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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    Yesterday brought us some sad news for fans of the venerable HTC One M7, as the manufacturer confirmed that while the phone made the journey to Lollipop, its story would end with Android 5.0, and HTC wouldn't be updating the phone to the just-released Android 5.1. Considering we're talking about a phone that launched a solid two years ago, it's not like we could expect further updates much longer, and we were finding it hard to fault the company's decision to devote resources to more recent hardware. But One M7 users are a vocal bunch, and those who weren't satisfied with HTC's decision ...

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    The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has made a big announcement today involving its leadership. HTC executives are being shuffled around, and Cher Wang, Chairman and co-founder of HTC, has been named as CEO by the The Board of Directors of HTC Corporation. Cher Wang will take Peter Chou's place in becoming the Chief Executive Office of the company. Where does that leave Peter Chou, the former CEO? According to the official wording, Peter Chou "will transition to a strategic new role leading future product innovation". We're not quite sure what that means, but we're guessing, judging by the ...

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    HTC's One M9 has been official for a few weeks now, and while the phone's hardware may be complete, the situation with its software hasn't seemed quite so polished. We've heard numerous reports of issues with the phone's code, ranging from boot failures to insufficient thermal control measures, leaving the handset capable of running far hotter than its peers. The hope's been that HTC would be able to deliver some updated software prior to the One M9's commercial release that would put an end to these problems, and today word arrives that it may have just achieved that goal. First we hear a ...

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    It's just a fact of life: eventually we have to say goodbye to even our favorite smartphones and move on to greener pastures. Just how long you're going to hold on to that old hardware depends on a lot of factors, including contract status and your ability to avoid accidentally breaking it. For a lot of us, the writing on the walls that informs us it's finally time to move on comes in the form of software updates – or rather, the lack thereof. Eventually, it just doesn't make sense for a manufacturer to keep supporting old phones with ongoing updates, and that's a point a favorite ...

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    Even with the recent launch delays for the HTC One M9 in Taiwan, the company has already committed to launch the device in the US at the same time as the Galaxy S6. In addition to this flagship, we've also heard a ton of rumors of a more powerful variant in the works. If sticking with the specs of the HTC One M9 spell compromise for you, let's talk about its more powerful sibling. So far we've talked about the HTC One M9 Plus as the new flagship to come from Taiwan, but rumors claim that the final name might be the HTC One M9+, something which resembles the old One X+ days. The source ...

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    HTC hosted a live online question-and-answer session a little earlier this afternoon, all in the aim of giving shoppers a platform to have their questions about the new Uh Oh protection plan addressed. Unsurprisingly, the company's fans couldn't help but let their questions stray into other aspects of the One M9's commercial debut. Thankfully, HTC was ready to address those, as well, and today helps fill in some of the blanks surrounding the phone's pending arrival. For starters, how about a release date for the US? We've already known that HTC's big competition, the Samsung Galaxy S6, ...

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    A little over a year ago, HTC announced its HTC Advantage program, a multi-tiered effort designed to offer its flagship phone users an extra premium smartphone experience. That meant a few different things, but easily the most interesting component of HTC Advantage was its screen replacement program: if you were to damage the display of your new One handset, HTC would give you a one-time free replacement. A lot's happened since then, with the manufacturer launching both its One M8 and now One M9. And just as hardware gets upgraded, HTC Advantage is putting on a fresh new face, too, and ...

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    MWC 2015 and the launch of Snapdragon 810-powered phones like the HTC One M9 seemed to finally put a damper on those weeks and weeks of everything-that-could-be-is-wrong-with-the-Snapdragon-810 rumors. No matter what bumps along the road the SoC may or may not have had, it was ending up in more and more phones. And to hear a report from about a month back, there could be good reason for this 810 fiasco feeling like it was becoming played out, appearing to show no major thermal issues with the 810 in operation. Now that HTC One M9 handsets are making their way out into the hands of testers ...

