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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    When HTC announced the One M9+ in April, the company made it clear that the device will not be available in regions like the US, and/or Europe; the company pushes its 2015 flagship, the One M9, in these key markets. Of course, we've recently seen that the One M9+ (alongside the E9+) are available in the US from third parties, like Amazon, but the device (which we're currently testing), is lacking Google services. According to a recent rumor, European HTC One M9+ availability should be expected in the third quarter of the year, which begins a little more than a week from now. "Germany, ...

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    Interested in trying out the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview? While it may still be a little rough around the edges for use as a daily driver (though that's a matter of preference), there's no harm in spending a few days poking around to see what's new in the latest build, and that's just what plenty of Windows Phone users have been up to. Head on over to Microsoft’s device compatibility page for the preview, and you'll see dozens and dozens of handsets supported – by and large, all of them Lumias. For now, there's just one exception: last year's HTC One M8 for Windows, which ...

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    A leaked document, back on January, disclosed HTC's plans for updating some of its devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop. While the One Mini 2 (aka One M8 Mini) was on the list, the company decided to cancel its Lollipop plans in order to maintain the required user experience. However, the HTC One Max was thankfully not removed because of the same reasons, as the phablet is starting to get its refresh. Despite being listed for T3 (third trimester, Q3), some users are getting the HTC One Max Lollipop update as we speak. So far, devices in some Asian and European markets should expect to receive ...

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    Late last week, a report claimed that Asustek's Chairman Johnny Shih was considering a possible HTC acquisition. The Taiwanese company isn't doing well financially, and the HTC One M9 wasn't the savior the company hoped for. At that time, there was no official comment from HTC, but it came earlier this week, in the form of a statement that said HTC "will not consider a merger with Asus"... well, then, maybe, with someone else? Whether HTC's statement should have more vehemently denied everything -- or the phrasing is exactly like it was intended to, in order to leave room for ...

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    We're currently dissecting the HTC One M9+, the phone many believe that should have been HTC's flagship for 2015, and not the One M9. Whether that's the case or not is something we're going to try to answer at the end of our usual coverage routing. Until then, despite of the fact that the company clearly stated that there will be no HTC One M9+ US availability (nor One E9+), Amazon's got you covered, should you want to opt for one of the two. $799 is what you'll pay for an unlocked, international HTC One M9+ (available in gunmetal grey and silver-gold variants), while the grey One E9+ ...

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    HTC hasn’t exactly carried a reputation for great cameras in recent years. What began as a bold idea in 2013 with the One M7’s Ultrapixel technology, a statement against the megapixel race in favor of “larger” pixels for pulling in more light, ended in bad execution in the form of an underwhelming 4MP sensor. Last year, HTC pushed forward with its unique Ultrapixel design, and added a depth sensor above for artificial bokeh and other effects. Again, it didn’t go over so well, so this year the company retraced its steps and put a new and improved 20MP shooter into its M9 … can ...

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    Even though HTC's BlinkFeed has gotten better over the last couple of years, it still isn't a service we'd call popular. For some it's a cool-looking feed that loses appeal after a few weeks of use, and for others it simply isn't useful enough to warrant attention. You'd think that HTC would be working hard on finding ways to make it more popular, but it seems the company is climbing the ladder up the wrong wall with today's announcement. HTC has just confirmed that it'll be starting a pilot program today, which pushes subtle ads on BlinkFeed in the US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, and China. ...

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    Fortunes have a funny way of shifting in the smartphone market, and yesterday's popular manufacturer could well find itself the subject of tomorrow's bankruptcy sale. HTC sounds like its luck has taken a dive in recent months, so when reports surfaced late last week that ASUS had been thinking about acquiring the firm, the idea may not have seemed so crazy. And certainly, the “it's probably not going to happen, but we've been talking about it internally” commentary that came out of ASUS sounded like a realistic position for the company to have. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, ...

