HTC offers bootloader unlocking tool for additional smartphones

By on January 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM.

HTC offers bootloader unlocking tool for additional smartphones

HTC continues to be true to the company’s word regarding bootloader unlocking tools. Through HTCDev, the Taiwanese company now offers its bootloader unlocker for the Desire HD, Wildfire, DROID Incredible, Desire Z, T-Mobile G2, Aria, ChaCha and Status. Even if a handset hasn’t received official support, the tool might still work. When the trend of locking bootladers began in 2010, HTC was one of many companies to promise unlocking tools and devices in the future, however, they are one of the few to actually have kept the promise. Unlike HTC, Motorola has continued to release devices with locked and encrypted bootloaders, placing the blame on the carriers and further frustrating a number of customers. More →

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HTC EVO 4G Shift specs confirmed by Walmart

By on January 3, 2011 at 4:09 PM.

HTC EVO 4G Shift specs confirmed by Walmart

It’s been called the HTC Knight, the HTC Speedy, the HTC EVO Shift 4G, the HTC EVO 4G Shift and now Walmart is calling it simply the HTC EVO Shift. Call it whatever you want… the bottom line is Sprint’s version of the sexy HTC Desire Z is getting ready for lift off. We first scooped the device back in October, and the picture has been getting clearer ever since. Now, thanks to some overexcited Walmart Web workers, the puzzle is nearly complete. Specs highlights confirmed by Walmart are as follows:

  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480-pixel touchscreen display
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • 8-megapixel camera, dual-LED flash, digital zoon, video capture support
  • Sprint 4G compatibility
  • MicroSDHC support (up to 32 GB)
  • Up to 312 minutes of talk time, up to 146 hours of standby per charge
  • 4.63 x 2.3 x .47 in
  • 4.6 oz

While the official announcement isn’t expected until Thursday as Sprint struggles to combat with the inevitable onslaught of 4G announcements from Verizon Wireless at CES, the HTC EVO 4G Shift is expected to go on sale this Sunday, January 9th. Hit the break for a few more images from the Walmart site. More →

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HTC's Sense web portal open for business

By on October 7, 2010 at 7:17 AM.

HTC's Sense web portal open for business

If you live across the pond, and have picked yourself up an HTC Desire Z or Desire HD, you might want to hit up htcsense.com. The site, which allows users to backup and manage their HTC handset from the web, has officially opened its doors for business. You can read more about exactly what HTC’s web portal does here. If you set up an account, let us know what you think. More →

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