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HTC Desire Review

HTC Desire Review

The HTC Desire is the company's second-strike in what they hope will be a one-two sucker punch for the Android competition. Following on from the excellent HTC Legend, the Desire borrows plenty from Google's Nexus One but packages it with HTC Sense for arguably better out-of-the-box usability. It makes for a tricky argument, however; HTC manufacture both smartphones, and have been accused by some of purposefully building the Desire to a price by snipping away at the spec sheet. We've got two questions, then: is the HTC Desire any good, and does it hold its own against the Google Nexus One? To find out, check the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Cowon J3 AMOLED PMP gets official

Cowon J3 AMOLED PMP gets official

Cowon's reputation for strong audio performance and well-constructed PMPs has left us eagerly anticipating the company's new J3 mediaplayer, and while we've still to listen to the end result, from a style point of view the J3 certainly packs a punch.  Fresh to Cowon's site, the J3 has a 3.3-inch 16m color AMOLED touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2DP support), T-DMB and a TV-out connection, together with a microSD card slot and their own JetEffect 3.0 and BBE+ DSP.

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Microsoft tip Zune HD 64 for storage-hounds

Microsoft tip Zune HD 64 for storage-hounds

What's that you say, 32GB of Zune HD storage simply insufficient for your A/V needs?  Simmer down, Microsoft hear your plaintive, ear-splitting cries and it looks like they're responding in the most obvious way: with a Zune HD 64.

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HTC Desire Unboxing [Video]

HTC Desire Unboxing [Video]

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.

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Fuzzy Nexus One AMOLED running at just 392×653?

Fuzzy Nexus One AMOLED running at just 392×653?

When is WVGA not WVGA?  When it's the display resolution of the Google Nexus One, apparently.  For anyone who has wondered why text and sharp-edged graphics on their Google smartphone look unduly fuzzy, the answer might be in the AMOLED display technology.  According to Luke Hutchison (and his trusty magnifier), the PenTile tech used in the panel results in less than the number of true RGB pixels you'd expect from what's billed as an 480 x 800 display.  Instead, he thinks Nexus One owners are getting more like 392 x 653.

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Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 Android 2.1 smartphone announced

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 Android 2.1 smartphone announced

Samsung have announced their latest Android smartphone, the Galaxy S, and it's running Android 2.1.  The Galaxy S GT-I9000 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display running at WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, together with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, 1GHz processor and the company's own custom UI and "social hub" for integrating social networking functionality.

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Inbrics M1 MID gets CPU bump, is a smartphone lover not a fighter

Inbrics M1 MID gets CPU bump, is a smartphone lover not a fighter

Inbric's M1 MID certainly got the geeks talking when it was announced late last year, but after a successful CES showing the Android-based device has seemingly gone into stealth mode.  NetbookNews decided to storm the Inbrics HQ in Seoul to find out where the project is up to, and it turns out the M1 has had one or two updates since we saw it last.  Chief among those is a processor boost, with the M1 MID now running at 1GHz thanks to a Samsung C110 CPU of the same family that you'd find in the iPhone.

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Verizon HTC Incredible launch in just two weeks time?

Verizon HTC Incredible launch in just two weeks time?

If you're going to call your phone the "Incredible" then you have to be pretty confident in in its abilities, so we're really looking forward to seeing what HTC and Verizon have up their collective sleeves.  According to the latest rumors - coming straight out of Verizon themselves, apparently - the HTC Incredible is set to arrive in the carrier's stores in just two weeks time.

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Cowon J3 AMOLED PMP spotted; launches this month

Cowon J3 AMOLED PMP spotted; launches this month

Having been spotted in little more than sketch form back in January, we now have some firmer information on Cowon's upcoming J3 media player.  Set to launch this month, apparently, the Cowon J3 has a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen running at 480 x 272, complete with up to 16GB of storage and Bluetooth connectivity.

Three versions of the J3 will be available initially, with the PMP coming in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB SKUs.  All will have an accelerometer for automatic screen-orientation flips, a TV output for displaying content on a bigger screen, and Cowon's own JetEffects effects 3.0 technology for improving audio performance.

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Samsung SCH-W960 3D phone launching this month

Samsung SCH-W960 3D phone launching this month

Details are scant on this one, but Samsung have announced that they will be launching their first commercial 3D phone sometime this month.  The Samsung SCH-W960 has a 3.2-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen and dual DMB TV tuners capable of receiving terrestrial and satellite signals.  Most interesting, though, is the 3D functionality; the W960 can apparently convert regular 2D content into 3D.

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HTC Desire & exclusive HTC Legend hitting Vodafone UK in April 2010

HTC Desire & exclusive HTC Legend hitting Vodafone UK in April 2010

Vodafone UK have announced that they will be offering HTC's two newest Android smartphones, the HTC Desire and - exclusive to the network - the HTC Legend which we reviewed last week.  Both smartphones - each of which run Android 2.1 - will arrive sometime in April 2010.

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HTC Legend review

HTC Legend review

We did little to disguise how impressed we were with the HTC Hero when we reviewed it all the way back in July 2009. At the time we suggested it was the device with which Android came of age; since then, of course, we've seen a huge growth both in the number of manufacturers and devices available, and in Android itself. Into that fray wades the HTC Legend, undoubtedly one of the stand-out devices from MWC 2010 in February and packing the latest versions not only of Android but of HTC's Sense, which rather fittingly debuted with the Hero. Can HTC history repeat itself? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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