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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...
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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 Cloudex?

Ask AC: What is HTC Cloudex?

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. It's sort of a clunky thing and not initially clear...
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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...
HTC offering 20% off any of its phones in today's 'Hot Deal'

HTC's 'Hot Deal' offers 20 percent off any of its phones through January 2

If you've been waiting to get an HTC phone, the company is holding a sale on all of its phones as this week's "Hot Deal". HTC is offering 20 percent off any of its phones from now until 9PM PST on January 2, 2015 when purchased through their website. There is a limit of one phone per customer...
HTC selling accessories for up to 50 percent off

HTC selling accessories for up to 50 percent off

HTC is selling several of their accessories for up to 50 percent off. Accessories for devices like the the HTC One M8, the recently-released Nexus 9, and even HTC's new RE Camera are all part of this sale. Accessories on sale include the Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover case for the Nexus 9. The...
HTC Desire EYE

HTC Camera app moves to Google Play, brings EYE camera experience

HTC Camera is the Taiwanese company's latest app to move to Google Play, becoming easier to update on Sense 6 devices without requiring a firmware upgrade. The app's release notes state that it brings the HTC EYE Experience to supported devices, however the features you're able to use will depend...
HTC signs multi-year partnership deal with Robinson Cano

HTC signs multi-year partnership deal with Robinson Cano

HTC has signed a multi-year deal with Seattle Mariners 2nd baseman Robinson Cano. HTC says that they partnered with Cano as a brand ambassador in North America due to a mutual pursuit of personal excellence and Cano's committment to mentorship. From Robinson Cano: "HTC is a natural fit for...
HTC puts its weather app on Google Play

HTC puts its weather app on Google Play

HTC today has put yet another of its system apps onto the Google Play Store. This time it's the weather app, and all this really means is that it'll be able to update the app as it sees fit, without having to wait for a full maintenance release — and thus having to deal with the carriers in the...
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HTC will launch premium tablets in 2015, says low-end isn't profitable

HTC won't be releasing low-end tablets anytime soon, according to North Asia President Jack Tong. At a local event in Taipei, where the vendor launched the two mid-range Desire smartphones and the Nexus 9 tablet, the executive explained to CNA that the low-end (under $164) segment of the tablet...
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HTC struggles to remain profitable against strong competition

HTC has published its business review for Q3 2014, highlighting revenue at NT$41.9 billion for the previous quarter. While HTC isn't quite out of the woods just yet, it's positive to see the troubled company maintain profitability after turning things around back in Q2. According to the...
Nexus 9 now up for pre-order at HTC and Best Buy

Nexus 9 now up for pre-order at HTC and Best Buy

The Nexus 9 tablet is now available for pre-order from Best Buy, as well as HTC. It's available in both Lunar White and Indigo Black, and comes in both Wi-Fi-only and LTE-capable configurations. Pricing starts at $399.99 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only configuration. The Nexus 9 is a new tablet from...

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