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White HTC butterfly is all set to be launched in China tomorrow, the timing for the launch is said to be 04 08. Although, HTC butterfly has been in Chinese market since a month back but it was in a different color range i.e. black and red. But, it seems that white color is more preferred by the Chinese nation. That is why; already 400,000 pre-orders from different users have been booked by the brand.
The price of the phone is relatively high in comparison to what a typical Chinese phone costs i.e. $772 or 4,799 Yuan. But, there is a wide difference in a typical Chinese phone and this new HTC butterfly. This really justifies the high pricing of this new phone from the HTC.
Furthermore, it is recognized that HTC butterfly is somewhat similar to Droid DNA in terms of looks and features. But, there are few differences among them. HTC butterfly has a waterproof screen, but, has no LTE or wireless charging built-in. Although, HTC is trying to develop a new technology for HTC butterfly which will remotely make phone calls, send text messages, capture photos and play music. This all would be done through a Bluetooth remote which is named as HTC mini.
HTC butterfly can now be run remotely because HTC has launched a remote by the name of mini which allows it to be run in this way. Users just need to connect the remote via Bluetooth and they can use the phone remotely. This remote is now offered in China which its flagship device and any user having HTC butterfly can buy it. This remote is, though, NFC enabled and has many worthwhile features.
HTC mini allows the users to make any call from the phone remotely and also shows any messages belonging to the user. It also allows the users to check out the call log, but, doesn't really allow attending any call or typing messages. This remote is really beneficial in a way that it minimizes the chances of the phone being snatched as its one of the lucrative phones these days. If the phone is plugged into HDTV, HTC mini can even navigate into phone's menus.
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HTC will be holding a press conference on February 19, a week before the Mobile World Congress 2013. The press conference event will take place in New York and will start at 10:00AM EST.
Currently there are rumors going around that the Taiwanese company will announce its HTC M7 device. The smartphone will boast the smallest 1080p screen on the market, and the 4.7" display mind-blowing pixel a pixel density of 468 ppi.
We saw the leaked images of the HTC M7, but yet to be officially confirmed at this point. It's highly likely the M7 to run HTC's latest Sense UI 5.0 on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Above screenshot is HTC CEO Peter Chou using the white M7 to take a few shots of the crowd. Rumored by PocketNow, that it's the HTC M7 we're looking at, it also said that white option is pretty much confirmed.
HTC's got an event scheduled for just over two weeks from now, on February 19, where we're expecting to get the full skinny on the M7, which should now include news of this white option. Be sure to check in with us then for our coverage of the New York event.
According to various leaks, HTC M7 is the next flagship is set to feature a quad-core Qualcomm processor (predictably), a 4.7-inch 1920 x 1080 (full HD) display, 32GB of internal storage, no microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Looks like a photo of the HTC One was leaked, featuring its new front panel. Evleaks, which has a history of accurate disclosures, has revealed the photo and it might just be the real thing.
HTC made over its popular smartphone and replaced the three-button combo with just a back and a home button. Moreover, it now has two speakers on both ends, which should make multimedia experience a lot satisfactory.
On the other hand, the new HTC One will feature a 4.7" 1080p standard display with 468 pixels per inch. Considering the leaked photo and some previous reports, the HTC One will run on Krait quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset and 2 GB RAM. It might also feature HTC Sense 5.0 for its user interface, instead of Android 4.2 as earlier hinted.
In addition, Flicker was abuzz with a photo that was allegedly taken by the HTC One with its 13MP cam, which is also said to feature "ultrapixels". There will be concurrent events to possibly launch the HTC One on the 19th in New York and London.
In two days, HTC will launch its number one smartphone, the HTC One and a black one is ready for offer, aside from the silver variant that is previously shown on released official HTC One photos.
One of the major changes in appearance includes the two-button controls on the bottom of the phone, which are not present on its predecessor. Also, since HTC will launch on different continents simultaneously, it seems to imply that the black HTC will be launched in the US and the silver one in London, at least judging by the press shot.
