Dual-SIM phones have been around since the early 2000s, so they aren’t really anything out of the ordinary these days. But when a dual-SIM device is being released by a major manufacturer such as HTC (or Sony, for that matter), it’s certainly something to behold, at least for a while.
Below you’ll find some hands-on pictures of the dual-SIM HTC Desire V, as posted by CNET Asia, along with their brief impression of the phone.
First, here’s a quick reminder about the HTC Desire V’s specs. The phone comes with a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A processor, enhanced Adreno 200 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 5MP rear camera with LED [...]
One of the ingredients in the Android Fragmentation soup is the extra UIs that companies like Samsung and HTC add on top of the standard Android interface. These extras help differentiate one company’s phone over another. The problem is that for app developers to make use of these extras they need access to a software development kit which exposes the relevant APIs.
HTC’s SDK is called the “OpenSense SDK” and according to the phone maker, it “enables deeper integration into the HTC Sense experience.” To do this in the HTC OpenSense SDK, which is available as an Android SDK add-on through the Android SDK manager, provides access to the HTC [...]
If HTC’s One X is your high-end smartphone of choice these days, but you’re not very comfortable with that Android ICS/Sense 4 UI software combination, there’s only one thing to do. Yes, I’m talking about flashing one of the cool and functional custom ROMs available around the web. But before doing that you’ll need to unlock the bootloader.
Up until now, to do that, you were forced to use a Windows or Linux-based computer, and, as usual, Mac users were left hanging for a solution for their favorite platform. That’s all in the past, however, thanks to XDA Senior Member jnichols959, who has come up with a bootloader SuperCID unlock script made to work on Apple’s Macs and [...]
According to HTC chairperson Cher Wang, the Taiwanese manufacturer has no intention to remain passive in front of the recent challenges it faced, such as the temporary ban of the AT&T HTC One X and the Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE or the increasingly competitive rival manufacturers. In order to overcome these challenges, Wang has announced that the main focus for HTC in the following months will be the strengthening of their retail channel connections.
Retail channel deployment is exactly the area where HTC’s main competitors, Samsung and Apple work their real magic. Unfortunately for HTC, the two aforementioned companies have a lot more retail strings they can pull (on a [...]
Although it’s a player in the high-end market first and foremost, HTC is also thinking of tech users on a lower budget. The Desire C, also known as the Golf some time ago, was unveiled last month and is slowly, but steadily, entering the entry-level markets in several key regions.
Released in the UK a couple of weeks back, HTC’s newest ICS-powered smartphone will start selling in India by the end of this week. Buy the Price is the first retailer to put the Desire C up for pre-order, but unfortunately the asking price seems a bit steep.
We suspected (or rather hoped) to see the Desire C retail for a maximum of $200, but that’s not the case in either UK or India. [...]
Following the less than favorable ruling from International Trade Commission regarding HTC’s use of Google-given patents in its lengthy legal battle with Apple, the Taiwanese phone maker has revealed that it will continue with its plan to acquire S3 Graphics — in a bid to build its patent arsenal.
During the company’s annual shareholders’ general meeting, HTC general counsel Grace Lei said that “S3’s patent for portfolio is valid and strong, and we have decided to complete the purchase of S3 after a cautious statement.”
Once the $300 million purchase is finalized, HTC will gain access to S3’s trove of 270 patents, which have been licensed to various [...]
HTC and Apple are involved in a complex legal battle, with both companies suing each other for alleged patent infringement in the USA. But so far only Apple is receiving favorable verdicts, and the iPhone maker has just been granted another win with the ITC.
ITC Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender ruled that HTC can’t use patents borrowed from Google in one of its cases against Apple, and therefore the Taiwanese company will only have three patents to attack with, out of the eight it initially started this ITC lawsuit with.
The judge ruled in favor of Apple saying that HTC does not have standing, or the right to sue, for those five [...]
It’s not exactly a secret that Qualcomm is paying the price for the immense success of its 28nm Snapdragon S4, as it struggles to produce enough chipsets to keep up with the demand. More precisely, TSMC, Qualcomm’s foundry, is having issues ramping up the production on the 28nm process, with huge clients like Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung, or AMD jostling for production capacities.
So far, we’ve heard that heavy duty clients like Qualcomm are being prioritized by TSMC. But it’s clear that not even Qualcomm can avoid the crunch, and one of the victims of the shortage is the HTC One S.
During the launch of the HTC One S in Taiwan we reported that this [...]
In case you own an HTC One X and you’re constantly struggling to get a decent Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth connection, then you need to know you’re not the only one experiencing such issues. In fact, it appears that it’s HTC to blame for your faulty connection, and while there is a way of fixing it – by taking the handset apart – you’d probably be better off contacting HTC and have them repair or replace you device.
A forum user at xda-developers thoroughly detailed his personal experiences with the handset, and shared with other One X owners various picture tutorials that could help them fix the problem. So far, there are as many as [...]
When buying smartphones and tablets, we often talk about their processing power, and make a big fuss of their speed, and whether they can offer single-, dual-, or multiple-core capabilities. And while we do focus on the processor most of the time, you’ll have to know that things aren’t as simple as that. Instead of just simple processors, we have Systems on a Chip (SoC) inside these devices that offer more complex functionality.What is a System on a Chip?
Since smartphones and tablets are basically smaller computers, they require pretty much the same components we see in desktops and laptops in order to offer us all the amazing things they can do (apps, music and [...]