The nation's largest wireless carriers and device makers banded together to support voluntary anti-theft measures for smartphones released starting next year. The action comes amid mounting efforts by state lawmaker to mandate so-called "kill switches" in smartphones and tablets that would render the devices useless if stolen.
HTC reported its second loss in the last three quarters, as the company continues to slump. However, the smartphone maker is banking on sales of the One M8, its newest flagship smartphone, to help it charge back onto sounder financial footing. The M8 was released at the very end of the first quarter.
It's not April Fools' Day if Google isn't throwing a few pranks into the mix.
HTC just unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the One M8, but it faces an uphill battle in marketing against industry behemoths Apple and Samsung Electronics. To gain momentum and set itself apart, HTC is putting the phone on sale immediately and also taking a new, aggressive marketing strategy, according to a senior HTC executive.
HTC announced its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8, which is an improvement over the original HTC One's software, camera and industrial design. HTC also has secured strong carrier distribution, especially in North America, in hopes it can gain inroads on Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5, its main competitor for the moment in the high-end smartphone market.
A new in-depth video of HTC's forthcoming flagship smartphone, which may be dubbed either the All New One or just simply the One, has surfaced just a day before the device is set to be officially announced at media events Tuesday in London and New York City.
BARCELONA, Spain--Making good on its promise from earlier this month to push less expensive phones, HTC announced two mid-range smartphones in its Desire family here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The smartphone maker aims to transfer the high-end design sensibility of its flagship One to products with lower price points.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft announced a number of new firms are planning to use its Windows Phone software, many of which were initially skeptical about the mobile OS. The announcement of new partners comes just ahead of Microsoft finalizing its $7.4 billion deal for the handset division of Nokia, the largest maker of Windows Phones.
Smartphone maker HTC plans to privately demonstrate the first of its three planned wearable devices next week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, according to a Bloomberg report.
HTC, in a bid to set itself apart from the smartphone pack and regain some of its luster, said that as part of a new program it will give U.S. customers who purchase any of its HTC One family of smartphones a free one-time screen replacement for cracked screens within the first six months of owning the device.