Written on 4/12/2010 03:24:00 PM by poison_ivy
I'm baackk! Whew, that was a long vacation. Anyways, although I have unlimited mobile internet while I was in Hong Kong, I was barely able to check any mobile phone news because we were always out and I was busy sightseeing to check my phone. But for those of you who were on vacation as well, or just didn't have time to check any mobile news last week, here's what we might have missed:
iPhone OS 4.0
The biggest news so far is Steve Job's announcement of iPhone OS 4.0. iPhone OS 4.0 bring new features to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad like Multitasking, Social Gaming, iBooks (like on the iPad), support for Bluetooth keyboard (no more jailbreaking), themes, and app folders (organize your apps in a folder) to name a few. But the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 doesn't necessarily mean a new iPhone is totally confirmed. Apple is still keeping that under wraps but if history repeats itself, when iPhone OS 3.0 was announced last year, it was followed by the announcement of iPhone 3GS in summer.
HTC Hero to get Android 2.1 update on April 16th
This is good news for HTC Hero owners who're on the fence about upgrading to the HTC Legend just because of Android 2.1. According to Pocket-Lint, an email from HTC Taiwan directly to an HTC Club member confirmed this news. Bad news is that the update will not be released simultaneously with other regions so no one knows if HTC Europe or HTC Asia will get the update first. But you can always work around this by rooting your phone and then manually updating to Android 2.1 just like on the Motorola Milestone.
HTC Desire now shipping
The HTC Desire, another Android superphone that everyone's waiting for is already shipping. After reports of some delays, retailers have announced that they've shipped the first batch of pre-orders. For those who're just starting to order their HTC Desire now, you'll have to wait until the third week of April to get yours. But if you don't want to wait, you can always order your HTC Desire on contract from T-Mobile who never seems to run out of stock.