Tag: htc

Did Robert Downey Jr. just reveal the OnePlus 8 Pro?

Has Tony Stark just revealed the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro? If you’re following him on Instagram, you may have noticed a certain phone in his hand on this photo… Iron Man used to do promotional work for HTC back in the day, but has since signed a deal …

HTC, remember them? Now you can’t buy their phones.

Once upon a time there was a smartphone manufacturer called HTC. Nearly everyone had one of their phones, but now there’s about 15 people buying their phones each month. It’s sad to see, it really is. I reviewed the HTC U11 and I’ve had a hands-on with their …

OnePlus hire Iron Man

OK, story time. Get comfortable.. Once there was a company called HTC. They started off making phones and strange things called “PDA’s”, but nobody knew who they were because the networks would put their logos on the devices instead. Then, some years later, HTC got big. Really big. …

MWC – HTC unveil their 5G hub

There was a time when HTC were doing big phone launches here in Barcelona. No longer. Instead this morning they’ve unveiled a new HTC 5G Hub. There wasn’t a big event or a launch here this morning. Instead it’s just a few pictures and a press release. No …

The HTC Exodus. Early access versions now available.. but…

I’m a normal guy. Well, I tell myself that anyway. So, the moment someone mentions paying for something using Bitcoin or Ethereum my eyes glaze over. I’ve got a debit card. I’m also a guy who used to really enjoy seeing HTC kit getting announced. HTC were everywhere …

HTC launch the U12 life. Great specs, equally great price.

Whenever anybody puts “Life” in the name of their product, I somehow think of a Vauxhall Corsa Life. It’s a typically entry-level car with eco credentials. Here though, the new HTC U12 life (with a lower-case “L”) offers a high-end spec for a midrange price. Available in Moonlight …

HTC drops U11 and U11+ prices

Right now, if you sign up for the HTC Club (which is basically a newsletter) you can get 10% off the HTC U11 and the HTC U11+. This means that the HTC U11 (64GB) is now down to £323.19 instead of £359.10. It was £399 before that. Meanwhile, …

HTC. The Exodus begins

So, after losing a quarter of their remaining staff, they’ve decided to call their upcoming smartphone the “HTC Exodus”. Hmm.. I’ve got to question the logic on that one. Even their marketing says, “The Exodus Begins”. After losing so many staff it seems a bit .. insensitive. They’re …

HTC Desire 12 available for pre-order

Many months ago, when we used to have clouds here in the UK, the HTC Desire 12 was announced. Today we’re hearing that the device will be available from Amazon on July 14th from this link, but you can pre-order it now for just £149. For your money …

HTC to cut a quarter of all staff

Huawei and Honor remind me a lot of HTC a few years ago. There’s a definite drive, a tenacity, a push to become known and to show the world just how good their phones are. However, some years ago HTC seemed to lose that. It’s hard to pinpoint …

HTC announce U12+ flagship

HTC have just announced their latest flagship device – the U12+. It certainly is a beautiful looking phone too. Whilst many companies are going with a notch design on the front, HTC have decided to go against this and we’ve instead got a gorgeously large 6 inch display …

HTC U12+ Snapped in leaked shots

Look ma, no notch! A company called “HTC” (you may remember them) have just had their new baby leaked all over the web by @evleaks. Not only is there a set of images.. …but we also have the full specs, courtesy of an “under embargo” document which was …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 225 In Sync

This week Matteo and Khellan got together to discuss the Smasung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the HTC Desire 12 and a bunch of other nonsense. They went off the track a bit, but gracefully kept things short and sweet. As usual, any feedback is welcome. Just pop a …

HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+ Announced

Remember the HTC Desire 11? Do you? Well, there wasn’t one. Not as far as we know. There was a HTC Desire 10, but no 11. How have we got to 12? We can only presume it’s to stop people getting confused with the HTC U11 we reviewed. …

CES – HTC VIVE Pro announced

HTC, the company that used to have phones in pockets all around the world, have announced some new HTC VIVE kit in Las Vegas. There’s new Viveport VR and Vive Video where you can enjoy VR content more easily. The Viveport VR and Vive Video viewport has been …

HTC Black Friday deals

Yes, it’s the crazy time of year again and HTC have released their offers. The HTC U11, U11+, U Ultra and more are available with discounts galore. Head to htc.com and sign into the HTC Club to be part of the bargain brigade. All these are live right …

HTC launch the HTC U11+ and HTC U11 Life.

As you’ll know if you read our HTC U11 review, we do like the HTC handsets. Before the U11 was announced, we got to play with the HTC U Play and the U Ultra but, come on, hands up who actually has either of those two. There lies …

It’s official, Google enters into big-money HTC deal

Overnight Google gave us the official news which confirmed the substantial HTC rumours. It’s loose change for Google, who have almost $100 billion in the bank. They will now acquire the HTC for $1.1 billion. Their announcement is as follows.. With this agreement, a team of HTC talent …

HTC shares suspended as Google takeover rumours persist

With the Pixelbook leaking, we’ve already seen a bit of what Google will be announcing on October 4th. However, there’s much more.. Leaks suggest a new Pixel, cunningly named the Pixel 2. These pictures have been found on the internet and there’s rumours that the HTC-built phone will …

Google in talks to buy HTC

If you have been a smartphone user over the past few years there’s a good chance you have used a device made by Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. For many years the company made many devices under different brand names. Remember XDA, MDA, SPV? Even HP branded devices were made …

HTC U11 UK pre-orders now live for the 128GB version

If the HTC U11 review sparked your interest, but you want a touch more storage space, today is the day for you. The one we looked at had 64GB, but now you can pre-order the unlocked 128GB version on the HTC website. Now, we should perhaps point out …

Google Pixel 2 leaps onto the FCC

We reviewed the Google Pixel last year but, by the looks of the FCC, we’ve already got details of the next model. Oh, and it’ll be bringing that squeezy technology that we recently saw in the HTC U11. How so? Well, HTC will be making the Google Pixel …

Alexa, can you be my new squeeze?

