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 [...]
The HTC Rhyme is a new device, designed for the more stylish and fashionable Android user. This device packs a sleek punch with a nice purple detailed casing and strong durability. We found the phone to be very durable, using metals instead of most plastics. It also has a removable battery, which an increasing number of phones are starting to phase out, ever aspiring to be thinner and thinner.
Through an unboxing, HTC has provided an impressive purple box, with a ribbon to pull the device out. There are definite elements that are more feminine than say, a DROID branded device.
Opening the Android “diva” box left us with a nice set of earbuds and a charm, [...]
HTC bears good news to all HTC EVO 3D users: a security update for this device will be rolling out starting on October 27. It’s just a few hours away, but you can force install this update right now from the Sprint Community.
Software version 2.08.651.3 will feature a host of security improvements, but Sprint remains mum on what these updates specifically are. Like most updates, Sprint will be cascading this update in stages. So if you don’t get the update right away, just keep trying and checking within this week.
HTC users have reported a few security flaws over the last few weeks, citing claims that the HTC Android gadgets could potentially allow intruders [...]
This looks interesting. HTC is having a little get-together in New York City on November 3, and guess what? Beats Audio is invited.
Could HTC be unveiling the HTC Holiday (rumored for AT&T)? Or the Verizon HTC Rezound (a.k.a. HTC Vigor)? Nothing is official yet, but we can always hope and speculate, can’t we?
The last time HTC hosted an event, it announced the HTC Sensation XL (a.k.a. HTC Runnymede). Now that device is pretty sexy, complete with a 4.7-inch display and Beats Audio built in, along with Beats headphones. Here’s to HTC’s goodness!
What do you think HTC is going to announce or show off to us?