HTC has announced their new Android Phone, Tattoo(According to the photo HTC released, three colors, Black, White and Purple will be available to choose). That is very similar specifications with HTC Magic, 528 Mhz CPU, 3.2 megapixel color camera , 512 MB ROM. The major difficult is the screen size is 2.8 inch, Magic has 3.2 inch. Moreover, the RAM is a bit less, 256MB. So Tattoo is targeted as lower end market. But there are some improvements than HTC Magic, it has Sense UI and 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, there is an interesting change. The trackball is replaced by 4-Way navigation control. I love the trackball of my HTC Magic. It make the navigation much much easier!
Tattoo will be released in Europe arond beginning of October.
HTC Press Release
I read the review from Cnet Australia. It arrived in Australia with Optus. It has a wounderful screen, AMOLED! Moreover, 8GB internal storage, you can install a ton of apps. Lastly, it has a camera with FLASH! As a HTC Magic user, those are reasons I will be jealous!
I am looking an installer creator for long time. I found Nullsoft Installer, that is free and opensource. I have tried wix installer before, that is too complex to use. Although nullsoft has not a GUI as well, there are a number of scripts and a number of plug-ins provided. I have built some installers without any toubles. However, please run as Administrator in Windows Vista, unless you will get an "Can't open output file" error!
There is an offical announcement from Google about Android. In version 1.6, we had a makeover for Android Market. They has a new skin for Android Market in 1.6. Moreover, they allow developers to put screenshots, promotional icons and descriptions in the market. In addition, the new version supports four new sub-categories for applications: sports, health, themes, and comics. Lastly, Italy is added in the list of paid apps sellers.
Android Developer Blog