If you live in America and are passionate about HTC smartphones, the company has a treat in store. HTC just announced via its official blog a special Developer Edition of its hotly anticipated HTC One flagship handset. The device costs an unsubsidized $649 and will ship only to buyers with U.S. ZIP codes. … Read more
It looks like there's more bad news down the pike for HTC and its One flagship phone.
The handset vendor said today it is pushing back the phone's arrival of preorders in certain markets to the end of the month, with a formal rollout to other markets in April, according to a company representative. HTC told CNET last week that Singapore wouldn't get the One until April.
HTC previously targeted the phone to launch globally this month.
It's another setback for a company that can ill afford another hiccup. HTC has struggled to turn around its … Read more
As successful as Samsung's Galaxy S franchise is now, it's easy to forget the Korean consumer electronics giant's first attempt at the American smartphone market was met with an apathetic shrug.
The U.S. launch of the first Galaxy S smartphone took place at a gallery on the west side of Manhattan more than two years ago. When it came time for J.K. Shin, head of Samsung's mobile business, to formally announce the Galaxy S flagship smartphone, a black cloth cover was pulled back to unveil not one, but four different devices with the forgettable … Read more
Freshly leaked details for an upcoming HTC Myst seem to confirm rumors of a new "Facebook phone."
Specifications obtained by Unwired View line up nicely with previous chatter for the so-called Facebook smartphone. Reportedly, HTC and AT&T will again collaborate on an Android smartphone targeted at Facebook addicts. It's still unclear, however, how soon such a device would arrive on store shelves.
Hardware details for the HTC Myst apparently include a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Additionally, the handset could feature a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a … Read more
HTC and Android have both emerged as victors in a patent squabble with Nokia in Germany.
The District Court of Mannheim ruled today that HTC did not violate two Nokia patents in question, according to the IDG News Service.
The two cases stem from last May, when Nokia filed lawsuits against HTC, BlackBerry, and Viewsonic, citing 45 different patent violations among the three sued companies. HTC has been seeking licensing fees from the three companies for using the technologies described in the patents.
This is an update a long time coming since the HTC One X+ already runs a fresh helping of Google's mobile operating system. To be clear, the version of this software is Android 4.1 and not the most recent 4.2 Jelly Bean variant you'll find on LG's Nexus 4. Still, a new infusion of code is … Read more
Things continue to look grim for HTC.
The handset maker reported that its sales in February fell 44 percent to 11.3 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$380.4 million) from a year ago, the lowest level in three years. On a month-over-month basis, sales had fallen 27 percent.
HTC is hoping the company has hit bottom. The new One flagship smartphone is poised to hit markets toward the end of this month, which should revive some of its results. In addition, the first quarter is typically a tough one for handset vendors, many of which come off a strong … Read more
Waiting is never easy. And in the fast-paced smartphone market, it feels like you can wait forever before buying a new phone, because there's always a better one around the corner.
For the smartphone consumer, it's a delicate balance in deciding when to pull the trigger on the next smartphone purchase. While the upgrade cycle of devices seems nearly constant, I've noticed that the spring and summer have become the sweet spot for the introduction of most of the year's hottest devices.
In this Ask Maggie, a reader is already content to wait for the Samsung … Read more
There's one complaint that often crops up with the Galaxy S III: it feels "plastic-y."
At a time when competitors are using glass, aluminum, and even higher quality plastics such as polycarbonate, Samsung has stuck to its guns with a thin, bendable plastic body.
Which is why the Galaxy S4 won't stray too far from that design philosophy.
CNET sat down with Y.H. Lee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business, to discuss the company's thoughts on design. When Samsung looks at what materials to use, it isn't just taking into consideration … Read more
HTC quietly confirmed today (or should I say quietly and brilliantly?) that its custom Sense 5 interface will come to select 2012 Android smartphones. A post on the company's Facebook from last week tells of multiple models which should expect the new HTC experience.
The short list of devices tapped for the HTC Sense 5 UI are the HTC One X, One X+, One S and the HTC Butterfly. HTC does not explicitly name which iterations will see the update though it mentions "global variants." Depending on how loosely this is interpreted, we might see the Droid … Read more