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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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    Its name says "Desire," but this selfie-centric smartphone is much better equipped than other devices bearing the name. To learn a little more about it, HTC put us up in NYC –in more ways than one– so we could experience the curiosity of what the company hopes is a "selfie phone" done right. The Desire EYE gets its name from the eyeball-like sensor smack in the middle of its forehead, a 13MP camera mated to an f/2.2, 22mm lens and augmented by a dual-LED flash. That's a slight change from the f/2.0, 28mm lens of the rear-facing shooter, but otherwise these cameras are as close as ...

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    The “double” in today's HTC “double exposure” event means that the new RE camera isn't arriving alone, and alongside that new cross-platform camera accessory, the manufacturer brought a new smartphone to share with the world, confirming weeks of rumors about a handset with unparalleled front-facing camera performance: the HTC Desire EYE. The leaked renders we've seen were right on the money, and sure enough, the EYE has one of the biggest front-facers we've ever observed on a smartphone, including not just a 13MP auto-focus camera, but also a dual-LED flash. You'll find a similar ...

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    HTC's new hardware, the RE camera and Desire EYE, are only part of what the company had to share with us at its “double exposure” event today. Beyond those two models, we also got word of some new software offerings from the company, with a similar interest in giving users the best imaging experience they could hope for from their mobile devices. Sharing a name with that new phone, HTC has also taken the wraps off its HTC EYE Experience software, arriving soon for existing HTC Androids. The EYE Experience is all about making the cameras on your phone more useful through the ...

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    We're just hours away from HTC's “double exposure” event, with the festivities getting underway at 4pm Eastern. We've heard plenty of theories about what hardware the manufacturer could be getting ready to introduce, but the one sure bet seems to be the HTC RE Camera. After all, HTC dropped a teaser video revealing that RE Camera name, and some poking around the corresponding RE Camera website revealed some imagery that appeared to be the camera accessory itself, a little snorkle-looking guy. As we get ready to see HTC make the RE Camera official, we've got one more last-minute leak to ...

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    We're just hours away from HTC's next big event, but one of the company's most anticipated new products isn't one we expect to see at this “double exposure” gathering: the Nexus 9 tablet. Evidence for the tablet's existence has been arriving at unprecedented level in recent weeks, most recently as a picture of the slate itself leaked. But for all we have managed to see, the tablet has remained an unconfirmed rumor. That may finally be changing, as we hear a report that an HTC exec has supposedly verified the manufacturer's plans for the Nexus 9. HTC's Jack Tong, president of HTC North ...

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    With headlines like "HTC revenues continue to slide in August financial figures", "HTC bleeds $100M in devastating third quarter", and "HTC expected to face yet another loss" one might think the company is teetering on the edge of disaster. Looking at the financial data for the last few years, nobody would have argued with you. HTC makes great products, but its financial situation hasn't reflected the durability and performance of its smartphones. This year, however, HTC looks like it's finally turning things around. Last Friday the company reported a quarterly profit - the second in a ...

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    Late last week, a new HTC Android suddenly popped up on Verizon's site. There was no primary listing for the handset on the carrier's list of available smartphones, but its support pages revealed the user guide for the then-unannounced HTC Desire 612. The weekend passed without any further motion on this mysterious new Desire, but today the other shoe drops as Verizon formally welcomes the 612 to its lineup. Despite having access to that manual last week, we didn't have a ton of technical details about the 612, and at the time wondered if it would be just a carrier variant of the Desire ...

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    Tomorrow is almost sure to bring us announcements of new HTC hardware, what with its “double exposure” event on our calendar (and don't forget to check back with us tomorrow afternoon for details of everything the company has to share), and while we're expecting the firm to branch out into uncharted territory with products like that RE camera we've seen teased, there's at least one thing we're not particularly likely to get news of: an HTC smartwatch. While the idea of such a device goes back a while, recent rumors have been all over the place, first saying that multiple models were ...

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    In the last two years or so, one word in particular has become increasingly popular in this industry: flagship. Samsung’s new flagship this or that. What’s the best flagship of 2013? Is this new phone Company X's flagship? It gets tossed around endlessly, and practically every new high-end smartphone is considered a “flagship”. But what is a flagship, exactly? What does the term actually mean? Are we using it improperly and, thusly, altering its meaning in the mobile realm? According to Wikipedia, a flagship is "the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular ...

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    HTC's “double exposure” event this week is shaping up to bring us an interesting mix of knowns and unknowns; while on one hand we've had the benefit of numerous teasers, leaks, and rumors to help prime us for what to expect, there's still a fair amount of uncertainty regarding the hardware that will ultimately be on display. The RE Camera accessory looks like a given, and we're feeling better and better about our chances of seeing that Desire Eye, but will that be it? Despite the “double” in the event's title, there could easily be additional hardware on the menu, and one such ...

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    HTC's New York event is just days away, when we're expecting to see the company confirm this so-called Desire Eye we've been hearing so much about in recent weeks. If the renders that surfaced last week are any indication, this handset could have a front-facing camera to put most other smartphones to shame, with not just a flash and a 13MP sensor, but a big, light-catching lens, as well. Over the weekend, some new pics of the Desire Eye started making the rounds, giving us a look at the phone's entire body and pointing out some new features. While that last leak showed us the phone's top ...

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    For the past week or so, our Nexus-device attention has been directed at the Motorola-made Nexus 6, with more and more imagery of the unreleased Android leaking online. And while we are very excited to pick up more information on that handset, it's not the only upcoming Nexus model we've been following. Last month also brought us a fair share of rumors concerning an HTC Nexus 9 tablet, which could also be preparing to launch in just a few more weeks. Today we've got a double dose of Nexus 9 news for you, taking a look at what sure seem to be the tablet's FCC paperwork, while also getting a ...

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    Well this is unexpected: HTC's got its “double exposure” event coming up next week on October 8, when we're expecting to see it launch new models like that selfie-optimized Desire Eye. But even though we're still five days away from that shindig, at least one new HTC phone is breaking cover a little early, as the Desire 612 makes itself known on Verizon's website. While the 612's not listed among the HTC models Verizon advertises for sale, we do find the phone hiding away as the newest entry to the carrier's page of support docs for HTC handsets. The listing there gives us a thumbnail ...

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    One year ago, HTC found itself in a tight spot. Despite the generally warm reception the first-gen HTC One received, the sales just weren't there, and as the manufacturer reported its quarterly earnings figures, it revealed a shocker: it was facing a loss of more than a hundred million dollars. Since then, we've been watching to see if HTC could get back on its footing. Earlier this year, we were still looking at losses, but last quarter turned things around, with the manufacturer pulling in north of $75 million. Today the latest HTC quarterly numbers are available, and while it wasn't ...

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    The last time we heard about the upcoming HTC phone, tentatively named "Eye", was with the occasion of a report that claimed it will sport a 13MP DuoCamera setup. At that time we thought this was no big deal, as the Butterfly 2 already ditched the "four-megapixel UltraPixel" DuoCamera in favor of a 13MP DuoCamera setup. The report was also not in line with previous rumors that claimed the "Eye" would be a "selfie-phone". Today's leak sheds some light on the matter, however, don't forget to grab your pinch of salt. For starters, we're not looking at the HTC One M8 Eye, but rather at the HTC ...

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