Posts Tagged ‘720p’

HTC Desire S Officially Announced at MWC 2011

February 15, 2011

HTC Desire SWe all knew the follow-up to the HTC Desire would be announced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 but now it’s official!

The HTC Desire S will be running Android Gingerbread operating system and will have the 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor (as found in the HTC Desire HD). There will be 1.1GB of internal storage and 768MB of RAM – both an increase since the Desire (512MB internal and 512MB of RAM) so maybe we won’t see too many “Low space” messages anymore 😉

The phone is only a few mm smaller than its predecessor but will be made from a single unibody piece of aluminium. Wireless 802.11n networking will work out-the-box and, possibly the most interesting thing to me, maps will be stored locally on the device. This means no waiting and no data usage/cost.

Front facing camera will allow video calling via Skype etc and 720p video recording will be a standard.

Check out the HTC Desire S website to find out more details.

The HTC Desire – a year on. Android Vs Symbian

January 30, 2011

OK so it’s been nearly 365 days (a year) since I drove well over 60 miles to pick up my HTC Desire.

Being a Symbian man through-and-through, little did I know it was to change the way I lived and worked.

HTC Desire HD Review – 9/10

October 27, 2010

HTC Desire HDPocket-Lint.com have posted a lovely review for the lovely HTC Desire HD. Will you be upgrading your ‘old’ Desire and making way for its bigger brother? Personally I’m going to stick with my non-HD Desire as it is just about the right size for me. Any bigger, as the HD obviously is, and I wouldn’t be able to fit it in some of the jeans I wear.

Be sure to check out Pocket-Lint’s review and let me know what you think. Is it worth the upgrade to get the 8MP camera with 720p recording? Do you really need SRS sound on your phone? Are your hands big enough?

Here are a few snippets from the review:

The build quality is exemplary; the luscious metal body nestles comfortably in a large hand, the soft curves of the edges providing enough grip without introducing any hard lines. It’s more comfortable to hold than the iPhone 4 and more comfortable to make calls with thanks to softer top line, but the size – 123 x 68 x 11.8mm – will make it difficult to use for those with smaller hands.

Of course, the source of your content to share may well be the video camera on the back. Bumping up the megapixels to 8 (and having a noticeably larger physical lens than the 5-megapixel HD7), you also get video capture at 720p HD at 30fps. In daylight the results are very good too, with a solid frame rate and an acceptable level of detail. The video capture also offers in-video focusing, which is a bit of a rare feature. Some phones will offer continuous autofocus, but in the case of the Desire HD, you can touch the screen to refocus on a particular point. There is a delay and it hunts a little before hitting to focal point, so it will never give you slick focus pulls, but to re-centre on the action it will see you right.

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7 reasons to NOT choose the HTC Evo 4G over the HTC Desire

March 25, 2010

Androidandme.com have posted a nice little article telling you why you should choose an HTC Evo 4G over a Google Nexus One.

That’s all very well for US users but what about us UK folk who probably won’t see 4G for another 5 years?

Well I’ve put together my comparison list for reasons NOT to choose the HTC Evo 4G over the HTC Desire. I will use the same comparisons that Androidandme but will use the Desire as the example phone rather than the Nexus One

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Something for the weekend: 8 minute HTC Desire Video

March 20, 2010

Just found a great little 8 minute video on YouTube showing off the HTC Desire and Legend – but mostly the Desire.

It’s not the usual MWC video where the rep just reads his script out; there’s actually a few diferent things he shows you and he certainly seems to know what he’s talking about. Makes a change at least!

Enjoy 🙂

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HTC Desire vs Apple iPhone 3GS vs Nokia N900

March 16, 2010

This surely has to be the battle of the titans in the phone world? FoneHome.co.uk have posted an article where one of their staff has compared all three phones.

Most articles I’ve seen like this are normally biased towards a particular manufacturer or phone but I’d say that this is quite a fair comparison.

Read on for a few snippets:

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More on DivX on the HTC Desire

March 2, 2010

As reported previously, the HTC Desire will support DivX playback shortly after its release with a small Android update.

Also reported previously was that the HTC Desire will record in 720p (high definition).

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DivX support coming natively to the Desire

What I didn’t do was put 2 + 2 together as a report from LeakDroid.com has pointed out; the Desire will actually record its 720p videos with the DivX codec.

It’ll be interesting to see how the videos come out when the phone is finally released.

New HD HTC Desire video shows more than just beauty

March 2, 2010

A reasonably new high-definition video posted on YouTube by Italian site HDBlog.it not only shows off how beautiful the HTC Desire looks but also how smoothly it runs and one other little secret…

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HTC Desire 720p video recording?!

February 24, 2010

An HTC representative has said that the Desire can record video at 720p in a video recorded at the Mobile World Congress.

Now, whether the phone actually ships with the software to record in 720p is another question. Other reports have suggested recording resolutions of WVGA (800×480) but if the hardware can support it then the software will surely follow in a future firmware update.

Start watching from about 3:10 for the HTC Desire talk.


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