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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    After months of denial, the CEO of HTC finally announced at the comapny's latest shareholders meeting that it is looking for partnerships and cash to give its virtual reality efforts a full-blown partition in the company. According to Digitimes, Cher Wang described VR as an easy revenue source with an explosion of development taking place in education, healthcare, retail and entertainment over the next decade. The fact that its Vive headset has been linked up with Valve Corporation's SteamVR platform will help it take advantage of Steam's global user base of more than 130 million. HTC ...

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    When Sundar Pichai said to Walt Mossberg that Google was looking for "more thought" in the design of smartphones, the chief executive officer explicitly referred to the Nexus line of smartphones. If The Telegraph's reporting can be trusted, it seems that at the very least Google is going in a different direction. The paper is citing from a "senior source" that the Alphabet subsidiary is manufacturing its own smartphone that will be out before the end of the year. It is negotiating on device carriage agreements with networks. The device will apparently be released separate from the Nexus ...

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    What if instead of going straight to the forums whenever something cracks up in your phone you went to the manufacturer's customer support line? Well, it's a half-hour on hold, 10 minutes of telling someone at a call center all your information and then complaining about the problem and then they'll ask you to go to this settings menu and press buttons and ... Yeah. Not cool. Well, a source to Android Police is saying that with a Google Support app, new Nexus smartphone owners can share their screens and point out where the problem spots are. It's likely that we'd be dealing with ...

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    Biting your nails for the Nexus launch this quarter? We're creeping up on it ever so slowly and yet, leaks have been all about who's making it, who else's making it and how many they're going to make. HTC is said to be in charge of two projects — "Marlin" and "Sailfish" — and it seems that Android Police is 80 percent confident that what it's hearing about the Sailfish device (not to be confused with Jolla's Sailfish OS) is accurate. So what's the payload here? A yet-to-be-known quad-core 64-bit processor clocked at 2GHz paired with 4GB of RAM to power on a five-inch, full HD ...

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    HTC may not have all the popularity that e remember from years ago, but that doesn't mean that the company doesn't launch great products. HTC Sense has long been one of our favorite user experiences for Android to date, but if you wanted a piece of it, you obviously needed an HTC device, and it seems that the company wants to change that. As of today HTC is launching a closed beta of HTC Sense Home 8 to other Android devices. For those of you not aware, this is what you currently see on the HTC 10. It brings pretty much most of the functionality we love about Sense to users, and also some ...

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    The "Nexus" brand, and products from this Google line-up, have come a long way, become consumer devices from initial developer gadgets. Past and current iterations have become more and more popular, being made by LG and Huawei, but rumor has it that we'll be seeing one or two HTC Nexus devices this year. Codenames have been discovered in Chromium code (Marlin and Sailfish), and word on the street is that the Taiwanese company's collaboration with Google will not be limited to only 2016 HTC Nexus devices. A three-year deal has been allegedly inked, but we're still waiting for some sort of ...

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    Back in March 2015, HTC shuffled around some executives, or at least that's what we've been told. Peter Chou, HTC's CEO at the time took a step back and his position was filled by Cher Wang, at the time, Chairman and co-founder. HTC said that Peter Chou “will transition to a strategic new role leading future product innovation”. However, in reality, looks like Peter Chou left HTC. He has joined Digital Domain as an executive director at the end of August 2015, and is now chairman of the Hong Kong-based company. HTC has confirmed its departure, says DigiTimes, however, mentioning ...

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    Thinking about checking up with the checkmark for new service? You really sure about it? Maybe Verizon can make it a bit easier for you to come over. The carrier is making available the promo code "FORYOU300" that slashes $300 off the price of a phone valued at $400 or greater. Over a 24-month installment plan, that $12.50 off per month. The catch? You need to activate it on a device payment (installment) plan. Unfortunately while there are several phones that straddle the line at $399.99, they simply aren't $400. The deal isn't applicable to the iPhone SE, for example. On the other hand, ...

