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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    Chalk it up to a major score by prolific tweeter and avid HTC fan-developer @LlabTooFeR. And by "score," we mean 20. You can hit up the tweet below for a folder of 20 wallpapers that will supposedly be the pre-loads you'll see on the all-new HTC 10 once in launches Monday. Some of the art continues to portray HTC's interest in paint splatter that we saw on the new Desires introduced at MWC this year. Realism has been struck down to a minimum and mirroring, where applied, is used to accentuate curves and angles. Final 4 wallpapers #powerof10 https://t.co/pFRqCoEnl5 ...

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    If you're in HTC's new Preview program, you'll be able to find the Boost+ app. It's an app that scrapes other apps off your RAM and trash temporary files (as well as some of those other files, too). There's also an app locking feature, though unlocking your questionable app does require a lock pattern on the bottom half of the screen and, occasionally, an ad on the top. Dime a dozen these things are, we sorta find that HTC's design language makes things barely tolerable. If you're an anti-kleptomaniac, if you're pathologically wired to just wipe everything away ... well, the app's actually ...

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    With the HTC 10 so close we can nearly taste it (note: don't actually taste your smartphones, people), HTC's been dialing its promotional efforts up to 11, and this week alone we've had no shortage of official teasers to keep us busy. And while we absolutely love seeing all this stuff from HTC itself, it also has us feeling a little nostalgic for a time just a few weeks in our past, when HTC 10 rumors were dominated by unofficial leaks. Well, just because we've got a new HTC-produced video today is no reason to turn our backs on leaks, and this afternoon our attention's been drawn to one ...

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    It's the week leading up to HTC's launch event for the HTC 10 Android flagship, and the company's promo department has been working overtime. Monday started us off with a new teaser video about the phone's BoomSound audio, and Wednesday brought us another clip, this time highlighting the HTC 10's camera performance. It sure felt like we had a pattern going here, and Friday would bring us yet another HTC 10 vid. Sure enough, HTC has just come through with its latest, now drawing out attention to the outstanding battery life the HTC 10 promises to offer. HTC's sticking with the ...

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    HTC's launch of the HTC 10 next week isn't just about getting to meet the company's latest piece of flagship smartphone hardware: it's also when we expect to be introduced to the company's latest iteration of its Sense UI. Sense 8 will define the look of the HTC 10's user experience, and rumors suggest the manufacturer will also be announcing its presence on some just-launched Desire models. While we may only have a few days to go before we see HTC unveil Sense 8 in all its glory, we've never been too keen on waiting any longer than we have to, and today we get an early look at the new ...

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    No prizes for guessing the make and model of the processor set to run the hardware show on the fast-approaching HTC 10, aka One M10. It’s undoubtedly Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 820, and while the semiconductor giant doesn’t spell that out for us, its most recent tweet says plenty. Namely, that “the power of #Snapdragon” will meet “the #powerof10” next week, with an eye on unrivaled performance. Now, we all remember how HTC and Qualcomm’s longstanding partnership was rocked to its core last year, when the One M9 got a little too hot for its own good, but ...

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    Is this whole "online ordering" thing just a crapshoot to you? Want to get away from the evils of Amazon Prime? Or the shipping confirmation pages of those cartel cargo movers? Do you absolutely abhor the Oculus Rift? Have we got news for you! A select few Microsoft Stores and GameStops in both the US and Canada will have demo areas to show off the purported magic of SteamVR as experienced through the HTC Vive. For Microsoft, it has initially setup space in its New York flagship outlet as well as stores in Bellvue Square and Salt Lake City's City Creek Center. The Microsoft Store at Park ...

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    Front-facing cameras have long been the afterthought of smartphone imaging; sure, we definitely want to have them, but if it comes to making a choice about where the best features end up on our phones, we're likely to choose the main rear camera. Still, slowly but surely progress has come to the humble front-facer, and over the years we've seen resolutions grow, wide-angle lens options arrive, and even LED flashes show up on a few models. Next week HTC intends to launch it next flagship, and now a rumor suggests that the HTC 10 could arrive with a front-facing camera to be contended with, ...

