HTC One has been in the news a lot over the past few days. With rumors of stock Android models, bigger 5-inch screens, and patent lawsuits from Nokia. Today we have more good news though, as the HTC One is the first device to become HTCPro certified for business use in the U.S. and will be taking on Blackberry and Samsung SAFE.
HTC One is a popular smartphone, but for those wanting something a little bigger, apparently that is coming too. HTC is preparing to launch a larger version of their popular HTC One, and some rumors are suggesting a display that's 5-inches or bigger to compete with Samsung's GALAXY S 4.
Nokia appears to have stepped up in their patent dispute against HTC. This latest move involves an additional patent complaint that was filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday. The round involves the HTC One and it seems Nokia is seeking to ban US imports of the handset. Nokia has added six patent claims to the list of 44 and this all touches back to actions that began in 2012.
GALAXY S 4 Google Edition at their developer event last week, rumors have been flying through the wires daily about HTC doing the same. So far we've not heard anything concrete to back up these rumors, even HTC flat out denied the possibility. However, the original leakster of the Galaxy S 4 Google Edition is now saying a "Senseless" HTC One is coming too.
HTC, today we've learned some details about just how well their new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, has actually been doing. The new smartphone has sold roughly 5 million units to date since launch, and even more have shipped. It has been available for around a month and a half, so that isn't too bad.
HTC has been in the news a lot lately regarding their failed attempt at a Facebook Phone, again. We've also been hearing a lot of rumors about an HTC One 'Google Edition' to compete with Samsung's stock Android experience phone. With many questions around how the Ultrapixel camera and beats audio features would work without HTC's proprietary software we have an answer, and that is the HTC First Google Edition. Or just call it the HTC Second.
announce the HTC One during their CTIA 'special event' yesterday and instead got to watch Jennifer Lopez announce Viva Movil. Given the steady stream of Verizon HTC One rumors that we have been seeing, it almost feels like stating the obvious when we say the Viva Movil announcement was a disappointment for some. That is not to say Viva Movil is a disappointment, but just that plenty of people seem to be waiting for a Verizon branded One.
HTC has officially announced their latest handset, the Desire 600. This model is set to arrive in June and will be joining the midrange lineup. HTC will launch the Desire 600 with a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 qHD display and with other goodies to include BlinkFeed and BoomSound. And while the Desire 600 will not have the Zoe feature, those users will have something similar. There will also be dual-SIM support for those looking to keep their work and home life seperate.
HTC First "Facebook Home" phone in the US market, it looks like the handset will not even be getting a chance in the UK. EE, who had already been accepting pre-orders for the handset has since confirmed they will not be launching the HTC First.
HTC One is coming to Verizon Wireless. The most recent rumors surfaced just yesterday and brought talk of a Verizon Wireless branded HTC One with Android 4.2.2. According to that rumor, the Verizon HTC One is currently being tested by HTC reps. While there has yet to be any in-the-wild sightings of the handset, we have been told that Verizon will be announcing the HTC One later today.