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    Google Photos may have been the first with the smart album in the cloud, but Photos on iOS won't let Apple's foes across the bay beat it. Albums for geographical, time-based events — otherwise known as "Trips" — get compiled with not only all the pictures of the event, but interface sections for who was there and where it was happening. HTC might not be too happy with Memories's ability to create an auto-compilation of photos and movies into clips with different "moods" and stock music.

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    HTC’s generosity knows no bounds, it seems, at least when it comes to the company’s newest flagship phone, also seen as its prospective financial savior. For that to happen, of course, the HTC 10 has to be competitively priced, which isn’t really the case with the $100 coupon code from a while back no longer valid. On the bright side, Memorial Day buyers were offered complimentary Re Cameras, and now, folks in the market for a nice Father’s Day present can get one of two headsets bundled with the HTC 10 at no extra charge. Through Sunday, May 19, you have the choice between an ...

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    Although it hasn’t yet performed the financial miracles some anticipated, the HTC and Valve-co-developed Vive VR headset looks to be on the definitive path to consumer success. But virtual reality technology isn’t just about immersive home gaming, entertainment and interactive music experiences, with the enterprise sector very much a part of HTC’s unique vision of the computing future. Enter the $1,200 Vive BE, short for Business Edition, meant to “capture the huge demand from industries worldwide to employ virtual reality technology in commercial applications.” Available at ...

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    Any idea who Apple’s Chief Financial Officer is? Apparently, Luca Maestri. How about Samsung’s go-to money guy? Someone named Sang-Hoon Lee. The point is you’ll rarely see these execs taking the floor at keynotes and “Unpacked” events to unveil the next big thing in managing financial risks. Still, the CFO position is one infused with great responsibility, especially for a company that’s bleeding money for years now, as is unfortunately HTC’s case. No wonder the Taiwanese phone and VR hardware manufacturer took more than two years to appoint Chialin Chang’s successor. The ...

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    From our experiences with the HTC Vive VR headset, we suggest that you should definitely try before you buy. And if you want to wrap your head around an HTC Vive, — or, more appropriately, have one wrap around your head — you may not have to trek as far as you would have before. HTC announced that more retail outlets will have Vive demonstration areas for you to play around in. The initial 29 Microsoft Stores that got setup a few months ago will now become 51. GameStop will soon have 40 stores with Vive instead of 10 while Micro Center will double its five locations. All of them ...

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    Considering its recent software support strides, HTC would probably deserve to finally return to profits or at least stop bleeding such big money. But the tech market isn’t always just, and some wounds take a lot of time to heal. The Taiwanese device manufacturer very rarely impressed with the quality – pricing ratios of its low to mid-end models, and at first, the Desire 626 and 626s were no exception. After several discounts, however, and a relatively early (all things considered) Android 6.0 update, the latter feels like a solid bargain on Sprint via Best Buy or Amazon, at $42 and ...

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    HTC may have tried to put on a brave face as it confirmed another two miserable quarters (both Q4 2015 and Q1 2016), anticipating “good momentum” next, thanks to the company’s latest flagship phone and its acclaimed rookie VR effort, but the jig is now up. Unfortunately for the faltering Taiwanese tech giant, the HTC 10 handheld and Valve-co-developed Vive headset, alongside the rest of its slumping product lineup, could only manage to generate unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$6.75 billion for May 2016. That’s just a little over US$200 million, and represents a year-over-year ...

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    If video killed the radio star a few decades back, virtual reality may soon radically transform if not eradicate the traditional music video experience. Instead of watching a series of images selected by musicians and often adept directors to represent a song’s beat and message on your screen of choice, why not take part in the action from the comfort of your couch? Several years still need to pass before you can just put on a pair of glasses and start grooving with Adam Levine whenever you feel like it, but the first step towards an exciting future where the recording and tech industry ...

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    HTC probably can’t afford to be quite as gracious with early adopters of its newest flagship phone as the free Gear VR-offering Samsung, though the 10 was sold at $100 off list for a limited time a while ago. Even better, all purchases of unlocked models from the OEM’s US e-store, including no-interest financing options, net you free UH OH protection against accidental water damage and screen cracks during your first 12 months of HTC 10 ownership. Then you have carrier-specific savings, like Verizon’s recent $100 off deal, or T-Mobile’s Ice View case and rapid charger freebies, and ...

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    Google knows what it wants when it comes to Android hardware. It always could make those machines on its own, but it doesn't as a favor to the manufacturers that it would be cannibalizing. Instead, those OEMs help Google execute its reference designs. But something changed when Mountain View decided to make the Pixel C. The company put in direct orders to the factories. It made its own hardware. And it may be looking to make more. At Re/code's Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg that the company's Nexus platform is getting "more effort" poured in. "You'll see us ...

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    Smartphone demand might be on a steep downward trajectory worldwide, but at least stateside, customer satisfaction continues to improve, from an overall industry grade of 78 out of 100 last year to 79 based on feedback supplied between March 5 and 31 by 12,710 tech consumers chosen at random. Questioned about their “recent experiences with the largest telecommunications service providers and phone manufacturers”, these singled T-Mobile and Apple out as their respective segment’s leaders in terms of the way they cater to the buyer’s needs and requirements. That shouldn’t come as a ...

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    Maybe someone just can't compete with Pebble and they just need some room. Maybe HTC really is making the Nexus phones this year and Google decided to take them up for a reference design. Maybe one of the prides of Taiwan has just one huge feature it wants to stuff in and it needs rigorous testing before they feel like it's going to be okay. Maybe it's just a clusterf***. Evan Blass has an idea of where HTC's "Halfbeak" wearable project is going and whether or not he knows more than he lets on is irrelevant. All he's saying is that after several tiresome delays of launch, this ...

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    Ready for another One M9 rehash? Or, to be more accurate, a rehash of a One M9 rehash? Are you ready for the HTC One M9+ Prime Camera Edition? Well, it looks to be well and ready for India with a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera with an aperture of f/2, laser-assisted autofocus and OIS. It's listed on HTC's eStore site in India, but is only currently being priced at third-party sources for Rs. 23,990 or about $358. You may recall that the HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition debuted last month in Europe as a rebadged HTC One M9s. Previously a ...

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    You wouldn’t think it by looking over HTC’s latest financial report, but 2016 is shaping up to be a solid year for the long-ailing Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, at least from an innovation standpoint. The HTC 10 phone finally strays from the design path of the One family, the company’s very first smartwatch might see daylight next month, followed by a Marlin/Sailfish-codenamed Nexus duo, and most importantly of all, the Vive VR headset is already out. As in, commercially launched worldwide, and after a short period of shipping difficulties caused by rampant demand, it’s once ...

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    Today’s obviously not Tuesday (thank God for that), and we haven’t seen a decent HTC Hot Deal in a while anyway, but Memorial Day is only 72 hours away, with the Taiwanese device manufacturer once again in celebratory mood. For a limited time, i.e. until Monday, May 30, at 11:59 pm PT, the HTC 10 on the OEM’s US website is bundled with a complimentary Re Camera. The promo is of course good for the unlocked phone, as well as T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint-specific variants, all of which will set you back the typical $700, only this time with a tiny 1,080p, 16MP action camera included. ...

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    The torment is over, our India-based readers and friends, as HTC has officially brought both its Snapdragon 820 powerhouse and the watered-down 652 variant to the world’s second largest smartphone market earlier today. Technically however, the top-of-the-line HTC 10 isn’t up for grabs yet on Indian shores, launching in early June with a limited slate of free bundled Ice View covers. Exactly like the LG G5, the beveled, all-aluminum 5.2-incher is set to cost Rs. 53,000 ($790). That sounds expensive, but actually slots perfectly in-between Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge tags on Flipkart right ...

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    The old guard is going away. The Nexus Player just left the Google Store and the Nexus 9 left not long before that. Now we know that HTC is completely done with its own-made tablet as well. The company has said to CNET that it has ended its manufacturing run of the Nexus 9 and has a limited number available at its site. Indeed, all but the white 16GB version are still there on HTC's site as of this post. After several Hot Deal Tuesdays that had the slab discounted by hundreds of dollars, you'll still have to pay full price for these products. Will this clear the way for HTC to possibly ...

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