Slashgear has reported that HTC’s current and older line up of Desires will be receiving Android 2.3 Gingerbread update which includes the original HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z. The news was confirmed by a HTC spokesperson and it will be rolled out in Q2 this year. Another model, Incredible S which was launched recently with Froyo is also receiving the Gingerbread update about the same time.
Earlier on, there was teaser from Three UK that HTC Desire but this latest updates confirms it further. So far HTC seems to be the most progressive Android manufacturer in terms of software updates as they were among the first to announce Froyo updates for its older models and now the Gingerbread. Hopefully the rest of the Android players will follow suit.
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Three UK has just tweeted to acknowledge that there will be an Android 2.3 update for the original HTC Desire but no timelines are available. If this is true, it will be great news for HTC Desire users making it the 2nd major OS update since its launch early last year with Android 2.1 eclair. It later received its Android 2.2 Froyo update in August.
So far that’s the only lead from a telco and we hope to see some confirmation directly from HTC’s mouth soon.
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DiGi is giving away a white HTC Desire worth RM1999 hourly from 12:01AM of 21st February till 2.00AM of 23rd February for eligible prepaid customers that top up a minimum of RM50 and above. As an instant reward, they are also giving free 15 minutes worth of DiGi to DiGi calls with the RM50 top up.
How it works, according to the T&C is that DiGi will pick the 1000th subscriber that top up for each hour. After that, DiGi will call the shortlisted subscriber between 1st – 31st March 2011. If the person fail to answer 3 calls, he/she will be disqualified. So looks like those who are eying for the prize must stick to their phones like glue during the month of March.
That’s not all, you would also require to answer a question which if you fail to do so, the opportunity will then passed to the 1001th user. There will be a total of 72 winners and only 1 subscriber is eligible throughout the contest. There’s also an exclusion however that Happy, Prepaid Internet and DiGi Prepaid Easy customers are not eligible for this contest.
For more information, head to DiGi’s promo page.
HTC has freshen up its Android lineup for this year with the HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S. This replaces its previous HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire were the key drivers of Android for HTC last year. For the new product update, it is funny HTC decided to add “S” behind the model names which sounds similar to its Korean rival Samsung.
Naming aside, let’s see what has HTC improve and let’s see if the latest Desire and Wildfire has what it takes to continue the momentum generated last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire and the HTC Wildfire — what do all these devices have in common? Well, all of them are aching for a refresh. In short, the time has come for the lot to be replaced.
Both HTC and Samsung didn’t have much to show at CES this year so all eyes are on the Mobile World Congress happening next week. What do they have in store? Samsung will be unpacking the new Galaxy S and HTC is expected to release a slew of new and updated devices to make up for the deficit at CES.
Ahead of the event, leaked specs for the new Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire and the HTC Wildfire have surfaced and they are awaiting your reading pleasure right after the jump.
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Every year Google Zeitgeist provides an interesting overview of signs of the times through what people search online based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google. You can see the full report here.
Google Zeitgeist also provides a look at local searches, terms that’s most searched based on country, so we zoomed into Malaysia and found this rather interesting statistic — Fastest Rising Mobile Phones.
Head on to after the jump to see what mobile phone was the fastest rising search keyword for 2010 in Malaysia. The result may surprise you. We were surprised when we saw it.
Earlier this morning, DiGi had commenced its registration of interest for the Desire HD ahead the launch as we’ve predicted earlier on. It was mentioned that the Desire HD will be available on HTC and DiGi centres next month.
HTC Malaysia has announced that the anticipated HTC Desire HD and Desire Z will be launched this Thursday 25th November. There’s no pricing mentioned but we have a feeling that it should be priced around the original HTC Desire, about RM2300 for the Z and RM2600 for the HD.
We don’t expect to see any bundling by any telco at the moment especially when there isn’t any registration of interest activity. However, we won’t be surprised if DiGi came to the party with some bundling offers. We’ll find out more on launch day.
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Here’s an official video showcasing the features of the HTC Desire HD along with the new Sense UI and features on the new HTCSense.com cloud computing service.
There’s a lot to like about the Desire HD, like the 4.3in SLCD screen and the latest 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor with a dedicated Adreno 205 GPU capable of processing 41 million polygons/sec. There’s also a whopping 768MB of RAM to juggle multiple apps in the OS with.
With Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound built-in there’s no denying that the Desire HD is designed to be a media device but we find the omission of HDMI perplexing. Seeing how well executed HDMI out is on the N8, the Desire HD will find it difficult to match Nokia’s performance when it comes to outputting awesome audio and video on the big screen. And also, there’s only 1.5GB of on board storage, if you’re going to be totting lots of media content around, you’ll need more than that. Yes, there’s a MicroSD expansion slot but we’d like at least 8GB on board memory.
HTC is banking on DLNA wireless connectivity to make up for the lack of HDMI, we have our reservations with DLNA having tried it on the Samsung Wave but we’ll save our final judgment when we get review unit of the Desire HD.
Till then, enjoy the video after the jump.
Though HTC can’t confirm a date but we could be looking at a late October or early November launch. And sorry, no price details have been given at the moment.
So let’s see, iPhone 4, BlackBerry Torch, Nokia N8 all coming around the same time — that is late September, early October — and now we have these two powerhouse devices coming roughly a month after that. The smartphone buyer will have a lot to think about when making the purchase a new device. Should you grab on to the early releases or should you wait for all the devices from all the manufacturers to be released?
We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again. The final quarter of 2010 will be a very exciting time indeed.