Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Android app downloads to overtake iOS for the first time

September 9, 2011

Android salesWow this is good news. Techradar are reporting that the total number of Android downloads will be 8.1 billion – that’s 8100000000 downloads. Compared with 2010 which saw 1.4 billion, that’s quite a substantial jump.

Thanks to bigger named developers jumping on-board the open-source Android platform iOS users can no longer boast they have the best apps. I’ve certainly found myself playing more high quality games recently on my phone compared to say a year ago.

What was the last app you downloaded? Was it any good? My last app will soon become this weeks “App of the Week” which I haven’t done for a while so watch this space…


Android smartphones outselling iPhones

March 9, 2011

Android salesTesco have reported that Android smartphones are now outselling iPhones.

Graham Harris, CEO of Tesco Telecoms and Tesco Mobile said:

“As one of the UK’s leading operators, these sales are a useful barometer for smartphone trends. There is a lot of choice in the market and as a result consumers are driving healthy competition between rival operating systems.”

With more and more cheaper handsets appearing on the shelves the Android user-base is increasing more and more.

The Inquirer stated that Android sales grew by nearly 900 per cent from 2009 and that 67.2 million Android-based units were sold in 2010.

HTC Desire is the best phone of 2010 – official (iPhone 4 fail!)

October 22, 2010
HTC Desire Small

It feels good to be number 1!

OK I maybe went a bit overboard with the old title on this one but it is partly true.

The HTC Desire swooped in and picked up the “Phone of the year” award in the latest issue of T3 magazine.

So, even to the somemwhat disklike of the T3 editors, the Desire came up trumps when it came down to the public vote of more than 750,000 people.

It just goes to show that no matter how many ‘fanboys’ have dedicated their life and religion to all things Apple – the top hardware comes through in the end.

Well done Desire and well done HTC.


HTC Desire to “steal thunder” from iPhone

May 6, 2010
Korea Times HTC

Who wouldn't want to buy one of these? (Phones that is)

The Korean Times has reported today about the frenzy that was the HTC news conference held in the Lotte Hotel, Seoul. The chief exec Peter Chou “expressed confidence that Desire and another new phone, HD2, will do significantly better than the company’s earlier releases, Touch Diamond and Touch Dual, which are now labeled as disappointments”.Korean network SK Telecom is hoping the Desire will be the phone to fend off its rival’s iPhone market share. If the UK figures are anything to go by then it’ll certainly be a strong contender.

Click here to read the full article on the Korean Times website


The Australian pub-review of the HTC Desire

March 28, 2010

Trust an Australian to take his just-delivered HTC Desire to the pub with him to review it. Actually it turns out that it was quite a good idea as he seems to have got a lot of other people’s opinions on the phone.

Whether these people were drunk when he questioned them is not known. Whether he was drunk when he questioned them – probably.

Still, you’ve got yourself an interesting Sunday read ahead of you.


Why I [Clare Hopping] hate the iPhone

March 28, 2010

Clare Hopping has been venting her spleen on about the reasons she hates the iPhone. I know it’s not exaclty Desire-related but it did make me chuckle. All the things she wants in a mobile are quite clearly available on the HTC Desire so maybe she should make the switch..?

Here’s an extract of one of the quite simple tasks a phone should be able to do:

Make phone calls work
It’s not just the fact that my iPhone never has coverage, despite both my iPhone and BlackBerry Bold 9700 being on O2, it’s also that making and taking calls isn’t as easy as just pressing a button to perform the desired function.

You make a call, talk to a friend and then hang up. With the iPhone, you make a call, talk to your friend, have to remove the phone from your face and wait a second before the proximity sensor realises you no longer have the phone stuck to your face so you can hangup.

If you’re too fast to press the end button, it switches to speaker phone.

Another irritation is when you receive a text message while on a call, you’ll have to read it or at least select it before you can terminate the call.

Click here to read the rest of the article


HTC EVO 4G vs. iPhone vs. Nexus One

March 27, 2010

Engadget have got some super high-res photos comparing the HTC Evo 4G, iPhone and Nexus One. Take a look and see which you think is best. I think a comparison with the HTC Desire rather than Nexus One would have been better (obviously) because the Nexus is just a bit…bland.

Click here to take a look at the comparison photos

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