Posts Tagged ‘sense’

HTC Desire WILL get the Gingerbread 2.3 Update

June 17, 2011

Android Robot and GingerbreadIt’s been an odd week for HTC Desire owners. HTC announced that the Desire wouldn’t see the Gingerbread update due to limitations with the Desire’s memory – we’ve all seen it let’s be honest. However, yesterday HTC posted on their Facebook page that they would indeed release Gingerbread with Sense for the Desire after all.

HTC will remove some of a crap that usually ships with their software and Desire owners can rejoice in the knowledge that soon, Gingerbread with HTC Sense will be coming over-the-air in the end.


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.

HTC Desire HD Review – 9/10

October 27, 2010

HTC Desire 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.


A detailed HTC Desire review from UK T3 Magazine

March 31, 2010

T3 have published a more detailed review of the HTC Desire on their site. They have acknowledged that the Desire is an iPhone-beater (not killer because you can’t kill a phone that’s already sold millions can you?).

Here are a few snippets:

Right now, let’s put aside that dumb phrase “iPhone killer”. The fact that a phone is better than Apple’s all-conquering, landscape-changing, gadget-genre-inventing device doesn’t “kill” it, any more than Chelsea defeating Man United means that that particular football team is dispatched to the Araldite Glue League (Northern Area). But make no mistake: this phone is better than the iPhone.

As we mentioned, the Desire is one of the most powerful Android phones on offer, and it shows when you pick it up for the first time. It reacts to your slightest touch, slipping between home screens without a hint of slowdown, and allowing you to open multiple applications without destroying the user experience.



Funny Metro newspaper review of the HTC Desire

March 30, 2010

Metro have published a surprisingly good review of the HTC Desire on their website. The only reason I’m surprised it’s good is because the Metro is a free paper in the UK that you get given to read on train journeys.

There’s also a hand-on video which is worth a look, I actually laughed out loud a few times whilst watching it – it’s nice to see someone review the phone and make funnies at the same time. Here’s a few of my favourite quotes:

You see there it’s got up the New York Times webpage, frankly uh, who wants to look at that? It’s a boring newspaper with lots of facts.


…which as far as I can tell is basically magic!


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 🙂


HTC Sense UI reviewed

March 16, 2010

If you haven’t already seen it, have reviewed HTC’s Sense User Interface. It’s quite a detailed one with plenty of screenshots so if you’re like me and have never had the pleasure of “Sense” then be sure to check it out.

HTC Sense UI - Gorgeous looking stuff

HTC Sense UI - Gorgeous looking stuff


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? 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:


HTC Legend Review by

March 15, 2010

The lady from (Lucy Hedges) has posted her review of the HTC Legend. It isn’t quite what the Desire will be but it’s worth watching (if only to make you squint and cringe when she navigates through the phone with those extremely long fingernails…)


HTC Sense ported to Motorola Droid

March 1, 2010

It seems everyone wants a piece of HTC’s “Sense” UI as not only was it ported to the Nexus One last week but it has also been seen running on the new Motorola Droid.

Apparently the hack was done by the people at AllDroid. The ROM isn’t yet available to download but it won’t be long.

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