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HTC One Phones Will Get Jelly Bean

Aside from the One V, HTC says they will upgrade the other phones in the One series. I don’t see why the V can’t run Jelly Bean since the older Nexus S runs it well - perhaps it’s a Sense thing. 

So now that we know those phones will be getting JB, how long will it take for HTC to actually push the update out to their customers?

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Nokia's 41MP Camera Phone vs. iPhone 4s & HTC One X

CNet did some testing with Nokia’s latest camera phone - 808 PureView. The sensor is 41 megapixels but it basically uses those pixels to oversample an image and will take the best pixels to combine them into what is essentially a “perfect” 5MP photo. It is technology that does work. I’m surprised and also not surprised at the poor image quality of the One X. Ever since I tested the HTC Amaze 4G, I noticed the software does way too much post-processing that the image just looks fake and a lot of details are lost. The iPhone 4s still has a good camera. And if you think about the size difference between the 808 and 4s, the 4s is superior in terms of looks and pocket-ability. 

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HTC Smartphone Delays

HTC is running into some troubles when it comes to importing some of their devices into the USA because of a patent infringement suit brought on my Apple. Read more at the source. 

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Customer Preference: Thinner Phones > Battery Life [HTC]

Seriously? Who did they poll? Hipsters with super skinny and circulation cutting jeans is my best guess. 

Perhaps the survey was misleading and did not specify how thin is thin. All consumers would like a thin device with good battery life, and I think OEMs have the ability to make it happen - Droid Razr Maxx anyone? 

What do you think? 

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HTC Trophy Software Update [VZW]

The one and only Windows Phone on Big Red finally gets an important software update that improves the user experience and performance. Most notably, it fixes the issue of the randomly disappearing keyboard. If you’ve got a Trophy, hook it up to your Zune or Windows Phone Connector software to get the update. 

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It’s been about 2 years since the original EVO launched on Sprint. There have been other versions of the EVO since the launch of the first device, but they’ve been unsuccessful. It looks like Sprint and HTC have been working hard to save the EVO branding and this new device does indeed include 2012 hardware. 

The most interesting feature that hasn’t been available on a cellphone is HD Voice. According to Sprint, people do still make phone calls and they believe this new technology will make a difference. Essentially, it uses dual mics, some network hardware and some cleaver software to let users with compatible devices speak with each other in incredible clarity with almost no background noise to be heard. This is perfect for those situations where you’re outside or in a loud area and need to get in touch with someone. 

Time will tell if this phone is worth the money. 

More on HD Voice: 

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HTC Vivid Gets ICS!

Don’t have an HTC Vivid? No one really does…but if you know someone who has the Vivid, let them know they can get Google’s latest flavor of Android for their device via a software update.

Looks like HTC is keeping with their ICS rollout promises. 

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HTC Shares "Beats" API

Essentially HTC is sharing a tool that lets developers utilize the Beats sound profile on HTC devices. This further proves that “Beats” enabled phones don’t have special audio hardware. 

HTC is also releasing other tools to developers so they can integrate better with their Sense UI.

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New Windows Phones from HTC - Later This Year

Just about every OEM has been very quiet about Windows Phones at this years Mobile World Congress in Spain. As you might have guessed, Nokia is the only handset manufacturer that is really pushing the OS. I think after MSFT invested time and money into Nokia, other OEMs have not been happy.

Luckily, it seems that HTC will be releasing one or more handsets this year after MSFT releases it’s next major OS update “Apollo”. Though most of us WP owners are still waiting for the Tango update, which is supposed to be released in April of this year. 

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This looks to be HTC’s more entry level phone. But I question if the internals can run ICS and Sense 4.0 efficiently, or if they’re going to disable certain features to make things flow better. 

One thing to note is the HTC iconic “chin” is back on this model. 

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This is HTC’s “superphone”. 1.5ghz quad-core tegra 3 processor, or Qualcomm’s S4 processor for LTE variants. So they’ve also improved power management and battery technology…right? 

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