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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    According to one of its designers, Sony may be loosening up on its smartphone development cycle just a tiny bit. Rumors have gone contrary to this spooling down for a while, even as Sony has been making plays for Toshiba's camera unit and figuring out what it really wants to do in mobile. In the end, we may end up remaining on pace for a six-month-or-so update. A screenshot from a T-Mobile presentation in Poland places two new Sony Xperia models for introduction in Q2 of 2016. Also on tap throughout the first quarter: four new Samsung Galaxy phones, two new Lumias and another HTC One. Four ...

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    Smell that? It’s the whiff of a comeback, fueled by a surprisingly popular iPhone “clone”, frequent discounts, and generally dependable software support. But in order for HTC to become a true Samsung or… Huawei rival once again, the “One Watch” and especially “Perfume” handheld have to knock it out of the park next year. Previously referred to as One M10 and O2, this mysterious HTC Perfume (just a codename, don’t get your panties in a twist) should apparently run Android 6.1 and Sense 8.0 GP out the box on the software side of things. Wait, what? Neither 6.0’s ...

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    Will the Vive revive HTC's financial fortunes and keep the company on a sustainable financial path? After all, it used to be all about those smartphones, but it's been apparent with this year's spring flagship and its declining status that it needs a change — made big and made soon. HTC's chips, together with Valve's, are on this VR headset. We've been biting our tails for an ETA on a product for sale. It turns out that there's still relationship catering to do with more developers in "gaming, entertainment, medical, education and retail." A developer conference will take place on ...

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    It wouldn't be the holidays without HTC's weekly Hot Deals offers, all ready to save you a bundle on the company's mobile hardware. This year we've already seen a bunch of sales, and while none may quite hold a candle to last year's $200 Nexus 9 blow-out, we continue to keep an eye out for the next big deal. Today we've got a new one to check out; it might not be for everyone, but if you're looking for an affordable – and maybe more importantly, giftable – phone, you could do a lot worse. For this essentially one-day deal, HTC is giving shoppers the chance to take home the Desire 626 ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    A few hours ago, we saw Google deliver its first significant update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow since the release's debut earlier this fall. Following a tease last week that support for new emoji was on its way, Google delivered Android 6.0.1 for all Nexus devices already on Marshmallow. Hitting all its hardware in one fell swoop like that was a nice feat from Google, and in the hours since factory updates went live we've been hearing about more and more new features: beyond the emoji support, there's a tweaked UI for tablets, improved do-not-disturb-options, and camera quick-launch ...

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    HTC is in a pretty darn rough spot financially, and has been struggling to bring in whatever income it can. That's meant some pretty weak quarterly performance, and a return to a situation where the company's taking a loss. And while profits are still hard to come by, when we look at individual monthly revenue reports, there's been cause to be hopeful; while numbers have been down ever since a March high, we slowly started seeing things turn around in August, and last month noted that the company was looking at some of its highest monthly income in nearly six months. Now HTC's latest ...

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    Twitter leaker LlabTooFeR spotted a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate for the HTC One X9. This device, which would follow on the One A9, has been a hot topic among leakers in the mobile tech industry. We've been wondering about the chipset this supposed high-end-turned-mid-range phone would have and now we have a clue. LlabTooFeR believes that the model number listed is concurrent with the "E56ML" codename and "HTC One X9" moniker. In the full document (that you can download below), the MT6630 is listed as the Wi-Fi component. MediaTek first introduced the MT6630 with the octa-core MT6595 ...

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    It's often said that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Smartphone fans who have been paying attention to developments over the past six years can add another item to that list: that no matter what new mobile operating system comes out, the HTC HD2 will run it. From its early Windows Mobile 6.5 days, we've seen enthusiasts port pretty much every viable OS under the sun to the handset, from later Windows Phone editions, to Android, and even Firefox OS. The plucky little handset isn't about to stop now, and there's already been some success in bringing ...

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    For the second year in a row, HTC set lofty goals as far as updates to the newest Android iteration are concerned, risking to once again disappoint its One-series phone owners. But while the M8 Google Play edition received Marshmallow goodies a little later than initially predicted, unlocked M8 and M9 versions should comfortably meet their self-imposed December deadlines. At least in parts of the world, as Jeff Gordon, the company’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, just clarified Product Management VP Mo Versi “speaks for Americas”, and “other regions are on a separate ...

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    Once upon a time a relevant and profitable mobile industry protagonist, HTC finds itself at a crossroads where cuts must be made and product rosters streamlined for survival purposes. The financially struggling Taiwanese company no longer affords to throw everything against a wall and see what sticks, but a wearable presence might be essential for the prosperity of any tech outfit going forward. With the Grip fitness tracker likely DOA, and that recently uncovered Bluetooth-enabled “smart scale” not exactly screaming money maker, the question is will we ever see HTC take a chance on a ...

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    HTC gave shoppers a lot of reason to be happy during the recent holiday weekend sales event, offering deals on the Nexus 9, One M9, and more. Those included the new One A9, and the manufacturer invited users to trade in their existing handset for either a straight-up free One A9, or one that comes at a big discount. While a lot of those offers have since wrapped up, HTC is apparently very pleased with just how much gear it was able to sell, and today shares a few details about its recent spree of retail success, as well as lets us know about an extension to one of those deals. Compared to ...

