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Diagrams of the Verizon HTC Whitestone surface

August 13, 2009 |

Verizon HTC Diamond2
I just got a great email from an anonymous tipster with a few new diagrams of Verizon’s upcoming HTC Touch Diamond2.  Though Verizon may be trying to pawn this new HTC handset off under the Diamond name, we already know that the HTC Whitestone has quite different.  The Whitestone’s edges have been rounded out a lot more than the Diamond2’s and as we’ve noted before there’s a small kickstand prominently places on the back side of the handset.  White the Touch Diamond2 has four buttons and a zoom bar featured on the front, the HTC Whitestone has sports an additional "Multimedia" button which pushed the Windows of Start button to the very middle of the button lineup. These hardware tweaks along with the 3.6" screen and 3.5mm headphone jack make it quite evident that the HTC Whitestone will be positioned as a heavyweight multimedia device. 

I’m just hoping that when the HTC Whitestone launches on the Verizon network this fall that they stay clear of the Diamond name since it’s clearly in a completely different family. Hit the read more link to take a peak at the sides and bottom of the HTC Whitestone

Thanks anonymous tipster!

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myTouch hacked, root access granted

August 13, 2009 |


If you’ve recently picked up T-Mobile new myTouch 3G, I’m sure you’ll be delighted to know that the hard working contributors over on XDA Developers have been able to gain root access to the phone and are sharing their secrets with the world. If you’re new to Android or HTC handsets, root access allows you to modify and tweak the phone by removing certain restriction that the phone operator may have placed on the handset. Having root access on your myTouch 3G will allow you to install custom themes for the UI, tether your 3G connection with other devices, enable multi touch support (just like the iPhone) in certain application, and much more.

Keep in mind that gaining root access to your myTouch 3G will most likely void your T-mobile or HTC warranties on the handset AND could brick your phone. I would only recommend you go through the process if you are extremely knowledgeable on how Android works, so don’t blame me if you’re phone turns into a paper weight.

Source: XDA-Developers

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HTC Magic hits a million

August 13, 2009 |


We knew this day would come eventually.  The HTC Magic (or the new MyTouch 3G on T-Mobile) has just surpasses the one million mark.  While the figure is impressive, keep in mind that the HTC Magic has been on the market since April in European markets, but it was most likely the U.S. launch of the device as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G that helped surge the sales numbers just over one million units.  Honestly, it’s not surprising to see the phone reach these numbers since a lot of handsets these days have achieved this accomplishment.  The main thing to note here is that, the HTC Magic is the second Android phone to reach the million unit milestone.  Unfortunately, HTC has not given us any recent number on the HTC Dream, but I’d imagine that adding up the sales of the two handsets, there should be around 2.5-3 million HTC Android users across the globe.

Source : Digitimes

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A closer look at WM 6.5 finger friendlier UI

August 11, 2009 |

Though Windows Phone (Windows Mobile 6.5) is still based on the same Windows Mobile 6.0 base framework, the more finger friendly UI is still getting tweaked before its expected release this fall. The notification bar has been tweaked so that you can actually select your notifications without a stylus.  Also, all softkeys have all been moved tothe bottom of the screen, including "x" or OK button.  Check out the video for more details.

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Android Network Awards voting begins

August 10, 2009 |

As I mentioned a few weeks back, HTC Source is taking part in the Android Network Awards. If oyu are unfamiliar with ANA, it’s a partnership between over 30 Android related sites from across the globe dedicated to helping the growth of the Android platform by helping users find the best Android apps. Members of the Android Network Awards have put together a preliminary list of some of the best Android apps in 26 different categories. Now it’s time for you to do your part. Below are links to the 26 different categories. If you have time, please vote for every category. But if time is limited, make sure you vote for the ones you really care about. Also, don’t forget to check out the Android Network Awards website and their Twitter Feed.

 

Let the best apps win!

 

 

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