One of the leading smartphone manufacturers, HTC, is scheduled to soon launch its mid-range smartphone Desire 610 in the UK as the device is already up for pre-order. The smartphone is likely to be available in the market early next month on Clove. The company announced its commercial launch at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain in February.
The new HTC smartphone will be equipped with a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It will operate on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor under the hood, clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with Adreno 305 graphics and 1GB of RAM. The smartphone will also have an internal storage capacity of 8GB as well as a microSD card slot with an expandable memory of up to 64GB. Additionally, HTC Desire 610 will have an 8-megapixel rear camera along with LED flash, auto focus, face detection, Geo tagging, HDR and Touch focus, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter for video calls.
The smartphone will also offer lots of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE support in the UK and Europe, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and a microUSB port. The device is available with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board as well as HTC Sense 5.5. HTC Desire 610 has its appearance similar to that of other HTC devices, having dual front speakers and some of the popular features, such as BoomSound and HTC Zoe.
Clove UK was recently quoted saying on a company blog post that “The Desire 610 is a great choice if you’re looking for a simple yet stylish handset that has the feature set of a more expensive device.”
The smartphone will be available in three color options – white, navy blue, and red. Clove UK is presently accepting pre-orders for only the navy blue variant under a price tag of £235, with stock due in early May. The white model is on pre-order but it is not accepting payments at this point. Meanwhile, customers who want the red color can register their interest on the website. Clove has still not confirmed the arrival dates for the white and red versions.
Made a little lighter and smaller than the HTC One, in competition with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the HTC One Mini seems like a little brother of the former, weighing 122 grams as opposed to One’s 143 grams.
With not much difference between the two, it looks like the mini might roll out with success in the market. Both the devices are made of aluminum, running Android 4.2.2 HTC Sense 5 software. Wireless LTE networks are included in both.
While HTC One comes in 32GB and 64GB variants, the HTC One Mini will roll out in 16GB version. While the One offers Full HD 1080p display, the One Mini holds 720p display with ultrapixels and boomsound. The aspect ratio of 16:9 is same in both, the One stands at 4.7-inch display while the One Mini sits at 4.3-inch.
Both the devices sport a 4-megapixel rear camera. However, HTC mini has 1.6-megapixel camera at the front and the One has 2.1-megapixel.
Considering the specifications, the One Mini might be a success as the device offers all the features of the One, packed in a smaller, lighter and budget-sensitive version.… Read the rest
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
Whoever thought a powerful phone could be this affordable? Looks like HTC’s brand new entrant, the One SV, is sure to be a game-changer. With a price-tag of just $349, it’s available on Cricket Wireless, and that too, without a contract! Plus, it looks real good too, so it’s not just great on the inside – this book can definitely be judged by the cover. So, will this new Android smartphone make life a little harder for Samsung’s beloved Galaxy S3?
HTC One SV: Let’s start by admitting just how much we love this phone’s overall design. It’s sleek, but has curved edges, and red highlights to make the device look rather vibrant. It’s also got a crimson metallic trim running along the side, giving it an expensive look. Its 4.3-inch screen is of course on the smaller side, especially in comparison with the Galaxy S3, but it has a decent 800X480 pixel resolution, which is more than what you can expect at this price. The One SV is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. A huge downside, however, is that it runs on Android 4.0 ICS, and not the Jelly Bean version. The best thing about this phone has got to be its special 4 GB memory card, of which 3 GB is reserved exclusively for storing Muve tunes. You’ve got a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.6 MP front-facing camera on the One SV, which we were hoping would have been 8 MP and 2 MP respectively instead – but you can definitely make do with these cameras too.
Samsung Galaxy S3: This bestselling smartphone of 2012 is of course on the higher end of the spectrum. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, this phone features a 4.8-inch display with a resolution of 1136X640 pixels. It’s also got a much better camera – an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP one in the front. It’s not just the specs, but also the fact that it runs on Android Jelly Bean that give it an edge over this new One SV phone. But of course, it does cost a whole lot more to own a Galaxy S3.… Read the rest
Smartphone maker HTC launched two new smartphone models on Wednesday—Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S. These smartphones will use the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 software and they will be available in the market by November. Set to be available through multiple wireless service providers globally, this launch pitches HTC against key Microsoft partner Nokia. Like Nokia’s recent Lumia launch, HTC has also launched colorful Windows phone models.
Since the popularity of Samsung and Apple phones has picked up, HTC has been under fire to generate stronger sales. While HTC has been using Android-based phones in the past, it will now be able to benefit from marketing the phones are Windows based. HTC global head of sales Jason Mackenzie has said that they will be marketing the smartphones as ‘signature’ Windows Phone 8 smartphones. He said this at the company’s New York launch event, where Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer was also present.
“Consumers are going to love these phones, and we’re committed to reaching them in a manner that’s clear and direct,” Ballmer said. HTC shares rose 2 percent in early trading in Taipei. HTC says its two new phones would go on sale at 150 operators in 50 countries around the world.
However, as the market share for Microsoft’s OS is tiny, it will be interesting to see is HTC will be able to generate stronger sales in the fourth quarter. Independent analysts say that HTC’s performance will be average this year because the phones lag behind Samsung. This will also be an important race for Microsoft, with Apple and Google picking up the smartphone software market.
Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg said HTC and Nokia were smart to distinguish the appearance of their devices from iPhone with bright colors as it could make them stand out to customers who want an iPhone alternative.… Read the rest