HTC Sensation

T-Mobile Sensation 4G is $550 off-contract

T-Mobile USA's pre-interest page for the Sensation 4G went live yesterday, and now the carrier has confirmed pricing for the HSPA+ smartphone both on and off-contract. As usual for a high-end Android smartphone, the Sensation 4G will be $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement (with mandatory voice and data) after a $50 mail-in rebate. If you'd rather not be tied down to that agreement - and who can blame you - then T-Mobile USA will also offer the Sensation 4G contract-free for $549.99 plus tax. That then allows you to take your pick from the carrier's various plans, use an existing SIM, or go prepaid if you'd prefer. The T-Mobile Sensation 4G is set to land in Target stores from June 12, with wider availability in the carrier's own stores by June 15. Check out our full review over at SlashGear for all the details.

Android Community Weekly : May 28, 2011

Welcome back to Android Community Weekly! Early this past Monday, details of the HTC Holiday headed for AT&T emerged. Much like the EVO 3D, it is said to sport a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor as well as a qHD display (and just like the Samsung Infuse, it is said to span 4.5”). Also launched this week was AppTap Ads to aid in advertising applications for developers. It will give users an easy to use ad buying tool to track their targeted ads across the net.

HTC “reviewing” locked bootloader policy after Android feedback

HTC has confirmed that it is "reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders" in a move that may see the company backtrack on its locked-down Android smartphones. According to the HTC Facebook page, user satisfaction "is a top priority" and - perhaps a little tongue in cheek, given how virulently some of the Android faithful have reacted - thanks users for their "willingness to share" feedback. HTC wouldn't be the first company to reverse policy on bootloader locking. Sony Ericsson impressed modders earlier this year after it confirmed it would be allowing bootloader access to certain 2011 Android models, after getting similarly strong feedback. Now, there's no guarantee that HTC will decide unlocking is in its best interest, but we know for a fact the company is aware of the bootloader cloud hanging over the HTC Sensation and how that's pushing some power-users toward Samsung's Galaxy S II.
Update on Bootloaders Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we're working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We're reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G caught in wild: Release imminent?

Although T-Mobile USA has confirmed that the HTC Sensation 4G is headed to its network, it's yet to confirm exactly when. That release date could be sooner rather than later, however, with the unofficial news that the retail packaging appears to be already complete: TMoNews scored shots of the T-Mobile branded Sensation 4G as well as what looks to be the full retail box. Judging from the contents of the box below, it looks like the North American bundle will be the same as the European package. That means a USB to microUSB cable, AC adapter and wired hands-free kit but not, we're guessing, the MHL HDMI adapter. Previous rumors suggested a June 12 release or thereabouts, potentially with a sticker price of $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement. For more on the HTC Sensation, check out our full review.

HTC Sensation Review via SlashGear

Our good man in England mister Chris Davies has HTC's new kingly phone in hand and he's put it through ALL the punches for you and I. For Davies, and for us, this sort of marks the point at which it's no longer a battle between Android and Apple, but a civil war between the Androids. Truly the HTC Sensation's biggest opponent is the Galaxy S II, a phone which we know to be groundbreaking as well in many ways. Have a look below to see how SlashGear sees the situation, how the Sensation adds up, and how it'll look when it comes on over to us in Pyramid form.

Android Community Weekly : May 21, 2011

Welcome to the very first edition of Android Community Weekly! It's here that we'll be providing you with a week-by-week look at all the Android news from every perspective you could possibly want to see it from. We appreciate those of you who participated in our Xoom Giveaway, and urge you to stay tuned in for any future promotions! Meanwhile get attuned to the week's must-know stories and get yourself on the knowledge train and take it all the way to Expertville!

HTC Sensation Hands-On and Unboxing from SlashGear

Our good pal Chris Davies has his hands on the brand new powerhouse in the HTC Sensation, that phone that for the longest time was codenamed "Pyramid" and is now HTC's newest and most powerful effort. This device has a 4.3-inch display, runs a qHD 960 x 540 pixel resolution display, has a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual-core MSM8260 processor, and has a 3.0 version of HTC Sense, a lovely new version with an smart lock-screen and HTC Watch for downloads and video rentals. Behold HTC's strongman in action!

HTC Sensation hits stores today

The Vodafone HTC Sensation has been up for pre-order since early May, and now the dual-core smartphone is headed into stores. Vodafone tells us that pre-order customers should be receiving their Sensation today, while everyone else can pick one up from free with a new, £35 per month, two-year agreement. Your money gets you a 4.3-inch, qHD 960 x 540 touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core MSM8260 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, flash and 1080p Full HD video recording, and the front-facing camera for video calls. There's also the latest iteration of HTC Sense on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. All in all, it promises to be a mighty impressive smartphone. There's more information in our hands-on video below, and in our report from the Sensation's launch. [vms a2b4e80506f582af3676]

HTC Sensation 4G – A Closer Look [VIDEO]

The HTC Sensation 4G will be HTC's first dual-core smartphone and one of its first to feature their slick Sense 3.0 interface. We caught a quick intro to the interface with their "First Look" video and we've also got a hands-on video. But if that isn't enough, then behold the latest almost 6-minute long video from HTC that gives a much closer look and intimate tour of the device.

Confirmed: HTC Sensation dump shows signed bootloader

One of the best things about the Android operating system is the hackable and open nature of the OS. You can unlock mod, change and do pretty much what you want. Comparatively, the iPhone is locked down with a constant fight between hackers and Apple to find and patch holes that allow the phones to be jailbroken. Recently, many of the big names in the Android smartphone market has been doing things like offering unlocked bootloaders for some phones.
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