Vodafone Germany customers will soon be able to pick up the network's first 4G LTE smartphone, the HTC Velocity, according to reports from German site Computer Woche. The device will be familiar to readers in the U.S., as stateside it's known as the AT&T HTC Vivid. As well as supporting the insane speeds we've come to expect from LTE networks, the Velocity also sports HSPA+ connectivity up...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 6 Jan 2012 12:27 pm
The HTC Vivid is HTC's latest phone, built for AT&T's fledgling LTE network. There's a lot here that makes us feel right at home -- the Vivid is a combination of the best HTC had to offer for 2011 with HSPA+ and LTE radios thrown in for good measure. This makes it pretty easy for everyone involved, because there's not a lot to surprise any of us. It's a solid smartphone, with HTC's...
AT&T announced this morning that its blazing fast LTE network is now live in 11 new markets, joining the likes of Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, and other cities currently reaping the benefits. The new members of the club include:
New York City (officially, this time)
Chapel Hill, NC
Los Angeles, CA
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 28 Dec 2011 6:24 pm
HTC has updated their Developer site's bootloader unlock page, and the news is good:
All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices.
We've verified this with the HTC Vivid,...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 20 Dec 2011 4:25 pm
HTC has released the kernel sources for a list of devices (one that's too long to fit in a blog post title even):
HTC Incredible S
HTC Desire S
If you're rocking and rolling one of these phones, devs now have some source to build new kick-ass goodies. Be on the lookout for them, and show them...
Now here's where it gets interesting. In HTC's response to questioning from U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., it listed some 6.3 million "active devices" that have Carrier IQ installed. They include:
Sprint: Snap (Windows Mobile), Touch Pro 2 (Windows Mobile), Hero, EVO 4G, EVO Shift 4G, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G
T-Mobile: Amaze 4G
However, HTC also disclosed that "components...
See, folks, you've gotta be careful when you're naming things, otherwise you might find yourself on the wrong end of porn. Wait. Back that thang up. Erm, we mean let's back up. Uhhh, start at the begnning.
Adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment -- perhaps you know their work -- apparently has sent a cease-and-desist letter to HTC, claiming that the new HTC Vivid -- one of AT&T's...
AT&T's first pair of LTE-capable smartphones -- the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid -- are available for purchase today for $249 and $199 $149 and $99 (AT&T apparently lowered the price since the announcement) respectively. While both phones will function fine on AT&T's existing HSPA+ network, the cities where you can actually get LTE data are still pretty limited. As of...
The HTC Vivid, one of AT&T's first LTE phones set to launch on November 6, will be carried by mega retailer Costco, according to the internal doc pictured above. While the announcement doesn't mention anything about price or availability, we don't see the Vivid going for much less than the $199 that AT&T has already announced. The November 6 launch date is only a few days away so we'll...
Unleashing their first LTE smartphone today is Bell. Which device? The HTC Raider or as it is known in the US -- the HTC Holiday / HTC Vivid. Bell customers can pick up the 4.5-inch qHD super LCD device running Android 2.3.4 with an 8MP camera, 1080P video recording and a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor for only $150 on a three-year contract, $550 on a two-year or $575 on a one-year. Not fond of...
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