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HTC Sync 3.0 adds auto Media Sync for Wildfire; other phones soon

HTC has updated its desktop synchronization app, HTC Sync, to v3.0, adding in Media Sync functionality.  The new client apparently works with most popular media players (PC only), pulling in music, playlists and pictures automatically. Currently the new version of Sync 3.0 will only work with the HTC Wildfire, but the company promises it "will be updated to fully support other HTC phones very soon."  You can download it here.
HTC Sync 3.0 - New Feature Highlight: Media Sync. HTC is delighted to present our newest version of HTC Sync.  Now packed with new features, this version features a media sync that is compatible with popular media players available on your PC.  You can bring your favorite tunes, playlists, pictures and more to your phone with the click of a button. To enable this function, please install the newest HTC Sync for your phone.  You can download this program from the downloads section of the HTC website.  We recommend that you temporarily disable your virus scanner and firewall programs while installing.  Then using the provided USB Cable, simply plug your phone into your computer.  On your phone you may have to select the option for HTC Sync. Once connected, HTC Sync should start automatically.  If you have disabled this or it does not pop up, simply go to the start menu and start it manually. Once the application has opened, you will see a picture of your device on the left, and on the right of that image, a list of options for you to sync to your phone.  Select Music. Once you have highlighted Music, you can choose to sync a specific folder of music you already have organized, or  you can select to sync playlists from popular media players. Currently HTC Sync has only been released for HTC Wildfire, however HTC Sync will be updated to fully support other HTC phones very soon. Note: This version of HTC Sync is only compatible with Android 2.1 and later.
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Sony Android-Based Walkman Pictures

We finally can get a good look at the latest Android offering from Sony. This time around, they are introducing a new Walkman, these new pictures are going to be used in an upcoming promotion for the device. In the past we’ve only seen renders and a quick blurry shot. It’s a nice looking compact media player, this should be a good one.

2 Android Set-Top-Boxes, sub $129 – Video

While we all wait for the arrival of the official Google TV, we may soon be able to get a taste of what’s to come from these 2 set-top-boxes. Both of them are capable of 3D television and should be available sometime this year. If that’s not enough good news for you, the highest one is expected to retail around $129.

doubleTwist Player for Android debuts

Something most Android users agree on is that the standard media app is less than impressive in comparison to what else is on the market, and that's where doubleTwist's new Android app comes in.  Designed to replace the regular player - as well as sync nicely with doubleTwist's desktop app - the new software supports music and video, together with iTunes playlist imports.

Dell Streak $500 unlocked next month

The first of many Android MID’s from Dell will be available next month. For a small fee of $500 the Dell Streak can be yours and you will not be tied down to any carrier. By the end of next month you will be able to purchase this device directly from Dell.com with no strings attached.

VIA’s WonderMedia Android 1.6 tablet

When we first heard about VIA Wonder Media’s entrance into to the Android tablet market, at the time there were no pictures or specs of any of the devices. Now we at least know what they will look like thanks to our friends over at Engadget. They caught on video a few of them hanging out at VIA’s booth at this year’s Computex expo.

Viliv’s AMOLED Prime P3 Android media player

Viliv has manufactured many different types of PMP’s and Mp3 players. This rendition has the ability to run Android as well as Windows CE. This media player has a beautiful screen and can run Android 2.1. The only thing missing so far is a release date and price.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get UXP upgrade in Q4 2010

This is good news for all you X10 owners, Sony has just confirmed Android 2.1 for the X10 in Q4. Not only will it get Android 2.1 but it will also receive a few other enhancements. This device is one of the best multimedia Android devices. The X10 Mini and Pro may receive the update shortly after the original.

Preorder your EVO now at Best Buy

This morning Best Buy announced they would start preorder of the HTC EVO immediately. You can heads to your local store and place your order right now. This may be the best way to go, if you remember HTC phones have been selling like hot cakes and this phone will surely sell out the first day. Preordering will reserve your handset and guarantee that you will have when it launch, Who knows you might even get lucky and have it sent to you before it’s released.

Dell Aero details confirmed with new leak

This offering from Dell is a bit toned down from the recent leaks but is still a great device. The Dell Aero will be released for AT&T sometime in the second quarter. It has a 624 MHZ processor and a few other tricks up its sleeve.
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