Furthermore, all major US carriers will offer HTC One on their smartphone line-up and Verizon is said to launch the latest HTC One version last. Prices will vary depending on the memory but must not extraordinarily go beyond $300. This is a 4.7-incher and runs on 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon.
HTC is finally sticking to just one flagship carrier as opposed to announcing and releasing a barrage of One-devices, which can only confuse buyers. The Taiwanese firm lost steam against bigger players such as Samsung and Apple and its recent plan to concentrate on the HTC One for the entire year is a move welcomed by many. HTC will definitely make some much-needed changes if it plans to recapture the market with its sleek-looking and well-designed smartphones.
While some fans of other high-end HTC devices were a bit disappointed, this move will enable the company to put emphasis on a core smart phone that can be offered on different carriers. Unless, of course, it breaks its promise, much like what happened with the HTC One X last year.
Some hopefuls are still waiting for HTC to release a phone that uses the Snapdragon 800 processor or maybe a 5-incher. As for now, no one knows if HTC officials will really stick to their plan this time. This might just be a way to keep our eyes off a hidden project, don't you think?
Rogers, a Canada carrier has confirmed that it is taking pre-orders for the HTC One. Those who want to get hold of HTC's flagship phone can already pre-order online, so they will beat out others who would also want to try it first among themselves.
Order before March 22nd and you will be eligible to win a Sharp HDTV along with a media accessory from HTC. Furthermore, Rogers will slash at least $100 off if you would exchange your old smartphone for an HTC One. This amount could even be higher if your smartphone's value is more than $100.
However, the caveat is that you will have to stay with the carrier for at least 3 years, which is a typical term for a plan in Canada. Rogers is putting it at $149.99.
Also, HTC looks like they are already allowing bootloader unlocking and are already supporting developers may have better custom ROMs than what the stock HTC One has. This makes it a really attractive smartphone to own.
It looks like HTC One will not be available on March 15th or if it will be; only a few units might possibly be distributed to retail stores because of parts shortage. As if it's not enough, HTC is actually experiencing shortage of two types of components and these are the camera module and the voice coil motor.
Initially, only an average of 1M units will be shipped in the next two months because of this shortage. Let's hope that HTC will be able to bounce back because, like it or not, there are many who are rooting for the HTC One and are actually labeling it the underdog versus Galaxy S 4 and other leading phones in the market.
This can actually be a good move by the Taiwanese company because they would not want to be overshadowed by the possible success of the Galaxy S 4 launch on March 14th. Introducing the HTC One at a later date will make it possible for them to gather more steam. This is HTC's final chance to redeem their brand and they have to make it right and timing is also quite important.
In a final bid to redeem itself, HTC is now "challenging" Apple and Samsung and taking a different approach in the marketing of its smart devices. If any, HTC is one of the leading innovators in the smartphone industry and has produced sleek and, well, brilliant (no pun) devices over the years. However, it slowly slipped away in market share and along with it, its ability to create and introduce excellent products.
The introduction of its 2013 flagship device, HTC One, has suffered a minor set-back and will only be produced in minimal number of units in the hundred thousands, compared to Samsung's Galaxy S 4, which is said to be produced in hundred millions of units. Despite this, HTC remains upbeat and is even challenging the leaders. It is said to be putting aside ‘Quietly Brilliant' in place of a more proactive stance in their fight to redeem their formerly avant garde company. I am one of those that are hoping that it bounces back to improve its market share.
HTC's Global President of Sales, Jason Mackenzie, speaking recently with Fierce Wireless advised:
We're changing the culture within HTC. Our culture has always embraced this "quietly brilliant" mentality, which meant the good things about being humble. But we've been too quiet. We're embracing that we need to be a challenger. HTC is a company fighting against two of the biggest companies in the world, Apple and Samsung, who have a lot of resources. So we're embracing that.
Source: Fierce Wireless
Focus Taiwan reported HTC One's major set-back on the production of its super important ultrapixel camera components. This comes at a time when HTC needs to be at its most creative and timeliest to redeem itself following years of dwindling sales of its devices.
Insiders reported that the company's key people were informed by their suppliers that two major components of their ultrapixel sensor were extremely limited and will reduce the production of HTC One units to less than half of what was planned.
