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Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

Watch the HTC U launch event again: U Ultra and U Play unveiled

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HTC held a launch event on the morning of Wednesday 12 January where it launched two new smartphones that go by the moniker "U".The HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra were both unveiled on stage, with the latter being the flagship model, with a 5.7-inch 2560... >>

HTC U Ultra: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U Ultra: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has announced a new family of devices - U - with two new phones, the mid-range U Play and a more premium U Ultra.Kicking off 2017 in some style, these two new handsets promise to be all about you, while also signalling quite a departure from HTC's... >>

HTC U Play: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U Play: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has announced the U Play, sitting in a new handset family with the U Ultra, positioned under flagship level. While the U Ultra offers close to flagship specs, the U Play is a lower-spec mid-range device, very different from the handset it launched... >>

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... >>

HTC U Ultra and U Play official: Unique designs, very different specs

HTC U Ultra and U Play official: Unique designs, very different specs

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HTC has confirmed its first big launches of 2017, with the reveal of a new family of devices, called U.The HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play make up the pair of devices and in fitting with the name, HTC says that these devices are designed to be closer to... >>

HTC U Play preview: Mid-range specs, but plenty bling

HTC U Play preview: Mid-range specs, but plenty bling

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HTC has made an early move on its 2017 updates, launching a new set of devices under the U name. The U Play is the smaller of the pair, sitting in the shadow of the larger U Ultra, but offering a similar design and build.The U aspect is easily explained... >>

HTC unexpectedly launches mid-range Desire 650

HTC unexpectedly launches mid-range Desire 650

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We were a little surprised to see an HTC product launch press release land in our inbox this morning, especially since the company is holding an event on 12 January where it's expected to unveil three new devices.  HTC Ocean: What's the story on the... >>

HTC Ocean's Touch UI gets another video leak, this time looking more official

HTC Ocean's Touch UI gets another video leak, this time looking more official

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The first leak we saw for the HTC Ocean was a concept for a new Sense Touch UI, detailing that you could operate the phone without buttons.A new video, shared by @evleaks, gives us another look at a similar-looking Sense Touch UI, again accessed without... >>

HTC Vive smartphone revealed: Could this be HTC's new flagship?

HTC Vive smartphone revealed: Could this be HTC's new flagship?

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We didn't see this one coming, but the emergence of an HTC Vive handset in a video leak could see a shift in focus for HTC in 2017. HTC Vive has been well received as a leading VR solution and there's some sense in having a Vive-branded handset, especially... >>

HTC U could be all about personalisation, massive video leak reveals

HTC U could be all about personalisation, massive video leak reveals

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HTC could be turning its attention to personalisation in 2017 a new video leak reveals.Shared by @evleaks via Twitter, the information comes from what appears to be a promo video for HTC, in which the company explains that your phone should be as individual... >>

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

HTC Vive Tracker preview: Turns baseball bats, guns and more into VR controllers

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2016 might not have been the year of virtual reality everybody had previously predicted, but it set the stall for future innovations. And unlike failed attempts in the past, this time it does seem that VR is here to stay.One of the best headsets available... >>

HTC One X10 leaks as an odd mid-range 2017 update

HTC One X10 leaks as an odd mid-range 2017 update

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While most of us are waiting for HTC to pull the covers off a bone fide replacement for the HTC 10, the struggling company appears to be treating us to a selection of mid-range updates.We've already seen the HTC 10 Evo, HTC Desire 10 that jump on the... >>

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration

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HTC has unveiled a couple of additions to its Vive hardware line-up, designed to enhance your VR experience.The first of these is the Vive Tracker a small gadget designed to be added to any real-world object so it can be used as a controller for games... >>

HTC Ocean Note could be called the U Ultra

HTC Ocean Note could be called the U Ultra

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We're just over one week away from HTC's 'For U' product launch event, where we're expecting to see three new smartphones unveiled. The family of phones is currently codenamed Ocean and is said to comprise the Ocean Master, Ocean Smart and Ocean Note.... >>

HTC Ocean Note will ditch headphone jack, have curved screen and much improved camera

HTC Ocean Note will ditch headphone jack, have curved screen and much improved camera

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We recently reported that Taiwanese news outlet ePrice had received information to confirm there will be three versions of the HTC Ocean unveiled at HTC's 'For U' event on 12 January, with particular focus on the HTC Ocean Note. HTC Ocean: What's the... >>

