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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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    Will the HTC One M9 look like a spruced-up version of last year's One M8, or will it go with a bold new design that dumps those big speaker grilles? Early leaks seemed to suggest the former, but then late last month we started hearing this theory about a very Nexus-9-like M9, followed shortly thereafter by some attractive renders. In the weeks since we've really wanted to believe that this latter look might be what HTC ultimately goes with, but the last few days have seen expectations running all over the place, as new renders from retail sources offered fresh evidence for that M8-ish ...

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    Expectations are high for HTC's March 1 pre-MWC event, especially now that the company's essentially confirmed the presence of the HTC One M9. Well, the new One bit is official, anyway, so unless all these One M9 rumors have been hugely missing the mark, that's what we're going to get. The HTC US Twitter account has been trying to drum-up excitement about the manufacturer's new hardware, and its most recent messages, going out earlier today, talk about “something HUGE” it's been working on. The easy interpretation there is that we're looking at the One M9: “huge” as in the next ...

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    By this point, it feels like expectations for the HTC One M9 have largely zeroed-in on what we're likely to see HTC reveal at its March 1 event: from the handset's design to hardware specs, leaks and rumors have slowly crystallized into the understanding we now have. But while that Duo-Camera-less, five-inch, 1080p One M9 may be a safe bet, we can't quite say the same for the rumored One M9 Plus, descriptions of which have remained a little more nebulous. Today we try and cut through some of that uncertainty by taking a look at some possible benchmark data for the handset. Over on ...

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    Android smartphone manufacturers are still struggling to bring all their hardware up to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Google's not been sitting idly by as they prep those updates. Instead, we've seen it deliver a number of further releases, from 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 to the mysterious 5.1 that's yet to even grace the Nexus lineup. Now we're wondering what might be next as HTC's Mo Versi makes reference to a forthcoming Android maintenance release scheduled for next month. Versi mentions the release in regards to HTC's plans for a GPe One M7 bugfix update, but we're less interested in that particular ...

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    A new HTC One smartphone is just about to launch: this is no longer up for debate. In a little over a week, while MWC 2015 is just getting warmed up, HTC is set to unveil the handset we're expecting to arrive as the One M9. But for the last couple years now, the company's flagship One-series handset has found itself flanked by a close cousin for Asian markets, the Butterfly. Last year's Butterfly 2 (pictured) got a bit of a late start, not launching until August, but this week we're already hearing about plans for a follow-up as rumored details emerge about the HTC Butterfly 3. Unlike the ...

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    With HTC finally admitting that yes, it intends to unveil its next flagship One handset on March 1, it's easier than ever before to develop a case of tunnel vision, focused without distraction on the One M9. But for millions of HTC One M8 owners, they're still quite interested in HTC's ongoing efforts to support their existing handsets. Although many of those users abroad have already made the journey to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the update's been slow to arrive on carriers in the US – a situation HTC's been apologetic about. T-Mobile already saw its Lollipop update land last week, and now ...

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    You knew it was happening, right? After all the leaks we've seen, the months and months of rumors, and that recent appearance of the One M9 name in the code behind HTC's website, the company practically had to introduce its next flagship at MWC 2015 in just a couple weeks. Well, there's believing that something will take place, and then there's actual confirmation. And while we've been going on a lot of assumptions thus far, there was always the outside chance that we'd been reading the situation wrong, and HTC could have slightly different plans for the formal debut of the One M9. Today ...

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, HTC makes some dang good hardware - going back all the way to when the company manufactured PDAs running Windows Mobile. These days, HTC is going it on its own, responsible for the design, construction, marketing, deployment, and support of a wide and varied allotment of handsets powered by both Android and Windows Phone. The flagship leading the charge is the HTC One - currently the One (M8). HTC generally announces its next-generation flagship at MWC. With MWC 2015 just around the corner, we all suspect that the One M9 will be announced at the ...