Consequently, HTC units that were promised to different market segments will also be decreased, leading many to believe that delay in launch of the HTC One to other markets is inevitable.
It could also just be a marketing ploy, which many really hoping that it is. The HTC One was originally slated to be released on March 15th, a day after the extravagant launch of the currently MOST anticipated phone in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S4. It just makes sense to let the hype over the other phone die down first, before introducing their flagship device, for less distraction possibly.
HTC One is experiencing a major logistical nightmare with the shortage in components that are used to make its Ultrapixel camera. For this reason, the HTC One will not be launched by Verizon anytime soon. Furthermore, it will only be delivered to the carrier after all other US carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have all received their HTC One units. Talk about a major delay!
HTC also has not revealed a specific date of launched. What was originally slated on March 15th was moved to the 29th, and who knows when? Some see this as a move to possibly dispel residual Samsung Galaxy S 4 hype, since the Korean device will be launched a day before.
Verizon might also prevent losing HTC clients by launching other phones by the manufacturer instead. There are talks that it might introduce the HTC One as a Droid device. It appears that Verizon will not go without offering some kind of an HTC flagship that has an Ultrapixel camera and the works.
If anything, we love how HTC is confidently making it known that Samsung underwhelmed a group of spectators during its much-publicized launched in New York City. While there are those who are really excited at what the S 4 can do, many were also disappointed that what they have been waiting for was actually "Meh". HTC is one of them, voicing out its opinion over Twitter that the S 4 will actually flop.
It sounds like the brilliant company has something up its sleeves and we might be in the dark. After suffering a major delay with the production of some important components of its HTC One, the company is maintaining its confidence with interesting tweets bashing Samsung's highly popular S 4.
Anyway, we love a good underdog story; let's just hope that HTC will deliver soon.
Source: HTC Twitter
One of HTC's little-known mid-range smartphones, the Desire X, may benefit from an Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update. This device was launched in August last year running on ICS. A version of the phone showed up in the list of Bluetooth Special Interest Group and is running on Android 4.1. Although it is not the latest Jelly Bean version, users of the Desire X will certainly see marked improvements and additions using the Jelly Bean.
An official date of the Jelly Bean rollout for the HTC Desire X has not yet been set but as of moment it is very likely that the Desire X will be upgraded soon. This 4-incher smartphone has the following for its features: a dual-core Snapdragon MSM 8225, less than 1GB RAM, 5MP camera and Beats Audio.
In case you're still left in the dark, HTC started a trade-in deal last month that allows you to receive a $100 prepaid Visa when you buy an HTC One and exchange an old smartphone. According to the company, they are extending the promo until April 4th to accommodate those who still request for it. To qualify for the promo, you need to register online and send in a copy of your HTC One receipt to get your gift card. That can be considered an outright $100 discount-if you don't mind waiting for the unit to be available because of the delay.
HTC looks like it really wants to compete head-to-head with Samsung and Apple and with the recent delays in the delivery of their HTC One; this just might appease anxious customers for a bit. Hope is not lost for the Taiwanese company and the bottom line is that people just want to see what the HTC One can offer and it's taking painfully long.
If there ever was a time for HTC to be extremely timely with their products, now is it. But with the delay in shipment caused by issues with production, they are losing precious time in creating interest into HTC One because unless you have plenty of money to spend on marketing, you won't be able to capture people's attention without a unit.
Adding to the insult is that this might be HTC's last chance to save itself from the effects of bad internal decisions. With the sleek aluminum design of the HTC One, it is very hard not to like. Also, personally, HTC has created pretty good smartphones from the Nexus to the HD 2. However, they were not able to sustain it and it reflected on various aspects of their business.
If the HTC One does not get shipped this month and that the Company does not do all it can to come up with deadlines, then their flagship devices would have to deal with more scene stealers from Sony, Motorola, LG and even Apple, at worst, it could mean the demise for the formerly innovative company.
Source: Yahoo News
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HTC announced that HTC One will only be available in North America on the last week of April due to shortage of parts of its camera. Although this may sound quite disappointing, the company actually did not expect to see more people interested on the HTC One since it is literally competing against the phone of the year, which is the Samsung Galaxy S IV.
