Shortage of components and delay in launches certainly didn’t do HTC any good with the company’s flagship One smartphone. Luckily, it looks like the Sun will shine again for the Taiwanese maker as the firm has decided to raise the production process of HTC One in the next two months in order to meet the strong demand.
Increasing the production capacity comes as a ray of hope for HTC, which faced low sales due to the delay in the launch of its flagship the One phone in different markets.
HTC is looking forward to double the production capacity, starting this month from April.
As per reported in Focus Taiwan, the production capacity for HTC One is increasing on a month-to-month basis as the firm improves its component supply chain issues.
“Manufacturing volume will double in May from the previous month and will rise further in June to meet “strong demand”,” said Jack Tong, President, HTC North Asia.
He further said, “Our capacity is expected to rise significantly starting from mid-May. We are optimistic about our high-end sales during April and June.”
Earlier, Benjamin Ho, CMO, HTC said that the launch of HTC One was delayed owing to the lack in the camera component that’s used to build the device. Benjamin said since the camera was designed specifically for HTC, production cannot be increased so soon.… Read the rest
Here’s interesting news for subscribers of Verizon as HTC has decided to shoot up the manufacturing process of its flagship HTC One smartphone in a bid to meet the devices’ strong demand. Owing to long delay in the supply of HTC One, many people, who were waiting in line to get hands on to this stylish handset moved on to buy other handsets including Samsung’s Galaxy S4. The Taiwanese handset maker is now hoping to cover up for its lost sales.
Powerful and stylish, HTC One is HTC’s flagship Android smartphone. The firm faced delay due to shortage in the components of the device.
Among other competitive smartphones in the market, HTC has managed to stand ahead in line with a positive response for its products. The Butterfly, HTC’s first 1080p phone, saw a rise of 50 percent sales in Japan after it hit the shelves with some nice on-contract prices.
We hear that HTC will launch its One smartphone with few cool offers and deals for users.
The Taiwanese handset manufacturer has also rolled out a software update for the Sprint variant of HTC One as was reported yesterday. The new update version number is 1.29.651.10.
With this update, Sprint HTC One users will now enjoy the benefits of improved Back and Home key sensitivity. For HTC One users, the issue was that the capacitive keys below the screen didn’t always respond as the touch targets were tiny. Now with this latest update, this issue is fixed as it increases the target size, making it easier to activate. The software update also came out with updates to BlinkFeed. It also adds a new Sprint Zone client to the One.
In the USA, HTC One is already on the shelves on three major carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Here is an interesting development that’s good news for users of HTC One on Sprint. The Taiwanese manufacturer has lately rolled out a latest software update for its popular smartphone. The move is meant to make HTC One take a leap ahead with the device’s touch key sensitivity feature. The number of this updated version is 1.29.651.10.
The update in question for HTC One users comes with a significant advancement in the Back and Home key sensitivity. HTC One users will be automatically notified of this updated version on their devices. It also features upgrades to BlinkFeed and a new Sprint Zone client.
For HTC One users, the issue was that the capacitive keys below the screen didn’t always respond as the touch targets were small. Now with this latest update, this issue is fixed as it increases the target size, making it easy to activate.
With this upgrade, HTC has taken a plunge, hoping to make its device a fast-selling smartphone.
Did you receive the update on your HTC One? Have you already updated your smartphone? If yes, what do you think of the update? Share it with us. … Read the rest
In the tech world of today, big surely is in – look at how the screen size of the current range of smartphones seems to be growing. If it was the HTC One with its 4.7-inch screen, it got bigger with the Samsung Galaxy S4 with its 5-inch screen. And now, we hear that the iPhone 6 could be a phablet with a 5.5-inch screen.
But, as gorgeous as these big screens look, it’s getting harder to carry around these high end smartphones, especially in pockets. Which is why to go with the flow, fashion designers are now coming up with bigger pant pockets, especially for our large smartphones and phablets.
