HTC Holiday visits the FCC – AT&T LTE onboard

by Jim Farmer on
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The HTC Holiday has been to the FCC recently and while it was there we got a peak at what frequencies it operates on. From the FCC documents, the Holiday is equipped to run on AT&T’s LTE network, so that all but confirms that the Holiday will be joining their network..erhrm..this holiday season.  Toward the end of this past August, we reported a leak of the Holiday; bringing you the specifications. As a refresher, the Holiday will have:

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchpanel
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 8 MP rear camera (with flash & capable of 1080p)
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android 2.3.4
  • HTC Sense 3.0

We know that HTC has already prepped a Holiday for South Korea under the moniker Raider, and with all the info and photos available, this powerful phone has got to be near launch. I supposed they may be waiting to have the Holiday’s launch coincide with holiday shopping. *rimshot*

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Apple to Be Investigated by ITC Based on HTC Complaints

by Mitch Wright on
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The patent war between Apple and…well….everyone else, drags on. We had previously written how HTC was using the patents that Google had supplied as tools to counter Apple’s persistent attacks. With United States International Trade Commission officially jumping into the situation, it’ll be Apple’s turn to go on the defensive. Thanks to Google’s patent contribution, HTC has turned the tables on the House of Cook, and the ITC could be investigating Apple for a change. Click in after the break for the ITC’s official statement.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain electronic devices with communication capabilities, components thereof, and related software. The products at issue in this investigation are computers, tablet computers, and smartphones.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by HTC Corporation of Taiwan on August 16, 2011 and amended on September 7, 2011. Supplements were filed on September 2 and 19, 2011. The amended complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain electronic devices with communication capabilities, components thereof, and related software that infringe patents asserted by HTC. The complainant requests that the USITC issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order.

The USITC has identified Apple, Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, CA, as the respondent in this investigation.

By instituting this investigation (337-TA-808), the USITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. The USITC’s Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the USITC’s four administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing. The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission.

The USITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time. Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the USITC will set a target date for completing the investigation. USITC remedial orders in section 337 cases are effective when issued and become final 60 days after issuance unless disapproved for policy reasons by the U.S. Trade Representative within that 60-day period.

[via techcrunch]

CyanogenMod 7 gets updated for the HTC Thunderbolt

by Robert Nazarian on
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The HTC Thunderbolt finally received some Gingerbread love, so how about a CyanogenMod 7 update? This update brings Bluetooth calling, better audio with the camcorder, and new lockscreen options. You should still expect a lot of bugs, so if you don’t mind being a tester and helping with the development, hit the source link to get started.

Known issues with this release are:

  • Possible Data/Voice bugs and issues.
  • GPS Not being accurate.
  • GPS Not starting. 
  • Flash Videos in browser only work with Flash version 10.2
  • Speaker Phone in Skype broken

[via rootzwiki]

U.S. Cellular announces the HTC Wildfire S, Hero S and Flyer will be available next month

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It was outed back in July, and now it’s official. U.S Cellular announced the HTC Wildfire S, the HTC Hero S, and the HTC Flyer will be available next month.

The HTC Hero S has Android 2.3, a 4-inch Super LCD qHD touchscreen, 5MP rear camera, and 1.3MP front facing camera. Pricing will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, along with a 2-year contract and data plan.

The HTC Wildfire S will have Android 2.3, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, and 5MP camera. It will be available in grey and purple and will cost $79.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, along with a 2-year contract and data plan.

The HTC Flyer is a 7-inch tablet with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon single-core processor. It has 32GB of storage and you can take notes with the optional HTC Scribe pen. It will run you $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, along with a 2-year contract and a $54.99 data plan.

Unfortunately they didn’t provide dates so stay tuned.

