HTC finally managed to turn things around in the second quarter as its cost-cutting efforts managed to yield a slight unaudited profit of $75 million. Revenue continued to slide despite supposedly solid sales of the company’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone, however, and things could get even worse moving forward. According to new claims, sales of HTC’s latest hero phone are already slowing down. More →
Awesome news for everyone who owns one of HTC’s last two flagship phones: You’ll be getting the latest version of Android… at some point. HTC announced on Wednesday that it will bring Android L to both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google.” It’s not surprising that the One (M8) is getting Android L since it just came out earlier this year but it’s good to see that HTC is committed to bringing Android L to anyone who bought its 2013 flagship smartphone as well. More →
It’s no surprise that the $200 Amazon Fire Phone is now the No. 1 on-contract phone at Amazon.com, outselling all Samsung models one month before its official launch. But it’s a bit of a shocker that the $300 Fire Phone model with 64GB of memory is the No. 2 phone. American consumers have started showing signs of becoming increasingly unwilling to pay more than $200 for even the latest smartphones, but loyal Amazon customers may be so attracted to the brand that they are willing to pay up for the pricier version of its flagship phone. More →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.