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    We've been eagerly waiting for HTC's official launch of the One M9 ever since its recent announcement at MWC 2015. Our own Michael Fisher already spent a few days testing the device during our stay in Barcelona, and we even spent some time comparing it to the existing HTC One M8. We're still struggling to prove just how much the One M9 has matured when compared to its predecessor, mainly because its software wasn't final during our first look, but it seems there are more software issues than meet the eye. HTC was supposed to launch the One M9 today in its homeland, Taiwan, but instead of ...

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    Two weeks ago, a couple of the highest-profile smartphone brands around welcome the latest iterations of their flagship lineups, as HTC and Samsung launched the One M9 and Galaxy S6, respectively (with Samsung doing double duty and also bringing along the S6 Edge). And as fantastic as it was to finally put all the rumors behind and see these handsets go official, we know that a lot of you just won't be satisfied until you actually have the phones in your hands. So when can you expect that to happen? If you're in the US, carriers have certainly confirmed their intentions to sell these ...

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    Can't get enough of the HTC One M9, or need something to get you through the wait (until our review gets published or you get your hands on one)? Don't worry, HTC's got you covered. The Taiwanese phone maker has published a set of HTC One M9 videos to its YouTube channel, each dealing with a certain aspect of the 2015 flagship. Whether you're interested in the build (chassis, colors), camera performance, or the brand new Sense 7, you will surely find something to get excited about (or something to complain about, or even criticize) in the videos below. And, since we've already mentioned ...

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    Updated with high-quality audio cut below. Enjoy! Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we're doing on this week's podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a week in Barcelona handling the hottest mobile technology (and podcasting from unconventional venues). On this week's episode, we're paid a special visit by someone we've heard from before – but he's fresh from his very first Apple experience and full of not only Apple Watch knowledge ... but new ...

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    HTC's latest and greatest is out, and we're really excited about the latest member of the One family; however, in order to really form a proper opinion, we'll have to wait and see how it will perform in our review labs, once we get it. Until then you can check out our MWC 2015 videos and coverage of the One M9, to get you through the wait. And, talking about waiting, those of you who live in Taiwan are lucky to be able to grab the phone, as the HTC One M9 sales will commence on March 16, Monday. Future owners will be able to choose from three color options (dual-tone silver and rose gold, ...

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    Late last spring, months after HTC had launched the One M8, we saw the arrival of a close cousin, the plastic-bodied, Duo-Camera-less One E8. While it packed much of the same guts as its flagship relative, the changes HTC made allowed the company to sell the E8 for a couple hundred dollars less than the M8. Now that the One M9 is here, will we see a corresponding One E9 edition? That's looking confirmed, as an “HTC E9pw” shows up on China's version of the FCC. The weird thing is that this year the E9 looks to be less a plastic M9 than a new phone in and of itself. Rumors had already ...

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    As recently as last week, the phrase "virtual reality headset" was, for me, a guaranteed ticket to a midday nap. I'd grown up amid the fizzle of projects like Sega VR and Virtual Boy; I'd seen several variations on more modern smartphone-powered visors; I'd tried out an Oculus headset. While I enjoyed the latter experience, I also forgot about it pretty quickly. With its ungainly hardware, nausea-inducing graphics, and limited mass adoption, VR has never topped my list of fun things in tech. So when HTC brought us to Barcelona for a briefing on its new virtual reality device, I ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ... we just talk about the Vive. That’s right: against all odds, a room full of former virtual reality skeptics is rendered screamy-excited by a demo of HTC’s new VR headset – and one longtime MWC veteran even goes on the record to say that the HTC Vive is the most exciting product he’s ever seen at the show. We’ll talk about that, plus ...

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    When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 (and Galaxy S6 Edge) at MWC last week, it gave us a clear idea about the start of retail sales for the pair, confirming global availability as of April 10. That's great for Samsung, but what about the other big high-profile flagship launch at MWC, the HTC One M9? Dates for that have been a lot harder to come by: HTC itself offered a mid-March timeframe, while carriers have been even less specific, talking about Q2 and spring. As we await more formal news of just when One M9 sales will get underway, a retailer might be able to clue us in a little early, ...

