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HTC Desire 601 coming exclusively to Vodafone

HTC Desire 601 coming exclusively to Vodafone

The Desire brand is officially back in Australia with Vodafone announcing today that the HTC Desire 601 is now available exclusively through them. The Desire 601 is a mid-range LTE phone with a 4.5″ qHD 540×960 resolution screen and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. General Manager of Devices, Katie Turkal, says: If you want an affordable 4G phone with an advanced camera, great sound and loads of other great features, this is definitely a device you should check out. HTC makes fantastic phones and the Desire 601 is no exception. We are pleased to be able to offer it exclusively[Read More...]

by 8:05 PM on October 15, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Phones
HTC releases a first look at the One Max [video]

HTC releases a first look at the One Max [video]

HTC has released a video to accompany the launch of the One Max. The production highlights many features of the One Max, including its aluminium body, large 5.9″ Full HD screen and BoomSound stereo speakers. The “swipe finger down” fingerprint scanner is demonstrated, as is the new Sense 5.5 user interface with BlinkFeed home screen (on which you’ll find some of our content). HTC’s famous UltraPixel camera also gets a look in on the video, showing off its Sweep Panorama and dual capture video recording features as well as HTC’s innovative Zoe gallery. The new Scribble app, a note-taking app[Read More...]

by 12:31 PM on October 15, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
HTC One Max launched

HTC One Max launched

The much leaked HTC One Max has officially been launched. The One Max will be available in the UK before the end of this week, with an international roll out to follow with firm dates yet to be released. The One Max features a Full HD 5.9″ screen, Snapdragon 600 processor at 1.7 GHz, 16 or 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM.  It has expandable memory via microSD card of up to 64GB and a 3300mAh battery. It will be running Android 4.3 and have the new Sense 5.5 user interface. The rear of the phone has HTC’s UltraPixel camera and[Read More...]

by 9:19 PM on October 14, 2013 7 comments Manufacturer, News
Ausdroid Podcast 89 – October 8, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 89 – October 8, 2013

Welcome to the 89th pisode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason and Geoff were joined by Terence Huynh of TechGeek to discuss the Android news and events of the last couple of weeks. Topics: Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and QX lens-style cameras At Home with Google Samsung Region Locking Samsung Benchmark Controversy Samsung Galaxy Gear EB Games Expo Nvidia Shield Hands-on Nexus 5 leaks and rumours HTC news – One Max, Financial results Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes Get in contact with us via our Podcast Email, or[Read More...]

by 4:50 PM on October 13, 2013 0 comments Podcast
Rumour: HTC talking to Lenovo about a potential acquisition of the company

Rumour: HTC talking to Lenovo about a potential acquisition of the company

HTC‘s woes continue, they’ve posted multiple consecutive quarters of negative growth culminating in selling their share of Beats Audio back to the Beat company for a much needed cash injection and ultimately posting a 101 Million Dollar operating loss last quarter. Rumours are emerging that the Taiwanese manufacturer have been in secret talks with Lenovo for some time (several months at least) about the possibility of Lenovo acquiring the brand HTC. There’s nothing official from either company suggesting that the talks have occurred and an acquisition of this scale is going to run at a high cost for Lenovo and[Read More...]

by 1:38 PM on October 10, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News
HTC One Max hinted at in October 18th Launch invite

HTC One Max hinted at in October 18th Launch invite

The HTC One Max has been rumoured for a fairly long time and invites are now being sent out for an event to be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan – HTC’s home turf – on October 18th at 6pm local time at least according to Engadget, who reportedly have been invited along. With the invite containing the words: One finger opens up a big view You are invited to immerse in the sound with us The inference from these phrases is on a HTC One Max with the famous BoomSound as well as a Fingerprint scanner which has been rumoured to[Read More...]

by 6:01 PM on October 8, 2013 1 comment Uncategorized
Microsoft reportedly trying to get HTC to dual-boot Windows on its Android phones

Microsoft reportedly trying to get HTC to dual-boot Windows on its Android phones

