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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    Last week brought us plenty of news about HTC smartphones, and beyond the start of sales for the One M9, we spent a lot of time talking about upcoming HTC hardware. The company sent out a launch invite for what sure appeared to be the One M9+, and beyond that we got to check out a couple leaks concerning the One E9 and E9+. We'd been going on the assumption that one or both of those models might go official right alongside the One M9+ in about another week, but it looks like HTC couldn't even wait that long, as one of the phones pops up on HTC's Chinese website. There's still no sign of ...

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    We are on a roll when it comes to HTC leaks and rumors this fine Friday, so why stop now? After all those phones we've been hearing about, and now this tablet that sounds like a Sense-running budget version of the Nexus 9, we've got one more to hit (at least, we think it's just one more – plenty of hours of left in the day) before the weekend rolls around: a new Desire model (or rather, pair of Desire models), the HTC A50AML. All we have right now are a few rumored specs: we're looking at an octa-core A53-based MediaTek Soc, 2GB of RAM, 16GB flash, and the presence of Android Lollipop ...

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    We've spent the past few days looking at quite a few different phones that may soon go public at an April 8 HTC event in China: the One M9+, One E9, and One E9+. Looking past those, what's next for HTC? Even more phones? A new rumor suggests that the manufacturer may be about to introduce a new tablet, and it's one that sure sounds a heck of a lot like the Nexus 9. Supposedly HTC is working on a tablet designated as the T1H, and could be ready to launch it in China as soon as May. Of the leaked specifications we've seen, a large number of them align nearly perfectly with the Nexus 9: ...

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    This week has proved to be a pretty busy one for HTC phones, and beyond the start of One M9 sales we've seen both leaks and official sources offer new information about a couple upcoming models. In addition to the One M9+ we've also been checking out the One E9, with leaked pics arriving from multiple sources. Now we round-out the week with a few more, as well as some clarification about model names. Remember how one of those leaks identified the phone as the One E9p, and we found ourselves scratching our heads a little, not seeing any obvious signs of differently-sized hardware that might ...

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    HTC's Vice President of Design, Jonah Becker, announced on Twitter that he steps down from his role within HTC, after seventeen years of being with the company. While he prepares for his "new adventure" -- most probably outside of HTC -- we can't help but wonder what will happen to the Taiwanese phone maker and its upcoming models. Becker is one of the people you can thank for the great design of the HTC One M8 (and M9, since they're so alike), but his departure comes less than a year after taking on this position from his predecessor, Scott Croyle. Becker's announcement comes right after ...

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    Update: Whew! The HQ audio podcast has been uploaded and distributed. You can either find your podcast landing pad or grab the original file through our Direct Download below! Late-night podcasts don't always have to be about naughty things. Sometimes, to paraphrase Bill Watterson, "the days are just packed," and the only time you've got for a podcast is 6:30 in the evening in between the crushing workload of two flagship smartphone reviews. But if you're lucky, when that happens you've got friends at other sites to help bail you out. Florence Ion is that friend on this special ...

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    They've got almost nothing in common besides their aluminum casings – and that shouldn't come as too big a surprise. The iPhone 6 is Apple's crown jewel, a curved and super-thin ingot packing technologies cherry-picked by Apple to run its closed and meticulously managed iOS platform. By contrast, HTC's One M9 is a thick block of precision-machined metals, its sharp angles exaggerated by a dual-anodization manufacturing process, its software a heavily customized version of the much more mutable Android Lollipop. There's so much more to say – but it's all been said; to get the full ...

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    We've seen what the HTC One M9 is all about (if you've missed our review, make sure to catch up on it), and now we're hearing official wording on the U.S. HTC One M9. We knew that US carriers would be picking up the 2015 HTC flagship, and now you can prepare to grab yours online at 12:01AM ET on Friday, March 27. The phone will also become available in retailer and carrier stores starting April 10, and, regardless of the carrier of your choice, you should be able to secure your unit if you are a customer of one of the "major carriers", to quote the official press release. As far as color ...

