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HTC phones have grabbed a lot of the attention at CES 2011 and with good reason. A couple of the top ones which are on display are the HTC ThunderBolt and the HTC EVO Shift 4G, so it is worth comparing the two of them to see what they offer us. We will start with ThunderBolt, which you may have read about before under the code name Mecha. It is 4G enabled, has a 1GHz processor, an LTE modem and a 4.3 inch touchscreen. There are two cameras, one at the front and an 8 mega pixel one at the back. Internal memory wise there is 8GB. The operating...

After a few weeks of waiting Google has began rolling out a new look Android Marketplace across the fleet of devices running Android 1.6 or above. Users will immediately notice the new look homepage that incorporates a showcase ‘carousel’ type section on the landing page and on category pages, this section can be quickly revolved to browse the latest apps allowing users to select the app to be taken to its own description page. The official Android blog release explained the addition as “a focus on improving discoverability and merchandising”. Google...

The 2012 London Olympics will be bringing new and exciting technology to the UK, an announcement has revealed that the channel tunnel will be fitted with mobile 3G coverage similar to that that will also be installed on the London Underground. Travellers on the channel tunnel will no longer suffer wireless blackout when travelling between the UK and France, the new coverage will be supplied by a conglomerate of network providers which will eventually all be licensed by the UK governing body Ofcom. The British offering will be shored up...

HTC is preparing for the launch of their 4G handsets ahead of CES on 6th January and virtual titbits have started to arise surrounding the name of the cloaked handset. Up until now the Smartphone has been known as the HTC Incredible HD, this includes internal ‘leaks’ and advertising ‘mistakes’ over the past few weeks. However, the mobile communications giant recently included a web link in some pre-launch advertising that actually suggested the phone would be called the ‘Thunderbolt 4G’. Sadly the link turned out to be a dud...

Google has taken their Flagship Nexus S Smartphone, which sports the latest Android Gingerbread 2.3 to new heights – making the Nexus S their first Smartphone to go into outer space. In total seven devices were sent on a mission where no other smartphone had gone before, thankfully some Android Robots went along for the ride, all of which can be seen in the highlights reel below. The whole exercise was all about quality control as Google wanted to test how the device would function, engineers tested Google Maps and Google Sky Maps for...

Samsung revealed that they had sold 5 million of their Galaxy S Smartphones a couple of months ago, at the time they also revealed that they would sell 10 million units before the end of 2010 – a bold prediction at the time but one they seem to be able to back up. Samsung has announced that they have sold 9.3 million units to date and with only a few days to go before the end of the year, making it unlikely but still possible to hit their target. The Samsung Galaxy S launched in July and has been one of the most popular handsets for...

HTC raised the hopes of HTC Desire and Desire HD owners today, an official Tweet read “European Desire HD/Desire Z users – look out for an update rolling out from today that will make your mobile experience even better”. Users probably thought they were going to receive the box fresh Android Gingerbread update – sadly this wasn’t the case. After realizing their Christmas Eve gaff HTC issued another Tweet dashing the hopes of owners: “To clarify, the Desire Z/Desire HD update is a maintenance build based on all your feedback....

It seems this weeks Playstation Phone news snippet has taken mobile gamers a step closer to a launch date of the fabled Sony Ericsson Z1 Smartphone. If rumours from Pocket-Lint are true the phone will land in shops as early as April 2011 after making its debut at the Mobile World Show. The article explained that the source was certain the phone would land next year “but although it will get a Feb launch, it won’t be in shops until April” it read. The anonymous source also said : “Sony Ericsson is going big on this one”, a promising...

Microsoft has broken silence on initial sales of their Windows phone 7 Smartphones, the devices have been on sale for six weeks and this is the first official release that has been given. Microsoft say they have sold 1.5 million devices to mobile phone operators and retailers since launch, not bad until you compare the stats with competitors. When Apple launched the iPhone they sold 3 million units in just three weeks. Android is also pretty good with numbers with a reported 300,000 devices purchased every day. So Microsoft is behind...

News has emerged that the hotly anticipated Android Honeycomb will be released in February 2011, not as Android 3.0 but 2.4 instead – Which if true is much like Android Gingerbread, which was also tipped to be branded as 3.0. An external software programmer leaked the information to Androidandme who explained that their source preferred to remain anonymous but is credible and ‘trustworthy’ all the same. Honeycomb has always been assumed to be 3.0 branded but perhaps the powers that be from Google have decided to save that for a...