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HTC Unveils Standalone Vive Focus VR Headset: No Need For Wires, Phone, Or High-End PC

At the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC unveiled the Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset that offers both portability and power. HTC also announced the Vive Wave, an open platform for virtual reality content.

Gadgets November 14, 2017

HTC Vive, Logitech Bridge Let You Take The Tactile Keyboard Experience To Virtual Reality

The Logitech Bridge is HTC and Logitech's way to bring a real typing experience into the virtual reality space, even improving on it by way of customizations.

Computers November 4, 2017

Muskie, Rejected As The Google Pixel 2 XL, Evolved Into The HTC U11 Plus

Muskie, the smartphone that was supposed to become the Pixel 2 XL, was rejected by Google. The device, however, has now evolved into the HTC U11 Plus, the company's latest flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017

Breaking Down The Google-HTC Deal: Here's What The Acquisition Means For Both Companies

Google has finalized the acquisition of a part of HTC's smartphone division for $1.1 billion. For Google, the transaction improves its hardware expertise, but for HTC, it comes as a necessity.

Google September 21, 2017

It’s Official: Google Is Buying Part Of HTC’s Smartphone Team For $1.1 Billion, But HTC Will Remain

After rumors of Google’s alleged plan to acquire HTC, the company has now officially announced that it’s buying off a part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion. The deal should help Google make better Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Google Might Acquire HTC To Make More Pixel Phones In The Future: Report

Google might be in the final stages of acquiring smartphone maker HTC, reports said. The move allegedly aims to unify and integrate many aspects involved in developing future Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

HTC U11's Edge Sense To Be More Than Just A Squeeze Gimmick Thanks To User Customizations

Remember HTC U11's gimmicky squeeze feature? Well, an Edge Sense update is rolling out, and it's aiming to turn the tide with user customizations.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 8, 2017

As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

Oculus Rift creator and cofounder Palmer Luckey asked Redditors if he should buy the HTC Vive. No, not the headset, but the company’s actual virtual reality arm.

Business Tech August 27, 2017

HTC Still Struggling, So It's Thinking To Sell Or Spin Off Its Vive Virtual Reality Division

HTC, which continues to struggle in the cutthroat smartphone industry, is reportedly planning to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business. There is also the possibility that HTC will sell the entire company.

Business Tech August 25, 2017

HTC Vive Is Now $200 Cheaper: Buy One And Get Three Free Games And A Viveport Subscription

HTC just countered Facebook’s Oculus Rift price cut with its own Vive discount. The HTC Vive now only costs $599, and it comes bundled with three VR titles and a Viveport trial.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2017

Google Pixel 2 FCC Filing Confirmed A Lot Of Things: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0.1, Squeezable Edge, And More

The Google Pixel 2 was spotted in an FCC listing, confirming that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Android 8.0.1. Manufacturer HTC will also bring Edge Sense to the Pixel 2, giving it a squeezable edge.

Google August 16, 2017

HTC, Qualcomm To Roll Out Standalone VR Headset, But It'll Be Available Only In China

HTC and Qualcomm have officially announced the Vive Standalone VR headset, coming exclusively to China soon. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the headset features inside-out positional tracking and doesn’t need a PC to run.

Wearable Tech July 27, 2017

HTC U11's Edge Sense Features Explained: Here's What You'll Be Squeezing Your Phone For

HTC U11 is about to get more Edge Sense features soon enough, which should give users more reasons to squeeze their phones more often.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 26, 2017

Solar Red HTC U11 Hits US, Summer Sale Knocks $200 Off Other HTC Smartphones

A new HTC U11 Solar Red color option is now available in the United States, coming unlocked and compatible with all major carriers. HTC is also running a summer sale with up to $200 off select smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2017

HTC U11 Durability Test Fail: You Might Want A Sturdy Protective Case [Video]

The HTC U11 went through JerryRigEverything's scratch, burn, and bend test, but it didn't go so well. Owners might want to invest in a solid protective case to keep the smartphone safe and sound.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

HTC U11 With 6 GB RAM And 128 GB Storage Reportedly Launching In 9 Countries: Preliminary List Leaks

The U.S. HTC U11 sports 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but other markets will get a beefier version. A leak reveals nine countries getting the U11 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

HTC Wants You To Buy Vive Headsets, Offers A Free Copy Of 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' For Each Purchase

HTC is now offering 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' as a free pack-in for anyone who buys a new HTC Vive. But hurry, the deal ends on June 30.

