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 | March 28, 2014 10:53 AM

    HTC is making a lot of noise about the dedicated depth sensor mounted above the camera on its new One M8. According to HTC, the new Duo Camera "improves noise reduction and elevates overall photo quality to levels previously unseen," and it also makes possible a range of artistic effects, like shallow depth-of-field simulation that allows for faux bokeh and other smart filters. Photo focus can also be changed after the shots are taken, as we demonstrated in our HTC One M7 vs HTC One M8 comparison. But critics say similar effects can be achieved with far less specialized hardware. Samsung's ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 11:03 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Office for iPad announcement, and what does this mean even for iPhone and Android smartphone users. We then talk about the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 1820 and a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, S5 Active and S5 Zoom according to case makers. HTC follows the news as the company intends to break sales records this year with the new One. Apple is next as we come across this cool patent of transparent texting. We end today's show talking about the possible delays in the launch of the iPhone 6 this year. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 8:02 PM

    Despite early rumors suggesting that Samsung might finally leave plastic behind for the Galaxy S5, and deliver a smartphone carved from a chunk of metal, last month saw the company launch another plastic handset. What about those rumors claiming that there might be some “premium” version of the GS5 that would separately deliver a metal body? We recently saw those shot down by J.K. Shin himself. But now HTC is here with its new One, a phone that not only has top-shelf components inside, but a metal exterior that delivers the same refined flavor outside. Unsurprisingly, HTC is taking ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 7:38 PM

    Every year, we wait for the major players to release their aboslute best smartphone possible. Some bring the heavy artillery to CES in Las Vegas every January. Some wait for the mobile-specific show in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress. And others, like HTC this year, choose to go it alone. Either way, the first few months of the year are, consistently, when we can expect some of the biggest smartphone announcements of the year. Not every company adheres to that schedule, though. Apple announces and releases its flagship in the last half of every year, typically September. Samsung ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 11:53 AM

    HTC, as a smartphone company, finds itself in an interesting situation. Its share of the marketplace is down, and it's been struggling to turn a profit, yet at the same time it just put out one of the most eagerly anticipated and well-received phones in a long while. So does it have nothing going for it, or everything? CEO Peter Chou is clearly looking at his company's outlook in an extremely optimistic light, and has been talking about his desire to see HTC take back some of the stature it's lost in recent years. As we came out of 2013, HTC was responsible for about three percent of ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 11:00 AM

    HTC released a phone earlier this week, you may have heard of it. The HTC One M8 was unleashed on the world, and available for sale right away. This puppy is a beauty, let me tell you. It’s solid and beautiful and all Oh-Em-Gorgeous. Just looking at that spec sheet is enough to make you salivate. Snapdragon 801 processor. A gorgeous 5” SLCD3 1080p display. WOW! MicroSD Support! A 4 Mega pixel camera on the front. And on the back….oh wait. That’s on the…on the back? On the BACK?!?! Oh great! Another HTC mistake! That’s pretty much how the conversation went everywhere. Our own ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 8:00 AM

    HTC BlinkFeed. From vocal revulsion to grudging acceptance to quiet praise, the community’s feelings about HTC’s custom news and social stream have come quite a ways in the year since it was introduced. Now, after a full point upgrade and many enhancements, BlinkFeed on Sense 6 stands ready to help you waste some time – and we're here to show you how to help it help you. If you’re new to an HTC smartphone and apathetic to the tech scene, your first question will probably be: what is BlinkFeed? The easiest answer is that it's analogous the Facebook News Feed or the familiar ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 7:18 AM

    One of my favorite shows of all time is Joss Whedon's Firefly. Like most of Whedon's shows, a passionate fan base quickly emerged. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after just one season, and none of the networks wanted to pick it up for a second. Why? The numbers weren't that great. The characters, the sets, and the story were all fantastic. So why did it do so poorly? Even Serenity, the major motion picture that followed the series, didn't break any box office records. Why? In both cases, it came down to marketing -- or the lack thereof. We're seeing the same thing play out again, only ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 11:39 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals announced for the first-generation Galaxy Gear. Then we talk about the HTC One (M8) and the possibility of a Windows Phone variant. HTC continues making headlines later as the company is now offering BlinkFeed and Zoe on the Google Play Store. Microsoft is next as the company has finalized Windows Phone 8.1 core and is preparing for its RTM launch soon. We end today's show talking about both Microsoft and Apple, as Microsoft Office is expected to reach the iPad tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - First-gen ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 6:24 PM

    With a device as aesthetically focused as the new HTC One M8, slapping a case on the back amounts to something like sacrilege (even more so than usual). That aluminum! That machined precision! Those chamfers! But then again ... that aluminum. That precision. Those chamfers. We've shown time and again that building a device from metal and polishing it to a jewel-like finish is an approach that results in beautiful unboxings, but also in products that don't necessarily hold up well over time. Cases may be ugly, but they sure can protect an investment if they're built properly. When a case is ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 5:58 PM

    This editorial was originally programed as “Sorry iPhone 6, I’m getting the All New HTC One” just a couple of days ago. Sadly, as much as I wish I wasn’t writing this, I just have to. Have you ever gone through the experience of seeing so much hype for a product that eventually ends-up disappointing you? I’ve gone through that experience time over time in things like fitness, where I’ve paid tons of cash for pairs of headphones that are retailed as “sweat proof”, and which die on me after a week of intense running. As a result, they lose a customer, and their brand loses my ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 4:06 PM

    One day post-launch, and HTC's new One continues to attract a ton of attention. We're trying to keep in mind that there's a lot more going on in the smartphone world than just this one phone, but honestly, we could probably cover nothing but the new One for days to come – there's just so much buzz around it. In the interest of hitting a few bits of M8 news all at once, we've got a couple new One stories to check out, concerning sales and the phone's hardware. Yesterday we gave you the rundown on how sales of the new One are getting underway: who's got the phone when, and for what price? ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 1:34 PM

    Smartphone fans in Southeast Asia seem to have it pretty good: not only do they get access to dozens upon dozens of models not otherwise released in the West, but often they'll end up with enhanced versions of the smartphones we get over here. Look no further than last year's Galaxy S 4, which after showing up in the US with its Snapdragon 600 SoC, became available in South Korea with a Snapdragon 800, poised to tackle new LTE-A networks. As it turns out, the new HTC One (M8) is no exception to this phenomenon, and the phone as it will arrive in Asia will run a slightly better SoC than the ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 12:56 PM

    The new HTC One is here, and not just the phone's hardware itself, but also its new software. The One arrives running Sense 6.0, which will soon be going out to existing HTC models. In our review of the smartphone, we went into some depth looking at the full extent of the software HTC's bundled in, including things like the BlinkFeed content aggregator and Zoe for creating effortless highlight reels. While Sense is going to remain an HTC exclusive, that's not necessarily true for the rest of this software, and today we hear that HTC intends to make both BlinkFeed and Zoe available in the ...

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  • by | March 26, 2014 12:10 PM

    Ready for a little déjà vu? Last year, right on the first day of summer, we heard a rumor that HTC was working on a new device for its One family of smartphones. This wasn't the One Mini, though, and the One Max was still months away; instead, we heard that HTC could be cooking-up a handset very similar to its flagship One, but running Windows Phone 8. Sadly, nothing else really came of that rumor, but this year a new spin on the old idea is back in full effect, with claims arriving that HTC could be developing a Windows Phone edition of the all new One. Like last year's rumor, this one ...

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