Posts tagged with: HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC (High Tech Computer Corporation) is a smartphone company based in Taiwan. The company started off making smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. HTC now makes devices running Android with their own Sense UI, Windows Phone 7 and Brew OS. Read on for the latest HTC related news, reviews and videos:

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    Earlier today on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, we found ourselves briefly discussing the state of virtual reality hardware, and the subject of HTC's Vive came up. The headset represents a marked departure from the sort of electronics we're used to expecting from the company, and considering the shaky financial ground HTC finds itself on, Vive could end up offering an important new way for the firm to new sources of revenue. Of course, for it to do that it needs to come out first. Unfortunately, it sounds like HTC's plans for the Vive are behind schedule, and you may be waiting longer than ...

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    Update: That Huawei Watch gave us the jeebies all through the program. Well, glad that's all uploaded. One of the nice things about the current monoform world of slab smartphones is that there are very few moving parts to break. Until, that is, you decide to defy common sense and stick your brand new Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into its silo backwards. That's when life stops getting funny ... and starts getting real. Join us for a debate on whether this is an example of terminal user stupidity or inexcusable design flaw, and then stick around for all the news of the week in mobile technology, ...

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    It’s no big secret anymore that HTC is struggling to cover for the poor sales results of its latest few flagship smartphones. The One M9 in particular performed so badly at the global box-office that rumors say an “intermediate” Aero, aka A9 high-ender will land this fall before the O2 drops in the spring and ushers in a new age of HTC designs. But the M9 hasn’t carried out its swan song yet, and the wounded Taiwanese device manufacturer is still trying to boost demand. Clearly, a unique Uh Oh protection plan isn’t enough to draw the crowds to the underwhelming full HD 5.1-inch ...

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    Remember the HTC Aero, aka A9? Yesterday we posted an HTC A9 leak in the form of a press render, and that phone looked a lot like the Apple iPhone 6. As a matter of fact, the resemblance was so obvious that some readers were asking themselves why exactly did we decide to run the story, which seemed to be an obvious "fake". Well, it's not, and whether that's a good or a bad thing is completely up to you. The image above was posted on Weibo and claims to show off the upcoming A9, next to the phone it looks a lot like: the iPhone. While this HTC A9 leak seems to confirm the previous one, ...

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    A few hours back, we told you about some of the latest rumors surrounding HTC's smartphone plans, as talk of the HTC A9, the model codenamed Aero, arrived to get specific about the hardware's specs. Those included details about things like HTC's choice to go with a MediaTek SoC, but left plenty of other questions unanswered, including what HTC was thinking of doing in terms of the phone's cameras. As we wait for new spec leaks to land, we get a chance to look at how at least one of those cameras may arrive, upon the publication of an image purporting to be the HTC A9 as seen from the rear. ...

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    HTC’s road back to profitability will likely be paved with major job cuts, factory sales and other austerity measures, but despite recent rumors, the Taiwanese device manufacturer may not give up on its second hero phone for the year. The “Aero” is still very much real, according to sources from China, and should precede the O2 instead of getting replaced by it. Due out in October, as CEO Cher Wang once suggested, this “intermediate” high-end Android could retain a loose family connection with the One M9 while signaling the dawn of a new era. Purportedly baptized A9 (no “One” ...

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    HTC is no stranger to making striking hardware that performs well, but most of us likely think of the flagship One lineup when we hear the name HTC. The Desire brand, however, is a little bit different. Way back in the day, the original HTC Desire was basically a Nexus One with an optical sensor instead of the Nexus' roller ball. Since then the Desire family has slid into the mid-tier realm, and such is the case with the HTC Desire 626 which was just launched on AT&T. Like prior phones that carried the Desire moniker, this phone is a pleasant plastic unit with front-firing speakers. We ...

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    Even though HTC is one of the pioneers of the smartphone ecosystem we know today, the company has been struggling to remain popular. Devices like the HTC One M9 were easily overshadowed by the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, up to the point where we heard of the company's plans to reduce 15% of its work force. Today we learn of additional initiatives in that regard. HTC is apparently selling off its Shanghai factory to an undisclosed Chinese company. The sale value is not reported, but we do know that HTC built this factory in 2009 for $32.2 million. Back in 2010, this facility made a lot of sense ...

