Category: HTC (Android)

More HTC One M9 leakage

What do we know about the new HTC One M9 so far? Well, it may or may not look like this and, if it does, the jury is out on whether the design is enough of a change to get us all buying the thing. Earlier shots had …

HTC Desire 626 specs leaked

According to @upleaks Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC is working on a mid-range handset dubbed the Desire 626. From the leaked images, the Desire 626 looks very similar to HTC’s current mid-range Desire handset the 826. However, the Desire 626 will sport considerably less powerful internals, which includes :-  5-inch …

More holes than Swiss cheese. Yet more HTC One M9 shots emerge

There’s always a fine line just before a big phone launch. For a start, we never know if.. a) The leaks are made “accidentally on purpose” to increase the hype around the phone. b) If the phone we’re seeing here is actually a dummy, prototype or perhaps a …

HTC One M9 pictures leak out ahead of MWC

Yay! Just a few weeks to Mobile World Congress and we’re getting the inevitable leaks ahead of the event. Yesterday we found some early details on the HTC One M9 but now we have some prototype photos and, as expected, it looks very similar to the already award-winning …

HTC One M9 to arrive in March according to rumours

Mobile World Congress last year HTC were a little quiet. Yes, we got a quick hands-on with their Desire 816 but we couldn’t turn it on and most devices on show were earlier models. This year we’re hoping that HTC will make more of a splash, and we’re …

My time with the HTC Desire 816

The large oversized phone market is a hugely popular one these days, some call them “Phablets”, some just call phones, I call them the future. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I really do like a large phone these days. I have been a large phone …

HTC M8 Developer & Unlocked Editions Receiving Lollipop Update

When Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop in October last year, HTC boldly announced that they would update their flagship device within 90 days (oh how we sniggered). Well it appears we shouldn’t have laughed so hard as HTC was able to keep that plan in tact. According to a …

HTC release HTC Internet app onto the Play Store

HTC and many other manufacturers have published their apps onto the Google Play Store, it helps manufacturers release updates quicker and it circumvents carriers/networks for small things like web browsers or gallery apps. Obviously you’re going to need an HTC device to install this, which at the moment …

HTC start 2015 with some big promises

We’re a little light on detail, but Jeff Gordon – top Comms Manager at HTC – is promising some exciting new gadgets this year. As you can see above, he’s promising some “big things” that’ll “blow you away”. Let’s hope it’s not just a new large phone with …

HTC Desire Eye – Three Live Special

The HTC Desire Eye is a new phone that will be of interest to many of us. It’s not just because of that 13 megapixel front facing camera with dual-LED flash, but because it is a stunning piece of hardware put together at a very affordable price. Oh …

Fancy a Blue HTC One M8?

Today UK independent phone retailer Carphone Warehouse announced that it would be exclusively stocking the flagship handset, the HTC One (M8), in blue for the first time in the UK. This striking coloured version of the phone will be available exclusively from the Carphone Warehouse, for those who …

Nexus 9 Unboxing

It’s here my very own brand new Nexus 9 32gb Wifi. I have been looking forward to this day for a wee while as I loved my Nexus 7 (2013) edition and it was in desperate need of a successor. I have been reviewing a lot of tablets …

Nexus 9 – Hands on

I was recently invited to London to get hands on with some new devices made by HTC. The main device that everyone wanted to get their hands on was of course the Nexus 9 tablet. A tablet from HTC. This is something we’ve waiting a long time for as …

Three show off the HTC RE Camera

The new viewfinder-less pipe-cam from HTC will be available soon and Three are already getting the marketing wheels turning with one of their hands-on videos. The camera, which can display a preview of your footage onto your smartphone, is an easy to use click-and-go affair. We’ve got full …

Nexus 9 available for pre-order now from Play Store

Google finally seems to be getting their shipping act together as the Nexus 9, the first tablet to come with Android Lollipop installed, is now available for pre-order at the play store. The only caveat is that the wait time is currently standing at 2-3 weeks. I know …

HTC Lollipop news

There’s a lot of information about Android Lollipop and we’ve also learned that doing a Google image search for “lollipop” reveals some really risque results. We’re trying to stay the right side of the family-friendly line here, so we’ve gone for the “completely weird pictures of lollipops”. Today …

Nexus 9 announced

The new Nexus tablet is here and it looks brilliant. Is it enough to compete on the market as it stands?  Well lets dig in and try to find out. I have owned and used both the previous Nexus 7 tablets amongst others, so I have been keen …

Example footage from the new HTC RE camera

Yes, the new pipe camera that HTC launched just the other day doesn’t have an in-built viewfinder. Although you can use your phone as a viewfinder and although it has a 146 degree wide-angle lens, some are questioning just how accurate the “point and hope” shooting will actually …

A look at the HTC Eye Experience

A fancy new phone usually means new features that are only available on that device. However, the new HTC EYE Experience that’ll be part of the new HTC Desire EYE is also coming to the HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One E8, HTC One mini, HTC …

