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HTC: Quietly Blundering

HTC: Quietly Blundering

To say HTC is having a bad month is an understatement: share price ditching, outlook slashed and reeling from an embarrassing and unexpected defeat by Apple in the patent courts. The company that once led the smartphone segment has found its "Quietly Brilliant" message struggling to be heard above the crowd. The potential collapse of the S3 Graphics deal is just the latest stage of the company's ebbing momentum, though it can't blame the USITC entirely for investors' loss of faith. HTC lost its common Sense some time ago.

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HTC Ville Ice Cream Sandwich phone tipped for Feb 2012 debut

HTC Ville Ice Cream Sandwich phone tipped for Feb 2012 debut

Another upcoming HTC smartphone has apparently been revealed, the HTV Ville, a 4.3-inch qHD handset running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. The Ville, according to BGR's sources, will also include HTC Sense 4.0, the company's refreshed UI, and include an 8-megapixel camera with a backside-illuminated sensor and support for up to 1080p HD video recording.

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HTCdev Speaks: Compelling Coders, Fragmentation, More

HTCdev Speaks: Compelling Coders, Fragmentation, More

The barrier to Android development is already low, but concentrating your efforts with one particular manufacturer can pay dividends. That's the message from HTCdev, HTC's "built by developers, for developers" outreach program launched this year. SlashGear caught up with Bruce Jones and Leigh Momii from HTCdev at Droidcon UK last week, the developer evangelism team's biggest public outing to date, to find out why independently cultivating coders could well be HTC's best strategy to stay relevant in Android.

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HTC Runnymede, aka HTC Bass, leaks in demo video

HTC Runnymede, aka HTC Bass, leaks in demo video

What you're about to see is a video showing off the HTC Runnymede, a device which will be released in the near future complimented by HTC's newest business partner in Dr. Dre's Beats audio integration. This is a smartphone with a massive 4.7-inch display, a white front and back, and Android 2.3.x Gingerbread. We saw it first back on September 12th, saw a whole stack of specs the very next day, and a whisper somewhere between there and here noting that this device would be called "HTC Bass" when released to the public. Today there's a video of someone who happens to have gotten their hands on one, flipping it about and taking us on a tour of it's version of HTC Sense 3.5 for the camera.

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HTC Rhyme hands-on

HTC Rhyme hands-on

Verizon and HTC announced the Rhyme this morning, a 3.7-inch Android handset finished in a distinctive plum but offering distinctly mundane specifications. We've grabbed some hands-on time at the launch event, and while the physical design is good and the build quality decent, we're struggling to get past both the single-core processor and HTC's positioning. Read on for our first impressions.

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HTC Vigor leaks in first press shot

HTC Vigor leaks in first press shot

The first press shot of the much anticipated HTC Vigor has leaked. The handset has been rumored as HTC's next flagship phone and could be one of the first to offer Beats Audio technology. This leak follows several others, including the press shot for the HTC Bliss as well as some spec sheets on the Bliss and the Runnymede. Perhaps more details will continue to surface as we get closer to HTC's press event on September 20, when the company is expected to unveil these devices.

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HTC “discussed internally” acquiring own Android alternative

HTC “discussed internally” acquiring own Android alternative

HTC is internally discussing the potential purchase of a mobile OS, though the company is at pains to point out that no decision on its software plans has been taken. "We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally" HTC chair Cher Wang said in an interview recently, Focus Taiwan reports, "but we will not do it on impulse." The company has previously been tipped as a potential suitor for webOS, though so far HP has insisted it has no intention to sell the platform.

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HTC Sense 3.5 gets leaked in video demo

HTC Sense 3.5 gets leaked in video demo

HTC's upcoming Sense UI update to version 3.5 has been leaked in a demo video made available by XDA.cn. The five-minute long video shows the HTC Sense 3.5 running on what appears to be the female-focused HTC Bliss. The interface looks more simplified from the current version with new transitions and lock screens.

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