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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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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.
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 →
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.
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 →
After focusing on its line of mid-range phones at MWC 2016, HTC began hinting at its next flagship device via an email sent out to the press and on social media this Wednesday. Sharing an image stamped with the tagline “Power of 10,” it seems clear that the vendor is getting ready to announce the HTC One M10, but no further details were released.
Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped the leaks. More →
Rather than jump into the fray with a smartphone announcement, HTC decided to focus its efforts on midrange phones and the Vive at Mobile World Congress 2016. This paid off handsomely in the eyes of our own Chris Smith, who was quick to call the HTC/Valve hardware collaboration his favorite VR experience to date.
But just because the Vive has been dominating the headlines, it doesn’t mean that HTC isn’t hard at work on its followup to the One M9. At least, we’re pretty sure that’s what’s going on in an email we got on Wednesday.
The dawn of the VR era is nearly upon us, but if you want to be a part of it, you’ll have to make sure your hardware is up to snuff. This week, Valve released a free SteamVR Performance Test on Steam to give users a chance to diagnose their computers before the VR headsets launch later this year. More →
There’s nothing that wakes you up when the second-day fatigue hits you at MWC like a dose of virtual reality. And who would have thought a few years ago that HTC, Samsung, and LG would extend their smartphone and tablet battles into a brand new business: Virtual reality.
After being disappointed by LG’s first VR headset and amazed by what a 4D experience feels like using Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR, I tried HTC’s Vive. In the year since its announcement, the device went through a few design changes and I have to say right from the beginning that there’s really no contest. If you want VR done right, it looks like the Vive is the way to go.
Once again, the leaks have been proven accurate. HTC does have new mobile hardware in the pipeline. In fact, it’s not just one handset that HTC demoed during a quiet media event on Sunday morning, but four of them. We’re looking at three new Desire handsets – the Desire 530, 630 and 825 – and the higher-end HTC One X9 model (top image). More →