HTC Desire Smartphones

Meet the new Desire line: HTC’s secret weapon against other budget smartphones

By on July 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Meet the new Desire line: HTC’s secret weapon against other budget smartphones

On Wednesday, HTC announced that it will be bringing four new models within its affordable Desire line of smartphones to the United States. The Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626 and Desire 626s will be coming to market later this year with quad-core Snapdragon 210 processors, LTE connectivity, Android L and designs to rival flagship devices. More →

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HTC 2015 Sales Earnings Disaster

2015 has been absolutely gruesome for HTC

By on July 9, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

2015 has been absolutely gruesome for HTC

HTC is in a lot of trouble, and that’s putting it mildly. Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo has done a thorough rundown of why 2015 has been a total disaster for HTC, which wasn’t exactly crushing it in 2014 either. Nonetheless, 2015 represents a decisive turn downward for the company, which has traditionally won high praise for its top-notch hardware that it’s supported with some of the absolute worst marketing campaigns the world has ever seen. More →

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HTC One M9 Sales Revenue

Things are going poorly for HTC. Very, very poorly

By on June 5, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Things are going poorly for HTC. Very, very poorly

Want more proof that the HTC One M9 has been a complete disaster so far? Look no further than HTC’s own monthly revenues for May 2015. In total, HTC hauled in NT$10.8 billion in revenue in May 2015, or about USD$348 million. This was not only a 20.3% decline from the  NT$13.5 billion in revenue the company posted in April, but a stunning 48.5% decline from the NT$21 billion the company reported in May 2014. The fact that these steep declines occurred just a month after HTC released its One M9 flagship phone just makes things look much, much worse for the company, since we don’t expect the sequel to the HTC RE to make up for the massive decline in smartphone sales. More →

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HTC Revenue April 2015

One M9 seemingly no match for Galaxy S6 as HTC sales plummet in April

By on May 5, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

One M9 seemingly no match for Galaxy S6 as HTC sales plummet in April

Launching a new flagship smartphone on the same day Samsung released its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets seemed like a fool’s errand for HTC, and now that the numbers are in, it appears safe to say our assumptions were spot on.

While there’s no question that the HTC One M9 is a fantastic phone, most Android fans didn’t view it as a significant upgrade compared to last year’s One M8. As a result, the new phone hardly provided the sales boost HTC was hoping for, and the company’s revenue plummeted in April. More →

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HTC Free UH OH Protection

Everything you need to know about HTC’s free UH OH Protection

By on May 4, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Everything you need to know about HTC’s free UH OH Protection

Buying a new phone is an exciting event for tech fans, but it comes with a degree of responsibility as well. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do is drop their expensive smartphone on the way to the car, just minutes after paying for it, but HTC understands that accidents happen. That’s why the UH OH Protection plan might be the best on the market. More →

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LIVE: Watch BGR’s exclusive live interview with HTC discussing the One M9

By on April 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

LIVE: Watch BGR’s exclusive live interview with HTC discussing the One M9

With HTC’s brand new One M9 flagship handset recently released, I thought it would be a great idea to catch up with some members of the company’s executive team to talk through various features and functionality, as well as the design of the phone. Joining me at 3:00 p.m. EDT today is going to be Erin McGee, HTC’s VP of Marketing, and Claude Zellweger, Associate VP of Industrial Design. More →

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HTC Vs Samsung

Apple and Samsung are diseases, and HTC has the cure

By on April 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

Apple and Samsung are diseases, and HTC has the cure

While Samsung is widely known for its attack ads that fire shots at Apple and the iPhone, HTC often steers clear of the fray and focuses instead on being… weird. Every once in a while, however, the company veers off its standard path and throws a few jabs at rival smartphone makers. Of course, even the company’s attack ads are still weird.

Case in point: HTC’s latest promo published late last week suggests that Apple and Samsung are both diseases, and only HTC has the cure. More →

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Galaxy S6 Release

The 3 best Android phones on the planet each launch today

By on April 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The 3 best Android phones on the planet each launch today

Rarer than a royal straight, a four-leaf clover, winning the lottery or even getting struck by lightning twice is an occurrence we like to call “fanpocalypse.” It’s that rare time when hardcore Apple fans and hardcore Android fans alike have brand new product launches to fawn over on the same day.

In the case of Apple fans, the Apple Watch is available to try on in stores and to preorder beginning today. And for Android fans, we have three of the biggest releases of the year all on one day. More →

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HTC One M9+ Release Date

HTC just unveiled its best smartphone ever – and you can’t buy it

By on April 8, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

HTC just unveiled its best smartphone ever – and you can’t buy it

HTC’s upcoming new flagship HTC One M9 smartphone is a terrific handset that will launch in the United States this coming Friday. We sang the phone plenty of praise in our in-depth HTC One M9 review, though we did complain that the device is a bit too similar to its predecessor at a time when differentiation is of the utmost importance, especially since Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 has been redesigned from the ground up.

What if we told you that a new HTC phone exists that packs all of the differentiation you were hoping for in the One M9? And now what if we told you that you can’t buy it? More →

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Samsung Earnings Q1 2015

Samsung and HTC both rebounded in Q1 with surprisingly strong earnings

By on April 7, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Samsung and HTC both rebounded in Q1 with surprisingly strong earnings

Sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are thought to have remained incredibly strong during the first calendar quarter of 2015, but that seemingly wasn’t enough to hold Samsung and HTC back from showing some serious signs of life. Both Android phone makers posted their unaudited first-quarter results early Tuesday morning, and both companies impressed investors with better-than-expected numbers. More →

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HTC One M9 Plus

HTC One M9 Plus hardware specs uncovered in leaked teaser images

By on April 2, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

HTC One M9 Plus hardware specs uncovered in leaked teaser images

There’s no question that the HTC One M9 is the best phone that HTC has ever released, but something even better appears to be right round the corner. On Thursday, several promo images of a new HTC phone leaked on to the Internet. Although we can’t confirm the identity of the device in the photos, we’re willing to bet that it’s the HTC One M9 Plus. More →

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HTC One M8s Release Date, Price and Specs

HTC is not done releasing HTC One M8 versions

By on April 2, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

HTC is not done releasing HTC One M8 versions

Many people criticized HTC’s strategy of turning the HTC One M9 into a refined version of last year’s HTC One M8, even though the phone is one of the best Android devices that’ll be available in stores this year. And HTC is not done imagining smartphones based on its 2014 hit smartphone, as the company on Thursday unveiled a brand new handset built using the same recipe. More →

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