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HTC updates Ice Cream Sandwich schedule

HTC updates Ice Cream Sandwich schedule

Lewis Curdie  May. 23, 2012 at 14:00

We recently got an update on the Motorola Ice Cream Sandwich saga, and now HTC is teasing its users with fresh Android 4.0 info.

There’s good news in the form of more specific dates, but bad news in that some HTC devices won’t get a taste of delicious Ice Cream Sandwich after all.

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Hold on to your seats, here comes... the Facebook phone!

Hold on to your seats, here comes... the Facebook phone!

Martin James  Apr. 25, 2012 at 19:00

We thought HTC had pretty much put the whole Facebook phone thing to rest last year when the Salsa and ChaCha arrived on the scene complete with their dedicated Facebook buttons and did... well, not very much to be honest.

But no, it seems HTC is a sucker (or Zucker?) for punishment, and the latest rumour hitting our ears via the mobile grapevine is that the company is ready to have another go.

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HTC: no more QWERTY hardware (for now)

HTC: no more QWERTY hardware (for now)

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 20, 2012 at 14:00

“Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”

Sorry, that was just the sound of thousands of faithful Desire Z owners jumping off a cliff at the news that HTC has turned its back on hardware with physical QWERTY keyboards, for the time being at least.

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The best smartphones of 2011? Yes and no… part 2

The best smartphones of 2011? Yes and no… part 2

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 4, 2012 at 13:00

Good afternoon to you. Apparently I didn’t make it clear enough in The best smartphones of 2011? Yes and no… part 1 that I was simply listing a synopsis of each and every Mobot handset review from 2011, in plain old chronological order. Also, when I say “part 1”, it’s perfectly safe to assume there’s a second part in the proverbial pipeline. You maniacs.

I listed a total of 18 devices in part 1, and not one – including the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPad 2 – managed a perfect 5/5. Evidently that Dave Oliver is a tough gentleman to please. Will we see a cheeky 5/5 in part 2? I really don’t know. Personally, I’m hoping for a 1/5. Let’s rock!

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Blink and you’ll miss 396 HTC smartphones

Blink and you’ll miss 396 HTC smartphones

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 10, 2011 at 13:00

So I see someone (namely justincredible) asked: “How many phones has HTC released in the UK this year?” on the discussion board this morning. Any excuse for a list, man. They’re right up there with pie charts, for my money.

He further asks if the total is “More than 12?” I’m going to go out on a limb and say: “Uhm, probably.” Almost certainly, if we’re including both Android and Windows Phone 7 releases. In fact, I won’t be surprised if we make 15. Ready?

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HTC: the year so far

HTC: the year so far

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 5, 2011 at 13:00

When it comes to range, HTC has it covered, from the 3.2in Gratia all the way up to the 4.3in Sensation. Big? Small? Keyboard? No keyboard? Single-core? Dual-core? 3D? Android? Windows Phone 7? You want it, HTC has it.

Earlier this week we reported that HTC sold a whopping 12.11 million smartphones in Q2, exceeding its own projections by a fair whack. Crazier still, it hopes to punt 13.5 million units in Q3. iPhone 5? What iPhone 5?

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HTC ChaCha gets unexpected 200MHz bump

HTC ChaCha gets unexpected 200MHz bump

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 7, 2011 at 12:19

The Facebook-oriented HTC ChaCha first raised its head at Mobile World Congress almost four months ago, and you can finally grab one from The Carphone Warehouse.

Those not discouraged by the fairly unanimous feeling that the HTC ChaCha is one of the ugliest phones on the market will find an unexpected treat under the hood, in the form of an 800MHz processor.

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HTC ChaCha ready to get down and boogie

HTC ChaCha ready to get down and boogie

Martin James  Jun. 3, 2011 at 09:00

Facebook fans rejoice: the HTC ChaCha has now officially gone on sale in the UK.

It's certainly not the first handset we've seen to be given the slightly wearisome “Facebook phone” tag, but it is the first to feature a dedicated Facebook hardware button.

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Pre-order your HTC ChaCha at Carphone Warehouse

Pre-order your HTC ChaCha at Carphone Warehouse

Lewis Curdie  May. 25, 2011 at 11:20

We spotted the HTC ChaCha for pre-order on Amazon a few weeks ago. The book giant reckons it’ll be available on June 26, priced £249.99 SIM free.

You can now pre-order the HTC ChaCha from Carphone Warehouse too. CPW suggests the Facebook phone is “Expected: June 2011” but notes that the “Expected date is subject to change without notice”.

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Get your ChaCha and Salsa on at Amazon

Get your ChaCha and Salsa on at Amazon

Lewis Curdie  May. 9, 2011 at 14:01

We’ve been talking about the HTC ChaCha quite a bit recently. Firstly, because it’s one of the phew QWERTY Android phones out there, and also because it’s doing a wee European tour thingy in June and July.

Well, get ready for some more HTC ChaCha related news, as it has just popped up on Amazon with its buddy the HTC Salsa. They’re scheduled for a June 26 release, and you can pre-order ‘em now.

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