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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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    If last week was all about leaked HTC One M9 pics, this week is becoming one where descriptions of the hardware reign supreme. We started things out yesterday with the controversial assertion that the pics of last week are little but decoy/prototype hardware, and that the commercial One M9 design will differ substantially from what we've been seeing. While we didn't have any new images to illustrate the rumors, a written account of some of those design elements gave us a general idea of what to expect. That continues today, as the same source contributes new details about HTC's plans for ...

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    The latest from HTC is due in just a few weeks, which has resulted in a barrage of leaks from a bevy of different internet corners recently. It's possible the Taiwanese OEM might be throwing us entirely off-base with decoys, or it's possible we've hit the nail on the head again and again. But what we do know is that the leaks are incoming, and that's not about to change anytime soon. The most recent information we've gleaned about the upcoming One M9 (Hima, perhaps?) comes in the form of a Geekbench benchmark. An HTC phone we suspect is the flagship in question has been sent through the ...

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    We've been talking about HTC's intentions for its next Android flagship for a while now: the model codenamed Hima, presumed to launch as the One M9. Just about a week ago, we went from rumors and that stray component shot to some next-level leak action, as image after image turned up of some very One M8-looking, yet still new and distinct, hardware. Did we finally have our One M9? It was all very convincing, especially with the handset showing up in seemingly unintended places (like the reflection of a camera test-shot), but is seeing really believing? One theory suggests that we're ...

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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a team-wide consensus. We call it ...

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    When it came to the rumored HTC One M9, yesterday was one hell of a busy one. We ended up with a bunch of new pictures to check out, including some that could believably be the real deal. Of course, there's plenty of time between now and MWC in early March (and while it's no certainty, that's when a lot of us are expecting HTC to formally unveil the phone), meaning lots of additional opportunities for new leaks to enhance and refine our expectations for the Android flagship. So far today, no new shots of the actual hardware have arrived, but we do see progress on a few fronts, as we learn ...

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    We find ourselves absolutely awash with HTC One M9 leaks today, though some of them are looking much more believable than others. One controversy has emerged over the differences between a series of pictures apparently showing off the One M9's design, and those purporting to capture a One M9 “plus” with substantially different hardware. There are more than a few reasons to be suspect about that supposed One M9 plus imagery, not the least of which is that it shows a very odd-looking (and possibly Photoshopped from Nexus 5 components) rear camera, one that still offers a Duo Camera ...

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    Is the picture of what HTC's planning for its next flagship Android phone (or phones) all of a sudden becoming much more or much less clear? Earlier this week, leaked images gave us for the first time a believable look at the rumored One M9. And then just hours ago we got to check out a separate batch of imagery, this time supposedly of a slightly larger One M9 “plus.” Only problem is, it doesn't really look much like those One M9 shots. Which is the real deal? Is either one of them legitimate? Possibly even both? We still don't have any hard answers, but we do have a couple new pics ...

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    The next flagship from HTC is a trending topic as the device is subject to more and more rumors and leaks as we're approaching Mobile World Congress. Just a couple of days ago we've seen images allegedly depicting a prototype HTC One M9 (however, we couldn't verify the veracity of the images), and today, we're looking at some photos of another phone (at least judging by the name) as the HTC One M9 leaked again. What we are looking at here is something which seems to be more close to reality, judging by the prototype number printed on the phone. Whether this will be the final design or ...

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    The HTC One M9 (if the company sticks to the naming convention), or the Hima (if the Hima is indeed the codename for the 2015 flagship), is obviously what we're all looking forward to seeing at HTC's pre-MWC special event on March 1, but, just in case HTC sticks to the 2014 plan (and decides to launch the One M9 at a special event, away from MWC), we should prepare to see some Desire phones, like last year. One of these new Desire phones which stand a great chance at becoming unveiled at Mobile World Congress is the HTC Desire 626 leaked today, and pictured above and below, codenamed A32, ...

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    Google's Play edition of Android smartphones sounded like such a great compromise: take attractive handsets from major manufacturers and make them available to users with a pure Android, Nexus-like software experience. But for the better part of a year now, Google's been slowly dismantling the program. While the HTC One M8 joined the lineup last spring, we never got a GPe Galaxy S5 from Samsung. And in the months since, Google's pulled phone after phone from its listings. The last holdout was the One M8, but now even that's gone too, leaving Google selling nothing but its own Nexus ...

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    After months and months of rumors and leaks attempting to get to the bottom of HTC's plans for its next flagship, our picture of what to expect from the One M9 took a big step into focus earlier today, with the leak of some believable-looking photographs of purported One M9 hardware. The design didn't stray far from the One M8 (and M7 before it), but while these images were far-and-away the best we've seen to date, they didn't give us a complete overview of the handset – the choice of angles and cropping ended up keeping portions of the hardware obscured. Luckily for us, the arrival of ...

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    We can not verify the veracity of these images, above and below, so please treat everything you see and read here accordingly. How that we've got that out of the way, the stills you're seeing are claimed to represent and HTC One M9 prototype, referred to as the Hima. There's still no way of knowing for sure whether the Hima will be the One M9 or not, but this report claims so. Accompanying the images is a statement from the author of the report claiming to trust the source of these images; very well, but that doesn't mean we have to do so too. Looking at the front (above), there's really ...

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    Despite showing off the Desire 826 at the 2015 CES, the announcement wasn't by far what everyone expected from the Taiwanese phone maker. The HTC One M8 from 2014 was an improvement over the 2013 HTC One M7, and now we're all expecting the HTC One M9 to shake the market, and HTC's competitors. A so-called "Hima" phone has been long rumored (complete with leaked specs), but it is not yet known whether the Hima will indeed be the HTC One M9, or a completely different animal. On March 1, HTC is set to unveil something, at a pre-MWC special event. Bloomberg's unnamed sources claim that it ...

