Post Tagged with: "HTC"

HTC Returns to Profit in Q2 Thanks to New Flagship Smartphone

HTC managed to beat expectations on earnings for its second quarter thanks to the successful launch of the HTC One M8. The Taiwanese company reported a net profit of NT$2.26 billion ($75.6 million) for the quarter, an increase of over 80% from the same quarter last year. However, revenue was down by 8% from the [...]

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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and More Agree to Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones

Several wireless companies have agreed to include new anti-theft measures in smartphones starting July 2015. Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, and the five largest U.S. cell carriers have all made the voluntary commitment to include the measures. Users will be able to remotely wipe data on a lost or stolen phone and [...]

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HTC Reports Q1 Loss, But Sees Signs of Recovery

HTC has reported another disappointing quarter, though there are hopes that the recently released HTC One M8 could turn things around. The smartphone maker posted a net loss of 1.88 billion Taiwanese dollars, about $62 million, for the first quarter of 2014. Though HTC warned analysts to expect a loss, its sales of NT$33.12 billion [...]

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HTC One M8 Hits Stores Today

HTC launched its new flagship smartphone at a press conference in New York today and it’s already available to buy from some sources. The HTC One M8, the sequel to the original HTC One, is packed with a quad-core processor, two rear cameras, and an improved Sense 6.0 user interface. Of course, as with the [...]

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Microsoft Waives Windows Phone Fee for Two Smartphone Makers

Microsoft is reportedly waiving the license fee for Windows Phone and offering the operating system free of charge to two Indian smartphone makers. The two companies, Lava and Karbonn, currently make Android phones and were only recently announced as Windows Phone makers at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. Talks between Microsoft and [...]

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HTC Seeks to Turn Around Poor Quarter with Low-End Phones and Patent Deal

HTC’s report for the fourth quarter shows continuing problems for the smartphone maker, but it’s taking steps to turn things around. The company’s revenue in the quarter dropped by nearly a third year-over-year to $1.4 billion, though it did manage to break a string of losses with a net profit of $10 million. However, HTC [...]

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Google and Others Targeted by New Nortel Patent Owners

Remember way back in 2011 when the Rockstar Consortium bought up the bankrupt Nortel Network’s patent portfolio? Well that deal has finally blossomed into several new lawsuits between Rockstar, made up of Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony, on one side and Google, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Pantech, and AsusTek on the other. The lawsuits [...]

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HTC Reportedly Looking to Outsource Smartphone Manufacture

HTC is reportedly looking to outsource the production of its smartphones as a way to cut costs and stop shrinking profits. The Taiwanese smartphone maker currently produces its phones at its own factories located in Taiwan and China. However, the company has apparently met with several contract manufacturers recently, including FIH Mobile Ltd., a unit [...]

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HTC Hopes Bigger is Better with One Max

When the going gets tough, the tough get bigger. Following the company’s first loss since it went public in 2002, HTC has confirmed the previously rumored One Max, a larger-sized phablet counterpart to the HTC One. Similar to Apple’s recently released iPhone 5S, the device will include a fingerprint reader. The One Max retains a [...]

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HTC Reports First Quarterly Loss since 2002; Receives Windows Phone Offer from Microsoft

HTC has reported its first quarterly loss since the company went public back in 2002. The Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer said that it had a net loss of NT$2.97 billion, about $101 million, for the three month period ending September 30. Though analysts had expected a loss, they underestimated it at NT$1.8 billion. Though HTC has [...]

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