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HTC shows off Boomsound and teases an improved version in a new trailer

HTC shows off Boomsound and teases an improved version in a new trailer

With the title ‘HTC Technical Translations #1: BoomSound’ you’d be tempted to skip over the video when it comes up in your YouTube subscription feed, it sounds kind of boring, but it’s actually pretty cool. It also has the bonus of teasing the ‘All new HTC One’ – yes, they call it that in the video – which will apparently have even better BoomSound. In the video, there’s a full technical run-down of how Boomsound works, delivered by what is meant to be some sort of sound engineer(Hey, he has a labcoat, he must be smart) with a more generic[Read More...]

by 9:29 AM on February 27, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Phones
[MWC 2014] HTC ‘Power to Give’ lets you use your phone’s idle CPU time for good

[MWC 2014] HTC ‘Power to Give’ lets you use your phone’s idle CPU time for good

Distributed computing projects are nothing new, but so far none have leveraged the ubiquity of the modern smartphone. During their press conference at MWC this morning, HTC announced the ‘Power to Give’ programme, which will initially target unused CPU cycles on the latest HTC phones, but will eventually expand to all Android devices. Distributed computing projects involve breaking large calculations or analytical processes down into small pieces, which are each performed on separate devices, reducing the need to rely on expensive supercomputers. Participants will download some software to their computer, which when not in active use, starts crunching away at[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on February 25, 2014 7 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News
HTC takes on Samsung in snarky tweet, look foolish

HTC takes on Samsung in snarky tweet, look foolish

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S 5 at Mobile World Congress earlier this morning, and HTC’s social media team immediately took to Twitter to cash in on the buzz for Samsung’s new device with the (admittedly pretty funny) image above. Nokia pulled a similar trick last year when Apple announced the iPhone 5c, which gave us all a few laughs, but it definitely paid off for them. Nokia’s ‘Thanks, Apple’ tweet amassed a whopping 40,000 retweets and was lauded as one of the most successful marketing tweets of all time Unfortunately for HTC though, they jumped the gun a little –[Read More...]

by 10:26 AM on February 25, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
[MWC 2014] HTC announces two new Desire handsets – the Desire 610 and 816

[MWC 2014] HTC announces two new Desire handsets – the Desire 610 and 816

Despite the fact that their ‘Big’ event is planned for the 25th of March, HTC is still at Mobile World Congress and took to the stage overnight to announce some new products, but in the Desire range rather than their ‘One’ range, announcing the Desire 610 and the Desire 816. Desire 610 The Desire 610 is a mid-range device which brings features such as BlinkFeed and BoomSound into the more affordable end of the spectrum for consumers. Although described as a mid-range phone the Desire 610 will still carry LTE radios and allow customers to keep up with the latest[Read More...]

by 8:42 AM on February 25, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

It has been a few weeks since we brought you retailer round-up and we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials available this week from the bricks and motor retailers around Australia. Coles Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Woolworths LG Optimus L3+ Telstra Pre-Paid – $34.50 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Quad Core Android Tablet 16GB – $199 – Available Saturday 22 Feb until sold-out Bauhn 5″ Quad Core Android Smartphone 8GB – $249 – Available Saturday 22[Read More...]

by 10:29 AM on February 21, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Press render for the All new HTC One in Grey leaks

Press render for the All new HTC One in Grey leaks

There’s just over a month to go till the launch event in London and New York but that doesn’t mean you have to wait till then to see the All New HTC One or the M8 as it’s been known up until recently in the new Grey colour. EvLeaks has posted this press render on his Twitter feed for your perusal : https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/436432728720822272 This Grey colour matches the picture that EvLeaks released the other day of the M8 sporting a bumper : https://twitter.com/evleaks/statuses/435822328459431936 It’s a decent looking phone in Grey, and we’ve seen the phone in Gold, but we still[Read More...]

by 9:04 PM on February 20, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Check out the press render of the All New HTC One in Gold

