HTC Flyer – Sketcher’s Dream?

via Engadget

HTC has announced the Flyer, a 7″ Android tablet. HTC’s first entry into the tablet market is pretty unique, in that it features a pressure sensitive stylus on top of the (now) standard capacitive screen.

If the stylus can work smoothly enough, and programs like Sketchbook Mobile can find their way onto the device optimized for the stylus input, this may be a mobile dream come true for sketchers and artists.

Via Engadget


Engadget has posted more about the technology being used in the touch panel for the Flyer, as well as a quick video showing it in action.


Android on the HTC Wizard

Today I’m messing around with running Android 1.5 on my old HTC 8125 (Wizard). I don’t have the data network working yet, but I can place a call (but no audio) and send text messages. WiFi is also broken. Whenever the screen should go to sleep, instead of a blank screen, you get scrolled terminal text about the screen sleep function. It’s not practical at all, but it sure is fun.

The Wing Linux project makes it all possible.

Having a semi-functional Android phone in my hands is making me want one though. If even just for a functional Google Voice application (which I can’t get on my iPhone… thanks Apple.)

HTC Dream – Android Phone Photos

Engadget posted photos from a Chinese forum showing off a T-Mobile branded HTC Dream running Google’s Android mobile operating system. I’ve been looking forward to seeing what Android will do once it hits the market, and it looks like the first device to hit will be pretty impressive. It doesn’t look extremely slim, but it seems comparable to most of the smartphones on the market now. I expect that the physical keyboard will draw some early adopters who haven’t wanted to go the completely touch-screen route. I’m looking forward to seeing the phone in person.

Check out Engadget’s Gallery for more photos and a comparison shot next to other phones.

Via: Engadget

HTC Touch

With the announcement of the iPhone, I haven’t been looking forward to the iPhone itself as much as I have been looking forward to the industry’s reaction to it. Apple’s attention to user interface will be a great shot in the arm for the cellphone market. The hype around the iPhone has shown that user interface is a huge factor to the customer.

The response is already happening. Today HTC brought something very exciting to the table… the HTC Touch. With the Touch, HTC has built a new user interface on top of Windows Mobile 6. It uses a lot of the same finger swiping controls that you see on the iPhone. I think these gesture based displays will become the norm on our devices.

You can see some videos of the interface in action in this article: http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=3899

The official site is here: http://www.htctouch.com/

More info at geek.com

The Touch is on sale now in London, but doesn’t seem to have the frequency band needed to be used in the US. I hope a US version will be launched soon, for those of us on the west side of the “pond”.

Via: Slashdot