First markets to receive the HTC One are Germany and UK, along with Taiwan, which is the home of the company. All others need to wait until April to get their units-if HTC shipments do materialize before April ends.
Here's the statement from HTC
HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers' patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.
Originally, HTC planned to launch the One on March 15th but immediately retracted the time to March 29th because of the shortage in components. Also, for this reason, some markets would have to wait before they can get their hands on this much-awaited smartphone by the quietly brilliant company. Delays do happen when it comes to launches, however, let's hope that this is the last time that the date will be moved again.
The HTC Evo 4G (trademarked in capitals as EVO 4G, also marketed as HTC EVO WiMAX ISW11HT in Japan) is a smartphone developed by HTC Corporation and marketed as Sprint's flagship Android smartphone, running on its WiMAX network. The smartphone launched on June 4, 2010. The HTC EVO features hardware very similar to the HTC HD2, a smartphone running Windows Mobile. The device is sometimes referenced as the Android version of the HTC HD2 although a variety of features are only available on the EVO 4G.
The HTC One X is a touchscreen-based, slate-sized smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC. It runs the Android 4.1.1 mobile operating system with the HTC Sense 4+ graphical user interface. By date, it was the first HTC phone to be equipped with a quad-core processor and made it the fastest HTC phone to date. The One X was announced on February 26, 2012 at the Mobile World Congress, and considered as a flagship product of HTC One series.
HTC might really have a legitimate reason to announce that pre-orders for the HTC One have exceeded their expectations and that more people in US have pre-registered for info and to purchase their flagship smartphone.
If anything, HTC truly needs plenty of similar news and encouragement since they have suffered a lot of set-backs last year and this year is no exception. The company is in a tough predicament following the delay of shipment and launch of its HTC One in various key markets. Because of this, it may have to launch very close to the Samsung Galaxy S 4's, which is quite a competition to beat.
Another likely rival is Sony's waterproof Xperia Z, which has been aggressively marketing its newest smartphone over Europe and Asia. Because of the delay in the production of components, the company will only be able to ship less than 300,000 units, which can easily push away potential HTC One clients who are not willing to wait too long.
HTC is reprising the Butterfly and has announced that the new one will come out as another high-end device after HTC One. It can be recalled that the Butterfly was introduced in October last year and a sequel is now in the works possibly because of strong sales for this unit.
The Butterfly was also the first HTC smartphone to feature a Full HD display and it remains to be seen when HTC plans to release the next Butterfly. This announcement was quite unexpected because others didn't think that the Butterfly will endure and will create a niche in the market.
On the contrary, it was actually launched in various markets and HTC will not change anything regarding the brand because of the demand for it. No specific date of release has been announced yet but if it has anything new to offer, it will surely be embraced by many HTC supporters.
According to a screenshot taken by the folks at Engadget, it looks to us like the cheapest HTC One on contract will be priced at $250. Engadget did not receive any official information regarding the flagship's pricing or specific availability. But this should give you some idea what the plans of AT&T will likely be.
The 64GB model looks like it will take a bit more time to get out of the gate, though the tipster says it will cost $299.99 when it's ready.
Other than AT&T, T-Mobile has announced that the HTC One is "coming soon" for $99 up-front, and rumors earlier today suggested Sprint's model would cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T's rumored $249.99 price-point would place the HTC One in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy S4, which is already the clear winner when it comes to popularity.
Kind of sad for HTC, seeing it's earning drop quarter after quarter. Taiwan's largest smartphone maker HTC, posted its lowest quarterly profit on record after the delay of its newest flagship phone caused revenue to miss the company's target.
The net income for HTC in the first quarter was just $2.8 million, a painful 98% drop compared to the year ago quarter. Still, any profit is better than a loss, so it's not all bad. Revenue for Q1 2013 was $1.4 billion, down 37% over the year ago quarter (which saw $470 million in net income).