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    A little while ago, I powered up my first smartphone for the first time in a very long time. It’s the infamous and now forgotten Optimus 2X. It’s quite old and frankly ancient by mobile tech standards- it was first released back in 2010 and I’ve had mine since 2011. But there’s something about my three years of using the device that will stay with me forever. Those were the days when Android was just beginning to become the global juggernaut that it is today. I was a tech enthusiast right in the thick of the smartphone revolution- my enthusiast friends and I felt like pioneers, ...

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    It's no secret that lately HTC isn't doing extremely well financially. Despite the HTC One M9 being a flagship smartphone in every sense of the word, the market didn't seem to react positively to its arrival. Most complaints were referring to average camera performance -- though a recent update addresses just that -- and its "boring" looks borrowed from the predecessor, the One M8 (though other companies like Samsung and Apple managed to pull this off and get away with it). ASUS on the other hand turned a profit with smartphone sales and the company is doing pretty well. Combine the two ...

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    Since the very beginning of sales, many of the complaints surrounding the HTC One M9 have been about its battery life and its poor camera performance – as evidenced by our own Michael Fisher's review. Today, HTC is rolling out an HTC One M9 global software update, bringing improvements to both the camera and battery life departments. Check the below changelog to see what we've gathered from HTC directly about the update. The gist of it is, you're going to start seeing slight improvements in day-to-day functionality. That can't be a bad thing. It's likely going to be a bit before carrier ...

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    The HTC One M9 was subject to good reviews, but one of the main complaints was its average camera performance (aside from being an incremental update to the One M8 in most aspects, something part of the press could live with, but some users couldn't). If you're living in Europe, Middle East, or Asia, an HTC One M9 update should land on your device starting today (version 1.40.401.5, which is already live in Taiwan). It might not reach your phone immediately (so start abusing the update button). When it lands, it will bring: Camera - Greater auto-exposure balance to improve overexposure, so ...

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    If you weren't impressed with the HTC One M9 when that device first came out, don't fret – the company has been releasing a variety of variations on that initial hardware as of late. Hot on the heels of phones like the One M9 Plus, the manufacturer has released today the HTC One ME. The One ME is fairly high-end, with some impressive specs that are quite similar to what can be found in the regular One M9. Perhaps the most notable thing about the One ME is the phone's use of MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor – it's the first phone in the world to utilize the 64-bit 2.2 GHz octa-core ...

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    Remember the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone? That was the last (but a very solid) effort coming from the Taiwanese company as far as Microsoft's mobile platform is concerned. Just yesterday we've heard HTC's CEO Cher Wang talk about the future; new smartphone series, to be specific, and we've asked several questions, among which one particularly referred to a possible Microsoft collaboration for some Windows Phone love. As it turns out, an HTC Windows Phone device isn't an impossible thing after all, at least if you look at the image above. HTC is listed and mentioned by Microsoft as a ...

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    If you are interested in how Samsung is doing with the sales of its current flagship/s, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, you're probably pretty confused by now. On one hand, we have several reports stating that sales are pretty slow (due in part also to the unattractive price of these devices), while, on the other hand, Samsung is trying to reassure everyone that the sales are going very well. Adding to the confusion is a recent report that claims Samsung has decided to cut down Galaxy S6 component orders for the flagship by 16%. The report doesn't specify whether these components ...

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    Find serious savings at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Get a new smartphone and one year of unlimited talk and text from FreedomPop, track your activities with the Striiv Fusion Activity & Sleep Tracker, and speed up your Mac with The Summer Mac Essentials Bundle. Save 47 percent with the HTC Desire & One-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop A premium smartphone and unlimited service for a whole year is just $249 with the HTC Desire & One-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop offer, available now at the Pocketnow Deals Store. This deal screams cost effectiveness. No ...

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    HTC doesn't have a large portfolio of products (well, at least not in comparison with competitors like Samsung anyways) but still has something for everyone in pretty much every price and performance range. The HTC One M9 (with the M9+ in certain regions) is the flagship device for this year, but, apparently, there's a new HTC smartphone series in development. Cher Wang, HTC's chairperson and CEO, said that in the second half of 2015 we should expect to see a new series of smartphones. Whether this means that we will see an entire worldwide family of smartphones, or just a few models for ...

