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You’ll Get Ice Cream Sandwich for Dessert if You Own One of These HTC Phones

According to Gizmodo, the following HTC phones will be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0, HTC’s announcement here:

  • DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Raider
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Vivid

Source – GizmodoHTC

March 15, 2012 Posted by | Android, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone | , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – HTC HD2

If you haven’t seen the phone in action, check out the reviews above.  My initial thoughts –

  • HUGE screen
  • LARGE phone
  • new Sense interface still as sluggish as the old TouchFLO interface (not better with Windows Mobile 6.5)

Would I want to buy one? nah, not now.  Check out this review from Engadget if you want to know more about the HTC HD2.

Street price: HK$5,680 (US$728) from www.JipJipMobile.com

Source – mobileburn, Engadget

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, Review, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

Video Review – More HTC Hero Vids

Check out this 3-part video review (31 minutes+) on the HTC Hero, excellent review from the guys at MobileBurn.com which covers everything from the inside to the outside of the phone.  Don’t miss it.

Source – MobileBurn.com

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, Review, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video – HTC Hero

Not sure whether it is just me or not, but  the interfaces do look a bit complicated and slow.

Source – phonedog

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, Review, Video | , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video – HTC Magic Google Android Phone

While we are at it, let’s take a look at another Android Phone, the HTC Magic introduced at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona.

Source – phonedog

February 19, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone | , , | 1 Comment

Video Preview – HTC Touch Pro

Source – SlashGear

July 4, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Windows+Mobile | , , , | 1 Comment

Rumours – Sony Ericsson Buying Up HTC

Pic from CrunchGear

The Swedes are a bit confusing, but there’s a rumor going ’round that Sony Ericsson is busy acquiring HTC. (link from CrunchGear here and from an old post again from CrunchGear here)

Source – CrunchGear

June 3, 2008 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, News Related, Sony Ericsson | , , | Leave a comment

My Gears – Some Quick Pics on the HTC Touch Diamond – Day 1

Still spending much time trying to get familiar with the Diamond. Took some side-by-side comparison pics for now, review will have to come in a bit later.

From left to right, HTC Touch; the HTC Touch Diamond, the HTC Touch Cruise and the iPhone. Noted the glare off the phone screen, the HTC Touch Diamond still have the best readability from the lightings flare, I assume similar results from outdoors.

From top to bottom, the HTC Touch, the HTC Touch Diamond, the HTC Touch Cruise and the iPhone on the bottom.

HTC Touch Diamond and Cruise on side-to side. Notice the screen a lot more crisp and sharp, tell you what, the VGA screen on the Touch Diamond rocks.

A side pic comparison with the HTC Diamond in front, and the HTC Touch Cruise at the back, the Diamond is so much thinner and sleeker. Pure art.

My Day 1 conclusion, the Touch Cruise is gonna go.

June 2, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, iPhone, Mobile Phone, My Gears, Pics, PocketPC | , , , | 9 Comments

First Look – HTC Advantage X7510


[14 February ] The second generation of the HTC Advantage have just been announced. Spec wise, it features a Marvell PXA270 624 MHz processor, 16GB of flash memory, 5-inch VGA screen, 3 megapixel camera, 256 MB ROM, 128MB RAM, quad-band GSM, tr-band HSDPA, built-in GPS and a whopping battery of 2,100 mAh. Click here for the product sheet from HTC or here for the full specs from phoneArena.com. No news yet on the pricing but will update it once we hear more.

[Updated: 29 April] We’re closer and closer to the release of the HTC Advantage X7510. Mobile01 posted a review (in Chinese, warning: slow loading) with tons of pics of the HTC X7510, link here.

Source – Mobile01

April 29, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, UMPC | , , | Leave a comment

Review – HTC Advantage X7510 from Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller over at ZDNet published the review including the video above on the all new HTC Advantage X7510.  For full article, go to the link here.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, UMPC, Video | , , | Leave a comment

My First Week with My HTC Touch Cruise

Got the all new HTC Touch Cruise for almost week and instead of doing yet another unboxing piece on the phone, I want to look at the phone in another perspective, one from a power user.


