Tech Week: HTC Desire FroYo update and 3DS review

Plus: Halo Reach competition and iPhone reception issues

Yet another busy week in tech has past us by, here are our highlight from the past seven days, enjoy.

News of the Week
Arguably the only manufacturer that looks capable of knocking Apple’s iPhone off its lofty pedestal at the top of the smartphone ladder, HTC has this week announced that it is to bring the Android 2.2 operating system update, FroYo to its top devices. That means good news in the US for HTC EVO owners and here in the UK those with an unlocked HTC Desire will be able to get a dollop of FroYo this weekend.

Halo: Reach creators Bungie have released a number of exciting insights into the upcoming prequel to the blockbuster game this week from new cinematic trailers and screenshots to the announcement of a celebrity competition and some exciting hands-on gameplay for T3.

3D is here to stay, or so many believe. In attempt to settle the 3D TV argument, T3 has trundled along to the filming of a 3D film in the form of the Philips funded Parallel Lines. Elsewhere in the world 3D TV, Sky this week declared the arrival date for its 3D channel, that date, well, read on and see.

Surprise, surprise the iPhone has been causing more problems for Apple of late and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the T3 readers. As well has giving their opinion in the T3 Poll connected to Apple’s antennagate handling abilities, a number of Tweet-happy T3 fans have been in touch to confirm their issues with Bluetooth following the iOS 4.0.1 update. Nice to hear from you all.

App of the Week | Mobitee Lite
It's like carrying your own golf clubs with you just without the excess weight or embarrassing fluffy covers
T3 App Chart | Top 10 Windows Mobile Apps | Mobitee Lite Review

Features of the Week
Every wondered, ‘huh, what 101 gadgets could I not live without?’ Well, good news, we had the same thought so went ahead and compiled a list of exactly that. TVs, phones, gadgets galore pack this beast of a feature that will leave you with a whole new respect for your humble tech.

Guess what? That’s right the summer is here, sort of. To get you through these summer months in a sane and techily satisfied manner we bring you the best iPhone apps to download this summer time. Think we have missed some out? Let us know via T3's Twitter and Facebook outlets what you think should have made the cut.

Slopping over from reviews is Apple’s latest product, the Magic Trackpad. It might not pull a rabbit out of a hat of pull a coin from behind your ear the Apple’s Trackpad brings a new iPhone-esq multitouch approach to computer navigation. Apple also announced new iMacs this week but they aren't magic.

T3 Podcast - The web's biggest audio gadget show
Listen to the talkative T3 tech team discuss the weeks top news and their gadget of the week, Nintendo 3DS
T3 Podcast episode 140

Reviews of the Week
The Nintendo 3DS is one of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals in all of gadget land this year. Snagging a hands-on with the glasses-free 3D portable games console, we have brought you one of the first reviews, hands-on pictures and video reviews anywhere of the salivatingly exciting pieces of tech.

Panasonic this week announced the world’s first consumer 3D camcorder in the snappily named Panasonic HDC-SDT750 and we were once again on hand to bring you a first impression review of the new device. Video accompanies the review, well, because we are nice like that.

Taking home four star honours this week for the vicious T3 reviewers was the latest HTC handset to take the smartphone market by storm, the HTC Wildfire. A younger sibling to the Desire the HTC Wildfire review delves into every nook and cranny of the handset to bring an all-round opinion.

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Other stories from the week's News@8pm:
Monday 26th July - News@8pm: Kinect UK release date and iPhone case app
Tuesday 27th July - News@8pm: Nintendo 3DS review and new Apple iMacs
Wednesday 28th July - News@8pm: PS3 Move bundle and 3D camcorder
Thursday 29th July - News@8pm: Amazon Kindle and Sky 3D lands Oct 1st
Friday 30th July - News@8pm: Kinect hits UK and HTC Desire to get FroYo