HTC has planned a press event for March 25 at which we expect to see the company introduce its flagship smartphone for 2014 (the formal invitations just went out today). Though HTC has yet to spill any details about what we'll see that day -- all signs point to an "HTC One 2" -- I have a few suggestions as to what needs to happen before the company can hit a home run. Sure, some of these are little more ambitious than others, but that's all right. There's at least a month's worth of … Read more
The HTC Desire 8 should provide a large, albeit mid-range, Android experience when it makes its debut.
According to a fresh set of leaked specs out of evleaks, the handset should include a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB RAM. The display size is tipped to be a bordering-on-phablet 5.5-inches with a 720p resolution that should put the image quality around 267 pixels per inch.
Additional specifications for the Desire 8 include 8GB internal storage with microSD expansion, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.CNET's full coverage of Mobile World Congress
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The next HTC One is poised for some color changes, according to a new report.
The Twitter account @evleaks, which has been reliably leaking product images for quite some time, has revealed two new versions of the upcoming sequel to the HTC One. The first model comes in a dark gray, while the other features a silver finish. Another Twitter account, @htcfamily_ru, showed off a blue version.
There have even been reports of a gold version of what's been dubbed the HTC One 2.
The next HTC One flagship is widely viewed as an integral component in that company'… Read more
HTC plans a private demonstration next week of a smartwatch, the first of three wearable devices next week, a well-placed source told Bloomberg.
The troubled handset maker will preview a prototype smartwatch based on Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch for wireless carriers during the Mobile World Congress, a source described as having direct knowledge of the company's plans told the news agency. The device will feature Qualcomm's Mirasol display technology, Bluetooth connectivity, and a music player, the person familiar said.
HTC is also working on two other wearable devices, including another smartwatch based on the Google Now predictive search … Read more
HTC will unveil its next flagship smartphone, the successor to its HTC One, on March 25.
Invitations are being sent out, and a company representative confirmed the event to CNET. As with last year's event, it will be held in New York and London, with New York designated as the main site.
There's a lot riding on the successor to the HTC One, codenamed M8, with the company's profits and sales continuing to fall. While the HTC One was well regarded and won critical praise for its all-metal design, it got overshadowed by the marketing blitz of … Read more
Android is free to device makers, but it seems there are a few catches.
A couple of documents examined by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday show that Android phone and tablet makers must adhere to a strict set of conditions if they want access to key apps when adopting Google's free and open mobile operating system. Device manufacturers are required to preinstall certain Google apps, set Google as the default search provider, and ensure that the Search and Play Store icons are placed "at least on the panel immediately adjacent to the Default Home Screen," according … Read more
For the first time ever, more than 1 billion smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2013. This is mostly thanks to Android.
New data from research firm IDC shows that Android stayed strong throughout the year reaching a total of 793.6 million shipments -- this gave it 78.6 percent market share. While Apple's iOS held a steady second place with 153.4 million shipments and 15.2 percent market share. Together the two operating systems accounted for 95.7 percent of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, and 93.8 percent for the full year.… Read more