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    Part one of our software comparison between the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S featured a browser test and a look at the overall speed in general navigation as well. Next up is our hardware comparison. The HTC EVO 4G features a 4.3" LCD screen and the Samsung Galaxy S is equipped with a 4" Super AMOLED screen. While Super AMOLED does certainly look better, typing on the virtual keyboard is somewhat easier on the EVO's bigger screen. The HTC EVO 4G initially received a lot of attention as one of the first devices to feature a Micro HDMI out port. Samsung has taken a different stance by ...

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    The CPU (Central Processing Unit) of computers has undergone a lot of changes since the early days of desktop PCs. Today, your choices include any of a number of AMD or Intel processors. These processors are serving more and more functions which used to be handled by separate chips (CPU; ALU; Memory Controller; L1, L2, and L3 Cache). Combining functionality into fewer and fewer chips reduces cost, power consumption, and overall heat -- all things desirable on a mobile platform. Mobile processors are undergoing the same transformation. Today the race is between Qualcomm's Snapdragon and ...

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    With Intel putting pressure on the mobile chip market, Qualcomm is said to have shipped its dual-core Snapdragon, an ARM-based solution, to HTC to utilize in its next-generation smartphones. According to Android and Me, the significance of Qualcomm's dual-core offering would be "Each enhanced core runs at speeds up to 1.2GHz and they are made with the new 45nm process technology for ultra-low power consumption. Additional features of the third-generation Snapdragon include support for HSPA+ networks, a more powerful GPU, 1080p video encode/decode, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 ...

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    Many of the recent Android devices are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, which is capable of clock speeds up to 1 Ghz. This powerhouse of a chip can be found in the Google Nexus One, Droid Incredible, and the forthcoming HTC Evo 4G. Currently every Android-powered device runs on a single-core chip. In a move sure to mix-up the mobile market, Qualcomm recently announced its first dual-core Snapdragon chips, which will be capable of speeds up to 1.2 GHz. While many would argue that a phone doesn't need anything more than a single core (or even a single thread), one need only look ...

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    A leaked advertisement image for the next generation Motorola Droid successor was leaked earlier and now we have a picture of someone's hands holding the keyboard-less smartphone that appears in tablet form. Rumors have it that Motorola will be using a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset instead of the Texas Instruments OMAP CPU in the original Motorola Droid. Other features, according to Android and Me, include "a 4.3-inch screen, 8MP camera (capable of shooting 720p video), 16 GB internal storage, and HDMI out." Along with Android 2.2, it appears that an updated version of MOTO BLUR, the ...

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    I was contacted by YouTube user LuiggiPR2002 and he wanted to remake and dub our Sprint HTC EVO 4G video into Spanish. For our Spanish speaking audience, you can hit up his channel or watch the video in Spanish embedded below.

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    A forum member over at Android Central was able to take the EVO 4G out for a spin and took a video of the phone next to the small webOS Palm Pre, also on Sprint. Next to the Palm Pre, the EVO 4G's 4.3-inch capacitive multitouch display looks enormous. Also, the above shot taken with the EVO 4G's 8-megapixel camera, which also is capable of 720p HD video, looks pretty good. (via: Android Central)

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    We stopped by the Sprint office in San Francisco, California on the way to Google I/O and got a demo of a release model of the device with some of its apps--some of which will be updated at or after launch, like the Qik app. Hardware-wise, is pretty much what we saw at CTIA. For those in the Bay Area, San Francisco will be joining Sprint's 4G coverage, but unfortunately the 4G network isn't live yet in SF when we got the demo, so we were browsing on Sprint's 3G speeds, which is still quite good. The HTC EVO 4G marries the best features from many of HTC's existing smartphones on the market ...

