Tech vet trades Thunderbolt for iPhone: ‘driving me crazy’

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

A symbolic break in an editorial Monday illustrated a possible backlash against Android. Veteran PhoneDog author Taylor Martin gave up an HTC Thunderbolt for an iPhone 4 after using the Android phone for four months. The Thunderbolt had been “driving me crazy” for three of those months, he said, and it was “time for a break.” Poor battery life couldn’t be... 

HTC to buy chip firm S3 Graphics for $300 million

Posted by on Jul 07, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Smartphone vendor High Tech Computer (HTC) will acquire graphics chipmaker S3 Graphics for $300 million, strengthening its patent portfolio in the process. With the acquisition, HTC will obtain S3 Graphics’ portfolio of 235 patents and pending applications, including a number covering graphics visualization technologies. See the original post: target=”_blank”... 

HTC Buys S3 Graphics, Grows Patent Portfolio

Posted by on Jul 06, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Smartphone-maker HTC is bulking up its graphics capabilities and patent portfolio by buying S3 Graphics from Via for $300 million. Excerpt from: target=”_blank” href=”=A2KLOzIlPRVOpjcALHv_wgt.;X3oDMTByNjRxMGJ2BHBvcwM2BHNlYwNzcgRjb2xvA2FjNAR2dGlkAw–/SIG=13kgbb13l/EXP=1310043557/**”... 

HTC rivals BlackBerry’s dominance of teen market

Posted by on Jul 06, 2018 | Leave a Comment

BlackBerry’s position as the dominant smartphone brand in the under-25 age bracket is potentially at risk from HTC, according to research by GfK. See the article here: target=”_blank” href=”=A2KLOzIlPRVOpjcAJ3v_wgt.;X3oDMTByNHVlOTJuBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNzcgRjb2xvA2FjNAR2dGlkAw–/SIG=16mnfnvs0/EXP=1310043557/**”... 

Facebook, Social Are Front And Center On HTC’s New Status Handset

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 | Leave a Comment

The HTC Status puts its money where its mouth is: Almost the entire front end of the phone is about sharing, updating, or checking on your social-network statuses. The thing even has a “share on Facebook ” button right on its chassis. The Status, coming exclusively from AT&T this summer, is otherwise run-of-the-mill. A 2.6-inch touchscreen and BlackBerry-style... 

HTC Status debuts with dedicated Facebook button

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 | Leave a Comment

HTC’s new Status has a dedicated Facebook button and several integrated social media features. Will it be able to compete with the iPhone or Android devices or will its small screen make it a dud? Excerpt from: target=”_blank” href=”=A2KJ3CYAqwxOFGsAAMj_wgt.;X3oDMTByOHZpMmZxBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNzcgRjb2xvA2FjNAR2dGlkAw–/SIG=1391fhcib/EXP=1309481856/**”... 

Hulu Plus app launches for Android

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Hulu Plus has made its long-awaited debut on Android. The new Hulu Plus app for Android. (Credit: Hulu) Launching in Google’s Android Market yesterday, the new Hulu Plus app allows Android users who subscribe to the $7.99-per-month service to stream TV shows and movies directly to their mobile devices. For now, the app supports just six Android phones–the... 

A tale of two smartphone companies

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Taiwan-based HTC made an early bet on Google Android and has been riding it to success — this year passing RIM in market cap. Check out the chart comparing their fortunes Continued here: target=”_blank” href=”=A2KJ3Ccs8gVO4WoA3.__wgt.;X3oDMTByazAwNXVyBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNzcgRjb2xvA2FjNAR2dGlkAw–/SIG=131lme8da/EXP=1309041324/**�/story.html”... 

MobileTechRoundup show #242; WWDC, Nokia, and other sensational topics

Posted by on Jun 01, 2018 | Leave a Comment

In this week’s show Kevin and I discussed WWDC, some new HTC devices, the Nokia and Apple lawsuit, and much more. Read more: “_blank” =A2KJ3CRWrQFOaDQAjY7_wgt.;X3oDMTByazAwNXVyBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNzcgRjb2xvA2FjNAR2dGlkAw–/SIG=141ukphf3/EXP=1308761558/**″... 

HTC Flip-Flops on Android Update for Desire Smartphone

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Smartphone hardware manufacturer HTC is having trouble making up its mind. On Tuesday, HTC quietly posted to its Facebook page that owners of its Desire smartphone would not receive the latest Android software update, “Gingerbread.” See the article here: “_blank” =A2KJ3CQ1rQFOg2MAQ_z_wgt.X3oDMTByNjRxMGJ2BHBvcwM2BHNlYwNzcgRjb2xvA2FjNAR2dGlkAw–/SIG=12br4rgih/EXP=1�/**”... 


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