Now that there are 3D features being built into everything from TVs to phones, tablets, portable gaming consoles, and pocket camcorders, are you buying into the trend?
Early this morning, T-Mobile announced the availability of the HTC Sensation 4G, landing in stores on June 15. For those who aren't afraid of size, this sleek phone will run Android 2.3, and comes with a nice and bright 4.3-inch HD touchscreen display Remember: bigger may actually be better. Since it seems like a lot of you are HTC and Android fans, I thought I'd give you a quick rundown on a few reasons why you may want to pick up this new device. Check it out below, then click through the gallery for more closeup pics!
- It's fast — The Sensation is a 4G phone, so you know download and upload speeds will be snappy, but it also comes stocked with a dual-core 1.2 Ghz processor, which means the phone itself will operate at lightning fast speeds as well.
- It will entertain you — T-Mobile has preloaded the Sensation 4G with lots of entertainment apps like HTC Watch, which puts a library of available movies and TV rentals at your fingertips, along with T-Mobile TV, that lets you watch your favorite live and on-demand news, sports, and kiddie shows.
- It lets you share easily — There's an 8MP rear-facing and HD forward-facing camera on board the Sensation 4G, which will help you capture awesome HD images and photos, then share them with the HTC Sense 3.0 experience, which has social sharing down to a science.
Despite running on Verizon's new 4G network, ThunderBolt customers can enjoy the same pricing plans as current Verizon subscribers: voice plans starting at $40/month and data starting at $30/month. The ThunderBolt has a 4.3-inch hi-res screen, 8mp camera with flash, and 720p HD video camera.
Since it runs on the 4G network, the ThunderBolt is the first Verizon phone to be able to handle voice and data use at the same time. It also can serve as a mobile hotspot for up to eight other devices, which according to Verizon will be free until May 15. After that, users can choose to pay an additional $20 for 2GB of data each month.
These days, it seems like there is a new tablet for every day of the week! Continuing the CES trend, HTC released the details on its first seven-inch tablet, the Flyer, to the masses. While pricing and availability have yet to be announced (though it's been spotted on Amazon's UK site for 669 euros, which is around $900), you can get a closer look at some of the specs in this slideshow!
While we won't know the prices or availability dates on these phones for a while (they're set to come out in Asia and the UK in Q2 and appear in the US "later this year" on AT&T's network), I'm interested to see if you think you'd want — or even need — a Facebook-focused device. With fully-functioning Facebook apps already out there, you're pretty much covered on any OS right now. So what say you — do you love the Facebook phone or would you rather leave it?
I can definitely see Facebook's features being integrated into a smartphone, especially with its new messaging system and Facebook Places. But we've already seen one socially-focused device bite the dust — will this one survive?
- 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen
- Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- Running Android OS 2.2 with 4G data speeds
- Up to 32GB of microSD memory
- 8MP camera with dual LED flash
- Up to five hours of talk time and 146 hours of standby time
You're already in love with the original EVO, so adding in the full keyboard makes the Shift a text messaging dream! We should hear more about this speedy phone during this week's CES expo (where we'll be reporting live!), so stay tuned for that, along with announcements from HTC, HP, Verizon, and more!
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My co-worker has a Droid Incredible, and while she overall loves its functionality and available apps, one thing that she finds annoying is its inability to copy and paste from her contact list or from a text message. The smartphone does allow you to attach contact cards to a text message, but this is pretty cumbersome, and the contact card attachment can't be opened by everyone. So, she shared this workaround tip if you are using the SMS client that came with your Incredible. Find out what it is when you read more