HTC pushing out Firmware updates for its Windows Phone 7 devices ?

According to several HTC users who  have updated their handsets via the ChevronWP7.updater, the Zune software is now showing the availability of a what seems to be a firmware update. OEMs obliviously have the ability to push specific updates to some of their models via the WP7 update system but what’s kinda strange here is that only phone’s updated with the previously mentioned method are being notified of this update.I know that some HTC devices already had their Firmware (radio rom included) updated as part of the NoDo update package so maybe this is related (the weird update method may have prevented the phone from receiving the full update so they are now getting the rest of it?).

UPDATE: Microsoft just confirmed what I tried to guess:

But my strong advice is: wait. If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates.

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets a processor speed bump to 1.2Ghz

The Exynos 4210 powered version of the Samsung Galaxy S II (not to be confused with the Tegra 2 version) is apparently receiving a processor speed bum to 1.2ghz according to Samsung Estonia’s Facebook page. The device was initially announced with a 1Ghz Dual core CPU back in February in Barcelona and is now expected to hit the streets at the end of May or June.

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Super Monkey Ball for Windows Phone 7 released

This week’s Xbox Live game for Windows Phone 7 is Sega’s Super Monkey Ball. The game is unfortunately priced at $4.99 and when you consider that it was the first 3D game released on the iPhone 3 years ago (ans is now priced at $1.99) this can be a tiny bit much. Take Max & the Magic Marker for example: The game was initially a Windows Pone 7 exclusive game but has since been released on iOS (a few days ago) for only $1.99 while it is still priced at $4.99 on WP7. Anyway, don’t hesitate to download the trial version of Super Monkey Ball and try it out yourself. I personally find the controls to be a bit tricky (on the Omnia 7, don’t know if it’s the same on other WP7 devices.

HTC Pyramid to named the HTC Sensation

According to sources close to HTC the soon to be announced HTC Pyramid will be official named the HTC Sensation once it hits retail later this year. HTC is holding an event on April 12th in London but the content to be unveiled is yet to be known. Will it be mainly Android handsets (like the Pyramid and HTC EVO 3D) or will we also hear about HTC’s upcoming HTC Prime and HT Ignite Windows Phone 7 devices?

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