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HTC is struggling badly financially, but to its credit the company refuses to go down without a fight. In addition to looking into the lower range of the handset market to regain some revenue flow, HTC is rolling out the HTC Advantage program which essentially promises the best possible customer service for those who... Read more...
Call it the “Little Caesars’ approach”, if you will: If you’re struggling against the competition on the high end, do an end-around and tackle the low end. That’s the approach HTC is reportedly attempting with its smartphone portfolio as the company slogs through continued dismal... Read more...
HTC may have seen better days, but that doesn't mean the handset maker is ready to throw in the white towel. Quite the opposite, rumor has it there are plans to launch a second generation HTC One device in a couple of months. It will feature a larger display than the current HTC One's 4.7-inch panel and also sport an... Read more...
HTC is not starting out the new year on a strong note; the company lost a patent case to Nokia in a Munich court that affects all HTC Android devices in Germany. At issue is a technology for a "method for transferring resource information" (such a URL) between two devices via Bluetooth or NFC technology. This gives... Read more...
HTC has begun rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat software for owners of the HTC One Unlocked and HTC One Developer Edition handsets over the holiday weekend, and in the process has started to make good on a previous promise to equip every HTC One device in the U.S. with Google's latest and greatest version of Android... Read more...
Benchmarking is serious business, and we're not saying that tongue-in-cheek. Buying decisions are often made based on how well a product benchmarks, which is why we spend so much time putting hot (and sometimes not-so-hot) hardware through their paces. However, benchmarks are only meaningful when there's a level... Read more...
FreedomPop’s free smartphone plan seemed to strike a chord with the masses, because the company immediately sold out when it launched the free service (with a $99 HTC Evo Design 4G handset) last month. The mobile market disrupter is expanding its service offerings by allowing users to bring their own... Read more...
My first smartphone was a T-Mobile G1, otherwise known as the HTC Dream. Not only was it my first, but it was also the introductory Android phone. It didn't take long for better and faster Android devices to come out, many of which were built by HTC. If you followed the tech scene back then, you would have seen stories about HTC posting record... Read more...
Samsung found itself in a little bit of trouble for its role in an Internet campaign in which marketing firms were compensated for posting positive reviews of its products and negative write-ups for handsets belonging to rival HTC. Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) began investigating the claims earlier this year... Read more...
What happens when the world's largest online retailer teams up with the smartphone maker that helped pioneer Android as viable alternative to iOS in the smartphone space? We may soon find out. Word on the web is that Amazon and HTC are in discussions about building a handset for users of Amazon's Prime service. There have been several rumors... Read more...
Lenovo, the top PC manufacturer in the world in terms of shipment numbers and market share, may be looking to rise in the ranks of mobile handsets, as well. There's a rumor going around claiming Lenovo is in hush-hush talks with HTC about taking over its smartphone business. The two firms have reportedly been meeting... Read more...
Gilded phones seem to be all the all the rage lately, with Apple having released a gold colored iPhone 5S and Samsung reportedly following suit with a golden version of its Galaxy S4 device. Well, it looks like gold fever has struck HTC as well, though unlike its two aforementioned competitors, HTC is planning go... Read more...
Adobe is trying to downplay a recent security breach by saying that "cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," and even though that might be true, it's unlikely to provide comfort to the 2.9 million customers whose data was compromised. Hackers made off with Adobe customer IDs... Read more...
Egads, talk about a tale of two different tech firms moving in completely opposite directions. Let's start with Samsung, the South Korean handset maker that's becoming the face of Android in the smartphone space. For the second year in a row, Samsung posted record earnings with an operating profit of 38.5 trillion... Read more...
HTC's quarterly earnings just rolled in, and they are pretty far from the modern definition of "rosey." But, that's not exactly a surprise given the firm's stuggles in recent quarters. There are multiple schools of thought when it comes to the idea of getting HTC back on track; the company makes outstanding hardware... Read more...
When you think of wireless service plans, you generally think of floating dollar signs. A solid mobile plan that includes a modicum of voice minutes, texts, and data is expensive no matter how you slice it, and some in the market are pushing hard to disrupt that model. FreedomPop, which has been around for a year and has offered freemium wireless... Read more...
Leaks are all-too-common in the tech industry, and really, they can come from virtually anywhere. Sometimes, people at the source of the product manufacturing could spill the beans, and other times, people at the company's HQ can feel a little mischievous. Sometimes, it could even be a completely unrelated party, such... Read more...
In the early days of Android, HTC practically had a license to print money. We don't mean that literally, mind you, but quarter after quarter, HTC's revenues and profits continued to soar as it capitalized on what was fast becoming the most popular mobile operating system the world had ever seen. Certainly the landscape is different now, and... Read more...
The HTC One is a nice-looking phone (our review here), and it’s shown up in black, red, blue, and sexy silver, but now HTC’s flagship phone may be donning a more audacious gown. According to leaked photos from Sina Weibo (it’s behind a login screen), there may be a gold-colored HTC One in the works, as well. Yes, gold, just... Read more...
On Labor Day, Microsoft and Nokia issued a press release confirming that Nokia's devices division was being wholly acquired by Microsoft. It was a fairly short release, and just like that, it was done. But here's the thing: while it was easy to announce, it took a ton of work to get where we are today. The New York... Read more...
If you've been patiently waiting for an Android 4.3-based CyanogenMod to arrive, prepare to get excited. Well, as long as you're the type that doesn't mind playing around with entirely experimental software, that is. On its official G+ page, the developers behind CyanogenMod say that not all devices are supported at the moment, but those that... Read more...
If you've been in the market for a new Android smartphone but haven't yet bitten the bullet, then you might be happy to know that LG has just made your decision-making process a lot more interesting - that is, if you don't mind having the largest Android flagship around. At 5.2-inch, LG's just-announced G2 isn't going... Read more...
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