HTC lost early momentum for its HTC One handset in February as a shortage of camera components forced it to delay shipments in key markets by as much as a month. Hopes for revenue rebound this quarter may be limited as the new device becomes widely available less than a month before Samsung's new Galaxy S4, which goes on sale in the U.S. on April 26.
Recently Facebook announced the Facebook Home device - the HTC First - which targets the social network's 1+ billion people with a Facebook-made launcher called Home.
Amazon's resellers are selling the HTC One unlocked for whopping $799. T-Mobile's HTC One will be released on April 19, too. It can't be pre-ordered, but we know it's going to cost $99 upfront with $20 per month for two years. AT&T and Sprint are both asking $199.99 on contract. So unless you must have the Unlocked version, i wouldn't recommend it.
HTC will also introduce a Developer Edition of the One on April 19. This comes with 64GB of internal memory, unlocked SIM and unlocked bootloader, and will cost $649. You should get that instead.
HTC One is the Taiwanese company's flagship smartphone for 2013, offering lots of high-end features, including a 4.7 inch Full HD display, LTE, quad-core 1.7GHz processor, and a 4MP Ultrapixel camera.
The 5-inch HTC Butterfly is now available in pink exclusively for the Taiwanese market. It is expected to be delivered and sold this month. The HTC Butterfly is perfect for those who are looking for a phone with a bigger display. It features a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, edge-to-edge screen that displays crisp photos and videos, comparable to the iPhone 5 (IMHO), 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and the works.
Originally, it comes in white and red, but for some reason HTC thought it better to introduce a pink Butterfly and only in Taiwan. This will really cater to a very specific market, most likely for young girls and women who want a pink device that has enough power and features for satisfactory browsing, computing and other functions.
HTC has launched another smartphone in Taiwan. Jack Tong, HTC North Asia-Pacific region president, said at the phone launch that his company hopes to attract more customers in the mid-tier smartphone market.
HTC Desire L features a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, no front camera, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, HSPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Beats Audio, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs a yet unknown version of Android, but it's either 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC Desire L being sold outright for NT$10,900 (US$366). There is also the option of paying NT$2,990 plus an additional NT$897 monthly fee for a service plan.
Great news for everyone waiting to get their hands on the brand new HTC One. The 32GB unlocked HTC One is currently back in stock on the official store in USA and is available for purchase for just $574.99. Similarly, the 64GB developer edition of HTC One is available for purchase, and costs $649.99!
HTC has partnered with LetsTalk.com for fulfilling the orders. Unlocked HTC One was open for pre-order earlier this month, and there were reports of a slight delay in dispatching the two models. At the time of writing this post, both the versions are back in stock and you can directly place an order with them. Moreover, HTC is now claiming that all orders placed by 2PM PST will ship within 24 hours.
HTC One Unlocked Features
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System
- 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor
- 32GB Onboard Storage
- SIM unlocked
- Gorgeous Full Metal Body with Zero Gap Design
- Dual Audio Speakers Powered with HTC BoomSoundTM
- UltraPixel Camera with HTC ZoeTM Feature Captures Up to 20 Photos and a 3-Second Video
- Works as a TV Remote
To purchase the unlocked version of the HTC One, hit the following link. If you are more interested in the 64GB developer edition, you will find that here.
If the HTC One is just too small for your needs, how about the HTC T6, a 5.9-inch HTC device code-named the T6 is purportedly in development.
It's rumored that HTC is planning to launch a 5.9 inch Full HD Android device, currently codenamed T6. According to EVleaks, the HTC T6 will come with a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Boom Sound speakers, an Ultrapixel rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3300 mAh battery. It's said that the T6 will run the unreleased Android Key Lime Pie.
The HTC One already encroached on Samsung's Android dominance with the Galaxy S4, but based on newly leaked specs, HTC is thinking bigger.
While the phablet game has largely been Samsung's to lose at this point, the supposed specs for the T6 might finally give the Note series a run for its money.
HTC One is now available in 24-carat gold and platinum, that's right. Retailing prices start at £1895, Goldgenie's Gold HTC One phone is available in a choice of Gold (£1895), Rose Gold (£1995), or Platinum (£2095) plating. Featured in either Silver or Black, users can choose 32GB or 64 GB of memory. All phones are delivered in a beautifully customised Goldgenie box, making this a complete gift-to-go.
