Apple’s iPhone 4 was still the best-selling smartphone at both AT&T and Verizon Wireless in September while the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch topped Sprint’s smartphone lineup and the HTC Sensation was No. 1 at T-Mobile. Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley on Monday revealed the results of checks the firm performed recently, and the resulting estimates paint an all too familiar picture of the smartphone landscape in the U.S. last month. Read on for more. More →
We just tore into T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G, and while we saw the device before its official debut a few months back, well, there’s just nothing like your own retail unit, is there? Everything about this handset exudes quality — the build is fantastic, it’s proportionally weighted, the materials all look like high-end finishes with brushed metal and glass, and the feel in your hand is perfect thanks to the phone’s tapered edges and soft-touch plastic on the back. There is one downside to the case on the HTC Sensation 4G, though: the power button isn’t optimally placed and it’s quite difficult to press, so it makes locking and unlocking the phone a bit difficult. The qHD display really shows off vivid and bright colors and text is crystal clear. It’s incredibly reflective, but that’s probably the only negative thing we could say about. The phone zipped through any task we threw at it in the couple hours we have been playing with it, and this is already one of our favorite Android handsets to date. Hit the break for the full photo gallery and stay tuned for the official review.
T-Mobile on Wednesday announced that its latest and most capable Android smartphone to date will launch later this month. The HTC Sensation 4G, which we took a hands-on look at back in April, will become available via T-Mobile channels on June 15th, two weeks from today. Overly eager Android fans will have a crack at the device three days early from Walmart when the retail giant launches the phone on June 12th. The HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3-inch Super LCD display with qHD resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and an 8-megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video capture support. Pricing is set at the obligatory $199.99 on a two-year contract. Hit the break for the full press release. More →
The HTC Sensation is now available for pre-order from Vodafone UK, and the carrier says early birds should have the phone in their hands as soon as May 19th. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Sensation early last month and fell in love with the phone. It runs a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and packs HTC’s brand new Sense user interface, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, 4GB of internal storage, and a stunning 4.3-inch qHD display. It’s scheduled to land on T-Mobile with HSPA+ connectivity, too, although a launch date hasn’t been announced — we’ve only heard rumors it could be available as soon as June 8th. More →
Qualcomm has released a few videos promoting its next-generation dual-core Mobile Development Platform, which includes its blazing fast MSM8660 Snapdragon processor. The video shows the platform’s Adreno 220 graphics processing unit chewing through 720p HD video. Similarly, Qualcomm’s single-core QSD8255 processor bests an LG Optimus 2X, powered by a a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, in a Flash load test. What’s so exciting about that? The MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset powers devices such as the HTC EVO 3D, headed to Sprint, and the HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile that will launch in the coming months. Hit the jump for two quick videos. More →
A few sharp eyes over at TmoNews noticed that after searching “HTC Sensation” in Google, an advertisement popped up stating that the device was set to land on June 8th. Unfortunately it appears HTC has become the wiser and pulled the ad, which now simply says “pre-order now.” It remains unclear whether or not the leaked date is for the phone’s U.S. debut on T-Mobile or its European launch — although we suspect it’s the latter. We met up with HTC ahead of the Sensation 4G’s April 12th launch to get an early hands-on and left feeling impressed with the device — formerly known as the HTC Pyramid. Its uni-body build design felt solid, the 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor was snappy, and we love HTC’s updated Sense user interface. If the Sensation 4G does end up landing on T-Mobile shelves during the first week of June, that gives the brand new LG G2x just over a month and a half to marinate as the only dual-core smartphone in the company’s lineup. Nothing like some a little friendly competition, no? More →
HTC’s highly anticipated Android smartphone codenamed “Pyramid” may finally be unveiled as the HTC Sensation at a media event in London on April 12th. An unconfirmed report from technology blog Pocket-lint cites multiple unnamed sources in claiming that the device will be introduced at the HTC event as had previously been rumored. Earlier reports suggest the Sensation will be a Gingerbread phone with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera, 768MB of RAM and the latest version of the HTC Sense UI. Pocket-lint’s report states that the HTC Sensation will be available in the U.K. in the coming months but does not mention U.S. availability. More →