It’s finally coming. The HTC HD2, they most amazing of HTC phones. With that crisp 4.3-inch touchscreen and 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, which is the same CPU as the 4-inch XPERIA X10 that was revealed yesterday. The HD2 comes to T-Mobile in Europe on November 9th, and Asia will also get it this week. The US gets it in early 2010. Rumors say it will be with T-Mobile, but let’s wait on this one and see. And did I mention that it comes with Windows Mobile 6.5? It’s about time.
Even though there has been numerous reports that T-Mobile’s service in the USA is down, I was just able to call a friend who is with T-Mobile. So what exactly is going on here T-Mo? Oh and by the way: T-Mobile FAIL. You just messed up with the Sidekick and now this?
“T-Mobile customers may be experiencing service disruptions impacting voice and data. Our rapid response teams have been mobilized to restore service as quickly as possible. We will provide updates as more information is available.”
Another statement from T-Mobile:
We’re making good progress restoring voice and messaging service to affected customers. At this time, approximately 5 percent of T-Mobile customers are experiencing service disruptions. Issues began at approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. Our rapid response team is working continuously to fully resolve this disruption. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused our customers
AT&T is suing Verizon because AT&T claims that due to the “There’s a Map for That” ad that Verizon is running, it makes the coverage they provide look like nothing. AT&T also claims that the ad shows AT&T has almost no 3G coverage across the country. Now here’s the interesting part of this story: When you look at AT&T’s claims, you would think that there is basically no phone coverage at all that AT&T provides. But now to the facts: the map only represents 3G coverage and video. Not basic 2G. So basically, AT&T is mad that dumb some people don’t understand that, if it confuses them, it makes AT&T’s network look terrible (and it is).
Consumers are interpreting the white or blank space on the maps to mean that AT&T customers who are not in an AT&T “3G” coverage area have no wireless coverage whatsoever, and therefore have no ability to use their wireless devices for any purposes in vast areas of the country. This interpretation is not surprising as Verizon, in its own coverage maps, uses white space to inform customers that no coverage of any kind exists.
Not to ruin AT&T’s parade on using my money to launch a lawsuit, but Verizon is right here. AT&T’s 3G network is terrible in San Fransisco and even worse in New York. AT&T, here’s a deal: use the money you snatch out of my pocket to improve your service, then we can file lawsuits on everybody.
According to VIA, the new VIA Nano 3000 processors consume 20% less power than previous models. The 6 new processors range in speeds from 1GHz to 2GHz, which all have a 800MHz FSB, 64-bit, as well as Windows 7 and Linux support. They also claim there will be 1080p multimedia playback, and that these processors will be in thin-and-light laptops as well as all-in-one desktops. Samples are shipping to OEMs now with full production slated for Q1 2010. Really what they’re trying to say here is that they want to kill the Intel Atom
New Rumor. The ThinkPad X200e (or in other words, the rumored ThinkPad X200e or X100e), has 2 more shots that we haven’t seen before. Making it possible that this is real and not some super Photoshop rendering, which makes things more exciting. Who doesn’t like a new boring-in-black ThinkPad? I do. And if you look closely, it’s not the exact same ThinkPad design we’ve known for years.
It’s official. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is Sony’s first Android phone, and it wields the 1Ghz Snapdragon chip, 8.1 megapixel camera, and the awesome Android skin Rachel. It’s expected to launch in the first quarter of 2010; making it one of the fastest phones on the market. All because of that wonderful 1GHz Snapdragon chip. And did I mention the 8.1 MP camera?
Tit the link for videos of the XPERIA X10, including a demo of Speed Forge 3D.
If there’s one thing interesting about this 648 megapixel picture of the entire galaxy, then it’s the time that was spent making it. Axel Mellinger from Central Michigan University, put together the 648MP image of the Milky Way from 3,000 pictures he shot all over the planet. He traveled 26,000 miles to South Africa, Texas, and Michigan over 22 months, and spent hundreds of hours constructing this pic. The interactive version is on his site.
All of you must now be familair with the Motorola DROID, but Android-eager Europeans will also get the DROID, but with a different name. The Motorola MILESTONE is the exact same handset as the DROID, but with 2 important differences. One, it has multitouch; how come we here in the US don’t get multitouch? Wouldn’t the DROID be even more of a threat to the iPhone (which is its target) if it had it? And for the second feature, it’s missing Google Maps Navigator; but the Europeans will get MOTONAV in its place. Italy and Germany will get the MILESTONE first. The carriers will be: The Phone House, O2 and Vodafone, with Germany getting it on November 9th.
With all of the buzz right now with the DROID series, the HT Touch HD2 looks like it doesn’t want to get left out. T-Mobile UK has just revealed a launch date of November 9, with a press event in Taipei this week. So that leaves 2 questions. (1: When is it coming to the USA (2: what carrier?)
Come on HTC, we know you have that info somewhere. Oh, and here’s the link I found to the official HTC HD2 site: