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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    The age of mini-flagship Android phones might be over, with no diminutive Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9 launched last year, but downgrading hero devices for price-lowering and emerging market-targeting purposes remains a thing. Or does it? Well, that LG G5 SE looks to be nothing more than a Snapdragon 652 take on the standard high-ender for Latin America, and similarly, the HTC 10 Lifestyle was believed to be heading to India and a couple other Eastern territories with a slower chip than the SD820 and “only” 3GB RAM. But after HTC essentially confirmed the story, it quickly and ...

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    We heard that the HTC 10 would break outside of the pallid phone palette that other manufacturers have stuck to for a long time. You know what we're talking about. Black. White. Gold. Oh no, not ... roooooose goooold. But hey, a strong, bold red wouldn't be bad on this shiny new phone, right? Well, ePrice out of Taiwan is reporting that most everyone will be missing out on this red version, at least for now. You know who will get it, though? KDDI au subscribers. In Japan. Well, shucks. Mind you, even though the HTC One A9 had its iPhone tendencies, it had some darn good hue selections, ...

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    Let's face it: apps and media take up space, and as we turn to games featuring lavish 3D worlds or creating high-res 4K video, those storage needs only grow. Thankfully, phone manufacturers have (slowly) been moving to larger and larger storage options. That trends holds for yesterday’s new HTC 10, which launched with 32GB internal storage – no 16GB option here. And while that sounded good (especially with support for microSD expansion), we also heard about a 64GB model hiding in the shadows – even better, right? Well, so long as you can get your hands on it; HTC is now sharing word ...

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    It’s no big secret that, while design and build quality always worked in favor of HTC’s flagship handhelds, their cameras were one of the main reasons consumers avoided them, instead going for iPhones or Samsungs. When we were finally promised “world class” shooters therefore, our curiosity and interest in the HTC 10 understandably escalated, although we couldn’t be certain that wasn’t empty propaganda. Then, the new “hero” went official, and the bulk of press materials announcing its release contained bold claims regarding photo-taking and video-recording performance. The ...

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    While waiting for reviews to tell us how the “world class cameras” of the HTC 10, its Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 3,000 mAh battery perform in real life, particularly when compared to similarly high-end components inside the Galaxy S7 and LG G5, you might be curious just how outdoorsy the new phone is. At a first glance, we’re dealing with a pretty robust device here that, although not technically rugged, should be able to survive the occasional drop on a not-so-hard surface. But is the HTC 10 also safe to use in the rain or shower? In short, not really. Then again, it’s ...

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    When the spanking new HTC 10 went up for pre-order yesterday in the US straight from the Taiwanese device manufacturer, we couldn’t help but notice only unlocked, AT&T and T-Mobile variants were listed. Ironically, while that felt like a red flag for prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint, it turns out AT&T is actually the carrier not on board with selling and subsidizing the “world class” camera phone. Ma Bell hasn’t exactly confirmed its lack of support, but HTC is “encouraging AT&T customers to purchase our unlocked model at HTC.com” in response to people’s ...

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    One of the antiquated facets of the Android OEM product cycle is the developer edition of the latest flagship. These days, you've pretty much got the Nexus phones and software emulation for app developers. But if you're wreaking havoc with ROMs and you don't have any of that hardware or software, you're tough out of luck in terms of getting that warranty coverage for a regular phone. HTC, though, has been more dev-friendly to flash freaks by providing bootloader unlock tools for its phones. It's even been covering unlocked bootloaders in its warranties for its phones. And yes, even the HTC ...

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    HTC and Apple have had their tangents every once in a while — well, mainly in design. Just in design. Really. But now, as Apple apps make the pilgrimage to Android, it seems that HTC will put out an olive branch to Apple's AirPlay standard with its new HTC 10. The Taiwanese OEM is an official licensee of Apple's proprietary AirPlay wireless media streaming protocol which means that an HTC 10 can blast audio content from or to Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones all the same — it can't do video content, though we're already a step ahead of every other phone that needs root access to hack ...

