New HTC HD Mini Rom released

HTC has just released a new ROM for the HTC HD Mini today. This 1.36 ROM updates improves the following:

Improved Functions:

1. The trimmer bar will slide smoothly while trimming the mp3.

2. Enhance the system performance and stability.

3. Improves the ringtone sound quality.

You can grab the following files direct on HTC’s support site and don’t forget to check out my HD Mini review if you haven’t already:

Greece: 1.36.482.1, Portugal: 1.36.410.1, France: 1.36.406.1, Denmark: 1.36.403.1,

Italy: 1.36.408.1, Europe: 1.36.401.1, Spain: 1.36.412.1, Russian Federation: 1.36.411.1,

Sweden: 1.36.413.1, Germany: 1.36.407.1, Nederland: 1.36.404.1, East Europe: 1.36.479.1,

Norway: 1.36.409.1

Source: HTC

HTC HD Mini software update fixing the ringtone sound quality released

HTC has just released a small softaware fix for the HTC HD Mini to fix the ringtone sound quality:

This update improves the ringtone sound quality.

Note: This update is only applicable to ROM versions equal to 1.35.xxx.x, or lower.

Head over here to download it.

Source: HTC

HTC HD Mini camera quality and samples

Thanks to its fairly good sensor the 5 Mpix camera (w/autofocus) of the HTC HD Mini takes reasonably good pictures as you can se above (sorry I had to re-size them for bandwidth reasons). All shots were taken in Auto mode and SuperFine sharpness. Interior shots came out correct if you manually set the ISO to 100 and as you can see macro shots are just awesome. The Auto-Focus speed is the fastest I have ever experienced on mobile phone (and even real point & shoot cameras) the HD2 is a dog compared to the HD Mini (but it doesn’t have a flash). Last but not least, the HTC HD Mini doesn’t seem suffer from the infamous pink spot/hue like the HTC HD2 (will have to check it out tho..). Check out the Hardware tour and Software tour.

HTC HD Mini Software Tour

Here’s a follow up to yesterday’s HTC HD Mini hardware tour video (1080p video is still being processed by YouTube). This time you’ll see the device in action and a quick comparison against the current top of the line Windows Phone, the HTC HD2. As you will see the HTC HD Mini is nearly as smooth and snappy as the HD2 but lacks in other areas. If you want me to show some other parts of the software don’t hesitate to ask bellow, on Twitter or by mail.

HTC HD Mini Hardware Tour

Here’s my brief HTC HD Mini hardware tour video a shot a couple of minutes ago. You all how it looks like next to the HTC HD2 and the nice yellow internals. From a hardware specifications standpoint the HTC HD Mini has nearly the same specs has the HTC Legend (minus the digital compass and AMOLED screen and lower capacity battery: 1300mah vs 1200mah). Check out the HD Mini vs HD2 size comparison here.

HTC HD Mini vs HTC HD2 size comparison


I just took a couple of pictures comparing the HTC HD Mini to the HTC HD2. As you can see the HD Mini is obviously smaller than the HD2 but is 0.7mm (0.03 inch) thicker. The mini feels really good in the hand as is definitely easier to use than the HD2, you can easly reach all four corners of the screen if your finger  and those who have an HD2 know that it’s a real pain to pull it out of your pocket if you are sitting…Check out the Hardware Tour video here.

The HTC HD Mini has arrived

I’ve just received the HTC HD Mini for review thanks to the good folks at HTC. I’ll take my time to review it thoroughly. So if you have any questions don’t hesite to send me an email, post a comment or use Twitter. I’ll do videos, grab some photos and most importantly use the the HD Mini as my main phone for a couple of days.