HTC Gratia

HTC Inspire 4G Source Released by Dev Center Aside Gratia, Droid Eris

Those of you who love to peek at the insides of the phones before and after you've actually got the devices in your hands, your time is now, again! Having just released the Kernel Source Codes and Binaries for mtTouch 4G, Desire HD, Aria, and Desire Z a mere three days ago, the HTC Developer Center now sends out the sources of Droid Eris, Gratia, and our current in-pocket favorite, HTC Inspire 4G. Bigtime insides for all of the hacking and peeking at.

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: January 20 2011

Wacky day, wacky day. Today was full of apologies, hints at the future, and olive branches offered at the brink of all-out Android war. Take peeks at the oncoming wave of superphones coming out more than likely in the middle of next month at Mobile World Congress, see the phones that never will be (Sony much?), and get some sassy updates for the phones you've already got. A couple of Froyos if I remember right. Oh and the CEO of Google is stepping down. No big deal!

HTC Gratia UK launch confirmed for February 2011

HTC has confirmed that, as of next month, UK buyers will be able to pick up the HTC Gratia. An entry-level Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone, the Gratia has a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and a 4.06oz body, with a Pearl White rubber back cover. Inside is a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, together with 3G and WiFi b/g; full specs here. No word on pricing at this stage, nor whether any carriers intend to pick up the Gratia. Press Release:
HTC 7 PRO AND HTC GRATIA TO COME TO THE UK IN FEBRUARY LONDON, UK – January 20, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announces the launch of HTC 7 Pro and HTC Gratia in the UK from February 2011. “We are proud to be able to add two new phones to our already diverse UK product portfolio,” said Jon French, executive director, HTC UK, Ireland and South Africa. “Both phones offer the stand-out design and innovation for which HTC has become renowned. With the fresh and exciting mobile experience of the Windows Phone 7 platform, HTC 7 Pro is for users who want to combine the ultimate in business efficiency with the ability to take full advantage of their leisure time. The elegant HTC Gratia is designed for those people looking for a compact yet powerful Android smartphone.” HTC 7 Pro HTC 7 Pro combines powerful business features with multimedia performance and flexibility that make it the ideal phone both during and outside of work hours. The screen slides open and tilts to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for fast, comfortable typing, while productivity features such as the ability to sort, scan and manage Outlook email, open and edit the latest Office documents and keep track of the markets with HTC’s stocks application, offer new ways to get more out of the business day. With a tilting 3.6” screen, the power of a 1Ghz processor and cutting edge technology such as Dolby MobileTM and SRS WOW HDTM, the HTC 7 Pro delivers a rich multimedia experience. The integratration of many popular Microsoft services such as Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing and Zune makes this handset the ideal companion for business users who want to take their entertainment with them wherever they go. The unique Hub and Tile interface of Windows Phone 7 makes information quick and easy to access by grouping it into Hubs such as People, Pictures, Games, Music & Video, Office and Marketplace content and displaying the most up-to-date information on the homescreen Tile. Users will also be able to access exclusive applications and utilities through the HTC Hub. These include a weather and stocks application and a photo enhancer that enables special effects to be applied before sharing photos with friends. HTC Gratia Available in Pearl White, the HTC Gratia is sleek and lightweight – measuring just over four inches in length, weighing 4.06 ounces and featuring a seamless, rubberised and beveled back cover that opens to show a vibrant yellow inner chassis. This user-friendly and powerful smartphone runs Android 2.2 and the acclaimed HTC SenseTM - offering an experience that makes your phone work in a more personal and natural way. HTC Sense offers a number of unexpected features designed to bring a smile to your face, such as making the phone ring louder if it is in your bag or your pocket, but automatically decreasing the ringer volume when you pick it up to answer a call. HTC Gratia also comes with Friend Stream – an application that helps you keep in touch with friends and family by bringing all of your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into one single, organised flow of updates. Availability From February 2011 the HTC 7 Pro will be available in the UK through HTC’s distribution partner Brightpoint GB and Brightstar with HTC Gratia available through Brightstar only.

HTC Aria, Gratia, and Libery get Sense 2.2 ROM

Sense 2.2 is an extremely popular version of HTC Sense. However, as we all know, it's not available officially for all devices. Enter the XDA developers community- Sense 2.2 has now been leaked for the HTC Aria, Liberty,and Gratia.

HTC Gratia brings Aria to Europe [Update: full specs]

HTC has announced a new Android smartphone, the HTC Gratia, which is basically a European version of the HTC Aria.  The Gratia gets Android 2.2 Froyo, HTC Sense and a 5-megapixel camera; we're still waiting for the full spec sheet, but we're guessing it has the same 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen as the Aria and the same 600MHz processor, too. The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from November 2010.  No word on pricing at this stage. Update: HTC has sent us over the spec sheet, and it's confirmed as the same hardware as the Aria.  The big difference is obviously the 3G, with the Gratia getting HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 support along with its quadband GSM/EDGE.  The display is confirmed at 3.2-inches and HVGA resolution, there's Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi b/g, a microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone socket, GPS, a g-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.  Storage is via microSD card, adding to the 512MB of ROM (RAM is 384MB). [gallery] Press Release:
HTC LAUNCHES SLEEK AND COMPACT HTC GRATIA FOR EUROPEAN MARKETS LONDON, UK – 18 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the European launch of HTC Gratia, a rich and elegant addition to Android’s smartphone portfolio. Combining style and functionality, the sleek and compact HTC Gratia features a seamless wrap-around soft-cover that eliminates hard edges and a five megapixel colour camera with auto focus. At just over four inches in length and weighing 4.06 ounces, it packs power thanks to Android 2.2 – the latest version of Android. HTC Gratia also embodies the acclaimed HTC Sense™ experience, which places you at the centre, by making your phone work in a more personal and natural way, while providing unexpected features that put a smile on your face. It also offers you more ways to stay connected with Friend Stream – an application that brings all of your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into a single, organized flow of updates – making keeping in touch with friends on social networks even easier. “HTC’s mantra is to provide a unique mix of experience and choice to people using our phones,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa. “HTC Gratia offers something completely different. Its compact size, beautiful design and power with Android 2.2, combined with its personalised experience through HTC Sense, is uniquely compelling. We can’t wait to bring HTC Gratia to our customers in Europe.” Availability The HTC Gratia will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from November 2010. About HTC HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.