The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission launched an investigation in April into allegations that Samsung was paying students to post negative online comments about HTC devices. At the same time, Samsung allegedly paid the students to recommend Samsung cell phones. The commission said that this type of behavior is akin to false advertising.
Along with fining Samsung, the commission also fined two Taiwanese trading companies it claims were responsible for the Internet campaign.
Samsung said in a statement that it's "… Read more
A Reuters reporter recently took a trip out to one of HTC's factories near Taipei, Taiwan; instead of finding full-scale smartphone production, the reporter found shuttered loading docks and a note tacked on a locked lobby door that read, "Lobby is temporarily closed for use. Thank you for your cooperation."
After inquiring with some inside sources, Reuters reports that HTC is most likely shutting down one of its smartphone production lines. If true, this could be another walloping blow to the beleaguered phone maker.
When contacted by CNET, an HTC spokesperson said that the company is not … Read more
You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are fired simultaneously, capturing the same shot of a subject from multiple angles.
The tide has turned, dragging in new supersize smartphones with screens larger than 5 inches. Nokia's Lumia 1520, HTC's One Max, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 are the three top extra-large handsets sold through US carriers.
Each has its share of strengths and weaknesses that will either line up with your preferences, or disqualify it from your list.
I compare the specs and what it's like to use each phone out in the wild.
Nokia Lumia 1520 HTC One Max Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Dimensions 6.4 x 3.4 x 0.34 in.; 7.4 … Read more
As interest in wearable computing increases, HTC is said to be working on a smartwatch that will snap photos.
The struggling handset maker is expected to release an Android-based smartwatch with a camera by the end of next year, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing an unidentified person described as familiar with the matter. The report emerges a day after HTC CEO Peter Chou was quoted by the Financial Times as saying that the wearable technology market is "a critical segment for us" but that wasn't sure the time is right to jump into the space.
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HTC is having its fair share of trouble in the smartphone market, but the company sees new opportunities in wearable technology and tablets, its two top executives said in an interview.
Speaking to Financial Times in an interview published on Monday, HTC CEO Peter Chou said the wearable technology market is "a critical segment for us," but he's not so sure now is the time to jump into the space.
"It's still too early," Chou said of the wearable technology space. "It has to meet a need, otherwise it's just a gimmick … Read more
The chief executive officer of HTC is handing off some of his duties to the company's chairwoman and founder as the struggling handset maker fights to regain market share, the Financial Times reported Sunday.
Peter Chou will temporarily relinquish some of his responsibilities to Cher Wang to focus on innovation and product development, in a bid to reverse a market share slide that recently resulted in the company's first quarterly net loss in more than 10 years. Wang, who has remained active in the company she founded in 1997, has ramped up her day-to-day duties to include sales, … Read more
Smartphone maker HTC's head of public relations has resigned after four months on the job, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Vice President and Head of Global PR, Corporate, and Internal Communications Lorain Wong -- who was in charge revitalizing of the struggling company's image -- resigned for personal reasons, HTC Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho told Bloomberg. She will stay on as a consultant for three to four months.
Wong, a former employee of AT&T and CBS Evening News, started working for the HTC in June.
Her resignation marks another departure for the company … Read more
Apple is holding its iPad event on October 22, so all the rumors will finally be put to rest. The latest, which I think will come true, is that the iPad 5 will have a Touch ID sensor, just like the iPhone 5S. A recent video from Unbox Therapy also suggests that the next-gen iPad will incorporate this touch sensor security.
I mean, why wouldn't it? It seems to be a novel idea on the iPhone 5S, and it sure does make buying things in the App Store a bit faster.
Also this week, a new report says that … Read more