HTC Tattoo

Movistar unveils the Ivy, a low-cost Android 2.1 phone with Huawei

While most of us wait in anticipation for the 2.1 OTA, a low-end device emerges with it preinstalled. Movistar, in partnership with Huawei, has launched a low-cost Android-powered handset called the Ivy. The Movistar IVY comes with the usual Google apps and is expected to launch shortly in Europe. .

WordPress for Android Version 1.2: Geotagging and Video Upload

wordPress has been updated to version 1.2 today. This app was already a very well refined app, it has just gotten a whole lot better. The latest update brings geotagging and video uploading capabilities. Now you can better manage your blog right from your Android device anywhere you are.

Tricoder V5.2 for Android

This app is a simple Tricorder for Android, using your phone's real sensors to detect magnetic fields, gravity and a few other cool things. All you fans of Star Trek has made this one of the most popular apps on Android with an estimated 150,000 downloads.

HTC Magic is discontinued by Vodafone

Sad news for those of you in the UK, the only Android device currently available for Vadofone is the HTC Tattoo. It was joined by the Magic but it will be discontinued when they are out of stock. Unfortunately, there is no Magic 1.2 like its US counterpart the myTouch 3G 1.2.

Android With A Palm Pre Like Form Factor?

If you love Android but also like the styling of the Palm Pre you can soon have the best of both worlds. Introducing, the upcoming Alcatel OT-980 Android slider phone from a French OHA member and new comer to the Android game. 

Sprint HTC Hero and HTC Tattoo kernel source released

Modders start your engines!  HTC have released the 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]

Budget HTC Tattoo gets reviewed at SlashGear

Over at SlashGear our review of the HTC Tattoo has 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!