Tag: htc sense
HTC Sense 5 coming to HTC One X, One S, Butterfly (in part)
HTC's slick new HTC Sense 5 Android re-skin looks set to land on older devices as well as the company's new flagship HTC One handset. At least some of the new functions offered by the new UI will be making…
HTCSense.com closes doors for renovation: back up your files now or lose them!
HTC have announced that they are to close HTCSense.com for an undisclosed period of time, deleting customers' cloud stored data in the process. Planning a major renovation for the service, HTCSense.com users have until the 30th April to back up…
VIDEO: HTC Sense 3.5 video demo leaks
I love Android lots. Flexible, open; it's the thinking man's iOS. You know what I love even more? HTC's Sense UI. It's like the Taiwanese mobile giants took one look at Android (which is admittedly still a little rough…
MWC 2011: HTC 7-inch Flyer tablet with stylus takes a bow in Barcelona – promises On-Live cloud gaming
As well as launching five new smartphones in Barcelona, HTC have finally entered the tablet fray after taking the wraps off their new 7-inch Flyer Android slate at their MWC press conference this morning. The device sports a 1.5GHz…
Desire among the HTC phones promised an Android 2.2 Fro-Yo update
No sooner do Google officially lift the lid on Android 2.2 at the I/O conference than do HTC announce the first batch of their handsets to get the update. The HTC Desire will be getting the update first, alongside US…
Three network to carry the HTC Wildfire
Three (3) have today announced that their network will be carrying the attractive HTC Wildfire budget smartphone in the near future. Looking something like a HTC Desire "Mini", the Wildfire features many of the same features as the smartphone…
HTC reveal the Wildfire budget Android smartphone, AKA the Desire Mini
HTC have just announced details of a new phone in its range of Android handsets, the HTC Wildfire. Looking much like a "Desire Mini", it features many of the benefits of a top-of-the-line smartphone but with a budget friendly price….
SHINY PREVIEW VIDEO: HTC Hero with HTC Sense
HTC pulled out all the stops today for their gala launch of the HTC Hero Android phone and HTC Sense secondary OS. They even got out the smoke machines.
The handset seems to have just about everything you could want, except a flash – no idea why smartphone manufacturers keep leaving that out – and. essentially. it’s got all the same internal build as the Magic. But you can read about these things forever, so take a closer look here…
The outsides are all very well and good. I did feel it was a little underpowered and laggy with a slightly dead touchscreen but I’ll wait for a review for the final words on that. What I feel this handset’s going to live and die by, though, is the HTC Sense Android toupee.
It looked fantastic in the demonstration and everything the HTC product designers said made perfect sense. The idea of integrating all of your communictions from each contact looked excellent and the degree of customisation looks beyond anything offered so far.
The trouble is that when I got the Hero into my hands it just seemed a little overcomplicated and rather ruined one of the beauties of Android which is its relative simplicity and ease of use. Now, bear in mind this was only a three minute play, so I’ll give you more on that when I’ve had the chance of a proper review.
I’ll get some more vid up of the Sense as soon as I can but, for now, you can take HTC CEO Peter Chou’s word for it. Chou like.
HTC announces the Hero – the best Android phone yet
It’s being billed as the first ever fully customisable Android handset. The HTC Hero with HTC Sense will allow users to amend almost every aspect of their setup.
Tech Digest has had its hands on the phone and it has to be said that it is a lot more simple and natural to navigate than its predecessors. It’s actually soft to touch and appears to be quite durable. It’s even contoured to perfectly fit a face during a call. It’s slightly chunkier than the HTC Magic at 14.3mm thick.
Tech wise there is a 3.2-inch, 320 x 480, HVGA touchscreen that supports multi-touch and pinch whilst browsing. It has a compass, AGPS and a gravity sensor, which I don’t think we’ve seen before.
There’s no more need to constantly wipe the screen clean too – the Hero includes an anti-fingerprint screen that is also smudge resistant. A welcome inclusion is the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Browsing should be improved with the inclusion of Flash and there is also a search button that explores everything from your apps to your Twitter feed.
The Sense feature allows for widgets that push content, different customisable content profiles called scenes and it also combines all communication channels into one screen. That means Twitter, Facebook, flickr and the like can all be accessed from one screen. Sense also allows users to link Facebook information, like photos and status updates, directly to contacts.
The white version will come with a Teflon coating – this is a first in the smartphone world and will help keep the Hero fresh and clean.
More spec info:
- Qualcomm MSM7200A processor running at 528MHz
- 512MB/288MB ROM/RAM
- 900/2100MHz HSPA and quadband GSM
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with microSD expansion – but no flash
The HTC Hero was announced today at a launch event in London and should be available in July on T-Mobile and Orange. Expect a full review on Tech Digest some time soon.