HTC Smartphones Barre VT

HTC offers a wide range of smartphones with differing capabilities and features to accommodate every smartphone users needs. Read through the following articles to learn more about HTC smartphones and find local companies and providers who can help you find what you’re looking for.

Cellular One
(802) 773-4951
238 S Main St
Rutland, VT
 
A T & T
(802) 652-5167
11 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, VT
 
Radioshack
(802) 773-5387
Diamond Run Mall
Rutland, VT
 
A T & T
(802) 652-5167
11 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, VT
 
A T & T Global Network Services
(802) 773-0209
12 N Main St
Rutland, VT
 
Wireless Zone
(802) 658-2557
5 Burlington Sq
Burlington, VT
 
Wireless Plus
(802) 862-2355
1525 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT

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Caleidoscope Communications
(802) 864-0300
209 Battery St
Burlington, VT
 
Wireless Zone
(802) 658-2557
5 Burlington Sq
Burlington, VT
 
A-9 Studios
(802) 318-1390
4 Howard St Ste A-9
Burlington, VT
 
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HTC Droid Incredible

HTC Droid Incredible coming to Verizon Wireless!

 Wow, seriously swinging towards these new Droid phones of late, and here is another killer HTC device being added to the mix. 8mpxl camera, huge 3" AMOLED, WiFi, GPS but weirdly no mention of BT?  Read on for full release details...

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless today announced DROID Incredible by HTC, the newest Android device on the nation’s most reliable wireless 3G network, will be available beginning April 29.       

        Featuring a “topographic” design that demonstrates the powerful engineering just beneath the surface, DROID Incredible by HTC is designed with craftsmanship and precision while making it easier than ever to stay connected.

        DROID Incredible by HTC features the newest version of the HTC Sense experience, a seven-panel home screen with a wide selection of interactive widgets so the most important content is immediately available at a touch.  Customers will enjoy seamless integration with Exchange ActiveSync®, quick and easy access to Flickr for sharing and viewing pictures, video, and Android Market™ with more than 30,000 Google applications.  DROID Incredible by HTC is the first Verizon Wireless phone that takes advantage of Qualcomm’s 1GHz superfast Snapdragon processor, and it’s the first available phone from Verizon Wireless to include an          8 megapixel camera. 

        Shortly after the phone becomes available, customers will be able to enjoy two of the latest exclusive apps from Verizon Wireless – NFL Mobile and Skype mobile™.

Additional Key features:       

  • Android 2.1 with HTC Sense experience
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor for maximum responsiveness
  • Friend Stream for unified Flickr, Facebook and Twitter updates
  • “Leap” view for quick access to all seven home screen panels
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash for crisp, detailed images
  • Razor-sharp 3.7 inch WVGA (480x800) AMOLED capacitive touch display
  • Optical joystick for smooth navigation
  • Dedicated, touch-sensitive Home, Menu, Back and Search keys
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor and digital compass
  • Integrated GPS
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • 3.5 mm headset jack

Price and availability:

DROID Incredible will be available for pre-order online at ww...

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HTC HD2

Wow, just when I thought I’d had enough of the HD2, it dominated the Windows Mobile websites this past week. The big news was that HTC officially announced that it’ll be coming to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2010. Also, some pretty spectacular videos were posted, as well as some great reviews.

HTC HD2 Available by Spring 2010

According to the announcement by HTC , the HD2, with its gorgeous 4.3-inch capacitive screen, will be available in the U.S. early next year. There is no word yet regarding which carrier will pick it up.

Of course, you can purchase an unlocked version in advance of that date. But you’ll be paying the full price rather than subsidized price. The European and Asian versions will in fact work with the T-Mobile and AT&T networks. But it won’t have the proper band to take advantage of 3G, so you’ll be limited to the slower Edge data speeds.

According to a post on PocketNow , the cheapest price they can find is $760.

Videos and Reviews of the HD2

Probably the most comprehensive video is MoDaCo’s 43-minute demo . The MoDaCo web page helpfully gives a table of contents in case you want to skip ahead to particular topics.

