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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    You could play whack-a-mole with the number of buy-one-get-one-free deals the carriers are pulling off these days. But that AT&T, though. Yeah, it's got everyone beat right now with the number of phones available for the BOGO-ing. Just watch out for what you need to do to get in the door with this deal. So, here's the skinny: New customers will need to get at least two lines while existing customers will need to add a line. Customers must buy two phones from the same manufacturer. Both phones have to be paid through installment plans, but the free one (we suppose the one worth less ...

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    Following up on Google's Benson Leung's skepticism of the LG G5 and HTC 10 for likely being non-compliant with specifications for USB Type-C for charging, the engineer has become a little less wary of the G5. A GTrusted test of the device's charging practices when connected to Google's universal 60W USB-C adapter showed that the G5 follows USB Power Delivery protocol at 5V, 3A or 9V, 2A. This means that the phone may also support DisplayPort routing. The LG G5 and HTC 10 claim to support both the USB Power Delivery charging standard — which makes it possible to use DisplayPort — and ...

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    If you can’t get enough of unauthorized Galaxy C5 and C7 photoshoots, revealing hardware exposes or still have lingering questions about the two’s unusually low prices and remarkably high-end features, today’s discovery of a Tenaa approval for the SM-C5000 should make the next week easier to pass. Obviously, SM-C5000 is the Chinese designation of the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy C5, which continues to look a lot like the Galaxy A5 (2016) from the front while greatly resembling the HTC One M9 (or previous One-series flagships) from behind. It doesn’t seem like anyone manipulated recently ...

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    Whether you believe HTC’s newest flagship phone can be its financial savior or a nice swan song that simply came too late to matter, essentially everyone agrees the 10 would benefit greatly from a discount. A permanent one, we mean, not short-lasting coupon codes, and the traditional kind of deal where you save or receive hard cash back instead of bundle arrangements with free accessories in store. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the price of the unlocked HTC 10 will be dropping anytime soon on the manufacturer’s website, especially with the device currently backordered. ...

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    Google I/O is in full swing after engineers announced several major features to be added to a yet-to-be-officially named Android N. HTC is taking advantage of the headwinds with its own social media assurances. It announced that Android N will be coming to the HTC One M9. HTC One A9 and HTC 10 soon after the official images get delivered. That typically happens after a Nexus hardware announcement, around early October. Life is about to get a little sweeter. Android N will be coming to the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and the HTC One M9. pic.twitter.com/XzOEwTCVlU — HTC (@htc) May 18, 2016 We ...

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    Right on schedule, America’s leading “Uncarrier” has earlier today picked up three new Android phones, ranging in price from $165 to $680, and obviously, covering all the hardware bases with low to mid to high-end specifications. Of course, by “right on schedule” we mean recently unveiled and leaked timelines, as at least two of these “new” handhelds are a little late to the T-Mobile availability party after earlier debuts on rival networks. But hey, it could be worse. Magenta isn’t following AT&T’s suit in refusing to sell the HTC 10 directly, providing GSM users ...

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    It's getting hot, hot, hot once again for HTC — and we don't know where the fault lays. The problem comes down to charging the HTC 10 and, perhaps, the LG G5. Android Central's Jerry Hildenbrand wrote up a post — which you can link to below — describing the blazing danger zone his HTC 10 got into while charging on a power brick that came with his Pixel C. The phone shut off after getting very hot, — Hildenbrand guessed that the phone never stopped charging even after 100 percent — but it was just fine after a cooling. Editor-in-Chief Phil Nickinson also said that he had an ...

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    Although HTC has said time and time again of late it’s looking to streamline its flagging smartphone lineup, reducing brand dilution, diversity and user confusion, the mid-end Desire family is alive and well, with several new models brought to light recently, and a couple of older ones brought up to date software-wise. Exactly as anticipated a while ago, the Desire 820 leaves Android Lollipop behind to embrace build M, aka Marshmallow, in the midst of the year’s second quarter. The 5.5-incher never looked like much on the outside, with an all-plastic construction, but over time, ...

