HTC Named Tech Brand of the Year at T3 Awards

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We’ve seen some awesome products come from HTC over the past couple of years. The G1, Magic, Nexus One, Evo 4G, T-Mobile G2, the list goes on and on. As a pioneer in Android Hardware innovation, it’s only proper they be recognized as a leading manufacturer in the technology field.

At this years T3 Awards, HTC received the title of “Tech Brand of the Year” as well as the HTC Desire receiving the “Best Phone of the Year” Award”.

Read the Full Press Release Below…

T-Mobile G2 gets Wi-Fi Calling Update Today!

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T-Mobile G2 owners will finally get what they’ve been hearing and asking about. Wi-Fi Calling is being rolled out to G2′s with Google (version 1.22.531.8) starting today as posted on T-Mobile’s Forum!

The update will come OTA, where you’ll receive a completed install notification. The update also includes the following;

  • Resolves device freeze and unexpected power-off issues
  • Improves data connection reliability
  • Optimizes radio recovery

Happy Wi-Fi Calling!

[via T-Mobile Forums]

Qik Needs T-Mobile G2 Beta Testers

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Qik is looking for T-Mobile G2 owners to assist them in developing their application to run on G2. If you have an G2 and would like to help Qik beta test for your device, you can sign up by sending an email to support@qik.com with “T-Mobile G2 Beta Test” in the subject line. (Or just click the email link)

I know, a front-facing camera on the G2 would be killer.

[via Qik Facebook]

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…

T-Mobile Makes Statement on Froyo Wi-Fi Update

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T-Mobile G2 no Tethering

T-Mobile has decided that it’s best to leave Wi-Fi calling and tethering unavailable for its Android 2.2 G2 users, despite the fact that Verizon and Sprint are allowing these features on the Evo 4G and Droid X, both also running Froyo.

T-Mobile has stated the following in response;

“Wi-Fi Calling and tethering/Wi-Fi sharing are not currently supported on the T-Mobile G2. T-Mobile knows these features are important to consumers and we’re working to deliver them to G2 users in the future. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”

Does this burn you? Or was this expected? Let us know in the comments!

[via phonescoop]

Sprint Epic 4G tested against T-Mobile G2

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Epic 4G vs G2

Comparing the T-Mobile G2 and the Sprint Epic 4G, we can see many similarities, as well as a few differences aside from them being two different manufacturers and carriers.

Download speeds are essentially the same, which was to be expected. Both smartphones have all the features you’d expect for an Android smartphone, but below we’ll highlight what you usually don’t see in feature spec details…processor speed tests and their results.

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Temporary Root guide for G2 discussed

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So you want to attempt rooting your new G2 huh? As much as it’ll give you street cred, we have an obligation to warn you of the possible side effects of a bad root job, as it may brick your Android.

That said, it looks like xda-developers have been putting together a “temporary” G2 Rooting guide for those willing to attempt it.

You can click here to follow the instructions.

[via xda-developers]

HTC Desire Z hands-on pics and video

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Today, Engadget featured a hands-on look at the HTC Desire Z, which was unveiled in Europe during today’s HTC event.  If it looks familiar, it’s because we know the HTC Desire Z as the G2 coming to T-mobile stateside.  First off, let me say, this is one sexy device.  I don’t generally have a need for a physical qwerty keyboard, mainly due to the added bulk, but I’m willing to make an exception here.  Its sliding mechanism actually lifts up on hinges slightly and snaps back into place.  These “Z” hinges are what gives the phone its name.  HTC also says this is what helps the phone stay so slim, and gives you better access to the keyboard’s top row.

One thing that impressed me is how fast the boot time is on this thing, which is generally less than 2 seconds.  I know that a few people were disappointed in hearing about the 800MHz processor, but from the video, the Desire Z seems plenty fast.  It also looks like it might be running HTC’s just-announced new Sense software, since there is mention of HTC’s built-in offline map application. Hit up the source link below for more pics and a video.

via [engadget]