That's exactly the thought that crossed the minds of the jewelry experts from Goldgenie, who have done a premium edition of the popular smartphone. The HTC One is now available with 24-carat gold plating, and, as expected, isn't what you'd call affordable. Not that the rest of the recent Goldgenie makeovers are.
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HTC One is currently available in grey, black and red. some also have seen it in 24-carat gold. But now you can get it in blue, if press images leaked out by @evleaks are to be believed, a blue variant of the HTC One will be hitting store shelves some time this year.
Last week we heard that Verizon may get an exclusive on this particular hue in the United States which still seems odd, as we would have expected the carrier nicknamed Big Red to go for, you know, the red One as an exclusive - but alas that seems to have been grabbed by Sprint.
As you can see above the phone looks no different than your standard HTC One, but all of its aluminum is now a fine matte blue color with black plastic accents and a silver "Beats Audio" branding on the bottom. We personally think it looks quite stylish, but who knows where or when it will be made available.
HTC's One Mini might be arriving in the UK a bit sooner than expected. Carphone Warehouse and Expansys are both saying that the new handset should be in stock starting tomorrow, August 9. Carphone Warehouse allows customers to get the One Mini either on contract.
HTC One mini can be currently reserved for 380 British Pounds. That is equal to about 445 euro or $578. In return, one gets a mid-range Android smartphone with outstanding design, and decent specs, such as a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p display, and an UltraPixel camera that can shoot HDR video in 1080p resolution. To learn more about this device, our HTC One mini hands-on may hold the answers to your burning questions.
MobileFun is accepting pre-orders for both the silver and black variants of the HTC One mini. The smartphone is expected to be delivered to customers in a month or so.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the HTC Sense 5 topping has been unleashed in the form of an over-the-air update for the HTC One X+. Vr-Zone caught the roll-out of the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update with firmware version 2.17.709.12 for HTC One X+, the HTC One X enhanced smartphone version, and now receiving several new features including the HTC Sense UI major iteration.
HTC One X+ owners should expect at least 484 MB update size via Over-the-Air procedure which requires the device to free the necessary storage space to download and install the official firmware. In addition, the update is only exclusive to HTC One X+ units which are unlocked in Asia and soon to be pushed throughout Europe and the United States.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
- - Daydream feature
- - Lock screen widgets
- - Quick Settings with 12 default settings
- - Actionable Notifications
- - BlinkFeed home screen
- - Video highlights for creating 30-second clips from gallery images
- - Lock focus in the camera viewfinder
- - Battery improvements
- - Battery percentage in the status bar
- - Music player updated with live lyrics support and visualisation
- - HTC Sense 5 UI
- - New lock screen style: Widget power
- - Sleep mode option in Power settings
- - Improved accessibility with triple tap to magnify screen
- - Gesture mode navigation for blind users
- - Performance enhancements
- - Wireless display support
The latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was about to hit the HTC One developer edition this week, and indeed the update is rolling out today, but it seems to be on a global scale for the unlocked versions out there.
The update 564.04MB, so we strongly recommending to make use of high-speed internet connection to initiate the update. It might take 15-25 min based on your internet connection speed. We are started our digging to find out new additions. Stay tuned in to us for in-depth information.
If you are also HTC One owner and residing in U.S, then checkout the update manually simply by entering into Settings -> About Phone -> Software updates -> Look for updates. If you can't see any update notification then don't be concerned, it will be appear as soon as your device gets qualified for Android 4.3 update. We are again repeating that the update will require 2-3 weeks hitting all devices.
- Android 4.3 update
- Battery charging percentage indicator
- Improved Gallery
- Low-light performance noticeably improved
- Added few more Video highlights options
- Ability to add soundtracks to your Highlights
- Overall System got stable and more
We have heard rumors of an Amazon smartphone for more than a year now, according to Financial Times report, the retail giant uses HTC to help it make its upcoming devices. Three different smartphones have been demonstrated to be in development, according to The Financial Times article, only one of the HTC-made devices is apparently close to completion.
