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HTC ends Q3 on a profit despite declining sales

HTC ends Q3 on a profit despite declining sales

03 October, 2014 | comments (22)

HTC just posted its financial results for the Q3 of the year and the company is reporting a slight decline in sales. Despite the bad news, however, the phonemaker remains profitable as cuts in costs have offset the slowing in sales. The...

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A number of HTC Butterfly 2 photo leak out on Twitter

A number of HTC Butterfly 2 photo leak out on Twitter

12 August, 2014 | comments (16)

The yet to be revealed HTC Butterfly 2 leaked out in a number of press images on Twitter. The high-end Android smartphone is a version of the Japan-only, latest generation HTC J Butterfly, made for Asia-Pacific markets. The alleged images...

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KDDI launches the new HTC J Butterfly in Japan

KDDI launches the new HTC J Butterfly in Japan

31 July, 2014 | comments (26)

Japanese carrier KDDI has announced a new version of the HTC J Butterfly. This one is based on the HTC One M8 sold elsewhere in the world but with a few changes. First of all, the phone is waterproof, as practically all phones in Japan tend...

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HTC press event on August 19, expect One M8 with WP

HTC press event on August 19, expect One M8 with WP

30 July, 2014 | comments (35)

HTC just sent out press invites for an event in New York on August 19. Then, the company is anticipated to announce a Windows Phone based on the HTC One (M8). In fact, we are no strangers to the concept, as multiple rumors and evidence have...


HTC One mini 2 announced with 13MP camera

HTC One mini 2 announced with 13MP camera

15 May, 2014 | comments (52)

HTC just took the wraps off the One mini 2. The successor of the One mini has grown in size and features a much more groovy design, akin to its bigger brother, the One M8. The HTC One mini 2 features a 4.5" display of 720p resolution (326 ppi...

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Purported press image of HTC B2 handset leaks on Twitter

Purported press image of HTC B2 handset leaks on Twitter

09 May, 2014 | comments (20)

Alleged press render of unannounced HTC B2 smartphone made the rounds on Twitter. The image was posted on the social network by @evleaks. The press image reveals the front of the device. A duo of stereo speakers and a front-facing camera...

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Nokia wins patent suit against HTC, about to ban One mini in UK

Nokia wins patent suit against HTC, about to ban One mini in UK

03 December, 2013 | comments (139)

HTC just can't catch a break these days. The company has been in rough financial shape for a while now, despite churning out stellar products like the HTC One. One of the company's biggest threats is Nokia, which coincidentally has one of the...

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HTC One GPE getting Android 4.4 KitKat

HTC One GPE getting Android 4.4 KitKat

25 November, 2013 | comments (21)

The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play Edition has been ready for a little over a week and is finally starting its rollout. The update should be available over the air, but you can also download it from here: Android 4.3 JWR66Y...


Beats president confirms HTC One Max will pack Beats audio

Beats president confirms HTC One Max will pack Beats audio

01 October, 2013 | comments (53)

Beats Electronics recently bought itself out of the HTC deal and it was unclear whether this would also bring an end to the Beats Audio technology in HTC flagship smartphones. Well, the good news is Beats Electronics are not done with HTC just yet...

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HTC J One makes its way to Japan's KDDI carrier

HTC J One makes its way to Japan's KDDI carrier

21 May, 2013 | comments (43)

The HTC One has made its way to Japanese carrier KDDI under the J One moniker. The device sports the same beautiful aluminum design, but now packs a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The HTC J One also differentiates from its...

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HTC sales continue to plummet in February

HTC sales continue to plummet in February

06 March, 2013 | comments (240)

It seems that poor HTC just can't catch a break. The company released the first 1080p smartphone in the US with the DROID DNA, followed by the first global 1080p smartphone - the HTC Butterfly and yet its sales have failed to pick up....

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HTC One cash-back program offers $100 for trade-in sales

HTC One cash-back program offers $100 for trade-in sales

19 February, 2013 | comments (17)

HTC just launched its flagship and to help with the market push the company has announced its new cash-back program. The promotion offers you $100 for trading your current smartphone for a new HTC One. The latest HTC flagship packs a chipset...

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HTC Butterfly now on sale in Australia, Europe still waiting

HTC Butterfly now on sale in Australia, Europe still waiting

07 January, 2013 | comments (48)

The international, unlocked variant of the HTC J Butterfly (or DROID DNA as our US friends know it), known as HTC X920e Butterfly, is now available for purchase in Australia. Currently, the unlocked, SIM-free device is offered exclusively by...

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GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (44)

2012 was a busy year for the smartphone industry, which worked pretty hard to produce some pretty good products we’ve ever seen. As expert reviewers we also had our hands full, trying to cover as many of the phones as we could get our hands on to...

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Rumor: Sony Yuga to be called Xperia Z, to get IP57 certification

Rumor: Sony Yuga to be called Xperia Z, to get IP57 certification

21 December, 2012 | comments (100)

Sony's flagship for next year, the C660X Xperia Yuga, is bound to get a more market-friendly name before launch and rumor has it that it will be Xperia Z. The phone will also have IP certification for dust and water resistance and a low-reflectivity...


Leaked Jelly Bean update list gives hope tor HTC owners

Leaked Jelly Bean update list gives hope tor HTC owners

10 December, 2012 | comments (97)

A leaked list of HTC smartphones to receive the Jelly Bean update includes several variants of the One S and One X, as well as the Droid Incredible 4G and EVO 4G. HTC has been a little late to the party in regards to letting everyone know if and...


HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

07 December, 2012 | comments (129)

HTC has officially unveiled the Butterfly, which is the GSM variant of the J Butterfly released in Japan two months ago. The smartphone previously leaked as Deluxe DLX is going to become the new HTC flagship. For those who are not aware, the...

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HTC November sales reverse downward trend, up 23%

HTC November sales reverse downward trend, up 23%

06 December, 2012 | comments (49)

HTC just revealed its November revenues numbers, which show the company has halted its 4 month decline. That's hardly surprising, though, as HTC released its first two the Windows Phone 8-running smartphones that month - HTC 8X and HTC...


HTC Deluxe DLX not actually coming to Europe?

HTC Deluxe DLX not actually coming to Europe?

25 November, 2012 | comments (40)

When we caught a glimpse of the first official photos of the HTC Deluxe DLX a couple of days back , we were all but certain that it is only a matter of time before the quad-core beast with 1080p display makes its way to Europe. Therefore, the news...


HTC DROID DNA with 1080p screen, quad-core Krait debuts

HTC DROID DNA with 1080p screen, quad-core Krait debuts

13 November, 2012 | comments (142)

Just as expected the HTC event in New York was all about the DROID DNA for Verizon. The long-rumored beast of a smartphone finally went official. The DROID DNA offers a specs sheet similar to its Japanese sibling – the HTC J Butterfly. It...