HTC Legend Joins the HTC Desire and HD Mini For Same Day Release

The new HTC Legend has now been given a confirmed release date as a SIM Free mobile phone, this latest HTC handset is a direct upgrade to the previous Hero model and the new Legend takes that popular technology and Android operating system one step further.

Manufactured in a similar fashion to the Google Nexus One, the HTC Legend is moulded from a single piece of aluminium for a robust feel and lightweight design. The Legend is being released at the same time as the HTC Desire which is a far closer relative to the Nexus One with a bigger overall footprint and very similar features although the manufacturer has include their own HTC Sense user interface and flash support in their own Desire model.

At the very same time as these two new phones are launched their is also a third new handset making an appearance, the HTC HD Mini is the latest phone to bear the ‘mini’ name alongside the likes of the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and Mini Pro plus the recently introduced Nokia N97 mini.

The HD Mini is a smaller version of the popular HTC HD2 but shrinks the massive 4.3 inch screen size down to a manageable 3.2 inch making for a far more pocket friendly handset. Aside from this scaling down many of the features remain the same making the HD Mini a real alternative to the ever increasing numbers of 3.2 inch touch screen phones making their way to market.

The HTC Legend further improves on the features and technology of its predecessor with the manufacturer incorporating a new optical navigational button rather than the trackball design of the original which was prone to wear.

Other improvements include the OS which has been upgraded to the new Android 2.1 found in the Nexus One and HTC Desire, with the Legend running HTC’s own Sense UI over the top for fast response times, quick menu navigation and application load time.

HTC have filled out the holes in the one piece aluminium frame with plastic bumpers to house things like the GPS, Wi-Fi and antennae which are finished in a matt black that looks great against the silver finish f the main body.

The Legend is powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm processor which should cope well with the demand of the Android OS whilst you can still find a 5.0 mega pixel camera on the rear of the phone laong with an LED flash, geo-tagging support and autofocus just some of the camera features.

Measuring 112 x 56 x 12mm the HTC Legend is a nice slim device which even with its trademark angled base will sit comfortably in most pockets, other features of this new handset include a good multimedia player with a 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio and access to the Android Market which is constantly being populated with new and exciting applications for download.

The Legend is a 3.5G device making for fast and efficient download speeds of up to 7.2 Mps, supporting this new model is a 1300 mAh battery which produces up to 23 days of standby time.

In terms of competition the HTC Legend comes under fire from a number of quality handset, not least from within its own ranks from the previously mentioned HTC Desire if screen size is important. Other handsets of note that can take on the Legend include the Sony Ericsson X10 and X10 Mini, the new Nokia X6 which has exactly the same sized screen and camera capabilities, the LG Pop, Samsung Galaxy Spica and Samsung Omnia 2.

Due for release on April 12th 2010, the HTC Legend will come to market on the very same day as the HTC Desire and HD Mini phones making for an exciting three phone line-up for the manufacturer.

Applications for Your iPod Touch

While developing the iPod touch, Apple paid extra attention to ensure that the consumer was given the best functionality as well as efficiency. The company went a step further by giving the user the option to customize their gadget through use of respective applications. Depending on your requirements and financial capacity you can either opt to pay for your apps or go with the free iPod apps.

The Apple store offers more that 500,000 applications that you can choose from. The apps are split into categories containing best iPod touch apps for entertainment, gaming and multimedia. Some of the best iPod touch apps are:

1. Face Time – This is a free iPod app that will let you easily connect with friends. This app falls in the multimedia category of best iPod touch apps, it lets you video call friends that also have an iPod touch, iPhone, iPad 2, or a Macover Wi-Fi. All you need to work this app is an e-mail address and an Apple ID.

2. iMovie App – This is a movie maker application that you can purchase from the Apple store. The beauty of this app is that it affords you the capacity to create instant mini-movies on your iPod. The iPod comes equipped with a HD camera that also lets you take 720p videos, making it possible for you to record epic memorable moments to share with your friends later. This multimedia category of best iPod touch apps comes equipped with Apple themes, designs, transitions and titles

3. If you’re a showtime or sports lover with a hectic schedule, you no longer have to worry about missing out on your favorite movie, TV show or game. The Apple store offers a number of best iPod touch apps that will let you keep up to date on-the-go. You can get the Netflix app on your iPod for free and catch up on all your favorite programming. To use the app you will simply need a Netflix subscription and a Wi-Fi connection. The ESPN ScoreCenter app is the answer for all busy sports lovers. It lets you follow your team of choice, giving you details on their upcoming and ongoing games as well as current team stats.

If you’re looking to enhance your Apple experience then the Apple app store is the best place to do so. It doesn’t jus have best iPod Touch apps but also a number of free apps for iPhone that you can use to get the most out of your phone.

HP TouchSmart 610 and the HP TouchSmart 9300 Review, Specs, Price, Release Date

Hewlett-Packard (HP) just announced their two all-in-one touchscreen desktop PC lineup namely HP TouchSmart 610 and the HP TouchSmart 9300. Both of them is first touchscreen desktop Computers from HP with features up to 60 degrees reclining display, allowing a more natural feeling touch experience on the desktop. The TouchSmart 610 and TouchSmart 9300 designed with a sleek with clean appearance to providing consumers and business users increased range of motion, superior viewing, share multimedia, and an intuitive touch experience.

The Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC is powered by a 3.2GHz Core i3, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a 23-inch LED-backlit HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels and multitouch capabilities, Intel’s integrated video, a terabyte of storage, a Blu-ray drive, 1.3 megapixel camera and support a 1080p HD display. TouchSmart 610 desktop PC also equipped with Internal antenna, 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 6-in-1 digital media card reader, stereo speakers, and running on Windows 7 operating system with HP’s TouchSmart software and HP LinkUp application.

The TouchSmart 9300 business desktop PC is powered by Intel’s latest generation of Core i3-i7 processors, integrated Intel graphics card, a 1TB hard drive, an optional 160GB solid-state drive, 2MP webcam with face recognition feature, Blu-ray Combo Drive, SD card reader, a dual microphone array, 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 6-in-1 digital media card reader, stereo speakers, and running on Windows 7 operating system.

TouchSmart 610 and TouchSmart 9300 all-in-one Personal Computer also has features HP Support Assistant, a maintains PC performance and resolves problems software and HP Total Care for support agents 24/7 by phone or online support options. Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 610 Consumer all-in-one touchscreen desktop PC will be launch in the US Market on February 9 for starting price at $899.99, while the HP TouchSmart 9300 business desktop PC will start shipping in May 2011.