Archive for July 26th, 2009

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Android Donut released to developers

image Google have released elements of Android OS 2.0 Donut to the developer community, and the change list is already prompting excitement.  Among the differences already noted are multitouch and gesture support, together with CDMA compatibility opening up the possibility of Android devices on US networks like Verizon and Sprint.

There‚Äôs also improved universal search, automated backups and what developers are already calling a huge amount of performance tweaking that should hopefully see the platform running more smoothly even on existing hardware.  More technical issues have been tweaked, too, with WPA Enterprise encryption support together with VPN functionality.

All the details can be found over at Android Community

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By July 26, 2009 Read More →

HTC Hero unboxing video

It was barely a month ago that we were at the HTC Hero launch event and in a very short space of time the HTC Hero has become an extremely hot topic. Yesterday I managed to get my hands on the HTC Hero final hardware and software build so thought I’d run through a quick unboxing video to give you some idea what the retail package will have to offer.


HTC originally announced that the Hero would be available by the end of July and we’ve already seen most of the UK retailers offering it on pre-order and it’s also appearing on the Orange UK website. However, we understand that there is a bit of delay in getting stock so it’s likely to be the middle of August before we start to see the Hero shipping to customers and perhaps some time later before we see them in any meaningful numbers.

So have a quick look at the short video below which, although not final packaging, we believe that it’s pretty close to. If you want to have a look at a more detailed video of the HTC Hero OS and the Sense UI take a look at our earlier video recorded at the launch event.


HTC Hero unboxing video


HTC Hero Specification:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
  • Operating System: Android™
  • Memory:  ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 288 MB
  • Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
  • Network:  HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz – Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
    – Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Device Control: Trackball with Enter button
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Capacity: 1350 mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 470 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 440 hours for GSM
  • Expansion Slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • G-sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Dimensions (LxWxT): 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm (4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
  • Weight: 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery



Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings