HTC sees decline continuing in Q2 as Apple, Samsung dominate smartphones

By on April 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM.

HTC sees decline continuing in Q2 as Apple, Samsung dominate smartphones

HTC on Tuesday forecast lower revenue for the second quarter this year, trimming its profit margin guidance at the same time. The struggling Taiwan-based vendor sees revenue falling 16% from the second quarter last year to NT$105 billion, and gross profit margin is expected to slide to 27% from 28.8% during the same period a year earlier. HTC’s anticipated second-quarter revenue represents a 55% improvement over the first quarter of 2012, which saw HTC’s net profit decline sharply to its lowest point since 2006. The vendor’s new One-series smartphones recently began rolling out internationally, and both AT&T and T-Mobile will launch new HTC handsets in the coming weeks. BGR reviewed the HTC One S last week and called it the best smartphone ever to come to T-Mobile, but HTC has its work cut out for it — Apple’s iPhone 4S remains the best-selling smartphone in the world and Samsung will unveil its next-generation flagship Galaxy phone next week, just three days after HTC’s One X goes on sale at AT&T.

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HTC One X now available for pre-order from AT&T

By on April 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM.

HTC One X now available for pre-order from AT&T

HTC’s flagship One X smartphone is now available for pre-order from AT&T for $199.99 on contract. The handset finds itself at the top of HTC’s new lineup of One-series smartphones, which the Taiwan-based vendor hopes will help it turn its sliding smartphone business around. The flagship smartphone features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and Sense 4 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One X is available from AT&T in either gray or white, and it will launch on May 6th, three days after Samsung unveils its next-generation Galaxy S III smartphone. More →

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AT&T to launch HTC One X on May 6th for $199.99, pre-orders begin April 22nd [video]

By on April 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM.

AT&T to launch HTC One X on May 6th for $199.99, pre-orders begin April 22nd [video]

AT&T announced on Wednesday that the HTC One X smartphone will launch on May 6th for $199.99 on contract. Pre-orders will begin on April 22nd, in line with an earlier report from BGR. The flagship smartphone features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and Sense 4 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. AT&T’s full press release follows below along with a video. More →

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HTC rebound hits early rough patch

By on April 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM.

HTC rebound hits early rough patch

HTC’s stock was hit hard on Tuesday following news of Samsung’s imminent Galaxy S III announcement, which couldn’t have come at a worse time for the struggling Taiwan-based vendor. HTC’s record growth in early 2011 was stunted later in the year as strong competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung shifted attention from the vendor’s aging smartphone lineup. The company is now in the process of launching its new line of One-series smartphones including the One X and One S, however Samsung’s announcement will come just weeks after HTC’s international One-series roll-out began, posing a serious threat to the company’s first-half comeback. Read on for more. More →

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AT&T to launch HTC One X within a week

By on April 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM.

AT&T to launch HTC One X within a week

We have been informed by a trusted source that HTC’s One X, one of the best smartphones ever to come out of Taiwan, will be available on AT&T as early as this week. We have also been told that AT&T may announce availability details tomorrow, and that the handset’s release should follow within five to seven days of the carrier’s announcement. AT&T’s version of the HTC One X swaps out the quad-core Tegra 3 processor for a dual-core Snapdragon CPU in order to accommodate 4G LTE connectivity, but unlike the complete redesign we saw on Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE, the AT&T version should be nearly identical to the international model.

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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean said to launch in Q3

By on March 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM.

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean said to launch in Q3

Following a report that stated Google’s next major Android updated could launch as early as the second quarter this year, the Internet giant is now said to be prepping Android 5.0 Jelly Bean for a third-quarter release. DigiTimes cited unnamed industry sources on Thursday in claiming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones will finally begin to proliferate in the second quarter this year. Read on for more. More →

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HTC’s struggles continue, revenue plummeted 45% so far this year

By on March 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM.

HTC’s struggles continue, revenue plummeted 45% so far this year

HTC’s revenue during the first two months of 2012 has plummeted 45% compared to the same period last year. The popular vendor on Tuesday published its unaudited results for February 2012, during which it pulled in an estimated NT$20.3 billion, down 37% from the NT$32.1 billion it earned in the same month a year earlier. HTC’s revenue so far this year totals approximately NT$36.9 billion, a 45% drop-off from the NT$67.1 billion it pulled in between January and February in 2011. HTC had previously lowered its guidance for the first quarter of 2012, and business isn’t expected to pick up until the Taiwan-based vendor releases its next-generation flagship Android phones, the One X, One S and One V in April. HTC’s February earnings release follows below. More →

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Hands on with the HTC One S

By on February 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM.

Hands on with the HTC One S

The chaos of day 0 at Mobile World Congress is finally winding down, and HTC’s action-packed press conference is now behind us. The obvious star of the show was the HTC One X, but there’s no denying that its mid-range counterpart packs a massive punch as well. We just spent some time putting the HTC One S through the paces and first things first: this smartphone is amazingly thin. At 7.9 millimeters, it’s the thinnest smartphone HTC has ever built and it really is amazing that the company managed to pack such high-end specs into a device this slim. Check out our hands-on photos in the gallery below and hit the break for the rest of our initial impressions.

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HTC One X hands-on

By on February 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM.

HTC One X hands-on

It’s finally here… the flagship smartphone we’ve all been waiting for… HTC’s One X. BGR first revealed details surrounding HTC’s high-end One X back in November, and the wait has been grueling but it’s finally behind us. This sleek smartphone is every bit as beastly as we all knew it would be, and then some. Starting with the 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display that features 720p HD resolution, this is easily one of the best screens we’ve ever seen on an HTC phone. The quad-core Tegra 3 appears to be an absolute monster, and we didn’t even come close to tripping it up during our hands-on time with the phone. Check out our photo gallery below, and hit the break for more.

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HTC One X unveiled: Quad-core Tegra 3, HD display, LTE, launches on AT&T by end of April

By on February 26, 2012 at 3:40 PM.

HTC One X unveiled: Quad-core Tegra 3, HD display, LTE, launches on AT&T by end of April

HTC on Sunday unveiled a trio of new smartphones at Mobile World Congress, capped off by the flagship of flagships: the HTC One X. BGR took the wraps off of this stunning smartphone back in November, and the details within our exclusive report are now confirmed. The One X features a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a 4.6-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel high-definition Super LCD 2 display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for 720p video chats, 1GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal eMMC storage (AT&T version has 16GB), embedded 4G LTE and Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — and it’s all packed into a case that is just 9.27 millimeters thin. The phone also includes Beats Audio across all multimedia apps, not just HTC’s music player, and 25GB of free Dropbox storage for two years, which includes several iCloud-like Sense features such as auto-uploading photos. Read on for more. More →

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HTC One X photos appear, HTC One V and HTC One S also coming at MWC?

By on February 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM.

HTC One X photos appear, HTC One V and HTC One S also coming at MWC?

Greek site FullGSM has published photos and information surrounding what looks to be HTC’s upcoming quad-core flagship Android phone, the HTC One X. It appears that there might also be a lineup of smartphones with the One name, as it’s reported that there will be an HTC One S and an HTC One V introduced soon as well. We’ll know soon enough… One more photo after the break.

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