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HTC Defines a New Category of Smartphone

HTC Corporation, a global smartphone designer, today unveiled HTC SmartTM, a new type of smartphone that creates a new category of easy-to-use, connected smartphones that are accessible by people all over the world.  The HTC Smart will be available this spring across Europe and Asia.

“HTC has always focused on listening to customers and setting the stage for new mobile categories and HTC Smart is the response to customer demand around the world for an easier-to-use, affordable smartphone,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation. “Just adding a touch interface doesn’t mean a phone is a smartphone; The integration of HTC Sense brings an unparalleled smartphone experience for people looking to do more on their phone.”

Bringing HTC Sense To The Masses
HTC Smart begins with a friendly compact touch design and integrates an intuitive user experience that is centered around HTC SenseTM, an HTC design philosophy that puts people at the center by focusing on three core areas: Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.  HTC Smart enables personal customization of each person’s own phone experience.  It also provides a quick and easy way to see what friends are up to via various social networks as well as quickly communicating over the phone, through text messaging or email.

“HTC Smart breaks new ground in delivering the powerful, in-demand smartphone features that consumers want on a more accessible device for global markets,” said Paul Jacobs, chief executive officer, Qualcomm Incorporated.  “We are pleased to be supporting HTC as they utilize the capabilities of Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform open operating system to offer high-end capabilities and a compelling mobile user experience at mass-market price points.”

Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP)
HTC Smart utilizes Qualcomm’s Brew MP, a popular mobile operating system that enables smartphone devices to be offered at more aggressive price points, providing HTC with the flexibility to deliver smartphone features on devices across multiple tiers.

–htc blog

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Google phone: Revolution or misdirection?

Google smartphones are either a daring foray into the telecom world or a misunderstood test of the next-generation of the Internet giant’s Android mobile operating system.

Analysts interviewed Friday were divided over what to make of the “Nexus One” smartphones that Google is having workers test internally.

“We are having a big discussion whether this is going to kill Android or make it,” said analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group in Silicon Valley.

“It looks like Google is moving to see if they can do the Apple thing.”

full story here

HTC unveils first Windows Phone with HTC Sense, the HTC HD2

HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”) today launched the HTC HD2™, the first Windows phone with HTC Sense, in India. With its industry leading, high-resolution 4.3-inch ‘capacitive touch’ display, the ultra-thin HTC HD2 delivers more visible content in a sharper, brighter and richer way.

The HD2 uses the first ‘capacitive touch’ display on a Windows phone to make viewing, zooming and resizing websites, Microsoft® Office files, PDF documents and pictures easier, with just a pinch of the user’s finger. The large display also enables faster, more efficient and accurate typing using the onscreen keyboard. Utilizing Qualcomm’s new 1 Ghz Snapdragon mobile processor, the HTC HD2 offers enhanced performance that improves the speed of applications, videos, games and more.

As part of its initiative to encourage Internet access through mobile devices, TATA DOCOMO has announced an exclusive offer with this launch. TATA DOCOMO customers who purchase an HTC HD2 phone will get an exclusive offer to browse the Internet and download 500MB of data per month free for a period of 6 months.

“HTC HD2 is the first Windows phone to embody the HTC Sense user interface, which makes the phone much more intuitive, engaging and a pleasure to use. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, the HD2 blends cutting-edge technology and stylish looks to deliver a smooth and superior experience to the customers”, said Mr Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India.

Pricing and Availability

The HTC HD2 will be available at a market operating price of Rs 39,990 in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, and Rs 36,990 in the other parts of the country at all leading authorised HTC resellers across the country.

To avail the TATA DOCOMO offer, customers can SMS ‘WINDOWS’ to 54321 from their HTC HD2 Handset.

–HTC Blog

N900: Facebook & Twitter status updates made easy

Features of Google ‘Nexus One phone’

Google announced last week on its official blog that it is testing a new mobile device. The handset is being tested by Google’s 20,000 employees, who reportedly received the device just before the weekend.

Here’s over to the gossip mill for all that Google’s Nexus One phone may offer.

Looks
Bearing strong resemblance to Apple iPhone, the handset is likely to have a slightly larger display than iPhone and will lack a physical keyboard. Unlike iPhone’s LCD display, Nexus one is likely to have an OLED display. Reports also suggest that Google phone will come with a trackball.

Features
The phone will have a 5 megapixel camera with LED and auto-focus. For gamers, the phone will offer OpenGL ES 2.0 support.
Google phone will run on Android 2.1 operating system. Speculations are rife that the phone will come with MicroSD, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The handset will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor.

Unlike Apple’s popular iPhone, the Google handset will have an exchangeable battery and the ability for users to add a memory card to the device.

–infotech.indiatimes.com

Sony Ericsson comes with Elm and Hazel-Greenheart Phones

Sony Ericsson Elm Greeheart Features:

  1. 2.2″ QVGA Display
  2. 5 Megapixel Camera with Autofocus,LED Flash, Video Light, Geo-Tagging and Face Detection
  3. Wi-Fi, GPS
  4. 14mm thickness, 90 grams
  5. Accelerometer with Auto-Screen Rotation
  6. SenseMe, TrackID, MegaBass
  7. Splash Resistant

Sony Ericsson Hazel Greenheart Features:

  1. 2.6″ QVGA Display
  2. 5 Megapixel Camera with Autofocus,LED Flash, Video Light, Geo-Tagging and Face Detection
  3. 16mm thickness, 120 grams
  4. Wi-Fi, GPS
  5. Accelerometer with Auto-Screen Rotation
  6. SenseMe, TrackID, MegaBass
  7. Splash Resistant

Inside the Google phone

The Google phone will use what is probably the fastest smartphone chip on the planet and become the first non-Windows smartphone to tap into this kind of processing power.

The phone itself is being built by HTC, with a lot of input from Google. It seems to be a tailored version of the HTC Passion or the related HD2 (Unlocker scored some leaked pictures back in October which are of the same phone).

Here are the details  known so far about the phone: It will be called the Google Phone (update the official name is “Nexus One”) and will launch in early January, 2010. It won’t be sold by any one carrier, but instead will be an unlocked GSM phone. In the U.S., that means T-Mobile and possibly AT&T, whose exclusivity deal with the iPhone is about to run out. It will be running Android 2.1

The phone is “really, really fast,” says someone who has seen one in action. It runs on a Snapdragon chip, has a super high-resolution OLED touchscreen, is thinner than the iPhone, has no keyboard, and two mics. The mic on the back of the phone helps eliminate background noise, and it also has a “weirdly” large camera for a phone. And if you don’t like the touchscreen keyboard, a voice-to-text feature is supposed to let you dictate emails and notes by speaking directly into the phone.