Better get moving, folks! It is Tuesday and that means HTC is hosting another round of Hot Deals. Today, the company is discounting each and every smartphone case offered in its online store. That means you can add style or protection your One (M8), One (M7), One Mini, One Remix, Desire 816, and Desire 610 at a very low cost. For example, the Double Dip Case for the One (M7) costs just $1. The Flip and Dip cases for the One (M8) have 75% taken off of. All other cases are available with 50% discounts.
The promotion ends tonight at 12:00AM ET / 9:00PM PT.
At the beginning of December, HTC announced two new mid-range smartphones, the HTC Desire 620 and the HTC Desire 620G. Although the phones are very similar, there are a few hardware specs that differ, notably the processors used in each and the lack of 4G LTE support for the Desire 620G. When the devices were unveiled, HTC did not share any information regarding market availability outside of Taiwan. New information from HTC indicates the device will be sold in the U.K. starting in early 2015. Along with the U.K., HTC is also making the devices available in India later this month and other Asian markets may see the device this month as well.
Starting today, residents in India can pick up HTC’s latest mobile accessory, the RE Camera, from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 9,990 ($160). The device is currently available in white and black colorway’s with stock of the teal and orange versions expected to arrive soon.
The HTC One M9, reportedly codenamed the HTC Hima, will be the flagship successor to the popular HTC One M8. As reported by TalkAndroid last week, the Hima’s specs have potentially already been revealed. Now with this latest leak from nowhereelse.fr, we may get a better understanding of its appearance.
After alleged specs for HTC’s next flagship smartphone surfaced a few days ago, including the codename Hima for the project, Twitter tipster @upleaks is back with information on several other devices HTC is working on. The devices include several variants in the Hima line of smartphones along with a new generation Butterfly smartphone for the Japanese market and a new HTC branded tablet.
Just a few days ago we learned that HTC is already planning a successor to its barely-launched RE Camera, HTC’s lay consumer answer to GoPro. HTC is confident that the RE could sell enough units in Taiwan alone to merit a second-generation device.
The HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition devices are receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop today, but it will take at least a week or two to land on all devices. Good news!! The actual over-the-air (OTA) update is available for you to download and manually install right now. It’s really easy to do, so hit the break to get started.
HTC was expected to roll out the Android 5.0 update for the GPe One M7 and the One M8 a couple of weeks ago. But unfortunately, the update was delayed for reasons unknown to us at the time. The manufacturer has now started rolling out the update, but it’s not Android 5.0 as many expected. The manufacturer is sending out the Android 5.0.1 update instead, which was only recently made available for the Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and the Nexus 10.
This explains the delay in rolling out the update for the two GPe devices. HTC’s Mo Versi claims that the roll out will officially commence at noon today (12/5), so most users should have it by the end of the day. The standard One M8 and One M7 are expected to receive the Android 5.0 update within a month from now.
Have you seen the update on your GPe One M7 or One M8? Let us know below.
It’s no secret that HTC is prepping the launch of the One M9 in its research labs as we speak. And now, a new leak courtesy of @upleaks has revealed the alleged hardware specs of the smartphone codenamed HTC Hima. According to the source, the smartphone will pack a 5 inch 1080p display along with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera (possibly from Sony) and a 13-megapixel or 4-megapixel front camera.
HTC is just now getting the HTC RE Camera on the street and the president of HTC North Asia, Jack Tong, has already announced the company has plans to release a successor in 2015. That may be the intent of HTC, but the success of the RE Camera when released in Taiwan tomorrow will have a big impact on the eventual decision as to whether to pursue the project.