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HTC Set to Announce A New Underwater Camera

Posted in HTC by Tam Yue on September 15th, 2014

HTC LogoHTC is holding an event on October 8th in New York City and many are speculating that this will be when they announce their new durable underwater camera. This new device is being called “GoPro like” in durability and also giving the users the ability to take pictures underwater.

The tube shaped camera will feature an ultra-wide angle lens and a 16 megapixel sensor. It will also have the ability to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to both Anroid and iOS devices, with the apps for both coming from HTC as well.

HTC is also expected to announce a new smartphone at this event. This smartphone will supposedly have a better camera for taking the “selfie”. Many teenagers and adults alike will be happy to hear this.

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HTC Ignite and HTC Prime show up

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2011

Phone House, the Dutch version of the Car Phone Warehouse in the UK, has listed two upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets from HTC as coming soon. There’s the HTC Ignite, a previously leaked low end Windows Phone 7 handset with a 3.7 inch screen and 800 Mhz processor.

The other is the HTC Prime, a slider with a 5 megapixel camera. With Phone House listing the handsets, we are taking it as pretty much confirmed that the handsets are on the way, and coming soon.

Say goodbye to the EVO 3D

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

After several delays, Vodafone has decided to kill the EVO 3D instead of wait out HTC’s supply issues, and has removed it from the company’s “Coming Soon” page. Hopefully you weren’t waiting for this phone. If you were, we feel your pain.

Customers who had already pre-registered their interest in the EVO 3D on Vodafone will be contacted and the decision explained. Well, you always have the Samsung Galaxy S II.

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HTC Puccini 10-inch tablet revealed

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

The first solid images of HTC’s upcoming 10-inch slate have surfaced, called the HTC Puccini. Looks pretty sweet. We don’t have much in the way of confirmed specifications, but the tablet will feature an 8-megapixel camera with what appears to be a dual-LED flash, as well as stereo speakers and a microphone.

The Puccini also supports stylus input just like the HTC Flyer. Other rumored specs include a 1.5GHz processor, Android Honeycomb, HTC Sense and a 4G LTE radio. Nothing on a launch date, but we hope it will be soon.

HTC Status available for pre-order on AT&T

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on July 11th, 2011

The HTC Status, formerly known by it’s dreaded ChaCha name, is now available for pre-order through AT&T. This Facebook phone has a dedicated Facebook button and a full QWERTY keyboard for updating on the social networking site. It’s priced at $50 on a two-year voice and data contract and arrives on July 17.

It features a small 480×320 resolution display and Best Buy will offer an exclusive color for the Status when it arrives, probably black or violet. It’s just a week away.

HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Coming This Month

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on July 11th, 2011

The last news that we heard about the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire was that HTC was testing it. More specifically that they were running ‘quality assurance’ testing on it to make sure it worked with the Desire.

Now HTC has announced that the testing went smoothly and that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will be delivered to the Desire by the end of July. Great news since we are halfway through the month already.

HTC Marvel hits the FCC

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

The FCC’s database has yielded a mysterious HTC smartphone going by the PG76240 model name, with support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ frequencies, which means that another HTC model might hit the carrier soon. There aren’t many details to go on, but it look like it will be the HTC Marvel.

The Marvel is just an HTC Wildfire S with support for T-Mobile’s network, and both devices share similar model numbers – PG76240 and PG76100. It’s just guesswork for now, but we should have confirmation soon.

HTC sales up almost 88-percent from last year

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 4th, 2011

HTC has moved into the number five slot on IDC’s list of the top handset makers, beating RIM and behind Apple, but the company has also had its share prices drop 19-percent since June 7th. They rebounded a bit after the company’s sales for June were 87.8-percent higher than the same time last year.

And interestingly that’s a drop from May’s figures which were 116-percent higher than the same month last year. Not bad, but analysts think they have more work to do.

HTC Eternity leaked

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2011

The HTC Eternity has a 4.7-inch WVGA Super LCD and WP7 superphone. According to the leak, it will be shipping with a single-core 1.5GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera (autofocus, dual LED flash), a 720p movie mode, front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, 16GB of storage, DLNA support, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and a 1,650mAh battery.

Yes it does sound awesome with that list of features. The Mango update will be needed before that front-facing camera becomes useful though. Nothing on price or release date yet though. We will let you know when we hear about it.

HTC Thunderbolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover Hits Verizon

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

If you have an HTC Thunderbolt you might be interested in this new accessory that is now available. The official Verizon Wireless Charging Battery Cover. With the cover installed you don’t have to use wires to charge up.

Once the battery cover is installed just sit the smartphone on the charging base. The battery cover costs $29.99 and is in stores right now. It makes life a tad easier and we like that. The charge base is $70.

Gingerbread coming for the Thunderbolt

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

HTC had said back in March that we’d have Gingerbread (Android 2.3) on the Thunderbolt in Q2, however that time frame is drawing to a close. Well, what we have learned is that an HTC rep has confirmed that the next update for the Thunderbolt won’t just fix the reboot issues, but it will also update the phone to Gingerbread.

We may not have a date, but this is better than no news at all right? Keep your fingers crossed. Q2 only has a few days left. Maybe they will keep their word.

HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed To AT&T As HTC Status

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

Back in February we heard that HTC’s Facebook phones would be headed to AT&T, and now it looks like the HTC ChaCha is going to do just that in the next few weeks and it will now be called the HTC Status. It could go on sale within the next week, or within the next two to three weeks. It’s almost here.

The HTC ChaCha or HTC Status now, features Android Gingerbread with HTC’s Sense UI, plus a 2.6 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, a full QWERTY keyboard, 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM, plus a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, digital compass, G-sensor, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

HTC Evo Shift 4G to get Android 2.3 on June 20

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Sprint has announced that the HTC Evo Shift 4G will get an over-the-air update to Android 2.3 on Monday, June 20. The notification will be sent out in stages, or you can manually download the update beginning today if you like. When the installation process is started, the phone’s functionality will be temporarily disabled, so don’t worry.

The update brings SWYPE text entry capabilities, improved download management in the Downloads and allows the handset to stream media through applications that weren’t able to before. So these are some nice new features you can look forward to.

HTC Flyer Dock Available At Best Buy

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

HTC Flyer owners can now get their hands on one more accessory. Best Buy has started selling the official HTC Flyer desktop docking station. It’s available in white and only in white. It will hold the Flyer in portrait mode and supports an MHL adapter thanks to a rear port.

The large power button on back glows or blinks in different colors to show the charging status. The official HTC Flyer desktop docking station is just $49.99.

HTC Sensation 4G available at T-Mobile, $150 online

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

Walmart shoppers got a head start on the rest of us, but now everyone else can get the HTC Sensation 4G direct from T-Mobile. The list price is $200 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate, and you can also get an extra $50 off when you order online.

That makes the cost $150. The same price that Walmart’s been selling it for. The phone features a 4.3-inch qHD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and Android 2.3 with Sense. Sound good?