The HTC Desire HD, a beast of an Android phone that has yet to make it to the North American continent, has been approved by the FCC. The FCC approval documented a device with model number PD98120 that supports WCDMA Bands II and V, which means it can be used on AT&T, Bell, Telus, and Rogers.
Since it has already been rumored that Telus would receive the HTC Desire HD, this recent FCC approval only supports that theory even more.
Canadian owners of the Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate can be happy finally as Samsung has made the Froyo update available for users on Telus, Sasktel, Vrigin Mobile and Bell Canada!
Let’s hope that Samsung hasn’t included any other bugs in this update as the last Froyo update was pulled by Samsung after hearing about issues with microSD storage. The update should be available through Samsung Kies software for the Galaxy S family. Enjoy!
Who wants Froyo? If you’re a Samsung Vibrant or Fascinate user in Canada, chances are your hand is up right now. Fortunately, it looks like Samsung Canada wants to help you out, as they now have a 2.2 update for:
- Bell Samsung Vibrant
- Virgin Mobile Samsung Vibrant
- SaskTel Samsung Vibrant
- Telus Samsung Fascinate
The update, as per usual, comes to us via Kies, and should come without the bugs from the last round of updates that killed off the MicroSD storage card. So check out Kies and see if you’ve got the upgrade, and be sure to let us know the results in the comments below.
It seems that the HTC Desire HD is finally headed to Canadian soil, and it’s doing so via Telus. The folks over at Mobile Syrup are reporting that the Desire HD will land possibly as early as January or February of 2011. There’s no word yet about the price, but in terms of specs you’ll get a 4.3-inch LCD screen, 1GHz Snapdragon chip, and an 8MP camera.
We’ll be sure to let you know once pricing and availability has been announced, so stay tuned.
Who doesn’t love a good sale? If you’re up in Canada, you’re in luck, as the Samsung Fascinate, one of Samsung’s many Galaxy S handsets (and a pawn in their plot to rule the universe) is coming to TELUS on November 10th. Rumors are speculating the device will be available for $149.99 on a 3-year plan, or $529.99 if you have commitment issues. We also know via the leaked screenshot above that initial quantities will be limited, so you may want to rush out early on the 10th (tomorrow) to get yours. The Fascinate has a 4″ Super AMOLED screen and Android 2.1, with an expected upgrade to Froyo in the near future.
After a few short minutes, TELUS pulled the Froyo upgrade down for HTC Desire users and postponed it until sometime “in the near future in Q4″. Must have been something that they found wrong with it, but at least it still coming this year. I guess that will have to do!
While a lot of people are griping about whether or not their devices will be getting Froyo, most forget that there are still those waiting for an upgrade to Eclair. People like those who use an HTC Hero through TELUS. Well, Canadians, now is your time to shine, as HTC’s website is showing that the HTC Hero on TELUS is getting an upgrade to Android 2.1. While the device may be discontinued, there are still plenty of users who have been dying for this update.
The update includes (obviously) Android 2.1, Google Maps Navigation, Multi-touch, Voice Dialer and more.
To check out the upgrade for yourself, be sure to head over to HTC and get your download on!
What do you think of the wait time for TELUS Hero users? Let us know in the comments!
Canada is finally getting more Android love with our carriers! We’ve reported stories on Rogers and Bell launching the Samsung Galaxy, as well as the offers you may find on it at your local Future Shop or Best Buy. Let’s add Telus to the hype for Fall Android releases as they wind up to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate.
Although Rogers and Bell are launching the Galaxy this weekend, Telus does not specify a date, rather “Coming Soon” is seen on their headlines page. Telus has had great success with its currently available HTC Desire, and will likely launch the Galaxy S Fascinate before the holiday shopping season starts to take off. Pricing will likely be similar to what we see with Rogers, which is around $150 – $180 CAN on a 3 year contract.
Samsung is really getting its products out there across the carriers to ensure everybody, regardless of which carrier you may be locked into, can get their hands on the Galaxy S family.
Beep : Where you at? Canada is getting some push to talk Android love in the form of the rugged Motorola i1, which is headed to Telus.
This Android 2.1 device features a 3.1″ HVGA touchscreen, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Telus is offering this bad boy for $149.99 with a 3-year contract, but it does not appear to be available in the online Telus store just yet.
So, if you’re interested in picking up the i1 now, you may want to head down (or perhaps call first) to your local brick and mortar.
Less than a year after its initial release in November of 2009, TELUS has announced they will no longer be selling the HTC Hero. The move is likely influenced by the addition of higher-end Android devices to the TELUS lineup, including the HTC Desire, Motorola Milestone, and the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Apollo.
You may be able to find some stock left in stores, but the Hero has been officially removed from online ordering. Goodnight, sweet prince.