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    With most smartphone manufacturers, we're content to get quarterly updates on their financial performance, letting us gauge how well recent launches have been received. Then again, most smartphone companies are doing pretty well for themselves. When you're HTC, on the other hand, a manufacturer who's been struggling to simply turn a profit, we're a bit more concerned – and that means we're paying close attention to even the company's monthly financial reports. What that situation had been looking solid as of late last year, recent months have seen things take a change for the worse. With ...

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    The iPhone SE has been a tricky phone to classify. After unboxing it, and reviewing it, many comments were shared debating what the SE really was. Is it an "entry level" device? Is it a "mini-flagship"? How should we draw the lines on the smartphone market map? We're sticking with "mid-range" for the iPhone SE, but that's not to say there isn't a lot of overlap between these various tiers. To see where the iPhone might belong, we're comparing it against two Android devices. These two phones are specifically built to be less expensive than the manufacturer's current flagship devices. The ...

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    We're down to the home stretch here in the wait leading up to HTC's announcement of its next flagship smartphone, and the teasers have been coming in hot and heavy. Two days back, HTC dropped a new video playing up the presumed HTC 10's audio performance, and today it's showing us the flip side of that coin, delivering a new video that's all about the HTC 10's camera, and the high-quality shots it's capable of capturing. Just as it called the phone's audio output its “best BoomSound yet,” HTC's being similarly boastful with this camera teaser, promising us “the best-ever smartphone ...

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    The virtual reality revolution begins now. Well, as long as you’ve been quick to pre-order the consumer variant of the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive headset, and lucky enough to actually receive them among the very first in the world. Hot on the heels of its arch-rival, the HTC and Valve co-developed Vive started “arriving at homes around the world” yesterday, with orders placed at the time of this writing estimated to be fulfilled “around May.” Hailed by reviewers as “truly immersive”, game-changing and mesmerizing, the VR contraption is by no means affordable, costing $800 ...

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    HTC is quite stingy when it comes to first-party sales. It's been the case for both the One M9 and the One A9 and even the One M8 as all of those phones have retained their original full retail prices for the longest time. It's only when these Hot Deals come along that things start making sense. And hey, it's "spring cleaning" time, so there'd better be some inventory to clear out. The One M9, as flawed as you think it may be, is up for sale at $399 while the One A9 is currently $389 — less than even its debut promotional pricing. The 32GB Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 9 is just under $288 ...

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    Take a look at some of those leaked HTC 10 hardware pics, and if you had been a big fan of the dual front-facing stereo BoomSound speakers of One-series flagships past, you might be finding yourself pretty seriously disappointed: where'd its speakers go? There's that one very vanilla-looking earpiece up top, and and a fat lot of nothing down below. But that hasn't stopped HTC from teasing the phone with promises of big BoomSound sound, and the imagery it used sure suggested that stereo sound would return – even if that meant moving the bottom speaker to the phone's edge. While we still ...

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    In a little over a week form today, on April 12, HTC is going to announce its next flagship smartphone: that much, the company has outright confirmed already. And thanks to no shortage of leaks and official teasers, we have a reasonable idea of what to expect from this phone, the model we hope to see launch as the HTC 10. Well, maybe the availability of all this info surrounding the HTC 10 has left us feeling a little cocky, and prevented us from really considering the possibility that this event could be about something beyond just the HTC 10 itself. Now a new rumor suggests that HTC's ...

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    Gremlins in the system have not been friendly to the staffs at the makers of the two major VR headsets. For Oculus and its Rift product, CEO Brandon Iribe has gone ahead and subsidized shipping costs for all pre-orders made through April 1. First set of Rifts are going out slower than we orig estimated, so we're giving free shipping for all pre-orders, including international. — Brendan Iribe (@brendaniribe) April 2, 2016 The first Rifts were supposed to be all out the door by April 1, but many customers are still seeing shipments unannounced. A follow-up email to those customers says in ...

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    A couple days back we found ourselves checking out rumors of an upcoming high-end Xiaomi smartphone, the 5.7-inch Note 2 with a quad HD screen, pressure-sensitive touch panel, and options for as much as 6GB of RAM and maybe even 256GB storage. Powering this phone we'd supposedly find the Snapdragon 823 SoC, a heretofore unknown model that would presumably deliver some degree of improvement over the current Snapdragon 820 flagship. But what exactly? An octa-core configuration? Extra power savings? Today we pick up some possible new details about what to expect from the chip as we see it ...

