This is a huge surprise and a refreshing story for fans of HTC smartphones. An unannounced HTC phone was recently revealed in China, and reports suggest that it is a dual SIM phone which is quite unusual for HTC’s latest and greatest. To make matters more enticing, it appears to be very similar to HTC’s One S, as well. It is certainly an interesting choice for dual SIM-aholics, but what else does it have to offer?
The HTC T328w Wind looks a lot like the HTC One S, only a bit smaller since it features a 4 inch display (Super LCD WVGA ) which is quite nice. It is also running the great Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with Sense 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 [...]
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 [...]
We are all eagerly awaiting for the multitude of phones and tablets featuring Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to arrive. ICS was first announced and launched (on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus) in October last year, and since then, every device manufacturer announced upgrades to Android 4.0 for at least some of their devices. But, as of now, according to Google itself, only 1.6% of all Android devices worldwide actually run on the latest version of the mobile OS. The update rollouts have been slow to arrive to users, with manufacturers and carriers pushing back release dates for various (and often unknown) reasons.
Manufacturers have also been hush about exactly [...]
Mark down April 4 on your calendars as the day that the HTC One X officially touches down on Sprint’s network. That is the date when HTC and Sprint are expected to hold a joint event in New York. Trying to emulate the success of HTC Evo 4G, which was the carrier’s fastest-selling smartphone in 2010, the big guns from HTC and Sprint are expected to take the stage to introduce HTC One X.
The soon to be introduced phone has been speculated to carry the HTC Jet branding, but this could merely be a codename that is subject to change. It’s unknown yet which name Sprint will pick for the HTC One X, but it’s likely that the carrier will want to use the [...]
When Jimmy Iovine isn’t busy mentoring American Idol hopefuls, the music mogul, who founded and spearheaded Beats Audio, now partly owned by HTC, is hard at work to expand the company’s reach in the industry. According to reports from Business Insider, Beats Audio is but a step away from acquiring a lesser known music subscription service known as Mog.
Rumors have actually been circulating for months how Mog was looking for a potential buyer. Mog CEO David Hyman even admitted that the fledgling music subscription service had been in talks with potential buyers, but also categorically denied that the company was for sale. It appears that the stars have aligned between [...]
Although its 4.7-inch Super LCD display is slightly beyond the ‘optimum’ smartphone screen size (according to the Strategy Analytics report we covered yesterday), the HTC One X is considered by many to be one of this year’s hottest devices. Capturing the interest of many potential smartphone owners that are planning to purchase in the next couple of months or so, the only official estimate we’ve had so far regarding a possible release date was a vague “early April for the European markets”. Fortunately for One X fans eager to get a feel of that 1.5GHz quad-core processor, we just received word a few hours ago from the official O2 Twitter [...]
If you are getting weary of waiting for that Android 4.0 ICS update on your HTC Vivid phone from AT&T, you can force the ICS update manually by typing *#*#682#*#* in your phone dialer. But you’d better get a move on, since AT&T didn’t officially acknowledge the update to the newest version of Android for the phone, and the carrier may prematurely put an end to your Android dessert binge.
Once you type in the code, a notification should appear on your HTC Vivid phone, and you will be prompted to download the 314.09MB update that leads you to the ICS door. Similar to the ICS update on the HTC Sensation and HTC Velocity a couple of days back, the Sense UI will [...]
People don’t often appreciate the effort that Santa puts into stuffing socks with presents on Xmas day. It’s an epic collaboration between elves, deer, and the big man himself. Similarly, you’ve seen HTC One phones in pictures and admired their speed and beauty. Aren’t you just a little bit curious about what’s behind the phones’ sleek and tough exterior, and how they came to be? We have three words for you: Micro. Arc. Oxidation. Ugh, what?
According to HTC, the Micro Arc Oxidation treatment that the company is using for the exterior of HTC One S produces a material that is stronger than stainless steel. Just how strong? About three times the [...]
Although Google launched the Ice Cream Sandwich flavor of its mobile OS back in November 2011, recent reports show that the adoption rate for Android 4.0 is still hovering at less than 2%. That’s quite a low figure if you take into account that five months have passed since the official release of the new, unified Android version. Fortunately, things are about to change very soon, as an increasing number of tablet and smartphone manufacturers have begun announcing the ICS update for their existing devices.
Yesterday, Samsung has started pushing out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its insanely popular Samsung Galaxy S2, and now it’s HTC’s turn to share some [...]
These days, there’s a race going on between manufacturers to bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their older smartphones, most of which are still running on Android 2.3 or, gasp, Android 2.2. Among the first device makers to be rolling out ICS is HTC, which is reported to be pushing the long awaited update to the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE. For now, the 283.27MB update is only available for HTC customers in Germany and the Nordic countries, but as always, expect other locales to follow soon.
Along with the ICS update, users can expect to see that HTC ‘s equally loved and hated Sense overlay moved up several notches, to version 3.6. If you were hoping to [...]