One source warns the paper that while one of the devices is in the advanced stages of development, Amazon has pushed back its timetable before.
Amazon has not responded to requests for discuss the report, though it stated it has "no plans to offer a phone this year". HTC's chief of promoting Ben Ho also declined to discuss the Amazon partnership, but said that the manufacture is "always exploring new opportunities".
It looks like HTC One max will also be on AT&T, according to GSMArena, who got a press photo of the phone courtesy of @evleaks. Initially, Sprint and Verizon Wireless were the only US carriers to carry the HTC One max in the United States. Therefore, the appearance of the phablet in AT&T livery surely caught us by surprise.
HTC One Max will get the latest Android release, coupled with the most up-to-date edition of HTC's proprietary Sense UI.
HTC One Max Features:
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
- 5.9" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 373ppi pixel density
- Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.5
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
- 4 MP autofocus "UltraPixel" camera with 1/3" sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
- 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- HTC Zoe
- 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV-out (Miracast)
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- 16GB/32GB of built-in storage, expandable via a microSD slot
- MHL-enabled microUSB port
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Sleek aluminum body
- Front-mounted stereo speakers with BoomSound tech
- Class-leading audio output
Great news to those HTC One M8 owners on Verizon Wireless, it looks like it's your turn to grab a piece of the Android 5.0 Lollipop action. According to the carrier's support page, the update should be rolling out to devices now. HTC One M8 for Sprint and T-Mobile already got the treatment.
The update is available OTA (Over the Air). It brings a host of improvements to the HTC One M5 headed by brand new ART runtime and Material Design update for the device's native applications. It also brings Android beyond smartphones and tablets, allowing access to apps and Android services on other connected screens like TVs, cars and wearables. The new material design offers complex animations and 3-D views, 64-bit ABI support and improved runtime.
The document is on the update is available check it out here.
Source: Verizon Wireless
According to HTC's CEO, their recent innovations has caused trouble the current market leader in the world of Smartphones i.e. Samsung Co. According to him, Samsung hasn't been much active in the market during the recent times; on the other hand, HTC has been on a move. Especially, by launching the first ever 5-INCH full HD display phone by the name of HTC J Butterfly.
HTC J Butterfly hasn't had made an arousing debut on the world stage, especially, in Japan where it beat the first week sales of iPhone 5. In Taiwan, similar sort of scenario is expected by HTC's executive. HTC has though taken these sales as unexpected and they look this as a gateway to some better sales revenue in upcoming future. HTC executive lastly said, his team each day is working upon furnishing some of the best products for their consumers and everyone can expect far better products from them in future.
It's almost the end of the first quarter of 2013 but it feels like the bell of this year's ultimate smartphone battle has yet to be rung. On one corner, we have the HTC One which was announced last February. Indeed, the HTC One made a grand entrance with features like a new "ultrapixel" camera technology, a high grade aluminum body, 1.7 GHz quad core processor, and 4.7 inch 1080p screen display. With these features, The HTC One definitely deserves the spotlight.
On the other hand, we have Samsung Galaxy S IV stealing the spotlight. This device will officially be launched in Times Square on March 14th, a few more days to go from now. Leaks of the technical specifications of this device have been out on the internet for quite some time now. The features include a new PHOLED display screen, an eye tracking software, and a dual quad core processor which is essentially eight cores all in all.
Both devices are worthy to be pitted against each other. But the question is will the S IV, the current Android flagship of Samsung, perform and reach the expectations laid out before it or will HTC One, the underdog, deliver a more powerful punch strong enough to take the round once more?
HTC President Mike Woodward was interviewed by the Business Insider and unabashedly mentioned that HTC was quite pleased that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 offered a rather boring design and without much any innovation. Although he also acknowledged the Galaxy S 4's numerous software add-ons, but then cited after that these are more gimmicky than they are groundbreaking.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the Korean company is spending too much on creating hype and admittedly said that HTC is no match for Samsung when it comes to ad and marketing campaigns. However, he thinks that their flagship phone the HTC One will stand a chance against the S 4, specs-wise. Well, we can't wait until the device is shipped to see what's in store for HTC fans who would love a good come-back story for the company.
