HTC Aria – a new Android 2.1 based device running Sense UI may be coming to AT&T soon. According to sources PhoneDog spoke to, the new smartphone shall launch on June 7 – incidentally the day when the iPhone 4G is also expected to be unveiled, or better, sold.
Details about the device are sparse at the moment, and except for the platform, nothing else is known at the moment. Nevertheless, the timing is quite interesting. HTC EVO 4G is expected to launch on June 4 – just days before the iPhone 4G launches. Motorola Droid 2 is expected soon after – in July. With HTC Aria launching on June 7, is this going to be the famous “three pronged strategy” that Google Android is going to take to combat the iPhone menace? Looks silly to me – the timing of the launch, that is.
Matt Mastracci from DotSpots has announced that he has successfully rooted the yet-to-be-launched HTC EVO 4G. Blogging about his experience on his blog, Matt writes that the rooting was completed in just a few hours time by a three person team.
Details of the root are yet to be announced, though Matt has published a few pictures and video for the community.
There is a new HTC handset on the horizon and it is very much like the Desire smartphone that has been making waves of late – except that this one has a real workable QWERTY keyboard.
A User Agent Profile (UAP) has been spotted referring to a new HTC handset named Vision. The device shall apparently be launched by T-Mobile though there is absolutely no clue as to whether this is the American arm or the British counterpart.
Nevertheless, this phone looks interesting. If the lack of a physical keyboard is what kept you away from the Desire, this one is made just for you. Await more announcements.
Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile UK have announced that HTC Wildfire will be launching on their networks in June this year. While the exact launch date and tariff on Virgin Mobile have not been announced as yet, the device shall be available on T-Mobile starting June 14th. Prices on the carrier range from free with £20 ($29) monthly payment for 2 years.
Remember Project Emerald – where it was speculated that HTC Desire could be making its way into T-Mobile? Well, it now appears that the Emerald project was about an altogether new Android powered handset coming to T-Mobile – HTC Sidekick Twist
Here is what we know about the technical specifications
Platform : Android OS 2.1
Processor : 1 GHz; likely to be Snapdragon
Display : 4.3 inch Super AMOLED
Storage : 16GB
TmoNews has gotten hold of a few promo materials from T-Mobile that indicates that the MyTouch Slide could be making its way to the stores by June 16th. And another interesting revelation is the price point. The device is expected to come at $149.99 along with a two year contract.
Don’t like the contract part? Then you go for a contract-less piece at $399.99. Alternately, you may also finance your MyTouch Slide for a cost of $23 per month.
The T-Mobile MyTouch Slide is a nice Android phone running on a customized Sense UI platform. Though this may not compare to the HTC EVO 4G, this new HTC handset is surely going to be one another head turner.
HTC Legend is launching in Canada later this month, on May 27th to be precise. According to reports, the HTC device will come to Bell Canada on June 11. Price of the handset is not announced as yet, but it is speculated to be around $99.95 with a 3 year contract and $499.95 without one.
Platform : Android 2.1 with Sense UI
Display : 3.2-inches capacitive AMOLED display (320×480)
Processor : 600Mhz Qualcomm processor
Camera : 5MP camera with video
Storage : Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
Connectivity : Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS
Aluminum unibody construction
3.5mm headset jack
The HTC Desire is easily one of the most “desired” phones in the market today and O2, UK has just announced that the company is launching the much anticipated device in the UK market. The handset will come in two plans – for a contract period of 18 months and 24 months respectively.
Smart Phone 18 months
The basic cost of the phone starts at £99.00 with £30.00 monthly cost that offers 100 minutes talk time plus unlimited text and data plan facility. You may also avail the phone for free by signing up to a monthly plan between £40.00 and £65.00. The most expensive plan gives you unlimited calling, text and data usage facility.
Smart Phone 24 months
With a 24 months contract, users may basically save £5.00 on cost every month. All costs are similar to the one in the 18 months contract except that the monthly expense is £5 low. For instance, the basic plan starts at £99.00 phone cost and £25.00 monthly fee while the most expensive plan gives you a free handset with £60.00 monthly fee.
TmoNews is reporting about a new ‘Project Emerald‘ in the works at the company. There is absolutely no information on what this ‘project‘ is all about. However, sources have told the website that it could be about the launch of a new handset – a “new Nexus One like device”.
While these are still unsubstantiated rumors, this could possibly imply that HTC Desire could be in the process of launching on T-Mobile. However, that needs to be taken with a grain of salt at the moment. But then, the Desire’s one of the best devices in the market at present and deserves every bit of suspense and hype.
We have heard several rumors in the past over Sprint HTC EVO 4G launching in June this year at a price of $199. These rumors have apparently received a morale boost as Android Central has published information from additional sources authenticating the claim.
The website notes information revealed by a sales rep at The Shack that the device will be launched in the first week of June (around 6th), will be available on contract at $200 and without one at $600. There is also possibly no changes to your Sprint plan.
All this, after the tipster found the following promotion materials at the counter