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    HTC's MWC press event this past Sunday brought us the One M9 along with a few hardware surprises, but what we didn't get was anything like the rumored quad HD larger-screened One M9 Plus. Had all the reports been as wrong about that as they were about the M9's Nexus 9/Desire-looking makeover? Well, there's always the possibility that it's coming at a later date. If that's to be the case, we could expect to see more leaks of the hardware emerge between no and whenever it finally does go official. As fate would have it, a new set of possible One M9 Plus imagery has just turned up - but can ...

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    Have the big flagship launches of MWC 2015 convinced you it's time to get a new smartphone? Oh, who are we kidding? With devices as desirable as the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6, you probably didn't need too much convincing, anyway. But as you start wondering about whether or not you should pick one of these guys up when sales open in the near future, what are you thinking in terms of pricing? Neither manufacturer has yet shared any official pricing data, and while many smartphone shoppers in the US are still going the carrier subsidized route, a growing number of shoppers are ...

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    Just a couple days into its run, and Mobile World Congress 2015 is already starting to slow down - way down.  That's largely a consequence of so many manufacturers jockeying to get their big announcements out first, leading to a pre-MWC Sunday that was positively stuffed to the brim with new hardware. Ever since, the flow of new phones, tablets, and wearables has been slowing down, though we still got a pretty impressive showing yesterday. Today's offerings have been a bit harder to come by, but we still got to see some good stuff. Let's take a look back on what you might have missed. ...

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    Why have you been following the launches at MWC 2015? Are you interested in seeing it all like we are, or are you here for the big flagship debuts? Either way, this year's show offers few reasons to be disappointed. If your interests lie with those flagships, you've no doubt been paying a lot of attention to the HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Now we're focusing on just these two models in our latest MWC 2015 video hands-on. If you've already watched our day with the One M9 and hands-on with the Galaxy S6, you're off to a good start, but this time we're less interested in what these ...

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    It's the battle of the flagships - which translates to a battle for your pocket, not to mention your hard-earned money! At MWC 2015 Pocketnow was able to go hands-on with both the HTC One M9 as well as Samsung's Galaxy S6 - both the crown jewel of their respective companies. The question on everyone's mind: which flagship should you get, the HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6? Let's look at the pros and cons, weigh our options, and see if we can come up with a suitable answer. Construction This year, Samsung stepped up its game, getting rid of the "plastic band-aid" on the back of its phone, ...

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    There’s a thing that happens at mobile trade shows ... we'll call it "time evaporation." Like Bloc Party, you make plans for good times, only to get bogged down and distracted – by videos. And articles. And all the work involved in bringing you all the news that’s fit to leave the beautiful bastion of Barcelona during the tumultuous to-do that is the Mobile World Congress. And this is how the best laid plans of pods and casts go awry. But somewhere in there, you remember that two and a half years ago you made a promise: you said you’d never miss a single week of your recurring ...

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    Did you know that MWC doesn't technically get started until tomorrow, March 2? If you've been following today's news, that's going to seem like crazy talk to you, but manufacturers just can't wait until Monday to share word of all their new products with you, leading to today's flood of early announcements. We got to see a lot of hot new hardware, including some of what promises to be the biggest smartphones of the season, and we're only getting started. Let's take a look at everything Sunday's MWC launches had to offer us: HTC beat Samsung to the flagship-launch punch with the ...

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    HTC's leading off the big MWC 2015 announcements with its One M9, just made official at the company's press event. Over the past few weeks we've looked at a number of conflicting theories on what the phone would bring us, so if you found yourself getting too attached to one of the concept designs that failed to pan out, today's news might seem like a bit of a let-down. That needn't be the case, because the One M9 HTC ultimately delivered turns out to be a pretty capable-sounding powerhouse in its own right. Let's take a look at just what went into building this handset: HTC One M9 specs ...

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