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HTC announces first dual-core handset

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation has announced its first UK dual-core processor Android mobile phone in the HTC Sensation, along with an updated version of its Sense overlay in 3.0.

The HTC Sensation is due to arrive on Vodafone mid-May, with a Gorilla glass 4.3-inch qHD 540x960 touch SLCD screen, whilst being powered by a Qualcomm MSM 8260 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU.

On-board is 1GB of internal storage and a dual flash LED 8 megapixel camera that is capable of 1080p HD video recording, whilst running from Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 with the new HTC Sense 3.0.

The device tips up with a premium design, with rounded edges and an aluminium unibody construction with the world’s first contoured screen on a mobile phone.

HTC’s Sensation comes with a new video service known as HTC Watch, which allows for video to be rented or bought with the media being playable as it starts to be downloaded with content available as high as 1080p HD.

The updated Sense now allows for a customisable lock-screen, where apps can still run when the handset is in a dormant state. This active lock-screen can now display social networking updates or provide access to the most frequently used applications, all by simply turning on the screen.

Vodafone jointly launched the mobile phone where the HTC Sensation is believed to be exclusive to the network, for a period of time at least.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.