With a wealth of high-end smartphones on the market, and eye-catching alternatives such as the fourth-generation iPhone HD and WiMAX-toting HTC EVO 4G just around the corner, it's easy to forget that the real sales movement happens down at the more affordable levels. Crashing into that market comes the HTC Smart, a smartphone with a spec-sheet that looks anaemic in comparison to most rivals but a similarly slender price tag to boot. Based on Qualcomm's Brew MP OS - healthily reskinned with HTC Sense - the Smart hopes to pull in the entry-level smartphone crowd, graduating from their dumbphones. Does it deliver, or have HTC had to shave away too much to meet a bargain-basement price? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
HTC have unveiled their latest Android smartphone, the HTC Wildfire, an entry-level model intended to replace the Tattoo. Packing Android 2.1 together with HTC Sense, the Wildfire has a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, optical trackpad and a new app called Application Sharing. We grabbed some hands-on time ahead of the official launch; check out our first-impressions after the cut.
We could say that this is probably one of the biggest device launches in Sprint's recent memory, but that would probably be considered an understatement. Announced a little over a month and a half ago, the EVO 4G is finally here in all of its official glory, and it has a release date, pricing, and a list of verified features that people all over the place will drool at.
Incredible, they call it, and for once the marketing hyperbole may be right. The Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC takes a somewhat familiar spec sheet and squeezes out something different enough to stand out from the crowd. For our full review of the Droid Incredible, check out our dedicated Android Community coverage; if you're more interested in how this shiny new smartphone fits into the current Android line-up - and, more importantly, whether you should choose it or a rival device - then read on.
Yesterday it was official confirmation that the phone was coming - at least in the shape of a preorder phase - on April 29th; today Verizon Wireless have given us the official spec sheet for the Droid Incredible by HTC (aka the HTC Incredible). To be fair, it's nothing we haven't seen before in previous leaks, but it's always nice to have confirmation of things like HTC Sense, that 8-megapixel camera and 1GHz Snapdragon CPU.
Verizon's HTC Incredible looks set to cast even the carrier's imminent Google Nexus One into the shade, and going by this leaked spec sheet that found its way into the BGR's hands, we're wondering who exactly would pick the Nexus. The Incredible has a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset with 8GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera and EVDO Rev.A. There's also a 3.7-inch WVGA OLED capacitive touchscreen and WiFi b/g/n.
Keen on an HTC Desire and insisting on Vodafone UK as your network of choice? The carrier has just told us that preorders for the Android 2.1 smartphone are being taken from today, with shipments expected on April 8th. As we predicted, the Desire is available from free on select monthly contracts; £30 ($45) per month (for 23 months) gets you the Desire plus 900 minutes (if ordered online), unlimited SMS and a 500MB data allowance.
Last time we saw Android running on a previously Windows Mobile device, it was the HTC Touch Pro2 and the Android 2.1 ROM from the Google Nexus One. This time around it's the turn of the HTC Touch Diamond2, and the Android 2.1 ROM from the HTC Legend, which means as well as all that Google goodness there are lashings of HTC Sense, too.
While the HTC Legend was a shiny, unibody wonder, the undoubtable star of Mobile World Congress last month was the HTC Desire. Instantly dubbed "the Nexus One with Sense", the Android 2.1 smartphone has just arrived on the SlashGear doorstep demanding its unboxing video privileges. Who are we to turn down a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 5-megapixel camera? Check out the unboxing, plus a first-look comparison with the Nexus One, after the cut.
It's big, it's fast and it's enough to lure us into a two-year Sprint agreement, and when was the last time you heard that? The HTC EVO 4G is a monster of a smartphone, and having gone hands-on with it here at CTIA Wireless we've only just grazed the surface of its potential. Packing the best of the HTC HD2 - including a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and HTC Sense UI - together with WiMAX 4G and EVDO Rev.A connectivity, the HTC EVO 4G promises to really shake up the smartphone ecosystem when it arrives Summer 2010. More hands-on first impressions after the cut.