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HTC Vive Air

HTC’s wireless Vive Air fitness headset leaks online

April 20th, 2021

Virtual reality gaming has been on the rise in recent years with Facebook’s purchase of Oculus, Sony’s commitment to PlayStation VR, and a host of rivals launching new headsets year in and year out, but the medium has yet to take off the way many analysts expected it to when the Oculus Rift first debuted …

iPhone vs. Android

What Android looked like before iPhone saved it

March 20th, 2020

Google’s original Sooner Android prototype appeared on eBay, with someone selling a bunch of devices. This Android prototype predates the iPhone and looks just like the BlackBerry devices that were sold in stores at the time. Google immediately scraped the design and re-engineered Android to mimic the iPhone rather than BlackBerry, once Apple unveiled the …

Sprint 5G Mobile Hotspot

Sprint and HTC will launch a ‘5G mobile smart hub’ next year

November 28th, 2018

Sprint on Wednesday announced that it’s working with HTC to make a “powerful 5G mobile smart hub” that will launch at some point in the first half of 2019. But from the get-go, the carrier’s press release tells us there’s not much it can share about said gadget: “the device name, feature specifications, and timing …

HTC Exodus 1

You need Bitcoin to buy HTC’s first blockchain phone

October 23rd, 2018

HTC on Tuesday unveiled the Exodus 1, its first-ever blockchain phone and a device that’s supposed to change the way we think about smart devices. The handset looked promising in teasers and announcements that preceded the phone’s launch, but if you were hoping that HTC invented some sort of new operating system, based solely on …

HTC Blockchain Phone

HTC is about to introduce the world’s first blockchain phone

October 17th, 2018

October has been one of the busiest months in Android history when it comes to new smartphone releases. So far, we’ve seen four flagship announcements, including the LG V40 ThinQ, Razer Phone 2, Google Pixel 3, and the Huawei Mate 20. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and OnePlus 6T, meanwhile, are soon to follow. We …

HTC Falling Behind

Things are looking worse than ever for HTC

July 6th, 2018

Is this the beginning of the end for Taiwan-based smartphone market HTC? The company has generated a steady stream of bad news in recent days and weeks, with the latest ominous headline pointing to a nearly 68-percent sales slump in June. It marks HTC’s worst results in more than two years, one that comes as …

HTC U12 teardown

HTC’s transparent phone is as fragile as you’d expect

July 2nd, 2018

Despite the fact that many phones have adopted the “glass sandwich” design of glass back panels, it’s still unusual to see a phone with a fully transparent back. HTC’s recently-released U12+ fully embraced the transparent design, but as YouTube’s very own Lord of Destruction JerryRigEverything demonstrates, the cool design comes with a few trade-offs. The biggest problem …