As we near one of the biggest shows of the year for the mobile industry — Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — there always seems to be a steady stream of leaks. Maybe excited moles dig a bit deeper this time of year. In any event, German HTC fan blog HTCInside managed to procure a purported screen shot of Vodafone Germany’s internal inventory system, which clearly shows an entry for “Desire 2 HTC.” Details are pretty scarce for the time being, and by that we mean there are absolutely no details to accompany this screen shot. The Desire 2 could certainly end up being a European version of one of the exciting new HTC phones introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, but it could also be something entirely new for the European market. Only time will tell — and since MWC is less than two weeks away, we won’t have to wait very long. More →
Owners of a Nexus One not afraid of flashing a ROM can shake things up by installing a leaked HTC Desire ROM with Sense UI that has been carefully prepared and packaged for your Google handset. The ROM is an Alpha release that may be a bit unstable for everyday use but it gives those users who need to be on the forefront of technology a sneak peek at what is coming for Android in the upcoming months. One surprise included in the ROM is the presence of Adobe Flash 10.1, an inclusion that suggests the deployment of Flash for Android may be right around the corner. Interested parties can head on over to Modaco to get all the details on downloading and installing this custom ROM for the Nexus One. If you are just stopping by, you may have to wait a few hours though, as the download has been pulled while an improved version is being prepared. If you prefer to live vicariously through someone else, hit the jump for a quick video demoing HTC Sense on the Nexus One.
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While Android-craving Verizon subscribers continue to wait impatiently for official word of Motorola’s VZW-bound Android phone, it looks as though Big Red could be preparing to announce the HTC Desire just as soon. We’ve already seen the mysterious handset allegedly pop up in Verizon’s system and now more good news for the eager legions of Android hopefuls: the HTC Desire, a.k.a. ADR6200 or ADR6200VW, has not only received a nod of approval from the FCC, it has also gained Wi-Fi certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. A diligent and resourceful tipster just dropped word of both in our inbox and now that these approval processes are out of the way, it’s only a matter of time. Considering news finally came today that the Sholes is FCC approved as well, perhaps VZW is preparing an Android spectacular of sorts. We’d love nothing more, Verizon.
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