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    For HTC, 2015 has just begun. The company is quickly and aggressively bolstering its smartphone portfolio, moving beyond just the M9 to other endeavors such as the M9+ and E9+, with the latest phones on the horizon looking to be the HTC WF5w and E9sw (the names look beautiful, do they not?), the former of which is expected to be the thinnest smartphone in the Taiwanese manufacturer's portfolio. The WF5w was spotted in Chinese regulatory documents sourced through TENAA. It weighs 152 grams and measures 7.49mm in thickness, which is slightly thinner than the E9+. It has a 720p 5.5-inch ...

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    HTC's already delivered quite a few close relatives of the One M9 over the past few months – models like the One M9 Plus and One E9+ - and recently we've been looking at what might be in store for another such model, tipped to hit Asia as the One ME9 (or maybe just the One ME). With hardware like a 5.2-inch quad HD display, 3GB of RAM, and an octa-core MediaTek SoC, it sounded like a solid – and certainly close to top-of-the-line – addition to the company's Android lineup. And last week we had the opportunity to get a preview of what the phone might look like, with both a leaked ...

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    Lately, the chances of HTC releasing a new tablet have felt very up in the air. Rumors would occasionally suggest the company was planning a much, but outside last year's Nexus 9, we just haven't seen much in the way of evidence. Last week those rumors popped back up, talking about an H7 tablet with lower-end specs. Was this going to be another thread that ended up leading nowhere? Maybe not, as a new source has come to light that adds some solid support to this H7 story. We're looking at our old friend the Indian Zauba import database, cataloging all manner of hardware shipped to the ...

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    HTC One E8 users on Sprint, you have a long-awaited treat headed your way! Mo Versi, a project manager for HTC, has confirmed that the Sprint HTC One E8 Lollipop update has been granted technical approval by the carrier – which means the rollout is just about to begin. According to Versi, the OTA will begin tomorrow (May 21), though it may be a while before your device is able to see the update. HTC has gone ahead and posted a changelog (linked in the source below) of what the update will bring; the four items you see below should be what to expect after the update: Android 5.0 ...

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    There's really not much to complain about when it comes to the HTC One M9. The company's 2015 flagship is an improvement in almost every aspect over last year's model -- and our review is there to prove it -- but the performance figures and numbers from the market seem to tell a different story, as we're recently heard the company's sales were plummeting. A recent DigiTimes report claims, based on information from "sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain", that HTC might reduce One M9 component orders by as much as 30%, due to "lower-than-expected sales" and overall poor performance of ...

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    Between the new J Butterfly, One M9 Plus, and One E9+, HTC sure has enough One M9 relatives in production – even if that means no new One mini model. But to hear the rumors, there's even more hardware on the way, including one model we've been talking about for a while now, the device codenamed Hima Ace. Tipped to actually launch as the One ME9, new renders have now arrived that attempt to show off the phone's metal frame. That's the newest shot up top, with hardware that maybe most closely resembles the M9 Plus. That metal frame will likely be joined to a polycarbonate back in the fully ...

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    Historically, HTC has made some very high-quality products with specifications that compete at virtually every price-point. Back in 2013 we started musing about an HTC-built tablet that would resemble the insanely popular HTC One, complete with its then-novel front-firing speakers. We hoped that 2014 might be the year the HTC tablet made a comeback. Over the years there have been a spattering of HTC tablets, one of the more notable recent additions being Google's own Nexus 9 - the first tablet in almost four years from HTC - but even it isn't a killer Android tablet. Many thought an ...

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    Two years ago, HTC brought us not just the One M7 Android flagship, but also the pint-sized One mini. And last year, beyond the One M8 we also saw the launch of the One mini 2. But so far this this year, there's been no new petite model to go along with the One M9. Is it just a matter of time until one emerges? We've got bad news for those of you who prefer smaller phones, as HTC has confirmed that it has no further plans for One mini phones, citing industry trends towards larger and larger handsets. According to HTC North Asia president Jack Tong, “overall the industry is moving towards ...

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