HTC Earnings

Not even the world’s best Android phone could save HTC in May

By on June 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Not even the world’s best Android phone could save HTC in May

HTC has faced many setbacks, disasters and bitter disappointments since its handset unit performance started missing projections around Christmas 2011. But May 2014 might have been the most devastating blow yet. That is because HTC had supposedly reacted to miserable sales declines in 2012 and 2013 by revamping its handset design and marketing strategies. Both the product and how it is sold were changed to finally staunch the bleeding by spring of 2014.

Yet despite the new product and branding initiatives, May 2014 turns out to be a chilling omen of a summer of horror for the besieged Taiwanese vendor. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8)

Video: Here’s how the iPhone 6 measures up to the best Android phones in the world

By on May 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Video: Here’s how the iPhone 6 measures up to the best Android phones in the world

Following the countless leaks showing images of iPhone 6 dummy units, 9to5Mac has obtained two such mockups with the help of Sonny Dickson, a source of accurate Apple leaks in the past, and compared them on video to two of the best Android smartphones currently available in stores, the HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5. More →

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HTC One (M8) Blue Leaked Pictures

Leaked pic shows 2014’s best Android phone in blue

By on May 12, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Leaked pic shows 2014’s best Android phone in blue

Let’s say that you want to buy an HTC One (M8) but you aren’t too keen on the device’s standard silver or grey — well, it looks like you’re going to get another option. @evleaks has just posted a press render of a blue version of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone and as you can see, the device looks pretty sweet with an aqua blue tint.We have no idea when the blue version of the HTC One (M8) will release but @evleaks doesn’t typically acquire press renders unless a device’s launch is imminent, which suggests HTC will release it sooner rather than later.

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HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition Review

Does the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition really sound that much better than the original?

By on May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Does the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition really sound that much better than the original?

The HTC One (M8) is a great phone. In fact, we recently called it the best Android phone in the world. While the design is the most obvious plus for the M8, HTC’s new and improved front-facing BoomSound speakers mark another area where HTC’s flagship phone shames rival handsets. As good as BoomSound is on the M8, however, Sprint’s special Harman Kardon edition promises sound that is somehow even better. Does it deliver? Sprint sent us one a couple of weeks ago so we could find out for ourselves. More →

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HTC One M8 Sale

The best Android phone in the world is on sale for half off

By on May 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The best Android phone in the world is on sale for half off

How would you like to own the best Android phone on the planet for half price up front? On Thursday, for one day only, HTC is selling its brand new flagship HTC One (M8) for just $99.99, or 50% off the phone’s regular up-front price. The sale price requires buyers to sign a new two-year service contract, of course, and it applies to the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint versions of the M8. More →

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HTC One (M8) SHIELD Special Edition

This is the only way to recognize your fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. employees on the street

By on May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

This is the only way to recognize your fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. employees on the street

After employing the chief of Gotham’s finest and Iron Man himself to promote the new HTC One (M8) – though they were not in character in those commercials – HTC is ready to use an actual hero to promote the handset — at least by association. The Taiwanese handset maker will offer a few lucky winners a limited edition S.H.I.E.L.D. HTC One (M8) phone that has a S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on the back and identifying number. More →

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HTC Earnings Forecast Q2 2014

HTC forecasts Q2 profit as revenue seen doubling

By on May 6, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

HTC forecasts Q2 profit as revenue seen doubling

HTC still hasn’t shared any firm numbers that might reveal how well its new flagship HTC One (M8) is faring against stiff competition from Samsung and Apple, but figures released in the vendor’s second-quarter forecast suggest that the handset has been well-received by consumers. More →

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HTC One M8 Best Features

How to bring one of the HTC One (M8)’s best features to your phone

By on May 5, 2014 at 2:51 PM.

How to bring one of the HTC One (M8)’s best features to your phone

Among the many impressive new features that HTC added with the HTC One (M8) was new “Motion Launch” functionality that gives you much more control over your device using simple gestures, such as the ability to both wake it up and put it back to sleep by double-tapping the display. Unfortunately, the only way to get this incredibly cool feature so far has been to buy an HTC One (M8)… until now, that is. More →

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HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Conversion

You can now turn any HTC One (M8) into the Harman Kardon edition

By on May 2, 2014 at 3:36 PM.

You can now turn any HTC One (M8) into the Harman Kardon edition

HTC’s new flagship HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone in the world for a number of reasons. The design is gorgeous, the build is impeccable and the software is refined and modern. The killer sound is an added benefit thanks to HTC’s front-facing “BoomSound” setup, but Sprint subscribers have access to an even better version of the M8 that includes Harman Kardon audio tuning. Thanks to some handwork over on the XDA Developers forum, however, any HTC One (M8) owner can now enjoy the added benefits of the Harman Kardon limited edition version. More →

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Verizon iPhone 5s Galaxy S5 HTC One M8 Sale

Deal alert: Verizon is selling the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) for $99 on contract

By on May 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Deal alert: Verizon is selling the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) for $99 on contract

If you’re looking for a sweet Mother’s Day gift or if you just want to get some of the hottest smartphones released in the last year on the cheap, then Verizon has a proposition for you. Droid Life notices that between now and May 12th, you’ll be able to buy an iPhone 5s, a Samsung Galaxy S5 or an HTC One (M8) for only $99 with a two-year contract, or half off the regular price. You’ll also be able to pick up a Galaxy Note 3 for $199 on contract, which is down from its regular price of $299. All things told, this is a pretty sweet deal for four of the best smartphones in the world, even if it does mean being tied down to a two-year contract on Verizon.

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HTC One (M8) Prime Rumor

HTC apparently needs an M8 Prime to take on the Galaxy S5

By on April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM.

HTC apparently needs an M8 Prime to take on the Galaxy S5

Samsung is rumored to be prepping a Galaxy S5 Prime model that will feature a better screen and processor, but the company may not be the only one working on a Prime version of its high-end 2014 handset. HTC is now said to have an HTC One (M8) Prime model in the works as well, although it’s not clear what such a device will have to offer. More →

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Galaxy S5 HTC One (M8) Tips And Tricks

Video: 100 tips for getting the most out of the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8)

By on April 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM.

Video: 100 tips for getting the most out of the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8)

Amazing but true: The folks at TechSmartt don’t just try to destroy phones, they also try to use them. TechSmartt, which has tried and failed to kill the Galaxy S5 multiple times this year by putting it through a wide range of torture tests, has put together two terrific videos that each contain more than 50 tips for getting the most out of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or the HTC One (M8). More →

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HTC Camera Selfie Market

HTC has a secret weapon for taking on Samsung, and it’s not what you think

By on April 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

HTC has a secret weapon for taking on Samsung, and it’s not what you think

No matter how positive the reviews are for its products, HTC can’t seem to break out from behind the shadow of Samsung. Without a veritable army of devices flooding store shelves, it’s difficult for any phone maker to make an impact in the Android smartphone market. But HTC believes that by closing the gap on dedicated cameras, it can attract an even wider audience while trumping the competition. More →

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