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If virtual reality headsets are going to truly break into the mainstream market, there needs to be a lot of content for consumers to devour, and it has to be easily accessible. In recognition of those requisites, HTC's Vive team today announced the global launch of Viveport, its own app store for a variety of VR content and experiences including, education, music, sports, and more. To kick things off, many of what HTC calls "super-hit" titles are available at a discounted rate of just $1 for the next 48 hours. These include Mars Odyssey (normally $7.99), The Music Room Mini (normally $29), Firebird... Read more...
HTC hasn’t exactly found a winning sales formula with its flagship Android smartphones, and its most recent mid-range entry — the One A9s — didn’t exactly win over the critics. However, HTC is looking to try again with its new Desire 10 smartphones, which add a dash of style to its mainstream Android offerings. The two smartphones — the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle — are nearly indistinguishable from one another on the outside, sharing the same sleek exterior design. Both are constructed primarily of glass (5.5-inch display size) and plastic, but they do include metal trim and gold accents... Read more...
It's been a long time since HTC was the top dog in mobile, a position now held by either Apple or Samsung (depending on your vantage point and criteria). Unfortunately for HTC, it's new One A9s isn't going to help the company reclaim its former glory. It's a decidedly mid-range handset, though that in and of itself isn't the problem.What's at issue here is how it compares to its predecessor, the One A9, a phone we reviewed in 2015 that left us "wanting more" because of its "mid-range internal hardware combined with the somewhat small battery and higher than we expected price tag." Rather than improve... Read more...
The HTC 10 is a perfectly competent flagship Android smartphone (see our review here), but it launched with what some thought was a rather lofty price tag: $699 unlocked. And faced with stiff competition from deep-pocketed Samsung and its Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge flagships, HTC hasn’t exactly found thundering sales success with the smartphone. Earlier this week, we revealed that T-Mobile has already kicked the HTC 10 out after less than three months of availability. In fact, T-Mobile dropped the HTC 10 faster than it did the sales bomb otherwise known as the BlackBerry Priv. However, HTC is taking... Read more...
The running rumor is that Google has tapped HTC to build both of its 2016 Nexus phones, each one set to debut with Android 7.0 Nougat. Of the two, the one codenamed Sailfish is the smaller handset, presumably with a screen size of 5 inches, versus the larger Marlin phone that's said to sport a 5.5-inch display. If you're wondering what they'll look like, some low quality photos of the former give an early glimpse, assuming they're legit shots. Photos of the unreleased handset ended up in the hands of Android Police, which said it's 100 percent positive it's Sailfish that's pictured, not the larger... Read more...
Now might be the time to strike if you have been wanting to get your hands on the HTC 10, but weren't a fan of its price tag. The smartphone is currently $599 USD (instead of $699) and also comes with a $100 credit for accessories. HTC launched its flagship smartphone this past April and it packs in Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon SoC, HTC's highest-resolution UltraPixel camera sensor to date, and 24-bit Hi-Res sound (you can read HotHardware’s review of the HTC 10 right here). Ordering from the website directly offers some additional benefits. The “Carbon Grey” color for example, is exclusive... Read more...
HTC is hitting the smartphone market with a splash  - a micro splash that is. The company just released the HTC Desire 530, a phone with a retro-style micro splash finish and respectable audio and camera systems. Nigel Newby-House, AVP of Product Planning at HTC remarked, “At HTC we want to bring people the most progressive devices with features customers love. The new HTC Desire 530 is the most unique Desire available – combining our micro splash finish with impressive audio and high quality cameras, all at an incredible price.” The Desire 530 boasts a 5 megapixel front-facing camera that... Read more...
HTC is rumored to be taking over duties for both Nexus smartphones that will ship later this year to highlight Android 7.0 Nougat. The bigger of the two smartphones is codenamed Marlin, and Android Police has revealed the specs of the device (the well-connected purveyor of all things Android rates its confidence in the information at 9 out of 10).(Image Source: Dominic Sherony/flicker) According to its sources, Marlin will feature: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC (but no word on if it’s Snapdragon 820, 821 or 823)4GB RAM32GB/128GB of storage5.5" QHD AMOLED display12MP main camera, 8MP selfie... Read more...
HTC has major plans for the VR industry. The company announced that it has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, HTC Vive Tech Corporation, and that it is leading the development of the VR Venture Capital Alliance. All of these plans were announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. HTC stated, “HTC can confirm that it has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, HTC Vive Tech Corporation, as a vehicle for developing strategic alliances to help build the global VR ecosystem.” Although this company remains under HTC’s control, potential HTC Vive deals will be made separate from the larger... Read more...
A few weeks back, we gave you our initial take on the retail-ready HTC Vive virtual reality kit. While we were able to explain the Vive’s specifications, setup, configuration, and give some opinions on the experience, at that point, we hadn’t had the kit long enough to form any solid, concrete opinions. We had experience with multiple versions of the Vive throughout its development cycle, but we thought playing with the retail version for only a few days wasn’t enough time to truly understand it, so we held off on making any final recommendations. We have, however, worked with the Vive for a number... Read more...
It's hard not to cringe whenever HTC releases an earnings report these days, though if you're hoping for the handset maker to turn its fortunes around, its latest financial report is especially stomach turning. HTC's revenue during the first quarter for the period ending March 31, 2016, plummeted 64 percent to NT$14.8 billion (around $463 million), down from NT$41.52 billion (around $1.3 billion) in the first quarter of 2015.That led to an operating loss of NT$4.8 billion (around $150 million), down from posting a profit of NT$360 million (around $11.6 million) in the same quarter a year ago. It's... Read more...
We were pleasantly surprised by HTC’s latest entry into the flagship Android smartphone market: the HTC 10. That smartphone packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, 5.2-inch QHD display, and a chiseled exterior design. Now the Taiwanese device maker is turning its attention to the mid-range market with the new HTC One S9. The One S9 won’t blow your socks off with jaw-dropping specs given its place in HTC’s smartphone lineup, so you’ll find a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 SoC powering the device, which is paired with just 2GB of RAM. While the HTC 10 features 32GB of onboard storage, the One S9 features just... Read more...
HTC launched its latest flagship smartphone on Tuesday, the aptly named HTC 10. The HTC 10 is the follow-up to devices the HTC M9 and M10 (sans the letter designation), and as such, it has a similar design language and high-end feature set. The HTC 10, however, packs some of the latest mobile hardware currently available, including Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon SoC, HTC's highest-resolution UltraPixel camera sensor to date, and 24-bit Hi-Res sound, all wrapped up in a rigid, durable metal unibody. The HTC 10 HTC has also done some interesting things with the software on the HTC 10. In addition to... Read more...
HTC unveiled its latest flagship smartphone to world early this morning, the HTC 10. If you missed our original coverage of the announcement, we’ve got it posted up for you right here. Earlier this evening, however, we were able to spend some time with HTC at an event in New York City and got some hands on time with the new phone. HTC has asked that we hold any benchmarks, technical data, or impressions of the 10’s camera performance until the full review goes live (which should be in a couple of days), but if you want a quick tour of the phone, we’ve got the goods for you here.... Read more...
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