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    You could buy one LG G5 and get another free or grab a couple of Galaxy S7s for the price of one. Many carriers have offered BOGOs for the phones, but none have gone that route for the HTC 10. But hey, how about a big fat discount right off the bat? Sprint's started its HTC 10 sales today and is offering $120 off the price of the phone, leaving it at $504 or $21 monthly for two years. You can also grab a two-year contract with the carrier for $199.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. Just head to Sprint's website. While it's unfortunate you're only getting the Glaciery Gray color option here, all ...

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    Owners of one of HTC’s last two pre-10 flagships subscribed to America’s second largest carrier were already growing impatient with AT&T’s Marshmallow lag a couple of weeks ago, when it was finally announced technical approval would be coming soon after a “slight” delay. That only made Ma Bell’s One M9 and One M8 users angrier, as international unlocked updates to the latest and greatest Android iteration started way back in December for both phones, and Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all followed that up with major software makeovers of their own in February and March. At ...

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    After rediscovering its flagship mojo, Samsung appears to be slowly improving its quality – pricing ratio in the low to mid-end smartphone space as well, a necessary condition for eating market share away from budget specialists in regions like China. That’s exactly where the first two members of a new Galaxy C family are reportedly headed soon, although it remains to be seen how prospective customers will react to Samsung’s designers channeling their inner HTC fandom. But hey, those shores accommodate the bulk of the world’s most shameless clones, and compared to the hilarious ...

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    In LG’s vast 2016 product ecosystem, it’s all about who your friends are, and how they can fearlessly take on industry pioneers and veterans. The Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s-contending G5 handheld is clearly at the center of this “Friend ecosystem”, with the 360 VR headset, 360 CAM and CAM Plus gravitating around it, but the just-unveiled LG Action CAMLTE seems fully capable of challenging GoPros all by its lonesome. In fact, we’re not really sure how and why you’d ever need to pair this thing to the LG G5, since it brings its own 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity to the action ...

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    The HTC 10 that you can buy direct from the company supports AT&T and T-Mobile SIMs from first boot. But with a little DIY, you can get your Verizon SIM to work in it, too — without all the lockdown and bloat. A few XDA devs were able to make it happen on their devices and have published a guide for you to make it happen on your own unlocked HTC 10. In practice, it seems pretty simple: open up to the device's bootloader and fastboot flash the Verizon radio package they've provided onto the phone. After checking into settings and a secret Verizon back-end menu, you should be all set. ...

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    Not only has the HTC 10 been formally introduced significantly later than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, but the beveled flagship also took longer to reach stores, including stateside, making it that much harder to overturn the company’s long-struggling financials all of a sudden. Worse yet, the second largest of America’s big four carriers has no intention to sell the 5.2-incher itself, though it’ll of course support GSM unlocked variants. Meanwhile, killer deals like the S7 and G5 BOGO arrangements offered on several networks shortly after their launches are nowhere to be found ...

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    It's still pretty early on in the HTC 10's life cycle and we've been seeing a few updates streaming for the phone. The unlocked version has another OTA update — some 395MB large — ready to go in the US that will bring it to version 1.53.617.5. We should see a faster camera experience, fewer Wi-Fi jitters and just a more stable Sense UI in general. And to think that the HTC 10 hasn't even launched on its remaining US carriers. Via: Droid Life

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    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M is not the GTX 970. If you're thinking of buying a high-power laptop to connect your HTC Vive to, you should make sure that you have at least a proper GTX 970. HTC has its own recommendations to make — it says that HP, Alienware and MSI have all made "Vive Optimized PCs". MSI is going so far to say that it has the first VR-ready notebooks as certified by both HTC and Intel. In fact, it has five of them — all have either the GTX 980 or the GTX 980 SLI cards which exceed the GPU requirement of the Vive. Of course, you can probably search through the ...