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    Most smartphone flagships follow a pretty predictable pattern with their pricing over time. First the phone debuts with a relatively high price tag, as the manufacturer attempts to establish just how much their desirable new hardware is worth. Maybe carriers will knock a little off that figure (depending on how alluring the handset is, and correspondingly capable of getting them new subscribers), but the high launch price will likely stick around for a few months, before real, lasting discounts start arriving. And over the course of the next year, the price drops further still, in an ...

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    With this morning's launch of the HTC 10, we saw the culmination of weeks of rumors and leaks. And while that brought us one heck of a nice flagship smartphone, it also may have left you feeling just a bit underwhelmed, if only because the phone we got was very much the phone we were expecting; is there no room in the smartphone market for surprises anymore? As we learned about an HTC 10 that looked like a rehash of the past few weeks of leaks, we were starting to fear just that, when we remembered at least one big unanswered question hanging over this launch: what was that mysterious HTC ...

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    With the Galaxy S7 duo already out for a full month in both North America and Europe, and the LG G5 commercially released nearly a couple of weeks back, HTC clearly can’t afford to keep prospective buyers of its own new flagship phone waiting. At least not for long. Thankfully, the ailing Taiwanese manufacturer appears to have finally learned from past mistakes, putting the HTC 10 up for pre-orders in the US minutes after its formal introduction. Unfortunately, deliveries and actual sales are still only slated to begin in “early May”, at which point the stylish handheld’s fierce ...

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    The HTC 10 has a lot of things going for it. A pair of world class cameras, as promised, with OIS on both the rear and front. Excellent audio, despite the iconic BoomSound stereo speakers being effectively gone. A powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, at least in its top-shelf configuration. And the list goes on and on. But the Taiwanese OEM takes the time to emphasize and detail in its latest press release a couple of key selling points you might otherwise choose to ignore. There’s software, on one hand, and accessories, on the other. Now, it’s pretty obvious the HTC 10 falls ...

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    Every year, smartphone fans look forward to the spring season of new Android devices, with models landing from some of their favorite big-name manufacturers: Samsung, HTC, LG. Samsung led the pack with its Galaxy S7, and found LG making an early appearance alongside it with its own G5. That's left HTC, and for weeks now we've been watching the rumors really heat up about its plans for its own 2016 flagship. A bumper crop of leaks this time around have managed to leave us with some pretty high expectations for HTC's handset, from some new branding, to some boastful features, to a ...

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    The waiting is finally over, and HTC wants to start fresh, turning the page to a new, happier and more competitive chapter in its evolution. You asked, and the financially struggling Taiwanese giant ultimately delivered, altering an acclaimed but done to death design. To highlight the visual metamorphosis, the HTC 10 ditches One M branding, bringing out the sheer "power of 10." Wondering whether the 5.2-incher is as original on the inside as on the outside, and if it's technically capable of giving the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 a run for their money? Wonder no more, as we now have the ...

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    Guess we spoke too soon. That all-revealing official promo video wasn’t the final substantial HTC 10 leak, and it may have not even been the second to last. After all, as of this writing, we’re still roughly 24 hours away from the chamfered hero phone’s formal introduction, which sounds like plenty of time for more intel to surface. Specifically, we’d love to hear particulars on the HTC 10 Lifestyle, a purported derivation of the Android flagship we didn’t know existed until minutes ago. How do we know now? Thanks to the EXIF data associated to a Google+ pic supposedly taken with ...

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    Much like the other fledgling industry segment bidding for the title of “next big thing” in tech, the virtual reality market seems to be split in two very distinct categories. But the price gap between smartphone-enabled VR headsets and their PC and console-based counterparts is way larger than the main differentiator of activity trackers and smartwatches. As such, devices like the Samsung Gear VR will easily get the volume advantage over the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Sony PlayStation VR this year. What kind of an edge we’re talking about here? A massive one, Strategy Analytics ...

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    No, it’s technically not out yet. But it might as well be, since HTC once again failed spectacularly at keeping anything a secret. Literally all there is to know about the redesigned One M9 sequel is out of the bag. The name. The full specs. Color choices. Even wallpapers, and as for the new flagship’s looks, if renders after renders after live pics after live pics weren’t enough to prove just how impressive a fashion statement the HTC 10 is, we’ve now got the mother of all visual leaks on our hands. Specifically, a 50-second-long video clip dedicated entirely to the external ...