MobilityMinded has a really solid review and refers to the HD2 as a “new era in Windows Phones history.” The overall conclusion? “Quietly brilliant!” SlashGear has posted two videos (both in English): an unboxing and a hardware tour. And Engadet has a gallery of photos.

The 4.3-Inch Screen of the HD2

There are many aspects of the HD2 that are causing excitement, but perhaps none more so than the large screen. Just to give you an idea: the popular iPhone has a 3.6-inch screen and 480 x 320 resolution. The HD2 has a 4.3-inch screen and 800 x 480 resolution.

In this 10-minute video HTC CEO Peter Chou talks about the HD2 as a consumer phone and the advantages of a larger display. And later in the video (4:32) he briefly compares the HD2 screen to that of the iPhone.

And this stunning 3-minute video (in Dutch) shows the spectacular image you get playing video on the HD2.

The Onscreen Keyboard

SlashGear compares the HD2 keyboard to the hardware keyboard of the Nokia N900 and finds that it’s better than most hardware keyboards that come with smartphones. The HD2 can be used in landscape mode, providing fairly large keys, and the eff...

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HTC Pure Final Review

HTC Pure Final Review

 

The Pure is a solid, full-featured Windows Mobile phone, and I give it a hearty recommendation for existing WinMo tech freaks like myself. If I wasn’t locked into a service at work, I would likely get one. My wife wanted to keep it (her original Razr is finally dying), but I sadly had to pack it up and send it back. I was very happy with the speed and responsiveness of the Pure, and definitely like the few interface upgrades in 6.5. The web browsing experience is much improved, but page loads are still a bit sluggish. Some of the screens are cramped, and pulling out the stylus is still required due to some legacy windows/apps, but the phone’s stability was rock solid. I plan to round this up with the main features of the phone (dialing, messaging, GPS, multimedia, and apps), and post a brief summary in this final installment. You can see my previous posts here and here , which mainly focused on hardware and the UI features of the Pure.

Phone Features

Phone1 Phone2  Phone3 I had the Pure for almost a month, and used it about as much as my regular phone. For comparison, I have a work- provided Blackberry Curve, which I think is one of the best messaging devices I have ever used (sorry Microsoft). As merely a phone/email device, RIM has earned their ranking in the market with an excellent product. The Pure does not do quite as well as the Curve in pure messaging abilities (no hardware keyboard/thumbwheel are a coupla obvious reasons). Both phones offer voice command, and I found that they could be equally infuriating recognizing my inputs. Dialing is not that easy on the Curve (the number keypad is pretty small), but not that easy on the Pure either. When outdoors in bright sunlight this was especially true, as it was tough to type accurately due to screen washout. If you are a righty, like me, I would also recommend NOT picking a password that starts with a left-edge letter (like upper-case Q). When trying to enter my password single-handed using my thumb (not while driving of course…), I kept getting W or other letters. I almost always had to pull over and use stylus for this. The speakerphone is pretty decent-sounding at high volumes and the phone provided good audio quality in general during calls. TouchFLO again struts it’s stuff showing good integration between contacts and phone functions.

Map Features

VoiceCommandGPSATTNAV  nav1 I did not get much chance to use the map features besides between my home and my work (which is like a 20-minute drive). The AT&T Navigator software is in a word, awesome, with 3-D map views and turn-by-turn navigation that worked really well. Again, I chafed a bit over the voice command issues (the software was always getting spoken locations wrong). But it made up for that by also handily interrogating traffic conditions for my route. The app is pretty thumb friendly, and my only other complaint was that it...

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Is the Tilt on the Level?

Is The Tilt On The Level?

So you’ve been hanging onto your trusty 8125 for a while now, waiting for the next PPC from HTC to knock your socks off. Perhaps you bought the 8525 when it first landed on the shelves and have been wondering what the new 8925 has under its hood to lure you to that annual upgrade you crave. You can’t help but wonder… should I?

