Will the GooglePhone matter? Last week, Google officially unveiled its long-rumored mobile phone software. Dubbed "Android," the Linux-based software stack is being backed by more than 30 partners, including handset makers Motorola, Samsung, LG and HTC, and service providers Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and NTT DoCoMo. But no Nokia. No AT&T or Verizon. No Apple or Palm. No Symbian, Microsoft or RIM.
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Less than 24hours after the announcement that HTC will be upgrading the ROM and RAM on all Touch phones, T-Mobile has listed the new devices on their site for their customers to buy. From prices ranging from FREE to just over $200, I don't see hwhy anyone would rather pick up an iPhone. Just my opinion.
Once again, the FCC has blown the cover right off a press release. According to the FCC, the HCT Iris will be released on Verizon's network, most likely before the end of the year. For those of you not too familiar with the HTC Iris, here's a bit of information on it.
The Iris uses a tablet shape, with a small keyboard below its 2.8-inch, QVGA display. It uses the same general design as another Verizon model, the Motorola Q9m, but offers features not in that smartphone, like Windows Mobile Professional and Wi-Fi.
It is based on a 400 MHz processor and has 128 MB RAM and 256 MB of ROM.
This HTC device is 4.0 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, and 0.55 inches thick (101mm x 59.6mm x 13.9mm). It weighs 4.0 ounces (112g).
In addition, the Iris has a microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 2.0-megapixel camera.
Seems like HTC finally realized the the Touch was lacking a bit in the memory department. They have decided to upgrade the HCT Touch from 128 and 64 MB ROM / RAM to what seems to be an industry norm of 256 and 128 MB. The upgraded devices are available now and will soon start replacing the original Touch devices are currrent inventories are depleted. Word on the street is that the white and red versions of the HTC Touch will only be available in Asia for a few months, but we all know that only means you'll have to maybe wait a week or so to get your hands on one, just as many did when the Touch was first released earlier this year.
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Digitimes is reporting that HTC boss Peter Chou has announced that HTC will be one of the first companies to bring not just one, but 2-3 Android powered devices to the market in 2008. HTC has shown that they have a close tie with Google and the development of Android powerewd phones. HTC is also reporting that they will be releasing a new and improved TouchFlo interface which will better help their devices compete with the iPhone.