Video Games May 31, 2017

HTC Launches New VR Headset 'Link,' And It's Not A Vive

HTC is changing the mobile VR headset scene with its new device Link. Not quite a Vive and not quite like the usual smartphone-powered headsets, as it's somewhere in between.

Wearable Tech May 26, 2017

HTC U11 Launches With Edge Sense, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant And More: Pricing, Specs And Availability [Video]

The HTC U11 is finally official and apparently worth the wait, boasting top-notch specs all around. The smartphone rocks new Edge Sense technology, a sleek design, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and more, and it's now up for preorder.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2017

Rumor: HTC U 11 Won't Have A Headphone Jack, But It's Packaged With A Free 3.5mm Adapter

The upcoming HTC U 11 will ditch the headphone jack like other flagship phones did. But worry not, as the phone will include a 3.5mm adapter in the box.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2017

HTC 11 Top Specs Leak Before May 16 Unveiling: Snapdragon 835, Up To 6 GB RAM, And More

Part of a retail box shows the purported specs of the upcoming HTC 11 and it's shaping up as a real beast. Snapdragon 835 power, up to 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and more exciting specs boost the hype ahead of the May 16 unveiling.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2017

HTC US Drops Price Of HTC 10, HTC U Ultra, HTC Bolt And HTC One A9: Limited-Time Deal, Up To $300 Off

HTC has kicked off a neat, new promotion in the United States, offering substantial discounts on top smartphones. Called 'Spring is Sprung,' this limited-time promo offers the HTC U Ultra, HTC 10, HTC Bolt and HTC One A9 at up to $300 off.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2017

HTC U ‘Ocean’ Flagship Leaked, Looks Similar To The U Ultra

Trusted tipster Evan Blass has just shared new images of the long-rumored HTC U 'Ocean' smartphone, and it looks aesthetically similar to the U Ultra. Here’s everything you need to know, including rumored specs, and a possible release date.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2017

HTC One X10 Now Official With 4000 mAh Battery, 16-Megapixel Camera And More Goodies

HTC has officially launched its new HTC One X10 midranger, albeit only in Russia for now. The smartphone comes with a focus on battery life and good specs for its price point, and should soon launch in more markets worldwide.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2017

Google Pixel 3 Already Has Smartphone Makers Worked Up: HTC, LG And More Reportedly In The Running

The Google Pixel 2 line will come from HTC later this year, but smartphone makers are reportedly racing already for the chance to make the Pixel 3 due in 2018. Potential partners include HTC, LG and more, according to a new report.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2017

T-Mobile HTC One M9 Android 7.0 Nougat Update Rolling Out Now

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has started upgrading its HTC One M9 to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is apparently rolling out now over the air and a number of device owners already got the treat.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2017

HTC U Ultra Tortured In Scratch, Bend, And Burn Durability Test: How Tough Is It? [Video]

The HTC U Ultra is among the sleekest Android flagships of this year, but is it durable enough to warrant a hefty investment? These scratch, burn, and bend tests might give you an idea.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 20, 2017

HTC Sense Companion Virtual Assistant Now Available From Play Store, Borrowed From HTC U Ultra And U Play

HTC has released a virtual assistant called Sense Companion with its recent U Ultra and U Play smartphones, and now it's expanding the assistant's availability. The HTC Sense Companion app is now available on Google Play for other HTC devices as well.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

HTC One X10 Image Leaks, Mid-Range Handset's Launch Inching Closer?

Images of the HTC One X10 have leaked online yet again and offers a peek into the impending handset. The leaked images point to a fingerprint sensor and metal body for the mid-range handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2017

HTC Smartphones Vanish From Some Carriers' Websites: Cutting Losses Or Making Room For New HTC Handsets?