Major clothing companies like Dockers, Banana Republic, etc. have been experimenting with new pocket designs to accommodate these massive smartphones conveniently and practically. But even as they come up with pockets that can fit devices like the HTC One and Galaxy S4, the problem’s only going to get worse.
In the works is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is expected to have a 6-inch screen. And if you thought that would be hard to pocket, think about how you’d carry around Huawei’s upcoming device with its 6.5-inch display! And it’s not like these massive gadgets can be clipped to the belt anymore. Wonder if we’re going to see lots of innovation in the fashion industry due to our bulging technologies.… Read the rest
HTC’s flagship smartphone has already drawn a huge fan following, and if you’ve picked one of these handsets up for yourself, this one’s a must read for you. The HTC One has a 4.7-inch screen and a powerful quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, both of which drain quite a bit of the device’s battery. Sometimes, you wish there was more juice in the 2,000 mAh battery of the HTC One ( atleast more than Sony Xperia Z)
The company claims that the device can be used for browsing and for talking for up to 10 hours and 13 hours respectively on a single charge. And endurance tests have shown that the phone can go up to 48 hours without needing to be plugged in. But here’s how you can make your battery last longer and delay charging.
Reduce your screen’s brightness: While a bright screen sure makes colors come alive and look more vivid, it drains out your battery considerably. For normal use, it’s better to keep your screen’s brightness to as low a level as you feel comfortable. The lesser the screen’s brightness, the longer your battery lasts.
The Auto Dim feature: Activate the phone’s Auto Dim feature to reduce the screen’s brightness automatically when websites are loading. You can do this through the Internet app’s settings.
Stay away from Live wallpapers: While the animated wallpapers look quite cool, if you’re looking for energy efficiency, you’re better off picking a static image as your phone’s background.
Keep your connections turned off until required: Switch off your phone’s Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS until you require to use them. This will prevent the phone from actively looking for connectivity during idle time and ensure that your battery lasts longer.
Monitor all running apps: Check out the battery usage of all the apps that are running on the phone. Close the apps you don’t really need which unnecessarily keep running in the background and drain your battery.
Both HTC and BlackBerry have brought out strong flagship smartphones to up the ante in 2013. If it was the BlackBerry Z10 that wowed us first with its revamped BlackBerry 10 OS experience, the HTC One made us fall in love at first sight itself. But when you put these phones side by side, which of them do we lean towards when looking at the design and features on offer?
Design: There’s no doubt why we pick the HTC One to be a clear winner in the design category. With its all aluminum body, its sleek and sharp body will guarantee a second and even third glance, until you just won’t be able to take your eyes off it. Also, we prefer the HTC One’s 4.7-inch full HD screen over the BlackBerry Z10’s 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 356 ppi.
Features: If you’re looking at just the tech specs, again, you would be tempted towards the HTC One for its quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. The Z10 has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, so if you’re looking to run heavy apps and multitasking, you’re better off with the HTC One. There’s also the gorgeous Ultrapixels camera in the HTC One which could let you click sharper, clearer, and more true-to-life images.
But, if you’re looking for something different, the BlackBerry 10 OS features a completely fresh design and a much smoother and fun experience than Android. You can use so many more gestures than you can on an Android smartphone, making it more entertaining to play around with the Z10. Sure, there are fewer apps, but if you can live with that, then the Z10 ought to be your pick.… Read the rest
The BlackBerry Z10 has a 4.2-inch screen, while the HTC One has got a much bigger 4.7-inch screen. The HTC One runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with a Sense 5.0 UI overlay. It gives a smoother experience of Google’s most popular Android version. HTC has spent quite some time reworking the Sense UI, because this one doesn’t lag or hang, even when running heavy apps.
We especially like the Blink Feed feature of the HTC One – which posts regular updates from social networks and news sites onto the home screen. It could get a little overwhelming, but it’s convenient because it becomes a one-stop destination to know about all the latest happening in your online world. But of course, it consumes considerable power, so if you’re looking for energy efficiency, you could keep it turned off. The only downside of the HTC One – it’s still Android and essentially it doesn’t look very different from the other Android smartphones.