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    Fancy yourself an HTC enthusiast? Today is very much proving to be your day, full of new finds concerning both the One M9+ and the One E9. Those new One E9 pics sure managed to reveal the phone from a number of angles, but they weren't very high-res and failed to show the phone in action. Still, considering the handset's unreleased nature, we're willing to take what we can get. As fate would have it, a much more impressive collection of images was just around the corner, and a recent find from a Chinese case-maker brings us a bunch of up-close pics of this new hardware – including in a ...

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    The big HTC news out this morning is clearly the invite for the company's launch event in China next month, where it sure looks like the One M9+ will be making an appearance. And more than that invitation to gawk over, we also saw the arrival of some new leaked pics. But while we're still very interested in seeing that model go official, it's not the only in-development HTC Android we've been hearing about these last few weeks, and earlier this month we got to check out the HTC One E9 as it stopped by China's version of the FCC. Now that handset is back in a series of additional photos. ...

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    With all the momentum that's been surrounding rumors and leaks of HTC's slightly larger cousin to the One M9, the phone that may launch as the One M9 Plus, One M9+, or something slightly different, it would be understandable to expect that something had to give: either it's nearly time for this smartphone to go official, or we'd soon find ourselves talking about it in the same breath as unreleased projects like the Surface Mini. As it happens, it looks like that “going official” route is indeed the one the M9+ is about to take, upon the arrival of an invite for a Chinese HTC event that ...

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    By now you've heard the rumors that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC is "suffering from overheating issues". You're aware of the claims that the HTC One M9 gets "miserably hot". You've even seen what are purported to be thermal images of various devices, and the One M9 is glowing orange, ready to melt through the tabletop. But is any of it true? Tweakers.net published a very compelling image, one that (on first glance) would convince even the most vocal of naysayers. Unfortunately, it's not realistic.  The staff here at Pocketnow has used an HTC One M9 quite extensively, and on two ...

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    Yesterday we took a look the latest info to arrive on the HTC One M9+ (or Plus – who knows?). It wasn't a huge leak, but it attempted to nail-down the phone's dimensions and included a newly constructed render of how the phone supposedly appeared. It was clear this wasn't a HTC-originated image, but one assembled by the source reporting this news, in an effort to protect his tipster. Now we're taking another look at the One M9+ as that same source share a little more about how he came by this information, while also constructing a physical mock-up of the phone. NowhereElseFr's Steve ...

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    There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 4,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible. For them, we’ve created the 60-Second ...

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    With HTC's One M9 firmly on its way to retail availability, we've recently found ourselves turning our attention to what might be next from the manufacturer. That's included models like the One M9+ (Plus), a slightly larger, slightly higher-res, and for some reason an apparently-Duo-Camera-keeping variant of the new flagship that may or may not still be on-track for launch. But beyond that, we've also been wondering about the next edition for HTC's Butterfly series of One cousins. Earlier this month we looked at a rumor claiming the Butterfly 3 could arrive as a 5.2-incher with a quad HD ...

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    HTC's One M9 will soon be up for sale. We've already had the opportunity to spend some time reviewing the phone. And while all this progress continues towards the One M9's retail release, there's still a big unanswered question hanging over the phone's launch: what ever happened to the One M9 Plus? Rumors once suggested we'd see a jumbo-sized One M9 with a quad HD display debut alongside the five-incher we got, ready to offer some variety to users interested in something closer to a tablet. Today those rumors are back, attempting to provide some new insight into the phone's hardware. ...

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    When the Nexus 9 launched last fall, we generally liked what we saw: performance was good, music sounded lovely through those front-facing stereo speakers, and it was a lot of fun getting to know Lollipop. And of the things we didn't love about the tablet – issues like build quality, or insufficient storage options – many could be lumped into a “it feels like we're paying too much for what we're getting” category. Luckily, that's the sort of thing that's easily resolved via a price cut, and the tablet started its life off with an utterly fantastic one, getting an early half-off ...

