What in the weird? We've got a bit of info coming in all the way from over in China, XDA.CN (not to be confused with XDA Developers) has not only a couple pictures of the HTC Pyramid, they've got some specs as well - and the oddest thing, before we even get into the rest? This phone will feature Android 3.0 Honeycomb. That's supposed to be a version of Android made only for the tablet environment. What does this move mean? It of course means nothing less than that the universe is collapsing.
Another day, another Android handset gets the overclocking treatment. This time, it's the HTC Inspire 4G, and thanks to the gang at XDA Developers, users can push their processing power to a blazing 1.8 Ghz. Using SetCPU and compiling a kernel for CyanogenMod 7, XDA Forum member DOAlaboratories builds on the shoulders of another XDA Dev, Kalin, to get this started.
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.
One of the most gigantic phones we've ever had the pleasure of trying to hold with one hand, this is the HTC Inspire 4G. This phone is available through AT&T and will soon be running on its full HSPA+ network, currently rolling hard on Android 2.2 Froyo on a 4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 inch piece of candybar hardware. This is a phone with such a gigantic screen and speedy insides that the rest of the situation is minimalistic to the max - barely a physical button to be seen!
We've been informed directly by a contact we've come to trust on AT&T matters that the brand spanking new HTC Inspire 4G is not just slow in its upload speeds because it has some kinks to work out, nay! It's simply completely unequipped to work with 3G uploading, aka HSUPA. It works just fine downloading on 3G, otherwise known at AT&T as HSPA, the download otherwise known as HSDPA, but upload speeds are relatively slow. Head below for a slew of speed tests.
We've got a gigantic smartphone right here and it goes by the name HTC Inspire 4G. This is an AT&T branded phone, running on their HSPA+ network for speed, with a lovely soft plastic exterior for comfort in the hand. It's got a generously fabulous 8 megapixel camera on the back and a single button for power on the top, with a volume dongle on the left. These are the only buttons, making this a rather minimalistic bit of hardware.
Radio Shack has announced that today they'll be offering the HTC Inspire 4G for preorder. This phone will cost $99 attached to a 2 year agreement, and those who take the bait for this offer will also be granted a $30 credit toward accessories for the phone. What will that buy? Maybe a cloth to wipe off fingerprints? Perhaps a new microSD card with 2GB of space?
While HTC's new Sense User Interface (UI) may not be all that new for devices in Europe, it's still a novelty that most Sense users in the United States are waiting patiently for. Thankfully, it looks like HTC is ready to showcase the new proprietary UI, plus the new features, in this neck of the woods. They're unveiling the software with the HTC Inspire 4G, which is set to launch on AT&T in the coming weeks.