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HTC Desire 300 plays on entry-level wants and needs

HTC Desire 300 plays on entry-level wants and needs

The team at HTC are bringing a collection of smart devices to IFA 2013 this week, the lowest-end of the bunch coming in as the HTC Desire 300. This device brings on some of the features included with the hero device HTC One including HTC BlinkFeed - an element of the user interface formerly called HTC Sense (though not quite so readily titled as such these days). This device is not meant to be a low-level replacement for the HTC One, rather it's here to present the most minimalistic vision of the ideal smartphone HTC is able to create.

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High-ranking HTC officials arrested for embezzlement and selling trade secrets

High-ranking HTC officials arrested for embezzlement and selling trade secrets

For some employees at technology companies the lure of easy money for selling trade secrets or embezzling funds earmarked for other purposes is too hard to resist. The technology world is riddled with accounts of executives getting caught stealing money out a company tills or selling trade secrets to competitors to turn a profit. HTC is currently embroiled in a scandal that has seen several high-ranking officials from the company arrested.

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HTC at Work on Smartphone OS Targeting China

HTC at Work on Smartphone OS Targeting China

Smartphone maker HTC is rumored to be in the process of developing a new smartphone operating system that specifically targets the Chinese market. The tip comes from a source who claims to be familiar with the project at HTC. It really comes as no surprise that smartphone makers are developing operating systems specifically for China considering that it's one of the biggest growth markets in the world.

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HTC One software update earns Mini+ support and a Google keyboard

HTC One software update earns Mini+ support and a Google keyboard

If you happen to have the Euro edition of the HTC One this week and were just itching to get confirmation of the existence of the miniature phone accessory HTC Mini+, an over-the-air update appearing today should suffice. What you'll be seeing here is software update 2.24.401.8, sent out to this international edition of the HTC One starting this morning in waves. You'll also find an update that allows the use of Google's own Android keyboard - also offered as a separate stand-alone app from the Google Play app store.

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HTC Beats partnership reportedly being dissolved

HTC Beats partnership reportedly being dissolved

HTC and Beats Audio have had a loving relationship for a while now, but it seems the premium headphone company wants out of the deal after hardly seeing any positive results from the partnership. The partnership involves a 25% HTC stake in Beats, but the audio company is reportedly wanting to buy the stake back.

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Verizon HTC One release date set for September 5th [UPDATE: August 22nd!]

Verizon HTC One release date set for September 5th [UPDATE: August 22nd!]

The Verizon HTC One has been tipped and tipped again - confirmed, suggested for release, then moved again - now the company has released an official teaser with September 5th attached. This release of the 4G LTE Verizon edition of the HTC hero phone has been long awaited - ever since it was first understood that, after a possible dismissal of the device due to their carrying of the DROID DNA, Verizon was rumored to have seen the positive reviews in the media of this device, letting HTC know right then and there that they'd want to work with the machine before the end of the year.

UPDATE: Verizon now confirms that the HTC One will be appearing for sale on the 22nd of August - how's that for a final drop?

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HTC “Here’s To Change” branding relaunch grabs Robert Downey Jr.

HTC “Here’s To Change” branding relaunch grabs Robert Downey Jr.

HTC has revealed its new global brand strategy, "Here's To Change", signing up Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. as the new face of the struggling smartphone company. The deal will see Downey Jr. not only represent HTC in advertising over the next two years but, the company claims, use the actor's "own style" in its marketing worldwide, including cooking up different variations on the HTC acronym.

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