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    April is finally upon us, and that means we're finally in the home stretch leading up to the launch of HTC's next smartphone flagship. The company has already confirmed an April 12 date for its announcement, and continues to release new teasers in the days leading up to the grand unveiling. We very much look forward to seeing what the next of those has to offer, but in the meantime we've got some launch-related HTC 10 news on a different front, as the smartphone appears to make its regulatory stop-in with the FCC, revealing a pair of model numbers in the process. Yesterday the FCC ...

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    If you're a smartphone fan who doesn't mind a few surprises being ruined, this year's been an absolutely fabulous time to be following the stories of upcoming models, as rumors and leaks absolutely devastate much hope of a flagship managing to keep its secrets under wraps until launch day. Whether we've been looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, or even Apple with its new iPhone SE, sources close to the development of this hardware have been eager to to give us early previews of what to expect, inundating us with spec reports, feature breakdowns, and pic after pic of hands-on goodness. ...

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    Did you know that, alongside the One M9 and A9, HTC also still sells the unlocked One M8 through its official US online store? Probably not, since the high-end veteran continues to cost $500 with Sprint and Verizon support. That’s preposterous, seeing as how you can actually score its sequel for less from Amazon and other third-party retailers. Meanwhile, the HTC 10 “threequel” is almost ready for its own commercial debut, so it’s time the Taiwanese OEM did something to clear up One M8 inventory. Rooting for a Tuesday-only “Hot Deal” to bring the two-year-old’s price down to ...

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    When we're dealing with an unannounced smartphone, we're often pretty limited in terms of the kind of data we get. Photos of leaked development handsets may not be great, failing to show the device from every angle (or just being a blurry mess in general). And while data sheets may give us an early sense of what sort of components to expect to see making up the phone's hardware, it can be tricky to form a strong sense of just how all that silicon will come together to deliver a speedy, fluid user experience. And while benchmarks may not be the end-all-be-all of measuring smartphone ...

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    We're getting closer to the official reveal of HTC's next flagship phone. Instead of trying to compete with LG and Samsung at MWC this year, HTC held back to give its newest phone a little space. Whether this strategy helps the company get a little more exposure, we're all anxiously waiting to see what the HTC 10 can deliver which might make it a proper competitor to LG G5s and Galaxy S7s. Here are the top five areas where HTC needs to blow people away to turn around its smartphone story. Audio Let's start with the one feature we're all fairly confident that HTC can deliver. For several ...

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    HTC's got a new flagship smartphone on the horizon, and the company's not shy about letting us know. Sure, the manufacturer's holding a few of its secrets close to its vest, and we're still not entirely confident just how the phone will be branded, but over the past several weeks HTC's been publishing a series of teaser images to whet our appetite for the presumptive HTC 10. While so far, we've seen all those teaser emerge from official channels, today we're checking out a new one that sure looks pretty legitimate, but has leaked in advance of HTC sharing the image itself. The new teaser ...

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    Thought you already heard it all regarding HTC’s make-or-break next flagship phone, dubbed simply 10 to cut family ties with the One M9, A9, M8 and M7? Think again, as fairly credible sources out of China now claim to have the scoop on pricing and configurations. You’ll want to sit down for this, as we come bearing pretty bad news. First of all, it seems there will be an underpowered HTC 10 model sold at least in Asia, with an octa-core Snapdragon 652, aka 620 processor in tow and 3GB RAM. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, since some people might show decent interest in a ...

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    For those of us who have not bought the HTC Vive and are wondering what's going on with it, here's something that will blow your mind. And that would not be good because you wouldn't really have a head to put a headset on. This is the organized mess that will come to those who paid $799 for it. Wanna know what's in it to make your virtually realistic dreams come true? In order from A to P: Two base stations A sync cable Two power adapters for the base station A mounting kit A link box A link box mounting pad A link box power adapter An HDMI cable A USB cable A pair of earbuds ...

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