If you’re used to talking to someone called “Alexa” in your kitchen, then you might also be talking to her on the move too. A new update for HTC U11 owners, provided you’ve got the latest software, means that the Alexa voice assistant can now sit inside your …

HTC U11 – Review

There’s a lot said about the HTC U11. Some have called it a “return to form” or perhaps the greatest HTC handset for many years. Me? Well, I don’t totally agree, but I do need to explain why. I’m already impressed by the existing HTC U Play and …

Remember the HTC Re ? You can still get something like it..

It was an interesting idea. A camera, without a viewfinder, that you randomly carried around (probably with your camera-packing-phone) and generally pointed in roughly the right direction of whatever you wanted to film. We reviewed the HTC Re a couple of years back but now it’s vanished from …

HTC U11 now in solar red

HTC has just reached out to us to give the news their flagship device; the HTC U11 is now available in a brand new ‘Solar Red’ colour, and it is available from today. The HTC U11 has some great standout features, from the DxOMark-leading camera to the unique ‘squeeze’ …

HTC U11 – Photo special

HTC have dropped out of the limelight of late. Vodafone don’t seem to be ranging any of their handsets and Three are all out of stock of the HTC 10. Whilst playing with their U Play and U Ultra it occured to me that both handsets had pretty …

HTC U11 now available on giffgaff

Want the squeezy HTC U11 network unlocked, on the giffgaff where you can adjust your monthly cost as you require? Head to giffgaff where they’re stocking the “Amazing Silver” or “Sapphire Blue” version right now. We’ve got full details on the HTC U11 so, when you’ve checked the …

Pre-order for the HTC U11 right now

Both EE and Mobiles.co.uk have got in touch because the all-new HTC U11 (full details here) is now available to pre-order. First, and EE is obviously bigging-up their 4G network. The U11 is available on a range of 4GEE plans, and we’ve picked out a deal giving an …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 205 The Deuter Protagonists

After the end of the Coolsmartphone Podcast Biterness Trilogy, no one knew where we would go from there. Matteo and Khellan then turned up and as deuter protagonists and discussed the Honor 8 Pro, the Blackberry KEYone (again), the announcement of the HTC U11 and went into Chromebook …

HTC U11 Launched. Welcome to your new squeezy phone

Got yourself a HTC phone at the moment? If you have then there’s sadly not enough of you. Earlier in the year I took a look at the current HTC phones – namely the HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra. They’re properly gorgeous things. Polished, well designed …

Watch the HTC Launch, live

Here in the UK things will be kicking off in just 30 minutes. However, there’s again no physical launch event and no hordes of reports. Instead, no matter where to are in the world, you can watch the brand new HTC handset getting unveiled here on the HTC …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 204 The Bitterness Trilogy Finale

Majid, Garry and Matteo got together this week to discuss smartphones, marketing and rumours. Lots of rumours. We think they did a stellar job in the marketing department, coming up for a new slogan for the next HTC marketing campaign, and Majid revised his delivery of the Samsung …

HTC U launch confirmed for May 16th

Just yesterday we covered news of the HTC U. Today we’re getting details on a launch on May 16th for this particular handset, and a tagline suggesting that it’ll be “squeezable”. Leaked details suggest that the frame will be touch-sensitive so you can gently squeeze it to perform …

The Orange SPV GUI

Yesterday I found a haul of classic smartphones including the SPV E100, E200 and M2000. Not only that, but I dug out the SPV C500 and C600 too. That C600 was, at the time, quite something – it came with an OMAP850 CPU running at 195Mhz and had …

Smartphones. The old days.

I finally raided my “special cupboard” and look. Look at what greeted me. Anyone remember these? I know some of you might recognise your favourites, but I’m going to start with the oldest one, on the left. It’s the Orange SPV, also known as the HTC Canary. This …

MWC – Hands-on with the HTC U Play and U Ultra

These are definitely very nice looking gadgets indeed. The paint job on the back is particularly stunning and reflects and shimmers the light around as you move it. Available from March, the U Ultra is the larger of the two phones but both run Nougat 7.0, have microSD …

In the beginning there was… The Orange SPV

Way back in 2002 this whole site was kick-started by one phone. It ran an operating system created by Microsoft and the handset was the result of a partnership with UK network, Orange. The network itself has since left the UK, but HTC – a relative unknown at …

HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play announced

Fancy a handset that will help you through your day? With artificial intelligence and voice assistants becoming a big thing in tech, HTC have chosen to deliver a new helper in their two new handsets. Called “Sense Companion”, it can advise you to charge up if you’ve got …