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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    Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here or on your podcasting feeds starting today at 11:00am Eastern or you can also catch our ...

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    As the smartphone market starts to feel overcrowded and flooded with way too many similar models incapable of true innovation, it shouldn’t come as a shock several of the industry’s veterans have seen their financials enter stagnation or decline levels in 2015. Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and BlackBerry are among the high-profile names that failed to reach their sales goals over the past year, but HTC probably bled money like no other company, including in December. You know, the month typically associated with gifts, discounts and commercial booms. Believe it or not, the One A9, One M9 ...

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    For better or worse, HTC seems to have embraced widespread iPhone “cloning” accusations, taking obvious cues from Apple even in its One A9 advertising efforts. Granted, Cupertino doesn’t own the copyright on any of the design elements imitated by the Taiwanese Android specialist, and a solid case can be made for the world’s most profitable tech corporation finding inspiration at the competition back in the day rather than the other way around. Ultimately, it’s best to let the market decide who copied who, and whose execution of similar concepts is better. The same goes for device ...

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    HTC finds itself travelling a difficult road as it has its fingers in many pies. Of course, there's the smartphone aspect that hasn't been driving as many sales as the company needs it to. It's struck up a partnership with Under Armour to smarten up fitness products, but the fruits of that labor are uncertain as of now and have only come after a long delay. What about its Vive VR headset that it co-opted with Valve to develop? It's also been pushed back, giving advantage to Oculus, not to mention all other competitors in the field. But money's still tight on HTC's side and this kind of ...

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    It's finally happening: after decades of false starts, and ambitions that ran two steps ahead of available technology, virtual reality is just about to go mainstream - and in a spectacularly commercial, practical, and maybe most importantly, accessible way. Multiple players are vying to be the gamer's choice for the VR headset to get (and let's face it, gaming is going to drive early adoption), and while they'll certainly have their pick of options, one of the most promising headsets comes from what once might have been an unlikely source - HTC. The HTC Vive is a few months away from its ...

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    Since day one of its troubled development, the HTC and Valve-co-manufactured Vive gear exuded this superior vibe of professionalism, power and futuristic skill compared to the Oculus Rift. But the 2012 startup that was acquired by Facebook two years later had way more time for tests, experiments and development kits, with the first consumer edition now up for pre-orders. As far as the HTC Vive is concerned, its makers promised the recent delays would be the last hurdles blocking the VR head-mounted display’s path to success, and April is reiterated as the new ETA at CES 2016 in Las ...

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    The future of connected fitness is here, and it comes in a big red box. When HTC and Under Armour invited me to a briefing on their newest “connected products” several weeks back, I felt the same way I always do about athletic technology: optimistic about the potential, but guarded because I’m really out of my depth when it comes to anything concerning fitness. And when the demo videos started rolling, a hard rock anthem playing over jump cuts between pro athletes and impossibly fit gym rats, I tuned out. I’d seen this kind of commercial before, more than once, and I had yet to ...

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    2015 wasn't the year for HTC to remember; despite solid flagships like the One M9 (and later variants), followed by the One A9, both the company's financials as well as the general public's reaction can testify to a rough year. Hoping to leave that behind, HTC and Under Armour are announcing the UA HealthBox at the ongoing CES 2016 in Las Vegas. This is not HTC's first collaboration with Under Armour. At the 2015 MWC the company has announced the Grip fitness band, but that wearable's story is a sad one too: availability was promised for spring of 2015, and, it still hasn't happened. ...

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    What would we do without rumors, guesswork, conjecture, gossip, and speculation? I’ll be the first to admit my work would be a lot trickier if I were to report merely hard facts, the occasional product launch, earnings call, and tedious press statements from companies. How about you? Can you imagine just seeing the Galaxy S7 debut sans any background information, checking its reviews, then switching off the interwebs rumor bonanza until the “next big thing” goes official? Who would ever want to live in a world like that? Instead, we’re going to find ourselves debating every little ...

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    The taco emoji. That's it, thanks for reading. In any year, you'll get to see some major projects or startups put to bed. You'll get products that come out of the factories just fine (at least with the quality assurance staff) and then up conking out in your face seconds after you open the box. And there's always the unforced error. You know, the consumer flop that an R&D team somewhere thought would be a big hit. We don't take pleasure in exploiting hapless manufacturers through news and opinion pieces. But it wouldn't be fair of us, either, to not call these events what they're meant ...

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    In just a few short days, Pocketnow's CES crew will pack up their bags, hop on their flights, and start converging upon Las Vegas. We won't be the only ones headed out to the American Southwest, and companies from all over the world will similarly be flocking to Nevada to show off their latest hardware, services, and everything that goes with that. As we look forward to soaking it all in for ourselves, we thought we'd take a quick look around at the early announcements, the hottest rumors, and maybe even a long-shot or two as we share with you what's worth looking forward to from CES 2016. ...

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    Just because HTC is asking us to ease our excitement for an off-schedule release of its virtual reality offspring with partner Valve doesn't mean that we shouldn't get excited about seeing the cogs in motion. That said, the hardware doesn't mean too much when everything's a peripheral for your power-packed computer and has been in development for a long time. But does it have to be all strings attached? Could we see you break from them? [gallery columns="4" ids="459123,459124,459125,459126"] Software will likely be the real culprit of HTC's success or failure based on this early turn of ...

