They might not be the most “desirable” smartphones, but the HTC Desire line has been around for a long time. HTC announced today that the Desire 610 and the Desire 816 are now available in the U.S.
The Desire 816 (pictured above) features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to 128 GB of extra storage, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, BoomSound, Sense 6, and 2,600 mAh battery. It will be available starting tomorrow at Virgin Mobile for $299 on a Beyond Talk plan with no contract agreement.
When the HTC One (M8) launched, two of the biggest sports in the United States were not in the midst of a season. So the company’s Sense TV application did not have anything regarding the NFL or college football. With both regular seasons right around the corner, HTC has updated the Sense TV app to support them. Also, Tri-Nation Rugby has been added to the mix. Sense TV will give fans of these sports a location to have live scoring and updates pushed to them while being able to utilize the device’s IR blaster to switch over to the appropriate television channel (if applicable).
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It looks like the lackluster HTC One Max from last year will be receiving a rightful successor. The device was first rumored to be the HTC M8 Prime and larger than the M8, but it appears that the large-screened device will come in at 5.9-inches (1,440 x 2,560) and will have a Snapdragon 805 processor.
Those specs aside, the Max M8 will have 3GB of RAM, LTE-A Cat. 6 connectivity and sport the duo camera that debuted in the One M8. With HTC planning a launch of another flagship during this half of the year, it looks like the Max is shaping up to be that device.
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News has just surfaced about the HTC A11. Apparently the device is headed for Sprint and has the same general shape that HTC favors for its phones. The device is running on a Snapdragon 410 processor, which is 64 bit, and sports a 4.7″ 480p screen. The camera will be a single 5MP shooter and the speakers will lack the Boomsound feature that HTC is so famous for. On the software side, the A11 will come with Kitkat 4.4.2 and Sense 6.0. Lastly, the same build quality may not be seen with this device, due to HTC’s outsourcing manufacturing to CompalComm.
We had originally thought the HTC One M8 Prime was cancelled (or at least postponed), but according to a new leak by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone is alive and kickin’.
Pictured next to the One M8, it’s clearly a bit bigger, matching its previously leaked specs:
Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus 8 have been circulating for a while now, but we have some juicy details for you. If these leaked specs are true, this will be the tablet of the year.
The Nexus 8 is codenamed T1, and it’s expected to sport an 8.9-inch (2560 x 1600) display, a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra chip, 4 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, and optional LTE. How is that for some serious power?
One of the coolest selling points on the HTC One M8 is the Duo Camera setup, which lets users snap photos then apply depth of field focus and other effects after the fact. It’s a fantastic feature that, until now, has been limited to the HTC One M8 and the newer HTC Butterfly J. But thanks to an update to the HTC Gallery app on the Play Store, you’ll now be able to share your photos on the internet and allow others to toy with the photos, including adjusting depth of field focus and other post-processing effect.
There are not many complaints when it comes to the HTC One (M8). It flaunts an aluminum unibody, sharp display, and BoomSound speakers. With that last one, though, comes some disadvantages. The speakers take up a decent amount of space and then HTC’s own logo-stamped bezel gets stacked on top of that. So the biggest issue people have had with the device is its bezels. It seems like HTC has a response by working with an audio expert.
For their next flagship, presumably called the HTC One (M9) for now, the company will work with Bose Corporation in order to make a more efficient set of stereo speakers. In return, the bezels of the device can be reduced and achieve the near edge-to-edge display that so many other hardware manufacturers are working towards. Bose has solely focused on the audio equipment industry, so HTC is outsourcing the work to a company that very well knows what potential solutions are.
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For the month of June, the top smartphone manufacturers in the United States did not see much of a change in United States market share. Apple and Samsung, the two leaders, are the only of the top five manufacturers to see growth. LG, Motorola, and HTC all saw very small changes that went south; however, none of the declines were more than -0.6%. Also, those three companies combined have yet to near Samsung’s 28.6% market share in the United States. On the overall software front, Android still leads iOS by an amount nearing 10%.
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New results are in examining battery life for some leading smartphones across carriers and T-Mobile continues to demonstrate superiority compared to Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. Some of the results are quite impressive for T-Mobile and overall paint a widely divergent picture when it comes to battery life. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S 5 was able to go 10 hours 57 minutes on the T-Mobile network while lasting only 7 hours 30 minutes on Verizon. Similarly, the HTC One (M8) was able to go 10 hours 50 minutes on T-Mobile, but only 8 hours 42 minutes on AT&T.