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    Many in the mobile tech media ranks have admitted to being at least a little excited for the HTC 10. In the 36 hours or so before the Taiwanese manufacturer officially launches the new Android phone, there's been no need to struggle through the pre-event ennui, much less to say the pre-availability ennui. GSM Helpdesk out of the Netherlands has gotten hold of pictures of a black unit, towed alongside a spec summary. We see affirmation of the 5.2-inch Super-LCD 5 screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 as well as the removal of software navigation keys — they've been reformed as lit ...

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    Chalk it up to a major score by prolific tweeter and avid HTC fan-developer @LlabTooFeR. And by "score," we mean 20. You can hit up the tweet below for a folder of 20 wallpapers that will supposedly be the pre-loads you'll see on the all-new HTC 10 once in launches Monday. Some of the art continues to portray HTC's interest in paint splatter that we saw on the new Desires introduced at MWC this year. Realism has been struck down to a minimum and mirroring, where applied, is used to accentuate curves and angles. Final 4 wallpapers #powerof10 https://t.co/pFRqCoEnl5 ...

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    If you're in HTC's new Preview program, you'll be able to find the Boost+ app. It's an app that scrapes other apps off your RAM and trash temporary files (as well as some of those other files, too). There's also an app locking feature, though unlocking your questionable app does require a lock pattern on the bottom half of the screen and, occasionally, an ad on the top. Dime a dozen these things are, we sorta find that HTC's design language makes things barely tolerable. If you're an anti-kleptomaniac, if you're pathologically wired to just wipe everything away ... well, the app's actually ...

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    With the HTC 10 so close we can nearly taste it (note: don't actually taste your smartphones, people), HTC's been dialing its promotional efforts up to 11, and this week alone we've had no shortage of official teasers to keep us busy. And while we absolutely love seeing all this stuff from HTC itself, it also has us feeling a little nostalgic for a time just a few weeks in our past, when HTC 10 rumors were dominated by unofficial leaks. Well, just because we've got a new HTC-produced video today is no reason to turn our backs on leaks, and this afternoon our attention's been drawn to one ...

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    It's the week leading up to HTC's launch event for the HTC 10 Android flagship, and the company's promo department has been working overtime. Monday started us off with a new teaser video about the phone's BoomSound audio, and Wednesday brought us another clip, this time highlighting the HTC 10's camera performance. It sure felt like we had a pattern going here, and Friday would bring us yet another HTC 10 vid. Sure enough, HTC has just come through with its latest, now drawing out attention to the outstanding battery life the HTC 10 promises to offer. HTC's sticking with the ...

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    HTC's launch of the HTC 10 next week isn't just about getting to meet the company's latest piece of flagship smartphone hardware: it's also when we expect to be introduced to the company's latest iteration of its Sense UI. Sense 8 will define the look of the HTC 10's user experience, and rumors suggest the manufacturer will also be announcing its presence on some just-launched Desire models. While we may only have a few days to go before we see HTC unveil Sense 8 in all its glory, we've never been too keen on waiting any longer than we have to, and today we get an early look at the new ...

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    No prizes for guessing the make and model of the processor set to run the hardware show on the fast-approaching HTC 10, aka One M10. It’s undoubtedly Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 820, and while the semiconductor giant doesn’t spell that out for us, its most recent tweet says plenty. Namely, that “the power of #Snapdragon” will meet “the #powerof10” next week, with an eye on unrivaled performance. Now, we all remember how HTC and Qualcomm’s longstanding partnership was rocked to its core last year, when the One M9 got a little too hot for its own good, but ...

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    Is this whole "online ordering" thing just a crapshoot to you? Want to get away from the evils of Amazon Prime? Or the shipping confirmation pages of those cartel cargo movers? Do you absolutely abhor the Oculus Rift? Have we got news for you! A select few Microsoft Stores and GameStops in both the US and Canada will have demo areas to show off the purported magic of SteamVR as experienced through the HTC Vive. For Microsoft, it has initially setup space in its New York flagship outlet as well as stores in Bellvue Square and Salt Lake City's City Creek Center. The Microsoft Store at Park ...

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