Official HDMI dock for HTC EVO 4G finally available

A few months after the release of the HTC EVO 4G, we finally have the HDMI dock available. This is the official version. And, it’s available in Best Buy as well as Spring. The dock costs around $40.

The EVO is one of the first Android phones to have such a dock. This is thanks to the fact that it has an HDMI port with the device.

We like the look of the dock as it is simple, yet stylish and practical. Most importantly, it works like a charm.

The dock works right out of the box. It includes everything you need to get started. In the box, you also get a 6 foot long HDMI cable which should be enough. Installing and attaching your device to it is straightforward. It comes with easy to follow instructions that allows you to get the device up and running in a few minutes. From there, you’ll be able to watch videos on you computer or television screen.

The dock comes with a small footprint. It is slightly larger than the base of your phone. It’s also lightweight at under 4 ounces. Together, these features make it very portable, allowing you to take it with you anywhere. This lets you share your photos and videos wherever you go onto a larger screen.

To get it up and running all you need to do is plug the HDMI cable to the dock with the other end to your computer or TV. And, you’re ready. It also comes with a micro USB which allows you to charge while you’re viewing your video.

To keep the device stable on the table, it comes with rubber footing. This keeps it from sliding on surfaces. In doing so, it helps prevent your phone from dropping or falling over when plugged into the dock.

This is just one of the reasons why the HTC EVO 4G is one of the most popular Android phones around. It comes with a bright, sharp display and it loaded with features. To top all those things off, you’ll now be able to watch your videos on larger screens thanks to the affordable HDMI dock as well.

Dell Stage UI for HTC EVO

One of the thing we and many other people like about Android devices is that you get different looks and features depending on the manufacturer’s device. This means that you get a lot of different options when it comes to user interface no matter what manufacturer’s handset you’re using

Now, we’re seeing the HTC EVO running Dell’s Stage user interface. This is a recent development which gives users a new option of what type of screen they feel like using.

Currently, the UI can be run on Android 2.2. So, if you happen to like its look and own a device that had this operating system version, you’ll be able to use it.

But, before you get too excited, there are a few tweaks you’ll need to do to get the UI up and running on your HTC EVO.

As you can see, this UI gives you a different layout. Here, you’ll be able to choose the content you want to use right from your phone’s home screen. The demo shows the portrait mode running well, though the landscape setting may need a little bit of work. At least that’s our opinion. And, probably something that developers will be improving soon.

From what we see, the Dell Stage UI does offer quite a bit more functionality. Though there are still some fixes that need to be done as there are some situations where certain screens forcibly close unexpectedly.

If you want to try the Dell Stage UI, you’ll need to get the launcher and the .apk files. All the things you’ll need are in a zip file here, which lets you get started.