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:

  • by | April 10, 2014 11:46 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the availability of the HTC One M8 on other carrier stores and even Best Buy. Then we talk about some next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display rumors which include an A8 chip and Touch ID. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, the rumors of a 5.5-inch 1080p display on one model though with varied sapphire scenarios. The iWatch follows the news as we talk about the rumor that there are two models, both fashionable, but one may cost thousands of dollars. We end today's show talking about Motorola's new President and COO, and ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 12:47 PM

    For the past couple weeks, if you wanted a new HTC One M8 in the US, your options were going with Verizon as your carrier, or placing on online order with another carrier, and waiting for your phone to ship. With a phone as hot as this one, though, who wants to wait any longer than they have to? We've been looking forward to the day when Verizon's short-lived period of in-store exclusivity would end, and we could really start seeing One M8 sales begin in earnest. That day is today, with Sprint and AT&T adding the phone to their retail store inventories. Both carriers will hook you up ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 11:04 AM

    Today, April 10, Sprint is transitioning from online-only orders for the new HTC One M8 to offering the handset in its retail locations (Update: HTC confirms it's happening today). While that should help spur sales, there also might be another reason to start giving this Sprint carrier variant of the One M8 a little extra attention, as evidence suggests that Sprint's got a special version of the One M8 with Harman/Kardon audio enhancements. While @evleaks started the rumor overnight, it was on an XDA-Developers thread where the story really came together. First users attempted to confirm ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 7:00 AM

    There was an interesting question that came up recently and I wanted to take a moment to examine the topic. I’m as big a fan of Nokia as the next guy. Heck, my last feature phones before graduating up to smart phones were Nokia. So I’m not a Nokia hater by any means. But the question did give me pause: Does Microsoft need Nokia? This is a multi-faceted question, as are most good questions. There’s the hardware side, the software side, and as they love to say in the dugout of a baseball game, “the intangibles.” Microsoft has not been shy about recruiting new and exciting OEM’s ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 6:52 PM

    HTC has always had a penchant for beautiful smartphones, second-to-none hardware, and superior design. It has always preferred higher quality materials – metals, high-quality, soft touch plastics, and impeccable displays. Last year's One (M7) was no exception to the rule. It topped the charts, won the hearts of many journos and consumers alike, and brought home countless awards for HTC. It set the bar rather high – for its competitors and even for itself, particularly in building a successor to what many agreed was HTC's best work yet. The opening line of our first review of the M7's ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 11:40 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's recent recruitment of an Amazon A9 Search guru with the idea to improve Apple Maps. LG follows the news as we get more details of the LG G Watch that's in the works. Then we talk about the rumors of a Sony Windows Phone 8.1 device, aside from the complaints of the Sony Xperia Z2 already. HTC is next as we talk about a new M8 "Ace" device that was recently leaked. We end today's show talking about the iWatch and some rumors of the device including a UV light exposure sensor. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon’s A9 ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 2:43 PM

    Two weeks back, actor Gary Oldman got us started with HTC's promotional campaign for the new One M8, encouraging viewers to get out there and listen to all the great things tech professionals had to say about the follow-up to last year's beloved One. While it was great to see HTC taking advertising seriously (one aspect of its phone sales where the company often finds itself outdone by competitor Samsung), where was Robert Downey Jr., star of last summer's HTC campaign? Well, as the One M8 prepares to see broader retail availability just a little later this week, Downey has finally made an ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 11:38 AM

    It doesn't matter how many pixels a phone's display has, how state-of-the-art the processor is, or how many gigabytes of RAM the manufacturer has crammed into your new handset: if the user experience isn't smooth and responsive, all the bleeding edge hardware in the world won't save a smartphone. There's a heck of lot that factors in to how quickly and seamlessly our phones respond to input, including both hardware and software details, but it all starts with the touch of your finger – that's the snowball at the top of the mountain that gets everything else going. It's quite surprising ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 10:55 AM

    The HTC One M8 is now a reality, but what's next for the manufacturer? We've heard rumors about a possible One M8 Mini, which might be gearing up for a May debut, but that's really it; at least so far, there's been no strong suggestion that a new Max version is forthcoming. But today we find ourselves reconsidering HTC's next aspirations for its One M8 line, with the leak of the render you see above, supposedly depicting an HTC M8 Ace. So what do we have here? Well, with a casual glance you might see a red One M8, but there's more going on here than just a color change. For one, there's an ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 3:24 PM

    HTC is confident in the One M8. Despite evidence possibly pointing to low initial consumer interest, HTC maintains that it's “very satisfied” with demand, and feels that once sales begin in earnest later this week, the phone will finally be able to show its true mettle. But if we're to accurately evaluate what impact the One M8 has on HTC's business, we have to know just where it stood, coming up to the phone's launch. We looked at Q4 2013 financial numbers back in February, and today we get our first peek at Q1 2014 data. Unfortunately, the numbers don't tell a very positive tale. ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 2:24 PM

    Michael published the review of the HTC One M8 last Tuesday. In his time with it, he snapped dozens – maybe even hundreds – of photos, not only because that's protocol when reviewing a phone, but for two important, additional reasons: the Duo Camera is a primary feature of the M8, and its camera, especially the resolution, has been a controversial topic since the phone was made official. I've voiced my opinion about it. I wasn't impressed, based on what Michael and many other first-round reviewers had posted. The camera seemed gimmicky, the images it produces are often noisy and lack ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 1:30 PM

    The original HTC Butterfly helped pave the way for smartphones with 1080p displays in late 2012. Then in mid-2013 we saw HTC release the Butterfly S, outfitting the phone with a more modern SoC, UltraPixel camera, and much larger battery. Now that the One M8 is a reality, will HTC be delivering a corresponding refresh to its Butterfly series? That's what we're thinking about this afternoon, after being made aware of some benchmark data that might just reveal the next Butterfly model. We're looking at HTC's model 0PAJ3, which just like the One M8 is powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC and ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 12:28 PM

    Last night we brought you a report suggesting that early sales of the HTC One M8 were significantly behind those of the original One M7, compared to its own first week of availability. Looking at usage in the US and Canada alone, ad impressions saw the One M8 accounting for just 0.1 percent of HTC smartphones in use, compared to more like 1 percent for the One M7, a week after those sales began. While it's definitely something worth paying attention to, we also noted that the M7 saw broader carrier in-store availability when it debuted, so maybe panic is a little bit premature. It sounds ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 7:48 PM

    HTC could sure use a big win. Last year, the One M7 won the hearts of many of us in this industry, yet HTC was unable to take that critical acclaim and turn it into sales. As a result, HTC's revenue dipped, and the company's been struggling to show a profit. Will the One M8 be a big enough hit to reverse that trend? Last week, we shared with you an early report out of Taiwan – not actually naming any sales numbers – but nonetheless asserting heavy demand. It's still quite a bit too early before we have anything resembling official figures, but now a new report on One M8 sales paints ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    Microsoft gets itself a striking new digital assistant, Nokia prepares sharp new smartphone hardware, Samsung and HTC kick off a new round of rasslin', and Pocketnow team members start an informal book club! It might be a scatterbrained itinerary, but at least it's action-packed – and that's just scratching the surface of this week's epic two-hour mobile technology podcast. Join us as we debate the merits of Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana, the forthcoming Nokia Cyan update, and the Samsung ATIV SE before moving on to non-Build topics ranging from BoomSound to smartphone waterproofing ... not ...

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