Fresh evidence suggests HTC Ocean will be a family of three phones

Fresh evidence suggests HTC Ocean will be a family of three phones

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The HTC Ocean is shaping up to be an incredibly intriguing device, or perhaps even devices. We first saw a concept design of the phone a few months ago, and it showed no physical buttons and a new Sense Touch UI that relies on gestures and Google Assistant... >>

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

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Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out in 2016, the HTC Vive created the most buzz. It is the most expensive consumer offering but also the most technically advanced, offering full spatial tracking.Its rivals, namely the Oculus Rift and PlayStation... >>

HTC One X10 phone with 5.5-inch HD display might debut in January

HTC One X10 phone with 5.5-inch HD display might debut in January

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HTC is holding a random event in January, and a new report has indicated it could be for a new phone.The company's sent out invites, which look sky or even ocean-like and are marked with the words "for u", but it provided us with little clues as to what... >>

HTC is announcing something big on 12 January

HTC is announcing something big on 12 January

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Rarely do announcements in the tech world surprise us, such is the nature of the leaks and rumours, but HTC's 12 January announcement has literally come out of the blue.That's about as much information as we've been given so far, with a "save the date"... >>

HTC 10 Evo is metal and waterproof, but may have a dicky ticker

HTC 10 Evo is metal and waterproof, but may have a dicky ticker

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HTC has added another premium handset to its portfolio, with the introduction of the HTC 10 Evo.Taking the name from the early-2016 flagship, the HTC 10, this new smartphone offers the metal unibody and distinctive metal chamfers of its namesake, but... >>

HTC 10 Evo vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC 10 Evo vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced the HTC 10 Evo, adding another beautiful metal unibody smartphone to its portfolio.The HTC 10 Evo carries many of the same specs as the Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt, but how does it compare to the flagship HTC 10?Read on as we run down... >>

HTC 10 Evo review: The bigger one falls slightly flat
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HTC 10 Evo review: The bigger one falls slightly flat

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If the HTC 10 Evo looks familiar, that's because it was recently launched as the HTC Bolt as a Sprint exclusive. Well, it's exclusive no more, as it lands in the UK under a different name.The Evo recycles a name used by HTC in the past. There was the... >>

Selling its smartphone business? High Tech Computer says no

Selling its smartphone business? High Tech Computer says no

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HTC has come out and laid to bed all rumours that it would be selling its smartphone business in Spring 2017. The original rumour came from Chinese site MyDrivers, and subsequently picked up by MobiPicker, and claimed HTC CEO Cher Wang said that the... >>

HTC Bolt launches in the US

HTC Bolt launches in the US

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The rumours were true and HTC has launched the Bolt Android smartphone in the US as an exclusive on the Sprint network and has some serious specs to go with it. It's the first HTC smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat, with HTC's Sense 8 UI laid over the... >>

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

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Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus soon to release its Touch motion controllers for Rift, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... >>

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

HTC Vive 2 VR headset aka Oasis is in the works

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Even though high-end VR headsets aren't selling so well among consumers, HTC is giving it another try.HTC introduced the HTC Vive VR headset last year and started selling it this year, and now the company is rumoured to be working on a second-generation... >>

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

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Although the HTC Vive motion controllers are decent enough already, it seems that replacements are in the pipeline.A Valve development slide and hands-on pictures of the prototype controllers have leaked online and they seem to own a lot to the forthcoming... >>

HTC could finally be ready to release its first Android Wear smartwatch

HTC could finally be ready to release its first Android Wear smartwatch

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Smartwatches are nothing new anymore, they've been around for a good number of years, but while smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG have all produced several models, HTC has remained noticeably absent, until now.There have already... >>

HTC Bolt the first to taste Android Nougat

HTC Bolt the first to taste Android Nougat

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HTC Rom developer LlabTooFeR has said the HTC Bolt, currently codenamed Acadia, will be the first HTC branded phone to come running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.You may think that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL actually claim that title since they're... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Google's Nexus programme gave birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus was a chance for... >>

HTC launches Viveport for virtual reality “experiences”

HTC launches Viveport for virtual reality “experiences”

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HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset offers one of the best VR experiences currently available. It may be a bit tricky to set up and you’ll need plenty of space to get the full effect, but if you do, you’ll be well rewarded. HTC Vive review: An experience... >>

HTC Ocean concept leaks online with no physical buttons in sight

HTC Ocean concept leaks online with no physical buttons in sight

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HTC could be heading towards a button-less smartphone future if a recent concept design is to be believed. Called the HTC Ocean, it’s been shown off in a rendered video running a new Sense Touch user interface. What’s interesting is that the new UI... >>

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?

