Tagged: HTC Tattoo
kernel source code for both the HTC Tattoo - their entry level Android device - and the Sprint version of the HTC Hero. Each package is available from HTC's developer center. As we've seen before, while it's been possible to mod devices without having public access to the kernel source code, once those files are out in the open it becomes a far easier matter. We're expecting to see some interesting tweaks, especially for the popular Sprint Hero. [via Twitter]
just gone live, and if you've been wondering whether putting HTC Sense into a budget smartphone makes, well, any sense whatsoever, you'll want to be heading over there to find out. The Tattoo gets much of the connectivity of its more expensive siblings, but pairs it with a smaller, 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen running at QVGA resolution and Android 1.6. Of course, that means no multitouch support, and as the review explains there's also a shortage of applications in the Android Market. It also means that HTC can reduce the Tattoo's price, however, and if you've wanted an Android smartphone but been reluctant to sign up to an expensive monthly contract then this could be your winner. You can find the full SlashGear review of the HTC Tattoo here. Don't forget to let us know what you think in the AC forums!