HTC Desire 310 gets a launch date, will compete with the Moto G

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Remember when the Desire 310 was accidently unveiled? Well it’s officially official now and coming April 10 in Germany, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. Pricing is €160 ($220) in Germany, €170 ($233) in the Netherlands, and CHF 180 ($206) in Switzerland.

As you can see, it’s close to the same price as the Moto G, but in many ways is not as good. The Moto G has a better display (1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480) and a dual-SIM option. However, the Desire 310 does offer 1080p video recording and a microSD slot. HTC is betting on buyers wanting the expandable storage. Will it work?

source: GSMArena

Here is a close-up of The All New HTC One’s dual cameras

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In case you were unaware, HTC’s upcoming flagship, The All New HTC One, will feature dual cameras. In fact, we have gotten a clear look of the entire device when it leaked in gray, silver, and gold. But courtesy of @evleaks once again, we have the image above. It is a clear close-up of The All New HTC One’s dual cameras. In addition to the two cameras, we have dual LED flash.

HTC is holding an event on March 25 in New York City and we will keep you updated on any new developments. » Read the rest

AT&T will be carrying the upcoming HTC Desire 610

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We have good news for the people interested in pickup up the HTC Desire 610 in the United States. According to @evleaks, AT&T will be carrying the device when it reaches here. As of now, it is unknown if other carriers will elect to offer the Desire 610. This mid-range handset will have a 4.7-inch qHD display and a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. There are 8MP/1.3MP cameras and the Desire 610 will be available in multiple colors. » Read the rest

More leaked photos show off the All New HTC One, Now with benchmarks

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Tout-Nouveau-HTC-One-2014-M8-01As we wind down to the inevitable launch of the All New HTC One, the once now trickle of “leaks” are now developing into a full on flood. Today’s leak doesn’t give us much in terms of new stuff to look at. However, we do get to see some benchmarks that put the new One above current competition. Although, benchmarks really don’t express real world use, it does show what you’d expect, a new generation phone out paces the current gen offerings.

The leak and benchmarks show a Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 5MP front camera, 16 GB of external storage,  and a microSD card slot.

We have a little gallery of the leaked photos for you after the break. March 25, can’t get here soon enough, so that these leaks can be put to rest.

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HTC’s revenues for February continue a downward spiral

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We’re beating a dead horse at this point, but HTC has had another pretty awful month in terms of revenue. In February 2014, HTC’s revenues totaled roughly NT$7.22 billion, or $238 million in US currency, down 26% from February last year and down roughly 25% from what HTC reported just last month. In the first two months of 2014, HTC has made NT$16.89 billion in revenue, significantly down from the NT$26.9 billion it had generated at this point last year.

Things just keep looking worse and worse for HTC, and despite the HTC One being arguably the best device of 2013, they just can’t hold their own against the bigger dogs in the fight like Samsung and Apple. I don’t think things can get too much worse for HTC, so the All New One might be the only thing standing between a bankruptcy or a buyout for the company.

source: HTC Investors

HTC ‘All New One’ is one step closer to release

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Every year we see a lot of smartphones get released here in the U.S., and one thing they all have in common is they receive FCC approval before consumers can get their hands on them. It usually happens within a month or two of the actual release. The “All New One” is no exception and is one (no pun intended) step closer to release now that it has received FCC approval.

Documents show that not only the international version has cleared, but all four major U.S. carrier versions as well. The FCC IDs are as follows….

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HTC M8 dual camera gets starring role in latest PR image

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Undeterred by the appearance over the weekend of a leaked video of the HTC M8, HTC’s marketing team released a new teaser image today that highlights the device’s dual camera. The image is a collage of images of items appearing in pairs. HTC’s message to go with the image is “Life is about to become twice as beautiful. Coming March 25th.”

The capabilities of the camera were revealed to some extent at MWC 2014 by Corephotonics. According to the company, the dual lenses will provide better zoom capabilities for users and permit adjustments to depth of field after the image is captured.

source: HTC Source

“All New HTC One” teased in 2nd promotional video

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HTC created a couple of promotional videos for the “All New HTC One” in order to create some hype for the device. Unfortunately for them, the device was leaked in a 12 minute long video yesterday. Despite this, the video was pretty light on details, so there is still a lot to find out about the 2014 HTC One M8.

The latest video in the promotional series focuses on the phones metal body, and of course we see a pixelated version of what’s supposed to be the device itself. Check it out after the break!

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HTC One KitKat update pulled in the UK because of “difficulties”

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The over-the-air update for Android 4.4 KitKat on the HTC One in the UK has been pulled back because of difficulties that HTC is experiencing in the update process.

HTC has said that they are aware of the problems, and are working towards resolving the issue quickly. We don’t know exactly what the problems were, but we do know that HTC USA managed to update fairly quickly and without problems.

Source: Android Central

Apple hiring HTC engineers to help product development in Asian markets

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Android handset manufacturers typically don’t only release one flagship device per year, which Sony recently told us all in pretty blunt terms. Sony releases Xperia Z successors pretty quickly, and that’s not counting things like the Xperia Z Ultra. Samsung tick tocks their product launches with a Galaxy S in the early part of the year and a Galaxy  Note towards the end of the year. It’s a fairly common practice now.

However, one company that hasn’t bitten on that concept has been Apple. According to the Wall Street Journal, though, Apple may be looking into a way to launch multiple products per year (we’ve already seen them dabble in it with the launch of the 5C, anyway) to help boost their growth in Asian markets, specifically in China. To accomplish this, Apple has been hiring on tons of engineers in Asian markets, many of them from HTC. Some of these engineers are put to work with supply chain logistics as well as product development. » Read the rest