According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
[April Fools!] XDA Branded Device Coming Soon!
When you’re the biggest mobile phone forum in the world, you’ll get a little more done than some others, and this time HTC is doing something for us. After long negotiations with HTC, we are now happy to announce our upcoming xda exclusive device!
The device will be named the “XDA Core” it will be the first WP7S device to come from HTC in collaboration with Xda-developers.com. The device has been kept under wraps until now, but we feel today is the perfect day to announce it.
The specs for the device were leaked by one of our members, but we will now confirm that those specs are actually true to an extent. The device will come as a unlocked GSM phone, running WP7S with many attractive specs. The device will be shipped mid October and our deal which HTC is that all mods will receive a free device in thanks to their hard work for xda-dev. I’m sure all of you would like to know the specs, so here they are:
- 4.0 AMOLED Capacitive display WVGA
- 3G 900/1700/1900
- Nvidia Processor 1.2Ghz
- 16Gb built in memory 1RAM
- 12.9mm thick
- slide out keyboard
- 8MP Camera, HD video record/playback, HDMI out
- GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
- Available in black and white
That’s all we can share with you at the moment, A prototype is almost ready and a image of the device will be available soon. The phone will truly be the best device to have ever derive from any manufacturer, and we are extremely proud to finally have a device with out name on it.
I know I am very excited about this new device and can’t wait to do the reviews! Comment below and tell us your thoughts.
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