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Sprint, HTC team to launch 5G mobile smart hub in early 2019

Sprint, HTC team to launch 5G mobile smart hub in early 2019

Sprint and HTC have teamed up to launch a 5G mobile smart hub, the companies have announced. The device won't be available until next year, but the companies have already teased some details, explaining that the device will be available to customers in the United States. The smart hub will be portable and will work with Sprint's upcoming 5G network.

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HTC: news of our demise are greatly exaggerated

HTC: news of our demise are greatly exaggerated

Like the stereotypical hero, HTC refuses to admit defeat despite the almost insurmountable hurdles it faces. Few smartphone makers are perhaps as embattled as the Taiwanese company, both economically and even politically. But despite continuing losses in the smartphone market, despite scandals that rocked its hierarchy, and despite whispers that say otherwise, HTC says it still believes in smartphones and will continue making and launching such products. At least as far as 2018 and 2019 are concerned.

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HTC U13 might never happen, “something else” coming later

HTC U13 might never happen, “something else” coming later

With all that’s happening in the smartphone market these days, it’s almost too easy to forget that HTC still makes smartphones. Even Sony hits headlines more than the Taiwanese company, at least in mobile news (HTC’s name always comes up in VR, though). Aside from the very niche HTC Exodus blockchain phone, the last notable smartphone the company put out was the HTC U12+ back in May. And if rumors are true, that might actually be the last premium HTC U phone we’ll see.

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HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter Review

HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter Review

The HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter is a bit of technology that changes the overall feeling of reality in a room-scale VR experience. This is an add-on to the original HTC VIVE and the HTC VIVE Pro. This adapter isn't required to enter virtual reality, but it'll make the process a lot less painful if you're not particularly sure-footed. Less painful, that is, if you didn't have a rough time setting up the VIVE in the first place.

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HTC VIVE Focus standalone enterprise VR headset arrives in Western markets

HTC VIVE Focus standalone enterprise VR headset arrives in Western markets

HTC VIVE has announced a new platform for enterprise customers that includes the Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset targeted at businesses. The hardware is part of a platform and software launching for enterprises in North America and Europe that want to create VR experiences for customers and employees. This marks its expansion outside of Asia.

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HTC Exodus 1 will cost you Bitcoin or Ethereum

HTC Exodus 1 will cost you Bitcoin or Ethereum

The HTC Exodus 1 is a smartphone with dapps, apps that require blockchain technology to function. This phone also functions as a hardware wallet for cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. The phone was put on sale today on pre-order, and users can ONLY pay in either Bitcoin or Ethereum (BTC or ETH).

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HTC Vive Pro update brings finger tracking to VR

HTC Vive Pro update brings finger tracking to VR

So you'd like to dive in to the virtual reality universe, but you'd rather not have to hold controllers. The most recent announcement from HTC's Vive crew suggests that the HTC Vive Pro will soon have 6DoF hand and finger tracking with a simple software update. "Through the front-camera and its proprietary AI computer vision technology, Vive Pro users can soon interact in VR environments directly with their hands without the need for any specialized tracking hardware."

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HTC U12 Life touts dual cameras, dual finish, familiar design

HTC U12 Life touts dual cameras, dual finish, familiar design

No, you’re not seeing double or getting a sense of deja vu. This isn’t the OG Google Pixel. You can immediately tell by the lack of thick bezels on the front and the dual cameras on the back. But it definitely bears a striking resemblance, which might not be all too surprising given the Pixel’s history. But while Google may have used that dual color as a differentiating factor, the HTC is embracing it wholeheartedly as the HTC U12 Life’s theme and identity.

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Top Android One phones this year

Top Android One phones this year

LG just made a rather startling announcement days before IFA. Unlike Samsung, whose first Android Go phone, the Galaxy J2 Core, was repeatedly leaked before it was finally announced, LG’s first Android One phone was almost totally unexpected. With the LG G7 One, another major manufacturer jumps into Google’s revamped program. But what exactly is Android One and what are your best choices in getting one? Puns aside, here are the top picks for the pure Android experience you’ve always wanted but couldn’t get because of the Pixel phones’ price tag.

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HTC U12 Life reveal set for next week

HTC U12 Life reveal set for next week

HTC delivered its flagship device for 2018 - the U12+ - a few months back, but it isn't quite done with new phone releases. Today, HTC set the date of another reveal, and it's only a week away. While we don't know for sure which phone HTC will debut, it's likely that it's the rumored U12 Life.

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The gorgeous Flame Red HTC U12+ is coming to the US

The gorgeous Flame Red HTC U12+ is coming to the US

If the one thing holding you back from buying the HTC U12+ is the color, rejoice: the striking Flame Red U12+ is now up for order in North America. Revealed alongside the Android smartphone back in May, the distinctive red finish has until now only been available in international markets.

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HTC might be using Nokia’s playbook

HTC might be using Nokia’s playbook

According to a tip this afternoon, Nokia is about to go - or has already gone - the way of Nokia in the smartphone business. The tip suggests that HTC might begin using ODM for smartphone manufacturing. That'd mean that HTC would continue to be the brand, and HTC would continue to design phones, but HTC wouldn't be manufacturing the phones themselves.

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