The object of your affection is the AT&T 8925, commonly known as the “Tilt”. The latest in a series of successful Windows Mobile phones, the 8925 is the upgrade of the acclaimed 8525 released in late 2006. When the 8525 was released, it set a new standard for Windows Powered phones and carries some of the highest ratings amongst such phones even today. With AT&T just releasing the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the 8525, the question of whether or not to upgrade becomes even more confusing. Let’s look at some details of the new Tilt.

What’s Hot:
The Tilt is built very similar to the 8525 but has unique feature that allows you to tilt the LCD half of the phone upwards after extending the slide out keyboard. The tilt screen changes the viewing angle for typing but only tilts about 15-20 degrees.
The Tilt also boasts a new brand of 400MHz processor and a healthy 256MB of memory onboard. The battery life is rated to be higher than its predecessor and has updated 3G technology and an internal GPS capability and other refinements as well. An updated camera boasts 3 mega pixels and has a new auto focus feature to improve capturing digital images.

What’s Not:
After using the Tilt, the actual tilting of the screen seems fairly useless for most situations and feels cheap in its construction. I could see the hinge getting loose after a while of using it causing it to tilt when you don’t want it too. I personally do not like the front button layout of the Tilt. If we have learned one thing from the iPhone it’s “less is more”. HTC managed to cram more buttons on the front making it harder to use them for fear of pressing the wrong one. The high chrome finish on the front button face makes reading the buttons very difficult in some lighting conditions.
Although the Tilt is slimmer than the 8525, the unit is even heavier at a hefty 6.7 ounces over 6.21 for the 8525.

The Bottom Line:
If you already own an 8125, the 8925 (aka, Tilt) is a very worthy upgrade to be certain. You will be impressed at the new features and snappy performance. Wit...

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Tilt Your Own Way

Tilt Your Own Way

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The HTC Tilt from AT&T is an interesting device to be sure. It has all of the personality of a PC yet fits easily in your pocket. Since it runs Windows Mobile Professional, it has gained quite a following from hard core tweaker’s and user’s who love to tweak their phones to get the most out of them.

Since its introduction, the Tilt has had a few official updates and several unofficial “cooked” ROM’s that can completely makeover the device from the ground up. The installation of these ROM’s is not for the inexperienced and obviously voids your warranty if it ruins the phone altogether. I have seen a number of these custom ROM’s running on Tilt’s and they are often very impressive works by very dedicated and talented people who love the device and its platform. With the complexity of the Windows OS, it’s not uncommon to see bugs or omissions that can create problems with certain programs or hardware issues, often with the keyboard.

If you are of the mind that you’d like a more unique experience with your Tilt but don’t want to take any risks with unofficial ROM’s there’s a quick and easy change you can do that can have surprising results. When your Tilt was shipped from HTC, it has embedded in its ROM an installation routine that runs when it’s first turned on and after a hard reset. This installation customizes the Tilt to AT&T’s specifications and adds software like the shopping and music services, AT&T Navigator and removes software that that they don’t want you to have such as RealPlayer and Internet Connection Sharing.

Most of the customization process simply adds software that can slow down your Tilt and takes up valuable storage space. If you can live without this software and want to try something new then let’s get started on this simple change.

It’s important to understand that this change requires a hard reset for your Tilt which means everything in memory is erased. You must backup your data and perform a synchronization with your PC to make sure you don’t lose any of your data.

  1. Perform a hard reset: This can be done by using the “Clear Storage” function under the System tab of the settings applet. The other method is to hold down both softkey buttons on the front of the device and press the reset button next to the USB port and follow the instructions.
  2. After the phone has successfully been factory reset, there will be a brief setup process that will have you calibrate the screen, move a mock Dr. appointment and ask you to setup a password. The critical moment is when you’ve completed the last step and you see the final screen showing all is completed. DO NOT tap the screen yet to continue.
  3. This last step requires exact timing to complete. Our main goal here is to interrupt the install routine of the customization software from beginning and trick the device into thinking it is completed. Ho...

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