Category: Android

Rumoured software update for the Hero ?

We'll admit that this is a bit of hearsay right now, but it's a very interesting bit of hearsay. "Vonn", over at AndroidCommunity.com, says that he's received an email from HTC Customer Care HQ regarding a software update for the HTC Hero. According t...

HTC Hero interface aped – on the iPhone

Well here's a thing. Some dedicated iPhone fans have hacked about with their phones to produce this - the HTC TouchFLO / Sense interface on the popular Apple handset. There's a fair amount of work to get this working but we're guessing it shows just h...

Nimbuzz now also available for Android

Social Messaging client "Nimbuzz" has now been made available for Android. The Android version brings some unique features including a time-sensitive user interface, home-screen notifications, Skype and local social network support, smart buddy list, ...

Free Android Apps I’ve installed

As a Windows Mobile user for several years I've always been interested in installing cool apps. Now, on the Android-powered HTC Hero, I've been diving into the Android Market app-store for great tools and utilities. The Hero, which has just been relea...

HTC Sense – Something we should clear up

This isn't really ground-breaking news, but following weeks of hearing about HTC Sense it's important that we make something clear. The HTC Sense experience is just that - the experience. Part of that is the HTC TouchFLO system, but it's not the whole...

HTC Fiesta on the way to AT&T with Android juice

This is a Ford Fiesta from a number of years ago. It's obviously not the newly spied HTC Fiesta. Evidence of it has been spotted on this internal HTC link. It's showing a 240x320 screen from what we can make out and is also known as the HTC …

Opera browser coming to Android too

Windows Mobile has already been drenched in the Opera browsing goodness and now it looks like Android is getting it too. In an interview the CEO of Opera Software, Jon von Tetzchner stated... "Yes, we are working on an Android version" There's no new...

White Samsung Galaxy snapped

Here's the white Galaxy GT-I7500 from Samsung. Powered by Android 1.5 Cupcake it's got quadband GSM / GPRS / EDGE and triband 3G / HSDPA / HSUPA. Other specs include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 5 megapixel shooter, 3.5 mm audio jack and that fantast...

HTC Sync software gets update

HTC have posted an update to their Sync software for the HTC Hero. HTC Sync will let you sync your Outlook and Outlook Express details with your Hero quickly - including appointments and all your contacts. The software will also let you install third-...

HTC Site reveals Hero arrival on Sprint

A URL which we'll not mention (but is not too hard to stumble across) on the HTC website is now showing the HTC Hero as coming onto the Sprint network in the USA. The same HTC support pages also show the Touch Pro2 and Snap ready for Telus. …

Samsung Galaxy showing on o2 systems

The Samsung Galaxy should, in theory, be appearing sometime this month on o2. It's an Android powered device with quad-band GSM, tri-band 3G, a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera plus flash, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, AMOLED HVGA touch screen, 1500mAh batte...

Free stuff and money off the latest HTC kit

Read our HTC Hero review? All ready to buy? Good. If you're interested in the unlocked one then we've got a £10 discount code for you to use at the checkout. Just enter "HEROCSP" and a tenner will automatically come off the final cost. You'll also ge...

HTC Hero Review

OK, this one has taken us some time. We managed to bag the HTC Hero back in June but we spent all the time we could answering your questions via our video blog but then, after getting some time with a second unit, we managed to finish off …

HTC Hero unlocked version available now

We're still putting our finishing touches to the HTC Hero review. Let's just say it's an epic review and leave it at that. If you're looking for a network-free and completely unlocked one there's now a limited supply up for grabs on devicewire.com. Th...

T-Mobile G2 Touch available now

The Twittersphere has revealed that the T-Mobile G2 Touch (aka HTC Hero) should be available today from T-Mo with tghe device appearing in stores later on this week. There's still nothing on the T-Mobile website but there's at least a reference to it ...

HTC Click – Another Android device coming

It looks like HTC are on a mission to bring the Android platform to the masses with the HTC Click. Pitched at the cheaper end of the market this will echo the Windows Mobile cheap-and-chearful Viva - it even looks similar. If HTC can bring the HTC Sen...

HTC Hero now available on Orange

Right, unless we're going completely bonkers it looks like the HTC Hero is now fully available on the Orange website. This Android-powered device has been in my pocket for a week or two recently and, although I'm still a Windows Mobile fan, it's impre...

