The HTC Butterfly is out, sporting a full HD screen, a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and an 8MP camera. The phone is the international version of Verizon’s Droid DNA and the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly. Previous rumors have suggested that this phone will be called HTC DLX/Deluxe, but HTC decided for something less tacky. Check out the official HTC Butterfly image gallery after the jump.
HTC has been in the doldrums for the past year or so, having been fast overtaken by other smartphone manufacturers, particularly Samsung and Apple. In fact, the company’s revenues had declined in the past four months. But even as analysts have predicted the demise of HTC, it seems the Taiwanese company is bouncing back.
In case you forgot, Apple and Samsung are about to face each other in U.S. courts again in a new episode of the first lawsuit between the two companies in the country. Earlier this summer Apple was awarded a favorable verdict, with the jury saying that Samsung has to pay $1.05 billion in damages to the iPhone maker.
Rumors: HTC’s next flagship is codenamed M7, might hit the stores in March to fight off the Galaxy S4
The next big thing for HTC will be a device codenamed M7, that is slated to hit the market in March 2013. According to Taiwanese media reports, the M7 will feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor, a 5-inch full HD display, a 13MP camera, and a metal (aluminum, we presume) unibody shell.
While Samsung and Apple’s patent war continues to wage on, HTC and Apple settled their differences last month with a ten-year patent licensing deal. Now a court in California has ordered that the HTC-Apple patent agreement must be disclosed in the upcoming Samsung-Apple hearing on December 6th.
Mind-boggling full HD display – check. Decent battery, at least considering the size and resolution of that panel – check. Absolute software freedom, spiced with unlockable bootloader and kernel source code released – check, check and check.
Looking to get your hands on a new HTC smartphone? Tomorrow Best Buy will offer $99 off on select HTC handsets.
In addition to Apple, which has been battling Android device makers in courts for a couple of years, Microsoft also went after the same companies with patent infringement claims.
comScore on Friday released a new study that takes a look at the U.S. mobile landscape revealing that Samsung and Apple are the top handset makers in the region.
After being hit by a series of bad news in the past months, it looks like Sony Mobile can end 2012 on a good note. The Xperia maker has snatched the title of the second best-selling Android manufacturer in the UK from HTC.