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Blue Angel’s Ultimate Victory: High Capacity SD Cards Working at Last!

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As seen in the not too distant past, the legendary HTC Blue Angel is still alive and kicking despite the demise of a few of its relatives. The most recent developments on the device include the port of 2.3.7 GB, thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer d-two. Since then, the port has undergone a massive number of improvements and fixes, which make it almost usable as a daily driver. Such fixes include WiFi, phone and SMS, sound, a more responsive UI, working keyboard (no backlight though), and much more. While most fixes are being rolled into more general releases as opposed to nighties, the few owners of Blue Angels left eagerly await the release of the updated ports. To keep the excitement going, d-two h. . . READ ON »

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Blue Angel Finally Receives Android Port

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Well, they said it couldn’t be done, that the hardware would never take it. However, challenges like these are what has kept XDA-Developers alive all these years, and with it, some devices as well. The mythical HTC Blue Angel, the first ever device to receive a WM5, WM6, and WM6.1 port, and the first ever device spotted running Android 1.0 has been granted the ability to run Android once again, but this time, a much more robust and newer build. XDA Recognized Developer d-two has successfully ported and released the first alpha version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 for the BA.

As stated, the port is in alpha state and as such has quite a few bugs, but not bad for an initial release. The device does have a working touch. . . READ ON »

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Play Angry Birds…. On Your Blue Angel (No Android Required!)

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Just to show that the fact that a device may be old does not mean it is dead, we have some interesting news for Blue Angel owners. I know it is likely a known trick as this comes from the HTC Mega, but XDA member zainuintel made a thread where he provides step by step instructions on how to run one of the most popular games in mobile device history on one of the best and most robust devices in HTC’s history: Angry Birds on the HTC Blue Angel. The best part is that you do not even need Android to do this as it is a java emulated version. You will be required to use some sort of a java player on your device such as JBlend, which happens to be the one that is recommended by the OP. According to zainuintel, the app should be compat. . . READ ON »

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Froyo Spotted Running on the Blue Angel!!!

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Long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, there was once a device spotted in the wild, running Google’s attempt to enter into the mobile platform world. This device, praised as one of HTC’s best devices ever released at the time, was running an emulated version of a new operating system called Android. This device was the HTC Blue Angel. Long left for dead, but not forgotten by many (including yours truly), some development has still prospered even though people have moved on to bigger and better things (no, we don’t mean tablets). After several years in hiatus, this project was picked up again by one of the only remaining devs for the Blue Angel, XDA member d-two. While doing a parallel develop. . . READ ON »

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Legacy Devices Article Series: hTC Blue Angel

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On this series of articles, we will be talking about the Legacy devices, those early times great smartphones that marked the first steps and bases of the actual models. All Legacy Devices will be covered on the same order as threads are placed on XDA-Developers section.

Enter the Angel – hTC Blue Angel

This week we will talk about the powerhouse known as the hTC Blue Angel. Towards the end of 2004, hTC was enjoying the success of its innovative Wallaby, a mildly powerful device that provided some specs of the most commonly used PDAs, while giving the opportunity of using the device as a mobile phone. Other manufacturers were beginning to get into this game as well, including HP with its ipaq 6300 series. . . READ ON »

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SD Card Buying Guide

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The debate on what SD card is better/compatible has been a non-issue for most newer devices, but there is a huge market worldwide that still rely on these older devices as the latest and greatest is either not their cup of tea or it is simply too far out of reach budget-wise. On top of that, memory card manufacturers have made it unclear enough to confuse many non-technical end users and possibly deceiving them into thinking that they are getting something that will either end up not working or flat out don’t need. With such philosophy in mind, XDA member Chef_Tony has put a guide together in the Blue Angel section to help people choose what they need. You may be wondering, why is this in the Blue Angel area? The an. . . READ ON »

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