About Nick Gray
Blogging on HTC Source is one of my daily highlights. I’ve owned HTC phones for years now and it’s hard for me to thing about ever buying a different phone. That said, I try to keep up with most Windows Mobile and Android developments as best I can. So… would you be interested in getting news about other Windows Mobile or Android phones that will be coming to market?
I’ve set up a poll on the right side of the blog. Let me know what you think. If I ever do start writing about other phones, rest assured that this will still be and HTC blog. The decision will only be based on your responses and what you (the readers) want to read about.
If you’re really feeling the weight of there bad economic times, this might cheer you up just a little. For those of you out there who have wanted to get your hands on the T-Mobile G1, this might be your day. TmoNews is reporting that Wal-Mart is willing to see you the G1 for only $98.88 with a new two year contract. If you’re wondering how much this will save you, we crunched the numbers for you. Wal-Mart’s $98.88 T-Mobile G1 will save you 45% when compared to the $179.99 price tag you’ll find at your local T-Mobile store. We have not verified the price at our local Wal-Mart just yet, but the image above should be proof enough.
We present to you the HTC Hero. A few months back we got our first glimpse of the Hero from HTC’s leaked 2009 roadmap. Back then, all we knew is that is was an Android powered phone and that the color was pink. Fortunately, things have changed a little since then. The pink colored handset is nowhere to be found and one of the other images after the break shows a 3.5mm headphone jack. The only other HTC handset on the market with a 3.5mm headphone jack is the HTC TouchHD, powered by Windows Mobile. The picture above is a little perplexing. It appears that HTC has chosen to do away with the trackball from the G1 and the Magic. We’re assuming they are aiming for a full touch screen navigation experience. We’re not sure if this is the best decision HTC has made since the trackball on the HTC G1 is an incredible UI navigational tool. There’s speculation that the HTC Hero will be available in Q3, but we’ll have to hit up @HTC in Twitter to get some confirmation.
It’s not every day that HTC sends out a new Tweet. Today… they sent out three already. Rather than telling you what they tweeted, I’ll just share their tweets with you. As we were putting in HTC’s tweets, three more popped up. From the looks of it, HTC is planning on using their new Mac twitter desktop client quite a bit. If you want to keep up with all the chatter you can find them on Twitter @HTC
|15:40 For those asking about Touch Pro2 in the US. We have said it will be broadly available here, however we can’t announce more just yet.|
|15:44 The HTC Magic is just starting to ship. We can’t say when of if it is coming to chine, new zealand, or your town. but it might be!|
|15:45 can you tell HTC got a new desktop client for twitter today? here’s hoping we’ll be a chattier bunch from now on.|
|15:59 for those asking about a new desktop client, it’s a desktop not mobile. We can’t have our phones buzzing all the time with your Qs|
UPDATE: We sent HTC a tweet asking them what phones they are currently using. Apparently the HTC Snap and the Magic are the phone of choice (at least for those who are keeping an eye on the HTC Twitter account).
There are a lot of people who have been waiting for the HTC Magic to show up on the T-Mobile network. We’ve known that it has been coming for a long time now, but the image above is confirmation that the launch date is close. Oh, you might also be interested in knowing that T-Mobile’s market research efforts have paid off and it could be launching as the T-Mobile MyTouch. We’ve still not sold on the name, but that is what’s showing up on the T-Mobile Inventory screen. No price or launch date set yet, but you can see that you’ll be able to pick up your T-mobile MyTouch in black, white, or merlot.
If you read a little further down the list, the HTC Touch Pro2 is prominently featured as…. the HTC Touch Pro2. This could be the first time that T-mobile sells an HTC phone under its original name.
It would appear inevitable the T-Mobile will be launching the HTC Touch Pro2 (aka the Rhodium). The FCC revealed documents last Friday that show the HTC RHO210 with T-Mobile U.S.A’s unique 3G frequencies. Lets just hope T-Mobile will take less time to bring the HTC Touch Pro2 to market than Verizon took to bring the HTC Touch Pro to its customers. I just doesn’t feel as special when you get a "new" phone when it’s already been around for about a year and its replacement has already been announced.
First, I’d like to apologize to all the readers of HTC Source. this past week was very hectic as my "real" job. It’s tough when I can’t get a blog post in, be even worse when I get backed up on my personal email. I’m hoping this week will go a lot better and there’s a lot of new I need to share.
It’s not often that CNN writes anything about the HTC make T-Mobile G1. This time is not different. This morning they posted a story stating that the iphone did not rank as the number one in smartphone sales for Q1 in the United States. The BlackBerry Curve to the top spot (and two others in the top 5). Not surprisingly, the T-mobile G1 was slotted at number 5, marking HTC’s highest sales ranking ever for one of their smartphones. The article does note that the BlackBerry phones do have an unfair advantage over the iPhone and the G1 since they former phones are available on more than on U.S. carrier. Regardless, HTC should be proud that their first Android powered phone has made it onto the top 5 list. Oh and don’t forget that T-Mobile has the fewest customers than any of the other major carriers.
Source: CNN Money