HTC Commits to Upgrading 7 Smartphones to Android 4.0

HTC announced today via its Facebook page that it plans to update a number of its smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. In the U.S., HTC will update the Rezound, EVO Design 4G, and Amaze 4G. In world markets, HTC will update the Sensation, Sensation XL, and Sensation XE, as well as the EVO 3D. HTC said that the devices will be updated in cooperation with their network operator partners; more specific details aren’t yet available. HTC said that it is still evaluating its device portfolio and will have more to announce in the coming weeks. ...

Verizon Offering Double the Data Promotion for 4G Phones

Verizon Wireless today announced a data promotion that will be available to those who buy smartphones starting November 8. Customers who subscribe to a 4G smartphone data plan will receive double the amount of monthly data. For example, someone who chooses the 2GB plan for $30 per month will receive 4GB of data per month for the same $30. Verizon says the promotion is available to new and existing customers. Existing customers need only change their plan via Verizon’s online account controls. For customers who want a smaller data plan, they will be able to add a 300MB plan to any ...

Sprint Affirms Android 4.0 for its HTC Lineup

Following HTC’s announcement earlier today, Sprint confirmed via its community support forums that it will update the HTC EVO Design 4G and the HTC EVO 3D to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. Sprint said that Android 4.0 will be pushed out to these devices over the air. It also said that Android 4.0 will be available to “other key products in our line-up.” Sprint said that more information will be provided in due time. Tweet Vote on HN ...

HTC Vivid for AT&T

Following the Samsung Skyrocket, the HTC Vivid is the other leading Long Term Evolution 4G smartphone for AT&T’s burgeoning high-speed network. Here’s a first look.The HTC Vivid is a new LTE 4G smartphone for AT&T. It takes a different design approach when compared to phones we’ve seen recently from HTC. It is weighty, dense, and has an odd, trapezoidal shape that gives it a curious appearance.With its qHD display stretching across most of the front surface, the Vivid is the plainest, blackest-looking smartphone I’ve seen from HTC in recent memory. Gone are ...

HTC Rezound Brings Beats Audio

Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced the Rezound, the first Android smartphone to include integration with Beats Audio technology for the U.S. market. Features of the Rezound include Long Term Evolution 4G, 4.3-inch 720p HD display, and both Beats Audio software and a set of Beats Audio headphones that work together to produce a better music experience. Other specs include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM; 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens, action burst, dual-LED flash and 1080p HD video capture; and 2-megapixel user-facing camera. It will ship with 16GB of internal storage ...

iPhone Voice Assistant

Siri, the personal, voice-controlled assistant that is part of the iPhone 4S, has been unavailable to many users across the U.S. today. Siri requires Apple’s servers in order to work. When users attempt to pose questions to Siri, Siri says that it can’t connect to the network. Apple has not yet commented on the outage. Tweet Vote on HN ...

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