Once you have the HTC Hero in your hands, you can say at first sight this is the first 100% HTC ANDROID project, as one of HTC members said.
In fact it’s the first device delivered by HTC not including the “with Google” logo on his back, what makes the Hero more independent from Google services than was Magic or G1.
With the introduction of HTC Sense, HTC gives Android their own look and feel, very close to the look and feel of their Windows Mobile devices, but integrating much better with the most basic applications of Android such as calendar, dialer, etc…
HTC Sense makes the device look more elegant than original Android and includes some functional improvements as well. For example, the number of desktop tabs. Pure Android devices as G1 or Magic have only three tabs for placing all your shortcuts and widgets, what becomes insufficient after the first weeks (well… at least for me), but HTC Sense provides up to 7 tabs for placing your favorite shorcuts and widgets.
And there is a lot of widgets to put on! It’s specially remarkable the great widget collection included in HTC Sense. Quantity and quality! Stocks, clocks, calendar, twitter, and more… This is one of my favorite things in HTC Hero.
One month ago, our CTO, José Manuel Cristobal, has the opportunity of attending the presentation of HTC Hero and HTC Sense. Then, we could read his first impressions about the event and about the device itself.
Now, we have put our hands on this little precious for a couple of days, and have new things to share with you: a video review showing the main features of HTC Hero and Sense and how the mobile applications can help in our daily life. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Thanks to our friends of Confëttika, for this great videos.
First, unboxing and looking at HTC Hero design …
Getting it to work …
And a real life sample …
HTC has announced that their high-end smartphone HTC Touch HD, offered by Telefónica in Spain, will incorporate the awarded GPS software CoPilot Live, developed by ALK Technologies.
And what´s more, they give you a perpetual CoPilot license just for signing a 3G data contract !
Check this out! Two people named “Simon and Steve” have developed a software application that lets remote control a F1 toy car from a BlackBerry Storm via Bluetooth.
You can see it in the above video, but that is not the end! Simon and Steve were invited by Vodafone and McLaren to the Grand Prix training circuit to show them something.
Also they had developed a similar application, but more advanced and for a real F1 car! It lets control everything just like if you were driving it. In the video you will see how Lewis Hamilton uses the Storm to control his car.
Just amazing. =O
Thanks to Jesus Viñuales for these news.
Yesterday, Sagem Orga and BlueSky Positioning presented a SIM card that integrate A-GPS positioning technology.
The card contains a GPS receptor and a antenna that can be used either to mobile triangulation, or to position by satellite.
At now, the primary purpose of A-GPS SIM is to provide accurate positioning information of the phone to emergency services in case of an emergency call.
In addition, have to test how reliable it is, as well as the software to be taken to use on any mobile device.
You imagine an application that lets you find, not a place, but a person. It seems very interesting.
Do you want to know the tv schedule just holding the tv remote?, Can you imagine your computer displaying the weather forecast just opening your umbrella?. Can you?. It sounds futuristic, but is real!!
Seiko Epson has released a prototype of 2.57-inch color LCD high-resolution 3D display for mobile phones that affords some freedom of viewing position, compared to conventional 3D displays, without using special glasses.
Intel Moorestown is something like the heir of the UMPCs idea, a mobile internet gadget.
Just two days ago Intel Demostrates World´s first working “Moorestown” platform at the INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei, Taiwan.
The surge of new Internet-based applications and innovations will require a common, yet flexible platform from which the industry can innovate upon, and the Intel® Architecture is well positioned at the core of exciting new innovations and transformation, according to Intel executive Anand Chandrasekher.
Discover this Brand new gadget after the jump.
Have you ever dreamt about controlling your mobile applications with your mind? Well, you can stop dreaming, NeuroSky has brought it to real life.
NeuroSky has demonstrated its last brain-controlled applications at the CTIA 2008. These applications need the NeuroSky headset, which has some sensors to find out the state of your mind. This headset reads the alpha and beta waves from the brain and send them wirelessly to the mobile phone.
Then, the mobile phone application precesses the information received about brain’s waves. This information is useful to measure the degree of the brain’s relaxation, tension and concentration. So the applications will be based on the degree of concentration you have. Don’t think you can make decisions with your mind and transmit them to the applications, not so far at least… It’s more like the application is programmed to do something and it will only work if you are well concentrated on it.
As an example, I can talk about a simple game NeuroSky has developed. It’s about a bug that has to run throw a line or a bigger bug will eat it. In this case, the more the gamer concentrates on it, faster will run the bug. But the gamer can NOT decide to turn, the bug will turn automatically. You can see other game example in the official website, following this link, but this time the game is for computers.
I think this is incredible and it will be used in the future for sure, but I have to say that I was waiting for transmitting my decisions (like in some movies…) and not only transmitting my grade of concentration.
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