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    Although it took HTC a little longer than expected to optimize Android 6.0 for the One M8 Google Play edition, owners of Sense-skinned unbranded models in Europe shouldn’t fret. Well-known and generally reliable Twitter tipster @LlabTooFer says the “final” update, also containing the 7.0 iteration of the OEM’s proprietary UI, “will be available in about 2 weeks.” In case that’s not dependable and specific enough for you, HTC’s own candid VP of Product Management recently tweeted to a follower “final testing is being performed” and the official OTA deployment “should ...

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    HTC announced its Grip wearable back during MWC in early March through a collaboration with Under Armour, but the fitness tracker's fate took an abrupt turn as HTC pushed back, and ultimately appears to have canceled (or delayed indefinitely) the band. However, that misstep doesn't necessarily mean the story's over for HTC and fitness-related accessories, and a few weeks back we checked out a report that the relationship between HTC and Under Armour would still live on in the form of other products. But just what would those be? Nothing's official quite yet, but new evidence sheds some ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Are you the type of smartphone user who's out there on day one, picking up new hardware the moment it goes on sale? Are you tracking down updates and sideloading them to your device, just so you can be hours ahead of everyone else? We like the cut of your jib, but we're not the only ones, and smartphone manufacturers are also interested in taking some of your love for the latest-and-greatest and using it to help them build the best products they can. With that spirit in mind, HTC is announcing a new HTC Preview program that looks to give eager smartphone mega-fans some early access to ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Considering HTC’s poor financial condition, and its recent constant efforts of making devices like the One M9, Desire 626, One A9, Nexus 9, and Re Camera more attractive to the masses, it felt safe to predict bargain hunters would have plenty to savor on and around Black Friday. Forget just a 24-hour promotion on Tuesday, as starting Wednesday, November 25, you’ll have a full week of Cyber deals to choose from. First, the Nexus 9 will be offered at a 40 percent discount between 9 PM PT the day after tomorrow and 9 PM on Friday, November 27. That should bring the stock Android ...

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    There are a lot of reasons to like the HTC One A9, from the premium design (even if it is a look that borrows more than a little from other phones), to the low introductory price (even though it's since gone up – for now). But one of maybe the most compelling reasons to pick up the phone until hours after the handset's official announcement, as HTC announced plans to keep the phone nearly on par with Nexus devices when it came to Android platform updates, promising that the One A9 would get them within a fortnight of Google's own phones. Today we learn that arrangement extends even ...

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    Update 2: We can now confirm that the screen is Gorilla Glass, not sapphire. @Pocketnow @greenpoint0 I don't read Chinese, so I spoke to the M9(s) engineering product manager. Confirmed it has a Gorilla Glass screen. — Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) November 19, 2015 The One M9(s) is still looks like an interesting One M9 refresh that could go line-to-line with the recently released One A9 on paper. Which do you think you would buy at this time, given the chance to do so? Update: We're getting word from HTC's Jeff Gordon that only the camera lens is made of sapphire, which would be the case ...

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    HTC sure knows how to put smiles on the faces of US-based Android fans who normally loathe Tuesdays, keeping with the recent weekly Hot Deals tradition, and raising the savings bar as Black Friday and Cyber Monday draw near. Forget 30 percent off everything, $160 off the Nexus 9 tablet, or $150 off the Re Camera box-office flop. Forget the One A9 also, as HTC is fully aware the older but higher-end One M9 remains its most attractive global phone to date. Typically sold for $649 unlocked, the aluminum unibody 5-incher comes bundled with a free Desire 626 and complimentary $100 Google Play ...

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    Android might still eat iOS's lunch in terms of global usage share, but with the annual bean counts coming up in the tens of billions, you have to wonder how much money the iPhone makes for Apple. Well, at least for this past quarter, it seems like we've reached a high watermark. 94 percent. That figure according to Canaccord Genuity research. Samsung came in second place with a staggering 11 percent while Sony, HTC, BlackBerry and Lenovo ended up in the negatives and, thus, accounts for the mathematical discrepancy. Compare these numbers with the shipment report from this quarter: the ...

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    From hero to zero in a couple of days, the upcoming HTC One X9 made people dream with their eyes open for an instant, ultimately proving yet another false alarm. But let’s not be so hard on the awkward iPhone/Nexus 6P cross. Sure, it looks odd, and it falls short of what you’d call a 2016 Android powerhouse. Even a 2015 beast. On the bright side, it’s larger and, in some ways, better than the One A9, according to both tipsters and a rock-solid Asian authentication source. Yes, Tenaa solves the One X9, or X9u, puzzle once and for all, quashing rumors this could be the global flagship ...

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    Update: The staff of the Pocketnow Weekly does not guarantee that you will retain a romantic relationship by introducing your JDate, FarmersOnly or TrekPassions date to this podcast. Please consult our latest Terms & Conditions regarding dates made with other dating services. Download at your own risk. We get a late-night delivery from a mysterious man in an unmarked minivan – and he comes bearing an wrist watch right outta the future. We get our Apple iPad Pro ordered up, and we find a friendly Canadian to tell us what to expect. And we finally spend a few days with the ...

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