CTIA 2012 we were able to get our first hands-on with the new HTC EVO 4G LTE device to replace the iconic original HTC EVO. This time around it will be running on their new 4G LTE spectrum too. The new HTC One series is highly impressive and the EVO 4G LTE picks right up where the HTC One X left off. With a huge and vivid 4.7-inch screen, and the same awesome 8 megapixel camera. Read on for our first impressions and a full photo tour of New Orleans thanks to HTC and the EVO 4G LTE.
ePrice found that if they paired certain Bluetooth headsets with the HTC One X, they could operate the shutter mechanism on the camera by pressing button combinations on the headset. It's a useful little trick, and one that's strangely absent from all the HTC documentation we've seen thus far. It's possible, but not confirmed, that the trick could work with the other HTC One phones as well.
versions of remotes for smartphones before, but most of them are limited to one or two DSLR cameras, and don't add much more functionality than a standard button. Enter Trigger Happy, a smash-hit Kickstarter project that received its full funding today. Trigger Happy is a physical cable adapter and app combo that can control pretty much every function of your DSLR.
light and pro versions of the Radioactivity Counter app. Yes, this really works.
HTC One X (which we noted ourselves in the review), they set up a skydiving fashion shoot, complete with photographer, model and lighting crew. The results are interesting to say the least. Here's the setup: student fashion photographer and skydiving rookie Nick Jojola was instructed to capture a photo (while taking video) of model and expert skydiver Roberta Mancino with the HTC One X. He's joined by a safety diver (the guy who's tethered to him) two divers streaming smoke and two with a pair of high-powered lights. Roberta is wearing a high-fashion skydiving suit created especially for the shoot - that's the thing that looks like a buzzard after it's gone though a Cessna windshield. The team had only 50 seconds of operating time before they had to deploy their parachutes. They arranged themselves in a formation of three vertical rows: the two streamers on the bottom, Nick and his safety diver in the middle with the HTC One X, and the lighting team and Roberta on top. When Nick was in position Roberta assumed a head-first position and dived for the shot. It took two goes, but the results speak for themselves: [youtube dwGGdM3Nj08] Publicity stunt? Certainly. Cool? Absolutely. While you're not likely to need split-second shutter speed in your everyday travels (most of which are somewhat closer to sea level) the shoot illustrates the fast response of the One series camera rather well. HTC hasn't posted the full commercial yet, but it'll probably be showing up on European TV sets in the next few weeks. Here's a making-of just for fun: [youtube QHLy4xB8vSY] [timeline] [device id=2325] [via Phandroid]
Instagram has only been available for Android a couple of days and has seen huge numbers of success already with millions of downloads. It's also getting its fair share of criticism at the same time. Today they've updated the app for the second time since launching two days ago and with it comes some much needed changes that were causing problems for Android users.
NODO-GT has a tweak that you'll certainly want to try.
Samsung Galaxy S III. Obviously this is just a random image so we can't take much from it, although seeing test pictures appear gives us hope that the smartphone is coming soon.
failed to wow us in our review, the software itself is enviable, and a good reason to patiently wait for an Ice Cream Sandwich update (or, like us, root your phone or tablet and get it yourself). Now there's a new alternative for those who have just gotta have that awesome camera: Camera ICS, a free ad-supported download in the Android Market.
Mobile World Congress was hardware related. We saw tons of awesome apps, games, ideas and more and will bring it all to you this week. Today we want to share an awesome panorama technology called Sweep Panorama 360 by Scalado. These same folks recently teased their Remove technology for deleting moving objects from pictures, but their panorama tech is equally impressive.