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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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    The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has proven to be a complete contradiction among OEMs. Google is usually very timely at launching the update to its Nexus and Google Play lineup, but this time, even though Lollipop is probably one of the most dramatic overhauls we've seen come to Android, third party OEMs like Motorola and LG have done a better job at providing support for existing flagships. HTC is one of the companies that has done a fantastic job pushing newer versions of Android to its flagship smartphones, but this time, it seems the company is working at a faster pace. If you ...

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    Rumors surrounding HTC's 2015 flagship have been murky as of late. Ever since the launch of the One M8 in early 2014, it only seemed natural that the followup would be titled "One M9," but recent leaks have predicted otherwise, instead resulting in a torrent of information seeking to confirm information about a phone flying under the moniker "Hima." That continues now, @upleaks having just furnished us with a look at the possible HTC Hima color options. As per the leaker, we should expect to see grey, silver, and gold variants of the phone. Last year's One M8 saw availability of all three ...

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    Late last week, we spotted the first sign that HTC's more affordable cover option for the Nexus 9 – the company's “Magic Cover” - was finally becoming available. At least, in very limited form: the only sales we saw were those going through HTC directly, and even then, only one of the four color options appeared to be available. But surely this was still good news, right? That the presence of one would suggest the others following just around the corner? Wouldn't you know it, but that's just what happening, with Google picking up the Magic Cover in the Play Store. Instead of just the ...

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    It's been just about two months now since the HTC-made Nexus 9 first went official, and well over a month since sales have begun. But even this far into the tablet's life, not everything in the Nexus 9 family of products has been available for sale. For instance, we only just saw sales of the LTE-equipped Nexus 9 get underway today. And while the tablet's out in black and white, you still can't buy it in its sand color anywhere. On the accessory front, we knew to expect two case designs: the Keyboard Folio and the Magic Cover. The former, while expensive, has been available for purchase ...

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    Unlike the Nexus 6, which has been popping up for sale in the Play Store with the frequency of Halley's Comet, it's been substantially easier to pick up the Nexus 9 tablet. Whether you're going with the 16GB or 32GB edition, it's been a cinch to buy one from Google, to say nothing of HTC itself or other retail partners. At least, that's been the case for the WiFi version of the tablet, but its cellular-connected brother has been a little slower to materialize. Last month we heard from T-Mobile that sales of the LTE Nexus 9 would start sometime in early December, but no precise date was ...

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    An interesting thing happened this year, that flew under the radar a little bit. Microsoft once promised that Windows Phone 8.1 could just as easily be installed on or even dual-booted with Android on the same hardware with just a few tweaks here or there. This raised some eyebrows at the potential implications. But like a lot of potential implications in the Windows Phone world, this implication went largely ignore and wasn’t pursued. Then HTC made a splash – the HTC One M8 for Windows. Lolwut? For Windows? Sure enough, the exact same HTC One M8 hardware - second lens and all - was ...

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    Back in May of this year we took the HTC Desire 816 for a spin and concluded it was "a mid-tier phone with flagship DNA". We hoped those genes were dominant and that we'd begin to see more flagship-like performance out of HTC mid-rangers. This time around we're looking at the HTC Desire Eye – and with its huge front-facing selfie camera, it's looking right back at us. How does it perform? Will it follow in its brother's near-flagship footsteps? Should you consider the Desire Eye for your next phone? Let's dive right into the HTC Desire Eye review! Video ...

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    About the HTC Desire 620 we knew that it would come as a follow-up to the Desire 610, and that it would probably look like the device extensively leaked not long ago. However, today, the Taiwanese phone maker made the Desire 620 official, and it will be available in Marble White and Tuxedo Grey colors in the first quarter of 2015 (some markets will even get the Saffron Grey variant -- last two pictures on the bottom). Weighing 145 grams, the Desire 620 will measure 150,1 x 72,7 x 9,6mm, and will pack a five-inch Super LCD HD screen with 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels). Under the hood ...

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    Whether the so called "HTC Hima" we've seen leaked/rumored last week will turn out to be the HTC One M9 -- follow-up to the M8 from this year, which replaces the M7 from 2013 -- is anyone's guess, but we've heard not one, but two reports talking about the upcoming 2015 HTC One, and its purported specs. Interestingly, they try to anticipate a 5.5-inch display but what we see here attached seems to be just a tad smaller. Despite the claims, there is no way to verify whether this is indeed a 5.2-inch front glass, let alone to verify the legitimacy of the images, or the smartphone they (will) ...

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    It's been a while since we last heard of Sprint's HTC 8XT Windows Phone -- when it was "demoted" to "basic phone" status -- let alone since we reviewed it and concluded it is/was a "midrange phone in flagship clothing". That being said, there are a lot of things to like about the phone, and some which we didn't necessarily got excited over. One of the things HTC 8XT owners did definitely not like about the device was the fact that it was still stuck on Windows Phone 8, with which it shipped out of the box. According to HTC's Twitter account, the Sprint HTC 8XT Windows Phone 8.1 update ...

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    HTC sure looks like it's working on some very powerful new hardware. Well, maybe it's not yet clear just what all these devices are, but whether we're talking One M9 or this new model codenamed Hima (if they aren't simply the same thing), there's a lot in the rumored specs to like. This year HTC already gave us a very powerful Android, the One M8, and several months later saw fit to release a version of the handset running Windows Phone; will history repeat itself? We're still far too distant from all this to have a confirmed answer, but early reports certainly suggest it could be a ...

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    Sony has managed to start the Android 5.0 Lollipop update earlier than HTC for its Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition smartphone. However, HTC has been teasing the refresh for more than two weeks now, but, after running into some problems, the entire procedure was postponed to a later date, without a specific ETA. It's going to be a sweet weekend for owners of this specific phone, as the HTC One M8 GPe Lollipop update will start rolling out at noon on Friday, December 5, 2014. The information comes from Twitter where HTC's Executive Mo Versi confirmed that technical approval has been ...

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    As we keep pushing into December, 2015 is looking closer than ever, and we start thinking past our New Year's plans, we're already dreaming about some of the big launches that are sure to help usher-in the new year. Just look at what 2014 brought us, with the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2 debuting in the first quarter alone. A few days ago we checked out a rumor attempting to identify a few of the specs we'd see with HTC's follow-up to the One M8, talking about a One M9 with a quad HD 5.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 805, 16MP OIS camera, and 3500mAh battery. But now today a new set ...

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    Did you take advantage of HTC's Black Friday deal and pick up its new RE camera accessory for half price? Knocking one hundred dollars off its cost sure made the unusual little gadget a lot more attractive, but maybe you're not fully sold on it just yet. After all, there's no viewfinder, only the most simplistic controls, and a form factor that isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. Could it be worth it to sit this round out and wait for a more mature, more refined take on the RE from a second-generation model? It turns out that HTC's working on just that, confirming plans for a new RE ...

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    It all sounded so simple at first: Android 5.0 Lollipop had just emerged as updates hitting Google's Nexus series of devices (as well as a few other early birds). HTC wanted to get in on this Lollipop update publicity, too, and took to Twitter to proclaim that updates for the Google Play edition One M7 and One M8 would be arriving early the next week – that would have been two weeks ago. Not only did that update fail to land, but HTC's next status update dropped mention an ETA altogether – the update would be ready when it's ready. Which is fine, but also probably not the best fit for ...

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