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    When it comes to HTC, the upcoming One M9 -- branding recently confirmed -- takes all the headlines in terms of leaked looks, specs, etc., at least until March 1, when the device will become official. Whether it will have a 1080p sibling or the M9 itself will be 1080p is yet unknown, but a set of HTC One M8i specs have been leaked, bringing back last year's flagship to our attention. Upleaks mentions this particular M8 variant, the M8i, which would be exactly identical to the HTC One M8, with just a couple of changes. While measuring and weighing (probably looking too) identical to the M8, ...

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    As zero-hour approaches for the HTC One M9 launch, now under two weeks out, old rumors are starting to pick up new evidence, and our understanding of what to expect from the smartphone is really starting to take shape. Earlier today we looked at what sure appears to be official support for the idea that the phone will launch as the One M9, and this afternoon we check out some new corroboration for another rumored detail, as a leaked wallpaper hints at the phone's display resolution. In a world were so many flagships are turning to quad HD displays, we've heard more than once that the M9 ...

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    We're probably just under two weeks away from HTC launching its next Android flagship at MWC 2015. This is the phone we've been talking about as HTC's codename Hima, but chances are you associate it with a more familiar-sounding name, the One M9. But just how will the handset ultimately arrive? Remember, last year it was a bit of a surprise to see HTC stick with “M8” for the phone's public launch (considering the first One had been keeping its own M7 designation largely internal); now that there's clear precedent, will this one just be the One M9? That's looking increasingly likely, as ...

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    OK, so we're just weeks away from HTC's presumptive launch of the One M9, meaning that the One M8 is about to step down from its top spot in HTC's lineup: that's fine. But even with the One M8 soon finding itself relegated to past-flagship status, that doesn't mean it's any less of a solid smartphone. If you've been thinking about picking one up, HTC has a weekend sale underway now, offering $150 off the One M8, as well as some nice deals on accessories. That discount brings the One M8 down to just about $500, free-and-clear. You can even pick up the developer edition for that same reduced ...

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    Right now, when someone mentions an unannounced HTC smartphone, our thoughts immediately turn to the One M9. And while that may be the highest-profile of the company's upcoming handsets, it hardly exists in a vacuum. Besides the One M9 itself, we've heard about a possible One M9 Plus, as well new Desire models like the one codenamed A55. It's phones like that last one we're thinking about today as we check out a render of a previously unknown HTC smartphone. Shared by upleaks on Twitter, he admits that even he doesn't know quite what we're looking at here. Is this a blue-bodied phone, or ...

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    Have we seen the HTC One M9 yet? There have certainly been enough leaks, both in the form of images and first-hand accounts of the hardware, but between inconsistencies with some of those reports and claims that we've been misled by “decoy” hardware, it can be difficult to know what to trust. On the plus side, at least, there's a lot of potential evidence out there, and if you can separate the wheat from the chaff, there's also the potential to try and close in on HTC's intentions. That's just what one independent designer's been doing, and based on everything we've seen so far, has ...

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    On February 9, Monday, T-Mobile told users to expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their HTC One M8 devices, but, as that didn't happen, the carrier circled back and gave out a new date: February 10, one day later (yesterday). It finally looks like users are able to get the refresh over-the-air as several HTC One M8 owners on T-Mobile have reported its existence and delivery. You can go ahead and manually check for the Lollipop update, or wait for the OTA notification to hit your phone. It should arrive any time now. Another device, another part of the world: in India, the Samsung ...

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    Ever since last year we saw a possible HTC wearable in a video released by the company, rumors have been on and off about the existence of a smartwatch manufactured by the company. Some rumors have led us to believe the company would work toward the release of an Android Wear-powered wearable, while others have suggested other possibilities to the contrary, but among all of this one thing looks to be pretty certain – HTC is pretty intent on getting into the wearables space. And nearing Mobile World Congress as we are (with a big HTC event already set-up as the possible launch venue of ...

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    As we're hearing more and more HTC One M9 details, more and more of the upcoming phone's different aspects get leaked, rumored, or predicted. If all the things we're hearing are true, then there will be little HTC can announce to surprise us. Luckily, if the past is of any indication, rumors for major devices are a hit or miss (there are exceptions to the rule though). The latest set of HTC One M9 details comes our way from LlabTooFeR (a ROM developer) on Twitter, and contains two separate bits of information, which, if both true, will make the M8 successor faster in terms of Wi-Fi ...

