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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 Offers New Model for Consumers to Buy a Mobile Phone

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today unveiled a new way for consumers to purchase an Android mobile phone, a web store hosted by Google. The company is also launching the first phone offered through this new model, called the Nexus One, which combines the latest in hardware from HTC Corporation with the newest Android software.

The goal of Google’s new consumer channel is to provide an efficient way to connect Google’s online users with selected Android phones. The online experience of the web store has been designed with a focus on simplicity.

Through the web store found at www.google.com/phone, consumers can buy the Nexus One without service (meaning any GSM network SIM card can be inserted into the device), or purchase the phone with service from one of Google’s operator partners. As new phones come to market through this channel, consumers will benefit from the ability to match a phone of their choice with the service plan that best meets their needs. Operator prices and plan details will be featured on the site.

“The Nexus One belongs in the emerging class of devices which we call ‘superphones,’ with the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset making it as powerful as your laptop computer of three to four years ago. It’s our way to raise the bar on what’s possible when it comes to creating the best mobile experience for consumers,” said Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering. “We look forward to working with handset manufacturers and operators to bring more phones to market through this channel worldwide.”

Nexus One Hardware Features

  • Display: 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
  • Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
  • Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
  • Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
  • Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

“The Nexus One represents the unique combination of design and innovation two companies like Google and HTC can have when they collaborate,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The Nexus One continues HTC’s strategy of offering people a portfolio of phones that meet their diverse needs.”

Nexus One Software Innovation

The Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform’s Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:

  • Google Maps Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output.
  • Email: multiple Gmail accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support.
  • Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook®.
  • Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications.
  • Android Market: access to more than 18,000 applications.

In addition, the Nexus One introduces new functionality and software enhancements:

  • Enter text without typing.
    • Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email.
  • Tell your phone what you want it to do.
    • Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone.
  • Take personalization to the next level.
    • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger.
    • More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization.
  • Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device.
    • 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects.
    • View pictures and Picasa Web Albums in the new 3D Gallery.
    • Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube with one click.
  • Read your voicemail messages.
    • Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice integration, without changing your number.

Pricing, Availability, and Future Plans

Nexus One is initially available from the Google web store in the US without service for $529 or starting at $179 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile USA. In the near future, Verizon Wireless in the US and Vodafone in Europe plan to offer services to customers in their respective geographies. Today, consumers can go to www.google.com/phone to learn about the Nexus One and place an order. We will initially take orders from consumers in the US and three other markets – the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

In the coming months Google plans on partnering with additional operators, offering consumers access to a broad set of service plans. In the future we expect to launch more phones with Android handset partners and to expand the web store to more countries.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

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For more information on the Nexus One, including images and video, please visit our press site: https://sites.google.com/a/pressatgoogle.com/nexusone/home

–htc blog

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

Google plans to sell two versions of its mobile

Google Inc plans to sell two versions of its own-branded cellphone: one with a service contract with T-Mobile USA and another that is unlocked, a source familiar with the matter said.

The phone, manufactured by HTC, has a number of code names such as HTC Passion, Dream or Nexus One and could be available directly though the Google website as early as January 5, according to the source.

Google said on its official blog on Saturday that it was testing a new mobile device with its employees. Media reports have said that Google will sell an unlocked version of the touchscreen phone, allowing consumers to pick a carrier of their choice to provide wireless service.

Another version will be linked to Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA, which will subsidise the cost of the phone for US consumers who agree to a service contract, the source said. Pricing details were not available.

“In the long term Google will become a seller and get commission from operators,” the source said, adding that other operators are expected to follow T-Mobile’s lead eventually and agree to Google’s terms.

The phone is similar to Apple Inc’s iPhone but has, among other features, an exchangeable battery, a somewhat larger screen and the ability for consumers to add a memory card to the device. Any operator who wants to make the phone available to its customers will have to go through Google, the source said.

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Google Nexus image on net

Google nexus image found on one of the blog on net.The phone runs on Android 2.1 and has a really large screen and trackball like the HTC Hero.

Google is planning to sell its own mobile phone:nexus

GOOGLE plans to sell its own mobile phone direct to consumers – bypassing wireless operators in a rare strategic move – as soon as next year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Called the Nexus One and made by smartphone maker HTC, the phone will run on the search giant’s Android operating system – around which Motorola and other cellphone makers have built devices – and will be sold online, the newspaper cited persons familiar with the matter as saying.

Google’s Android phones have won attention in the mobile industry lately, with Motorola and Sony Ericsson choosing to launch it with their new top models.

Analysts say the aim is to gain access to valuable consumer data that can be used to sell ads at premium prices, rather than to make money from direct hardware sales, as companies such as Nokia or Research in Motion do.

Research house IDC estimates the market share for Android operating software rose to 5.4 percent from 4.2 percent in July-September in Western Europe, a key market.

HTC launched HTC tattoo an android based phone

HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”) today launched the HTC Tattoo™, an Android-based phone that brings broad personalization to the masses. HTC Tattoo is the first phone that can be customized inside and out. With its distinct design and ability to personalize all aspects of the phone, from its hardware to its applications and content, users will be able to express themselves and create their own individual mobile experience.

HTC Tattoo is the second phone to embody HTC Sense, a mobile experience focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. Designed by listening and observing how people live and communicate, HTC Sense revolves around three fundamental principles- Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.

“The HTC Tattoo introduces a more natural way for reaching out to the people and accessing important information in a much more easier and hassle-free manner. HTC Tattoo empowers its owner to personalize it in a simple yet powerful manner and enjoy a most distinct mobile experience” said Mr Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India.

Pricing and Availability
The HTC Tattoo will be available at a market operating price of Rs. 18,400/– in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and Rs. 16,990/– in the Rest of India at all leading authorised HTC resellers across the country.