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 HTC One M7 Lollipop update -- or at least a pre-release or beta version of some sort of it -- has been caught on camera. The Taiwanese phone maker has officially committed to delivering the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to both the 2013 and 2014 flagship phones, the HTC One M7, and HTC One M8. The company told users to expect the firmware update around 90 days after Google finishes developing the final build. We've already seen reports and leaks showing Android 5.0 Lollipop in the HTC One M8 (and the most recent reports claim that the update is one or two weeks out), but this time we're ...

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    HTC's next flagship, the rumoured Hima (aka the One M9) didn't make an appearance at the ongoing CES 2015 (and we're not at all surprised), but there were enough news from the Taiwanese company to get us excited: the Desire 320 (though not a CES device per se), the Under Armour partnership bit, as well as the Desire 826 announcement (and our hands-on). While still in Vegas for CES 2015, HTC announces that the company's Re camera will be able to live stream to YouTube, if that's something you wanted to do, and couldn't out of the box. The HTC Re YouTube live streaming capability will be ...

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    HTC surprised a few people last year with a brand spanking new flagship phone for Windows Phone, the HTC One M8 for Windows. It was one of the most beautiful and powerful Windows Phones yet, but it still carried that 4 ultrapixel camera which my bias will not allow me to love. I’m sure it’s great and all, but I just can’t get behind it. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We're here to talk about an entry-level HTC Windows Phone, or two, or three. To Windows Phone, this was a great move. A new flagship! It helped bolster a strong, but aging lineup of Windows Phones. For ...

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    Coming into CES 2015, we had our eyes open for news of some new mid-rangers from HTC. After all, the company had dropped that teaser with its pretty overt call-out to the Desire line of handsets, and sure enough, that's just what we got: last night, HTC introduced the Desire 826. The specs HTC revealed made the phone sound a lot like the Desire Eye, especially with that 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Really, the biggest changes seemed to be the 826 going with a Snapdragon 615 as opposed to the Eye's 801, and the slight difference in screen size, with the 826's 5.5-inch 1080p panel a ...

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    Athletic apparel company Under Armour has been getting into the software and services game lately, and at CES this week, the company introduced its new UA Record app. The software acts as a hub for gathering data from fitness trackers, helping you analyze that info, and allowing you to connect with other users – really, it doesn't sound too far off from the sort of fitness hubs we've seen already, even with UA promising broad hardware support. The more interesting news, though, might come from a partnership Under Armour has just announced, teaming up with HTC. In a statement, HTC talks ...

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    HTC has been aggressively pursuing the mid-range market in the last few years with various entries into its Desire family of smartphones, the second-level tier of devices from the Taiwanese OEM targeted mainly at developing markets. Today it's taken the wraps off of the latest one of those, the HTC Desire 826, in Las Vegas for CES 2015. The 826 still features items like BoomSound – an HTC staple that still, we feel, is an amazing inclusion – now including Dolby audio enhancement as well. It also includes the "HTC EYE Experience," which means it's received the 13MP front-facing camera ...

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    It might not happen at CES 2015, but it definitely is a phone announcement, even if it's a regional one. It's coming from HTC, and the Taiwanese company is introducing a low-end device, the Desire 320. The HTC Desire 320 announced today will be available in the UK (pricing and exact dates are not available yet), and Germany as well, where O2 will carry it later this month for €149 (around $175). As far as the specs are concerned, we're looking at phone powered by a quad-core Mediatek MT6582M processor clocking at at 1.3GHz, with a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854x480 pixels. ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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    Happy New Year, everyone! By this time, regardless of the time zones, we are all in 2015, and we'll have to get used to writing "2015" instead of "2014" while talking about dates. I'll take this opportunity to thank everyone for being here with us throughout 2014, and wish you all a Happy New 2015. May all your wishes come true! And, don't forget to continue following us, as we've got exciting things lined-up for this year, as 2015 will be a huge milestone for Pocketnow (and that's all I can share at the moment). Our guys will soon head out to CES and our coverage will start as soon as ...

