The good news: HTC Sensation owners on T-Mobile’s network are getting a software update to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich along with HTC Sense 3.6. The bad news: It will cost $14.99 monthly to keep using the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
T-Mobile’s newest phone, the HTC Sensation, arrives in the carrier’s stores this week for $199 with contract. Even with a few minor flaws, the Android 2.3 smartphone offers a great experience, thanks to HTC Sense 3.0, a large high-resolution screen, improved cameras and a dual-core processor.
The HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile’s network is already hitting some Wal-Mart locations, and an AT&T version of the handset was recently certified by the FCC. Now that HTC has reversed its stance on locking the phone down, it will be hackable for future customizations.
T-Mobile’s latest smartphone, the HTC Sensation 4G arrives in carrier stores next week, but you don’t have to wait for a first look. Aside from a hardware tour, you can see many of the new features in HTC Sense 3.0, which offers a clean user interface.
T-Mobile will start selling the HTC Sensation 4G on June 15, but we scored an early review unit. The phone has impressed so far, and so did Nvidia when it unveiled a quad-core chip this week, while ViewSonic proves that Honeycomb runs on small slates.
After weeks of anticipation, the HTC Sensation arrives in T-Mobile stores on June 15 for $199 after rebate and with a contract. The dual-core handset boasts a large 960×540 display, 1080p video capture and the newest version of HTC Sense with a time-saving active lockscreen feature.
At the annual Google I/O developer event, plans to improve Honeycomb were outlined, as was the strategy to unify Android for tablets and smartphones. Netflix for Android is finally here for some, while two hot 4G handsets look great: the Samsung Infuse and the HTC Sensation.
HTC has created a second promotional video for its upcoming handset, the Sensation 4G, and the phone appears aptly named. Although the smartphone has stellar specifications, there are hints of Apple’s marketing influence throughout: the focus is on what you can do with this powerful smartphone.
This week brought news of several hot new Android handsets: one is already available online, while the other two will arrive soon. With dual-core processors, high definition video capability and fast connections, these will help drive the Android “army” which grows by 350,000 devices each day.
The HTC Sensation 4G, just announced for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, seems to have it all: a dual-core CPU; large, high-resolution display; and high-end camera for 1080p video recording. Topping it off are two key software features in an updated HTC Sense and HTC Watch.