HTC’s Legend gets unboxing & first-impressions

The HTC Legend has arrived, and we're the first to bring you an unboxing video and first impressions of one of the most anticipated smartphones from MWC 2010 last month. Over at SlashGear we've been busily tearing the unibody Legend from its packaging to check out whether it's a suitable successor to the Hero. You certainly can't argue with the build quality, which is a step above the Hero's plastic casing.  The unibody aluminum shell manages to feel both sturdy and tactile, while the AMOLED display - although not quite as eye-catching as the Nexus One's expansive screen - is certainly bright and color-saturated. For the full gallery, unboxing and demo videos, plus some first impressions, head over to SlashGear! [gallery]

AT&T Has Removed Google Search In Favor Of Yahoo

Things like this can be viewed as the bad side of having an open source platform. We all know Google's main source of income and the reason they make any product is focused on their ad revenues. Google Search is their main source of this income and it will be replaced on Google's own OS by one of its main competitors, Yahoo Search on the Motorola Backflip. Some speculate they their may be some disagreement between Google and Motorola but this is purely AT&T trying to keep Apple happy.

The Unboxing of The New myTouch 3G: Fender edition

Here you go ladies and gentlemen. If you are a fan of guitars and music your going to want this phone in your collection. The myTouch 3G has been available since Jan 20th and we have ourselves our first look at what’s included in the box. This unboxing of this glorious phone was brought to you by Todd from MobileBurn. So without further ado, here’s the unboxing.

Nexus One Unboxing by Ninjas with Swords

Yes, we know the Google Nexus One has been the shiny star of several unboxing stories since December of last year. But believe me when I say this is not just any unboxing, it is actually by far one of the best I’ve ever seen in my life. We all know how deep emotions run through us when we are about to get our hands on a brand new gadget. Apparently, that is the case with these three ninjas. As you will see on the stop-action video - which by the way was sponsored by Google - below, three tiny ninjas fight over the Google Nexus One phone after unboxing it. Unboxing is just a mild word, these tiny ninjas actually destroyed the box where the Android handset was. Next, they begin to reveal some of the accessories and the smartphone itself. But don't let me spoil the fun, just watch the clip and let us know what you think about it. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ETSvTAo4A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

DROID Eris by HTC: Prematurely Unboxed

You might remember the upcoming DROID Eris by HTC. Well, if you don't, let me remind you that this new phone will be the second Android on Verizon wireless network. And, it will most likely be the Big Red's version of the Hero. Well, like often happens with technology, there's always somebody who didn't get the memo on the release date of certain device. Apparently, this is the case, or this guy works at one of the stores that will be selling the HTC Eris and decided to share with the world the unboxing of this new DROID. Anyway, if you are waiting on this phone instead of the Motorola DROID because of the price, form factor or any other thing, indulge yourself with the images below, courtesy of BGR. The HTC Eris DROID will be release to the general public tomorrow, so stay tune for more info.

HTC Tattoo gets unboxed & played with at SlashGear

The entry-level HTC Tattoo has arrived on our test-bench, and over at SlashGear we've been putting together some first-impressions and the customary unboxing video.  HTC's latest smartphone may have a lower sticker price than its bigger brothers, but it still gets the HTC Sense UI, 3G HSPA, WiFi b/g and GPS. However the touchscreen uses a resistive panel, while the display itself is smaller than the HTC Android devices we've seen to-date: 2.8-inches and running at QVGA 240 x 320 resolution instead of 3.2-inches.  We'll be testing out the responsiveness of the resistive panel, together with seeing how cramped the on-screen keyboard gets when you shave off the screen real-estate. One bonus is that the Tattoo feels pretty swift, running Android 1.6 and the standard Qualcomm CPU so far keeping up with page refreshes, homescreen navigation and all the other things that led some to label the Hero "laggy".  Check out the full first-impressions and a live gallery over at SlashGear. HTC Tattoo unboxing: [vms 12acf12457e4d67635a9]

HTC Hero in the house! Video unboxing & overview

HTC dropped a present at our door today: an unlocked HTC Hero, all ready for the official Android Community review.  We wasted no time in shooting a video unboxing and brief Sense UI overview video, together with a few in-hand photos to whet your (and our!) appetites. In case you've forgotten, the HTC Hero has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, HSPA, WiFi b/g and GPS, together with the latest Android OS 1.5 "Cupcake".  Where it differs from HTC's previous Android devices, however, is in HTC Sense, the company's new UI which integrates with the open-source OS and adds numerous widgets and other usability improvements. We'll have the full review of the HTC Hero very soon, after we've had the chance to put it through its paces.  First impressions?  It's perhaps the best Android device to-date. HTC Hero unboxing and Sense UI overview: [vms 9af4dd08de5d1de54f68] [gallery]

HTC Hero in wild, gets video unboxing

We're not entirely sure where they acquired it - or perhaps who they had to bribe - but CoolSmartPhone have managed to find an HTC Hero for a few days of play.  Their unboxing video inexplicably starts with a brief wildlife watch, and takes place one-handed in a car, but we'll cut them some slack; after all, we all know what it's like to be so excited by a new toy that we can't wait until we're home to open it up. Most of the video is a general overview of the device hardware; there's no SIM in the handset at first, but we're pleased to see that the Hero will still let you access much of Sense without one.  The new HTC UI looks just as smooth as it did in our hands-on testing. Otherwise the contents of the box seems to be pretty much in line with every other HTC Android device we've seen: USB cable for charging and synchronizing, a power adapter and interchangeable power plug section, and stereo headset. We're expecting our own Hero in soon, so keep asking questions for the official Android Community review! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wELCCUchWhc[/youtube]

Android Community Week in Review: Week 19 2009

Biggest news this week has been the arrival of the Vodafone HTC Magic at Android Community, with an unboxing video and initial hands-on gallery here.  The smartphone is the second to reach the market running Google's Android OS, and according to leaks will show up on T-Mobile USA as the myTouch 3G.  T-Mobile USA will be hoping for strong sales from the handset, too, after the performance of the G1.  That's taken fifth place in the best-selling smartphones in the USA during Q1 2009, beat only by the iPhone 3G and a trio of BlackBerry devices.  It's a confidence in both devices shared by Rogers Wireless, who are planning to offer the HTC Dream (aka G1) and HTC Magic in Canada from June 2nd; meanwhile, slightly further afield, NTT DoCoMo are tipped to be offering the Magic in Japan as the HT-03A. The Magic comes preloaded with Android OS 1.5 "Cupcake", and so it's only fair that G1 owners get the same software update.  T-Mobile USA have finally confirmed that they will be rolling out the latest firmware from the end of this coming week, in an upgrade plan expected to run through to the end of May.  They may be hoping that distracts us from the Android leaks this week: firstly, their own device roadmap which pegs the G1 v.2 and Samsung Houdini as arriving later in 2009, and secondly an in-the-wild sighting of the HTC Hero. Stay with Android Community this coming week for the Vodafone HTC Magic review and more video content!
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