On the other hand, the Z10 runs on BlackBerry 10 – a freshly redesigned OS which looks amazingly different. It’s new, it’s innovative, especially the number of gestures the phone lets you use to navigate about. It could take some time to get used to all the ways to get around, but once you do, it’s pure fun. The Z10 also have a very convenient keyboard, we especially love how you can flick words onto the screen.
Like Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 also lets you pin apps to the home screen, so when it comes to multitasking, you’d love the Z10. You can even close the apps directly from the home screen. So if you’re looking for something Bhaidifferent, you can opt for the BlackBerry Z10.… Read the rest
Rumor bell are gonging loud signalling the arrival of the flagship Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon and yes! we are almost salivating to get our hands on Nokia Lumia 928 . We have seen the Samsung Galaxy S4 and most importantly the HTC One but buzz has it that the Nokia Lumia928 could undercut even the latter, thanks to its stunning features.
The HTC One has already become cynosure of our eyes (no pun) with its gorgeous screen, the superb shutter speed and the compact size. It packs in power couples with comfort—a combo many smartphones miss out on. All said and done, here is a sneak peek into what the Nokia sequel to the sexy Lumia 920 could be like.
The Verizon-exclusive Lumia would have to offer something unique for us to take a notice. Perhaps its promised app companions and the Lytro-style shutter spec would be enough to let us give up HTC One. The Finnish giants have been tossing with the idea of hiking the pixel count to 41-MP (yes-you read it right) with the Lumia flagship line.
Yet we are not too sure if Nokia Lumia 928 could be the model with which Nokia chooses to take a big leap in the smartphone market. ‘Pelican imagined’ feature is may find its way through Lumia 928. Add to this, pre-installed Instagram, Temple Run 2 and Jetpack Joyride (all on Windows 8!). All this makes Nokia Lumia 928 an impressive piece of device.
If these specs actually surface on the Lumia 928, HTC One would indeed be washed out—so would Samsung Galaxy S4! … Read the rest
Of all the tests and comparisons you could imagine, here’s one we think is rather important. A team of iFixit decided to dismantle the Samsung flagship to check how easy it was to put it all back together. And the good news is that it’s a lot easier than its main competitors like the HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5.
On a scale of 1 to 10, iFixit scored the Galaxy S4 8, which is the same score that the Galaxy S3 also received. In comparison, the iPhone 5 scored 7 while the HTC One turned out to be one of the toughest phones to put back together, scoring just 1.
The back of the Galaxy S4 easily snaps open without the use of any tools, and the same goes for its battery too. iFixit also likes the Galaxy S4 for using modular components than can be individually replaced, just 11 screws holding the device together. However, the glass is fused into the front panel, which makes it hard to reach without removing everything from the back.
iFixit’s analysis of the Galaxy S4 has revealed a lot of other interesting tidbits about the phone – how its Smart Pause can be duped using images, how its speaker located in the rear of the handset was the best position for the speaker, how Air View and Air Gesture work due to the IR sensors placed on either side of the earpiece of the phone, and how these sensors can track your hand gesture moving sideways even without touching the screen.… Read the rest
Barely a week to go until Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone hits the U.S. markets and everyone’s readying themselves to check out the reviews. But just a couple of days after we told you about how Samsung tried playing dirty by paying for negative reviews of the HTC One, the real question is, does the Galaxy S4 have reason to be worried?
There’s no doubt that the Galaxy S4 is a terrific gadget – it’s got amazingly powerful processors, a gorgeous screen, great features and a nice camera too. But the HTC One’s got quite a bit of that going for it, and great looks too! Granted it may be slightly less powerful and slightly smaller, but that’s too small a difference.
According to David Pierce at The Verge, while the Galaxy S4 remains fast and impressive, the HTC One scores more because it’s refined, quiet and comfortable. Even Gizmodo has rated the HTC One higher than the Galaxy S4 on overall experience. But CNET maintains that the former’s a better device.
This one’s going to be quite an interesting fight, but we guess we ought to leave it to the users for the final verdict.… Read the rest