HTC: The smartphone-lover's underdog RSS Feed
Peter Chou, Cher Wang

Peter Chou steps down as HTC CEO, Chairwoman Cher Wang to take over

HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has replaced Peter Chou as CEO of the company. Chou will remain at HTC but will lead the company's Future Development Lab. Chou has overseen both good and bad times at HTC, having been at the Taiwanese manufacturer since its founding. Not only was the former CEO...
HTC Promo

HTC + Robert Downey, Jr. = insanity that somehow is promoting the One M9

HTC asked Robert Downey, Jr. to star in a series of short promo videos for the HTC One M9, and the result is ... interesting. In the past HTC has done quite a bit of work with Robert Downey, Jr. to promote their devices, and they are back again for the HTC One M9. The ads that come from the...
HTC

Watch HTC's 'Uh-oh' video presentation live

HTC's special presentation begins at 9 a.m. PDT. This morning HTC announced Uh-oh protection, the next evolution of its old HTC Advantage program, which gives HTC One M9 buyers in the U.S. a year of free cover against accidental damage. Following up on this morning's announcement, HTC Americas...
HTC One M9

HTC 'Uh-oh' is official: Free 12 months of accidental damage protection for U.S. M9 buyers

HTC expands upon 'Advantage' in the U.S. with a new, free service for M9 owners covering screen and water damage, as well as carrier switching — or get $100 off the next HTC One. We brought you the first details of HTC's upcoming "Uh-oh" service yesterday, and now it's official. HTC USA will...
HTC One M9

HTC to offer free broken phone replacement for first year with 'Uh-oh' service

HTC appears prepared to offer you a replacement device for up to a year if your phone is damaged, or you change carrier. HTC is hosting a live stream tomorrow that it's dubbed "Uh-oh", with little more than an image of the new HTC One M9 to explain what is going to happen during the event. A...
HTC One M9

HTC will live stream its big 'Uh-Oh' announcement March 18

HTC's counting down the hours to a live announcement on Wednesday, March 18. What is it about? The only hint is kind of cryptic: "Uh-Oh." And an M9 thumbnail for the video. Normally "Uh-oh" means something bad is going down, but it was just yesterday that HTC's Jason Mackenzie hinted strongly...
HTC Fun Fit

HTC's 'Fun Fit' fitness tracker app now available

We briefly touched on HTC's new fitness tracker app in our massive preview of the HTC One M9, and today HTC Fun Fit is now available for a number of Android devices running Android 4.1 and up. The app's nicely laid out and uses your phone to keep track of your steps, walking time, distance,...
Replay all the action from HTC's MWC event right here

Replay all the action from HTC's MWC event right here

And then there were three. Following Samsung and LG, HTC has posted a video of its Mobile World Congress press conference in its entirety. The Taiwanese vendor launched its latest flagship in the One series, the One M9, as well as an activity tracker in collaboration with Under Armour....
Check out Valve and HTC's vision for virtual reality in this video

Check out Valve and HTC's vision for virtual reality in this video

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. You might have heard that HTC and Valve announced a virtual reality headset at...
Judge upholds 2 patents, invalidates 3, in HTC haptic feedback suit

Judge upholds 2 patents, invalidates 3, in HTC haptic feedback suit

A district court judge has issued rules on preliminary motions today over a lawsuit in which Immersion Corporation has accused HTC of infringing on several of its patents concerning haptic feedback technologies. In his opinion, the judge has agreed to go forward with litigation over two of the...
HTC phones

These are the top HTC phones you need to know

Updated March 2015 There are a lot of smartphones out there, and Taiwanese manufacturer HTC makes some of the best, even if it doesn't sell anywhere near as many phones as the market leaders. Such is life. New phones are always coming and going, and we get that it can be a little difficult to...
HTC's CEO and chairwoman sing 'We Are One'

HTC's CEO and chairwoman sing 'We Are One'

Well then. This just popped up on HTC Taiwan's YouTube channel — a video showing CEO Peter Chou and chairwoman Cher Wang at the company's end-of-year party, debuting an official HTC anthem. A rough translation of what it's all about, from the video description: "Peter led the HTC SUPER BAND...
HTC One M8

HTC looks to continue momentum after returning to profitability in Q4 2014

HTC announced consolidated financial results for Q4 2014, with the manufacturer able to post a profit for the first time in three years. As previously stated, HTC managed a net profit of NT$0.5 billion ($15.89 million) during the quarter. Year-on-year revenue for Q4 2014 increased by 12...
Ask AC: What is HTC One Gallery?

Ask AC: What is HTC One Gallery?

There's no need to freak out about HTC's new 'cloud' gallery app — it's not uploading your food pics anywhere We've had more than a few people ask us about a new notification that's popping up on HTC phones referencing a "Cloudex" application, which has since been renamed to One Gallery. It's...
HTC invite

HTC's next flagship smartphone is coming March 1 in Barcelona

HTC has sent out invites for a major launch on March 1 in Barcelona, just as Mobile World Congress gets underway. Naturally, this is where we're expecting to see the company's next big Android smartphone — the phone that may go by the name HTC One M9. After a tempestuous 2014, HTC will be...
HTC and Under Armour

HTC teams up with Under Armour, will release 'new series of products' for UA Record

Smartphone manufacturer HTC and athletics performance company Under Armour today at CES in Las Vegas announced a new partnership that will bring the newly launched UA Record apps into the HTC product line. No new devices were immediately announced, but HTC is "designing a series of products to...
HTC Desire 816

HTC posts first quarterly revenue growth in three years

It looks like HTC's woes are at an end, as the Taiwanese manufacturer has posted its first quarterly revenue growth since the third quarter of 2011. Much of HTC's turnaround is attributed to the brand's strong showing in the mid-tier segment in emerging markets like China and India, where the...
HTC Desire 826

Hands-on: HTC's Desire 826 takes UltraPixel selfies, runs Lollipop

Another six months have gone by, so I guess It's time for an another Desire 8-series to land, right? Right. Well, earlier today at CES 2015 HTC launched the Desire 826, a new mid-range phone destined for the Asia Pacific market -- at least for now. I got a chance to briefly play with the new...
What does HTC have in store?

HTC apparently has 'some huge surprises' coming in 2015

According to HTC's Jeff Gordon (he's their Senior Global Online Communications Manager), 2015 is going to be a big year for HTC. Of course, as their head online PR guy he's not going to say that 2015 will be a ho-hum year for the Taiwanese manufacturer of some of our favorite smartphones and the...
HTC wants you to desire more, teases upcoming launch at CES

HTC wants you to desire more, teases upcoming launch at CES

It looks like HTC may be planning to unveil a new product in the Desire series at CES 2015. The Taiwanese manufacturer has shared an image with the tagline "Always Desire more" on its social media channels in China, along with a reveal date of January 6. Other than that, there is no...

Pages