HTC One Max now available from Telstra

The HTC One Max is now available on plan from Telstra. The One Max has an impressive 5.9" screen, 4G capabilities and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The HTC One Max is available on the Small to Extra Large Plan, from $74 per month to $130 per month. With the Small Plan, the One Max costs an extra $14 per month, the Medium Plan an extra $4 per month, the Large an extra $3 per month, and free on the Extra Large Plan. The specifications of the One Max are: Boom Sound Stereo Speakers Super... Continue reading

Rumour: Specs revealed for HTC’s 2014 flagship

HTC's One was one of the Ausdroid team's favourite handsets of 2013 with its sharp full HD screen, "BoomSound" front-facing speakers and the "Ultrapixel" camera that finally delivered a camera that performed well in low-light situations, albeit 4 MP at a time. As we approach the end of the year, we're starting to see information released (or "leaked", if you prefer) for its successor. AnTuTu is reporting that a device identified as htc_m8-userdebug|4.4|KRT16O has shown up in the AnTuTu database. The device in question seems to have been turning in some impressive results: The device specifications, from AnTuTu's report: Snapdragon... Continue reading

Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait

Good news for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners as it seems the telco has approved the Android 4.2.2 'Jelly Bean Plus' update. The update, which is schedule to start hitting devices on a 'progressive' rolling out phase is scheduled to start from December 2nd. HTC One users also have an update which has been approved for a roll out to your device expected to begin November 25th for Android 4.3 which appears to be updating devices to Android 4.3 JellyBean, with the update commencing for some users as early as today. The update too will be a phased... Continue reading

Vodafone begins Android 4.3 rollout to HTC One

Vodafone customers with carrier-branded HTC One phones should get an update to Android 4.3. As well as updating the base operating system to Android 4.3, new Features and enhancements within the update include: HTC Sense 5.5 Signal bar indicator improvement HTC Blinkfeed update Photo & Video Highlights Enhancement to Quick Settings General performance and stability improvements The update details: Android version: 4.3 HTC sense version: 5.5 Kernel version: 3.4.10-gfbedc47 root@abm012 # 1 SMP PREEMPT Baseband version: 4A.21.3263.04_10.38m.1157.04L Build number: 3.63.980.2 CL265048 release-keys Vodafone says the update is available over the air (OTA) or through the HTC Hub Program on your PC. It's 683MB in size, so it's probably worth updating... Continue reading

HTC One Max launches November 26, exclusive to Telstra

HTC this morning announced that its forthcoming One Max phone will be available exclusively from Telstra from November 26. Garry McGregor, HTC's AU/NZ Sales Director, was quoted: We’re excited to announce that the latest addition to the HTC One family in the form of HTC One max is now available in Australia. We now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The One Max is the giant-sized version of HTC's popular 2013 flagship device, the HTC One. It sports similar internals with a 5.9-inch 1080p screen and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. It's also loaded... Continue reading

HTC M8 initial specifications leak

Image courtesy of The next flagship device from embattled HTC - codenamed M8 - that we first reported on back in July, has had its purported specs leak. Serial news breaker @evleaks is claiming to have the low down on the main specifications, and they are unsurprisingly high-end, though nothing that we haven't seen in other flagship devices. @evleaks tweeted: In previously seen photos, the M8 looks very similar to the current HTC One, though the current leaks suggest a screen bump to 5" from the 4.7" on the One. Could the... Continue reading

Pictures of the back panel of the HTC 2014 flagship model codenamed ‘M8′ leak

The HTC One, launched early this year was known quite early on by it's internal codename 'M7'. At an end of year party last year, video was taken of HTC CEO Peter Chou on-stage at an event holding up the phone while scores of HTC staff yelled and chanted 'M7, M7, M7' and now it seems HTC have continued the naming convention with the M8 now on track for release next year as the successor to the well designed handset, and the fingerprint sensor from the One max may be showing up here too. The back plate for the 'M8'... Continue reading

Samsung fined $355,000 in Taiwan for falsely badmouthing HTC

In a ruling handed down by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission, Samsung has been fined around $355,000 (AUD) for organising an internet campaign to badmouth HTC whilst praising Samsung's own devices. From the outside, it doesn't seem like a move worth making for Samsung, the dominator in the Android market, however, HTC has great market share in the home country of Taiwan. Two other companies were also fined for their part in the smear campaign against HTC. The $355,000 fine is hardly going to leave a mark on Samsung's latest Continue reading

Selected 2013 model HTC One devices getting additional Google Drive storage

Owners of 'selected' 2013 model HTC One devices will be getting another nice surprise when their device is upgraded to Sense 5.5 - up to 50GB of Google Drive storage. In a move away from Dropbox, which saw users of HTC devices running Sense 3.5 and 3.6 getting 3 GB for one year and HTC Sense 4.0, Sense 4+, and Sense 5.0 getting up to 25GB a year, HTC has partnered up with Google to offer up to 50GB of Drive space depending on your device. It seems that the HTC One Max will be eligible for the full... Continue reading

HTC factories slowing production according to report, but not according to HTC

It hasn't been the best of years for HTC, announcing their first ever operating loss earlier this month, after first announcing some issues sourcing parts and it appears that sales may not have improved yet according to a Reuters report that's just been released. According to Reuters who claim that they have seen at least one of four factories operated by HTC closed during a visit to the former headquarters of the company in Taoyuan, outside of the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The reporter from Reuters found the loading docks closed and a sign on the lobby door... Continue reading

HTC announces the Desire 300 available exclusively from Telstra

Telstra and HTC are bringing the HTC Desire brand back to where it all started. After launching the original HTC Desire back in April 2010, Telstra are continuing with the brand, by launching the HTC Desire 300. The HTC Desire 300 is aimed as an entry level device, but still includes a nicely sized 4.3" screen and is being positioned in the Telstra pre-paid line-up as a great Christmas present. 4.3"WVGA(800x480) Resolution Screen 1GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 SoC 512MB RAM 4GB On-Board storage with microSD Card Slot 5MP Rear Camera with AF and VGA Front-Facing camera Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, GPS+A-GPS Android... Continue reading

HTC’s rumoured Amazon phone won’t be public release

Recently rumours have come to light that HTC are in negotiation with Amazon to manufacture a smartphone for the distribution giant, perhaps as part of their hail Mary strategy to get out of their seemingly perpetual slide into obscurity they're clutching at any available opportunity to inject some cash flow into the company. While the official decision is yet to be made and Amazon are yet to confirm that they have made a deal and are in fact working on a smartphone with HTC, the rumours are now changing shape slightly to suggest the... Continue reading

HTC comments on security arrangements surrounding fingerprints in the HTC One Max

With the modern day spectre of PRSIM and the potential for NSA spying, the potential to have your fingerprints mis-appropriated albeit even accidentally is something that the every day person must think about and the same goes for HTC with the launch of their fingerprint scanner enabled HTC One Max. When Apple launched their iPhone 5s, they went to lengths to ensure that customers were aware that their fingerprints were not being stored online where a potential NSA collection could be on the cards and HTC appears to be doing the same thing with the HTC One Max. PhoneArena... Continue reading