Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Desire(ing) Gingerbread?

Barely a year after its launch, the HTC Desire is struggling to keep up, HTC officially announced yesterday that it wouldn't be able to update the HTC Desire to the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, due to it not having enough onboard memory to handle HTC Sense and Gingerbread together.

They have seemed to have backtracked and their latest update does say that they will still offer Gingerbread, probably fearing the uprising all over Twitter and Facebook by disappointed HTC Desire owners who've been waiting Gingerbread patiently and not rooted their devices. Well HTC we'll believe it when it comes. I certainly think it is a strong case for Google to step in and set down some ground rules for manufacturers using Android.

This isn't the first time HTC's last gen flagship device has been left out in the cold. Earlier this year HTC announced that their latest version of Sense would not be supported on their older models which weren't even a year old at the time. I certainly won't be recommending any HTC devices to anyone anytime soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

And the Sensation is here...

Finally Smart Phone makers start considering India as a genuine smart phone market, launching their latest and greatest phones in their line up few weeks or days after their global launch, First the Nexus S, then the Galaxy SII and now the HTC Sensation. (Apple however still doesnt think this is the way to go making their fanboys(girls) having to wait atleast a year before they can officially get their hands on the latest iphone).

The much anticipated HTC Sensation is up for pre-order on Flipkart for Rs.30,999 which seems like a pretty good price point for what it offers. It will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the seemingly faster Galaxy S2 however as far as User Interface, form factor, qHD resolution goes the Sensation does seem to have an edge.

Key Specifications: -
OS:   Android Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0
CPU:   1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
Battery: 1520 mAh
Primary Camera: 8 MP with Auto Focus & Dual LED Flash
Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels
Screen Size: 4.3 Inches