Full press release after the break:

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LTE Goes Live In Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto While Pricing On Rogers Upcoming LTE Devices Are Revealed

by Joe Sirianni on
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If you happen to live in any of Canada’s three largest provinces and fall under the umbrella of the Rogers network, you’re certainly in for a treat.  LTE went live in a number of markets and the carrier is now touting LTE service availability for over 5.5 million Canadians.  That’s pretty big if you ask us.  Among these regions, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto can now join the ranks of those experiencing the blazing fast speeds of LTE.  And up until now, the only device available for the service was the Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S.  Well, all of that is about to change. Thanks to our friends over at MobileSyrup, a complete pricing guide has been revealed, exposing a pretty hefty line up being added to the Rogers arsenal.  Among the elite, customers will now be able to get their hands on the upcoming HTC Jetstream, an LTE tablet with WiFi connectivity, a 10″ capacitive touch display, 32 GB of storage and a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU all topped with Honeycomb 3.1. You can also bet your bottom dollar you’ll be able to get a hold of the HTC Scribe digital pen accessory for the perfect blend of functionality and freaking awesomeness.  Expect to be able bring this device home with you on October 18th.

In addition to the JetStream, the ever popular and world-wide known device, the Samsung Galaxy S II, will also join the ranks of LTE devices available “in the coming weeks”.  Rumor has it that another LTE enabled HTC handset could make it to Rogers as well along with the super ridiculously thin Galaxy Tab 8.9.  And thanks to our friends, once again over at MobileSyrup, full price plans have been revealed for their various agreements, one such being a 3-year contract, ouch!  Hit the break to check out the full pricing scheme, courtesy of a tipster, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   » Read the rest

Telstra unleashes 4G LTE on select Australian markets

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Great news for Australian Telstra customers! The provider finally flipped the switch on its broadband 4G LTE network today. After a successful soft launch in late August, select Aussie regions will now have access to Telstra’s LTE infrastructure allowing up to 40 Mbps download and up to of 10Mbps upload speeds. This is a 25% increase over the current 3G offering. Right now the service is available in all 8 capital cities and some 30 regional centers, with expected coverage to reach 80 sites by year end. Without the access to a 4G phone just yet, subscribers will need to purchase a new USB dongle from Sierra Wireless and be within a 5 km radius of an active LTE tower. Telstra currently has plans to release a 4G HTC handset by June of next year. While exact details of the “HTC 4G” device are unknown, it is said to sport a 4.5″ display, 8MP camera and have a dual-core processor.

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HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Changelog Is Up

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Thunderbolt owners, the wait is almost over. Verizon has posted the full changelog for the Thunderbolt Gingerbread release that will take it to build 2.11.605.3. A big noticeable goodie included is a customization dock. Along with some bug fixes there’s a new Download Manager, an updated UI, and improved data connectivity. This should mean the update is right around the corner so hang in there. You can check out the full PDF from Verizon by hitting the source link below.

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[Leak] First press shot of the HTC EVO Design 4G

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We have to be getting close to an official announcement for the HTC EVO Design 4G (aka Kingdom) with the above leaked press shot. We already have the full specs from the build.prop file in the ROM. It will have a 1.2GHz single-core processor, 768MB RAM, a 4-inch qHD display, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, and Android 2.3.3.

There is nothing here to excite me, how about you guys?

[via pocketnow]

HTC Runnymede to be the Sensation XL, not the Bass

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We have heard reports that the HTC Runnymede would be called the Bass, but now a reliable source says it will be the HTC Sensation XL. It will of course be a Beats themed device, and HTC will offer two packages. The first one will come with iBeats earbuds and the other will come with over-the-ear Beats Solo headphones.

Why they would call this the Sensation XL is beyond me since it will only come with a single-core processor instead of a dual-core, which is in the original Sensation and the upcoming Senstion XE. Another difference is that it will have a 4.7-inch screen.

We will hopefully get it all finalized at HTC’s October 6th event in the UK. For now checkout the video of the Runnymede/Sensation XL/Bass.

[via pocketnow]

Gingerbread for the Thunderbolt is still on the way

by Jim Farmer on
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Like any other Thunderbolt owner, Twitter user kriegs has been patiently waiting for the Gingerbread update. Alright, so maybe by this point not all Thunderbolt owners are feeling patient. Perhaps this will cool you down. HTC responded to kriegs inquiry about the Thunderbolt receiving Gingerbread. Specifically they said that the update is “scheduled for later this month. Very soon.” Well today is the 26th , so apparently we’ll see a Gingerbread update within the next four days.

[via Twitter]