HTC USA has marked the official arrival of the baseball season by posting a new commercial with its recently acquired star campaigner Robinson Canó who plays for the Seattle Mariners in the MLB.
New markets are always being analyzed by comapanies because of their ability to expand profits. Home automation, wearables, and virtual reality are all being flooded with new products. The automobile market, though, has been slowly seeing the arrival of new platforms and complementing hardware. Current options include Google’s Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay, and MirrorLink. Later this year, HTC could be involved with its own variation of Android Auto. On Reddit, one poster shared the front page release note for a device going by the codename “Cello.”
The HTC Desire 826 will be available next week for consumers located in India. The mid-range handset carriers a price of Rs. 25,990 (or about $420). Both the inside and outside of the Desire 826 impresses. It has a 1080p display, Snapdragon 615 processor, and 13MP rear camera. Behind HTC’s Sense user interface is Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The folks over at iFixit have finally managed to get their hands on an HTC One (M9), and have taken it apart to show us just how difficult it is to fix and rebuild. The handset can be taken dismantled in 17 relatively easy steps, but due to an abundance of small parts and the intense use of adhesive it would be somewhat tedious to repair at home, therefore, only scoring a mere 2/10 in its repairability rating.
Hit the break to see a few key images from the teardown.
I am using the word “leak” here, but it’s more like a running faucet. Images of the HTC One M9+ continue to appear, not only daily, but multiple times daily.
This latest leak seems to be promotional materials, and although they don’t show anything all that new, there is a closeup of that Samsung-like Home button that will house a fingerprint sensor.
Today, HTC BlinkFeed has been replaced in the Play Store by another one of the company’s apps. This one, however, houses more than just BlinkFeed. The new Sense Home app acts as an umbrella for BlinkFeed, Themes, Sense widgets, and the launcher. All these apps and services are already found on the new One M9, but owners of the One (M8) are able to take advantage of them. This means that both One (M8) and One M9 owners have the ability to customize themes for their devices. Most items can be changed on the One (M8) as they would on its successor, but there are some limitations. That will change once Sense 7 rolls out to last year’s HTC flagship.
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It would appear that HTC is getting in on the April Fools’ action with its latest product, the Re Sok. Now, despite what you may be thinking, these aren’t your standard pair of socks with the Taiwanese company’s branding. They are “smartsocks.” Yes, you read that correctly. Smartsocks.
Another retailer, this one online, has started to accept pre-orders for three of the year’s hottest devices. Right now, you can pre-order the HTC One M9 (review here), Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge through Amazon. The online retailer has various storage and color options when it comes to the carrier variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. For the One M9, Amazon has limited the selection to Gold on Silver and Gunmetal Grey all with 32GB of internal storage. The only carrier without its variants listed by Amazon is T-Mobile.