A long time ago – before HTC got themselves into all sorts of financial problems, before UltraPixels, before Nokia and Microsoft got into bed together – HTC was a key partner in Microsoft’s mobile strategy. The Taiwanese manufacturer once made a lot of money manufacturing Windows Mobiles for other companies before they started trying to establish a brand with iconic handsets like the HD2, which to this day refuses to die. But when the iPhone happened, people lost interest in Windows Mobile. So HTC teamed up with Google to build handsets powered by Android, the new kid on the block.[Read More...]

by 7:21 AM on October 7, 2013 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC announces $101 million operating loss

HTC announces $101 million operating loss

Despite the popularity of the HTC One, it seems HTC are having a hard time saving their sinking ship. For the first time in the company’s history, HTC’s unaudited consolidated financial statements for Q3 2013 are showing an operating loss of NT$2.97 billion after tax, which works out to be about US$101 million. I don’t know a lot about accounting, but this doesn’t seem like good news for the struggling Taiwanese company. Breaking the announcement down: Total revenues were NT$47.05 billion (US$1.6 billion) Operating loss before tax was NT$3.5 billion (US$119.4 million) Net loss after tax was NT$2.97 billion (US$101.3[Read More...]

by 6:02 PM on October 4, 2013 4 comments News
HTC One Max given the name T6UL in recent FCC filing

HTC One Max given the name T6UL in recent FCC filing

Whilst the world awaits any confirmation of their latest device, the HTC One Max, it seems that the device details have been given away in a recently submitted filing with the FCC in the USA. Although the filing did not specifically state nor give away the HTC One Max by name, it did instead referred to by the model number of 0P3P510 with a further reference to the device yet to be confirmed via reference to T6ULAs for the bit that brings the connection to the name specifically. Whilst it might could possibly be a simple coincidence, we have seen[Read More...]

by 7:54 PM on October 3, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Beats Electronics President confirms HTC One Max will pack its Beats audio software

Beats Electronics President confirms HTC One Max will pack its Beats audio software

With Beats Electronics purchasing the last remaining shares HTC had in its company back, many of us were left wondering if this move meant the end to the two companies still agreeing to input Beats Audio software into future HTC devices and gladly it seems for the moment that yes, HTC phones will still get Beats Audio software in their devices. President and the chief operating officer at Beats Electronics, Luke Wood, says that the company still has 25% investments in HTC along with a commercial deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Luke also stated confirmed that HTC do in fact[Read More...]

by 10:28 AM on October 3, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Other, Phones
HTC One Mini — Review

HTC One Mini — Review

Can the HTC One Mini stand up to it’s bigger cousin? I was actually rather excited to be given the opportunity to review the HTC One Mini as I have very much liked what I have seen from the HTC One and was curious to see if HTC could deliver a similar experience with its smaller cousin. If you need a catch up on Ausdroid’s thoughts on the HTC One, check out our review from earlier this year. Being a Nexus fan, the one thing that I wasn’t too sure about was using a phone with Sense 5. I used[Read More...]

by 8:34 AM on October 1, 2013 5 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
HTC sells final stake in Beats by Dre for $256 Million cash injection

HTC sells final stake in Beats by Dre for $256 Million cash injection

Cash strapped HTC have accepted an offer from Beats by Dre to purchase back the remaining 25% stake that remained from the original 50% stake they purchased back in August 2011. HTC initially purchased a stake in Beats worth $300 Million for 50.1% of Beats by Dre, but a year later Beats purchased half of that stake back leaving HTC with a 25% share in the audio company. When Beats decided during the northern summer to expand into more consumer electronics such as car stereos and higher end stereo equipment as well as a music streaming service, the rumour began[Read More...]

by 9:20 PM on September 27, 2013 9 comments Accessories, News
HTC facing parts shortages for One Mini pointing to possible poor Q3 results

HTC facing parts shortages for One Mini pointing to possible poor Q3 results

HTC is that company that most Android fans keep rooting for, even in the face of some truly terrible financial results in their last few financial reports and it appears from a report from Reuters that their woes are not yet at an end. Citing sources familiar with the matter who advise that HTC is looking to post its first net loss this quarter, mostly due to issues with the HTC One Mini. Design difficulties have led to casing shortages which could contribute to the company not meeting expected shipping targets of 200,000 devices per month. The HTC One Mini[Read More...]

by 2:11 AM on September 25, 2013 0 comments News, Rumours