HTC just can't stop teasing the new HTC One (aka "HTC M8"), following up last week's BoomSound tidbits with a new video in which the phone's unibody design gets a mention. The design and construction of the original HTC One was one of the smartphone's biggest advantages, HTC milling the chassis from a single block of aluminum and then injecting thin seams of plastic for the radios to operate.
This week the FCC has a number of HTC-registered listed OET, including several that are more than likely attributable to the new HTC One. This device has been seen with registration numbers and radios that make perfect sense lining up with an international model, one for AT&T, one for Verizon Wireless, a T-Mobile USA model, and one for Sprint. Each version of the new HTC One has 4G LTE connectivity.
Apple is reportedly on an engineer hiring spree, poaching staff from HTC and other firms in Taiwan, to speed up how quickly it can develop and launch products and new technologies, it's reported. The Cupertino firm's Chinese engineer and operations staff roster is said to have swollen by several hundred over just the past two years, and is now believed to amount to more than 600.
There are a number of patent trolls out there that hold patents they do nothing with and only want to use them to squeeze money out of licensees. IPCom is one of those companies and it has been handed a loss in a patent infringement case that it was fighting against Apple in Germany. Courts also dismissed a suit IPCom had against HTC.
Now that we’re just weeks away from the launch of the all new HTC One, it’s become apparent that HTC might continue their spread of the goodness to other high-end devices. One of those may very well be another HTC Butterfly S - also known as the DROID DNA here in the USA. Tips this week suggest that the machine code-named HTC M8 (successor to the HTC One) could have specifications that move outward to more than just the HTC Desire 816.
HTC may not be showing us its new flagship Android smartphone until March 25th, but it has seemingly confirmed the name of the handset codenamed "HTC M8", with a video billing it as the "new HTC One". The name, which fits in with indications back at the original HTC One launch in 2013 that the nomenclature would be for an ongoing family of devices - rather than, say, "HTC One 2" or "HTC Two" as some had speculated - follows similar strategies by Apple around earlier iPad launches.
With the HTC Desire 816, the company brings on a smartphone that aims to be the king of the middle tier. This does not mean it’s a price leader - nor does it cut the most corners. Here HTC aims to be the king of the middle with a smartphone that has many of the features that are present on the HTC One, here on a phone that’s aimed at the international and mid-tier market.
The smartphone makers at HTC have planted themselves firmly in the world of mid-range devices this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 with two new devices that take on the full pack. One is the China-aimed Desire 816, the other is the Desire 610, which we’ll be talking about here. This device comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display with a palm-sized delivery at 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm, coming with Android Jelly Bean and HTC Sense right out of the box.