HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio announced

HTC has announced its first Beats Audio certified handset today; the HTC Sensation XE. As the name implies the Sensation EX is essentially nothing more than a premium version of the original HTC Sensation released earlier this year. The only difference is the higher clocked MSM8X60 SoC which is now running Dual-Core CPU at 1.5ghz instead of 1.2Ghz and the Beats Audio optimization (which I willing to beat are simply software based). The Sensation XE will also ship with Beats By Dre headphones just in case you didn’t get the memo about the $300M investment that HTC made in the audio brand a few weeks ago.

The HTC Sensation XE will be available in early October in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Nothing really exciting here besides the fact that this is HTC most powerful handset to date.

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HTC Flyer Honeycomb Android 3.2 update leaked

I have to give credit to HTC for sticking to their promise of updating the HTC Flyer to Honeycomb in a timely manner. The company is apparently on the verge of rolling out this massive update because a beta version of it has just find its way on the internet and can already be installed (painful process) if you own one and wish to mess around with your beloved tablet. As I noted in my HTC Flyer review the device initially shipped with Android 2.3 because Google required OEMs to use NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset on their tablets (their was no code compatible with other SoCs). Now that Android 3.X can be run on Qualcomm’s offerings HTC managed to make it working on the relatively modest single core MSM8255 clocked @ 1.5GHZ (the same one found in the HTC Titan and probably other high-end Mango handsets).

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HTC Jetstream Honeycomb tablet announced: Coming to AT&T September 4th

It’s been a while since I posted about and Android product but this one deserves to be talked about because it is HTC’s first Honeycomb tablet and also the first one powered by a Qualcomm SoC instead of the Nvidia Tegra 2. The HTC Jetstream (formerly known as the HTC Pucinni) features a 10.1 WXGA screen and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8X60 SoC cloced at 1.5ghz (dual-core CPU). It will also feature an updated version of the HTC Sense UI for tablet which was introduced on the HTC Flyer earlier this year.BEst of all; it’s launching this Sunday on AT&T Check out the full specs:

HTC Jetstream Specifications

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
  • HTC Sense™ UX for tablets
  • Display: 10.1” WXGA HD screen
  • Processor:  Third-generation Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • Camera: Front Facing 1.3 MP, Rear facing 8 MP and Dual LED Flash
  • Battery: 7,300 mAh
  • Expandable Memory:  MicroSD up to 32 GB
  • Dimensions: 7” (l) x 9.87” (w) x 51” (d)
  • Weight: 25 ounces

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HTC Puccini 10 inch Honeycomb tablet passes the FCC certification

The rumored successor to the HTC Flyer tablet has just recently passed the FCC certification. The HTC Puccini which is said to be running Honeycomb (Android 3.X) and a 10″ screen was initially rumored to launch in June but has yet to be officially announced by the Taiwanese manufactured. The Puccini will most probably be one of the first Honeycomb tablet powered by a Qualcomm SoC to hit the retail stores (an MSM8260 or APQ8660 and LTE/Wimax radios depending on the SKU). Android 3.X was only Tegra 2 compatible at launch that’s why most OEM have launch NVIDIA powered tablets this year and HTC who’s a close partner with Qualcomm decided to only launch the MSM8255 powered Flyer with Android 2.3X and wait until Honeycomb is finally ported to Qualcomm’s SoC before shipping an Android 3.X product.

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