Rumored specs for the handset include a display of 5 inches or larger plus a Snapdragon 800 or Snapdragon 805 processor running the show. The flagship device is also said to employ a twin-sensor rear Ultrapixel camera. These sensors should bring better focus, depth of field and overall image quality.
HTC posted fourth-quarter financial results on Sunday that came in below analysts' expectations despite aggressive cost cutting.
The Taiwanese handset maker recorded a net income of NT$310 million ($10 million) for the quarter ended December 31, compared with a net loss of NT$2.97 billion ($101 million) in the previous quarter and a net profit of NT$1.01 billion ($34 million) in the year-ago period. The analysts polled by Bloomberg had been expecting an average net income of about NT$694 ($22 million).
The sale of its remaining 25 percent stake in Beats Electronics for $265 million … Read more
Nokia has won an important injunction in Germany that could see the company put an end to sales of HTC's devices in Germany.
Earlier on Monday, judge Dr. Matthias Zigann of the Munich I Regional Court ruled that Nokia should be awarded an injunction against all HTC Android handsets over an alleged violation of a patent that describes a "method for transferring resource information" via NFC or Bluetooth, FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller reported. The Nokia patent is decidedly broad in its brief description, but the magistrate ruled HTC's devices were enough of an alleged infringement that … Read more
Six HTC employees have been indicted by Taiwanese prosecutors on charges that they revealed company secrets, accepted kickbacks, and created false expense reports.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office alleges that Thomas Chien, former vice president for product design at HTC, and five others leaked the design for an upcoming HTC smartphone interface to outside suppliers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The employees had planned to use the leaked information to launch their own phone design company in Taiwan and China, according to the prosecutors.
Chien and the other HTC employees have also been accused of receiving $1.1 … Read more
I've always said that I don't mind spending a couple hundred bucks for a smartphone -- it's the service that kills me. Paying $80 per month for a mandatory minimum of two years is not my idea of a great deal.
There are, of course, less expensive alternatives, but you're always going to be on the hook for some kind of monthly fee, right?
Wrong: For a limited time, StackSocial has a refurbished HTC Evo 4G smartphone with one year of service for $159 shipped.
What kind of service? Unlimited talk. Unlimited texting. And 500MB of … Read more
2013 was a busy year for the Android ecosystem: phones got bigger, faster, and more robust. Tablets grew numerous, and Android moved into electronics like smartwatches and a gaming device. Looking ahead to next year we should expect the same trends to continue, but on a slightly different trajectory.
Android will likely have a decent showing at the Consumer Electronics Show with announcements from a handful of hardware makers. Jumping ahead to February and Mobile World Congress (MWC), things should start to heat up for the next generation of Android. While this may sound like business as usual, 2014 will … Read more
Editors' note: Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on the many pieces of Samsung Group's empire, on road-testing Samsung's S Translate app, on TVs and appliances in a Q&A with co-CEO Boo-keun Yoon, and on how Samsung torture-tests its products.SEOUL, South Korea -- "It sounded like a toilet."
Samsung Electronics sound designer Myoung-woo Nam is describing the not-quite-right noise his team created for the Galaxy S3, at least initially. Here, in a dimly lit room on the eighth floor of a Samsung skyscraper, in the heart of Seoul's … Read more
Nokia has won a key ruling in the England and Wales High Court against HTC over charges of patent infringement.
Justice Arnold of the England and Wales High Court ruled on Tuesday that some of HTC's Android-based handsets, including the critically well-regarded HTC One, infringe a patent held by Nokia related to a "modular structure for a transmitter and a mobile station" -- a fancy description for the way frequency is carried for smartphones.
Foss Patents was first to report on the news.
Justice Arnold's ruling paves the way for Nokia to enforce a sales injunction … Read more
Unhappy with your battery-sucking iPhone 5S or your overheating Samsung Galaxy S4? You're not alone.
Battery life and overheating issues were just two of the problems cited by users of four of today's top smartphones in a new report from tech Q&A site FixYa.
Released on Tuesday, FixYa's Black Friday Smartphone Report revealed the top gripes among its site users about the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Moto X. The report bears the Black Friday name as FixYa has aimed it at consumers who plan to shop for a new smartphone the day … Read more
HTC is apparently getting into the gold-colored game with a new One smartphone.
Finland-based retailer Gigantti on Monday started selling a gold-colored HTC One, featuring a 4.7-inch display and 1.7GHz quad-core processor. The handset comes with the same design as previous HTC One models, but boasts the long-rumored gold finish. HTC already sells versions in silver, black, blue, and red.
Rumors surfaced in September that HTC was considering launching a gold-colored smartphone. The company has remained tight-lipped on those plans and has yet to even confirm the golden HTC One's existence. Whether the Gigantti listing is a … Read more