HTC is on a role this week. with the announcement a few weeks ago that they will be bringing the HCT Touch Dual state side some time this summer, HTC has just launched a new ad campaign in the U.S. This marks the very first time HTC is marketing directly to the consumers in America. In the past we have seen commercials from T-Mobile featuring the T-Mobile Shadow, but how HTC is taking things into their own hands and promoting their touch screen devices which we all know can bee picked up at all major U.S. cellular carriers. The commercial above is the first of a series that will be running this summer
With HTC's May press event just around the corner, it seems someone on the inside is trying to beat them to the punch. This past weekend this blurry pic started popping up all over the internet. As you can see, there are quite a few devices which are already on the market, but Then you spot the devices in the second row. could the handset on the far left be HTC's Dream or Diamond? We'll just have to wait and see.
A quick note to the brave soul who took this picture, next time give us a bit more details.
For months, we have heard rumors that T-Mobile will be expanding their HTC smartphone line with some new devices. It seems the Shadow II will be launching in late summer, most likely just in time for back to school. T-Mobile is bringing back their customized interface for the Shadow II and it seems as if it will also be able to support T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home. From the picture we can see that the design is very similar to last year's Shadow, but will a sleeker look and rounded edges. The slider will most likely feature the game qwerty keyboard as the original Shadow, but that is all we know for now. No real specs have been released, but i'm sure the biggest question everyone wil be asking is if he Shadow II will support T-Mobile's new 3G network which is expected to be rolling out to multiple regoins in the U.S. by this summer.
Even since HTC sent out the invitation for their press event on May 6 in London, a lot of talk has been circulating around which device HTC will be showing off to the world that day. One rumored HTC device which does not seem to get nearly as much press as the HTC Dream, is the HTC Diamond. Speculation around the HTC Diamond indicated that it would be the next generation of the ever popular HTC Touch. There are not many details about the Diamond, except that is will sport a VGA screen and will be slightly slimmer that the current Touch. The HTC Diamond would probably not be much faster that the Touch if HTC is planning on making it slimmer that one of the slimmest Windows Mobile devices on the market, but it would definitely offer WM 6.1 and some enhancements on HTC's TouchFlo experience.
Now all we have to do is wait a few weeks to see if the HTC Diamond comes to fruition, if not we could simply settle for the Android powered Dream. Best case scenario? HTC will launch the Dream and the Diamond on May 6. Stay Tuned!
It seems the internet is teeming with news this afternoon regarding invitations that HTC has sent out to the media. It seems HTC is planning a press release or event, scheduled for May 6 in London. Speculation is that HTC will officially reveal the HTC Dream which is rumored to be the first Android powered device for HTC.
With about a month to go before May 6, HTC has quite some time to reveal a bit more about this event in London and if it really will be centered around the HTC Dream and Android.
Personally, I ohpe that they are planning a press event around more than just one phone since HTC really has not shown much of anythign new so far this year. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted on any new infomration on HTC's London event on May 6.
U.S. based Touch Dual fans will finally be catching up with the rest of the world. Japan, Europe, and the Middle East have been playing with the HTC Touch Dual for nearly six months, but here Best Buy is plated to offer the Touch Dual by the end of this quarter. The HTC Touch Dual will feature TouchFLO, Office Mobile, Live HTC Home, a 2-megapixel camera, quad-band GSM support and HSDPA connectivity which will all be running on Microsoft's latest Windows Mobile 6.1. Naturally we are left in the dark about the price the device will have, but I'm sure it will not be much less than the $600 price point you can get it for now from your favorite cell phone importer.
Verizon is set to launch the HTC Touch in the coming days at the XV6900. No one knows why Verizon insists on reducing more and more phone models to a combination of letters and numbers, but at least it doesn't change how the phone works.
Verizon's XV6900 will feature all the same bells and whistles as the Sprint and the Alltel versions of the HTC Touch. One of the new things we have just learned about is that like Verizon's XV6900, both Sprint and Alltel's touch devices have a GSP recevier already built into the device, but they have been disabled through the carriers software. Personally, I'm not sure why Sprint and Alltel would want to disable one of the best features of this phone, but it definitely gives Verizon the upper hand, even if the XV6900 is about five month behind the competition.