Tagged: HTC Legend
fficially be getting updated to Android 2.2 today. And now HTC has officially confirmed the update on their Twitter page. And, better yet, the update isn't said to be for one specific carrier. This time around, the update is live all across Europe.
HTC has officially outed a pair of new color options for their much-loved Desire and Legend smartphones. We've already played with the brilliant white HTC Desire, but now there's a rather nice phantom black HTC Legend to go with it. Both handsets are functionality identical to the previous versions, so you get Android 2.2 and HTC Sense on both, while the Legend has a 3.2-inch display and the Desire a 3.7-inch display. Both will be available across Europe this month. Press Release:
HTC LAUNCHES PHANTOM BLACK HTC LEGEND AND BRILLIANT WHITE HTC DESIRE FOR EUROPEAN MARKETS HTC offers premium mobile experience with new finishes for HTC’s popular Android smartphones LONDON, UK – 04 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled a new colour and finish for two of its most popular Android-based smartphones, HTC Legend and Desire. The uniquely-designed and iconic HTC Legend will be available with a phantom black finish. The style and form factor for which the HTC Legend has become known remains the same, with its smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block creating a seamless compact frame. HTC Desire is also now available in brilliant white for the first time, providing a stunning new look for the phone which has become popular for the richness and quality of its visual and multimedia experience. “We are always looking for ways to broaden the customer’s mobile experience ,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We understand that our customers love to express themselves, whether it is through their music, fashion or their mobile phone. We work hard to provide a strong portfolio of mobile phones, to give our customers the variety and choice in terms of experience, look and feel, that they crave. “There has been a real passion for these phones since they launched. The phantom black HTC Legend and brilliant white Desire cap a quality mobile experience with an exclusive and premium finish.” Availability The phantom black version of the HTC Legend and brilliant white edition of the HTC Desire will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from October 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.
out for the Nexus One, but what about HTC's range of own-brand smartphones? We've just spoken to the company's UK team, who have confirmed that HTC engineers are hard at work crafting up a Sense-friendly Froyo ROM. According to the company, we can start to expect the fruits of those labours from Q3 this year.
"We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC Sense experience on Froyo and distribute it to our customers as fast as possible. We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning in Q3" HTCDevices in line for an update include the Desire and Legend, together with the newer Wildfire which we reviewed over the weekend. Froyo brings with it WiFi tethering together with performance increases; however we'll have to wait and see how HTC's carrier partners handle the roll-out, since they can often be another point of delay in the process as a whole.
Legend smartphone has ended up under the microscope this week, with Tweakers enlisting the help of color-testing equipment after the handset was criticised for not displaying grayscale colors properly. According to their results, the Legend's screen shows various degrees of pink, grey, brown and green rather than true grayscale. At this stage, Tweakers aren't conclusive on whether the issue lies with the AMOLED display itself, or its white balance settings. However, the effect - in varying degrees - was observed in two Legend handsets they tested. Meanwhile brightness was also down, with the Legend mustering 253 cd/m2 while its Hero predecessor - which uses an LCD display - managed 310 cd/m2. Unfortunately an HTC Desire wasn't available for Tweakers to similarly examine.