One of the main issues of modern smartphones is battery life. The more we move ahead the more it seems that manufacturers are cramming juice draining features in their devices, and disregarding how long these last under normal usage. GPS, bigger screens, accelerometers, cameras, faster processors,…, all of these are aimed to enhance our mobility and yet cripple us a mere couple of hours afterwards as the dreaded “Battery Low” warning starts flashing in front of our eyes. Enter Mugen Batteries. I like to think of them as the modern day geek version of a knight in shining armor, riding on a white horse and whipping their swords to decapitate poor battery life all across the world.
A couple of months ago, I received the Mugen extended OEM-sized battery for the Desire Z for review. At the time, I was about to open my pharmacy, and move from spending most of my time at home, where power sources are abundant and time to charge is not a hindrance, to spending 12 hours a day working, plus more than an hour driving, and generally not really having the time to care about charging my phone except at night. My Desire Z had to be accessible, still running, whenever, wherever, as long as I was up. The Mugen extended battery had better step up to the challenge.
Continue reading “Love Confession: Mugen 1800mAh Extended Battery For HTC Desire Z, Incredible S, G2”
In many of my posts about the Nokia E7, ever since I received my trial unit, I kept saying that “I don’t get it”. I don’t understand the purpose of the E7 or who will buy it or for what reason. The rationale behind my thought was that in terms of Symbian competition, the Nokia N8 offers a much more complete package, while in terms of QWERTY/Business competition, there are plenty of better options with Android on board.
However, saying something is not like proving it in an objective comparison of specs, so given that I have an N8, E7 and HTC Desire Z in my hands, I set out to take some pictures of all of them for you, and to do a specifications comparison table.
Continue reading “Nokia E7: Does It Compete With The N8 Or The HTC Desire Z?”
About a month ago, I decided to take the plunge for a new Android device. My choice boiled down between the HTC Desire Z and the Motorola Milestone 2 that we reviewed earlier, as I want or more accurately need, a physical QWERTY keyboard on my phone. I eventually went for the Desire Z as the Milestone 2 wasn’t yet available in Lebanon, and I have always wanted to own an HTC device.
Here is a hardware tour gallery of my HTC Desire Z’s Super-LCD touchscreen, metallic clad and Qwerty goodness.
Continue reading “Around The HTC Desire Z In 25 Photos”
HTC has told SlashGear that the Desire HD , Desire Z ,Desire and Incredible S will be getting the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in the coming months.
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The Desire HD and Desire Z have been available in the retail market in India for quite some time now but only now we are seeing them on the official website of HTC India . Continue reading “HTC Desire HD and Desire Z finally appear on HTC India website”
We just learnt the HTC is planning to launch it’s latest Android handset the Desire HD in India within a week. The Desire Z will also be launched soon but there is no clarity on the timeline.Seems like there is more market demand for the Desire HD than Desire Z
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Last month, we saw the first shot of the HTC Knight, which is an Android powered phone, and will be exclusive to Sprint in USA. Our friends over at BGR got their hands on an interesting information about the HTC Knight. They are reporting that the HTC Knight comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and 4G connectivity. Continue reading “HTC Knight to come with Android 2.2 and QWERTY keyboard”
When Taiwanese handset maker HTC launched the Desire Z and Desire HD back in September we had sets our eyes on the Desire Z which comes with Android 2.2 goodness and a full QWERTY keyboard which is such a rare affair with Android phones. We still love the first Android phone – T-Mobile G1 and the Desire Z is also known as the G2 or the true successor to the G1. The Desire Z landed in the FoneArena HQ and we unbox it for you on video below Continue reading “HTC Desire Z Unboxing”
Vodafone India will be launching the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z android handsets in India starting from November 2010. HTC has announced its plans to roll out the devices in Asia Pacific in an event in Taiwan yesterday. Continue reading “Vodafone to launch HTC Desire HD and Desire Z in India this November”
There is a big problem in the old HTC Sense UI that if you turn it off, then it takes a long time in booting. But thanks to HTC because they noticed the point, now it takes few seconds in booting and the device is ready to use. HTC has improved the booting process in new HTC Continue reading “New HTC Sense UI boots faster than ever”
Recently we saw HTC launched the successors to a successful device HTC Desire, which are known as HTC Desire HD and Desire Z. Now all three are family now, and they are known as the Desire family. HTC Desire is a very good device, and we all know that, but what about the Continue reading “Comparison between the “Desire” family”
Here are some live pics of the HTC Desire Z running on Android 2.2. Its a much awaited QWERTY Android phone from HTC. FoneArena was at the HTC Event in London where the company announced their 2 new Android handsets
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Everyone is curious to hear about the price of the new Desire HD and Desire Z, and finally Amazon is the first one to give Desire Z a price tag. Amazon.de is offering the Desire Z for £549, and Amazon UK is offering it for £499. A very popular UK retailer which is known as eXpansys, they also revealed the price for Desire HD and Desire Z. They are offering the Desire HD for £499.99 an Continue reading “HTC Desire HD and Z priced !”
HTC has finally made the Desire HD and Desire Z official at their event in London today. The Desire HD is nothing but a GSM Version of the EVO 4G for Sprint and the Desire Z is the Global variant of the T-Mobile G2 Continue reading “HTC Desire HD and Desire Z launched , coming this October”