a direct line back to a handset almost 12 months old, the HTC Incredible S should on paper leave us cold. Packing neither the huge screen of the Touch HD, nor running the latest OS like the imminent Desire S, it's a single-core phone in what's fast shaping up to be a dual-core world. Thing is, underdog devices have a habit of surprising you, and the Incredible S is no different. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC ThunderBolt hands-on and unboxing [video]

HTC ThunderBolt hands-on and unboxing [video]

Verizon's first LTE smartphone has arrived, and the HTC ThunderBolt has a lot to live up to. The subject of multiple launch rumors and leaks, Verizon confirmed the 4G Android handset would hit shelves tomorrow, March 17, priced at $249.99; however, it's already on the SlashGear test bench, so check out some preliminary LTE speed test results and first impressions after the cut.

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HTC Merge gets official: QWERTY Android World Phone due spring

HTC Merge gets official: QWERTY Android World Phone due spring

HTC has officially announced the HTC Merge, a phone we first heard rumors of so long ago we were beginning to think it had been cancelled. Headed to "multiple North American carriers" in Spring 2011, the Merge has a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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WiFi-only HTC Flyer up for pre-order

WiFi-only HTC Flyer up for pre-order

The WiFi-only version of the HTC Flyer has shown up for pre-order in Germany, with retailer Cyberport listing the 7-inch slate for €499 ($686). Your money gets you the same 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen with active stylus, Android 2.4 Gingerbread with customized Sense, and 5-megapixel camera, but omits the integrated 3G/HSPA connection (and the need for a carrier agreement).

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HTC Desire S priced and dated by Amazon

HTC Desire S priced and dated by Amazon

The HTC Desire S launched at MWC 2011 earlier this week has been priced and dated by retailer Amazon UK. According to the listing, the Gingerbread smartphone will arrive on April 18 2011, priced at £419.99 ($679); that's SIM-free and unlocked, of course, and we'd expect carrier-subsidized versions to be considerably cheaper, if not free with a new, two-year agreement.

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Recap Of New HTC Smartphones, Tablet, and Announcements From MWC 2011

Recap Of New HTC Smartphones, Tablet, and Announcements From MWC 2011

We had quite a rush of HTC news live from MWC 2011 this morning, so here’s a recap in case you didn’t catch everything. Our very own Chris Davies got plenty of hands-on time with the new product line up from HTC including the Incredible S, Wildfire S, Desire S, Chacha, and Salsa smartphones, as well as the Flyer tablet. Other HTC announcements included an updated version of their HTC Sense, a new video chat app, new support for OnLive cloud gaming service, and their partnership with Qualcomm to develop multi-core devices.

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HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa eyes-on

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa eyes-on

HTC has locked the single HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa prototype units here at MWC 2011 behind glass, and they're not allowing our Facebook-addicted fingers to get any play right now. From what we can see, the ChaCha looks the more interesting of the pair; the physical QWERTY keyboard is nicely spaced on a surprisingly broad chassis, and the touchscreen - while small - is highly pixel dense.

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Mark Zuckerberg: “We’re going to see multiple Facebook devices this year”

Mark Zuckerberg: “We’re going to see multiple Facebook devices this year”

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been featured at the HTC MWC 2011 press event this morning, discussing the new HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa. Appearing in a video recording, Zuckerberg referred to the persistent - and much-denied - rumors of a single, Facebook-branded device, and why that's not the direction the social network has decided to take.

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HTC Video Chat app revealed

HTC Video Chat app revealed

HTC has shown off a brief demo of its home-grown video chat app for Android, as loaded onto the HTC Desire S and the HTC Incredible S. It uses the new smartphones front-facing VGA-resolution cameras, or the HTC Flyer's 1.3-megapixel camera.

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HTC Sense updated: High-res display support, more

HTC Sense updated: High-res display support, more

HTC has announced a new version of HTC Sense for superphones, with portrait and landscape orientation support, and specially coded for high-resolution displays like the 1024 x 600 panel on the HTC Flyer. It's part of what CEO Peter Chou describes as a transition in the mobile market to expected smartphone features: "nice-to-have has turned into must-have" he suggested at the tablet's launch.

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HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook Phones debut

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook Phones debut

HTC has announced a pair of Facebook phones at MWC 2011, two affordable Android devices with a focus on social networking. The first of the pair is the HTC ChaCha, a physical QWERTY handset paired with a 2.6-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, followed by the HTC Salsa, an all-touch version with a 3.4-inch touchscreen. Both the ChaCha and Salsa have a dedicated Facebook button, hard-coded to instantly share content like photos, music links or Facebook Places location links.

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