HTC Touch HD

HTC Touch HD SlashGear Review: Part 1

HTC Touch HD SlashGear Review: Part 1

Rarely do we receive so many questions, so many comments and demands over an upcoming review.  In the few days since our HTC Touch HD unboxing and hands-on video demo, the messages have been flooding in.  Today, we'll try to answer those questions - and, of course, the biggest question of them all: have HTC managed the unthinkable and tugged the must-have crown from the head of the iPhone 3G?  In the first half of our two-part review, we'll be looking at the touchscreen, OS, GUI and keyboard entry, as well as the Touch HD's internet abilities and more.

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HTC Touch HD: Video Demo and Q&A

HTC Touch HD: Video Demo and Q&A

We're still getting to grips with the HTC Touch HD smartphone, putting it through its paces before the definitive SlashGear review, but we thought we'd share some demo video and answer a few of the questions you've been putting to us.  This is obviously a highly-anticipated device, and we can tell you now that, while in some areas it excels, there are still some frustrating omissions.  Check out the full demo video after the cut, together with the Q&A.

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HTC Touch HD: SlashGear First Impressions & Gallery

HTC Touch HD: SlashGear First Impressions & Gallery

Good things, they say, come to those who wait, and it certainly feels like we've been waiting long enough for the HTC Touch HD.  From the first early leaks, official reveal and through to the disappointment that HTC wouldn't be releasing the smartphone in the US, this 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen has managed to grab attention away from the best Apple, Sony Ericsson and the rest have to offer.  Now, finally, the HTC Touch HD has landed in the UK, and SlashGear have one of the first.

Full gallery and first-impressions of the HTC Touch HD after the cut

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HTC Touch HD not getting US release

HTC Touch HD not getting US release

HTC have no plans to bring flagship WM6.1 smartphone the HTC Touch HD to the US, citing engineering issues in supporting the 3G HSDPA and HSUPA bands.  In a Twitter message today, HTC revealed that the smartphone - which has a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen and was already being hailed as the biggest threat to Apple's iPhone 3G - will never officially be imported into the US, because by the time they developed a new version the handset would be obsolete.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 38 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 38 2008

After a week or two on the down-low, netbooks have been back among the headlines with Sony grudgingly admitting that it will probably make one while MSI discussed plans for their second-generation range.  Not bad for something an AMD VP described as only good for "around the house".  Elsewhere, it's been 3G and netbooks getting married: Vodafone revealed their UK deal with Dell, and T-Mobile their Acer deal in Germany.  Speaking of Acer, we unboxed their Aspire One and will have the full review on Monday.

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HTC Touch HD photo gallery, hands-on Video and pre-order price

HTC Touch HD photo gallery, hands-on Video and pre-order price

There's a torrent of HTC Touch HD news out today, including hands-on photos and feedback, a video demo and even pre-order pricing.  The latter comes from Amazon Germany, who are asking €619 ($893) for the handset though with no estimated shipping date; as for the first, French site geekinc.fr have apparently scored a re-release handset and have offered up photos and some first-impressions.  The good?  It's about the size of an iPhone 3G, with an 800 x 480 that's gorgeous and a steamroller of a CPU.

Check out the full HTC Touch HD gallery and video demo after the cut

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