A big HTC handset, complete with a fingerprint scanner, could be coming to Verizon Wireless, leaked images suggest.
An anonymous, purported Verizon employee over the weekend posted images of what he claims is a flagship HTC handset, known as the One Max, coming to Verizon's network. The poster said the smartphone will feature a large display and come with a fingerprint scanner, similar to the one found in Apple's iPhone 5S. In addition, the One Max's backplate is completely removable.
Rumors have been swirling for the last few months that HTC is planning to launch a new … Read more
HTC has lost its way, and it's increasingly clear that it's grasping for straws.
The latest in what has been a steady stream of bad news for the Taiwanese smartphone maker comes courtesy of its third-quarter results, in which it posted a loss for the first time since going public in 2002.
The results underscore what has been a difficult time for HTC, which finds itself too small to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple despite products that arguably stand toe-to-toe with the top-of-the-line iPhone or Galaxy S smartphones. HTC is clearly getting squeezed, and there … Read more
Microsoft is offering inexpensive or even free Windows Phone licenses to try to persuade HTC to once again sell phones using the operating system, Bloomberg reported Friday. And it looks like the proposal on the table is for shipping Windows Phone and Android on the same HTC phones.
HTC, the company that built the first Android phone and that now is touting its HTC One, sold Windows Phone models in the past. But it has no current plans to sell any more, the Bloomberg report said.
Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems division, presented a proposal to HTC … Read more
HTC reported its first quarterly net loss since going public in 2002 as its flagship HTC One has so far failed to revive the struggling brand in the face of fierce competition from Apple and Samsung.
The Taiwanese handset maker said Thursday it recorded a net loss of NT$2.97 billion ($101 million) in the three-month period ended September 30, greater than a net loss of NT$1.8 billion analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had been expecting. The company reported a net profit of NT$3.9 billion in the year-ago period.
After years of strong sales momentum, … Read more
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HTC must modify a key technology in its Android smartphones or else face a potential sales ban in the US, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Citing information from "people familiar with the matter," the Journal said Wednesday that HTC has teamed up with chipmaker Qualcomm to try to revise certain chip technology in its HTC One and other new smartphones. The company is being forced to take such action after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled last week that HTC violated two patents owned by Nokia.
One of the patents in question refers to the ability … Read more
HTC's next Butterfly smartphone might have leaked to the Web before its time.
Images purportedly of the HTC Butterfly 2 cropped up on the Web over the weekend, showing what appears to be three color options -- blue, white, and black. The images also show what appears to be a tall, large display, matching rumors that the handset could come with a 5.2-inch screen. There's also talk of the device featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
HTC's Butterfly isn't necessarily a household name in the US, but has proven successful in Asia and other parts … Read more
HTC may unveil its supersized HTC One Max within just a few weeks.
Just this week, photos of the One Max popped up on the Web site of China's TENAA, which is responsible for certifying such devices. Those photos suggest that the phone has received regulatory approval in China, according to Phone Arena.
Beats Electronics is once again a completely free company.
HTC announced Friday that it has sold off its remaining 25 percent stake in Beats Electronics for $265 million. The move comes after HTC sold back the other half of its stake in Beats for $150 million.
Things sounded much different two years ago. HTC acquired a 50.1 percent stake in Beats in 2011 with plans to incorporate its audio technology into HTC products. Although it did so, neither HTC nor Beats seemed all that pleased to be working together, leading to rumors that the audio company, started by rapper … Read more