HTC

  • HTC: Updated Advantage, Origami Shift, HTC P3470 w/ TomTom


    The HTC Advantage, enhanced for your pleasure Not much new out of HTC this show. They updated the Shift to run Vista with the Origami Experience 2.0 (I saw these guys live at Red Rocks back in 1983 – great show) and an updated Advantage. They also launched the P3470 with TomTom Navigator in Europe. Nothing too earth-shattering but God do they do nice hardware. Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow gets updated today

    Today, the T-mo Shadow is getting an update that unlocks a couple new features that include an audio postcard function, free music/ringtones from various movies and wallpaper downloads. The myFaves menu is also said to be enhanced with improved text entry. Said ringtones are from Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and School of Rock. You can get two full length tracks, ringtones and… Read More

  • HTC Magnum: Well played, Portugal. Well played.

    Remember that post about the HTC Magnum yesterday? The giant tablet phone thingy with a 30-hour battery? It’s fake. Can you believe it?! Portuguese jokesters over at Pocketpt.net had apparently mocked up the giant blob of technology as “a small prank to a regional community [that got] extrapolated to international sites as a ‘real’ piece of news.” Sorry to be… Read More

  • HTC's Magnum shows up on video, confounding one and all

    HTC is out to show us that Windows Mobile isn’t just for mobile phones with the new Magnum tablet. It’s not a smartphone, and not a regular tablet PC. No, the Magnum is a giant tablet thing, we’re not even sure what to call it yet. But it’s something with a touchscreen, and 80GB HD, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, boasting a 30-hour battery. This whole thing… Read More

  • HTC's upcoming interface might be named 'Manila'

      Are we looking at HTC’s next GUI? Could be! It might be called “Manila” too. Doesn’t it give you goose bumps? Oh really? It didn’t give me goose bumps either. I just said that because I figured there was something wrong with my feelings again. Here’s some more info from the::unwired, I have zero information if this screenshots are legit or just a… Read More

  • Samsung, Moto pull ahead of HTC in Windows Mobile market share

    This is the most confusing and segmented survey of the Windows Mobile market share I’ve ever read. Try and stay with me. In 2007, HTC was at the top of the heap with a market share of over 50 percent in the non-touchscreen, smartphone segment. Motorola is now numero uno with Samsung coming in second leaving HTC with less then 30 percent. Things aren’t all glum for HTC, though, as… Read More

  • HTC’s Touch Handset Family Reaches 2 Million Mark

    HTC’s Smart handset family of products, which is billed as a rival to Apple’s iPhone, sold 2 million units last year. The company sold nearly 12 million handsets overall last year, roughly a 12% increase over 2006 sales. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced last week that his company sold more than 4 million iPhones since its launch. The HTC Touch uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 software… Read More

  • CrunchLaw: HTC taken to task over disabled hardware?

    HTC makes your smartphone. OK, maybe not all of yours, but chances are if your phone is a smarty, it came from HTCs factory. They make handsets for Palm and Motorola as well as carrier-branded handsets like the AT&T Tilt or the T-Mobile Wing. It can probably be said that nobody has made more quality smartphones in North America than HTC, and all their new stuff is getting sexier and… Read More

  • HTC Touch coming to Verizon: People who liked the Sprint Touch had better switch carriers, shave their bodies, prepare for His coming

    Actually, I’m just joking. The Verizon Touch is a little slimmer than the Sprint version and it’s all white, but it’s really not the second coming of the great corn god Centeotl. It is, in fact, slim PDA with featuring a fairly cool UI trick bolted onto the a rat turd baked into a loaf of German black bread and then eaten inadvertently by a five year old boy who then throws up… Read More

  • T-Mobile keeps on giving

    No disrespect to the original, but BHIC does a damn good job here. Give it a minute before you hit the jump for the one and only. Looking to switch carriers? T-mobile near the top of the list? Well, the deal just got sweeter because they’re waiving the $35 activation fee for n00bs until the end of the year. So scoot on over to your local store or check out the site. The Curve, Sidekick… Read More

  • Taiwan scores big with handsets this year

    Mobile handset production in Taiwan is currently up 82 percent from last year and the first quarter of next year is forecast to see a 150 percent increase over the first quarter of 2007. This growth is thanks in large part to device manufacturer HTC’s popular handsets and a little upstart device called the "iPhone" (whatever that is). The value of devices shipped out of Taiwan… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sprint HTC Touch

    The Touch by HTC, which will be offered by Sprint on November 4, is hands down one of the best devices I’ve used in the past two years. That says a lot considering the number of devices that roll through the CrunchGear offices. But to each his own, I say. The Touch has been an integral part of my stay in the Bay Area and has saved me on more than one occasion. When I first saw the… Read More

  • Verizon's VX6800: A meta-write-up

    Another day, another hot Windows Mobile-based smartphone made by HTC. This is the sentence where we talk about the QWERTY keyboard. This is where we mention the touchscreen. This is where we talk about the 2-Megapixel camera, the Wi-Fi, and the EV-DO data connection. Now it’s a new paragraph, where we talk about how though the hardware’s neat, we bemoan using Widnows Mobile 6… Read More

  • HTC Touch Cruise groped on film

    The HTC Touch Cruise, which looks strikingly similar to the Android demo is now official. In Europe. As expected the TouchFLO UI is present in case you didn’t pick that up from the name. It runs WinMo 6, which is bearable with TouchFLO, has a built-in GPS, HSDPA, stereo Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. You’re not even reading this anyway since there’s a video. HTC Touch… Read More

  • gPhone Madness contest over on Monday


    Because of all the server futzing I’m extending the gPhone Madness contest until Monday at 12pm eastern. Feel free to vote, enter, and do whatever over the weekend but remember that it ends Monday. Read More

  • gPhone Madness: The creepiest entry to date


    The gPhone madness contest is still going strong. Remember to vote early and often for your favorite entrants and that we also count comments in the judging. Rich sends us his entry, a really freaking creepy idea involving social data mining and facial recognition. The Playa’s Bible web service is linked to Open Social for data mining, The guy takes a picture of a young lady in a local… Read More

  • Gphone madness: contest entries keep rolling in

    Here’s the deal: in order to celebrate the non-release of the gPhone, we’re asking you, our dear readers, to offer up some potential applications for the Android platform. They can be silly, smart, or stupid. Take this one, for example: Here’s an idea for an open source Gphone application that could make you a little cash: Turn your cell phone into a traffic camera. As you… Read More

  • HTC Omni = Google Dream (??)

    There hasn’t been too much information since last July about the HTC Omni, but rumors have definitely been circulating. The latest and greatest rumor flying around is the HTC Omni might be the Google OS Demo unit titled, “Dream.” Why the speculation? There are some glaring similarities between the two devices. According to Google, the “Dream” will feature a… Read More

  • Google Conference Call Liveblog

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf Click here to read our live coverage of the Google Mobile OS. More info: Today, T-Mobile is participating, alongside Google and others, in the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. IM questions to me during the conference call and I’ll try to ask them. Read More

  • CG ALERT: And we're off… Motorola, T-Mo, HTC, and Qualcomm gPhone conference call today

    I’ll just quote this verbatim and I’ll be live blogging the call in a mere 30 minutes. I may have to eat my hat. GOOGLE, T-MOBILE, HTC, QUALCOMM AND MOTOROLA TO DISCUSS NEW OPEN PLATFORM FOR MOBILE DEVICES Read More