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    Even though HTC has continued to focus on the high-end market with devices like the rumored HTC One M9, we've also seen a couple of Desire phones in some recent leaks. The HTC Desire 626 was one of these products, and all the leaks that surrounded the device pointed to some decent specifications for today's standards. We thought his Desire 626 was going to be an MWC product launch, and it seems we were wrong. HTC has just made the Desire 626 official in Taiwan, and almost all of the leaked specifications are also official as well. We get a 5-inch 720p display that's powered by a 1.2GHz ...

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    Despite missing the February 1 deadline (that 90-day window in which HTC committed to deliver the Android Lollipop update to its devices) and publishing a mea culpa, HTC is continuing to do a great job (as long as the delays are kept to a minimum) with the latest bits of Google's mobile operating system. The European One M8 (and its owners) is already enjoying Android 5.0, and some North American units too, and now its time for those who own a T-Mobile unit to get some Lollipop love as well. The T-Mobile HTC One M8 Lollipop update should arrive today, Monday, as an over-the-air update, ...

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    Back in the early days of October 2013, HTC laid out its then-most-recent quarterly figures, confirming the worst: the company was losing money, and a lot of it. Instead of the tens of millions of dollars it was making just a couple quarters prior, the company was in the whole for a hundred million. In the time since, we've seen big efforts made to put HTC back on the right track, and it's moved on from putting a stop to those losses, to actually turning some decent profits again. Today the manufacturer releases its Q4 2014 numbers, and while it's not earning money hand-over-fist, it's ...

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    If you're among those who hasn't already found a way to run Android 5.0 on your 2013 HTC flagship, you should be happy to find out the the official HTC One M7 Lollipop update is rolling out to some users, specifically those rocking the unlocked version, or Developer Edition variant. After yesterday's update roll-out to the Sprint HTC One M7, this announcement, made by Mo Versi on Twitter, reassures users that the company hasn't forgotten about the device, and its promise to deliver Google's latest and greatest (even if it didn't happen within 90 days). The One M8 Lollipop update procedure ...

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    A golden HTC One M9 has been leaked recently thanks to some stills showing off the device, and those images were consistent with what we've seen before. Today's set of HTC One M9 spy shots, while focusing on the new Dot View case, seems to further confirm the general aspect of the device, at least as far as the camera on the back is concerned. Maybe the story is not the Dot View case leaked in the stills, which looks pretty much like the current Dot View case (and probably offers the same functionality), but the fact that the device which it wraps around looks to be the exact same device ...

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    This new set of HTC One M9 spy shots, on one hand, complements the leaks we've already seen, and also confirms some of them at the same time. What we're looking at here is allegedly the same HTC One M9 leaked before, but this time, showing off a different, golden, color option. Historically, HTC has usually unveiled a black and white option for its flagships, with more flavors added throughout the year; this time around though, we might see the Taiwanese company unveil either three (or more) colors, or switch out either the black or the white (silver) one. There's always the eternal ...

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    Well this is an unexpected treat: late last week, HTC fessed-up to missing its own 90-day promise on getting Lollipop updates out for the HTC One M7 and M8. We had already seen solid progress on bringing Lollipop to the One M8 in nations around the world, but the US was still waiting. For the One M7, the situation looked far worse, with little outward evidence of progress towards a public release. So while we were optimistic that the One M8 might complete its Lollipop roll-out soon, we were resigned to waiting a bit longer for the M7's update. So imagine our surprise with HTC's Mo Versi ...

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    We're pretty certain at this point, because of multiple leaks and HTC hints, that the company's March 1 press event in Barcelona will be used as the venue for the launch of its 2015 flagship smartphone. But it also may be used as a launchpad for another new device, one whose existence was picked up on last month. Now the phone has passed through Chinese certification agency TENAA, so we have some fresh images as well as some HTC Desire 626 leaked specs to examine. TENAA reports that the phone has a 5" 720p display, and currently has Android 4.4 KitKat as its operating system. It's powered ...

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