HTC Desire HD spotted

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No you’re not looking at the HTC EVOs long, lost cousin. What you’re seeing is the upcoming HTC Desire HD. Sporting a very EVO-like 4.3in screen and 1GHz processor, the only thing the HTC Desire HD appears to be missing (that it’s EVO cousin has) is a front-facing camera. The Desire HD will obviously come with Android 2.2, but beyond that, not much is known about the device.

[via engadget]

HTC: July 2010 sales double from July 2009

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HTC, one of the largest advocates for Android, has reported that their sales figures from last month were double the numbers from July 2009. That’s actually a slightly modest claim, as the actual figures are precisely 2.25 times that of last year. In comparison, 7/09, HTC pulled in $10.83 billion in Taiwanese dollars, whereas this July they made $24.45 billion. To bring the currency stateside, $24.45 billion in Taiwanese dollars comes to approximately $764 million US dollars.

What do you think of HTC’s surge in sales? Let us know in the comments!

HTC still selling Nexus One accessories

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Even though Google has officially announced that they are only selling the Nexus One as a developer phone, that doesn’t mean that everyone can”t still buy some accessories for it direct from HTC. They still have car docks, audio adapters and more. To check out whats there for yourself, hit up the source link below.

[via HTC]

HTC Desire Now Availible From Telus

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If you haven’t checked out the Telus website today then you might have missed the HTC Desire sitting nice and pretty in the smartphone section which is available today. The phone is available from $80 with a 3-year contract, and includes a charging cable as well as an 8GB SD Card in the box. The webpage lists features like 7 homescreens, live social media updates, viewing rich webpages with flash support, and access to many Android apps. The phone is pretty standard on the hardware front; 3.7″ 800×480 LCD screen, 512 RAM, and ROM, as well as a 5 MP camera. Pretty good for $80. What do you think? Are you getting this phone? Let us know in the comments!

[via Telus]

HTC Still wants your EVO on the official 2.2 update

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We put out an article earlier this week, telling you that HTC had put up a post on their official Twitter, basically telling everyone that had used the unofficial Froyo update for their EVO should switch to the official version. Now, HTC is sending another official reminder for early adpoters to hurry up and wait on them for assistance getting to the official update.

A post left on their official Twitter now states:

If you installed an unofficial update on EVO last week, we working on a simple, effortless solution. Please bear with us a bit longer.

All you EVO owners out there on Froyo, whether official or otherwise, let us know in the comments how your phone is running!

[via Twitter]

HTC Hero, back in black

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The HTC Hero, one of Sprint’s all time best selling phones, has come back, this time with some attitude. To quote Brian Johnson, she’s “back in black”.

Cellular South is now offering out HTC’s handset, with all the standard specs. It comes with Android 2.1 installed, and it priced at $129.99 on a two-year contract, along with a $50 reward card, bringing the total price to $79.99. To sweeten the deal, you can snag a second one for free… after another $50 mail-in reward card.

If you would like to check it out for yourself or order, hit up the source link below.

[via Cellular South]

AT&T loses exclusivity on HTC Aria as it heads overseas

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The HTC Aria made quite a splash during it’s initial release to AT&T. The carrier pulled their usual shenanigans by removing the ability to side load apps without the use of any third party software. The Phone has remained stateside on AT&T, only up until now.

It looks like the Aria is headed to FarEasTone, as announced by the eastern market carrier. Specs, however, should stay the same:

  • 600 MHz processor
  • 3.2″ 320×480 capacitive touchscreen
  • 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
  • microSD card slot
  • WiFi b/g, HSDPA, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 5 MP autofocus camera
  • 3.5 mm headset jack, FM radio, optical trackpad
  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI

[via unwiredview]

Three UK updates status on HTC Desire upgrade to Froyo

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If you’ll recall, yesterday, we reported on Three’s statement to the public on the upgrade status for their HTC Hero phones for 2.1. According to the statement, their end of the development was complete, and they were simply waiting for the go-ahead from Google. Well, now it seems that they’re giving us an update on their plans for the HTC Desire as well, but this time it’s for the Froyo update.

According to the statement:

Although the HTC Desire update was released for unlocked phones last week, HTC are building a specific version for Three which will take them a few weeks. Once we have this version it will be tested, approved by Google and then rolled out to customers. Although it goes without saying that we will get the update to customers ASAP, it’s likely to be towards the end of summer until we can guarantee a problem free version for our customers.

In other words, it looks like some relatively major testing on the new OS is going on now, and hopefully we’ll see an update for the Desire around September.

[via techradar]

“HTC Glacier” to have dual-core Snapdragon CPU?

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According to the guys over at Alien Babel Tech, there may be some very impressive hardware on the way from HTC. They have gotten their hands on some benchmark scores, and are reporting that T-Mobile’s “project emerald”, now seeming to be dubbed the HTC Glacier, is most likely running a dual-core Snapdragon CPU. They’re also saying that the benchmark results for the device are putting it at 3x faster than HTC’s EVO 4G. According to the article:

Recently, Qualcomm issued a press release that it had begun sampling the third-generation dual-core Snapdragon’s to partners. Now, it’s well known that HTC uses Qualcomm chipsets and SOCs in it’s smartphones which would put it in a prime position to receive these new snapdragons from Qualcomm.

For a full look at the comparison charts between the HTC Glacier and HTC EVO, hit up the source link below, and make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

[via Alien Babel Tech]