As Facebook continues its process to spread around the world, HTC has introduced a new phone with a heavy focus on Facebook integration. The phone, known as the Status, as it’s now called (formerly the HTC ChaCha), is a new AT*T phone with many Facebook oriented features, including a dedicated features, such as a dedicated Facebook button, which makes sharing content on Facebook much easier.
In addition to the Facebook button, there are also quite a few exclusive features across the board. The lock screen, for example, has been turned into a launch pad, allowing users to place shortcuts to More >
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Update (Build 7.0.7390.0) has become controversial as of late for no good reason. Although the update is now present but still not available for all the carriers. For those of you who are in the delivering phase of the NoDo update but have yet to receive it, folks over at XDA-Developers have found a simple hack that force the update, and best of all it really does work.
On devices listed on Microsoft’s website as “delivering update” this should work, including T-Mobile HD7′s. Here’s what you have to do:
- Start Zune
- Turn off Data connection and Wifi on the More >
AndIRC developers thought it would be easy but they were wrong; the devs reportedly spent the last 72 hours readying the new HTC Thunderbolt for custom ROMs. Today, they emerge victorious, but that victory is bittersweet, because it may signify the end of a hacker-friendly era from the folks over at HTC. Traditionally, the devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer have been easy to modify but this time the hacker community found Verizon’s LTE flagship fully locked down, with a signed kernel, signed recovery image, and a signed bootloader. Of course, if you’re just looking for a way to More >
Apple has topped J.D Power’s smartphone customer satisfaction survey for the fifth time running. The iPhone recently earned a score of 795 out of a possible 1,000 points. Competitors such as Motorola and HTC followed Apple with scores of 763 and 762, respectively. J.D Power weighs the total result from the various categories:
Operation (30%); physical design (30%); features (20%); and battery function (20%). For smartphones, the key factors are: ease of operation (26%); operating system (24%); physical design (23%); features (19%); and battery function (8%).
Palm (736), Nokia (734), More >
YouTube app has finally been hacked and it is now available for HTC Windows Phone 7. Thanks to, Tom Hounsell from XDA Developers, as per the developers explaination that HTC removed all the breaking code from the old version and thus enabled YouTube app to be ripped.
- Download Youtube app For Windows Phone 7.
WPCentral installed the app on their LG Quantum with no issues and there is no doubt HTC’s app is one of the best implementations of YouTube around for Windows Phone 7.
If you are like us and are into modifying your phone to turn on goodies that your carrier does not approve of, we have just the thing for you. Developer dfvn over at XDA-Devs forum has developed a nifty tool that enables tethering and allow you to share internet connection of you Windows Phone 7 with your computer. Follow simple guide on how to activate internet tethering on Windows Phone 7.
This guide is for information and educational purposes only. Use it at your own risk, we cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong.How To Enable USB Tethering On HTC’s Windows More >
There is some good news for you AOSP Rom-lovers out there. CyanogenMod nightlies are finally back, meaning that the first official CM7 builds have already started rolling out. We are they that they are probably moderately buggy (although generally, CM nightlies are still pretty solid) and yeah – they do lack some features – but let’s be straightforward: it is still probably one of the most solid gingerbread builds around, regardless of what device you are still using.
CES 2011 has definitely hit its quota for surprises, good and bad but one thing remains, this years show has been has been amazing. We’ve had everything from a mixed emotion keynote from Verizon to an announcement of glasses-free 3D TVs from LG. To say this year has been a roller-coaster would be an understatement. So after getting over our nerdgasms we thought we could put together a quick list of devices that have stood out so far. So without ever further delay, we give you the list of products (so far and in no particular order) that you should check out from CES 2011.
Kicking off the More >
Ralph de la Vega, AT&T’s CEO was one of the many who gave a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday revealed some of the companies big plans for the upcoming year. The main focus was primarily about the network advancing towards 4G speeds as de la Vega was joined by Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, HTC CEO Peter Chou, and Samsung CEO J.K. Shin to show off exciting upcoming devices. Some of the highlights of the announcements include:
- AT&T is accelerating its 4G deployment — it will launch HSPA+ later this year More >
With the expectations that HTC will launch at least one tablet in 2011, everyone is excited to see what HTC will bring to the table. And even though HTC has not confirmed that it is working on a tablet product, suspicions were raised even further this week with the company filing two trademarks, “HTC Scribe” and “Scribe”. In the description found in both filings, the HTC Scribe will be a “handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer.” This, along with the rumored specs which include the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 2GB of internal memory, microSDHC support and a 1280 x 720 More >