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HTC has pulled the old trick of launching two devices with the same sort of name, but with very different specs.The HTC Desire 10 is the latest addition to HTC's mid-range. One of the distinctive things about the Desire 10 is the design, with gold trim... >>

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle: A Desire handset never sounded so good

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle: A Desire handset never sounded so good

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As you might gather from the title, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle has a trick up its sleeve. Launched alongside the HTC Desire 10 Pro, the Lifestyle version offers the same body design as the "Pro" version, but makes some key changes.Pitched into the mid-range,... >>

HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle: Deco design adorns two very different devices

HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle: Deco design adorns two very different devices

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HTC has made the anticipated update to its mid-range devices with the launch of the HTC Desire 10 Pro and HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle.The biggest thing that stands these two handsets apart from other devices already available is design. HTC always likes to... >>

HTC Desire 10 Pro preview: A Smartphone Named Desire

HTC Desire 10 Pro preview: A Smartphone Named Desire

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HTC has announced a pair of new handsets, going under the name of HTC Desire 10.The name is designed to evoke memories of the HTC 10, the company's excellent 2016 flagship handset and the colourways are designed to stir your passions.HTC Desire 10 pro:... >>

HTC Desire 10: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Desire 10: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC is teasing the launch of its latest handset. Having been rather quiet following the launch of the HTC 10 and focusing on the HTC Vive VR launch, it now seems that there are Desire handsets in the works.The Desire family is HTC's mid-range, with a... >>

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

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Future versions of the HTC Vive could be completely wireless following moves by HTC, Valve and little known VR development tool Quark VR.According to Quark VR, the company has been working away to create a prototype that it hopes to share by the end of... >>

HTC One A9s official: Updated metal mid-ranger drops display to 720p

HTC One A9s official: Updated metal mid-ranger drops display to 720p

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HTC has announced the HTC One A9s, an updated version of its compact metal mid-range handset. The HTC One A9 was something of a surprise for 2015. It was best known for the iPhone-alike looks, but there was no questioning the quality of the design and... >>

HTC confirms timeline for Android Nougat updates

HTC confirms timeline for Android Nougat updates

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With the release of Android 7.0 Nougat by Google, it's now the turn of all the manufacturers to get to work on versions of the software for their own phones.HTC has taken to Twitter to confirm that the final software has been released to them by Google,... >>

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

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The fallout of the EU Referendum vote continues as HTC has dramatically raised the price of its virtual reality headset, citing Brexit as the cause.The sharp drop in value of the British pound has seen prices rise for other tech devices, with OnePlus... >>

How to make your basement smart

How to make your basement smart

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Downstairs, in the basement, can be a great place to escape to. Your den can be full of fun, from a great TV to video games to the newest entertainment kid on the block - virtual reality.The latter needs some space and perhaps the basement is the best... >>

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC's latest and greatest flagship finally arrived in April. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported... >>

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

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We've been playing with the full consumer version of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for the best part of a week and will soon be posting our extensive review. However, before we do we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the games and experiences... >>

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. The device once again packs in some powerful specs and massively undercuts its competition in terms of price, as we have come to expect from the Chinese company.How does the OnePlus 3... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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Motorola took to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil the new Moto Z. This new super smartphone replaces the Moto X as the flagship Moto device. It's packed with flagship specs and innovation, looking to offer you something a little different,... >>

HTC 10 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to your HTC phone

HTC 10 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to your HTC phone

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HTC has found form with the HTC 10, receiving rave reviews on its latest flagship smartphone. This is a phone that aims to wipe out the memories of the past, and move HTC forward, presenting a device that's closer to pure Android then ever before.In many... >>

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

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The prospective smartwatch from HTC, which has gone under the names HTC Petra and HTC One Wear in the past, clearly didn't appear in April, as suggested in previous rumours and leaks. Instead, it is not said to be launched in the week commencing 6 June.Twitter... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

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If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger.HTC is back and this time there's a serious... >>