It looks like T-Mobile’s HTC One S will sneak past the HTC One XL on AT&T and HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint, to become the first device in HTC’s 2012 lineup to be available in the US. TmoNews has received confirmation that T-Mobile USA will ship the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED phone on April 25.
The launch date of the HTC One S on T-Mobile was first detailed on the carrier’s internal marketing kit for the phone, which highlights the features of the HTC One S that employees should tout to lure potential customers. Being that Wednesday is the typical launch day for new phones on T-Mobile, this only strengthens the case that One S will touch down on April 25, as it falls on a [...]
In case you can’t remember, before any authority gave its go-ahead on the Google-Motorola merger, Mountain View’s officials were suspiciously quick to step up and announce that Google will treat Motorola much like a separate entity. At the time of the aforementioned announcement, many people believed that Google is honestly engaged in respecting that commitment, but there were also voices that pointed out that this is exactly the announcement Google had to make in order to ensure a worldwide approval of the merger.
As it stands, Google’s acquisition of Motorola is pretty much a done deal, despite the fact that China’s approval is still pending. So who’s to say [...]
For all the goodies that the HTC One series devices are packing inside, one can’t help to wonder why Beats headphones are conspicuosly missing from the package. Other recent high-end smartphones from the company, after all, have come with those distinctive red and black earbuds. If you hope to find a pair in the box of any of the new HTC phones, such as the HTC EVO 4G LTE, you’re bound to be disappointed.
HTC product executive Martin Ficther explained to CNET that, for the time being, they have shelved the idea of bundling Beats earbuds with HTC smartphones. The company learnt it the hard way that, at the end of the day, the headphones weren’t really a drawing factor [...]
HTC, the second biggest smartphone manufacturer from Asia, has recently announced a 70% year on year drop in profits for Q1 2012 and a 35% year on year decline in revenues. High Tech Computer’s earnings for the first quarter totaled NT$4.46 billion (US $150 million), down from NT $14.8 billion in the same quarter of 2011. Total revenues for the first quarter have reached NT $67.7 billion.
Fortunately for HTC fans and stockholders alike, the first quarter was always regarded as a transitional one, as it was obviously transpired in a statement made by HTC’s Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung on February 6, when he admitted HTC’s products in Q4 2011 weren’t exactly what their [...]
We’ve been hearing about patents, patent wars, copyright infringement, and so on for a while now, yet today is probably the first time we will be talking about a potential patent-related conflict inside the Android camp.
HTC has apparently been granted a patent on Face Unlock, the facial recognition software offered by Google in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Something doesn’t feel right about that phrasing, so I’m going to try to say this a different way. HTC has gained approval for a patent that covers “a method for unlocking a locked computing device using biometric information”. So, what does that mean exactly?
Well, considering the fact that HTC has filed [...]
Right on cue, Sprint has officially announced the carrier’s first 4G LTE super smartphone for this year, aptly named the HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is probably an homage to the HTC EVO 4G, but still kind of confusing.
The impressive specs of the HTC EVO 4G LTE are worth mentioning for the umpteenth time, with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse saying that they set a new “gold standard” for other phones in the network. The EVO 4G LTE’s 4.7-inch HD display is the perfect medium to show off pictures taken with the phone’s 8MP rear camera, fitted with a f/2.0 lens and ImageSense technology. You can snap pictures within a fraction of a second. The camera also allows you to capture still [...]
Do you remember 2010? Those were the days for HTC. The HTC Desire and HTC Legend were winners playing in their own league. Nothing could defeat them, nothing could touch them. In 2011, the consumer market changed hearts. The Samsung Galaxy S2 won the battle against the Sensation. It was dark skies across all HTC forecasts.
Despite facing a mountain of obstacles, HTC pressed on. Unlike Samsung, which has its own Bada operating system, HTC is all-in Android and Windows Phone 7. In the face of vicious competition, investing in another OS made little sense for the Taiwanese. It was time for HTC to [...]
After weeks of seemingly endless waiting for some official news from HTC regarding the One series smartphones, we have finally been put to ease. Well, at least some of us have, because the One-branded smartphone trio has an official release date next to its name, but, so far, it’s only for “some” European countries.
The HTC One X, S, and V will be made available for sale starting April 2nd (that’s right, next Monday) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In other European countries, including the UK, carriers and retailers have announced that the handhelds are coming on April 5. Meanwhile, the United States technology enthusiasts are still waiting for an [...]
For many people, their Android devices are also their portable media hubs and their personal buddies in times of boredom. Just plug in the earphones and play one’s favorite songs to take one’s blues away. But, unlike some HTC phones, not all Android devices are equipped with Beats Audio that enhances your music experience.
Fortunately, XDA Developer RockoDev has managed to flash Beats Audio on some Android phones. The developer also claims that this installation method works (or, rather, “should work”) on all Android devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher.
The Beats Audio package has been tested and works with the following [...]
Reading and re-reading the specs of HTC One X might be a good way to pass the time until you can get your hands on HTC’s upcoming flagship device. But what if we gave you a better alternative, one that lets you see beyond those dry numbers? We’re talking about compelling and seductive imagery that can transport you to another place and time. So let’s pretend for a second that we live in a world where numbers and specs don’t matter and just enjoy some strikingly beautiful pictures.
These are pictures taken using the HTC One X, by users from across the globe. A select few have been lucky enough to take part to the introductory voyage of the HTC One Series, that [...]