Gorgeous weather app gets even more handy
We always feel old when we get excited by a weather app. Mind you, we're in the UK. Weather is what we do. If you live in an area where you get flood alerts because rain has been seen on an old TV rerun, you don't need this. If you've never seen the grass beneath all that snow, you're fine. For anywhere else, though, weather apps can be supremely handy, and Dark Sky 5.0.0 is at least among the best. It has to be: you've already got a weather app on your Apple Watch and your iPhone already; this has to be better, or no one would ever need it.
T-Mobile hopes to discourage iPhone unlockers
A leaked strategy document from T-Mobile has shown TMoNews that the carrier is actively trying to discourage the large number of unlocked iPhones on its network. Incorrectly referring to the devices at the "iPhone 4G" and "4G S," the staff memo insists that T-Mobile users are getting a "poor" experience by being on the carrier's EDGE (2G) network. Moving to one of its '4G' phones like the HTC Amaze 4G or Radar 4G will be free them from being "stuck in the 2G slow lane" with Apple's device.
T-Mobile updates G2X and Radar 4G
T-Mobile planned out a pair of updates for key smartphones this week. It confirmed that it was restarting its Android 2.3 update for the G2X. Updates had gone properly for the LG phone before, but T-Mobile hoped to catch those who either missed the update or had bought phones that still had 2.2 after the 2.3 upgrades finished.
FEMA, T-Mobile show presidential alert system
T-Mobile triggered a minor concern on Friday morning after it tested the Presidential Emergency Alert system early. Those on the network have reported getting a sudden message. Lance Ulanoff, using an HTC Radar 4G with Windows Phone, saw it badged as a "Presidential Alert" with a test flag, but it also included a "weird siren-like sound," he said, hinting that it was the hard-coded special feature.
HTC Radar 4G dated and priced
T-Mobile on Monday put out a hard ship date and price for the HTC Radar 4G. Its first Windows Phone 7.5 hardware ships on November 2. The full-touch phone costs $100, albeit only after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) launches in India
Microsoft has held a formal event to launch a trio of Windows Phone 7 Mango handsets in India. The launch was held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi on Wednesday, where Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik announced the impending arrival of the HTC Radar, Samsung Omnia W and the Acer Allegro. The first of the three to land on the Indian market will be HTC’s Radar, which arrives next week.
Small Windows Phone 7 handset
HTC brought its range of new handsets to CTIA, showing the diversity of different models running Android and Windows Phone. The appropriately-named Titan marks one end of the spectrum, as the largest Windows Phone on the market, while the Radar attempts to accomodate users who want a compact device. In our hands-on preview, we take a look at how the Radar fits into the Windows Phone market and HTC's portfolio.
HTC Radar 4G confirmed for T-Mobile this fall
T-Mobile's US branch confirmed its version of the HTC Radar. Here called the Radar 4G, it will be T-Mobile's only Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) phone known so far. Apart from running at 14.4Mbps on the network, its core difference will be the addition of T-Mobile's preferred apps, including T-Mobile TV streaming and Slacker Radio.
HTC Radar 4G set for T-Mobile US
The HTC Radar 4G Windows Phone 7.5 has been spotted in the wild carrying T-Mobile US branding. The photos supplied to Tmo News show a boot screen revealing a T-Mobile version of the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS, as well as T-Mobile’s TV mobile TV app. Although officially announced by HTC, the device has not been given a US launch date.
Retailer to offer phones as exclusives
HTC's Radar and
Sensation XE will be hitting UK shelves on October 1. Retailer Phones4u is boasting that it will be the first in Britain to be offering the smartphones. The Sensation XE is an update to HTC's popular Sensation smartphone, which the company hopes will compete effectively against Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5.
HTC exec says no need to clash with iPhone
HTC's American president Martin Fichter touched on his earlier interview with a rare follow-up elaborating on his position. He claimed that he not only didn't see HTC setting out to make an "iPhone killer" but that he actively discouraged the idea in the office. The goal was not to replace Apple but to target those people who didn't fit in Apple's world.
HTC Bliss may appear at NYC gathering
HTC dropped a strong clue as to the release timing of the Bliss with an invite it sent to members of the media. The notice points to a September 20 gathering in New York City. Little is mentioned as to the contents, but a request to "come celebrate in style" and the use of the Bliss' expected seafoam green and possible purple colors.
HTC Radar and Titan official
HTC launched itself back into Windows Phone support at its special event Thursday with two new models. Topping the group, the Titan (once codenamed the Eternity) is the biggest Windows Phone ever and has a 4.7-inch (albeit 480x800) touchscreen in a relatively slim 0.39-inch unibody frame. It confirms front camera support in the Mango update to the OS and has both a 1.3-megapixel front camera along with the rear eight-megapixel piece.