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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    HTC’s already customary Hot Deals are back with a vengeance this Tuesday, allowing you to buy essentially anything your heart desires from the Taiwanese manufacturer’s US e-store at a nice, discounted price. The only requirement is to exceed a $650 value on the total bill for a 30 percent markdown, $500 if you’ll settle for a 20 percent deduction, or a measly $150 that takes 15 percent off. Say you want the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered One A9 smartphone and Re Camera. Separately and outside this promotion, the two devices cost $499 and $199 respectively. Bundled together, ...

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    The smartwatch that doesn't exist, but will not die. After a lot of curiosity regarding the Taiwanese OEM's tablet habits, we've been chasing a potential HTC smartwatch for the past couple of years. For a company that typically manufactures quality hardware and software, mobile tech buffs were questioning why we haven't seen HTC in this vertical. Turns out those who were still waiting after we've given up all hope on even a fitness-focused smartwatch can maybe look forward to the month of April if leaker Evan Blass is to be believed. .@AnthonydFlemons Nope, but the watch should be out ...

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    HTC doesn't often make tablets — in fact, it's only made two. One of them (the HTC Flyer, pictured above) was fine, the other not so much. There's been a contingent in the mobile tech community that keeps looking forward to a great big lovely slab from Taiwan. The company may be putting out another one soon, though it may not excite the power users. And it may not end up existing. We're looking at a budget tablet that had rumors stretching back to May of last year. But we now have GFXBench diagnostics and an import listing from Indian database Zauba. The low-end Spreadtrum processor, ...

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    You know how bad the hype is for the HTC Vive? You really want to know? Well, you may be familiar with Frontier Developments' big first-person space simulator, Elite: Dangerous. It's in the process of dawdling its way over to Oculus Rift right now. We say dawdling because the Frontier has admitted to putting its main labor engines on getting its immersive PC game translated to SteamVR. A statement from the company reads: We've supported VR for a few years now, and Elite Dangerous is arguably the world's leading VR-ready game. We want to give players the best possible VR experience however ...

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    Not everyone who proclaims smartphone fandom necessarily follows all the people behind our favorite companies, but if you consider yourself an HTC aficionado, especially here in the States, it's hard not to have Jason Mackenzie on your radar. We've been watching him in his role as President of HTC America for some time now, but now he's getting called up to even bigger and better things, as HTC shares news about its latest promotions, while also giving us a heads-up about the latest progress towards bringing Marshmallow to the flagship One M9. Mackenzie's now taking on the role of HTC's ...

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    Update: The podcast will be on your RSS/iTunes/Xbox feed starting January 24 at 3:00am Eastern. It's also down below right now. We would've liked to feature some fanart this week, but we'll have to wait until next time to show it off. HTC Nexus phones, a free smartwatch with your smartphone and iOS apps coming to Windows Phone. Who says the post-CES lull has to be dull? All of the above –plus a special announcement from Pocketnow's Editor-in-Chief and your listener mail– awaits on episode 184 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So put on your Perfume and varnish up your Islandwood; we're ...

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    Given the recent silence on the rumor front relating to the make-or-break HTC One M9 sequel, you could have easily presumed the Taiwanese OEM would sit out next month’s Mobile World Congress before tipsters came forward with such inside information yesterday. The theory is the One M10, O2 or Perfume will break cover at a dedicated press event in March, with a sales start eyed for April. A trustworthy and HTC-knowledgeable Twitter user with the handle @LlabTooFer mostly corroborates the speculation, adding the Android hero shall run 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Sense 8.0_GP out the box. GP ...

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    With great strides being made on the Marshmallow updating front as far as both the One M8 and One M9 are concerned, and the One A9 running the newest Android iteration out the box, you might be wondering what’s next for HTC. The Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer never issued an official list of devices slated to move past Lollipop, nor did it confirm once rampant rumors of the One E8, M8s, Butterfly 2 and 3, Desire 820, 826 and Desire Eye following M8, M9 and A9’s suit on the 6.0 bandwagon. But now, we’re hearing from a very reputable tipster that the 2014 HTC Desire Eye has finally ...

