HTC is expected to launch the new HTC One M9 flagship at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) through the first week of March, but the company has another smartphone lined up too. There will also be a new addition to the mid-range/budget Desire series, namely the HTC Desire 626, a handset that should slot nicely into the mid-range bracket.
AT&T has a new Android update in store for its HTC One M8, but don't get too excited as it is not the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Instead the network is getting around to issuing the Android 4.4.4 patch, the last build of KitKat. On top of the Android release, AT&T is also adding HD Voice support and updates from the Visual Voicemail and Ready2Go apps.
Bloomberg has waded in on the rumor that HTC will ditch its UltraPixel technology for the upcoming One M9 smartphone flagship. It has been oft reported that the Taiwanese giant will get rid of the 4MP rear snapper from previous One models and will replace it for a 20.7MP lens from Sony that will come with HTC's own EYE Experience software.
Rumors of an HTC built smartwatch has been around for some time, and the company even admitted that it shelved its wearable until the market is more mature. Recently a HTC marketing employee told me that the company will roll out its first smartwatch alongside the One M9 flagship at MWC in March. There are now more reports today that the watch will arrive at the mobile event in Barcelona in six weeks' time.
The clock is ticking on HTC's promise to update its One M7 and One M8 flagships to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the company promising the bump before the end of this month. We know when those devices will get the new Android build, but what about some of HTC's other smartphones? Well, according to Phone Probe, a new leak from HTCViet reveals when other HTC products will get a lick of Lollipop.
HTC's One M8 flagship is almost ready to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the update to Google's latest and greatest version of its mobile platform ready in one or two weeks. That's according to LlabTooFer, a tipster with an accurate track record on delivering information on HTC.
HTC has announced its fourth quarter earnings report and it is good news for the company has it seems the bran continues to pull back profit, while sales have increased. It's the third quarter in a row that HTC has now recorded positive results, after a run of seven quarters at a loss.
HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager sent out a tweet today that said the company's 2015 roadmap of devices and launches would be its "best ever" and would come with "some huge surprises that will blow you away." Well, he would say that wouldn't he, but can HTC deliver?
While HTC's One smartphones have been the flag big sellers for the company and have helped maintain profits over the last few quarters, the Desire range is exciting too. Propping up the One, the Desire range moves from budget to high mid-range and almost all examples are well spec'd and good looking (well, this is HTC). They are slowly starting to make a mark too, especially in China where the recently launched Desire 820 has been well received.
There have been a lot of spec rumors regarding the upcoming HTC One M9 Hima, such as will it or won't it have a Quad HD screen, what processor will it have, and what camera module will the Taiwanese company use. Some of those questions have been cleared up after nowhereelse.fr found a new benchmark logged at AnTuTu that shows the hardware of the HTC One M9.