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All posts tagged "HTC"

  • HTC to launch 6.0-inch flagship smartphone in Q2 2016, report suggests

    According to G For Games citing Twitter leaker LlabTooFeR, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC will launch a new phablet flagship in the northern spring of 2016. It will likely be the device that follows the HTC One M9 (feature image) as the company's show pony. The phone will boast a 6.0-inch screen -- to rival the likes of Huawei's Mate range -- a 2560x1440 screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 heart, 4GB of RAM and Android Marshmallow 6.1. Powering the device is a 3500mAh battery, and imaging is made possible thanks to a 20.7MP sensor at the back, and a 5MP sensor...

  • HTC One A9 coming to South Africa in December

    The HTC One A9, the company's latest stab at the upper-range smartphone market, will arrive in South Africa in December and be available from "selected MTN stores." "MTN is excited to offer this niche smartphone to its customers who are looking for a smartphone that is distinct to what is currently available in the market. MTN has made substantial investment to capacitate and optimise its network to ensure that its customers using smart devices such as the HTC One A9 can have a seamless and pleasant user experience. As we wind down the year for the festive season, this desirable...

  • HTC Desire 626 available from MTN from mid-November [Update]

    Update: HTC has announced that the Desire 626 will be available exclusively from MTN South Africa from mid-November. An exact date has unfortunately not been announced. The contract will cost the consumer "R269 per month over 24 months and will include 30GB data once off," the press release notes. It will be available in white and  grey. November's a bumper month for those fishing for a new smartphone. With the Huawei Mate S, the LG G4 Stylus and Sony's Z5 series all arriving in South Africa, consumers really are spoiled for choice. But HTC has joined the party, announcing a new...

  • Android Marshmallow update roundup: Huawei Honor range updating Feb 2016

    Google just loves confectionery and after the slow adoption rate of Android Lollipop, Google will hope that the softer Android Marshmallow will filter through devices more efficiently. Although many smartphones haven't even received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, there's already talk from other manufacturers about their move to the latest, bleeding edge version of Android. So, with that said, when will your device receive its Android Marshmallow update? Marshmallow will be officially released in September, so we should expect some degree of chatter about it fairly soon. We'll be updating this piece regularly as more information per manufacturer is made available, so stay tuned...

  • HTC One A9 launches with iPhone looks, Qualcomm’s new chipset

    HTC has announced its new range bolstering phone in New York City, and some are calling it the biggest iPhone design rip-off since, well, practically since the iPhone launched back in 2007. More importantly for HTC at least, the HTC One A9 seems to finally address some of the company's lingering terrible design decisions on the likes of the HTC One M9, for instance. Although it looks almost exactly like the iPhone 6, bar the HTC logo at the back and the centered rear camera mounting, the A9 is built from the ground up by its creator, and features a 5.0-inch...

  • #UnpackTheTech episode #5: Microsoft, Google and HTC

    #UnpackTheTech is a bi-weekly segment where our editor Andy Walker, Hashtag Radio’s Zaid Kriel and other in-studio guests talk gaming, gadgets and all things tech in just under an hour. Catch the previous podcasts here. This week Andy returns alongside fellow Memeburn member Graham van der Made. Together, along with Zaid, the two plunge into the new world of Microsoft, speaking in particular about the company's latest and possibly greatest hardware launch. Windows 10 makes another appearance, while the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Microsoft Surface Book get their much needed shakedowns. Read more: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft Surface Book and...

  • HTC One M9 review: the same, but better

    Evolution, not revolution: over the last couple of years it's become a kind of creed among smartphone manufacturers. It makes sense too. They've more or less reached the limits of what's possible with the materials available. And if we're being honest there aren't many phones that exemplify that attitude better than the HTC One M9. The M8, which it replaces, was very good in most respects, but let down in a few key areas. Rather than trying to completely re-imagine the smartphone, the M9 seems like HTC's attempt at fixing those errors. That might not make it the most exciting...

  • HTC One M9 available in South Africa from June 2015

    The HTC One M9 will be available in South Africa from June 2015, a new presser notes. The device will be available on Vodacom as well, but there is no mention of its availability on other networks as yet. "The HTC One M9 is an extension of you as it is attractive, intuitive and highly customisable. We are positive that South Africans will love the many benefits it will bring to their lifestyles with its enriched user experience and fantastic specifications,” mentions Neeraj Seth, HTC's head of marketing in the MEA region. "Our newest smartphone, once again, pushes the boundaries of...

  • April Fools’ 2015: the best stories from the date we hate

    April Fools' Day is upon us and need I say more? Although media houses (we'll turn a blushing cheek here) love to publish hoaxes for the sake of good fun and spikes in traffic, there are a lot of hilarious pieces published by brands and companies themselves during this period. Often, these companies have the sense of humour to poke fun at themselves, even if that is what journalists do to them in the other 364 days of the year. So, to celebrate the day where lying, cheating and being an all-round bad journalist is written in the global constitution, we've...

  • HTC One Mini 2 review-in-brief: smaller than an M8, but not as good

    If phone sales were based solely on device quality, then HTC would be sitting right near the top of the smartphone pile instead of scrapping a bunch of has-beens for the minor places. A case in point is the HTC One Mini 2. Not so long ago, if you wanted a smaller version of a flagship Android device, you had to resign yourself to the fact that you were going to end up with, well, less. Less features, less storage capacity, less battery life... you get the picture. More recently that's started to change. As flagship Android devices have started to veer...