All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘HTC’

HTC Sells Back Its 25% of Beats Electronics

For almost two years now, all of HTC’s smartphones have come equipped with Beats Electronics-branded audio. This is because, two years ago, HTC bought a 25% share in Beats, the audio equipment company founded by famed rap producer Dr. Dre. However, just over one month ago, reports surfaced that the growing company was looking to buy back those shares from …

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HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China

HTC is in a bad way. After sales of its HTC One smartphone failed to compete with iPhone and Galaxy S4 sales, the company released dismal financial results for its latest quarters. As rumors of a buyout begin to circle the company, even Beats Electronics is trying to buy a portion of itself back from the struggling manufacturer. It remains …

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Beats Reportedly Trying to Cut HTC Ties

Two years ago, electronics manufacturer HTC acquired 25% of Beats Electronics, the audio equipment company founded by Dr. Dre. Since that time, most of HTC’s smartphone lineup has been stocked with Beats-branded audio. Now that HTC is quickly losing smartphone market share, however, Beats is looking to cut ties with the smartphone maker. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that …

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Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial

Earlier this week, smartphone manufacturer HTC revealed that Robert Downey, Jr. will be the star of a new ad campaign for the company. The star of the Iron Man movies will be the company’s spokesperson for two years, with HTC reportedly spending billions on the marketing plan. A short teaser revealed that the first ad to star Downey will re-introduce …

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HTC “Likely” to Drop Windows Phone [RUMOR]

It’s clear that Nokia won’t be abandoning Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 anytime soon. The company’s strategy of having a huge portion of a small market, rather than a tiny portion of the Android market, may or may not pay off – but at least it’s a coherent plan. HTC, on the other hand, is flailing all over the place. The …

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Your New HTC Spokesperson

HTC has an image problem. Sure, the handset manufacturer has put out what is arguably the best phone of the year with the HTC One, but people still automatically think of Samsung and its Galaxy S4 when it comes to Android devices. Now the company is trying to win over the American public with the man who made Tony Stark …

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The HTC One Mini Is For Those Of You Who Hate Large Screens

Do you love the look and feel of the HTC One, but hate its size? HTC apparently thinks there’s a lot of you. That’s why it’s releasing a scaled down version of its latest flagship smartphone. HTC announced today that it will be releasing the HTC One Mini in select markets this August. The smaller phone will feature all the …

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HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s first Windows Phone 8 offering, will be available starting on July 19. HTC unveiled its 8X line of Windows Phone …

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Robert Downey Jr. Is the New Face of HTC [REPORT]

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is looking to boost slumping sales by hiring some Hollywood firepower to pitch its products. Bloomberg reports that the struggling company has hired actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year marketing deal to promote the brand globally. The deal is reportedly for around $12 million. According to the sources familiar with the matter, Downey will pitch …

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HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer

By most accounts, the HTC One is the best Android smartphone to be released this year. It has proven itself with carriers and Google will even be offering a stock Android version of the device later this month. The only holdout in all of this was Verizon, but that will soon change. Verizon confirmed today that the HTC One will …

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“Facebook Phone” HTC First Won’t Be Sold In The UK [Rumor]

When Facebook revealed Home for Android, it also revealed a new phone called the HTC First to go along with it. The phone apparently didn’t do so well in the American market leading to rumors of its demise. Now it looks like the phone won’t even get a chance across the pond. Mobile News reports that pre-orders for the HTC …

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HTC One Draws Interest From Men In San Francisco, LA And Houston

The HTC One has become the smartphone of the hour, with pretty much overwhelmingly positive reviews. Naturally, its drawing a lot of interest from consumers, but according to search data from Yahoo, it’s drawing interest specifically from men in select cities in the U.S. Yahoo tweeted today: Who is buying the #HTCone? 77% of searches for the #smartphone come from …

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