Gratious Slide 0.8 leaked out for Froyo and HTC Sense!

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Gratious Slide 0.8

HTC Sense has a new ROM for Android 2.2. The Gratious Slide 0.8 has been leaked out from a Chinese source!

Unfortunately, the language is in Chinese as well, so you’ll need to change that once you’ve got it running. To do that, When it’s done booting, go to settings then scroll down to the A symbol, press the first option, then select english.

A couple of things to note as well, with any ROM install, obviously be cautious by backing up any data first. Another item to note is that there are known issues with the Wi-Fi capabilities after using the HTC Gratia ROM.

Here’s a video to show off Gratia ROM in action.

HTC Knight headed to Sprint?

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The folks over at XDA Developers caught wind of a new HTC Android device supposedly headed to Sprint. The phone, being dubbed ‘Knight’, appears to feature some kind of sliding screen based on the following text found within an XML file.

3. Make sure to activate your device before you operate the handset by setting up the Google account on the device. 4. To view the contacts on the device, select “Contacts” and push “Menu” button, select “Display group > All contacts > OK”. 5. Do not slide screen in/out during the operation.

The Knight looks an awful lot like an EVO, so perhaps this is yet another 4G device? It’s too soon to tell really, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

[via XDA Developers]

Three UK now offering HTC Desire HD

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Today, Three UK announced that they will be carrying the HTC Evo’s foreign cousin, the HTC Desire HD. In case you’re not up to date on the Desire HDs specs, here they are:

  • Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen
  • 8.0 Mega Pixel Auto Focus Camera with HD 720P video recording @ 30 FPS & Dual LED Flash
  • DLNA –Share media over your home network
  • Up to 1GB internal memory with 8GB SD Card included

The HTC Desire HD is available for £40 a month on The One Plan with 2000 any network minutes, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB data. On Pay As You Go the HTC Desire HD is £449.99 and includes a £10 Top Up.

[via three]

Europe: HTC Desire HD ‘free’ with £25 monthly fee

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Online retailer E2Save Mobiles is offering the HTC Desire HD for ‘free’ on a T-Mobile contract with a £25 monthly fee after discounts. For this low cost, you get:

  • Brilliant 4.3″ display
  • Android 2.2
  • 600 minutes of calling time
  • 500 text messages
  • Unlimited data

European Android users, let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking up your own HTC Desire HD with this sensational offer!

[via eurodroid]

HTC Bee and Desire headed for Alltel Wireless

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HTC Bee and HTC Desire dummy phones, pictured above, have begun to arrive at Alltel Wireless stores. You know what this means; we should see a release of these two Android devices within the coming weeks. The HTC Bee was under much speculation as the HTC-Aria like device coming to Alltel wireless, but the HTC Desire was more of a surprise. Some sources have actually reported that the HTC Desire would launch under a name like “Spitfire”.

The HTC Bee and HTC Desire will be the two newest additions to Alltel Wireless’ ever-expanding Android lineup, which already boasts the Motorola Milestone.

[via droidlife]

HTC Vision and T-Mobile G2 over-clocking released!

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HTC Vision over-clocked

How much do we love what they do over at XDA-Developers? HTC Vision and T-Mobile G2 users are about to love them that much more since they’ve released a kernel module that will over-clock your Vision or G2 much further than what it ships with.

As always, we are not responsible for any damage done to your device by posting this, but if you aren’t afraid of bricking your phone, have a look at XDA-Developers blog post here and see the significantly increased performance you can get out of your CPU!

Watch video below…

HTC Desire Z, Desire HD to ship with TomTom maps

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HTC and TomTom have announced they are partnering up to bring “superb navigation and location solutions on HTC smartphones.” HTC’s new mapping system, called Locations, will come preloaded with TomTom’s maps, bringing what HTC is advertising as a zero-wait navigation experience.

HTC Locations will be made available initially on the HTC Desire HD and the Desire Z in Europe and Asia,with plans to expand to additional phones and markets in the future. Maarten van Gool, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing, had the following to say:

“I am very pleased to be providing HTC customers with TomTom’s accurate location and navigation content on their phones wherever they are. The beauty of it is that the maps are preloaded and instantly available at users’ fingertips. For the first time, this makes the power of TomTom navigation content available ‘in-pocket’ for HTC smartphone users.”

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HTC Desire Z launching Nov 3rd on Bell Mobility

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To my Canadian friends, we now have a date ease your anxiety if you were eagerly awaiting the launch of the HTC Desire Z (also known as the G2 on T-Mobile state-side).  Bell Canada will have this hot slider available on November 3rd – just two weeks from tomorrow!

The HTC Desire Z will be the first phone to run on Bell’s HSPA+ network, allowing speeds up to 14.4 Mbps and will also have access to HTC Sense 2.0. Another interesting tidbit is that since Bell Canada runs on the same 3G bands as AT&T (850/1900 UMTS/HSPA), there’s a good chance it will work on their network as well, although probably at regular 3G speeds.

[via Boy Genius Report]

HTC May Delay Tablet Shipments Until Q2 2011

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A Chinese report from Apple Daily shows that the HTC tablet PC may be delaying its shipping from Q4 2010 until Q2 2011 due to priorities given by Google to Motorola for Android 3.0, and Android 3.5 to LG.

HTC is a big reason for Android’s success to start with, so we hope that Google recognizes they should not be left behind when negotiating agreements for future development in Android hardware.

[via DigiTimes]

HTC announces the HTC Gratia – HTC Aria-like device for Europe

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Taiwanese manufacturer HTC Corporation has announced the HTC Gratia, a version of the HTC Aria to be sold in Europe. One main difference between the Gratia and the Aria? The Gratia will come with Android 2.2 right out of the box. The Gratia is just one of many phones coming to Europe from HTC, such as the Desire Z and Desire HD. However, the Gratia will not have the newer version of the HTC Sense UI that will be available on the other aforementioned devices.

Like the Aria here in the States, the Gratia is a compact mid-range Android device with a 5-megapixel camera. The device will be available in forest green, pearl white, and charcoal black when it becomes available on European wireless carriers in November.

[via phandroid]