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    It didn't happen at CES 2015 -- and we refer to the 2015 flagship, but we saw the HTC Desire 826 -- but we pretty much expected it not to happen. In 2014, HTC's flagship, the One M8 was announced on March 25, missing the Mobile World Congress, but rumor has it that a certain "Hima" phone, believed to be the One M9 (or at least the 2015 flagship) should make an appearance at the Barcelona show this year. ...or it might not, and we will see something else, like a new Desire line-up. In any case, HTC MWC 2015 press invites for a special March 1 (4pm CET) event have been sent out, and the ...

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    Now that we've got the One M8 update out of the way – at least for unlocked models, that is – it's time to look over the rest of HTC's smartphone portfolio and check out when the juicy goodness of Android 5.0 will grace the models in question. A source out of Vietnam has posted what looks to be a legitimate look at the various HTC Lollipop update plans for a variety of the company's models, including the recently-launched Desire EYE and Desire 816, so let's have a look at when to expect your update. Naturally, the 2014 flagship One M8 is first up in the first quarter, followed ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    The HTC Hima has been in the headlines for quite some time now, and we thought that the phone could turn out to officially become the HTC One M9, successor to the 2014 flagship. While that might still be the case, today's rumor talks about another device, the HTC Hima Ace Plus. We'll look at the report in a bit, but before that, we need to not overlook the "Ace" and "Plus" monickers, which could indicate that the Hima could be the HTC Ace, or the HTC M9 Ace, while the HTC Hima Ace Plus could turn out to be the M9 Max. However, all of this is speculation on unverified reports, so keep ...

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    We are on a Lollipop roll today, already hearing about updates for the Galaxy S5, getting an early look an an update for the LG G2, and checking in with Motorola for news of its latest progress. Now it's time to switch up manufacturers as we get word of a hotly-awaited Lollipop update that's landing today, with HTC announcing availability of Lollipop for both the unlocked and developer edition One M8. Google just gave the update the go-ahead, and while the official word from HTC is that it intends to get the ball rolling with OTA availability sometime tonight, we've already heard reports ...

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    We're coming up on just about three months now since Google first announced the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. Larger and more expensive than the Nexus 7 models that came before it, the Nexus 9 rejected the widescreen aspect ratio that had dominated the Android tablet scene (particularly on the Nexus side of things) in favor of an iPad-like 4:3 layout. At the time of that launch, Google talked about all the various Nexus 9 configurations it would be selling, and in the weeks since we've seen many of these options arrive – the biggest move there has been the start of sales of the ...

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    The HTC One M7 Lollipop update -- or at least a pre-release or beta version of some sort of it -- has been caught on camera. The Taiwanese phone maker has officially committed to delivering the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to both the 2013 and 2014 flagship phones, the HTC One M7, and HTC One M8. The company told users to expect the firmware update around 90 days after Google finishes developing the final build. We've already seen reports and leaks showing Android 5.0 Lollipop in the HTC One M8 (and the most recent reports claim that the update is one or two weeks out), but this time we're ...

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    HTC's next flagship, the rumoured Hima (aka the One M9) didn't make an appearance at the ongoing CES 2015 (and we're not at all surprised), but there were enough news from the Taiwanese company to get us excited: the Desire 320 (though not a CES device per se), the Under Armour partnership bit, as well as the Desire 826 announcement (and our hands-on). While still in Vegas for CES 2015, HTC announces that the company's Re camera will be able to live stream to YouTube, if that's something you wanted to do, and couldn't out of the box. The HTC Re YouTube live streaming capability will be ...

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    HTC surprised a few people last year with a brand spanking new flagship phone for Windows Phone, the HTC One M8 for Windows. It was one of the most beautiful and powerful Windows Phones yet, but it still carried that 4 ultrapixel camera which my bias will not allow me to love. I’m sure it’s great and all, but I just can’t get behind it. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We're here to talk about an entry-level HTC Windows Phone, or two, or three. To Windows Phone, this was a great move. A new flagship! It helped bolster a strong, but aging lineup of Windows Phones. For ...

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    Coming into CES 2015, we had our eyes open for news of some new mid-rangers from HTC. After all, the company had dropped that teaser with its pretty overt call-out to the Desire line of handsets, and sure enough, that's just what we got: last night, HTC introduced the Desire 826. The specs HTC revealed made the phone sound a lot like the Desire Eye, especially with that 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Really, the biggest changes seemed to be the 826 going with a Snapdragon 615 as opposed to the Eye's 801, and the slight difference in screen size, with the 826's 5.5-inch 1080p panel a ...

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    Athletic apparel company Under Armour has been getting into the software and services game lately, and at CES this week, the company introduced its new UA Record app. The software acts as a hub for gathering data from fitness trackers, helping you analyze that info, and allowing you to connect with other users – really, it doesn't sound too far off from the sort of fitness hubs we've seen already, even with UA promising broad hardware support. The more interesting news, though, might come from a partnership Under Armour has just announced, teaming up with HTC. In a statement, HTC talks ...

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    HTC has been aggressively pursuing the mid-range market in the last few years with various entries into its Desire family of smartphones, the second-level tier of devices from the Taiwanese OEM targeted mainly at developing markets. Today it's taken the wraps off of the latest one of those, the HTC Desire 826, in Las Vegas for CES 2015. The 826 still features items like BoomSound – an HTC staple that still, we feel, is an amazing inclusion – now including Dolby audio enhancement as well. It also includes the "HTC EYE Experience," which means it's received the 13MP front-facing camera ...

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