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  • HTC One M9: is it hot or not?

    Back when the Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour mill was in full churn, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 -- the company's flagship chip for the first half of this year -- was said to be extremely powerful but rather heat happy as a result. The chip is used in the HTC One M9, and according to new benchmarks radiating from the Dutch site Tweakers, its doing rather well in that phone. How well? Well done. About 15-20 degrees Celsius hotter than its rivals, including the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, the LG G3 and its own older brother, the HTC...

  • HTC Vive, HTC One M9 and HTC Grip launch at MWC 2015

    The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) is not just about smartphones. Huawei's stunner of a smartwatch alongside its smartband were a refreshing bunch alongside all the smartphone chatter. Though it was HTC that really took the show by the balls, with the announcement of a Virtual Reality (VR) headset that managed to overshadow its latest flagship -- the HTC One M9. In partnership with the one and only Valve, HTC just announced its answer to the VR craze that's quickly trying to shape the way we consume media -- from games to movies and simulations. The VR headset is called Vive, and...

  • HTC One M9 sounds like one hell of a phone, according to new leak

    While Samsung's due to launch its new flagship Galaxy S6 on 1 March, HTC will also be in Barcelona following in Samsung's stead and stealing its spotlight. The Taiwanese company is set to unveil its HTC One M9 to the public on the same day, and thanks to a new gaggle of leaked images and specs we can paint a more vivid picture of the new device. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup MobileGeeks spotted the phone listed on a German retail site, and duly rang the alarm bell. But interestingly, the upcoming handset seems to embrace the "don't fix...

  • HTC One M9 ‘Hima’ arriving in March with company’s first smartwatch

    While all the smartphone launch hype is surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z4, there are other companies due to out momentous models in the coming months too. Remember the HTC One M8? Well, its successor is coming in March, at least according to Bloomberg. The HTC One M9 is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated launches of the year and seeing that March is the month for mobile launches, HTC will duly unveil its phone as well as its first smartwatch around the same time as MWC in Barcelona. It would take a fair effort to...

  • HTC’s Desire Eye shoots 13MP selfies from front-facing snapper

    HTC's Desire Eye (a definite selfie-related pun is lurking somewhere in that moniker) is the company's latest handset, but unlike any other before it. Sporting a 13MP camera up front above the screen, it's sole purpose in life is to take cute pictures of new haircuts and cheeky pouts. Gone is the puny VGA resolution video calling cameras we've all grown accustomed to, and in is a sensor large enough to keep a moderately annoying Instagram user entertained for hours. It's seemingly the largest sensor we've seen on a front-facing camera to date, and it's physically enormous too. Interestingly, it's not...

  • HTC Desire 816 Review: the mid-range phablet that makes sense

    HTC’s focus on its high-end One line-up of smartphones didn’t work out very well. Now, the embattled Taiwanese phone maker is renewing its focus on mid-range smartphones in the hope of increasing the cash flow and keeping the cash cow running as long as it can. To counteract this, HTC's revealed a new range of mid-range Android smartphones, including the Desire 210, Desire 310 and Desire 816. The Desire 816 looked like the most attractive option of the bunch, especially when I compared it to some other options in its price range. Its closest competitors are the Samsung Galaxy Grand...

  • Nvidia-powered HTC Volantis is the new and possibly last Nexus tablet

    After an epic weekend leak, multiple sources are now reporting that HTC will manufacture Google's latest Nexus tablet. In fact, the device dubbed the HTC "Volantis" already exists, according to Android Police. The Android-centric blog claims the tablets will start at US$399, pitting it directly against the 8.4" Samsung Galaxy Tab S. HTC's Volantis (codenamed "Flounder") -- which will likely be called the Nexus 9 prior to release -- will pack some sterling hardware too. Nvidia's Logan SoC will be at the heart of the device, with 2GB RAM and up to 32GB storage. The Logan architecture makes use of the...

  • HTC One M8 review: old name, new tricks

    HTC One was one of the most beautiful and sought-after smartphones from last year which taught us to focus on overall experience more than the hardware specifications. HTC tried to break the norms with an UltraPixel camera and BoomSound speakers. HTC One M8 has been recently released as a successor to the HTC One but does it provide enough to be considered a worthy upgrade? Let’s find out. Unrivalled looks HTC has always been the only brand which could challenge Apple in terms of product design. Most of the time, it even wins these battles. HTC has still decided to place the power...

  • Iron Man-red HTC M8 and Kyocera Brigadier headed to Verizon

    Evan Nelson Blass, known to us as Evleaks has two new phones for us to look at: an Iron-Man red HTC M8 and an incredibly rugged-looking Kyocera Brigadier, both coming to the US telecom Verizon. Kyocera Brigadier, 2014 pic.twitter.com/Li5hnUumUh— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 23, 2014 Tough crowd... pic.twitter.com/V9b58OH83W— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 23, 2014 Little is known of the Kyocera Brigadier, except that Kyocera is a fan of releasing chunky, rugged, water and drop-proof Android phones so we can expect that from the Brigadier. Will Kyocera's new phone be like the title it's named after (a brigadier is one of the highest ranks...

  • Introducing the HTC One (M8): did ‘the best’ just get better?

    The unoriginally named new HTC One, or the HTC One (M8) is the company's best phone since... the old HTC One. Will the M8 draw in new fans? That's a yes. Can it revive HTC's flagging fortunes. Probably not. Still, the M8 is the hottest phone we've seen in an age and when it comes to South Africa, we'll snap it up faster than a gold-plated HTC One. So what's the M8 got in store for us? It's much slicker and metal-y than before. The M8 is 90% metal, while the older HTC One was 70% - this gives the...