New benchmarks have turned up on the GLBenchmark website, showing a phone known as the HTC PM63100. This 1.7Ghz, 1196 x 720, Android 4.0.4 smartphone could be the successor to the HTC One X.
The device, which goes by the codename “Evitareul”, is likely a new iteration of the HTC One XL which has the codenamne “Evita.” The new phone has a 1.7Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, making it 200Mhz faster than the 1.5GHz CPU used in the One X. The system information captured by GLBenchmark shows the phone running Android 4.0.4 but given that Jelly Bean is now available as source code and that devices like the Nexus 7 are starting to ship with it, then it is [...]
Another quarter, another sales projection revised downwards for the world’s 5th smartphone maker. Despite the release of HTC’s stellar One series of smartphones in the second quarter, it seems the Taiwanese couldn’t quite muster up the sales they needed to meet the company’s initial sales forecast for the quarter. HTC has slashed its Q2 2012 sales target to $3.03 billion, down 13.3% from $3.51 billion.
Speaking to an analyst, HTC chief financial officer Chia-Lin Chang said that the revised Q2 sales forecast is due to the lower than anticipated sales from European customers. “A bigger softness is from Europe than the US,” he explained. While this can be an indication [...]
Much of the online media (guilty, we admit), as well as many end users seem to be totally in love with the new HTC One series (including the flagship One X, the slim One S, and the entry-level One V). Despite that, HTC has announced that none of its current One smartphones will be heading to Verizon, the nations’s largest carrier.
According to Jeff Gordon (the HTC spokesman, not the NASCAR pilot), “Verizon is not going to be carrying either of the HTC One devices currently announced”. If the same treatment will be applied to future smartphones in the HTC One series, that’s too early to tell.
Instead of carrying the One X (as many Verizon [...]
After a couple of years of great success in the smartphone business, things have abruptly (but not surprisingly) started going downhill for HTC. The last three months of 2011 and the first of 2012 have been pretty horrific for the Taiwanese, with sales, revenues, and profit all going down massively.
However, if we are to trust the company’s latest forecast, it seems that things could well pick up for HTC soon enough, with a second quarter of 2012 expected to bring a 55% increase in revenues.
HTC’s predictions might hint towards pretty strong One sales, but should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. I mean, usually, these forecasts come true or at [...]
I have always been a huge fan of HTC’s devices, right from the introduction of the first Android OS phone, the G1, all the way through to the Sensation series. With the One series just on the horizon, what does HTC have in store? Last year represented a drop in both market share and mind share for HTC, as they acquiesced from their top spot atop the Android podium. Even I was not surprised that HTC squandered its Android-device dominance from years past to the likes of Samsung, which released some exceptional products last year. Sadly, and as was expected, this translated into a very mediocre year for HTC in 2011.
It now seems that the company from Taiwan has [...]
[Update: Corrected One S availability information, and added details about One V. Thank you, Nicolas]
The new HTC One series is part of HTC’s strategy to simplify the branding (and naming convention) of all its Android smartphones. Following a very successful showcase at Mobile World Congress 2012 at the end of February, all eyes are now on HTC to announce the release date of its three new One smartphones – the HTC One X, One S, and One V.
Digitimes reported that HTC plans to ship the One series in March, with an initial shipment target of 400,000 units per month. While there’s no specific worldwide release date yet, the company is aiming to have the [...]
Historically, HTC smartphones were well-known for their design and hardware, but in one important aspect, they lagged behind the competition, and that is cameras. While over the last years, models such as the Sensation 4G repaired some of that bad reputation, HTC just couldn’t claim that it offers top-notch cameras on their smartphones.
But that’s about to change. To promote the freshly launched One series, including the One X, One S, and One V, HTC put emphasis on two major attributes – the authentic sound (the phones integrate Beats Audio technology) and the amazing camera. And from what we’ve seen so far, HTC has finally nailed it when it [...]
I’m sure HTC fans will remember this image. It’s the HTC 1 concept made a designer called Andrew Kim, who was obviously a big fan of HTC at the time, too. It got picked up by some major blogs, and became quite popular because it was a very interesting design compared to what was on the market in early 2010. It still does appeal, I believe, although it’s made a little outdated by its thickness. Even HTC doesn’t make phones that thick anymore, even though they’ve been lagging behind others in the past, when it comes to device thinness.Where to now, HTC?
HTC’s new strategy [...]