IDAPT - A Truly Universal Docking Speaker
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IDAPT – A Truly Universal Docking Speaker

The days of suffering for Android users are numbered. Until now, unless you were the owner of an Apple product, where accessories are abundant, there were few accessories to consider for your Android smartphone. Thankfully, over the past few months, fun and useful Android gadgets/accessories have begun to emerge into this fast-growing market. Universal Android docking speakers however have been hard to source. Philips Fidelio has a range of Android docking speakers, but until now, this was your only option.

Now there is a new universal Android docking speaker to broaden your choice. IDAPT announced a truly universal Bluetooth stereo docking speaker at CES 2012, which if it delivers what it promises, is about to solve an issue for many households. IDAPT S1 docking speaker is as the title of our post states, truly universal. Thanks to IDAPT’s patented interchangeable tip system, no matter if your smart device is Android, Blackberry, or Apple, a smartphone or tablet, and supports Bluetooth, this docking speaker will work for you. A truly innovative concept!

Designed in a retro fashion, IDAPT S1 features a clock with alarm, FM radio tuner, and Bluetooth 2.0 audio. Although specs are a little scanty, with no info concerning speaker watts, IDAPT S1 promises to fill a room full of rich audio, and get the party started!

You can charge two devices simultaneously, whether it’s an iPhone and HTC Sensation XE, or a Blackberry Playbook and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. an LCD display on the top of the docking speaker allows you to easily manage and control IDAPT S1’s functions, and an additional LCD display located on the front allows access to basic functions.

Here at Heavenly Android, we’re very excited about this product that comes from a company that specializes in mobile technology solutions, such as quality universal chargers like IDAPT i4, which allows multiple devices to be charged at one time. IDAPT S1 will certainly save much-needed money, serving most devices within a family with both charging and music facilities.

UK Price & Release Date:

There are no specifics regarding the UK price and release date although we will be sure to give you the info the minute we have the details. Due for release in the USA around February with an expected price tag of $150 USD which converts to a very reasonable £96 GBP give or take a little vat.

Take a look at the cool video below:

Specs include:

  • Full range loudspeakers
  • Stereo 2.0 sound
  • Bluetooth 2.0 audio
  • Band: 2.4 GHz / Response Bandwidth: 20-20000 Hz
  • Dual universal docking charger with IDAPT interchangeable tips
  • Built-in USB charging port
  • Stereo class D audio power amplifier
  • Auxiliary input to connect an additional audio source
  • Compatibility includes Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, MacBook, Blackberry Playbook, Blackberry smartphones and mobile phones, Android smartphones as well as many cell phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and netbooks.

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Demand HTC Wildfire Receives Froyo 2.2 Update!
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Demand HTC Wildfire Receives Froyo 2.2 Update!

Is the Wildfire Froyo 2.2 Update a Myth

I am rather annoyed, to put it very mildly, at the dismissive attitude HTC has towards its HTC Wildfire customers. Yes, HTC Wildfire is their entry-level smartphone. Yes, it is rather less expensive than its big brother ‘Desire‘. Yes, it has a smaller CPU processing speed than Desire (528 MHz compared to 1GHz), a lower resolution screen, a 5-megapixel camera compared to Desire’s 8 megapixels, and all of this sums up the reason why the price is so much lower. But this does not mean we should be treated like buffoons, lesser individuals, unworthy of anticipated updates that have been dangled like a carrot on a stick, taunting us for far too long. HTC Wildfire is one of HTC’s newest offerings, only being released in June, and it is anticipated as being one of the must-haves this Xmas. Although I do not expect this phone to be supported forever, the Froyo 2.2 update should not even be questioned, it should be 100% definite.

I rather think that we are being served a large portion of unforgivable injustice that leaves a bitter taste on our tongues and we need to lobby this matter, demand that we receive Froyo 2.2 and quickly. As it stands, from my observations of android forums, frustrations are running extremely high, we want to be able to access all the apps not available on 2.1 and more importantly, we want the ability to store them easily to sd card with the app to sd capability of Froyo 2.2. There may be other ways of enabling the app to sd such as rooting your phone and following other procedures but this is not a path I am willing to walk down. It’s all very nice that the HTC Wildfire has the ability to support a 32 GB memory card, but unless we are total music, photo, and video freaks what on earth are we going to do with that amount of space?

I feel that my phone is rendered almost useless and loses the ‘right’ to be classed as a smartphone without this ability, it becomes more of a ‘crippled’ smartphone. I need to be able to store as many apps as I like as I review them on my blog, but even if this was not the case I haven’t enough internal memory space for the apps I want to keep for myself. Also, I would like my phone to run just that bit faster with Froyo 2.2 than it runs with Eclair 2.1. Besides this, there are a host of other features we are missing out on whilst we wait in limbo as they play a weird kind of guessing game with us, such as wifi tethering, and the list goes on.

If HTC wishes to develop an army of brand loyal android users they really ought to think of addressing this gigantic issue otherwise we will address it for them by taking our customs and money elsewhere. After all, the phones we have at present are no better than a digital camera with nowhere to put a memory card and limited internal storage.

I don’t believe we should be given standard responses to inquiries that we take the effort to send to HTC, almost always the same as the one I received this morning.

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With regards to your query, at the moment there is no confirmation on when or if the wildfire will be receiving the 2.2 updates. I can advise you to keep checking our website for any updates in the future.

Sincerely, Georgina

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So I am asking for your support in my campaign to lobby HTC and get a definite answer, rather than being forced to play this cat and mouse game. I intend to gain support in the form of a poll and any supporting comments you wish to post, after which I intend to write a physical letter to the HTC headquarters, to the person in the highest position with the link to the gathered support. I would like to be able to send the letter within a couple of weeks so this really needs to be speedy. As soon as I have received …

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