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    HTC's 2015 flagship, the One M9, didn't manage to enjoy the success (of its predecessor) the company was hoping for. As a result, the company's financials aren't rosy at all, and we are all waiting to see what CEO Cher Wang was referring to when talking about a "hero" product (product could also mean something that's not a smartphone). So far, HTC's been consistent with its flagship, naming it One, One M8, One M9, and releasing it around MWC 2015. It would be safe to assume that the HTC One M10 would be landing around MWC 2016, but previous rumors talked about a late 2015 announcement of a ...

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    HTC's been failing to turn a profit on and off, going back quite a few quarters by this point, but its most recent financial performance has been some of the most concerning to date, with the company losing hundreds of millions of dollars. If HTC has any hope of getting back on its feet, the company's going to have to make some important changes, and last week we heard a little about what those might entail, with talk of making cuts both to its product lineup and to its workforce. It remains to be seen just how thoroughly the manufacture might seek to prune its handset lineup, but today we ...

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    HTC makes beautiful products. Historically, the company was selected by HP and Compaq (among others) to build the hardware that carried their corporate brands for years. Since then, HTC has tried to break into the market as its own brand - and has done remarkably well. When you think of smartphone brands, HTC ranks up near the top, alongside Apple, Samsung, and others. The financial side of the company, however, has been a bit more rocky. The solution? Following another difficult quarter with an operating loss of US$252 million, HTC makes cuts to try and restore profitability. Back in ...

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    Just about one month ago, HTC revealed its latest batch of affordable desire-series smartphones, the Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626, and Desire 626S. The manufacturer promised plenty of carrier support for the group, and named half a dozen carriers that would soon find these models operating on their networks, but a lot of specifics were missing – like who would get what, when, and sell it for how much. We started seeing those answers trickle out shortly thereafter, and today Verizon finally joins them with an announcement of its own, as the carrier gets ready to start selling the ...

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    HTC introduced its One M9 flagship some five months ago, powered by the most controversial chip of the year, the Snapdragon 810. In our testing, we didn't notice the One M9 succumbing to the 810's most frequently reported failure mode, overheating, but plenty of users did end up feeling the handset ran a little warm. Could that be driving HTC to consider taking the One M9 back to the drawing board and coming up with a new edition, one powered by an alternate SoC? That's what a new rumor claims, suggesting that HTC is working on a MediaTek-based One M9. We've already seen HTC embrace ...

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    One month ago, HTC's latest quarterly results arrived – and they didn't look too good, not by a long shot. The company, once on the brink of turning its fortunes around following some recent disappointments, ended up taking a big loss – its largest quarterly loss ever. Clearly, something's not working for HTC, and if it wants to get back on its feet, that's going to mean making some changes. This week HTC Chief Financial Officer Chialin Chang shares just what sort of changes the company has in mind, and that's going to mean making cuts. It's not yet clear just how many HTC jobs could ...

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    The launch of the HTC One M9 came with both good and bad news. The shiny new device is obviously good news, but learning of new ways HTC wants to monetize through ads on HTC Sense is the bad news. We thought this would just be a pilot for certain regions, and only on BlinkFeed, but it seems we were wrong. Reddit users have begun complaining that their HTC One M8 or One M9 has begun giving them push notifications of movie advertising. At the moment it seems the ad is about the Fantastic Four, which depending on your age, is a remake that might make your teeth cringe on its own. What's ...

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    Some years we see amazing jumps in the technological specs that come packaged into smartphones. Other years, not so much. Regardless, smartphone makers try to release a really remarkable smartphone almost every year - but it seems like they miss that target more often than it's hit. Part of that is likely due to the the fact that OEMs are engaged in a specs battle. Each maker has a product to build, and that product is measured by the sum of its parts. One with this processor, the other with that. One with X amount of RAM, the other with Y amount. And so on. On paper it's not difficult to ...

