The HTC Merge, model number ADR6325, was spotted in a Verizon Wireless inventory screenshot at the end of August, and now it seems the device has taken some time to pose for a photo shoot. Bearing the same look and feel as the HTC Lexikon, which leaked not too long ago, the Merge offers up the same global reach as the World Edition of the Droid 2, as it features a slot for a GSM SIM card.
With the Motorola Droid 2 having launched with 2.2, and the original Motorola Droid having received at least two different OTA updates for Froyo over the last few weeks, there's plenty of people out there wondering when the Droid Incredible, manufactured by HTC, will get the prodigal update. Considering other HTC devices featuring Sense UI, like Sprint's EVO 4G, have already received their official update, people are beginning to scratch their head. And after plenty of other rumors, here's a new one to whet your appetite for at least a little while.
Do you own an HTC Desire? Do you want an official build of Android 2.2 on your Desire? If you're rooted, and love to root your device, then you probably don't want to answer that question, but if you're not rooted, and you've been patiently waiting to get your hands on the newest software version of Android, then this weekend is going to be a good weekend for you.
When news about Google doing everything they could to revamp Android's stock User Interface in the upcoming 3.0 update, better known as Gingerbread, broke, everyone was immediately asking the necessary questions: what about all the companies out there that have implanted their own custom skins? Of all of them, HTC's Sense UI is probably the best known, and most widely desired. If you were worried that HTC wouldn't be able to use Sense on Gingerbread, you can start breathing a bit easier now.
No, that title isn't a code for something else. Though, it could be. (We'll let your imagination race.) According to some sources speaking with TechCrunch, it looks like Google's going to go ahead and (basically) pull a Microsoft: with the next release of Android, they want to make it so that handset manufacturers, like HTC and Motorola, have no reason to put their own User Interface customizations on the device.
There's a point where marketing takes a turn that no one expects. Sure, we can bet that a company will go all-out for a phone they think is going to be a huge hit. And then there's another way to get your point across. Almost subliminally, in fact. Take, for example, this short testing video made by AT&T. In it, amongst some other information that will probably be only interesting to a few out there, you'll get your first glimpse of the HTC Liberty.
When T-Mobile announced the myTouch 3G, it was almost immediately welcomed warmly into the Android family. With the exception of, perhaps, the name, the myTouch 3G saw a wide adoption, as people jumped on board the Android train. And now that it's been out for some time, and it's seen a couple of "refreshes," T-Mobile and HTC have seen fit to add a new model to the family. So here we are with the myTouch 3G Slide, which adds a bigger screen, a bit more bulk, and a physical keyboard. But, with all those additions, does the Slide hit the nail right on the head, or is it not enough to be a warm new welcome to the family name? Find out below.
We told you it was coming, and sure enough, here it is. The guys over at SlashGear have been nice enough to videotape their first unboxing of the EVO 4G from Sprint, and they're even including their first impressions of the device. So far? It looks like the EVO 4G is every bit as good as we all assumed it was going to be.
You know there's a new gadget hitting the market when all sorts of sites, all over the Internet, start releasing reviews. And, sure enough, the HTC EVO 4G is no exception. The legendary Walter Mossberg has had his hands on the 3G/WiMax handset for about a week now, and his review reflects his tests with the device in two different cities. However, while he does a good job of outlining why people would want the phone, he seems to focus on one thing, and one thing only: the battery.