Vodafone is the first UK carrier to announce that it'll be selling the new European version of the HTC EVO 3D. No pricing or release date information is available at the moment, nor is there any hint of the device being exclusive to Vodafone in the UK or elsewhere.
HTC announced yesterday that the EVO 3D, now available on Sprint in the US, would be coming to Europe, with a UK release due sometime in July. Join us after the jump for an early Vodafone promo video showing off the phone's 3D features.
And here it is, folks. Just a few minutes after a not-so-cagy tease, we've got the myTouch 4G Slide from HTC and T-Mobile, officially announced. Claiming the "most advanced camera of any smartphone," it's got an 8MP shooter with ClearShot HDR (stitching together different exposures into one image, like on the iPhone 4, yo), SweepShot panorama, BurstShot for, well, burst mode and the Genius Button we saw on the original myTouch 4G.
According to T-Mobile's press release, the camera sports zero shutter lag, a backside illuminated sensor, as well as an f/2.2 aperture.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Four-row QWERTY keyboard.
Qik mobile video chat.
Genius button with Dragon Dictation from Nuance.
Not a bad list. It'll be available in July for $199. We've got the full press release after the break.
A big draw of the modern smartphone is a quality camera, and the HTC EVO 3D is no exception. Not only can you take some very nice stills in 2D, like Android Central forums member zmann's flower garden above, but there's that nifty little thing called 3D to play around with. We've got a place for you to share your pictures, novice or pro, and in 2D or 3D right in the EVO 3D forums.
Now grab your EVO 3D, snap some pics, and share with the class -- we all wanna see them. And while you're at it, you can pick up all the hints and tricks about sharing your 3D content from the folks in the forums who seem to have it just about figured out.
According to the Chinese site TechWeb, the Chinese search company Baidu is developing their own version of Android called "Qiushi", and it will be launched before the end of 2011. Baidu neither confirms or denies these rumors, saying only that Qiushi is simply a way to offer mobile advertising. China is a huge market, one that everyone wants to get a strong foothold in. They also already have two Android variants being sold on mobile devices -- MIUI (yes, the same MIUI that's familiar to many an Android hacker) and DianxinOS. This could be something a bit different, as you have the name (and the capital) of a highly successful tech corporation behind the development and distribution. If the rumors pan out, things could get very interesting in China at the mobile OS front.
After delays resulting from the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo is finally starting to see widespread availability, as the handset launches in the UK today. We've been playing around with the Neo for just under a week now -- in terms of internal hardware and software it's pretty much identical to its bigger brother, the 4.2-inch Xperia Arc. There's a larger battery, as well as a front-facing camera, but besides that it's the same phone packed into a smaller (if slightly bulkier) 3.7-inch chassis. However, the Neo is a little more affordable than the Arc, with prices on launch day ranging from £342 at Clove to £390 at Amazon UK.
We'll have a full review of the Xperia Neo written up in the next week or so. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you're thinking of picking one of these up.
OK, Europe. It's time to stop glaring at us and our every-so-sexy HTC EVO 3D, as you're about to get one of your very own. (Check out our initial review if you haven't already.) Same 4.3-inch screen. Same dual 5MP cameras. Same Sense 3.0. Same dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and so on and so forth. Really, the only difference here is the inclusion of GSM radios -- for you tech heads, it's 850/900/1800/1900MHz for EDGE, 900/2100MHz for 3G), and a few cosmetic changes.
Also interesting is that it's also importing the EVO name -- not the first time we've seen this happen now, but so much for it being a Sprint thing, eh?
Pricing wasn't announced, but it'll be available in July. Full presser's after the break.
CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 is now available for download from the mirror network. The changelog looks pretty impressive, addressing most of the user issues and adding features and options -- which everyone loves (we've got it posted after the break). The highlights are Android 2.3.4, Bluetooth mouse support, and improvements to the notification swipe to clear and Profile application.
It looks like a late night for all of us flash-a-holics. Grab it through ROM Manager, or from the source link below. Don't forget your Gapps!
Want a badass theme for a badass phone? Then you'll want to have a look at the Gears of War theme for the Samsung Epic 4G. It's based on the EC05 Froyo build, and turns your Epic into something the Delta Squad would approve. It's all done up -- icons, notifications, dialer, and you even have your choice to drop in a nifty GoW boot animation.
And as with any modification, the most important part is the support. Android Central adviser Paul627g will have that covered, because that's how he rolls -- helping users and spreading the Epic 4G love from coast to coast. If you've rooted and Rom'd your Epic 4G, you'll want to take a look at this one.
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