Apple Hired Veteran HTC Designer to Lead Beats Product Design
While Apple's quickly growing catalog of audio offerings gave rise to rumours of the Beats by Dre brand being killed off last year, the tech giant was actually working behind the scenes to bring aboard renowned Android hardware designer Scott Croyle to lead the design efforts at its audio products subsidiary — reports 9to5Mac. Apple...
Google Inks $1.1 Billion USD Smartphone Deal with Taiwan’s HTC
Alphabet’s Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. According to a press release from HTC, the companies have also inked a separate non-exclusive license agreement for HTC’s intellectual property, the terms of which...
HTC Debuts ‘One A9’, an iPhone Clone for $549 CAD
HTC has today revealed a brand new "One A9” smartphone running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software, which will be sold unlocked for an attractive price of $549 CAD. What’s really interesting about the Taiwanese company’s latest hero handset of the year is that its the most blatant iPhone ripoff since Samsung's original Galaxy S (via Re/code). HTC's iPhone-like brother from...
iPhone 6 vs HTC One M9 Torture Test [VIDEO]
HTC announced its new One M9 Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2015, the company's new flagship device. If you’re considering this phone versus the iPhone 6, check out this torture test by YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, as they drop both phones from various heights, plus even do a burnout on them from a motorcycle. https://youtu.be/i9Q4WGTS-88...
Horrible HTC Rap Video Slams Apple and the iPhone [WATCH]
We all know that if you pay the right price, performance artists are willing to become "your brand ambassador". HTC isn't the first and won't be the last to use such marketing tactics, but the latest rap video is horrible: To put your lousy marketing fluff in the words of a rap artist – and...
HTC, BlackBerry, LG and Samsung Take Jabs at iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate’
Looks like all the key players in smartphone market are already mocking the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus ‘bendgate’ controversy, in the form of tweets and comments. As pointed out by MacRumors, LG and HTC were among the first to attack Apple on their respective Twitter accounts. BlackBerry CEO mentioned the bending issue during the company's...
HTC Recruits Japanese Team For Adopting Liquidmetal For New Smartphones
According to a new DigiTimes report, High Tech Computer (HTC) is planning to adopt Liquidmetal for its new smartphones, as early as the second half of this year. The publication claims that in order to accomplish the Liquidmetal smartphone idea, HTC has recruited an R&D team from Japan for assistance. HTC has reportedly partnered with Taiwan-based chassis...
Facebook’s iPhone-Like Smartphone Leaks, Known as the ‘HTC First’ [PIC]
Last week it was rumoured Facebook was set to announce an Android-powered smartphone, made by HTC, to be unveiled at an event held this Thursday morning at the social network’s Menlo campus in California. Yesterday Android Police reported on a dump of the phone’s Android build, codenamed “Myst”, confirming earlier specs revealed by Unwired View this is […]
Samsung Galaxy S4 versus iPhone 5 Hands-On [VIDEO]
Yesterday Samsung announced their new flagship Galaxy S 4 smartphone in New York City, in a crazy theatrical event held at Radio City Music Hall. HTC took the time to throw in a jab on Twitter: So…how off-Broadway is this production? #theNextBigFlop #HTCOne — HTC (@htc) 14. März 2013 HTC CEO Ben Ho basically thrashed […]
Facebook Invites Press to “Come See What We’re Building”–Facebook Phone?
Hot on the heels of the WSJ publishing a story about Apple releasing a cheaper iPhone, now it appears it’s Facebook’s turn to troll CES 2013 and try to steal some headlines as well. The company has issued an event next week on Tuesday, January 15th at their Menlo Park campus, notes Digits. The mystery […]
Apple, Samsung And More, Team up to Buy Kodak Patents for $525 Million
Bloomberg reports the bankrupt Kodak finally agreed to secure its route out of bankruptcy by selling some of its digital-imaging patents for $525 million to a group led by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corp.
Apple-HTC Settlement Details Revealed Courtesy of Samsung
A few days ago Judge Judy Koh ruled the Apple-HTC settlement agreement details would not sealed (minus the pricing and royalty rates) from public view. Originally Apple and HTC agreed to show Samsung a redacted version of the agreement but U.S. court Judge Paul Grewal overruled and offered the entire document available for attorneys-eyes-only. Now, […]