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[Full Desire S Review] Released in April 2011, the Desire S is one of the first HTC devices running Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense UI 2.1. Powering the Desire S is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 760MB of RAM and 1.9GB of ROM. It is sporting a 3.7-inch Super LCD display with a 480x800 WVGA resolution. The Desire S also features two cameras, one 0.3-megapixel camera on front and a rear facing five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Desire S news, reviews and videos:

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    Late last week, we learned that Canadian carrier Telus was informing its users that, despite earlier reports that HTC's Desire HD would be getting an update to bring the phone Ice Cream Sandwich, those plans were now scrapped. In its latest update schedule, Telus explains the canceled Desire HD update by saying that HTC itself was dissatisfied with the phone's ICS performance. That wasn't just bad news for Desire HD owners, but also raised concerns that the Tunderbolt, the CDMA version of the Desire HD, would have its own ICS update similarly canceled. We've still got plenty of questions ...

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    HTC's been talking about which of its Androids would be seeing updates to Ice Cream Sandwich for some time now, so we've generally had a good idea for what to expect. We've already seen the company start delivering those updates to some of its lineup, leaving the question of just when it would get around to hitting the rest of them. To help with answers, the manufacturer has put together a convenient table, detailing just when it expects to make ICS available for those remaining devices. It looks like the majority of phones that haven't yet started getting ICS will do so next month. That ...

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    As we start to get into mid-February, there are probably a lot of you out there wondering where all the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for your existing Android phones are. After all, weren't we hoping to see these releases really start arriving in early 2012? The good news is that the wait is nearly over, at least for some HTC users. The smartphone manufacturer posted a message to Facebook this morning talking about plans for the delivery of its first Ice Cream Sandwich updates in March. We already knew about HTC's plans to start selling phones running Android 4.0 in March, with the launch of ...

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    Besides "don't download apps from sketchy sources", one of the big rules of keeping your Android device safe is "think carefully about approving app requests for system permissions". That latter one can be tricky to encourage, since it requires the user to do a bit of critical thinking at the time of installation; does that Sudoku-solving app you downloaded really need the ability to send SMS messages? The idea is, though, that if you are smart about granting permissions, you can stop malicious apps from taking advantage of you. Sometimes it's not that simple, and the request of a ...

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    HTC Android fans who are into some serious phone customization are coming home to some good news tonight, with HTC releasing the kernel source code to over half-a-dozen devices. The arrival of these code bases means that you might hope to see some new custom ROMs start arriving in the coming weeks. Just what models are covered? First up, we've got the HTC Vivid, which came to AT&T early last month. Next we have the Salsa, one of the two HTC models featuring a hardware Facebook button (alongside the ChaCha). Both the original Incredible and its follow-up, the Incredible S, make the cut. ...

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    After unleashing the Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0 update to Desire S phones at the very beginning of October and giving out the source code recently, HTC just tweeted about another over-the-air update to hit European Desire S devices. There's not much information about the refresh but given the size of the update as well as reports from those that got it, it appears to be a bugfix / performance enhancement update. At 6.79MB it's just normal for this to be HTC ironing out a couple of glitches with the main platform they released at the beginning of last month. You can manually check for ...

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    The Taiwanese phone maker recently announced that it officially released the Kernel source code for four additional devices. These are the recently announced HTC Rezound, HTC Explorer (Pico), HTC Desire S and the HTC Amaze (4G). Source codes are always fund and incredibly useful as they not only allow users to take a look under the hood and report any bugs they might find but even give developers and chefs a chance to either extract goodies or use the bits to create custom ROMs for devices. If you're interested in either of the above, follow the source link to grab the new Kernel codes for ...

