Verizon to ship Droid Incredible with multitasking on 5/4

Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless

We knew this phone was coming and now it’s finally here. The Droid Incredible by HTC has officially launched with Verizon Wireless, offering some crazy speeds and functionality. You may have once known it simply as the HTC Incredible, the Droid Incredible could actually be even better than the Google Nexus One in many ways. For instance, you get an impressive 8.0 megapixel camera compared to the 5.0 megapixel shooter on the Nexus One. Other highlights include heavy social media integration, Android Market access, and high-speed 3G connectivity.

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HTC no longer interested in buying Palm

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Palm is struggling in this world filled with Android, BlackBerry and iPhones. Even Microsoft has a glimmer of hope with the pending release of Windows Phone 7 Series. Then, Palm thought that it saw the light at the end of the tunnel when it was said that HTC wanted to buy them. Well, that hasn’t worked out either. It seems that Palm just can’t catch a break.

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Verizon picks up HTC Incredible, rebrands it as Droid Incredible

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Your search for a super powerful smartphone on a reliable network just may be coming to an end. This announcement comes completely out of left field, but it seems that the sultry HTC Incredible will be making its way to Verizon by the end of the month. To match up with its stablemates, the phone is changing names to the Droid Incredible by HTC.

This way, the “Droid” naming scheme can remain intact over at Verizon Wireless for all of its Google Android smartphones. You already have the Motorola Droid and the Droid Eris, so why not throw in the Droid Incredible too.

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Get ready for yet another smartphone OS from HTC

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HTC got its start in the smartphone business by creating a wide range of Windows Mobile handsets under a variety of different banners. More recently, the company has developed a good number of Google Android phones too. Well, it seems that HTC Has yet another card up its sleeve: its own smartphone OS.

Cheng Hui-ming is the chief financial officer of HTC and he recently had an interview with Bloomberg wherein he revealed that the company is developing its own smartphone platform. As if Android and Windows Mobile weren’t enough, they want to add yet another OS to the mix.

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Palm to be purchased by HTC or Lenovo?

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The Palm Pre was supposed to represent the resurgence of the company. The Palm Centro and Palm Treo were quickly losing market share, but the Pre was new, exciting and innovative. Unfortunately, it seems that it wasn’t quite as big a success as Palm had hoped.

As such, there are rumors going around that Palm is available for sale and it already has two very interested suitors. Even though these acquisition rumors are just that — rumors — the Palm stock price shot up about 10% today based on the news.

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ITC to investigate Apple’s legal complaint against HTC

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Rather than focus their energies on innovating the industry and moving forward with new and exciting technology, it seems that these two juggernauts are more interested in duking it out in court. As you may have heard, Apple filed a legal complaint against HTC and it seems like this complaint could have some merit.

More specifically, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted and agreed to further investigate the complaint put forth by Apple, saying that HTC stole some patents from the Cupertino-based electronics company. Steve Jobs is entering battle mode again.

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Apple and HTC legal battle continues with a history lesson

HTC responds to allegations from Apple regarding patent infringements

As you may have heard, Apple has filed some legal action against HTC regarding some of its cell phone technology relating back to the iPhone. HTC disagrees and has issued a press release to express the company’s position as such.

HTC states that it “will fully defend itself” against any lawsuits and legal action that Apple may take. The company “strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies.” They also “embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possibile.” This comes from HTC CEO Peter Chou.

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HTC HD2 confirmed for T-Mobile – perhaps a little too late?

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Taiwan-based HTC Corporation brought the HD2 to the shores of North America just a few months after it was available in Europe and Hong Kong. An announcement of its unveiling was reported to us for March 16th, that date has come, and the successor to the HTC Touch HD is officially coming to T-Mobile March 24.

With the HTC HD2 being a pioneer of sorts. It was the first Windows Mobile phone with a touch interface and the second smart phone with the 1GHZ Snap Dragon processor, which makes it incredibly fast

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HTC HD2 exclusively on T-Mobile March 24

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T-Mobile’s hosting a special event in New York City on March 16th to lay to rest all the rumors swirling around the HTC HD2 launch date. We are expecting a March 24th release date according to a leaked roadmap, but a twitter post says it could be as early as March 23rd. The HTC HD2 is quite the monster, it’s got a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.3 inch high-resolution capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD slot bundled with a 16GB card, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.

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Apple sues HTC over possible iPhone patent infringement

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Apple has announced a lawsuit against handset manufacturer HTC for violating patents it owns with the iPhone. Apple has been involved in numerous struggles over the past years defending their own patents. Potentially infringing patents of the past were most notably brought about by Kodak and Nokia. This time however, it is Apple on the attack.

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Windows Phone 7 Series first look, HTC on-board, not enough cowbell

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Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the companies next-generation of Windows for smartphones today: Windows Phone 7 Series. Microsoft is adapting to consumer demand and tailoring the new OS to have a “smart design” and integrated experiences between web and other applications. The have also have managed to bring Xbox Live games and Zune music and video to the mobile phone.

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HTC Expresses Interest in Re-Entering Netbook Market

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Even before the original Asus Eee PC hit the scene a couple of years ago, the concept of a netbook had already existed through a series of handheld computers. There were devices that were slightly bigger than PDAs and HTC wanted a piece of the pie. Unfortunately, devices like the HTC Advantage and HTC Shift […]

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