Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Desire Vs Iphone 4

Just a nice little article i read somewhere.
From the start, the newest and thinnest addition to the iPhone family has out-slimmed the comparatively bulky HTC Desire with the iPhone 4’s dimensions of 115 x 59 x 9mm fitting into more pockets than the desire’s 119 x 60 x 12mm size. Weighing in at 137g, the iPhone 4 is slightly heavier than the 135g HTC Desire though. Both handsets have relied on their screens to be a wow-factor, and we’ve loved using both the Desire and iPhone 4. Size-wise the HTC Desire offers a bit more screen than the iPhone 4 with a 3.7 inch screen over Apple’s 3.5 inches. This may not sound like much, but can make watching video just that bit more comfy. The iPhone 4 has a brilliant screen res of 960 x 640 against the Desire’s 480 x 800 resolution, which is still good, but not quite as good as the iPhone 4. Under the bonnet, Apple has given its software a new name, and has included iOS4 in its new iPhone. Along with the new name is the new multitasking feature, allowing you to switch between open apps almost as fast as you can decide which one to use. For those with an organised mind, iOS4 also allows you to organize apps into folders. On the flip side, the HTC Desire runs Android 2.1, with an upgrade to Froyo 2.2 coming to a Desire near you soon. We’ve been long-time Android fans, and the open source nature of the Desire’s software gives it a leg-up against Apple. With the Froyo update, the Desire is expected to run over 400% quicker, and will also support Flash 10.1 which is a bone of contention with Apple. Delving into each handset’s connectivity, both phones look quite similar on the surface with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS and MMS capabilities in both handsets. The Desire has been constant in its call reliability from day one though, and this is again where Apple have stumbled somewhat. The iPhone 4 drops its phone signal when your palm covers the lower left corner of the phone- like when you hold it with your left hand for example. This obviously isn’t good for a phone, with Apple simply telling users to hold their device differently to counter the problem. Both the iPhone 4 and HTC Desire pack 5 megapixel cameras with LED flash and auto focus. Both take decent shots, but aren’t number one in the market for this feature. To store your pictures, both devices come with 32GB storage, but the HTC Desire has the added bonus of a microSD card slot, allowing you to up the ante on the number of songs and snaps you’re carrying around with you.
We Say:

The iPhone 4 is without a doubt an impressive piece of kit, and does have a bit more street cred than any HTC Device on the market today. Delving into each phone’s differences though, the Desire has a better OS in Android, and superior reliability, which is important in a phone. We’re giving this one to the HTC Desire, but in reality both phones will do you proud. But don’t take our work for it, take a look at other mobile phone reviews.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

HTC Anounce Firmware Updates

Today HTC have announced that the Hero will be getting the android 2.1 firmware, exciting news i think you will agree, but this news was shadowed by the fact that they also said that android 2.2 will be coming to the Desire (yey), the Legend and the Wildfire at the beginning of Q3. Android 2.2 boasts new features such as using your phone as a wireless network, an updated market, flash player 10, and the long awaited saving applications to the sd card. Google have been quoted in the past saying the browser on 2.2 will be the fastest browser on a mobile phone.

Monday, 28 June 2010

HTC Sense

HTC Sense is a UI (user interface) built by HTC and put onto many of there android and windows based phones and debuted on the Desire and Legend. HTC brag that Sense is a "design experience" thats it "is all about how people use the device, making their content personal to how they use the device." One of the main selling points of the HTC Sense based phones is the interaction between itself and social networking sites like facebook and twitter. HTC Sense has 7 home screens for you to add widgets and shortcuts on, HTC have created there own widgets including Mail (left screenshot) Friendstream for you to see you friends facebook and twitter updates in a time-line and the clock you can see in the right screenshot. HTC Sense is set to revoloutionise how we use our phones and even the relationships we have with them.
Click here to see the very impressive HTC Sense launch video altough this is a slightly older version then the most recent:

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

How To Install Voice To Text

Ok one of the best features for android devices is the voice to text software but some device's don't have this including my HTC Desire but as the screenshot shows i have it now. And i am going to tell you how you can do the same. Firstly note that this isn't the easiest thing in the world but if you follow instructions to the letter nothing will go wrong.
Firstly you will need download the keyboard ( (download link in step 2)
Next you will need to add the voice search widget ( (make sure you download the one for your device)
Now attach your phone to your pc as a disk drive and put the two files you have downloaded on your phone and remember where.
Ok if you have a file manager open it, if you don't you will have to download one and i suggest "andexplorer" so open file manager and browse to the files you have just saved. Open either of the files IF it asks you what programe you want to open it with press "package installer" and it will install and repeat with the other file.
Now long press your home screen and add the search widget if there is now a microphone symbol on the widget you have done everything right so far.
Now you have installed the keyboard, next step is to activate it:
Go to Settings > language and keyboard
Tick "Android Keyboard" [Android version] OR "HTC_IME mod" [HTC Sense version] and go back to your homescreen
Press the search key on your phone
Long press on the quick search box
Select "input method" from the popup list
Select "Android Keyboard" [Android version] OR "HTC_IME mod" [HTC Sense version]

Now it should all work, if not comment this post and i will help.

Internet connection faster then GPRS needed to use voice to text.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Record breaking, Swype

 Swype is a new way to text, it is quite confusing when you first use it but once you get the basic idea you can break records i.e. the youtube video. The guy who broke the record was using the swype technology on a samsung phone but swype has recently become available on android based phone. You cannot find swype on the android market, you have to visit their beta website you must then register your details with them and they send you a email, open the email on your phone and download the installer and follow the steps.
If you want to download swype you will need to allow the installation of non-market applications, found by pressing settings then aplication settings.
Get swyping annd try to break a record.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Play Gameboy Advance Games On Your Device, (Gameboid)

A step by step guide.
1 go to the android market and download Gameboid lite (free)
2 now download a "bios" for the emulator should be found here and save on your pc
3 next step go to and download the roms "games" you want
4 extract the game/rom file from the folder you downloaded using a program like "winrar" easily found on google
5 save bios and extracted games onto your sd card, i suggest creating a new folder called GBA or something and putting them in there for convenience
6 right with all of your stuff saved onto your memory card open gameboid and firstly it will ask you to locate the bios file from your memory card, simple enough you just browse the card, next it will ask you to select the game you want to play, after done that you can take it from their you will see a settings menu you dont need to change anything
7 one exited the setting menu your free to play.

*games save
*i sugest downloading pokemon red if you used to play the pokemon games
* should work on other models i just have the desire
*game play is smooth and just as fast as it was on the gba
*download many games as the file sizes are unbelievably small