HTC 10 Specs

HTC 10 is the first Android phone ever to support Apple’s AirPlay streaming

By on April 12, 2016 at 8:19 AM.

HTC 10 is the first Android phone ever to support Apple’s AirPlay streaming

Apple surprised many fans last year when it began releasing in-house apps for Android. No, we’re not just talking about the Move to iOS app, which helps Android users transfer their data from an old Android phone to a new iPhone. We’re also talking about Apple Music, which is an Android app that Apple built from the ground up for Android users in an effort to broaden the addressable market for its music service.

The company’s willingness to work with rivals took an interesting twist on Tuesday when HTC unveiled the new HTC 10. What does this new flagship Android phone have to do with Apple? As it turns out, it marks the first time ever that an Android phone will ship with support for AirPlay streaming out of the box. More →

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HTC 10 Hands-On

HTC 10 hands-on: The most surprising smartphone of the year

By on April 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

HTC 10 hands-on: The most surprising smartphone of the year

Is smartphone innovation a thing of the past? According to HTC, not even close. “This is the end of the beginning,” HTC’s product marketing boss Darren Sng said during a meeting last week, suggesting that some exciting smartphone innovations are on the horizon.

In the meantime, we’re at the end of a cycle of refinement that has seen leading vendors master the current formula. Smartphones are sleeker and more powerful than they have ever been before, and they provide users with an experience that is vastly improved compared to where things were as recently as a couple of years ago.

The latest new flagship phone to boast of impressive refinements is the HTC 10, which was just unveiled by HTC on Tuesday morning. And while leaks and rumors may have painted a near-complete picture ahead of the phone’s announcement, the HTC 10 ended up being the most surprising phone of the year so far. More →

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HTC 10 Release Date

HTC unveils HTC 10 flagship phone with 2-day battery life and class-leading camera

By on April 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

HTC unveils HTC 10 flagship phone with 2-day battery life and class-leading camera

After what was unquestionably a pretty boring period of time in the smartphone market, 2016 is shaping up to be a breath of fresh air. First Samsung unveiled its sleekest and most powerful smartphone ever in the Galaxy S7 edge, then LG showed off some nice original thinking in the modular G5 flagship phone.

Now, it’s time for HTC to show off its headliner for the first half of 2016 — and the HTC 10 turned out to be quite a headliner indeed. More →

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HTC 10 Video

HTC 10’s official promo video and specs leak ahead of Tuesday’s unveiling

By on April 11, 2016 at 8:45 AM.

HTC 10’s official promo video and specs leak ahead of Tuesday’s unveiling

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: As a smartphone vendor prepares to finally unveil a long anticipated new flagship phone, practically every single detail leaks out just days before the press conference — or in this case, virtual press conference. It seems like there are never any surprises these days when companies take the wraps off of a new phone because phones are almost always unwrapped well in advance thanks to leaks. Not even Apple can keep a phone secret anymore.

This time around it’s the upcoming new HTC 10, which is set to be officially unveiled on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for HTC, it looks like just about everything there is to know about the sleek new phone has new been revealed. More →

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HTC Vive HTC 10 Announcements

No company deserves a second chance more than HTC

By on April 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

No company deserves a second chance more than HTC

For the past several years, HTC has been known for three things: Killer hardware, terrible advertising and plummeting sales. When HTC delivered a disappointing flagship phone last year, the bottom really fell out from the company and it seemed to be in a tailspin. In fact, HTC’s revenue numbers still look absolutely dreadful and they’ve shown no indication that they’re about to improve anytime soon.

That said: If there’s a company out there that deserves to get a second chance at success, it’s HTC. More →

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HTC Vive Hands-On Impressions

24 hours with the HTC Vive was enough to turn me into a VR believer

By on April 6, 2016 at 12:41 PM.

