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HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

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HTC will unveil its new flagship Android smartphone on Tuesday 16 May but has already confirmed its name and one of the handset's long-rumoured new features: squeezable sides.The company has posted an official teaser video for the phone, entitled "HTC... >>

HTC Ocean will be known as HTC U 11

HTC Ocean will be known as HTC U 11

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We've known for some time that HTC will launch a new flagship device this year, and we've known it will be part of a new U-series of handsets. This was fully confirmed by HTC with a recent media invite for the phone's unveiling. HTC U 'Ocean': What's... >>

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

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It's been rumoured for a while that HTC has been readying a new flagship handset, one that might even have a touch-enabled frame for easier browsing, but now we have the first press image.The phone will allegedly launch this month, April, according... >>

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

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HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... >>

Full HTC Ocean details leak: pressure sensitive Edge Sensors and 3D audio recording

Full HTC Ocean details leak: pressure sensitive Edge Sensors and 3D audio recording

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Preview materials for the HTC U, currently code named Ocean, have leaked online courtesy of Android Headlines.They give us our best look yet at what to expect from HTC's 201 flagship device, including some innovative new gesture-controlled features that build... >>

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

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One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming, fierce rival: HTC U.HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more standout handsets this... >>

HTC teases 20 March spring event, likely for HTC Ocean/HTC 11 flagship

HTC teases 20 March spring event, likely for HTC Ocean/HTC 11 flagship

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It looks like the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play aren't the only smartphones HTC plans to announce this year.The company has posted an interesting teaser to its Taiwanese Facebook page. In the post, first spotted by TechRadar, we can see a photo with the... >>

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... >>

HTC U Ultra review: Are two displays better than one?
4.0 stars

HTC U Ultra review: Are two displays better than one?

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HTC has kicked off 2017 with a new family of devices called HTC U. The logic is simple enough to follow: they are designed to be all about "you" (see what they did there?) and advance the connection between you and your device, for a more symbiotic relationship. It's... >>

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

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Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... >>

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

HTC Ocean leak suggests phone will offer 'Edge Sense' display feature

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A new leak has suggested an upcoming HTC phone will get a feature called "Edge Sense".Evan Blass, a leaker who has a good record when it comes to leaking mobile news, tweeted a screenshot from a Chinese mobile site called Mobile01, and based on the comments... >>

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece

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HTC announced a couple of new peripherals for its Vive virtual reality headset at the beginning of the year: the Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap. Both were developed to provide an even more immersive experience on top of what the Vive headset can offer... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and we've been... >>

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones

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HTC has once again decided not to make entry-level phones.During its earnings call earlier this week, the company announced it will ditch cheap smartphones later this year, according to Phonescoop. HTC promised to support cheap phones that have been... >>

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far

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HTC is making a mobile VR headset that's being described as something different than Google Daydream View and similar headsets.According to CNET, which spoke to Chief Financial Officer Chia-lin Chang, HTC has developed a VR product compatible with the... >>

HTC 10 review: Welcome back to the premier league
4.5 stars

HTC 10 review: Welcome back to the premier league

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If there's any smartphone manufacturer that deserves a second chance it's HTC. We can credit HTC for much of what we love about smartphones today. It popularised Android, it pushed premium metal design and build quality, and focused on user experience.HTC... >>

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

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The HTC smartwatch has been often rumoured, but has failed to appear, with dates in 2015 and 2016 slipping by, with HTC staying out of the smartwatch arena.HTC does have some wearable devices however, first showing off the HTC Grip, a sports device that... >>

HTC's smartwatch could be gearing up for launch after yet more pictures leak

HTC's smartwatch could be gearing up for launch after yet more pictures leak

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HTC's upcoming smartwatch could arrive imminently after more pictures have leaked on Chinese site Weibo. Some initial images of the watch, codenamed Halfbeak, appeared on the same site in October 2016, but the latest ones give us our clearest indication... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016, with many more expected for 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... >>

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

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
3.5 stars

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... >>