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About Nick Gray

Nick Gray

Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

Posts By Nick Gray

T-Mobile Shadow II shows up on eBay

June 7, 2008 |

T-Mobile Shadow II

After making a breif appearance on the FCC's website late this week, the T-Mobile Shadow II has just been spotted on eBay.  The seller clains that the Shadow II features Windows Mobile 6.1, WIFI, 2.0 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder, MP3 Player, Media Player, Memory Card Slot, BlueTooth. System Specs are 260MHz Processor, 128MB RAM, 256MB Flash Memory, 240×320 resolution LCD.  We have no reason to doubt any of this, but we're always a bit skeptical when it comes to eBay listings of phones that have not been announced yet.   The T-Mobile Shadow II will most likely be released by August, but no official has yet been given by T-Mobile.

Check out the eBay listing here and click the read more link for another picture of the Shadow II

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TouchFLO 3d Walkthrough Video

June 6, 2008 |

Youtube comes through again. it seems that HTC will be including a short video on the Diamond to give users a little walkthrough on how to use the TouchFlo 3D interface on their new Windows Mobile device. There’s nothing here that we have not seen before, but it’s nice that HTC is trying to make the touch Diamond as easy to use as possible for those who are not quite as tech savvy as we may be.

Follow the link to see the video.
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Poor countries are the new target market for HTC

June 6, 2008 |


The next big market for HTC may be a third world country.  HTC, which is the number one manufacturer of Windows mobile devices on the planet see developing countries as a key target for their devices.  Many of these countries already have a wireless infrastructure in place and HTC is hoping to deliver devices to the masses which will get them connected to the internet and the rest of the world.  Microsoft has argued for a while that Windows Mobile is key in getting developing nations on par with the rest of the world. Now, it seems HTC may be jumping on board in an effort to deliver a mobile communications device for the masses and give them a proper internet experience.  To pull this off, HTC will have to deliver a device that will be cheaper than the netbooks we have seen pop up lately.



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HTC Touch Pro revealed- aka the Raphael

June 4, 2008 |

HTC has finally uncovered the long awaited Raphael and has cristened it as the HTC Touch Pro.  This is not the first time we've seen the Touch Pro, we first got a glimpse of it a few months back thanks to Sprint and just recently from T-Mobile as the MDA Vario IV.

Like the Touch Diamond, the Touch Pro will feature HTC's touchFLO 3D interface and has a "new touch-sensitive control for device interaction" and a full QWERTY keyboard.  Other features include HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA wireless connectivity, a 1350 mAh battery with up to 8 hours of talk time, 512 MB flash, 288 MB RAM with micro SD memory card expansion, GPS capabilities, 2.8-inch VGA touch screen and 3.2MP camera equipped with video calling.

Europ, Asia, and the Middle East will get their hands on the HTC Touch Pro by "late summer" while the rest of us in North and Latin America will have to wait a few extra months.  Like usual, price for the HTC Touch Pro was not released, but expect to pay a bit more than the Diamond once it's released.



Full press release after the jump.

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New shot of the xperia X1

June 2, 2008 |


 It seems Sony is doing their best to keep us hooked on the Xperia X1.  They recently revealed this new image which shows the device in a new color and also withthe Xperia branding right below the screen.  Unfortunately there is still no official word on the release date of the HTC built Sony Xperia X1, but we can still assume that it will hit the streets in mid september .

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HTC Source partners with HTC Forums

June 2, 2008 |

HTC Source launched a forum several months ago, but things have not been going as good as we would like.  We have decided to join forces with HTC Forums in order to give our readers a much better way to share their thoughts and ask questions about their HTC devices.   Feel free to join in on the chatter.  We've  rerouted out link to the old forum to point to

Hope to see you there.

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HTC Raphael (MDA Vario IV) will get a larger battery than the Diamond

May 30, 2008 |


It seems that the Raphael is looking to be a bit more different than the Diamond than we first thought.  The main difference is that the Raphael has a full QWERTY keyboard, while the Diamond makes use of only the touch-screen input system.  But now some new information about the HTC Raphael's battery has emerged. It seems that T-Mobiles MDA Vario IV (The HTC Raphael) will sport a 1340 mAh battery instead of the 900 mAh battery the Diamond will be carrying around.  That should give the Raphael quite a bit of extra juice for all those QWERTY loving texters out there.

T-Mobile Germany has yetto release any hard dates for the launch of the MDA Vario IV, but we wouldn't recommned holding you're breath.  At least not till the end of summer. Oh, and don't forget that Sprint is also planning on launchign the Raphael in Q4

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