We all have been speculating since the announcement of Ice Cream Sandwich, which devices would be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0 or not. Thankfully, HTC has just provided some information that some of us are going to love and others are going to hate. Almost a month ago, I created a list of my predictions on which phones would receive ICS, and which ones may not. Most of the phones announced by HTC to get the upgrade were on my list. We now know, based off what HTC has told us, that this includes the HTC Sensation line, the HTC Rezound – announced last week, HTC EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, and the HTC Amaze 4G. Here’s the official word from HTC:
HTC knows [...]
It will be Canada’s turn to be amazed by the high-end image capabilities of the HTC Amaze 4G, which is now en route to TELUS Canada and arriving on November 4.
A tipster has generously provided MobileSyrup a leaked screenshot of the mobile phone’s official release date and corresponding prices culled from an internal TELUS document.
The device will carry a price of CA$100 with 3-year contract with TELUS. A two-year contract with the carrier will raise the cost a bit to CA$500, and a one-year contract will put the phone price at CA$550. Full retail price of the HTC Amaze comes at an amazing CA$600.
Too excited for the official unveiling on Thursday, Verizon already has adorned its stores with flyers that feature the much-anticipated HTC Rezound. Most of everything there is to know about this device can now be confirmed, especially with a video on YouTube showcasing a prototype.
Sent by tipsters to Droid Life, the new flyers, perhaps posted early by enthusiastic Verizon employees, display three smartphones that will take advantage of the telecom’s blazingly fast LTE standard. Showing off in front is the new HTC Rezound displaying some love for Joe Jonas and equipped with Beats-compatible earbuds. Right behind it are the LG [...]
The newest member to the HTC Sensation family is now available in the UK. The monstrous 4.7″ display on this equally substantial device comes with Beats Audio, and has now officially made its debut in the UK. It’s available in both subsidized and SIM free options.
Available on contract from Three, one of the UK’s top carriers, the phone will be available for free with a new two-year, £40 per month contract which includes all you can eat data. For those of you who fancy some Beats action but not the contract, Clove is also offering the device from today SIM free and unlocked for £486.
The Sensation XL comes out the [...]
Kevin Tofel from Gigaom seems to think that even though HTC has seen incredible growth so far, also proven by their latest quarter results, they might start seeing flat growth very soon, and I tend to agree with him on this. If they want to keep growing, HTC will need to re-evaluate their strategy very soon.
HTC has a few problems that will expand in the future, from higher prices compared to competition for similar specs, the rise of inexpensive smartphones from Huawei and ZTE, to lack of patents and having to purchase a lot of technologies to put into their phones, while others like Samsung can build them themselves.
But I think the biggest problem not just [...]
It’s been another huge quarter for the people over at HTC. According to the company’s third quarter earnings report released today, net income rose to NT $18.68 billion (about $624.6 million) this quarter – a 68% increase over their third quarter of 2010, and a 7% bump from the last quarter when HTC reported record profits. Revenue, meanwhile, rose by 79% on the year to NT $135.8 billion (around $4.54 billion), which the manufacturer attributed to “strong brand recognition, leading product portfolio and expanded distribution channels.” On a regional level, HTC saw the strongest growth in China, where sales increased by a factor of nine over the [...]
The HTC Rezound, aka HTC Vigor, has stopped by the FCC before, but they just revisited our friends at the FCC again, adding a really awesome new feature: wireless charging! Couldn’t we all use this feature? According to the FCC, the differences from the HTC Rezound’s first visit to the FCC in September are:
the device has added an all new “wireless charging back cover.” The same wireless inductive charging found on those fancy Sonicare toothbrushes.
The remainder of 2011 will be loaded with great new Android devices. Verizon has said they will be announcing or releasing a new Android device every week for the rest of 2011. Now that is a lot [...]
I wonder if the Android manufacturers, especially the top 5 ones – Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and Sony – can sleep well at night knowing how many millions of devices they’ve left behind without upgrading them even for a year, or many times without upgrading them at all. I’m thinking they sleep pretty well, knowing they sold the devices to customers, and now they don’t have to care about them anymore. Because if they didn’t, then they’d probably actually do something about it, wouldn’t they?
This graph has been going around the web for the past couple of days, and while I think it was created with some [...]
The LTE-capable HTC Raider, formerly codenamed the HTC Holiday–is heading to Canada through mobile networks Bell and Rogers.
Rogers has announced that the HTC Raider is heading to stores today, with a marked price of $149.99 for a 3-year contract and $574.99 full retail price. On the other hand, the device will reach Bell’s store on November 1, as reflected in Bell’s updated product page for the HTC Raider. The device will reportedly carry a price of $169.95 on a 3-year contract and $499.95 full retail price–although Bell has not yet published confirmation about the pricing for the smartphone.
The HTC Raider will also be reaching Canada [...]