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    After several iterations of last year's Desire 626, HTC has decided to finally give a full update to the series. While new and more impressive specs are appreciated, we're left confused as to what the Desire 628 has to do with the Desire 630 we learned about at MWC. Twitter leaker The Malignant has posted some specs of the 628 with some familiar looking skeumorphs. #HTC DESIRE 628 5'' 720p, MTK6753 1.3GHz, 3GB RAM/32 GB ROM (+SD), 2200 mAH, R 13 mpx f/2.0 BSI, F 5 mpx, Dual-SIM pic.twitter.com/OZVhVypHVg — The Malignant (@the_malignant) May 8, 2016 If anything, the Desire 628 looks ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we pride ourselves on producing some of the most in depth lifestyle examinations of smartphone performance available online. Recently we've taken to reviewing phone cameras in the same way we might examine a standalone camera. Our Real Camera Reviews are deep-dive videos for folks who want to know as much about photo and video performance as we can demonstrate while shooting in real world conditions. The major phone releases for the first half of 2016 have all been reviewed. Looking at Samsungs, HTCs, LGs, Huaweis, and iPhones, which phone cameras rise to the top for the ...

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    HTC has two aces up its sleeve prospectively capable of turning the company’s recent financial misfortune around, both of which left a very good impression on Jaime Rivera, our resident hardware reviewer extraordinaire. Of course, reviews only take into account the way a device looks and behaves at a first glance (often, a second and third too), while a potential customer might want to know if a handsome phone can preserve its integrity and robustness for the entirety of a traditional two-year ownership cycle. YouTuber JerryRigEverything aims to simulate some of the torture the HTC 10 ...

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    You have to hand it to HTC, as no matter how tough the going gets, its optimism appears to remain intact. Similarly, the company isn’t afraid to make bold bets on redesigned flagship phones and unripe technologies, even after four consecutive quarters of massive operating loss. Granted, the manufacturers of the “critically acclaimed” Vive VR headset, UA Healthbox connected fitness system, HTC 10 and new Desire-series handhelds stop short of anticipating Q2 revenue growth. But “good momentum over the year” is mentioned in the Taiwanese OEM’s latest financial report, making ...

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    Internet backlash doesn’t appear to be changing Samsung’s mind when it comes to the controversial design of the upcoming Galaxy C5 “mid-ranger”, which continues to chug along towards a commercial launch in China, unlikely to be followed by one on the Western hemisphere. The phone is just too darn similar on the outside to HTC 10-preceding flagships, and it’s a little too powerful and evolved for a pricing sweet spot to be found. A duo of newly leaked live pics in the wild further corroborate the Galaxy C5 moniker (although C-4 would have been so much cooler), as well as an ...

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    The HTC Vive has become such an important focus of the company’s business, that there are even rumors of a branch spin-off recently, but is the Vive truly worth more dedicated focus? Virtual Reality is not just difficult to show off in a video review, but also a hard concept to explain for someone who’s never tested a service. I’ve actually had to invite friends and family to test the Vive because everyone thinks this is similar to a Samsung Gear VR, and there’s simply room for comparison. For starters the HTC Vive is a product designed from the ground up for VR. The words Virtual ...

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    HTC has always not been just about its prime offerings for its respective series. It's also been about slightly iterating on those prime offerings and sending those tweaked phones to different markets (to awkward results). Heck, it slightly iterates on year-old flagships and treats them as brand spankin' new machines — see the One M8s or the One S9. The latest rebadge has come from Taiwan to Europe. The One M9s got an "early" release in the ROC (because why not?) as it was only seven months off the One M9's release. It had a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB of RAM and a f/2.0 ...

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    In specs Chinese trust. Apparently, HTC couldn't take that maxim seriously enough to have released its full-power HTC 10 in China. Instead, pre-orders went up on TMall and JD.com for the HTC 10 Lifestyle — the exact same flagship as the HTC 10 that everyone else gets ... except for the mid-range Snapdragon 652 that's in place of the Snapdragon 820 and 3GB of RAM instead of 4GB. While the phone does come standard with 64GB, the price stacks up to ¥3,799 or a fairly stiff $583. Focus Taiwan is reporting that after 11 days on the market, only 251 units have been pre-ordered. HTC has yet ...

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    Is the Vive too big for HTC? Talk is rampant over the Taiwanese manufacturer's new company with "industry sources" saying that it will take HTC's VR business and get spun-off. A spin-off would go against HTC's pivot to creating tech products that encompass a lifestyle rather than just focusing on smartphones as it traditionally has. The company had to quash rumors that it was selling its headquarters to invest in the Vive. It's also been fighting speculation that it will separate its VR business from the main company. Direct income from a big product such as the Vive would be sorely needed ...

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