Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on some changes around the site that we hope will improve your experience on htcsource.com
The biggest change comes to the way we are now organizing news. Before, we simply lumped everything as news and simple sub categories like "Windows Mobile", "Android", or "HTC". Now, all news is divided up by the specific phone, OS, or topic that the news story covers. If there’s news on a specific HTC Windows Mobile handset, you’ll find it under Windows Mobile > Windows Mobile Phones > Phone Name. We hope this will help people track down news a bit easier.
Thanks to Google’s new web elements, we’ve also added a new search box. We’ve had search in the past, but its been clunky and never worked right. The nicest thing about the new search box is that it doesn’t even load up a new page. I love Web 2.0!
The last thing you will notice is Google’s friend Connect chat box on the right hand side. We’ve been trying to make the site more interactive, but since there’s a lot of HTC forums already on the net, we thought a small HTC Chat box would be the best thing for the site. Feel free to leave us a message or share any tips, tricks, or apps that you think the community might enjoy. Just be sure to keep everything on topic.
I’m always looking for new ways to make the site better for you guys, so please leave me a comment if you have any ideas you think might help. Thanks for all the support.
If you’re a Sprint customer, looking for a new Windows Mobile phone, the HTC S511 Snap might be just what you need. As you can tell from the image, the handset has gotten a bit of a facelift compared to the Snap (Dash 3G) that will be hitting the T-Mobile network in a few weeks. If you need to get your phone now, Best Buy is selling it for $520. The price might seem a bit steep, but you won’t be signing you life away. But if you don’t mind waiting another week, Sprint will be selling the handset in their stores on June 21st for only $149 with a new two year agreement. That price is only available for new customers or if you’re a current Sprint customer with a contract that has expired.
T-Mobile customers will still need to wait until July 1st to get their hands on the T-Mobile Dash 3G.
Source: Best Buy
It’s not like this is a surprise to anyone, but we’re getting shots of the HTC Magic sporting the T-Mobile logo front and center. And for all those skeptics out there, you will notice that it is the T-Mobile USA logo on the top. The only thing that we’re still waiting to hear from T-Mobile is when they will be launching the HTC made MyTouch 3G. We’ve seen the box art, the phone, and now we want a date to mark on our calendar!
Time is winding down for the launch of the T-Mobile Dash 3G (HTC Snap) and the HTC Touch Pro2. TmoNews has gotten their hands on an early promotional piece that features the two HTC devices. The T-Mobile Dash 3G is expected to hit store shelves on July 1, while the HTC Touch Pro2 (we’re still thinking T-Mobile is going to change the name) will be appear a few weeks later on July 22. I’d imagine a lot of T-Mobile customers will be excited to have a new Windows Mobile phone with slide out QWERT keyboard to replace the two year old T-Mobile Wing.
Verizon is finally fulfilling its promise that it made over six months ago that they would unlock the GPS functionality on their Windows Mobile powered phones so that users could use third party GPS applications. A new firmware update for the HTC Touch Pro will allow you to use Google Maps or any other GPS application on your phone as you please. Last December, Verizon announced that they wanted to give their Windows Mobile users more GPS functionality, but it has taken them nearly six months to unlock the first Windwos Mobile phone.
The new firmware version 1.08 will also allow HTC Touch Pro users to access Verizon’s visual voicemail service. The new software works similarly to the iPhone’s, allowing you to see details of various voicemails without calling in to listen to them. Verizon will be charging $3 a month for the service, but it is definitely worth the cash if you’re constantly flooded with phone calls. You can wait a few more days to get the update from Verizon or you can get it directly from phonenews.com
Today is my first day back in the U.S. since returning from a two week vacation in Europe. A lot has happened with HTC while I was out, but the biggest news is not HTC related. As most of you already know, Sprint launched the Palm Pre a few days back. We’ve covered it a few times already since it is going to be a major competitor for Android for quite some time. Over my lunch break, I decided to head down to the Sprint store and check the Pre out for myself.
Walking into the Sprint store, I was expecting to get hounded by a few sales reps, letting me know that the Pre has arrived. Fortunately and somewhat disappointedly, I walked up to the display unit and started going over the handset. After a minute or so, the sales rep sitting at a little desk across the store shouted out “Cool stuff, you like the new Pre?”
We’ve been talking about T-Mobile’s second Android device for months now. It’s been called the HTC Magic, G2, MyTouch and more. Fortunately, Engadget was able t get their hands on the box art for the upcoming device. T-Mobile is going to stick with the MyTouch 3G branding for their version of the HTC Magic and the box art also reveals that it will be available in three different colors: black, white, and Merlot. We’re still scratching our heads trying to figure out the launch date T-Mobile has in mind, but we’re still coming up empty handed. I have my money on the middle of July, but I’ve been wrong before. I guess we will have have to wait and see.
Check out a few more shots of the box art after the break.