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    Next month, some of the biggest names in smartphones will bring their new flagships to MWC. LG's all but confirmed its intent to announce the G5, and Samsung looks likely to unveil its Galaxy S7 series of handsets. But what about HTC? We'd sure expect to see the One M10, O2, Perfume – whatever you call it – go official in roughly the same timeframe, but so far there hasn't been much in the way of evidence specifically linking HTC's launch plans to MWC. Now a new rumor expands on that situation a little, claiming that HTC's One M9 follow-up will indeed sit MWC out, and we'll only see it ...

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    Absorbed by HTC’s virtual reality progresses, its possible intention of setting up a new company to focus on the Vive headset, and the general dire financial state of the Taiwanese business, we almost completely ignored One M8 and One M9’s speedy Marshmallow update turnaround. HTC may no longer be capable of selling phones like it used to, but when it comes to software support, it still ranks among the industry’s heavyweights, bringing its last two flagships up to date surprisingly fast in North America and now Europe. One M8 owners across the old continent should be getting ...

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    The twists and turns of the path of Nexus came to a head last year with two phones from different manufacturers — one a Google favorite, the other a rising star. Trade winds blew in word that a troubled legacy phonesmaker would be making both of this year's Nexus smartphone entries. Noted HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has tracked down "alleged" HTC Nexus device codenames. Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55 — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016 There's little precedent for this codename format in both Nexus and HTC phone portfolios. As far as Android devices ...

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    There are two kinds of tech gossip. The good kind, where a fumbling giant is tipped to score a paramount partnership for its eventual comeback and survival, and the bad kind, where the same financially struggling company seeks to separate its most compelling product in years from the name and division it’s tried so hard to revive with little to no success. What do you do with the latter type of speculation? You frantically deny it, even though there may still be some truth to it, until you make the final call, at which point you simply rephrase your original statements. We’re not ...

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    The media hype machine has laid its adoration upon HTC and Valve for coming up with a mind-blowing virtual reality experience. But are you ecstatic about it yet? Are you willing to shell out double the price of the Oculus Rift 40 days out from pre-orders? That's what one eBay seller is hoping you'll do. Prospective buyers have up until January 24 at around 5pm Eastern to take a chance at this singular HTC Vive "pre-order." Price tag? €1,099 or $1,204. For scale, financial firms' estimates have been circling around the $1,500 threshold. There's free shipping, but the buyer pays customs ...

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    Is it too early to start talking about new Nexus phones? The early-year 2016 flagships aren't even official yet (leaving us understandably excited to see everything MWC has to offer), and we've got months to go of new Lumias, iPhones, and dozens upon dozens of other phones landing before we can realistically hope to see Google announce the next wave of Nexus handsets. That said, who doesn't like to have something to look forward to, and today we've got a very early rumor that an old friend could be returning to head up Google's Nexus efforts this year, producing not just one, but both of ...

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    HTC's on the cusp of an exciting new chapter in its story, as the firm gets ready for the start of commercial sales for its first-ever push into virtual reality devices, with the Vive getting ready to go up for pre-order in a few weeks. But for all the potential success HTC could find there, this new interest in VR may have some long-time HTC fans questioning the company's focus – especially with recent comments from CEO Cher Wang suggesting that VR may be even more important for HTC's future than phones. Will the HTC we know today soon be almost unrecognizable as its business interests ...

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    It’s been nearly a year since we first tried HTC and Valve’s game-changing VR headset. In the time since, it’s gotten a new name and better hardware, plus rumors of a hefty price tag to go with its four-month delivery delay. But despite the challenges, the Vive Pre still delivers the best virtual reality experience we've seen yet. We went hands-on with the new visor on our last day at CES 2016 and our entire ground team got to put their faces in Valve's virtual world; check out the video below for a taste of what we saw. (In the mood to read instead of view? For a full write-up of ...