HTC Desire EYE exclusive in the UK to Three

HTC are just announcing all the details of their new products over in New York, the HTC Desire EYE is one interesting device with dual 13 megapixel cameras. We have now heard that in the UK this will be exclusive to Three. It will be launched in the …

HTC Event – Live from NYC – Watch here

It’s that time of year again and HTC have a big stage primed and ready for some new products to keep us warm this winter. We’re guessing that there’ll be a new handset and some sort of clever camera gadget, but you’ll find out more at 9PM UK …

HTC Event coming live from NYC tomorrow

Let me tell you a story. I’ll try not to get too personal with this but, over the last year or so, there’s been a significant shift from HTC. Not too long ago we were getting bombarded with news from the HTC PR team and their social channels. …

Some strange HTC camera thing leaks out

Now and again I’m left confused by leaks and rumours. I get that companies have to push their innovation onwards in the hope that they discover the next lucrative niche. The latest being HTC, they’ve got an event happening on October the 8th and no one is really …

Keyboard for likely Nexus 9 shows up online

Unless you were lost in a techless-like black hole for the last couple of weeks, you’ll already know how Apple’s annual release revealed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What we don’t have is confirmed knowledge of what happens when its Google’s turn… Although we have seen …

HTC to at last make a tablet again

Remember the HTC Flyer? Although it wasn’t a runaway success we were all a bit saddened to see HTC shy away from producing any further tablets. Since then Samsung have cornered most of the Android tablet market with many other brands and even supermarket names filling the gaps …

Fancy my One pink mini 2?

You’ve read our HTC One mini 2 review surely? Of course you have. You’re an avid Coolsmartphone reader and you follow us on Twitter too. How about getting it in a lovely shade of pink? Yeah, you’d love that. I know you well. You want a pink phone …

HTC announce the Desire 820

Remember our review of the HTC Desire 816? It was a lightweight phablet with a 5.5″ 720p screen, 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU and 8GB of on-board storage. We quite liked it. Here, then, is the pretty similar Desire 820. It looks the same on the outside and has …

HTC owners! Come and get your 100GB of Drive space

If you bought yourself a HTC device in the last year or so you may have been pleasantly surprised by the inclusive Dropbox storage space. It usually pops up when you’re setting up the device and you’ll get some space to save all those precious pictures of your …

HTC Desire 610 in Coral coming to Three

The HTC mid-range 4G Desire 610 looks set to arrive exclusively to UK network Three in a stunning new Coral colour. The specs of the device remain the same, with its 144.1 x 70.5 x 9.6mm frame, 4.7 inch qHD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU …

HTC announce the 64 bit Desire 510

The budget phone market is a fiercely fought market these days, with companies like Motorola, Nokia, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Samsung and of course HTC battling it out. As Peter Chou says: Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budgets. The latest …

HTC Desire 820 first 64 Bit Android Device

HTC are a company that have given the mobile device world a number of firsts, LTE, 3D screens, front-facing stereo speakers, Duo camera to name but a few. HTC will once again be a ‘first’ on releasing the first 64-bit Android phone — nearly a year after Apple released …

HTC Zoe Now available for all Android Devices

One of the most innovative inclusions on recent HTC smartphones has been HTC Zoe, a clever simple to use app for sharing high quality and stylish highlight videos produced from your media gallery. It’s fair to say that sometimes the output is very impressive and the app has …

HTC announce the Butterfly 2

HTC have a wide range of devices available worldwide, not all of them are available to us here in the UK. Which is a shame as the HTC Butterfly that they released last year was a bit of a looker. This year they’ve gone and announced its successor …

The HTC One (M8) Launches in Red and Pink

The HTC One (M8) is one of the most popular flagship Android devices that has been launched this year, and today HTC have announced that the device will be released shortly in 2 new colours Red & Pink. Both new colour variants retain the brushed metal, curved unibody …

HTC to the the smartwatch arena?

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. This is pretty ugly. You’re right too, but it’s an apparent “artists representation” of what the new HTC smartwatch could look like. This one, as usual, comes from @evleaks and he’s his usual confident self when it comes to authenticity… To those …

HTC Dot View Case gets clever

We liked it to begin with, but now the HTC Dot View app has now got even better. You can now alter the wallpaper and you can swipe through email, voicemail, text and call notifications. The app can be tailored to your requirements and owners of the HTC …

HTC One mini 2 Review

You might be confused already. A phone with two numbers in the title – one written as a word, one as a digit? It’s basically the shrunken-down version of the HTC One M8 which I spent a week with very recently, but of course you’re going to going …

HTC Desire 816 Review

This handset has a lot of the features I’ve seen on the HTC One M8. I mean sure, if you fire up the camera you won’t have the Zoe camera option, or the Pan 360 setting, or that rather clever “Dual capture” options, but you still get those …