HTC unveils Desire C budget smartphone

HTC today unveiled a new budget smartphone in the market today, the Desire C, packing in a host of exciting features in cute little piece of hardware for a price tag that won’t burn the pocket much.

Powered by a 600MHz Snapdragon S1 processor, the Desire C runs on Google’s Android operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich), features Beats audio, and has enough room for some NFC support. The screen is 3.5 inches diagonally and boasts an HVGA display, along with Bluetooth 4.0 technology, a 5-megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 1230 mAh battery.

As with HTC’s One range of Android devices, the Desire C will provide owners with 25GB of free Dropbox storage and the HTC Sense UI, although it is not known whether it features the company’s latest Sense 4.0 interface, which underpins the One X, One S and One V.

The phone will be available from Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Three, O2, Phones4U, The Carphone Warehouse, and Tesco Mobile in the UK, and will be rolling out to other European countries in early June for £169 and free on contract.

HTC One X coming to India in April 2012

One of HTC’s new phone- One X will hit the Indian markets very soon, in fact as early as April 2012. The phone will be available unlocked so you can use it with the carrier of your choice.

The HTC One X has some amazing features like a 8mega pixels camera and a 32GB inbuilt storage. Get all the specs of the HTC One X here.


HTC Rhyme arrives in India, doesn’t bring along anything new

Another smartphone from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has made its way to India, boasting the usual spec list we’ve all become accustomed to these days. Powered by 768MB RAM and 1GB built-in storage, the Rhyme operates on a single core processor, sports a 3.7-inch display and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As is the requirement these days, the Rhyme has enough room to accommodate two cameras – 0.3 megapixel on the front and 5 megapixel on the back, and bundles along accessories like Charm indicator and tangle free headset.

The official price for this device is stated as 27,499 INR, though some online retailers have already begun retailing the smartphone for far less than that.

Also, the recent dip in the value of Rupee has deeply affected the pricing pattern of many companies launching their products in India, giving manufacturers a big head-ache in accessing the correct launch price of their commodity. So don’t be too surprised if you see a significant price drop for HTC Rhyme in the near future in India.

Why the iPhone will never have a screen larger than 3.5 inches

With the influx of many bigger smartphones in the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Nexus S, HTC HD7, etc, several analysts and consumers alike have called for Apple to make an iPhone bigger than the current 3.5 inch dimension it sports in order to keep up with the competition. But Apple have refrained from doing so, with the newly launched 4S a good example in the context.

But why is Apple not responding to the numerous Android and Windows Phone smartphones found in the market sporting a larger screen dimension? Simple: your thumb”s small mate!

The revelation comes from Dustin Curtis, a designer who has been spending quite some time with his Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone (which sports a huge 4.21-inch screen). According to him (and rightly so), the reason Apple’s iPhones are smaller is all down to how you use the device Restore Memories: Regardless of how a photo was deleted, Phoenix Recovery is able to successfully recover every lost picture or video. with one hand, and more to the point, where your thumb reaches.

When you first see a phone with a 4-inch or larger screen, it seems like a much better experience. I thought it was a technical decision, and it could be, but since switching to an Android phone — a Samsung Galaxy S II, the “best Android phone you can buy, anywhere” — 15 days ago, I have realized another huge downside of larger screens: when holding the phone with one hand, I can’t reach the other side of the screen with my thumb.

By contrast, Curtis notes that when using an iPhone, he has no trouble reaching across its screen, and can happily tap away on the far side to where his palm lays. This makes perfect sense. But I digress. Did Apple choose to go with a 3.5-inch screen because of ergonomics, instead of following the lead of the competition who clearly believe that big is better?

It’s possible, and if true, don’t expect to see a larger screen coming to the iPhone any time soon.

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HTC boss takes on Apple’s iPhone with a dirty little survey

Either Martin Fichter, the acting president of HTC America, lives in a different planet, or, he believes things only which he wants to — in either case, he ain’t getting no honey with this dirty little ‘survey’ of his which he conducted.

He flew his daughter down at Steve Jobs’ alma mater, Reed College, where, after taking to a few kids, he concluded that no college kid has an iPhone ‘because their dad has one’.