More HTC Hero Videos and Pics to keep you drooling

A few weeks back we managed to grab the HTC Hero for a week and gave it a full workout. Now other sites are getting their mitts on it, and you can see two of them side by side - the graphite and white one - at hdblog.it. …

HTC Hero – Delayed until August

Ok, so it looks like the Hero is going to take a little longer. The Android-powered device has already had loads of coverage here at coolsmartphone.com and on YouTube but it's now being pencilled in for the first week in August. This delay applies to ...

Example photos taken with the HTC Hero

We knew that the Hero would be available in a range of colours. The white one will be coming to devicewire.com unlocked, with the graphite one coming to Orange. Now it seems that a pink one is coming to Carphone Warehouse. During our time with the HTC...

A week with the HTC Hero – Day 6

Day 6 of our week with the HTC Hero is now published. Today we have a look at Android Market, the Adobe Flash integration, Twitter, playing a game and a few more of your questions. We've only got one more day with this phone and I will try …

A week with the HTC Hero – Day 5

Apologies in advance if you've not received a response to emails, I'm off the net all weekend but there's just been time to get day 5 of our week with the HTC Hero online. This time we take a look under the battery cover and answer a few …

A week with the HTC Hero – Day 4

Day 4 of our "Week With" series is now online. Today we show you more of the camera, video recording, the YouTube app, more of the on-screen keyboard, more browsing action, how to add shortcuts to programs, screen rotation and more. Plus, don't forget...

A week with the HTC Hero – Day 3

Day 3 of our week with the Hero is now online and we have some great news. I'm getting a tripod ! No, not that sort of tripod - one for the camera, so these one-handed wobble-cam videos could be a thing of the past very soon. Today …

A week with the HTC Hero – Day 2

Day 2 of our HTC Hero video blog is now online. Today we took at the insides of the phone - the HTC Sense interface. I've got no manual and no instructions - this is all stuff I've learnt in the first few hours with the phone. HTC …

Android Marketplace continues to fill up

We're going to start covering Android news - this won't dilute our existing Windows Mobile coverage and it's merely branching out with additional information for our visitors. Over the next few days we'll be working on improvements to the site so you ...

HTC Hero now on Orange Shop site

The HTC Hero has just popped up on the Orange Shop in it's exclusive graphite colour. Prices start from a big fat nothing depending on the contract. This is the Android-powered device that HTC revealed last week with the HTC Sense GUI. THe specs inclu...

HTC Hero – Video and overview

Yesterday we were in London to witness the launch of the latest Google Android-powered handset from HTC. The HTC Hero has a new HTC interface inside called "HTC Sense" and brings the smooth and quick interface we've seen on Windows Mobile with HTC Tou...

HTC Hero to come with free massage?

Carl Paulsen has just mailed in after spotting this interesting option on the new HTC Hero Product Tour. If you wait for number 4 to pop up it shows an interesting option we've not seen before. Now, we don't want to be mean, and we KNOW the HTC …

HTC Hero and Sense interface – Video demo

The HTC Sense interface. Wanna see what all the fuss is about? Have a look at the video below - we've got one from earlier today which will be online later this evening. Here's an Orange member of staff showing you around the HTC Hero and it's Sense …

HTC Hero to be available unlocked too. Specs confirmed.

Devicewire have stepped up to offer the HTC Hero unlocked. For those who don't want the usual contract tie-in, you'll soon be able to grab the handset from them for £378.25 exluding VAT or £434.99 with VAT. Stock will be arriving July 3rd. If you're...

The HTC Hero phone and HTC Sense GUI – the low-down

Today was the HTC "Come See" event and we were in attendance down in Hackney. Upon entering the location we were ushered into a large room for the main launch and placed near to the front. Shortly following this Peter Chou - CEO at HTC took to the...

HTC Come See – LIVE COVERAGE

At the start of this month HTC sent us an invite to a big press event. It's in London, it's today, and all we know is that HTC want us to "Come see". There's still no guarantee of new Windows Phones today, but we're going to pop down …

HTC Come See Event – Wednesday

On Wednesday we'll be down in London for the HTC "Come see" event. We'll be bringing you live news, twitter updates and instant pictures, so be sure to join in from 11AM with the main event kicking off at noon. Rumours and now details from the Global ...