HTC EVO 4G vs HTC HD2 video comparison

The boys at WireFly have just posted a video comparison of HTC’s two top-of-the-line smartphones: the HTC EVO 4G vs HTC HD2. Frankly at this point in time there’s no comparison if you are currently out of contract (and in an area covered by Sprint): the HTC EVO 4G is the way to go. It has a better camera and a better OS. Unfortunately the non-upgradeability of the HD2 makes a a hard choice especially with all the rumored Windows Phone 7 devices coming this fall. Watch the 14Mins long video after the break:

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Leaked Android 2.2 / Froyo ROM for the Motorola Droid available now

Motorola Droid owners rejoice! A leaked Android 2.2 aka Froyo ROM has been leaked for you today. The package is nearly fully functional (no Wifi support unfortunately) and can be downloaded right now.

Downloads:
These files are nandroid backups. You must download them, extract them, and then place in the appropriate folder.

ROM is already rooted with new SuperUser installed.

Install Instructions Clockwork Recovery:
1) Download file
2) Extract folder named 2010-06-05.06.15.32
3) Place folder 2010-06-05.06.15.32 in the /sdcard/clockwork/backup folder on your sdcard
4) Restart phone in recovery
5) Go to nandroid, select restore, select the above folder and press the camera button.

Install Instructions SP Recovery:
1) Download file
2) Extract folder named froyo-BS-20100605-0547
3) Place BS-20100605-0547 in the /sdcard/nandroid folder on your sdcard
4) Restart phone in recovery
5) Go to Backup/Restore, select advanced restore, select the above folder and press the camera button.


Clockwork Recovery Nandroid:

Download 1

mirror #1

mirror #2


SP Recovery Nandroid:

Download 1

mirror #1

mirror #2

If using sprecovery you need this.
Sprecovery Root File ——> www.mydroidfiles.com/downloads/update.zip

Head over to MyDroidWorld for fruther instructions and info.

Motorola Shadow / Xtreme in the wild again

The Motorola Shadow / Xtreme has been making the rounds latetly and popping up everywhere.: At the Gym, Wifi Certification, Verizon’s inventory etc.. Today we have been blessed with 4 new live shots of the handsets. The device is said to run Android 2.2 and have 9 homescreen (the Dsire has 7 homescreens/pages)  and feature and HDMI out port, 720P recording capability etc..

Source: DroidLife

Windows Phone 7 Development handsets coming soon

Some new information coming straight from the Windows Phone 7 event held in Maarssen (NL) indicates that developers will soon receive real hardware devices to build their applications. It is still not clear if those development devices (probably LG Panther / GW910) will by free (maybe shipped by MS to select developers) or if anybody registered as a Dev can buy one (this sounds fishy at best, I’ve never heard of a hardware manufacturer selling prototype hardware with a still unfinished OS on it…). Once Windows Phone 7 is officially launched this fall a developer will supposedly be able to “unlock” up to five retail handsets to side load applications on it (the same way apps are loaded on a Zune HD via Visual Studio).

Source: MobileGamesBlog