HTC unveiled a new mid-range phone at Mobile World Congress called the Desire 816.

HTC: Volunteer your phone to cure cancer while you sleep

HTC says if 1 million of its smartphones owners donated their unused processing power, it would be equal to one of the world’s top supercomputers. The HTC Power to Give initiative was announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to let smartphone owners hand over their phone’s unspent processing power to assist in fighting… Read More

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Nintendo and HTC score a win against patent trolls

Nintendo and HTC have both landed a win against patent trolls, thanks to a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The two companies were included in a massive ruling by the commission, which held that complaints of patent infringement from a trio of patent trolls over a patent for a “High performance microprocessor having… Read More

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Record profit for Samsung, first quarterly loss for HTC

The difference between two of the most well-known smartphone makers could hardly be more stark these days. Samsung issued earnings guidance overnight for record operating profit of at least $9.2 billion in the third quarter, with about two-thirds of that coming from its mobile business, including its dominant Android-based smartphones. It’s doing well enough that one of… Read More

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HTC cuts staff at U.S. division

“Here’s To Change” is the name of HTC’s new ad campaign feature Robert Downey Jr. And change is certainly happening at the smartphone maker as it faces off against big-time rivals like Apple and Samsung. The Verge is reporting that HTC just laid off about 30 employees and contractors in its HTC Americas division, a… Read More

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HTC taps Robert Downey Jr. for comeback campaign

Robert Downey Jr. knows a thing or two about comebacks. Can he get HTC back on track? The smartphone maker, trying to carve a bigger place for itself in a world by dominated Apple and Samsung, has signed the “Iron Man” star to a two-year deal to help raise the company’s profile and define its… Read More

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HTC feels the smartphone squeeze, sees more potential in ‘mid-tier’ products

Mobile phone maker HTC this morning projected third quarter results well below expectations, the latest sign of the company’s struggle to compete against Apple and Samsung in smartphones. HTC, which has its North American headquarters in Bellevue, is trying to recover from the delayed launch of the flagship HTC One smartphone earlier this year. In its earnings… Read More

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HTC revenue, profits down for another quarter

It’s looking to be another bad news quarter for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The company is reporting that its unaudited revenue is down more than 26 percent from last year, and profits are down 83 percent. The HTC One was supposed to be the solution to the company’s problems, but sales haven’t been enough to… Read More

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iPhone sales stay hot as shipments of smartphones set to pass feature phones in 2013

Smartphones are taking over the world. Well, not really. But the latest estimates from the International Data Corporation indicate that 2013 will be the first time worldwide smartphone shipments exceed those of feature phones. The IDC said today that it expects 2013 smartphone shipments to grow by an astounding 32.7 percent from last year to 958.8… Read More

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IDC: Smartphones now more popular than feature phones

These days, it’s almost surprising to see someone using an old-school flip phone, and now some numbers from the IDC prove that a majority of people are using smartphones for the first time ever. Shipments of smartphones took over those of feature phones in the first quarter, as more than half of cellphone shipments (418.6 million) were… Read More

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Hoping to halt sinking profits, HTC debuts One smartphone

The flagship phone that could put an end to HTC’s sinking profits finally hit stores Friday. The long-awaited HTC One is available today by AT&T and Sprint, both online and at their retail stores. You can also purchase it at Best Buy, RadioShack, Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Costco, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, HSN.com, and HTC.com. Both Sprint and AT&T are… Read More

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Report: Lumia 920 rises to top of Windows Phone market

Nokia’s Lumia 920 is now the most widely used Windows Phone device, reaching 14 percent of usage, and Nokia is by far the biggest maker of Windows Phones, with upwards of 80 percent of the market for Microsoft-powered devices. That’s the word from AdDuplex, an app-promotion service for Windows Phone and Windows 8, drawing from its latest… Read More

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Profits sink at HTC on delay of new HTC One smartphone

HTC, the Taiwan-based smartphone maker whose North American operations are located in the Seattle area, posted weak earnings today driven in part by the delayed launch of the HTC One. The company’s net income fell to $2.8 million, the sixth straight decline and a 98 percent drop, reports Bloomberg. HTC delayed the launch of its… Read More