Archive for January, 2009
HTC has approved the Cupcake Update for the G1. Now we just wait on Google and T-Mobile to figure out the roll-out. I’m thinking they’re going to try and stagger the update evenly to a few users in different cities and wait to see if there are any adverse effects before mass distributing it. At least that would make sense in light of recently Zune headaches. No specific dates yet.
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Just to give you an update on the AllShadow.com T-Shirt following the contest, we’re working with the printing company now to find the best color combination and design size. We expect to have the first batch of sample delivered by the end of this week. If they look good, we’ll have the shirts ready for sale by next week!
Check out this mini review of the Steel browser for the G1 Android. Some features include an on-screen keyboard, agent change and auto-rotation. See the video for more!
Delacerda points out that the Dash Black is now available online. Benji says it’s in the stores now. After taking a quick look at the specs it appears the improvement is WinMo 6.0/1 and the black faceplate. JellyBelly asks “why does htc even make this phone?” Hopefully this sheds some light on the subject. I believe the Dash to be an entry level Smarpthone. Simply meaning it is a gateway phone for those that just need some basic functionality along with heavy messaging. While the Shadow is a low to mid level phone (even though the Dash costs more as of this writing). Higher end phones do cost more and pack more of a punch for the tech enthusiast. There are pros and cons to each type of phone and preferences differ per consumer. I do have a dash and sometimes I just roll with it versus carrying the G1, Shadow, Wing or my trusty, bomb-proof t68i. If I’m working or schooling I will carry the higher end phone but if I’m off on an adventure where things can get messy I’ll take a “losable” phone. How about you?
Reports are coming in about the T-Mobile Dash being replaced/revamped. Mostly everyone believes it is just a different colored faceplate. Looking at it I can see one difference besides the faceplate, the ear piece speaker has a screen on it instead of being open like the original Dash. There is a rumor about the camera being upgraded, which is a must. How many of you have or have had a Dash? One feature I really like about my Dash is the keyboard, it is a no nonsense messaging machine with a form factor that couldn’t be improved upon much.
Now given that since the original Dash came out many technologies have shrunk in size and that we haven’t seen any FCC filings for a new dash, what do you speculate might be changed in this Dash? Perhaps more memory, maybe UMA (HotSpot@Home)? Tell us in the comments.
Update: Ok…it’s officially…just a black Dash. As some of you have pointed out, it’s on the T-Mobile website now. Bleh.