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Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, Nokia 808 PureView

Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, Nokia 808 PureView

14 June, 2014 | comments (23)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. We revisit the usual suspects – Apple shifts gears with new iPhone releases while Nokia flaunts impressive...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

22 February, 2014 | comments (18)

Counterclockwise is a weekly article that reminisces about the good – and not so good – old times. We look back what happened in tech history on this week of the year. And what used to happen is the Mobile World Congress. The MWC has been...

Tags: Misc


It's official: HTC First UK launch is cancelled

It's official: HTC First UK launch is cancelled

23 May, 2013 | comments (39)

HTC First took yet another critical hit today. The UK carrier EE (the merged Orange and T-Mobile) has confirmed it won't launch the HTC First in Britain and the pre-orders won't be fulfilled. This strike on the HTC First comes shortly after...

Tags: HTC, Android


AT&T to allegedly discontinue the HTC First due to poor sales

AT&T to allegedly discontinue the HTC First due to poor sales

14 May, 2013 | comments (44)

The first Facebook phone, it seems, has been a failure. Sales of the HTC First have been a disappointment, to the point where AT&T, the sole carrier of the device in the US, had to slash the price from $99 to $0.99 within a month of the phone's...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


AT&T's HTC First gets a price cut, now available for $0.99

AT&T's HTC First gets a price cut, now available for $0.99

08 May, 2013 | comments (9)

HTC First is a mid-ranger exclusive to the AT&T network that launched just under a month ago. It's the only phone where the recently announced Facebook Home launcher is available by default and integrates deeper into the Android OS. HTC First...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


HTC 606w with UltraPixel camera gets certification in China

HTC 606w with UltraPixel camera gets certification in China

17 April, 2013 | comments (28)

The rumor mill has been expecting an UltraPixel-packing mid-ranger, dubbed HTC M4, and an approval from the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre in China confirms its existence. It looks similar to the HTC One with two speakers on the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Facebook-loving HTC First now available on AT&T for $99

Facebook-loving HTC First now available on AT&T for $99

12 April, 2013 | comments (36)

Some see at the HTC First as "the Facebook phon", others as one of the rare phones with stock Android. Whichever camp you’re in, you should know the First is now available on AT&T's website for $99 on a 2-year contract. If you don’t want to sign a...


Unaudited Q1 results from HTC show 98% decline in net profit

Unaudited Q1 results from HTC show 98% decline in net profit

08 April, 2013 | comments (110)

HTC included some preliminary Q1 results in its monthly financial report and the numbers aren’t looking good. After a poor performance in the second half of last year, HTC was hoping the One will help it bounce back up, but difficulties in...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC First gets unveiled for AT&T in the United States

HTC First gets unveiled for AT&T in the United States

04 April, 2013 | comments (39)

After making a couple of appearances prior to its announcement, the Facebook-centered HTC First got officially unveiled. The Android smartphone will be available exclusively on AT&T in the United States from next Friday, April 12 for $99.99 with a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Facebook


Facebook Home for Android is official, coming April 12

Facebook Home for Android is official, coming April 12

04 April, 2013 | comments (69)

Facebook went live with its Home for Android. It's a launcher which replaces your normal homescreen with "Cover Feed" - a tool which gives you a gesture-operated aggregation of your friends' posts, pictures, statuses, etc. Facebook Home...

Tags: Facebook, Android


More HTC First images emerge, reveal its Facebook Home UI

More HTC First images emerge, reveal its Facebook Home UI

03 April, 2013 | comments (44)

Less than 24 hours before its scheduled unveiling, a number of HTC First photos made an appearance. Unlike yesterday's image however, today's images reveal the Facebook device's Facebook Home UI of its Android OS. The photos of the...

Tags: HTC, Android


The Facebook-centered HTC First press photo leaks out

The Facebook-centered HTC First press photo leaks out

02 April, 2013 | comments (33)

Two days before its likely announcement, an alleged photo of the Facebook-centric HTC First leaked out. The smartphone will all but certainly make an appearance this coming Thursday, on April 4 during a press event hosted by the social networking...

Tags: HTC, Android


Kodak to sue HTC and Apple over claims of patent infringement

Kodak to sue HTC and Apple over claims of patent infringement

11 January, 2012 | comments (42)

Kodak's legal team have turned their guns on two huge names in the mobile world, HTC and Apple. The two companies have allegedly committed infringement on a number of Kodak-owned patents and the issues in question affect a vast number of both...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Misc