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    HTC may still have a couple rungs to climb on the smartphone manufacturer ladder before it's up there with companies like LG (to say nothing of Samsung), but 2014 has seen the company deliver some very attractive smartphones, interesting accessories, and hardware that crossed platform boundaries – not to mention an overdue return to tablets. What's next for HTC? Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon is talking about just that on Twitter today, and to hear the hype he's delivering, 2015 is going to be one big year. Gordon writes about being “overwhelmingly excited” ...

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    Back at the start of November, HTC announced one of the best deals we'd seen in months, knocking fifty percent off the price of the only-just-released Nexus 9 tablet. While that was a heck of an offer to have to follow up, the manufacturer attempted to do just that, and week after week, it's been offering more of these HTC Hot Deals on various products. With 2015 now within reach, it's time for this Hot Deals action to draw to a close, and today HTC shares the last of these sales it's going to have for a while, announcing half-price accessories. That's a Hot Deal we've seen before, but ...

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    Yesterday, we came across a rather off-the-wall rumor that HTC's big 2015 flagship would debut just next week at CES 2015. And today, now that we have another HTC CES teaser in, we can all but guarantee that the behemoth won't be using the Las Vegas trade show as a launchpad, but will instead defer that position to a more mid-range Desire model (or multiple). How do we know this? Well, simple. HTC told us to "Always Desire more" in its teaser, with had nothing else but dates and times on it for the event and a link to HTC's Weibo page. As for what we can expect from the event, @upleaks ...

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    Just how many full-on flagship smartphones can we hope to see premiere at CES next week, and how many manufacturers will be saving their hottest of those new wares for announcements a little further on out into 2015? Sure, there's a decent chance we might see some new Sony phones, but the odds of getting something very substantial from other OEMs has felt a bit more hit-and-miss; for instance, while we've heard the occasional claim that Samsung might have the Galaxy S6 ready to go for the show, it's been difficult to place a lot of faith in such ideas. However, today we find ourselves ...

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    On the hardware front, much of the HTC rumor action we've seen as of late has focused on the flagship side: this hardware codenamed Hima, which may just play the role of the anticipated One M9. But while Hima may grab the headlines, there's also been action on the less-well-equipped side of the scale, and earlier this week we heard rumors about the A12, supposed to be more of a mid-ranger. That model may not be alone in the early days of 2015 as a new, affordable, HTC handset, and today we hear an HTC exec talk about the company's plans for new entry-level hardware in the first quarter of ...

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    We've spent the last few weeks discussing how HTC will implement Android 5.0 Lollipop mixed with its proprietary HTC Sense user interface. What's odd is for any OEM to launch such a major software update before the announcement of a future flagship smartphone, since this is a good selling point. None of the rumors we've caught have mentioned a new version of Sense being launched along with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and now we understand why. The same source that leaked Android 5.0 Lollipop on the HTC One M8 a few days ago has just revealed that HTC will differentiate its 2015 ...

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    That HTC Hima, with some slightly-more-detailed specs that just leaked, sure is sounding like the HTC smartphone to beat early next year. And while it may have the flagship space locked-down, there's plenty of room in the manufacturer's lineup for some new mid-rangers to help add some flesh blood to the Desire family. We may have an early look at how one such model will come together, as a new rumor attempts to describe HTC's model A12. In contrast to the full-HD, Snapdragon-810-powered Hima, the A12 would arrive with a 4.7-inch HD screen (so, 720p, we assume) and with a Snapdragon 410 at ...

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    We started the month of December off with a flurry of rumors about the HTC Hima, supposed to be the company's big spring 2015 flagship – which, if it isn't called the One M9, it might as well be. Right out of the gate we had a bunch of specs to refer to, and that was followed quickly by rumors about a possible Windows Phone edition, and a leak that might just feature the phone's front glass. But in the days since then, there hasn't been a heck of a lot of forward momentum. There was a little peep one week back about potential color options, but today we're back to the nuts and bolts of ...

