HTC Droid Eris soucre code released

Android developers should be happy to know that HTC has just released the source code for the HTC Droid Eris. HTC has also made available the source of the HTC Hero (Sprint version) and HTC Tattoo a couple of days ago.

Droid Eris by HTC (Verizon) 63.7 MB 2010/02/01 Download
HTC Tattoo Kernel Source Code 71.4 MB 2010/01/22 Download
HTC Hero (Sprint) Kernel Source Code 49.7 MB 2010/01/22 Download
HTC Hero Kernel Source Code 49.6 MB 2009/10/22 Download
HTC Magic Kernel Source Code 49.5 MB 2009/07/30 Download
HTC Dream Kernel Source Code 49.7 MB 2009/07/30 Download
HTC Proprietary Binaries for ADP1 188 KB 2009/07/30 Download

HTC’s developer website can be found here

HTC Tattoo hands-on video

htc tattoo didn’t only get a chance to handle the HTC Leo, they also just posted a short video hands-on of the low-end Android based HTC Tattoo formely known as the HTC Click.

Source: via Youtube

HTC Tattoo has a Resistive touch screen unlike all other Android phones

Here’s some lame news, according to HTC’s “chief innovation officer” Horace Luke, the newly announced HTC Tattoo has a resitive touch screen and not a capacitive one like all the other Android phones released so far. This was probably done to keep cost down. It still sucks though.

Le Tattoo est pourtant moins confortable à utiliser que le Hero du fait d’un écran de petite taille (2,8 pouces). Est-il multipoint ?
Sur le Tattoo, nous utilisons un écran QVGA 2,8 pouces. Nous voulions vraiment offrir un design différent de celui du Hero pour qu’il ressemble plus à un téléphone mobile classique qu’à un véritable smartphone. En revanche, contrairement au Hero, le Tattoo utilise un écran résistif non multipoint. Nous avons fait des essais et nous nous sommes rendus compte que cette technologie n’est pas assez pratique à utiliser avec un écran de cette taille.

Bold part translation: The Tattoo has a non-multi-touch resistive screen

Source: Mobinaute

HTC Tattoo low-cost Android phone announced

htc tattoo
As we reported earlier, HTC is focusing on low-end devices in Q4 2009, so after the Touch 2 last week here comes the Tattoo (formely known as the Click) which is just a Touch 2 with Android instead of Windows Mobile. The specs are nearly indentical (though it has a capacitive screen unlike the Touch 2). Man, I hate does QVGA devices with fixed focus cameras (!). HTC’s been shipping the same phone under different names for nearly year (HTC Vogue, HTC Cruise etc..) only changing the software. It should be available at the end of the month in some countries (with Bouygues Telecom in France for example).

The HTC Tattoo product page

Source: HTC

HTC registers new Smartphone names


Looks like HTC has registered quite a few upcoming smartphone namse/trademarks lately :

  • HTC Tattoo
  • HTC Imagio
  • HTC Dawn
  • HTC Vigor
  • HTC Interlude

We are probably getting closer to some product announcements. Looking at past product trademark registrations its seems that they are done approximately 2 to 3 months before the products are released/announced. Full list here


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