Rumor: ASUS Looking Into Buying HTC
Jun12

Rumor: ASUS Looking Into Buying HTC

According to a report from Reuters Taiwanese company ASUS is very seriously considering buying out struggling handset maker HTC.  While HTC has been mounting some form of a comeback as of late they have forecasted a loss for the latest quarter.  This news is especially troubling since their flagship device was released and it's sales should have help them gain a healthy profit. Asus Chairman Johnny Shih had this to say when asked...

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HTC One ME Announced
Jun04

HTC One ME Announced

HTC's comeback started with only one device the HTC One M7 and while they where trying to keep afloat that's was pretty much all they had to offer.  However now that they are solidly making a profit and not going anywhere choices abound.  The latest offering is the HTC One ME...how is it different then the other One devices?  Lets find out. Spec wise you are looking at: 64-bit 2.2 GHz octa-core chip fingerprint sensor (on the front)...

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HTC One M9 and One M9+ Getting Android M
May29

HTC One M9 and One M9+ Getting Android M

A year ago, Google raised the curtain on Android L (Lollipop) during its I/O developer conference and shortly after HTC said its high end smartphones would be getting the software when it launched (six months later). A similar story played out this year because minutes after Google announced Android M at I/O 2015, HTC was back to say that two of its flagships will be getting the update when it lands (third quarter of this year). Jeff...

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How Big Should a Smart Phone Be?
May25

How Big Should a Smart Phone Be?

Smart phones have a come a long way since I started covering them professionally back in 2009 they have a ton of new features, GPS, 41mp cameras, fingerprint sensors, heart-rate monitors, etc...  They have also in increased in size perhaps a little too much even.   When the HTC Titan came out it was well...HUGE at the time.  I remember opening the box to it's massive 4.7 inch screen.  That's right massive!  People made fun of me...

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Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter
May21

Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter

If there is one thing I use to LOVE about new devices when they first got introduced was design.  There are magic designs out there.  The HTC One is still a piece of art work, the latest Galaxy device is nice, iPhone's (while I hate the OS) are very well crafted and designed devices.  But something has changed in the past few years that made all of this design obsolete. Yup that's right somewhere along the way smartphone OEM's have...

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HTC Announced Third J Butterfly
May16

HTC Announced Third J Butterfly

HTC's Butterfly J series has often been used to showcase the best specs the company can offer, although they are launched as Japanese exclusives, sadly for the rest of us non-Japanese consumers. The new J Butterfly (Butterfly 3) is the newly launched model and it the most highly spec’d smartphone HTC has made so far. Yes, the company that has been launching flagships for fun has topped itself again. The J Butterfly is better than the...

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