On the iPhone 5 hype: “Apple is innovating. Samsung is innovating. We are innovating. Everybody is innovating. And everybody is doing different things for the end consumers. I brought my daughter back to college — she’s down in Portland at Reed — and I talked to a few of the kids on her floor. And none of them has an iPhone because they told me: ‘My dad has an iPhone.’ There’s an interesting thing that’s going on in the market. The iPhone becomes a little less cool than it was. They were carrying HTCs. They were carrying Samsungs. They were even carrying some Chinese manufacture’s devices. If you look at a college campus, Mac Book Airs are cool. iPhones are not that cool anymore. We here are using iPhones, but our kids don’t find them that cool anymore.”

Amusing, to say the least.

Oh, and did i tell you that his findings reveal that the kids are apparently not interested in their dad’s Porsche either? Some knowledge this.

Talk to real people, Mr. Martin!

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ coming as early as this Thursday (September 15)?

We’ve all been waiting for Microsoft to launch their next-gen OS, Windows Phone 7.1/7.5 Mango ever since we first heard about it back in May. Since then, the operating system has been progressing really well, being released to manufacturing (RTM) some time back. And now, some reports are suggesting that Mango could be within our reach as early as this Thursday, September 15th.

The rumored release date was first revealed on the Windows Phone Dev Podcast, a date that was allegedly backed up by numerous sources:

Next week is going to be a big week for Windows Phone.  We have been told by various sources that Mango will be dropping and the final tools will be dropping for developers, so that would be interesting and something to look forward to.

While its not yet confirmed, 15 September is surely booked on our calendar in Microsoft’s favor. The reports also suggest that Microsoft will roll out the Mango update to existing devices, though not all devices should expect an update as it is usually the carriers and OEMs who have the last word on when each device is updated.

So, what are your expectations from Mango?

HTC to hold special September 20 event, to unveil new phones?

HTC has sent an invite for a special event on September 20, carousing everyone to “Come celebrate in Style” what could possibly be a first official look at some (4?) new phones the handset manufacturer has been working on.

So, what’s on the agenda? The Bliss? The Holiday? The Vigor? The Amaze?

As always, we’ll try our best to unearth the newbies for you.

Video: HTC Flyer – A Tablet Like No Other

After a timely self-boasting act a couple of weeks ago, HTC is at it once again, this time giving some limelight to its 7-inch Android Tablet – Flyer.

Built out of a single piece of aluminum and a great many chunks of silicon, the Flyer works at a steady 1.5GHz pace, carries their own personalized stylus called Scribe, and is boasted by the constant presence of the Sense skin technology. It’s also the only portable of its kind (so far) to offer the OnLive cloud gaming service. It really is a tablet like no other!

Apple iPhone 4 vs HTC EVO 4G

Looking at this picture will make you feel that the Apple iPhone 4 is not as good as the HTC EVO 4G but thats not the truth. On paper many features might be better of the HTC EVO 4G but when it comes to reality no one is better than the Apple iPhone 4.


1. Camera- Even-though HTC EVO has a 8 megapixel camera but the five megapixel camera of the iPhone 4 is much better. It has been proved by testing. Once such camera testing was doing by 9to5mac. Here is the proof of Apple iPhone being better.

Rest everything else Apple is the boss whether its the apps market, the battery life or even the beautiful display.

So 1 thing is for sure- Apple iPhone is yet the best smartphone in the market

512MB RAM for iPhone 4, no Doughnut for iPhone 3GS and iPad

The iPhone 4 seems to be on a RAMpage here! Okay, i know its lame, but not the fact that Apple iPhone 4 will come in with 512MB of RAM – double than that which the iPhone 3GS ans the iPad have got. This means Apple’s iPhone 4 is now head-to-head with rivals Nexus One, EVO 4G and HTC HD2 (HD2 still ahead with 576MB RAM).

Key Stats

  • The Original iPhone (2G/EDGE) and iPhone 3G had 128MB RAM.
  • Apple went more competitive by doubling the RAM to 256MB for iPhone 3GS and iPad.
  • Now Apple is going for the kill with 512MB RAM for iPhone 4.

  • News Credit: Mac Rumors
  • Image Credit: Mac Stories