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This is the HTC 10: First Impressions

This is the HTC 10: First Impressions

HTC had stopped listening, but it learned its lesson with the new HTC 10. Back in 2013 HTC unveiled the flagship One M7, and was widely praised for its unibody design, purposefully different approach to phone photography, and overall user-experience. In trying to keep up with the ever-present threat of Apple's iPhone and the increasingly polished - and heavily promoted - Samsung Galaxy line, though, HTC lost its way.

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HTC 10 detailed: video “confirms” all before official unveiling

HTC 10 detailed: video “confirms” all before official unveiling

It's now under a day before the HTC 10 is revealed, complete with what we expect will be an iconic build and new software to boot. This device will be the second big-name release of the year, coming in right beside the surprise home run in the HTC Vive, a virtual reality headset that runs with Valve's SteamVR. The handset may not have as epic a set of VR tendencies itself, but the details in the release are vital to the image HTC will be projecting from here on out. A video leaked today seems to show the future.

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HTC 10 inbound: here’s what we know so far

HTC 10 inbound: here’s what we know so far

In little less than 24 hours, HTC will be fully revealing its smartphone hand. Given its history in the market, its new grab for the virtual reality industry, and its unstable coffers, both fans and detractors, market watchers included, are keeping tabs on how that next champion will turn out. Believed to be christened as the HTC 10, dropping the almost iconic "One" brand, the smartphone is expected to present an intriguing mix of features, and perhaps misfeatures, that will surely be the talk of the town for the next few days. But what does HTC have in store for us? This is what we know or have heard of so far.

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HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

Tuesday, April 12th, is all but guaranteed to HTC announce its new Android flagship, the HTC 10 (dropping the "M" from the previous generation M9). While the device has already been leaked before today, along with a number of teaser images from HTC itself, two new photos have surfaced from Dutch site GSM Helpdesk, giving us the clearest look at the smartphone so far.

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HTC Vive also experiencing shipping issues, no need to worry

HTC Vive also experiencing shipping issues, no need to worry

It seems that virtual reality headsets aren't off to a great start. At least as far as actually getting them into users hands in a timely manner is concerned. Following the Oculus Rift, HTC has acknowledge that, it is, indeed, experiencing some problems in the chain, causing some minor problems and a few concerns. However, the good news, if HTC is to be believed, is that there will be no delays in shipping the HTC Vive Which means it that, unlike Oculus, it doesn't have to do anything for compensation.

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HTC 10’s front camera might have optical image stabilization

HTC 10’s front camera might have optical image stabilization

We'll let that title sink in for a few moments. Recovered from awe, shock, or disbelief? If not, don't worry. You still have a few days to wrap your head around the idea, which is all sorts of amazing and bizarre at the same time. HTC has boasted that its upcoming smartphone, whose real name we'll finally get to see on the 12th, will have a compelling camera. It should have probably said "cameras" instead. That's because, according to this "insider source", the HTC 10 will have the world's first front-facing smartphone camera with OIS.

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Let’s Try HTC Vive “Phone Companion” in VR

Let’s Try HTC Vive “Phone Companion” in VR

Those of you worried about being left unaware when you receive a phone call or a text in virtual reality should worry no more. The HTC Vive Phone Companion app has launched - and we've given it a try. What you're about to see is how simple the app is and how effective it's going to be when it comes to giving you a heads-up when your friends are about to barge in your room right after they've given you a call.

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BMW picks HTC Vive for mixed reality car development

BMW picks HTC Vive for mixed reality car development

BMW has chosen to incorporate the HTC Vive into their development process - opting for mixed reality experiences rather than costly prototyping for each new vehicle. What these folks will be doing is creating vehicles in the computer - as they would have anyway - and instead of creating each new iteration as a metal and plastic prototype, they'll step inside in virtual reality. Mixed reality is the term we're using here because they'll also be able to see where they actually sit in the real world.

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HTC 10’s “best” camera might use UltraPixel buzzword again

HTC 10’s “best” camera might use UltraPixel buzzword again

HTC CEO Cher Wang already hinted that the company's next champion smartphone, which may be called simply the HTC 10 based on an onslaught of teasers, will have a compelling camera at last. The latest teaser ahead of the device's public reveal echoes that claim as well. HTC says it is obsessed with delivering the best smartphone for taking photos and videos. That best, however, may see the company going back to the UltraPixel marketing term it tried to push back with the One (M7) in 2013.

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Three HTC Vive experiences that’ll make you open your wallet

Three HTC Vive experiences that’ll make you open your wallet

HTC Vive is $799. That's a lot of money, especially when you factor in a suitably-potent gaming PC as well, so how do you justify taking the plunge? Consumer-level virtual reality is still in its infancy, and given how experiential the whole thing is, it's not hard to see why many people aren't quite convinced by what they see on-screen.

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HTC Vive’s secret sauce is casual gaming

HTC Vive’s secret sauce is casual gaming

HTC Vive isn't a small investment in time, gadgetry, or of course money. You'd be forgiven for assuming that, with its huge box full of headset, controllers, motion-tracking base stations, and all the many cables and power adapters that keep them connected and running, playing with Vive would be a similarly involved process. Still, you'd be wrong.

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HTC Vive vs Vive Pre, what’s the difference?

HTC Vive vs Vive Pre, what’s the difference?

Today is the big day for some lucky HTC Vive buyers. The Vive is showing up in houses across the US, which means it's time to answer the burning question on everyone's mind. No, I don't know when yours is showing up, I mean the other burning question. "What's the difference between the Vive and the Vive Pre?" Well I'm glad you asked.

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