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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...
HTC has scheduled a press event in Beijing, China for April 8, 2015, at which time it will unveil a new smartphone. The invitation carries the slogan, "More than One," which suggests it's getting ready to unveil the oft-leaked One M9 Plus (One M9+). It seems that most of the details are already floating around the web, though one thing the invitation seems to confirm is the presence of dual cameras.What appear to be dual cameras can be seen on the partial smartphone image that graces the press event invitation. This wouldn't be new territory for HTC, which equipped its One M8 with dual shooters... Read more...
And just like that, the man largely responsible for HTC’s meteoric rise in the smartphone market is out of the CEO seat. The company announced today that HTC’s board of directors has named co-founder Cher Wang to the top spot to replace Chou, who will now head up the HTC Future Development Lab.  Cher Wang will retain her board chairperson position as she assumes the CEO role. An analyst speculated to Reuters that the appointment of a board member could suggest trouble attracting an executive from outside the company. The market has been brutal of late, taking a toll on HTC’s sales... Read more...
Robert Downey Jr. melted many hearts last week when he showed up as Tony Stark to deliver a customized, bionic arm to a seven-year-old fan. The video went viral and showed how the thoughtfulness of others can make a lasting impression on a child. Today, however, Robert Downey Jr. is stepping back into his role as HTC spokesman, and the results are definitely more mixed. Ever since stepping into the role in 2013, Robert Downey Jr.’s commercials have been met with puzzled reactions and this year sees the arrival of nine new commercial “shorts.” All of the commercials are color-coded (i.e. white,... Read more...
You have to hand it to HTC, the first company to build an Android handset (HTC Dream, otherwise known as the T-Mobile G1), for which it was handsomely rewarded. Samsung and Apple have stolen the smartphone show in recent years, but rather than pack it in and call it quits, HTC continues to build solid Android devices, the newest of which is the HTC One M9. And should you purchase one, HTC will provide a year of accidental damage protection at no cost. It's part of the HTC's new "Uh Oh" program, and as described, it's nothing short of awesome. Should... Read more...
HTC’s recently unveiled One M9 will be one of the most sought after flagship smartphones this year. While it arguably doesn’t have the design panache of a device like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, it does bring with it a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot (something that the new Galaxy S6/S6 Edge can no longer claim), a 20MP rear camera, and a generous 2840 mAh battery. If you’d like to get your hands on a One M9 without paying a single penny, we have something that might be right up your alley. HTC this week announced a new U.S.-only contest that lasts... Read more...
The recently announced HTC One M9 may be the “new hotness” with its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and upgraded cameras, but there are still millions of customers out there rocking the previous generation One M8. One M8 users on T-Mobile received their OTA Lollipop update on February 9 and nearly a month later, it’s time for Verizon customers to enjoy some sweet Lollipop goodness. The OTA Update, which is Software Version SU4A – 3.28.605.9, SU4B – 4.17.605.5, includes Lollipop-based improvements to the Notification Panel, Lock Screen, and Recent Apps. Google’s Material Design language... Read more...
If the transition from the Galaxy S4 to Galaxy S5 was disappointing to customers and detrimental to Samsung’s smartphone sales/earnings, we have to wonder if the same fate will befall HTC. We hope not, but the HTC One M9’s specs have been officially revealed, and for better or worse, it’s more of the same. As we have detailed in previous articles, the HTC One M9 carries on the same design theme that we first saw with the One M7 and continued with the One M8. It’s a clean, sleek, industrial look, but it would have been nice to see HTC spice things up a bit. With Samsung swinging for the fences design-wise... Read more...
We’re just a little over a week away from the official unveil of HTC’s next generation flagship: the One M9. The smartphone will be unveiled in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress, but that isn’t stopping new renders of the One M9 in its final form from leaking to the Internet. German Retailer CyberPort posted press renders of the One M9 in a few different color combinations including gunmetal grey and gold/silver. Not surprisingly, the renders match up nicely with leaked photos that we’ve already seen of the One M9. For better or worse, the One M9 isn’t a drastic departure from the current... Read more...
HTC's desire to jump into the smartwatch category has been ongoing for some time now, though it's taking a patient approach in hopes of avoiding a product failure. Newly leaked information also suggests that HTC isn't interested in releasing a run-of-mill Android wearable that will blend in with the rest. Instead, the device will run a home brewed OS that supports both Android and iOS phones.That's coming from Upleaks, which posted a bunch of details on the device, including its codename "PETRA." It will be HTC's first wearable and it will run the company's own RTOS. We're not sure what that stands... Read more...
The wait for Android 5.0 will soon be over for T-Mobile customers that have HTC’s flagship One M8. HTC’s VP of Product Management, Mo Versi, reported via Twitter that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update would be pushed out over-the-air (OTA) starting tomorrow (February 9). HTC One (M8) T-Mobile owners! Lollipop OS Technical Approval has been received! OTA to start on Monday. #HTCAdvantage— Mo (@moversi) February 7, 2015 Lollipop updates have been dropping at a furious pace in recent days. Just in the past week, Verizon released the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5, while Sprint has sent... Read more...
Remember when the video of a drunk David Hasselhoff eating a cheeseburger surfaced? It showed just how far the former Knight Rider and Baywatch star had fallen, though to his credit, he's since recovered from a PR standpoint. Likewise, maybe HTC can recover from a rap video it posted to YouTube in which the Android pioneer takes repeated swings at Apple and Samsung. It's actually rather sad that it's come to this. We're all for having fun on the Internet, but this seems like a desperate attempt at regaining its former glory -- it was HTC that kicked off the Android movement with the T-Mobile G1... Read more...
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