As you all remember, I lost my iPhone on Christmas Eve and the one great thing I missed about the iPhone is the ultra-fast user interface and the iPod functions on it as podcasts takes up a big chunk of my daily life. For the month without the iPhone, I have to go back to my HTC Touch, which I found to be sluggish in terms of speed and even with the TouchFlo interface. One thing that I appreciates is having the instant sync capabilities with my Microsoft Exchange account and that is the thing that I truly missed while using the iPhone.

Okay, on to the HTC Touch Cruise. For HK$5,580 (US$715), I bought the HTC Touch Cruise the second day after it was launched. The outlook is sweet, the mirror finish on the surface is stylish and elegant (unlike the HTC Touch’s cheap plastic feel).


The buttons and the jog wheel are very sensitive and gives a good feel when pressing or scrolling. Onto the processor, in terms of speed or movie playback, one can feel the lag, not much, but enough for one to wonder why HTC can’t offer a better processor for this top-notch phone. However, when compare with the HTC Touch, the HTC Touch Cruise is considered much faster and it is acceptable. The second generation TouchFLO is a bit smoother and faster than the previous version and the incorporation of the technology to the picture album is just awesome, I just love how the pictures can be zoomed in and out and rotates.

The phone comes with a FM radio and the headphone, which function also as an antenna, would be needed in order for it to work. However, the radio reception and sound quality of the headphones that came with the phone are just purely unacceptable. Couple posts on the local forums indicated that previous HTC headphones of older phone models (those with the mini-usb jack) gives better radio reception and produce much better sound quality. Another solution is to look for those generic headphones with a mini-usb jack, chances are, they’re still better than the one that came with the phone.

As for the battery, well, disappointing is all I have to say. I can easily half drain the battery (1,350 mAh) within a 24-hour period with no Bluetooth and no WiFi on, 20+ short phone calls, 40+ incoming mail and messages, and without accessing any other programs. Can’t imagine what it would be like if I start listening to music on it or reading my RSS feeds off it.

The 3.0 mega pixels camera is weak, don’t expect to take any great pics off it. However, the VGA CMOS camera on the front gives very crisp picture during the video calls. I tested it with my Motorola and LG video phones and the video quality off the HTC Touch Cruise is very good, not much lag at all.

All in all, the HTC Touch Cruise is a decent upgrade to the HTC Touch (much along the same line as the HTC Touch Dual), but in terms of value for money, I would say not. For almost US$100 more than the HTC Touch Dual, I don’t see much extras the HTC Touch Cruise really had to offer. Of course WiFi, FM radio and video call capabilities are cool to have but only if deemed necessary. If I get to choose again, I might just go for the HTC Touch Dual (that one have a pretty nice keypad).

Check out the following pics for more.

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February 13, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, My Gears, PocketPC, Review | , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – HTC Touch Cruise (Polaris) by MundoPDA

Source – MundoPDA

January 26, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Review, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

HTC Phones Performance Issues

Are you having performance issues with your HTC TyTN II? your HTC Touch or Touch Dual? If so, you may want to take a look at the following site, HTCClassAction.org which outlined a number of performance issues in regarding the chipset.

According to the site, “their site is intended to spread awareness about the issues with recent HTC Smartphones and PocketPCs, and gather information for a possible class action lawsuit against HTC. That class action lawsuit will be a last resort and is still far off, hopefully we can raise awareness and publicity high enough to convince HTC to solve these issues without a lawsuit. It has however now been over six months since the first affected device was released, and as of yet, HTC has done nothing.”

Source – MSMobiles

January 22, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC | , , | Leave a comment

HTC Touch Cruise – Unrepsonsive Screen?

Well, you be the judge.  I think the reviewer just new to the Touch interface as I had that same problem when I first have my HTC Touch.  Once you’re used to it, the TouchFlo should work pretty swiftly.  News on the local forum indicated that it’s coming out end of this month here in Hong Kong and ExpansysHK had pulled the phone off their list (another indication that the phone is launching soon).

Source – ssmoviles

January 13, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Video | , , , | Leave a comment