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    So far, it's almost a general consensus among the Pocketnow Team, that our favorite Android user interfaces are either HTC Sense or the stock Android experience. Matching these interfaces together is something we're all highly anticipating, and we've kept a close eye on some leaked screenshots a few weeks ago, in addition to some possible launch dates that might happen earlier than expected. HTC promised a launch within the next 90 days from the official launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and new leaks prove that things are close. Some new leaked screenshots of HTC Sense running on top of ...

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    We're sure that by now you've noticed that we love comparisons. There's no better way to help you all decide between one product and another, than if we test them side by side on a couple of average days of use. It's always hard for us to determine a winner, since each product was designed with a specific niche in the market in mind, but at least our experience will serve you to get a feel for what device suits your needs. As we wind up our initial coverage of the Oppo R5, one very requested comparison was to put this device to the test against the ultimate aluminum power house from HTC. ...

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    Last week, HTC got started with making available the Nexus 9 Magic Cover, the foldable, magnetic, cover/stand for the company's first tablet in a long while. That was cool, but we only saw one color option at first. Then this week got started off with a big push forward for the accessory, as Google began sales on the Play Store, and with all four color options instead of just the one. That was great, but even then we found ourselves interested in finally completing this story: tucked away down in the specifications of that Play Store listing was the note that in addition to those four ...

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    The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has proven to be a complete contradiction among OEMs. Google is usually very timely at launching the update to its Nexus and Google Play lineup, but this time, even though Lollipop is probably one of the most dramatic overhauls we've seen come to Android, third party OEMs like Motorola and LG have done a better job at providing support for existing flagships. HTC is one of the companies that has done a fantastic job pushing newer versions of Android to its flagship smartphones, but this time, it seems the company is working at a faster pace. If you ...

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    Rumors surrounding HTC's 2015 flagship have been murky as of late. Ever since the launch of the One M8 in early 2014, it only seemed natural that the followup would be titled "One M9," but recent leaks have predicted otherwise, instead resulting in a torrent of information seeking to confirm information about a phone flying under the moniker "Hima." That continues now, @upleaks having just furnished us with a look at the possible HTC Hima color options. As per the leaker, we should expect to see grey, silver, and gold variants of the phone. Last year's One M8 saw availability of all three ...

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    Late last week, we spotted the first sign that HTC's more affordable cover option for the Nexus 9 – the company's “Magic Cover” - was finally becoming available. At least, in very limited form: the only sales we saw were those going through HTC directly, and even then, only one of the four color options appeared to be available. But surely this was still good news, right? That the presence of one would suggest the others following just around the corner? Wouldn't you know it, but that's just what happening, with Google picking up the Magic Cover in the Play Store. Instead of just the ...

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    It's been just about two months now since the HTC-made Nexus 9 first went official, and well over a month since sales have begun. But even this far into the tablet's life, not everything in the Nexus 9 family of products has been available for sale. For instance, we only just saw sales of the LTE-equipped Nexus 9 get underway today. And while the tablet's out in black and white, you still can't buy it in its sand color anywhere. On the accessory front, we knew to expect two case designs: the Keyboard Folio and the Magic Cover. The former, while expensive, has been available for purchase ...

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    Unlike the Nexus 6, which has been popping up for sale in the Play Store with the frequency of Halley's Comet, it's been substantially easier to pick up the Nexus 9 tablet. Whether you're going with the 16GB or 32GB edition, it's been a cinch to buy one from Google, to say nothing of HTC itself or other retail partners. At least, that's been the case for the WiFi version of the tablet, but its cellular-connected brother has been a little slower to materialize. Last month we heard from T-Mobile that sales of the LTE Nexus 9 would start sometime in early December, but no precise date was ...

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