HTC has already pushed out a 4G WiMAX smartphone - in the shape of the HTC EVO 4G - but they're also planning for their first LTE handset too; according to the latest from CEO Peter Chou, however, it sounds like the device will miss Verizon's initial roll-out later in 2010. Chou has told FierceWireless that the first LTE HTC device is due sometime in 2011, saying that "HTC was the first with 3G smartphone and 4G smartphone, and we are definitely looking to future network technologies."
The supposed specifications for the HTC 7 Trophy have leaked, suggesting that the Windows Phone 7 smartphone will have a 3.7-inch WVGA multitouch display, European-spec UMTS/HSPA (900/2100) and unspecified "HTC Widgets". WMPowerUser scored the details from an unspecified source, just a couple of days after live images of the handset itself emerged.
HTC has thrown up a new promo video for the HTC Desire HD, detailing some of the phone's more endearing features like cached mapping and media playback on that huge 4.3-inch WVGA display. Announced last week, the Desire HD runs Android 2.2 Froyo with the latest version of HTC Sense, and has WiFi b/g/n, UMTS/HSPA and a new-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
We saw yesterday what HTC have in mind for their next-generation Sense experience on Android - complete with DLNA, slicker animations and remote access through a dedicated website - and now we might be getting a sneaky preview of what the company's Windows Phone 7 handset experience might be like. A video purported to show an internally created HTC Sense concept for the upcoming Microsoft smartphone OS has made its way onto YouTube.
Video demo after the cut
It fell through the cracks a little at HTC's press event earlier - two new uberphones like the Desire HD and Desire Z will have that effect - but we're quietly excited about the upcoming HTC Media Link wireless DLNA streaming adapter. Introduced as part of the company's new Sense evolution, the compact box works with the two new handsets and allows you to stream media to TVs that lack integrated DLNA support.
If the Desire HD is HTC's uber-multimedia phone, the HTC Desire Z is their business monster. We've been asking the company to produce a new hardware QWERTY device for twelve months now, and they've certainly delivered: the Desire Z's 'board is finger-friendly, snappy and slotted into a handset that still manages to be pocketable.
HTC has announced the latest iteration of their Sense UI for smartphones, and its brought along a web-based companion in the shape of HTCSense.com. Described as a suite of services for managing, customizing and controlling the user experience from the phone or a PC, the new site is similar in some ways to Apple's MobileMe, with remote-wipe and location, but HTC has also put in DLNA streaming and more.
It's no HTC Desire HD, but we like the original HTC Desire enough to be pleased its finally arrived on US shores thanks to U.S. Cellular. The carrier is now offering the Android 2.1 smartphone for $199.95 after a mail-in rebate, complete with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Sense UI and 3.7-inch Super LCD display (rather than the AMOLED panels that are in such short supply).
Two new HTC smartphones have apparently been detailed, according to 911HTC's work digging through the company's ROMs. The HTC Lexikon and HTC Bee both run Android 2.2 Froyo, with the former having a 3.8-inch WVGA display and QWERTY keyboard, and the latter getting a smaller 3.2-inch QVGA display. According to 911HTC, the Bee is headed to Verizon among other smaller CDMA carriers.