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    The HTC Desire S was launched at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and shipped with Gingerbread 2.3.3 out of the box. An over-the-air update is reportedly rolling-out, bumping the version to Gingerbread 2.3.5 Devices reported to receive the update reside in the U.K. and have generic stock ROMs. The new version of the operating system also brings the new HTC Sense to the phone, in its version 3.0 iteration. As with every ROM update that is happening over the air, this one is rolling out in stages too. Let us know if you've got the refresh (and where you live, operator, etc.) ...

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    Looks like there has been quite a lot of activity in CyanogenMOD-land recently. After announcing the CyanogenMOD ROM for the LG Optimus 7 back at the end of July and teasing it at the beginning of August, the team announced that there's an "early CM7 build for the LG Optimus 3D" available. Additionally, users of the HTC Saga (aka HTC Desire S) have one more reason to rediscover their phones. The first CyanogenMOD Nightly build is out and if you feel brave enough you can give it a go, granted you understand the risks involved and that you're likely to run into a series of bugs, as it is ...

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    Thanks to some talented folks over at XDA Developers, if you've got an unlocked HTC Desire HD, Desire S, or Inspire you now have a custom ROM that will bring not only Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but also HTC Sense UI 3.5 to your smartphone! Based on the HTC Runnymede's ROM, these ROMs are pretty complete with few known bugs. If you've got one of these devices and want to check out the latest and greatest from HTC, head on over to the source and let us know what you think in the comments below! Source: XDA

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    If a leaked U.S. Cellular rebate form previously tipped on the HTC Desire II and Wildfire S, among others, coming to the carrier, the entire Q3-Q4 line-up has been recently leaked and made public. The image with the two phones above is just part of the leak AndroidCentral published and it includes some interesting phones. First we have the Motorola Electrify, your Motorola Photon, with its dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, eight-megapixel camera and Android 2.3, allegedly coming October. Next up is the LG Optimus Black and its ultra-bright "NOVA" display of four inches, ...

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    A month ago U.S. Cellular told the world about its plans to bring seven Android phones and one Windows Phone to its line-up this year. From these, three will be made by HTC and if we take the one Taiwanese Windows Phone out there are only two HTC Android phones left. According to the image above -- which is really a leaked U.S. Cellular rebate form -- we know that the carrier is preparing the HTC Desire II and the HTC Wildfire S. The Desire II is really the Desire S, follow-up to the popular HTC Desire, with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of ROM, and a 3.7-inch WVGA 480x800 ...

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    HTC seems to be able to account for an excellent first quarter of 2011 with record high quarterly revenues of NT$104.16bn ($3.63 billion) and net profits of NT$14.83bn ($517.21 million). Additionally, HTC reportedly sold 9.7 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2011, which is 192% more than it did in the first quarter of 2010. Compared to the last quarter, Q4 of 2010, HTC sold 6% more and the higher numbers are mainly due to the growing demand for Android-powered smartphones. Exceptional Q1 numbers are also due to smartphones just released, the Inspire 4G, Thunderbolt, EVO Shift 4G, ...

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    After HTC unified back in January all HTC Android smartphones in terms of the HTC Sync software with version 3.0.5511, the harmony has been once again disturbed with the Taiwanese manufacturer releasing HTC Sync version 3.0.5517 for HTC Incredible S and HTC Desire S. HTC Sync allows you to sync your Outlook contacts and calendar or Outlook Express contacts as well as your browser favorites from your computer to your Android smartphone. It also enables you to install Android applications as well as sync pictures, videos, documents, music, and playlists. If you have an HTC Incredible S or an ...

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    The HTC Desire S is the latest in a trio of new devices out of HTC to act as successors to previously successful models--in this case, the HTC Desire. The Desire S ups the ante by offering more RAM, a newer CPU, and improved screen over the previous generation Desire. It also comes loaded with the latest version of Android, and an upgraded version of the HTC Sense interface. Is the Desire S a worthy successor to the original? Read our full review to find out! BOX CONTENTS AND HARDWARE Inside the box we have a compact USB wall charger, microUSB cable, and some headphones. The Desire S comes ...

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