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    Having already poked around the hardware of the HTC Droid Incredible, it's time to take the software out for a spin. In this video, we take a look at the Sense UI and widgets found on the Snapdragon-powered CDMA Android device. The vanilla Android 2.1 experience is excellent, but HTC's customizations raise it to an unforgettable experience. We demo some new features, like "Leap" and the "Friend Stream" widget, as well as revisit some older, still useful features found in Sense. In case you missed it, check out the unboxing and hardware tour videos of the HTC Droid Incredible. The device ...

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    After this morning's early website debut of the Droid Incredible, which subsequently led the carrier to take down the site, Verizon Wireless is now featuring the specs of the handset. The detailed specs confirm everything that we've already known: 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, 1 GHz processor, HTC Sense UI, Android 2.1 Google Experience device, 8 GB internal memory augmented to with 16 GB storage card, and an 8-megapixel autofocus camera. The launch seems closer than ever with the pre-order page having jumped the gun earlier and now the specs sheet going live on the carrier's website. ...

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    With conflicting rumored release dates for the HTC Incredible for a release on Verizon Wireless at the end of April, a leaked manual of the device shows that the Android handset made by HTC will feature a 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 GB of internal memory, as well as support for micro SDHC cards. The Incredible will also have 802.11n WiFi and support for an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording, but there was no mention of what the video resolution would be--for comparison, the Sprint EVO 4G smartphone can record up to 720p HD videos with its 8-megapixel camera. ...

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    Despite a late launch in the United States, the HTC HD2 has been a popular device for carrier T-Mobile. The device is once again sold out--for the third time since launch--though there may still be some limited inventory at local retail stores. The HTC HD2's popularity shows that Windows Mobile, when executed correctly, can still be popular with mainstream audiences outside of niche users and corporate users who rely on Microsoft's ecosystem. The device features a fast Snapdragon processor, a capacious 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display--a first for Windows Mobile, and in-built ...

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    The CDMA version of the HTC Desire with a capable CPU that's been underclocked to conserve power may be hitting Verizon Wireless in a two weeks according to the latest rumors. Rumored to have an 8-megapixel camera, a 768 MHz CPU, and 512 MB of DRAM with Android 2.1 and Sense UI, the HTC Incredible will compete nicely against the Verizon Wireless variant of Google Nexus One when Google and Verizon releases that version that will be compatible with Verizon Wireless' EVDO Rev. A mobile broadband network. Now, the hard part is choosing between an official Google Phone with a CPU clocked to 1 ...

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    LMT Launcher 0.5 is a beta program that allows the user to use multi touch and single touch gestures on a capacitive Windows Mobile/Phone device. The utility has ten gestures that can be assigned to either programs or actions. Just swipe one or two fingers in a predetermined motion and the program or action will activate quickly. The program is free and may be downloaded from XDA-Developers. (Spotted on WMPoweruser.)

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    About a week ago Brandon posted a news article about how to get 3G speeds in the US on at&t's network and we recently acquired one and decided to test it out. In this video we demonstrate the HTC HD2 running at 3G/HSDPA on at&t's network. The phones that we have matched up against each other are the HTC Telstra HD2 (T9193) and the LG eXpo. Both devices sport a 1ghz Snapdragon processor and have the capability of operating on at&t's 850Mhz 3G network. The Telstra HD2's connection settings are unfortunately locked to Telstra's Next-G 3G network but the device comes SIM unlocked. To use the ...

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    Purely speculative and deserving of the rumor classification, but the new build file for a device called the HTC Scorpion--codenamed Olympian--was recently leaked. Details from the code shows support for a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor--which will be Qualcomm's dual-core CPU model--and support for WiMax. Also o note is that Android 2.2, build ID FRE65C, is listed. Some are saying that this may be HTC's foray into the tablet or smartbook realm, but at this point, the Scorpion can be an Android smartphone. Guess we'll have to wait and find out. (via: Engadget--Geeks can head over to ...

