Carriers are leaving HTC without support worldwide


The HTC 10 was officially announced earlier today, and so far at least, the reception has been quite positive. While it’s a little early to say that HTC has the ball out of the park with its latest flagship, it’s definitely off to a good start. Unfortunately, it seems like the carriers in both the UK and the U.S. aren’t quite on the same page, with two major carriers confirming that they won’t offer the HTC 10 (specifications here) and others seemingly non-committal. Read more

HTC 10 specifications


Many new things are going on with the HTC 10 despite the phone resembling its predecessors, but we’ve sorted it all into an organized table so that you know exactly what’s inside. The aluminum unibody is familiar, but HTC the exact specifications are entirely new for the Taiwanese company. The HTC 10 is, at least on paper, ready to compete with the Samsung and LG’s flagships.

Hit the break for the spec sheet.

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HTC Ice View is next era for company’s flagship case


One of the more unique items HTC brought to market with past flagship smartphones was the Dot View case that permitted some limited access to phone notifications with the case closed. For the newly released HTC 10 announced today, HTC also released an updated version of a smartphone case. The HTC Ice View is the company’s next evolution in smartphone cases and expands on the capabilities of the Dot View case. Read more

Poll: Will you buy the HTC 10?


It’s time to ask a very important question about the HTC 10 now that the phone is real and nearing a release. We want to know whether or not you intend on buying HTC’s 2016 flagship, which is currently up for pre-order on the company’s site. With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 already being sold worldwide, HTC is a little late to the race. HTC is banking on its trademark gorgeous design and top-notch internals to get the HTC 10 into the hands of millions. It’s your turn to tell us if HTC has done enough this year.

Hit the break to participate in our poll.

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JBL’s latest noise cancelling headphones use a USB-C plug

JBL headphones USB C

The writing is on the wall for the 3.5mm headphone jack; the rumor mill is talking up its demise in Apple’s iPhone 7, but even manufacturers on the other side of the fence are bracing for a new technology. JBL, for instance, is releasing its latest pair of noise cancelling headphones that use a USB Type-C connection instead of the old-fashioned 3.5mm jack. Read more

Where to get the HTC 10 in the UK


The HTC 10 is official, with a 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP UltraPixel rear camera, and yet another well-designed aluminum body. We’ve told you where you can get the HTC 10 in the States, but where can you pre-order the device in the UK? So far, details are a little scarce, but it is possible to snag HTC’s latest flagship for as little as £512 (SIM-free). Read more

The HTC 10 (surprisingly) supports Apple’s AirPlay

htc_10_camellia_red_for_japanMusic is a focus point for HTC, and that’s very apparent in the HTC 10. The BoomSound speakers are still present, and they’re even boxing in HiFi headphones with the phone to complement them.

But HTC is going a little bit further than any Android OEM has gone before and adopted a rival’s standard for playing music wirelessly. Yep, the HTC 10 has Apple’s AirPlay support baked in. Read more