Check out the press render of the All New HTC One in Gold

With a launch event on the 25th of March, the PR crew at HTC are working over time getting the renders up and running in time for the announcement and first to leak is the Gold version of what has been known up until today as the M8, but could be known once released as the ‘All new HTC One’. The leaks comes courtesy of @evleaks and shows the front and back of the phone in the Gold colour which will surely be named Champagne Gold. The BoomSound speakers are there in all their glory as is the dual rear[Read More...]

by 12:48 AM on February 20, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC Advantage – what it might mean for Australia

HTC Advantage – what it might mean for Australia

HTC has made a number of announcements specific to the US market in the past few days about support and service arrangements. We haven’t reported on them on Ausdroid because they don’t pertain to Australian users — not yet, anyway. Given the number of rumours and news reports around the company at the moment we thought it’d be a good idea to summarise HTC Advantage. The Advantage program applies to new customers purchasing the HTC One, HTC One Mini or HTC One Max. If you end up with a Desire, too bad – but then, you probably wouldn’t expect this[Read More...]

by 2:42 PM on February 19, 2014 2 comments News
Upcoming HTC M8 to be called ‘The All New One’ – bumpers coming too

Upcoming HTC M8 to be called ‘The All New One’ – bumpers coming too

This morning we saw HTC begin inviting press to the launch of their new phone, known currently as the M8. But EVLeaks isn’t done leaking information about the new flagship this morning releasing our best, clearest look yet at the upcoming phone, but encased in a bumper cover. They’ve also advised that the phone won’t be called the One+ or another iteration but will take a line out of Apple’s naming convention and refer to it as ‘The All New One’. The M8 was shown off a few hours ago encased in the bumper case, which gives us our best[Read More...]

by 12:45 PM on February 19, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC to launch new One on March 25

HTC to launch new One on March 25

HTC have announced that they will hold press events on 25 March in London and New York for the release of their 2014 flagship. Obviously, we don’t have any solid facts about the new One, or M8, but what we do have are a lot of rumours. Leaks show that the One 2 will be basically a beefed-up One, with the following specs – 5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution, offering a pixel density of 440ppi Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.3GHz Adreno 330 GPU 2GB RAM 16GB on-board storage Android 4.4 (KitKat) If what we’ve seen so far is true,[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on February 19, 2014 4 comments News, Phones
Happy Birthday HTC Dream – 5 Big years in Australia

Happy Birthday HTC Dream – 5 Big years in Australia

Five years ago today, I was introduced to a phone that would change both my mobile world as well as the mobile landscape in Australia itself – the HTC Dream. Launching officially on Monday February 16th 2009, the HTC Dream (or the G1 as it was known in the US) was instantly a standout to me in what was a vastly different mobile landscape to what it is today. In 2009, dumbphones ruled the Australian mobile market with smartphones limited to older PalmOS devices, Windows Mobile or a heavily feature hamstrung iPhone. At the time, the most popular mobile OS[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on February 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
HTC Desire 8 looks like a larger, plastic mid-range HTC One

HTC Desire 8 looks like a larger, plastic mid-range HTC One

HTC has recently been re-focusing on their low-mid range phones in the Desire line, releasing quite a number of different devices to compliment their higher end HTC One line. A leaked new device appearing on Chinese site MyDrivers.com possibly shows a new phone in the Desire line – named the Desire 8 – which could bridge the gap between the two lines. The device is apparently fairly large, with a 5.5″ screen packed into a plastic body that will be available in a range of colours – red, yellow, orange, blue and green, similar colours to those seen recently in[Read More...]

by 9:09 PM on February 12, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC M8 shows up in the wild this time from the front

HTC M8 shows up in the wild this time from the front

The same source that brought us the first pictures of the dual camera mounted rear of the HTC M8 has delivered another look at the HTC M8, this time from the front. The Russian source @HTCFamil_RU has seemingly found a source willing to show off the device. As seen above you can see the on-screen software keys which leaked last week. But this time we can see them sitting above a completely, seemingly superfluous black bar, which on the HTC One was for the capacative buttons, but on the M8 seems to just be a strip for HTC to show[Read More...]

by 11:19 AM on February 12, 2014 7 comments Phones, Rumours