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    If you are looking for some HTC hardware in the US, today is the day for you. HTC has just flipped the switch on their HTC Deals Summer Sale, a US campaign that runs until July 28th 11:59 p.m. PST, so if you like something you see, make sure to be quick on the trigger as the offer is only valid for one day. If you're looking for a tablet, you'll be able to get the Nexus 9 at 40 percent off. If a smartphone is what you're looking for, the HTC One M9 with UhOh protection can be yours 25 percent cheaper. You can accessorize your newly purchased hardware at 50 percent off accessories, and you ...

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    OnePlus was the start-up talk of the town last year. A company backed by some veterans from the early times of Android could become that talk of the town for 2015. After a few months of development silence, it looks like Nextbit is back for a bite at the Android smartphone market. You can hit up the work-in-progress site at the source link below. Hints of branding pop up through the site, looking for potential customers who want the "NEXT NOW." Nextbit is also looking for some major staff positions including Product Manager and Software Engineer. In 2014, the company took an $18 ...

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    According to this report from Vietnam, yes, HTC is indeed working on an HTC One Max 2. Said HTC One Max 2 phablet would, according to the report, see the official light of day sometime after the HTC Aero unveiling (in October, claims the same report). The (first and) last time we've seen an HTC phablet was in 2013 with the One Max, when the Taiwanese company "tweaked" the One M7 flagship, reused its design, inflated to phablet size, slapped on a fingerprint scanner (on the back), tweaked the specs a bit, and revealed the product. In 2014, HTC skipped the One M8-based One Max 2, so, if this ...

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    The HTC Aero should be the company's upcoming smartphone, with Gorilla Glass 4 that's 2.5D, and a QHD display, if the rumors are true. The HTC Aero should also be the smartphone that would bring an improved camera -- something many have complained about on recent HTC phones -- but we have been amped so many times about HTC's upcoming phones that we'd like to play it safe now and remain skeptical. The HTC Aero will allegedly make its way to AT&T's line-up, according to a recent Evan Blass tweet. The tweet also calls the HTC Aero the "HTC Hima Aero"; Hima was also the name used to ...

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    If you're Fitbit, Jawbone or Nike, then you know how to make a dedicated fitness tracker. If you know about Global Positioning Systems like Garmin and TomTom, you probably also have a good crack at crafting one. So, would HTC with its partner Under Armour — both well respected technology and fitness names respectively — be able to make a wearable to stand out from the crowd? Probably. All it takes is precision sensor technology, life-resistant hardware and software that's easy to use and can tell a meaningful story. But at this point for the partnership and in the state of personal ...

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    The HTC One M9 does many things well, but being "active" is not among them. Its IPX3 splash-resistance rating doesn't cover accidental dunks in the swimming pool; its soft aluminum housing is more scratch-prone than some of its plastic competition; and its cover glass may or may not be the latest from Corning. For those in search of a rough-and-tumble smartphone, there are certainly better options out there – but what if you want a device that can look good when it needs to, hold up to abuse when it doesn't, and even (when necessary) walk the fine line in-between? That's what its ...

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    They say that insanity, by definition, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Dictionary.com defines stagnancy as a “lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement.” But do these words define HTC? I like to think not, but a lot of people would argue otherwise, and while I may not agree with it, it isn’t hard to see where they’re coming from. HTC is hurting right now, and a lot of that has to do with its product lineup. Over the past few years, HTC has seen reasonable success with its One smartphone series, but it always falls behind the ...

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    Earlier this week we got to wondering about the HTC Grip, after seeing some certification paperwork for the wearable surface over at the Bluetooth SIG. When HTC first announced the Grip fitness tracker back at MWC, the company said that it was looking to get sales started during the spring. And since it hasn't shown up at retail since, we we've been wondering what was going on. Those Bluetooth docs had us hopeful that a release might be nearing, and we reached out to HTC for comment. Today we get our answer, and it's not necessarily a great one, as HTC confirms that plans for the Grip have ...

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    It may have been announced in March of 2014, but the HTC One M8 is still very much alive and kicking. It's widely used today and acknowledged as one of the best phones on the market, still, so a natural question to ask is whether its age means that it's not going to be seeing any more OS revision updates. With Android M on the horizon for a launch this fall, this question is especially pertinent – and according to HTC Product Manager Mo Versi, the HTC One M8 Android M update will indeed be coming. Android M isn't as much a leap as Android Lollipop was (as compared to its predecessor, ...

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