Microsoft says Facebook Home is “remarkably” reminiscent of Windows Phone

Facebook Home is an Android add-on that’s all about putting people ahead of apps. That concept, and implementation unveiled alongside the HTC First Facebook-oriented phone, sounds awfully familiar to Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft vice president of corporate communication. Shaw posted to the Microsoft blog that the theme of Home’s presentation yesterday was “remarkably similar to the launch event we did…

HTC One demand will be met now that HTC is doubling production

HTC was disappointed by its previous struggles to meet production demands in the early days of the HTC One, but the Taiwanese manufacturer appears to have found a way to rapidly increase the number of smartphones its able to manufacture. Focus Taiwan reports that Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, says that HTC will double its production of the…

HTC Butterfly S delivers 3,200 mAh battery, 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600, and a 5-inch 1080p display

Find more videos on our YouTube channel! The HTC Butterfly S, the follow-up to the phone known as the DROID DNA in the United States, has been announced as an updated version of the phone that brings some of the best of the HTC One to a new device. Just like the HTC One, the Butterfly S has BoomSound dual…

HTC One Google Edition running stock Android rumors supported by multiple reports

HTC One Since Google revealed last week that it will launch a version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android Jelly Bean, Android fans have wondered if the same might be done for the HTC One. Reports from multiple websites now claim to confirm that an HTC One running stock Android will be announced soon. Russell Holly of…

HTC One has little impact on HTC’s recovery efforts as profits fall 83 percent

The hope was that the HTC One would jumpstart HTC’s flagging sales and increase the companies global revenues. HTC today reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2013 and revealed that its profits have increased, but the rise has been below expectations and performance in previous years. HTC reported a profit of NT $1.25 billion (US $41.6 million) in…

Sprint’s first Windows Phone 8 handset, the HTC 8XT, launches July 19

HTC 8XT for Sprint Sprint stood on the sidelines while AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and even T-Mobile introduced Windows Phone 8 handsets months ago. The nation’s third largest carrier today announced it will soon offer a Windows Phone 8 handset when it begins selling the HTC 8XT next week. Sprint has also chosen to make the 8XT its first Windows Phone…

HTC One Android 4.2 update available in UK, makes great phone even better

Even though the HTC One has yet to prove it can carry HTC through a difficult time, the Android 4.1 phone is highly rated because it is a great device. Now it’s become even better thanks to an Android 4.2 upgrade. The HTC One is now making the jump to a newer form of Jelly Bean for devices in the…

Verizon HTC One now official, launching this summer

Verizon Wireless today has finally confirmed that it will offer the HTC One. Though Verizon was absent from the list of supported carriers when AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile all promised to deliver the HTC One on its launch date, Verizon held back on its announcement and chose to continue offering the similar but not quite the same DROID DNA. The…

HTC One pre-orders live for AT&T, Sprint, and unlocked developer version

AT&T began accepting pre-orders for the HTC One yesterday, and the phone is now available for early reservation on Sprint. Sprint’s vanity HTC One page states that the carrier will begin accepting HTC One pre-orders today. The phone costs $199.99 when purchased with a two-year agreement starting at least $79.99. HTC One fans who want to purchase the phone without…

AT&T now offering 720p and Android 4.1 for only $1 with HTC First price drop

The HTC First isn’t the most powerful device around, but it is a surprisingly good phone capable of meeting moderate expectations. The first Android smartphone to run Facebook Home layer of apps is now only $0.99 on AT&T, a surprising price drop so soon after release. AT&T originally charged $99 for the HTC First, so why chop off $98 less…