The smartphone war just got uglier! Samsung is being accused of paying fake reviewers of the HTC One and the matter has just been brought to the Taiwanese FTC. This prompted an investigation from the commission.
Most people who contemplate on buying gadgets and other high-tech devices would almost always search for reviews about them to better decide if they'll buy or not. However, Samsung purportedly pays for reverse-marketing HTC products, most specifically, the HTC One, which is arguably the most popular opponent of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S IV.
Samsung confirms that it was involved in the "unfortunate incident" and that they would no longer resort to this type of marketing. Furthermore, if found to be on the offensive, the Korean giant stands to pay USD $835k for violating fair trade policies.
Google and Microsoft both reportedly want to extend the Nexus 7 and Surface tablet lineups to include smartphones as a means to further increase the penetration of their own platforms, but the two companies will implement the techniques in a different tune, based on industry sources.
Google aims to launch smartphones based on its Nexus 7 platform in cooperation using a number of smartphone branded vendors with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and HTC likely to be potential partners, said the sources.
However, Microsoft is reportedly tapping ODM maker Pegatron for that production of WP8-based smartphones slated for launch within the first half of 2013, the sources indicated.
Google reportedly will permit branded vendors setting hardware specifications along with looks of the forthcoming Nexus smartphones so long as the models are based on its latest native Android system, said the sources, adding this approach seems to be acceptable to brand players, since Google apparently is keeping its promise of not offering preferential treatment to Motorola.
Microsoft's go on to cooperate with ODMs could backfire, since its own-brand WP8 smartphones may compete directly with comparable models via its brand partners, including Nokia, HTC and Samsung. The three branded vendors have unveiled their WP8 models.
Additionally, Microsoft also requires all WP8 models to utilize the same platform and interface, reducing the differentiation of WP8 smartphones and thus creating more competition in the same camp, the source commented.
To hype the interest for the HTC One, and the delayed in most markets, HTC is kicking marketing into high gear, with new ads and music video appearances.
Video 1: Check out the official music video of Hollaphonic's new single featuring the new HTC One.
Video 2: HTC One commercial shows off the benefits of BoomSound and how it enhanced the consumer experience by having front-facing stereo speakers as opposed to a mono speaker on the back of the device.
There were some rumors regarding to the upcoming HTC Sense and Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One and HTC Butterfly. All were expecting HTC Sense 5.1 to show up, but instead, the version of HTC UI in latest Android 4.2.2 update is still 5.0. However, it does have a lot of important changes. See below for a list.
List of improvements:
- 1. % battery icon
- 2. Android EQS
- 3. Android Daydream
- 4. Long press home button works as menu button.
- 5. Minor changes in the app drawer and dock
HTC just sent out word via Twitter that the HTC One will not be delivered to Verizon. It can be recalled that components for its camera have been very limited and that HTC One deliveries will actually be delayed as a result. On the other hand, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint will all get their limited shares of units and will possibly receive their shipment this month. There is no exact date of release yet.
In place of the HTC One, Verizon recommends users to get the DROID DNA with its quad core Snapdragon chip and 5-inch display. Furthermore, it will conveniently receive the latest Jelly Bean roll out and the HTC Sense 5.0 interface similar to the HTC One. However, not everyone likes the way DROID DNA looks compared to the One. It seems like HTC is doing all it can for damage control.
Source: Twitter HTC
At T-Mobile.com, HTC One page is now live. Therefore if you have been wondering how you can acquire this gadget which was termed by David as the 2013's most important phone, in the ultimate, you can secure online this Glacial silver version. This gadget does not like the variant of Stealth Black but is offering free car dock fore every purchase. This deal is not bad.
There are simple choice plans from where you can choose that which suits your needs and budget. The first plan is $579.99 outright. The second plan is $99.99 as the first installment followed by $20 every month for period of 24 months. The good news is that you will not pay more even if you choose the monthly installments. In other words, you are offered interest free loan that is, $99.99 plus [24 months multiplied by $20] = $579.99. Among other features HTC One has internal storage of 32GB.