Posted by dnovak on April 10, 2013 ·
The HTC First isn’t Facebook’s first phone. But perhaps it will be the company’s first successful smartphone.
The First was announced in tandem with Facebook’s new Home launcher. Unlock the First and you’ll immediately be presented with a host of Facebook associated apps, along with a messaging system that integrates into the phone.
Spec wise, the First falls some where in the middle. [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 29, 2013 ·
While HTC’s Status Facebook phone wasn’t exactly a blockbuster product, it does look like Facebook is looking to partner once again with HTC for a second-generation handset. On April 4th, a Facebook media event is scheduled to occur, and they’re titling it, “Come See Our New Home on Android”. We know that the event is set to feature an HTC smartphone with a custom, [...]
Posted by dnovak on November 25, 2012 ·
The HTC Droid DNA
HTC has seen some difficult times lately, as it has seen it’s place in the smartphone market steadily shrink amid gains by competitors Apple and Samsung. As late as Q3 2011 it was the leading smartphone manufacturer in the United States. The company needs a shot in the arm and believes that the Droid DNA smartphone is the medicine. The question is, will it turn out to be the [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 1, 2012 ·
HTC’s rumored DROID Incredible X smartphone has reportedly been given the green light as one of Google’s upcoming Nexus devices. Google is presumed to have 5 new Nexus devices available this fall. Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet, the first Nexus-branded device of 2012. Google has now reportedly partnered with HTC to produce the Google Nexus 5 [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 19, 2012 ·
HTC’s Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S are the company’s first real Windows Phone handsets. While HTChas made decent stabs at previous Windows Phone devices, it seems that the company is finally taking Windows Phone seriously. And why shouldn’t it? HTC is getting pushed out of the Android game quite quickly, so it makes sense to diversify its handset portfolio with a different operating [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 17, 2012 ·
HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 device has just been outted as the HTC 8X. The 8X will feature a 4.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera capable of capturing 1080p HD video, NFC, Beats Audio and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. The 8X is expected to be unveiled in a couple of days during HTC’s [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 4, 2012 ·
According to sources, HTC’s new Windows Phone 8 devices will come integrated with Beats Audio. The first Windows 8 device to include the technology will be the HTC Accord, which will feature a Beats Audio branding similar to HTC’s Android-based One X and One S. The smartphone will also include a special Beats Audio application that will let users control the output on the handset.
Posted by dnovak on August 27, 2012 ·
Phtos of a new HTC device, code-named the “Proto”, hit the interwebs, and it looks like the company’s follow-up to the One series that launched earlier this year. The Verge brought these to light, and they say the Proto is just 9.62 millimeters thin and features a four-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera and a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor.
Verge describes the phone’s [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 24, 2012 ·
After HTC’s launch of their One series and their subsequent mediocre sales numbers, the company is planning to significantly reduce the prices of its Android and Windows Phone devices. The plan will affect models already on the market as well as future products. HTC will also no longer integrate Beats Audio technology into the majority of its handsets. Once a top-of-the-list [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 15, 2012 ·
Sony’s decided to out details on PlayStation Mobile, it’s upcoming cross-platform gaming service. It will connect to your own PSN ID, linking into its software store, which will provide a plethora of portable experiences. Sony’s also announced that ASUS and Wikipad hardware will join the line-up. We can already recognize a handful of Xperia phones alongside the Tablet S [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 10, 2012 ·
HTC is issuing an update to version 4.0.4, launching today, which will allow users to map menu functionality to the lower right ‘recent app’ key, while it will also give camera enhancement like white balance and continuous autofocus improvements. Expect a handful of stability improvements as well as a dedicated tab switcher for the built-in browser, particularly if you haven’t [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 9, 2012 ·
We all know that the iPhone 5 is on its way in a couple of months. Now, rumors suggest that the latest addition of the iPhone will be accompanied by the unveiling of the iPad Mini as well.
Recent rumors suggest that an iPad Mini screen is already in production, leading some people to believe that this follows the speculation of a fall release.
Check out the video courtesy of CNET…
Posted by dnovak on May 7, 2012 ·
HTC and Verizon just unveiled their newest DROID-branded smartphone, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. It will launch in a few weeks, and the newest addition to the Incredible family features a 4-inch qHD Super LCD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
No details regarding pricing were made [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 30, 2012 ·
Verizon has recently given us a good glimpse of the smartphone landscape for late summer and early fall this year, staring the Samsung Galaxy S3. The lineup will include more than one Verizon flagship smartphone, and all of the details push Verizon way ahead of the pack in terms of offerings.
Beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S3, we know that it will definitely be offered by Big Red, [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 27, 2012 ·
New reports are suggesting that a new “Facebook phone” is being developed by HTC, reminiscent of the Chacha and the Salsa. The first reports of this phone were leaked back in 2010, but were retracted when Facebook denied that it was working on its own smartphone with hardware and software partner HTC. The handsets that were thought to be Facebook phones ended up being unveiled [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 6, 2012 ·
Sprint and HTC just unveiled the HTC EVO 4G LTE during an NYC press conference. As a Sprint version of the HTC One X, Sprint’s new flagship smartphone features a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with 720p HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera powered by a dedicated ImageChip, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, 16GB of internal [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 4, 2012 ·
Blogger Pocketnow released a leaked press image of Sprint’s upcoming HTC EVO One prior to the handset’s rumored announcement later today. The image pictures the device between the HTC One X for AT&T and the T-Mobile-bound HTC One S. Sprint’s One-series smartphone is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
Posted by dnovak on March 31, 2012 ·
Following earlier reports that Google would be launching their next Android mobile OS iteration in the second quarter of this year, Google is now prepping Android 5.0 Jelly Bean for a third-quarter release. Sources say that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones will finally begin to roll-out in the second quarter of this year.
After a slow start, Google’s latest OS [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 23, 2012 ·
AT&T just announced that their HTC Vivid will start receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update now. This update also includes Sense 3.6, and it brings the company’s Beats Audio technology to the 4G LTE handset as well. The ICS update will deliver advanced voice and text input to the device, along with Face Unlock, UI improvements and improved email. The HTC [...]
Posted by David on October 7, 2011 ·
Beats Audio is just the start. The HTC Sensation XL also includes a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 4.7-inch display, HSPA, an 8-megapixel camera and more
HTC just announced the HTC Sensation XL, also known by the code name “Runymede.” It’s a killer of a phone, not just in features, but with beautiful looks as well. It blows away any of the new [...]
Posted by David on July 3, 2011 ·
Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace is now home to more than 25,000 applications, according to the app tracking website WindowsPhoneAppList. That’s a rapid jump from the 18,000 applications that were available in May, but it’s still a far cry from the competing app stores offered by Apple and Google.
The Android Marketplace has more than 200,000 applications, and Apple said in May that its [...]
Posted by David on March 22, 2011 ·
Sprint officially unveiled the HTC EVO 3D during its press conference at the CTIA tradeshow in Orlando today, and it could be the coolest, most robust handset thats been previewed to date. The EVO 3D is an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone with a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 450-pixel autostereoscopic 3D display. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8660 processor and it packs 1GB of RAM, a [...]
Posted by David on March 17, 2011 ·
We’ve been waiting a looooooooong time for this, and today is the day you can find Verizon’s first LTE handset, the HTC ThunderBolt, on sale and available on store shelves and online. Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, and a host of others will be selling the 4G handset for $250 on-contract, OR……Wirefly is selling this 4.3-inch beast online for a reduced $199.99, and Amazon Wireless [...]
Posted by David on March 15, 2011 ·
Perhaps my favorite line of Android phones, the HTC INCREDIBLE, because of its size and power….Now images leaked of the its offspring, the DROID Incredible 2. Blogger AndroidSpin got a hold of a few images detailing its design. They’re also reporting some keen specs, specifically a 4-inch Super LCD WVGA display, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 8655 processor, 4GB of on-board storage, 768MB of RAM, [...]
Posted by David on March 11, 2011 ·
Reliable sources are confiming the news that the HTC ThunderBolt is now scheduled to launch on March 21st, following repeated delays. This date lines up with an earlier report that noted a March 21st release date briefly featured on HTC’s Facebook page. This new powerhouse of a phone is sure to grab some big sales, as it is boasting the fastest functionality of any phone out on the market, measured [...]
Posted by David on March 7, 2011 ·
Sprint plans to announce three high-end devices at CTIA Wireless in Orlando this month. Sources tell us that the Samsung Nexus S 4G, a standard Nexus S with a WiMAX radio; the EVO 3D, HTC’s spin on the very successful EVO 4G with a 3D screen; and the EVO View, a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer tablet, are on the docket for the show. The rumor is supported by some Wi-Fi alliance filings from Samsung [...]
Posted by David on February 27, 2011 ·
Verizon Wireless will begin to sell Windows Phone handsets towards the end of March. The HTC 7 Trophy, the same CDMA WP7 handset to be carried by Sprint, could be announced as early as February 28th. The device will have Microsoft’s “NoDo” update (also known as the copy and paste update) and should retail for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. Anyone waiting for this phone?
Posted by David on February 25, 2011 ·
The HTC Merge, a new Android phone that’s received some BUZZ lately, will hit multiple North American carriers beginning in spring 2011.
It’s packed with a 3.8-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and HTC Sense UI. A slide-out QWERTY keyboard GPS, WiFi and the ability to capture 720p video round out the ‘Merge’s’ spec. Carrier suitors [...]
Posted by David on February 11, 2011 ·
Expansys has published a handful of specifications for the yet unreleased Samsung Galaxy S 2, the HTC Desire HD2, the HTC Desire 2 and the HTC Wildfire handsets. With World Mobile Congress coming up, of course we’d see some sort of information leak.
Posted by David on February 1, 2011 ·
HTC ThunderBolt to have simultaneous voice and data capabilities
—With the HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon Wireless on the horizon, new news of this killer device is indicating that the LTE handset will ship with hotspot-creation capabilities and the ability to simultaneously use voice and data while on Verizon’s 3G network.
HTC Thunderbolt will have hotspot-creation capabilities and the ability [...]