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HTC One X9 is the latest One variant set for global release

HTC One X9 is the latest One variant set for global release

HTC is really loving the "9" lineup of its One smartphone models. Following the One M9 flagship last year, we saw the launch (and price controversy) of the One A9. Now comes the One X9, a device which already saw a Chinese launch just before the close of 2015. HTC seems ready to give the X9 an international release, with a similar design to the A9 and a metal casing that has the "look and feel of high-end silk."

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HTC Vive consumer edition revealed with pricing, pre-order details

HTC Vive consumer edition revealed with pricing, pre-order details

The wait for the consumer edition of HTC's anticipated Vive VR headset is almost over. At MWC 2016 today, the final version of the hardware, developed with partner Valve, was unveiled, complete with details on pricing and pre-order date, as well as software and features available out of the box.

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HTC M10 “Perfume” might finally have competitive cameras

HTC M10 “Perfume” might finally have competitive cameras

There was a time not too long ago when HTC tried to make it big in the smartphone camera department with its UltraPixels spiel. The problem with that was it was a rather confusing new marketing buzzword that ended up with little to show for. It eventually ditched that term, save for the front camera, opting for a still underwhelming regular sensor. Now it seems that HTC is finally really stepping up, based on a few leaks that point to what could be an impressive camera pair, that will still be "UltraPixel".

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HTC M10 render hints at a clean break, might skip MWC

HTC M10 render hints at a clean break, might skip MWC

HTC has a special place in the Android world, being one of the first adopters of the Android operating system. So when a company with such a history starts floundering, it is both interesting and heartbreaking. HTC has tried, as much as it can, to pick itself up with device after device and product after product, sometimes with old tricks and sometimes with new ideas. The upcoming HTC M10, codenamed "Perfume' might finally be of the latter. If this unofficial render is any indication, HTC might finally be making a clean break from its past baggage, for better or for worse.

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HTC Vive Pre user manual details first steps with VR headset

HTC Vive Pre user manual details first steps with VR headset

The HTC Vive Pre headset, one of the newer virtual reality products that take users to different worlds, has been detailed in its user manual. The manual is available now from HTC's own website, and it brings with it all the details new users will need to know to get started. Among the more boring details, including things like putting it on, the user manual details how to arrange your room to accommodate VR gaming.

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HTC M10 to come with 2 CPU variants but only after MWC

HTC M10 to come with 2 CPU variants but only after MWC

By now, CES 2016 is history, so naturally almost everyone is setting their gaze on MWC 2016 in February. But you know who isn't? HTC, that's who. That is, if rumors of its not so enthusiastic plans for its next flagship smartphone have any ring of truth. While its other rivals, like Samsung and LG, are always on the rumor mill, HTC's One M10, also called elsewhere as the "Perfume", is as elusive as a unicorn when it comes to MWC news. And that's probably because, according to sources, it will be waiting until after MWC to unveil it.

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HTC might spin out Vive into its own company

HTC might spin out Vive into its own company

The advice not to count your eggs before they hatch might not be that familiar in Taiwan. That or HTC is refusing to heed it because that might be exactly what its about to do with it still unlaunched virtual reality business. Despite the Vive VR headset still absent from the retail market, HTC CEO Cher Wang was rumored to set up a new subsidiary that will focus on virtual reality. The idea might have investor support, as HTC's shares reportedly went up by 5.30% when word of the rumor broke out. Sadly, HTC has officially killed of the rumor, saying it won't be doing anything like that at all.

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HTC rumored to have not one but two Nexus for 2016

HTC rumored to have not one but two Nexus for 2016

While HTC still makes headlines in the smartphone market, and lately gaming too, these days, most of them haven't really been positive. It almost seems as if the Taiwanese manufacturer's glory days are over but, of course, that won't stop it from trying to get that back. Perhaps inspired by the success, or at least popularity, of China's Huawei and its Nexus 6P, HTC is rumored to be getting back into the Nexus game. More than that, it might actually be jumping in head first with two, yes two, Nexus smartphones later this year.

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Virtual reality headsets and glasses: when things get tricky

Virtual reality headsets and glasses: when things get tricky

Virtual reality, regardless of how rough around the edges it currently is, excites me to no end. It's for that reason I promptly ordered a Galaxy S6 and Gear VR, and I've been lucky enough to try out the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, too. There's one big sticking point that consistently makes me apprehensive, though, and that sometimes makes the VR experience uncomfortable: I wear glasses.

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HTC Vive gets a pre-order date

HTC Vive gets a pre-order date

If you've been waiting for VR to become a “thing,” then this is your year. While you can already pre-order the Oculus Rift, HTC has been mum on just when you'll be able to put your cash up for their offering. As it turns out, you've still got a little while to wait.

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Climbing Mount Everest with the HTC Vive Pre VR headset

Climbing Mount Everest with the HTC Vive Pre VR headset

Virtual reality is a strange place to visit, particularly when that virtual reality is a mountain you’ve never been to in person. At CES this week, NVIDIA showed off the HTC Vive Pre VR headset with a Mount Everest demonstration -- that is, a snowy digital landscape very carefully created to simulate the real thing, tents and all. Of course, imparting the climbing experience in virtual reality is not really possible, at least not in the absence of a stepping machine and air conditioner. Making you feel as if you might plunge down an icefall abyss, though? They nailed that part.

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HP ENVY Phoenix is “Certified VR ready” for HTC VIVE

HP ENVY Phoenix is “Certified VR ready” for HTC VIVE

HP has officially teamed up with HTC to deliver a PC that they suggest is "certified virtual reality (VR) ready" - for the HTC VIVE specifically. Of course there are many computers already out in the wild that are ready to roll with virtual reality devices like the HTC VIVE, but this is the first such PC that HTC has officially given their blessing to work well with the VR headset they'll be releasing later this year. The PC will be available for purchase separate from the headset, and it wont be alone by the time the headset is released, of that you can be reasonably sure.

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