24 hours with the HTC Vive was enough to turn me into a VR believer

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to play around in virtual reality dozens of times. Whether it was a 360-degree movie on the Oculus Rift or an intense car chase on PlayStation VR, I was always entertained. But until I got my hands on an HTC Vive, I never realized that VR might actually be the next big thing. More →

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HTC Vive Ikea VR Kitchen App

Ikea has already found a great use for virtual reality

By on April 5, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

Ikea has already found a great use for virtual reality

Virtual reality is here and products such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung’s Gear VR are ready to offer various types of VR experiences. And VR content doesn’t have to be only about games, as Ikea will tell you. In fact, the Swedish furniture giant already has the right idea about using VR in unique, creative ways. More →

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HTC 10 Leaked Photos Benchmarks

Leak suggests HTC 10 will be even more powerful than the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s

By on March 24, 2016 at 6:35 PM.

Leak suggests HTC 10 will be even more powerful than the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s

HTC’s One M9 was the most disappointing smartphone of 2015. However, every leak we’ve seen this year indicates that HTC is going to really deliver one of the year’s best phones just like it did in 2013 with the One M7 and in 2014 with the One M8. PhoneArena got its hands on a new leaked photo of the HTC 10 that shows not only the phone’s basic design but that also features an AnTuTu benchmark score for the new device on its screen. In short, the HTC 10 got a score of 156,000 on AnTuTu, which is a higher score than what both the Galaxy S7 edge and the iPhone 6s have received on average. More →

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HTC One M10 Release Date

HTC One M10 finally gets an announcement date: April 12

By on March 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM.

HTC One M10 finally gets an announcement date: April 12

HTC fans, the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Now, you know the new moment you have to wait for. HTC on Tuesday sent out media invites to an event of sorts during which it will unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC One M10. HTC isn’t actually holding a press conference this time around, opting instead for a virtual event that will be streamed live via the internet.

Here are all the details. More →

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HTC Nexus 5X 6P Successors

HTC reportedly scores Nexus exclusivity for the next three years

By on March 9, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

HTC reportedly scores Nexus exclusivity for the next three years

Hot on the heels of a rumor that said HTC will once again manufacture Nexus phones is a new report that says the Taiwanese company has scored an impressive three-year exclusivity deal concerning the Nexus smartphone line. If true, we can’t but wonder whether HTC will be still making phones in three years from now.

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HTC 10 Leaked Photos Revealed

HTC’s next flagship phone fully revealed in leaked pics

By on March 4, 2016 at 12:19 PM.

HTC’s next flagship phone fully revealed in leaked pics

HTC has its sights set on a major comeback this spring after last year’s disappointing HTC One M9. Now photos of the new device — rumored to simply be called the “HTC 10” — have leaked on the web and they thankfully show us that HTC isn’t just making a blatant iPhone 6s knockoff like it did with last year’s HTC One A9. In fact, it looks like HTC has made a device that’s sort of a hybrid between its classic One M8 design, the iPhone 6s and the Galaxy S7. More →

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HTC 2016 Nexus Android N 3D Touch

Rumor claims Google will bring 3D Touch to its 2016 Nexus phone

By on March 3, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Rumor claims Google will bring 3D Touch to its 2016 Nexus phone

Google’s Android N isn’t due for a few more months, yet Android N chatter is picking up on the web. Rumors detailing potential features for Android N have already emerged, including claims that the next version of Android will feature support for 3D Touch-like features. This is still a rumor for the time being, but GizmoChina says that HTC is making a Nexus phone which will run Android N out of the box and feature Google’s native implementation of 3D Touch.

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HTC Vive VR Sold Out

The HTC Vive sold out in less than 10 minutes

By on March 1, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The HTC Vive sold out in less than 10 minutes

You can still preorder HTC’s Vive VR headset for $799 in the U.S. – pricing varies in the other 23 launch markets – but the device is essentially sold out. That means you won’t be among the first people to get one of the first units, and you’ll have to wait until May, or even later, to get yours. More →

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