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    When the monstrous specs for the U.S. version of the HD2 were revealed, many current HD2 owners were a little peeved to find that it'll have a lot more RAM and ROM available than its predecessor. The unit slated to be released in the U.S. will have 1GB of ROM and 576MB of RAM, compared to 512MB of ROM and 448MB of RAM found on current HD2s. This lead to the theory that the U.S. version will be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 7, while the original version gets left behind. Recently, current owners have gone from angry to hopeful, as there's news that all HD2s may have 576MB of RAM available ...

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    It looks like the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU in the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Android handset is proving quite worthy as a 3D mapping program is able to pan and tilt around the city at a whopping 30 frames per second (FPS) or higher. The mapping app right now is still in proof-of-concept stage, and we're hoping it gets shipped and ported to multiple platforms. Check out the video below. (via: Engadget)

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    In this video we cover the software on the LG Expo. By default, the Expo has the standard Windows Mobile Today screen enabled, and it would seem, not many customizations at all. If you dig a little, however, you can turn on a fully customized LG "S-Class" interface, where you'll find all sorts of interesting goodies. Of special not is the fingerprint recognition lock screen hidden in the LG Phone settings, and the cool photo viewer hidden in the camera application.

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    In this video, we give you a thorough tour of Sense UI on the HD2, previously known as TouchFLO 3D. While we've shown you the interface before on other devices, running it on the HD2 with the 1GHz CPU is an entirely new experience that is quite fantastic. The Sense UI represents HTC's best attempt at an interface overlay on Windows Mobile, and they've learned a lot. Most tabs have been updated, some have been added, and the integration with Windows Mobile is deeper than ever. In case you missed it, check out the unboxing, hardware tour, and first-time setup for the HD2.

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    Today, we unboxed the HTC HD2, which sports a powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Well, it looks like its less expensive cousin, the Acer neoTouch S200 (we're giving one away!), has recently been upgraded with some custom ROMs. The S200 comes with Windows Mobile 6.5 in its stock form, but now users can slip into something a bit more finger friendly – WM 6.5.1 (build 23506). The custom ROM is available thanks to hdubli on XDA-developers. Below, you can see 6.5.1 in action on the neoTouch S200. Hdubli, with the help of rafyvitto, is also working on a 6.5.1 ROM with Manila 2.5. They're ...

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    A video from Solopalmari has been published which shows the browser speed between the HTC HD2 with server-side compression technology on the Opera Mobile 9.7 browser, the Acer neoTouch S200 with Internet Explorer Mobile, and the iPhone 3GS with Safari. With server side compression technology, the HTC HD2 beat out its competitors, with IE Mobile on the Acer coming in last. How good is the Snapdragon processor you may ask? Well, as far as screen rotation speeds, it seems that the Snapdragon handsets are pretty zippy. (via: WMPowerUser)

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    The Android-based Acer Liquid has a zippy Snapdragon processor rumored to come in at 1 Ghz, a WVGA capacitive touchscreen (versus resistive on the neoTouch), and integration with social media sites. The leaked picture on Engadget Mobile shows us a device that we've seen before--perhaps it's the neoTouch S200 F1 stripped of its Windows Mobile brain for Android? It seems that unlike HTC, which is creating a fun, consumer-oriented design for its Android handsets (like the chin on most Android devices), Acer may be saving development costs in reusing the same chassis from its Windows Mobile ...

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    The Touch HD and the Acer neoTouch are similar devices. They both have 3.8" WVGA screens and they both have the same form factor. Where they differ is what's on the inside, with the neoTouch packing the tasty 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 CPU, and the Touch HD sporting the processor found commonly on most of HTC's current-generation devices, the Qualcomm MSM7201A clocking in at 528MHz. In the review of the Acer neoTouch, we showed you through videos and benchmarks just how fast the Snapdragon is. We concluded that in day to day operation, the Snapdragon makes the neoTouch fast, but how ...

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    We just received the Snapdragon-packing Acer neoTouch. It's running Windows Mobile 6.5, has support for US 3G (via the UMTS 1900 band), and is thinner than the Touch HD. Right now you can follow us on Twitter and ask questions as we do a live review while the unboxing video uploads to YouTube.

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