HTC J Butterfly Release Date

Hot new HTC smartphone tackles two of the One (M8)’s biggest flaws

By on July 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Hot new HTC smartphone tackles two of the One (M8)’s biggest flaws

There’s a hot new HTC smartphone on the market, although you won’t be able to get it unless you live in Japan. Japanese carrier KDDI on Thursday revealed that it will start selling the new HTC J Butterfly starting in late August, and from the looks of it, it seems HTC has done its best to fix two of the biggest flaws with its flagship HTC One (M8). More →

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Mini Smartphone Sales

No one wants ‘mini’ versions of flagship phones

By on July 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

No one wants ‘mini’ versions of flagship phones

As flagship smartphones continue to grow more giant each year, smartphone vendors have tried to avoid losing customers looking for smaller and more affordable smartphones with “mini” versions of their various hero phones. As it turns out, however, their efforts appear to be failing. More →

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HTC Android Wear Smartwatch Leak

Did HTC just leak its unannounced smartwatch in a new video?

By on July 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM.

Did HTC just leak its unannounced smartwatch in a new video?

Wearable tech hasn’t quite taken off like many analysts expected it to, but Android Wear could be the beginning of something big. Samsung and LG have already thrown their hats in the ring with the Gear Live and the G Watch, and Motorola hopes to blow everyone away with the gorgeous Moto 360 later this summer, but many of the biggest names in mobile electronics haven’t revealed their plans yet. More →

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HTC Tablets: Nexus 9, T7 and T12

The Nexus 9 isn’t the only tablet HTC is working on

By on July 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM.

The Nexus 9 isn’t the only tablet HTC is working on

HTC is widely expected to make Google’s next Nexus tablet – an 8.9-inch premium device that was already spotted in internal Google code, and which is referred to Nexus 8 or Nexus 9 in various reports – but the company may launch two other tablets of its own, @evleaks has learned. More →

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Why Is HTC Struggling

Despite making killer phones, HTC has been an ungodly mess for the past two years

By on July 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Despite making killer phones, HTC has been an ungodly mess for the past two years

Is there any company that so regularly releases great products while also regularly being in the midst of turmoil as HTC? Engadget’s Brad Molen has written a comprehensive timeline of major executive departures at HTC over the past two years and they show how HTC has faced constant turnover at key positions without showing any signs of stabilizing anytime soon. More →

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HTC Nexus 8 Design and Features

Check out this Nexus 8 concept with Google’s gorgeous Material Design

By on July 16, 2014 at 12:53 PM.

Check out this Nexus 8 concept with Google’s gorgeous Material Design

Google has yet to unveil new Nexus hardware this year, but at least the company confirmed at I/O 2014 that it doesn’t plan to cancel its Nexus line of devices, as some reports suggested. Before the conference, Google code sightings revealed an unreleased HTC Volantis tablet. Furthermore, an image published by Google during the developers event may have possibly shown the HTC Nexus tablet that was detailed in previous reports.

YouTube channel My Gadgetic has put together a quick concept video for an HTC Nexus 8 tablet running Android L. The device seems to be inspired by the tablet Google used in its Material Design images posted at the developers conference, featuring a slim design with square corners and stereo speakers with BoomSound. More →

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HTC One M8 Sales

HTC One (M8) sales reportedly slowing

By on July 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

HTC One (M8) sales reportedly slowing

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 →

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Motorola Smartphone Sales

Motorola’s astonishing low-end success is a grim warning for HTC and Samsung

By on July 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Motorola’s astonishing low-end success is a grim warning for HTC and Samsung

It’s been a dim couple of years for Motorola, a company that has had badly misfiring high-end smartphone strategy. Just two months ago, the company decided to shut down its vaunted U.S. manufacturing plant in Texas. Google grew tired of the issues last January, offloading Motorola to Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, and many questioned what Lenovo could possibly gain by buying the old warhorse.

We now have an answer. More →

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HTC Earnings Q2 2014

HTC returns to profit in Q2 as steep climb begins

By on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

HTC returns to profit in Q2 as steep climb begins

Thanks in part to sales of its flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone, HTC has delivered on its promise and returned to profit in the second quarter. The struggling handset maker on Thursday reported preliminary unaudited financial results for the June quarter, noting a narrow $75 million profit on revenue totalling just under $2.2 billion. The good news is that the company finally managed to return to a profit, but the bad news is that revenue is still sliding. In other words, sales are still sputtering but HTC’s recent cost-cutting measures have had a clear impact. More →

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Google Nexus 9 Release Date, Price and Specs

This is the HTC-made Nexus 9

By on June 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

This is the HTC-made Nexus 9

Numerous reports have claimed that HTC will make the next Nexus tablet, a high-end 8.9-inch device that could be unveiled this summer, including Google code leaks that revealed an HTC Volantis/Flounder is in the works. However, Android Police received more details about the tablet from a tipster, including a full list of specs and what looks like an early draft image for the device. More →

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HTC Shareholder Meeting

HTC investors are furious… because HTC won’t give them free phones

By on June 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

HTC investors are furious… because HTC won’t give them free phones

Shares of HTC stock have lost 90% of their value since hitting an all-time high in 2011. But that’s not why investors are angry. The struggling smartphone vendor’s revenue has continued to plummet in 2014, even after it launched its new HTC One (M8) flagship phone. But that’s also not why investors are angry. According to a report on Thursday from The Wall Street Journal, investors at HTC’s shareholder meeting were fuming… because HTC wouldn’t give them free phones. More →

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HTC One (M9) Prime Release Date

HTC’s Prime phablet is not as dead as you might think

By on June 11, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

HTC’s Prime phablet is not as dead as you might think

HTC has been rumored for a while to be working on an HTC One (M8) Prime that would take on the Galaxy S5 Prime and the LG G3, but then @evleaks revealed in late May that plans to launch the phone has been put on hold. Even so, that doesn’t mean HTC’s plans for a flagship phablet are dead, as the same source has now learned that a Prime device will be launched in the future, but not this year. More →

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HTC Eye Release Date

HTC may have finally come up with a clever way to market its phones

By on June 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

HTC may have finally come up with a clever way to market its phones

HTC’s marketing for its phones has been… well, the less said about it the better. That said, a new report from Evleaks indicates that HTC may have finally found a clever hook to sell its new smartphones and it thankfully doesn’t involve the Hipster Troll Carwash. According to Evleaks, HTC is working on a new phone called the HTC Eye that will release in the fourth quarter this year on AT&T and will be billed as a phone that’s designed to take “the ultimate selfie.” More →

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