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HTC teams up with Captain America for limited S.H.I.E.L.D. Edition One M8 in new contest

HTC has teamed up with the folks at Marvel to produce a limited S.H.I.E.L.D. Edition of the HTC One M8. But they're not selling them, you'll need to win one. The contest centers around what they're calling #superselfies, with a Captain America theme. Share one of your own creation on Twitter or...
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HTC posts April revenue figures, predicts return to profitability in Q2

HTC officially reported its Q1 2014 financial results today, confirming the net loss of NT$1.88 billion (around $62 million) revealed a month ago in its unaudited results for the quarter. The company also published its unaudited revenue numbers for April 2014, showing revenue of NT$22.1 billion...
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HTC One M8 pictured in pink

Are the existing gunmetal, silver and gold HTC One M8s just a little too mainstream for your tastes? Lucky for you, it looks like HTC might have a bright pink version of its 2014 flagship in the pipeline. Prolific leaker @evleaks has published the shot above on Twitter, showing the M8 in a light...
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HTC reported to be outsourcing production of mid-range smartphones

In a move to cut costs and chase customers in developing markets, HTC has for the first time outsourced production of some smartphones during this quarter, so says the Wall Street Journal. Three models in the Desire line have been outsourced to Compal Electronics Inc of Taiwan and Chinese...
Samsung Galaxy S5 versus HTC One M8

Samsung Galaxy S5 versus HTC One M8

HTC and Samsung's 2014 flagships showcase two radically different approaches to smartphone design For many smartphone buyers over the next few months, this is the big choice — the Samsung Galaxy S5, or the new HTC One M8. While both are five-inch rectangles — more or less, anyway — running...
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Verizon HTC One M8 now $99 on contract

Verizon's buy-one-get-one-free deal for the HTC One M8 may be over, but with the end of that promotion comes a price cut for all on-contract customers. Verizon's M8 is now $99.99 on a standard two-year plan, down from $199.99 previously. The price on Verizon Edge has also fallen slightly to $24....
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HTC 'One Mini 2' name tipped for miniature M8

With the HTC One M8 on store shelves, attention is turning to other devices in the "M8" family. Aside from the supposedly plastic M8 Ace, a smaller version, similar to last year's One Mini, has also been rumored. And today Twitter leaker @evleaks is suggesting it might come to market as the "HTC...
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HTC reportedly appointing Edward Wang as new CFO

Sources claim HTC's Edward Wang is taking over the reins as company CFO from Chailin Chang, who announced a move over to global sales late last year once a replacement was found. Wang has previous experience with banks and holding companies, and has been with HTC since 2006. There's already been...
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Ford Davidson leaving HTC, contemplates new startup

HTC Senior Director and Dashwire founder Ford Davidson is leaving the company after almost three years. Davidson has been with HTC since 2012, coming aboard with the sale of his startup, Dashwire, which spawned HTC's Get Started setup tool. Davidson felt that the time was right for his departure...
Scott Croyle at the HTC One M8 launch event

HTC design lead Scott Croyle departing company

Scott Croyle, HTC's SVP of Design and User Experience, and the man who led the teams that brought us such amazing designs like the HTC One M8 is leaving the company. Croyle joined HTC in 2008 when the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer bought his One & Co. studio and reoriented it towards HTC...
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Canadian HTC One M8 updated with Extreme Power Saving and camera tweaks

Following similar updates by some of the U.S. carriers, the first software upgrade for the HTC One M8 has started to arrive in Canada. We're seeing an update to version 1.55.631.4 on our Rogers M8, which adds the new power-saving feature alongside "camera and gallery feature enhancements."...
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HTC rumored to be the partner for the rumored Nexus 8 tablet

Back in January, DigiTimes reported that Google was working with ASUS on the next small Nexus tablet, but a report today from DigiTimes runs counter to that with the notion that HTC might be the one that Google goes with for the rumored Nexus 8 . Of course, any report out of DigiTimes we have to...
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HTC talks cameras, optical zooming on the not-so-distant horizon

Vodafone UK took some time out to sit down with Symon Whitehorn, the resident camera expert at HTC. Discussions covered the Duo Camera as well as what consumers can expect to see in the future. With the HTC One (M8) sporting an impressive shooter, it only makes sense that we look ahead to see...
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HTC snatches up former Samsung marketing guru who helped launch Galaxy brand

HTC is aiming high with its latest signing. According to reports, the company has hired Paul Golden who was previously at Samsung. It marks a rather desperate move as the company continues to operate in losses and experience declining market share, but Golden helped launch the incredibly...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and iPhone 5S

Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 pitted against iPhone 5s in extensive camera shootout

We put the latest and greatest camera phones head-to-head to see which one shoots the best It's a great time of year to be interested in smartphone cameras, as all of the major manufacturers have put their latest and greatest photographic technology into the flagship devices. The iPhone 5S is...
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UK unlocked HTC One receiving small update via big OTA download

Back in March, a 205MB update for the original HTC One M7 went out to a few users in mainland Europe. It added support for more routers, which suggests there was a bug or two to fix, but it also replaced an existing Android 4.4.2 update that was pulled. Today, some users worldwide are seeing the...
HTC 'M8 Ace' pictured, looks like... something

HTC 'M8 Ace' pictured, looks like... something

This, according to smartphone leaker @evleaks, is HTC's "M8 Ace," presumably another member of the 2014 HTC One family. Besides this blurry render, there's no further information on what's going on here, though we're apparently looking at a handset with front-facing speakers (and a curious new...
Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Your HTC One M8 isn't a Lytro, but that doesn't mean you can't create some neat-looking effects Background defocus effects are the hot new feature for smartphone cameras this year. Sony, Nokia, LG, Samsung and HTC are all offering DSLR-like bokeh effects in photos through software trickery....
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HTC Q1 2014 earnings show sizeable losses once more

HTC's unaudited earnings for Q1 2014 are out and it doesn't make for particularly positive reading. The Taiwanese firm has announced a net loss of NT$1.88 billion on revenue of NT$33.12 billion. This is way down on the modest profit made in the final quarter of 2013, though there are factors to...
HTC One M8 S-OFF

S-OFF for HTC One M8 paves way for further hackery

S-OFF exploit for M8 released by Firewater team, Google Play edition conversion now possible for GSM handsets Good news for those wanting greater freedom to hack and tinker with the HTC One M8, as the Firewater dev team has released its method for gaining S-OFF ("security off") on the device....

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