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HTC isn’t exactly at the top of its game these days. The company’s flagship One M9, while competent, has failed to reverse its weakening position in the smartphone market. Competition from the likes of Apple (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and Samsung (with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge) has been incredibly fierce, with Apple dominating the smartphone market in profits. With HTC not having much luck at the high-end, the company is moving down a few rungs by sprucing up its popular, mid-range Desire lineup. The new smartphones include the Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626, and Desire 626s.... Read more...
HTC holds a place in history in helping to pioneer the Android platform. Back in those days, HTC was kicking tail and taking names, and more importantly, making some serious bank. Things have changed since Android was a newborn on the smartphone scene, and now HTC finds itself slashing sales forecasts and putting up with takeover rumors. Though HTC contends it isn't for sale, the company is looking for ways to turn around it fortunes, and one of those ways is through ads. In what seems like a bad move to us, HTC this week began rolling out an update to its BlinkFeed... Read more...
HTC seems rather perturbed at reports suggesting that the company may be acquired by ASUS. Adding fuel to the speculative fire, ASUS Chief Financial Officer David Chang recently confessed that it's a topic that's come up internally at his company. Combined with HTC's recent smartphone slump and backwards adjusted sales forecast, it's easy to see how a merger might make sense, except that HTC adamantly denies the reports. "We strongly deny the news. We didn't contact ASUS and will not consider the acquisition," HTC said in a news release. "As an international brand, HTC will continue to... Read more...
HTC is patting itself on the back for working to improve various aspects of its flagship One M9 after its release. We we recently reviewed the One M9 and had mostly good things to say about the device, and following the newest update, One M9 owners can expect the built-in camera to take better pics, improved battery life, and less heat generated while charging. In regards to the camera, HTC says the update tweaks the auto-exposure balance algorithm to improve overall dynamic range, resulting in images that come to life with more detail and color balance, particularly when snapping photos in bright... Read more...
HTC’s needed a big hit to reinvigorate its efforts in the smartphone world. Once a dominant player in the early days of Google’s Android operating system, HTC has seen its smartphone fortunes crumble amidst rival Android maker Samsung and profit king Apple. When you throw in Chinese powerhouses like Huawei and Xiaomi, HTC’s outlook in the smartphone market has become even cloudier. HTC was supposed to turn things around with the One M9 flagship smartphone (read the HotHardware review here), the follow-up to last year One M8. However, consumers have been slow to warm up to HTC’s newest flagship.... Read more...
What is it with big technology companies putting out horrendous advertisements? Microsoft has a long history of ads that miss the mark, everything from signing up Jerry Seinfeld to go shopping for shoes to the downright bizarre that defy explanation, and it looks like HTC is trying hard to follow in Microsoft's footsteps. HTC's latest attempt at marketing its flagship phone, the One M9, is a fictional drug called Cellami, or metalidone boomsoundide. No joke. Cellami is for people who struggle with afflictions known as bi-phonal displeasure disorder, SAD (Samsung Affective Disorder, or iOS (irritable... Read more...
As has become the norm, major smartphone manufacturers are expected to launch a new version of their flagship phones annually. On top of that, the average consumer expects greater improvements and features with each successive release. It’s a tall order to meet such demands on an annual cycle, but that’s exactly where many of the major players find themselves. Now on its third iteration, the One line of high-end Android phones by HTC is hitting the market. It comes right around two years after the One M7, and just under a year after last year's HTC One M8. Casually glancing at the One M9, you’d... Read more...
The HTC One family just grew by, well, one with the addition of the One M9+ (or One M9 Plus, if you prefer), a fancy-pants phone with a spacious 5.2-inch Quad HD display (2560x1440) and all-metal design. Essentially a larger doppelganger of the of the original One M9 and only HTC's second Quad HD device (the other being the One E9+ released a week ago), the M9+ is curiously only available in China.Why only China? According to HTC, it's because the One M9+ is the result of "working closely with mobile operators" in the region to offer a specific set of specifications and radio network compatibility.... Read more...
While we're still awaiting for a formal announcement, word on the web is that HTC will unveil a new smartphone sometime today, one that take its place in between the company's mid-range and flagship offerings. Dubbed the One M8s, it looks an awfully lot like the One M8, though it's just a little bit thicker at 9.55mm versus 9.35mm. Looks aside, these are several differences between the two devices. The One M8s features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 System-on-Chip (Soc) and 2GB of LPDDR3 memory powering the 5-inch Full HD 1080p display. Storage chores are handled by 16GB of built-in NAND flash memory... Read more...
Apple isn’t content with setting sales and profits records off the backs of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones (Apple sold over 74 million iPhones during Q4 2014, and recorded profit of $18 billion for fiscal Q1 2015). The company is now going directly after Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users by enticing them to trade in their devices for a brand spankin’ new iPhone at Apple retail stores. Apple has offered a trade-in program that allows you to trade in an hand over an old iPhone for credit towards the purchase of a new model since 2013, but this is the first time that the company... Read more...
When Valve unveiled its VR solution at GDC earlier this month, no one was surprised - outside of the fact that it'd be partnering with HTC. Given the somewhat odd pairing, it was hard to speculate whether or not the two companies had a hit on their hands. After all, while there was no real competition out there when Oculus first hit the scene, the year ahead is going to see an explosion of VR gear hit the market. With their Vive, though, Valve and HTC are confident. So confident, in fact, that they're willing to take a financial hit to get developer kits into the hands of those capable of creating... Read more...
HTC just released its flagship One M9 smartphone in the U.S., priced at $649 unlocked. But that isn’t the only new smartphone coming from the HTC camp these days; the company just officially announced the One E9+ phablet for the Chinese market. Whereas the 5-inch One M9 makes do with a 1080p display, the One E9+ ups the ante with a 5.5-inch QHD display (535 PPI). Powering the phone is MediaTek MT6795M SOC, which is comparable in layout to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (two Cortex A57 cores, two Cortex A53 cores). The smartphone is equipped with 2GB of RAM, and has 16GB of internal storage (expandable... Read more...
HTC parted ways with another executive this week, though the company didn’t indicate who had initiated the split. Jonah Becker, the lead designer on HTC’s One M9 smartphone, announced his departure on Twitter yesterday. The move follows the departure of HTC co-founder Peter Chou from the CEO spot a little more than a week ago. Unlike Becker, who has left the company entirely, Chou is staying on as the head of HTC’s Future Development Lab. HTC has been battered in recent years by competing with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market. Sales have improved lately, and the flagship One M9, which... Read more...
HTC’s One M9 is about to make its U.S. debut tomorrow at midnight on the four major U.S. wireless carriers. The nation’s second largest wireless carrier, AT&T, announced that the One M9 will be available to order starting tomorrow, and orders received before 1:00 PM CT will ship the same day. The phone will be available nationwide in AT&T retail stores starting on April 10. Customers can purchase the flagship smartphone via AT&T for $199.99 with a new, two-year contract or choose from one of three Next installment plans to pay off the phone (with $0 down). Next 24, Next 18, and Next... Read more...
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