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    If you've got an HTC One M9 question not answered by our stunningly dense 4000-word review and accompanying 11-minute review video, your needs might be getting a little intense. I mean, c'mon. Right? But I know how it is. Sometimes, you don't have time for the full review treatment. Sometimes, you're just interested in seeing what's changed over the past twelve months. Or you already own last year's HTC flagship and you want to see if this year's is worth your trouble. Or you just want to find out how different two products that look nigh-on identical could possibly be. For that, ...

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    As an aspiring naval cadet in my senior year of high school, I was placed in charge of my ROTC unit's drill team. It was a well-regarded outfit, but it had used the same choreography for years; no matter how cool a 12-person team looks spinning 16-pound rifles, anything gets monotonous if you don't change it up. Seeking to leave a lasting legacy while bringing home a trophy or two, I told our unit's Chief of my plans to completely overhaul our stale performance routine. "Fisher," he said, his face wrinkling with impatience, "you've got a good routine already. Don't go reinventing ...

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    Yesterday brought us some sad news for fans of the venerable HTC One M7, as the manufacturer confirmed that while the phone made the journey to Lollipop, its story would end with Android 5.0, and HTC wouldn't be updating the phone to the just-released Android 5.1. Considering we're talking about a phone that launched a solid two years ago, it's not like we could expect further updates much longer, and we were finding it hard to fault the company's decision to devote resources to more recent hardware. But One M7 users are a vocal bunch, and those who weren't satisfied with HTC's decision ...

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    The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has made a big announcement today involving its leadership. HTC executives are being shuffled around, and Cher Wang, Chairman and co-founder of HTC, has been named as CEO by the The Board of Directors of HTC Corporation. Cher Wang will take Peter Chou's place in becoming the Chief Executive Office of the company. Where does that leave Peter Chou, the former CEO? According to the official wording, Peter Chou "will transition to a strategic new role leading future product innovation". We're not quite sure what that means, but we're guessing, judging by the ...

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    HTC's One M9 has been official for a few weeks now, and while the phone's hardware may be complete, the situation with its software hasn't seemed quite so polished. We've heard numerous reports of issues with the phone's code, ranging from boot failures to insufficient thermal control measures, leaving the handset capable of running far hotter than its peers. The hope's been that HTC would be able to deliver some updated software prior to the One M9's commercial release that would put an end to these problems, and today word arrives that it may have just achieved that goal. First we hear a ...

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    It's just a fact of life: eventually we have to say goodbye to even our favorite smartphones and move on to greener pastures. Just how long you're going to hold on to that old hardware depends on a lot of factors, including contract status and your ability to avoid accidentally breaking it. For a lot of us, the writing on the walls that informs us it's finally time to move on comes in the form of software updates – or rather, the lack thereof. Eventually, it just doesn't make sense for a manufacturer to keep supporting old phones with ongoing updates, and that's a point a favorite ...

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    Even with the recent launch delays for the HTC One M9 in Taiwan, the company has already committed to launch the device in the US at the same time as the Galaxy S6. In addition to this flagship, we've also heard a ton of rumors of a more powerful variant in the works. If sticking with the specs of the HTC One M9 spell compromise for you, let's talk about its more powerful sibling. So far we've talked about the HTC One M9 Plus as the new flagship to come from Taiwan, but rumors claim that the final name might be the HTC One M9+, something which resembles the old One X+ days. The source ...

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    HTC hosted a live online question-and-answer session a little earlier this afternoon, all in the aim of giving shoppers a platform to have their questions about the new Uh Oh protection plan addressed. Unsurprisingly, the company's fans couldn't help but let their questions stray into other aspects of the One M9's commercial debut. Thankfully, HTC was ready to address those, as well, and today helps fill in some of the blanks surrounding the phone's pending arrival. For starters, how about a release date for the US? We've already known that HTC's big competition, the Samsung Galaxy S6, ...

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