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The HTC Legend, the phone maker’s follow-up to the ridiculously well-selling Hero, is set to release its next earth-shattering handset on March 23rd, according to Clove Technology, a retailer in the UK. The phone has already been to this side of the ocean, and has been reviewed by Gizmodo, who loved it, claiming that, despite its modest hardware upgrades, the new 2.1 OS combined with a sleek new Sense UI, more memory, full-aluminum casing and slight bump in processing speed, makes the phone much, much faster and than its predecessor. And MAN is it a beauty!
Unfortunately, the phone in its current form will not run on any North American 3G networks, so people looking to import it over from the UK are looking at meager EDGE speeds until an 850/1900MHZ version is made.
The phone will be available on March 23rd for a reasonable £376, around $564USD.
There is word on the street that the Nexus One-like rumoured CDMA device, the Incredible, will be replacing the Droid Eris on Verizon’s large 3G network. as of April 1st. The only proof of the Incredible’s existence are some spy shots and a few specs (very similar to the CDMA Nexus One), but if this is true then perhaps Google’s plans for bringing its flagship device to Big Red are moving along smoothly.
The handset, like the N1, is supposed to have a 3.7″ screen and a 480 x 800 resolution, and feature a 5-megapixel camera on Android OS 2.1.
The spy shots show the handset looks nothing like the Nexus One, but it is not out of reach to believe that Verizon would request a different look for the phone, to differentiate it from its T-Mobile GSM equivalent.
Thoughts? Am I completely off-base? Let me know in the comments.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, is a robot controlled entirely by a phone, affectionately named Truckbot. Tim Heath and Ryan Hickman took an HTC G1 loaded with Cyanogen, added $30 worth of parts and constructed a “being” capable of rolling around in whatever direction the compass directs it in. Sure, that doesn’t sound like much, but that’s just the surface of their plans. Their future plans: voice and facial recognition, avoiding obstacles and ever more.
Want all the details, including itemized parts lists, more pictures and a walkthrough on how to build your own G1 robot? Here ya go!
Story and pics via Wired.Follow me on twitter
Hey everyone, I got a new toy this morning – a Nexus One- and I need your help. This is my first Android device so I’m still learning the ins and outs. If anyone has any good app suggestions, or anything they’d like to see reviewed, please let me know. You can leave comments on this post or hit me up directly on my Twitter account.
Thanks in adavance. I’m really looking forward to hearing from you guys!Follow me on twitter
Just when we thought the dust had cleared from Apple’s lawsuit against Nokia, Engadget is reporting that Apple is at it again, this time duking it out with HTC over 20 patents “related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware”
Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had this to say:
“We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it,”
He then went on to say
“We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”
In the end this means a LOT of paperwork and back and forth deliberations, we will keep you updated as we hear more news
What do you think about this? Apple being to pompous? Leave a comment and let us know!
To see the full list of infringements click more
UPDATE: Gizmodo has the full list:
- The ‘331 Patent, entitled “Time-Based, Non-Constant Translation Of User Interface Objects Between States,” was duly and legally issued on April 22, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- The ‘949 Patent, entitled “Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics,” was duly and legally issued on January 20, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘949 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit B.
- The ‘849 Patent, entitled “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image,” was duly and legally issued on February 2, 2010 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘849 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit C.
- The ‘381 Patent, entitled “List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display,” was duly and legally issued on December 23, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘381 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit D.
- The ‘726 Patent, entitled “System And Method For Managing Power Conditions Within A Digital Camera Device,” was duly and legally issued on July 6, 1999 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘726 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit E.
- The ‘076 Patent, entitled “Automated Response To And Sensing Of User Activity In Portable Devices,” was duly and legally issued on December 15, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘076 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit F.
- The ‘105 Patent, entitled “GMSK Signal Processors For Improved Communications Capacity And Quality,” was duly and legally issued on December 8, 1998 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘105 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit G.
- The ‘453 Patent, entitled “Conserving Power By Reducing Voltage Supplied To An Instruction-Processing Portion Of A Processor,” was duly and legally issued on June 3, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘453 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit H.
- The ‘599 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Graphic System,” was duly and legally issued on October 3, 1995 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘599 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit I.
- The ‘354 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Event Notification System With Listener Registration Of Both Interests And Methods,” was duly and legally issued on July 23, 2002 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘354 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit J.
I’ve got good news for all you Android fans on VZW – the guys and gals over at Engadget have evidence of the CDMA Nexus One in the FCC testing stages. Not too much to say about it yet, but I’m guessing the FCC is far less stringent than VZW’s approval process.
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A few weeks ago Rogers pulled the HTC Magic and Dream off the shelves in order to receive a 911 patch and forced the patch on current Magic and Dream owners. This update brought Sense UI on Android 1.5 to the Magic. Rogers how now placed the two phones back up for sale again only this time the Magic has been branded as the Magic+. So what’s with the plus you ask? Well it basically means that the Magic has Sense UI now which apparently warrants the +. All other features remain the same as the “old” Magic with a $79.99 price tag. It has also reported that the Magic+ will receive the update to Android 2.1 with Sense sometime during the middle of the year.
Anybody out there ready to jump the gun for a Magic+?