As HTC keeps trying to make a comeback, some U.S. carriers have removed HTC postpaid handsets from their websites. This could either be a result of poor performance, or a move to make room for new HTC smartphones expected this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2017

HTC To Pull Out From Entry-Level Smartphone Market, Will Focus On Midrange And High-End Phones Instead

HTC is pulling back from the entry-level smartphone market, reports say, opting to release six or seven exclusively top-tier smartphones this year. Its entry-level phones presently at retailers, however, will continue being sold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2017

HTC Mobile VR Headset In The Works: It Will Not Be Like The Samsung Gear VR

HTC is working on a mobile VR headset that will be released before the end of the year. The device, however, will not be as simple as "a phone slapped onto a headset" like the Samsung Gear VR.

Wearable Tech February 15, 2017

HTC 11 Specs Leak: Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage And More

Specs of the HTC 10's successor - the HTC 11 - have leaked online and reveal that it will house a Snapdragon 835 CPU and 6 GB of RAM. The HTC 11 is not expected to debut at the MWC 2017 this month.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2017

HTC U Ultra: First Impressions Of The Smartphone [Video]

A video has been released by HTC which records the reaction of fans towards the company’s latest HTC U Ultra. Here's a look at what the fans have to say about the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 3, 2017

HTC One M9 Starts Getting Android 7.0 Nougat

HTC has rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat update for One M9 users. The update is currently available to countries in mainland Europe, Turkey and Africa but will be pushed out to more regions in a few days.

Apps/Software February 3, 2017

HTC U Play Or HTC Bolt: Sibling Rivalry

The mid-range HTC U Play smartphone faces off against sibling HTC Bolt. Here is a comparison highlighting the features and specifications of the two HTC handsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 29, 2017

HTC Android Watch Not Happening, But New Flagship Phone May Launch 'When The New CPU Comes'

HTC has confirmed that it won’t release an Android Wear smartwatch in the near future. The reason behind the inhibition is market uncertainty, as confirmed by HTC’s president of smartphone and connected devices in an interview.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2017

Remember HTC's Halfbeak Smartwatch? New Images Show It Still Might Launch

Images of HTC’s alleged smartwatch codenamed 'Halfbeak' have yet again leaked by virtue of a photo set published on Weibo. Under Armour’s logo was shown, again, which signals a collaboration between the two to introduce a fitness-focused device soon.

Wearable Tech January 23, 2017

HTC Vive To Soon Get New Base Stations: Will That Drive Down The Price Of The VR Headset?

Valve will be releasing new base stations for the HTC Vive within the year. The second-generation base stations will likely be cheaper, which could drive down the price of the virtual reality system.

Gadgets January 20, 2017

HTC 10 Nougat Update Halted, But Tipped To Resume Within 3 Weeks And Include January Android Security Patch

HTC ran into some issues with the HTC 10 Android Nougat update and had to halt the rollout, but it will reportedly resume the deployment within the next three weeks. Moreover, the update will also include the January security patch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2017

Unlocked HTC One A9 Starts Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

HTC confirmed that Android 7.0 Nougat update is already available to the unlocked versions of the HTC One A9. There is no word yet about the rollout schedule for devices that were sold by carriers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 16, 2017

HTC U Ultra vs iPhone 7 Plus: Should Apple Worry?

HTC has unveiled the Android-powered U Ultra smartphone and is now up for preorder. With quite a few high-end features onboard, the handset may give stiff competition to the iPhone 7 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 16, 2017

HTC 10's Android Nougat Update Rollout Hits A Snag As Bugs Turn Up

A still unconfirmed announcement states that HTC has halted the rollout of its Android Nougat update for the HTC 10 after users complained of bugs and problems. The statement came from HTC's subsidiary in Germany.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 14, 2017

HTC Will Launch 6 To 7 Smartphones This Year, No HTC 11 On The Cards

HTC has revealed that it would be releasing only six to seven smartphones in 2017, including the U Ultra and U Play. The rumored HTC 11 will not be on the list and could sport a new name.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 13, 2017

HTC U Ultra And U Play Smartphones Launched Sans The Headphone Jack

HTC has launched the U Play and U Ultra under its flagship 'For U' series. The smartphones come sans the headphone jack and are available for preorder at HTC US store online.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 12, 2017

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