HTC has partnered up with PC gaming powerhouse Valve to transport us to new worlds thanks to a virtual reality headset called the RE Vive. Here's a little sizzle reel to show us what they want to achieve.
HTC and Under Armour at Mobile World Congress 2015 announced the HTC Grip fitness tracking wearable. It's a rubberized bracelet that connects to the UA Record app to help track, analyze and share your workout routine.
And these are the technical specs of the HTC Grip:
The HTC One is a storied line of smartphones. They're not the best selling, but they're arguably the best designed, and best engineered of the ever-growing Android stable. Here, now, is their lineage.
The HTC One M9 is the third member of the HTC one family, and unarguably the best. (Also being the newest version certainly aids in that title.) The phones have come a long way in two years, though obviously they've been in the works for far longer than that.
We've talked a bit in our hands-on preview about how each has built on the last. The physical differences between the M7, M8 and M9 are easy ways to show that. The M7 borrowed from the likes of the Droid DNA and the Windows Phone HTC One 8X. The leap from M8 to M9 is much more subtle on the physical side, but nonetheless important on the inside.
Here, now, is a look at how the basic specs of the three phones have grown over the past few years.
Behold, the HTC One M9. And the HTC One M9 specs. A lot of this should look familiar, as the phone is fairly iterative over 2014's HTC One M9. But that's not to say there aren't some exciting new things under the hood. All new chipset. New camera tech. And a number of other bells and whistles.
Designed by HTC. Powered by Valve. Meet the Vive, a new virtual reality system in development now and available for consumers by the end of 2015.
Take a world-class mobile device manufacturer and team it up with a world-class gaming software company and you (eventually) come up with what you see before you here today — the Vive virtual reality system. Designed by HTC and powered by the folks behind Steam, Vive will be available as a developer edition device this spring and is expecting a consumer release before the end of the year.
HTC's first wearable — and the beginning of its partnership with Under Armour — is a pretty predictable but nicely designed fitness tracker made for Android and iOS users.
Another fitness tracker. Another fitness band. You can't help but think that once or twice upon learning of the HTC Grip. And time — time putting feet to pavement, actually — will tell just how good a product Grip is. This is new territory for HTC, which is starting to expand from its usual world of smartphones and the occasional tablet.
It's hard not to have high hopes for the HTC One M9. Its immediate predecessor and the first phone in this rebirth of the HTC's flagship line — that'd be 2014's HTC One M8 and 2013's M7 — were fan favorites, and highly regarded by those of us who critique phones for a living.
But those phones were not without their flaws. And as we've seen HTC slowly address its devices' shortcomings (while growing and innovating in other areas), it's been difficult to not expect it to finally get things — all the things — right.
At least that's what we've been hoping, especially when it comes to its one tragic feature: The inconsistent performance of its UltraPixel camera.
And that brings us to this. The HTC One M9. We've spent a little time with HTC's latest, and this is what we've found thus far.
While HTC should be busy showing off all the refinements that have been made to the new HTC One M9, the company paused briefly the let everyone know that their new software experience is headed to the previous generation as well. HTC One M8 owners can look forward to Sense 7 in all of its Lollipop glory headed to their devices in the not-so-distant future.
HTC has yet to offer a timeline for this update, but as always you can keep and eye on the software updates section on their website for updates.
MediaTek today unveiled a new octa-core processor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The MT6753 is a new 1.5GHz 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor with support for WorldMode modem capability, designed for high performance tasks in mid-range hardware.
Huawei has today announced the MediaPad X2 as part of its MWC release, and it's either a giant phone or a small tablet, depending on your outlook. The successor to the MediaPad X1 has seen a bump in the internal hardware, with the big story being the Ultra-octa Kirin CPU. It's got full cellular capabilities, and if you look at it from the perspective of a tablet, it's impressive.
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