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    Update: The podcast is available for direct download on this page right now! It'll also be hitting the RSS feeds (ergo, your podcatcher) at 3:00am ET on January 17. Enjoy! The comfortable Airbnb with the log burning in the fireplace is gone, as are the dry sandwiches and free coffee of the press room. We're back in our respective cities following the crazy hallway podcasting days of CES 2016, most of us wiser, all of us older, and at least one of us with a big 'ole post-Vegas beard. And now that you're caught up with where we're sitting ... we're gonna catch you up with what's new in ...

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    Compelling smartphone deals have stopped being a holiday-only affair a long time ago, but it’s a known fact January tends to be the slowest month of the year in terms of gadget sales, due among others to a proverbial stubbornness to not cut prices from manufacturers and retailers. When the occasional steal does crop up shortly after Christmas, it’s obviously wise to jump on it before it expires or inventory runs out. Case in point, Cricket’s latest batch of discounted prepaid handhelds, starting as low as $10, no contracts needed, no strings attached. Well, there is one string ...

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    I’m in the cockpit of a spaceplane, a control stick in my right hand and a throttle in my left. All around me, dotting the space between asteroids, are the explosions of my enemies. Their fiery destruction is recorded by the computer screens surrounding me, bathing me in a serene glow that reflects off the canopy over my head. In short, I’m in my own personal, impossible heaven. So why does it feel so … conventional?     The Vive Pre is the updated version of the original HTC Re Vive VR headset I tested nearly a year ago, the device that singlehandedly made me a VR believer by ...

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    HTC has had a legacy relationship with Windows, but it's been a dry one as of late. The One M8 for Windows came in about 16 months ago with Windows Phone 8.1 and we haven't heard anything in terms of updates to Windows 10 Mobile. But we know which HTC Windows device won't be getting the OTA update. @StefanMalter There are no further updates planned for the HTC Windows phone 8X currently ^CD — HTC UK (@HTC_UK) January 11, 2016 HTC UK tweeted out in delicate terms that the HTC 8X won't be updated for now. Many variables are still up in the air: is it just the UK units? What about the ...

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    The HTC Vive is one serious piece of kit, and in order to make the virtual reality experience it offers as compelling as can be, HTC will sell the visor with a powerful assortment of hardware. Beyond the headset itself, that means a pair of laser emitters to assist in head-tracking, as well as a pair of wireless controllers. And while that may all add up to one pretty nice spread, it's clear from just listing all these components that HTC's Vive package won't come in cheap. As we look forward to the start of pre-orders, last tipped to begin right at the end of February, everyone who's got ...

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    For much of the Pocketnow crew, CES 2016 was our first opportunity to try out the HTC Vive for ourselves, and for those of us who had seen it before, we still had the chance to check out the latest hardware improvements. And while some of us had a few reservations, it's safe to say we were all soundly impressed. HTC itself seems to be only too aware of just how big the buzz is surrounding its foray into the VR world, and CEO Cher Wang isn't mincing any words when she describes just how important the Vive is to the company's future. When first announced, we might have thought that the Vive ...

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    Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here or on your podcasting feeds starting today at 11:00am Eastern or you can also catch our ...

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    As the smartphone market starts to feel overcrowded and flooded with way too many similar models incapable of true innovation, it shouldn’t come as a shock several of the industry’s veterans have seen their financials enter stagnation or decline levels in 2015. Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and BlackBerry are among the high-profile names that failed to reach their sales goals over the past year, but HTC probably bled money like no other company, including in December. You know, the month typically associated with gifts, discounts and commercial booms. Believe it or not, the One A9, One M9 ...

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    For better or worse, HTC seems to have embraced widespread iPhone “cloning” accusations, taking obvious cues from Apple even in its One A9 advertising efforts. Granted, Cupertino doesn’t own the copyright on any of the design elements imitated by the Taiwanese Android specialist, and a solid case can be made for the world’s most profitable tech corporation finding inspiration at the competition back in the day rather than the other way around. Ultimately, it’s best to let the market decide who copied who, and whose execution of similar concepts is better. The same goes for device ...

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