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.
Canadian wireless provider Telus is looking to get in on the Samsung Galaxy action with the addition of the Apollo to their lineup. While sitting at the lower-end of the spectrum, this device will likely be priced in a similar fashion, which should help with sales.
The Apollo will feature a 3.2-inch LCD (not Super AMOLED), 3MP camera, HSPA, and 150MB on board storage with a 2GB microSD included. Obviously, this is not meant to be a high-end device, but should appeal to consumers looking for an Android device without the higher price tag.
Nearly a month after initially launching in Canada, TELUS’ HTC Desire is sold out, temporarily. The phone, being sold for $79.99 on a 3-year contract, has been very successful for TELUS.
Never fear, my fellow Canadians, TELUS is promising that the new inventory will be coming shortly. Also, they will be offering a $50 dollar mail-in rebate for those who have to wait. That’s a pretty great deal, eh?
The TELUS HTC Desire ships with Android 2.1, a 3.7″ WVGA display, 5MP camera with LED flash, 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, and 576 MB RAM.
Another OTA update for the Motorola BACKFLIP is rolling out for Telus customers, but it will not be bringing Android 2.1 to the device. They’re currently looking for 200 participants to test out the software update before releasing it to the general populous. It seems the individuals will be chosen at random, so if you’re a Telus customer using a BACKFLIP, check your phone’s System Update menu to see if you’re one of the lucky few.
The Motorola Charm, the tiny Android phone from Motorola, will be available in Canada via Telus. The price of the phone will be $29.99 on a 3-year contract. The phone packs a 2.8″ touchscreen and a 3 megapixel camera. Press Release after the break.
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!
A Wal-Mart employee in Canada snapped a pretty interesting picture for us to see. It is a picture of pricing for the HTC Desire on TELUS with no contract. The price is an amazing $448.83 Canadian ($435.31 for us in the U.S.). That is one killer price for an Android device with the specs as the Desire.
Still no word on availability yet and as you can see in the photo no current stock. This does confirm that it is coming soon though so get your wallets ready you time is near.