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    HTC's brought us some solid hardware this year, and with models like the One A9, it's easy to find a lot to like. There are big things just over the horizon, too, and after sliding back a little from its holiday-season-2015 release date, the HTC Vive is set to finally land in the early months of 2016. But despite these few feathers in its cap, HTC's been having a tough go of things, as revealed time and time again by the perilous financial figures it's shared. At times when a smaller-than-usual loss is the closest thing we find to a victory, is there any long-term hope for a company? HTC's ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    HTC's One X9 has never been a phone that was very good at keeping a secret, and from the first time we even heard of the model's existence, we were already checking out some high-quality renders and a pretty exhaustive list of specs. Over the weeks that followed, we heard more and more about what we could look forward to from the model, as those leaks kept right on coming – culminating in the early publication of what was practically a full-length review. Finally, word arrived earlier this week that it was nearly time for the One X9 to make its formal debut, with a launch announcement ...

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    Christmas Eve doesn’t sound like an ideal time for a high-profile smartphone introduction, since people tend to take a break from technology and the Internet in general (or at least they should) during the holidays, but when there are so few questions left unanswered as with the HTC One X9, you might as well just go ahead and confirm all the rumors, speculation and unusually detailed leaks. Besides, if the financially struggling Taiwanese device manufacturer only plans to launch the upper mid-range 5.5-incher in Asia, there’s no point hauling it to Las Vegas for a glitzy, costly CES ...

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    The post office may be crazy busy this time of year, but by the looks of it, Santa received all those letters from nice HTC One M9 and One A9 users in the US, who should be getting their early Christmas presents starting today in the form of sweet Marshmallows and oodles of emoji respectively. Following in the footsteps of the One M8, which jumped on the Android 6.0 bandwagon roughly three weeks back, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s latest flagship leaves Lollipop behind too, though carrier-branded M9 models still have to wait. If you’re sporting an unlocked version, be sure to stay on ...

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    Update: Who doesn't like some high-energy Peter Frampton and a touch of EXID to start a podcast, right? See you Wednesday! Some weeks, even listening to K-pop while prepping the rundown can't make the work go fast enough. As 2015 races to a close we've still got tons of work to do outside podcast-land, like finishing up our Pixel C and Lumia 950XL reviews and leaving the office in time to go see The Force Awakens. So you'll forgive us if we're a little pressed for time today. But not to worry: we're still gonna cover all the critical stuff from the world of mobile technology, like ...

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    HTC's looking to expand its electronics business into new product categories, and easily the most anticipated gadget in the pipeline is the Vive VR headset. Initially announced to be available before the end of the year, last week we got confirmation that Vive had hit a delay, and we're not looking at a commercial release sometime in April. The company further explained that delay as being tied to its commitment to “delivering the best possible product,” which sounded reasonable enough – but what exactly was HTC hoping to improve? While we still don't have a specific answer, some new ...

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    Sometimes when a phone leaks, we're lucky to catch a blurred-out shot from afar, or maybe it's even spotted in public but obscured by a bulky exterior case. Then there are phones like the HTC One X9 which seem to positively explode onto the scene with a rapidly increasing series of higher and higher quality until we reach the point where the phone might as well be out already. Just yesterday we took a look at what was then the best leaks of the hardware to date and today we've already got some new finds which simply blow those away, not only continuing with some high quality imagery of the ...

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    Wafting threats of sales bans after legal entrenchment have come between Apple and Samsung over the past few years. But as an ultimate solution is being waited upon, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is dealing with a patent suit of its own and an oncoming stoppage of sales in Germany. Specifically, Acacia Research Group LLC out of Texas has won a lawsuit against HTC in a German district court and has been granted an injunction that bans sales of the manufacturer's devices through Deutsche Telekom. The ban could take effect within the month. Acacia is a patent licensing firm focusing on standard ...

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    HTC's One X9 has been on our radar for just a little over a month now, and we've already had ample opportunity to get a look at the handset. Right from the start, we had a nice, clean render to look at, and that's been followed up by additional renders, official pics from a government certification agency, and some close-up shots of what appeared to be real hardware. Today we've got something special for you, though, as a gallery of new pics reveal the hardware, up close and personal. Sure, recent revelations that have painted the One X9 more as a mid-ranger than the powerhouse it was ...

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    The do-it-all inhaler/camera's back again on the discount table. It seems that HTC has been really amping up its holiday spirit with these Tuesday Hot Deals. Sure, the first real rounds came during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday era and then we've heard more of a pitter-patter since then. And we should also note that the best discount took place well before this madness — late in October. But behold anyway, as the HTC RE camera is now up for a 60 percent price cut today, down to $79.60 — that is, while supplies last. Mind you, when HTC held the RE a couple weeks ago at $100, we were ...

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    Want to stare at some pictures? You've come to the right place. The HTC One X9 has gone through the rumor wringer and then some. The trip to TENAA left us wanting more, especially with that branding moved from the chin to the forehead. Luckily for us, it's the Chinese internet to the rescue as we now have more angles of what is supposedly the device. We can see a lot of the same action going on in the back, including that weird camera visor action and only a lower antenna reception band. More importantly, the front — pictured in its white finish — now sets off more details that we ...

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    Update: BB-8 is overr8'd. See you next week! An Android tablet that doesn't quite belong. HTC news on both sides of the good/bad divide. An ugly-as-sin Apple accessory. And a Droid Turbo 2 that looks like Star Wars' own BB-8! Where are you going to find talk like this anywhere else on the internet? If you answered "anywhere I look," you're right indeed ... but you ended up here so welcome to the party. All of the above – plus your listener mail – awaits on episode 178 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:30pm Eastern on December 11 (click here for your ...

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