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It's been nearly five years since Google released its very first Nexus device, and by now we all basically get what the Nexus name stands for. It's all about building devices to show off the bleeding-edge version of Android, to give us a better sense of Google's vision of our collective mobile fut...

November 3rd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Back in August, we mentioned that HTC would be sending a customized HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition handset our way to mark the start of the design collective's Wonderment exhibition. Well, your patience has finally been rewarded: We have one in a limited edition of 64 handsets ready to deliver to...

October 7th 2014 at 10:59am 0 Comments
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Google's Nexus line has long stood as the company's ideal vision of its widely adopted, open-source Android operating system. The devices, be they smartphones, tablets or even one-off media streamers, are built in conjunction with select hardware partners and represent an ideal marriage of tech sp...

September 27th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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When it's not producing flagship phones like the One (M8) or the Butterfly 2, HTC is flooding the rest of the market with several Desire models. These devices vary anywhere from mid-range (like the Desire 816, released in February) to low-end (the Desire 210), and everywhere in between. This week,...

September 4th 2014 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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Albums worth of photos and scattered receipts may serve as breadcrumbs when you're trying to revisit your travels, but they're far from an ideal solution. MapHook has an alternative, though, with its free Android and iOS app that lets you tag your stops on a map, add photos, video and notes about...

September 2nd 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Since Windows Phone's humble beginnings, Microsoft has been the underdog in the wireless industry. Four years later, nothing's changed -- except, perhaps, a few more percentage points of market share. Even then, it's got a long way to go before catching up to Android and iOS. Let's give the compan...

August 27th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The above picture isn't Photoshopped -- what you're seeing really is the HTC One M8 for Windows (Phone), and it's available today as a Verizon exclusive. Thanks to Microsoft's latest update, it's now possible for manufacturers to slap the third-place smartphone OS onto existing hardware (replacing...

August 19th 2014 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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HTC has its metallic-hewn, well-received One smartphone series. Oh, and its cheaper Desire collection, which has also hit a creative groove of late. But then there's the company's Butterfly phones: high-spec Android devices that rarely make it out of Asia. (We say rarely because one snuck into the...

August 19th 2014 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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HTC's days of acting like a wallflower at the school dance are over -- the company's ready to explore its social side. Its first attempt is to turn Zoe, one of its most creative software features, into a social network that not only lets you share photos and videos with your friends, but allows th...

August 14th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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HTC may have some problems behind closed doors, but outside, it's still widely regarded as one of the world's top phone makers. We already gave this year's One M8 flagship a rather jolly review, and now it's time to see if the same qualities are preserved in its mid-range counterpart, the Desire 8...

July 31st 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The original HTC One was one of my favorite smartphones from 2013, but it was easy to see why you'd pass it up in favor of an archrival like Samsung's Galaxy S4 -- it just didn't have the battery life, camera quality or expansion to keep up. Fast-forward to 2014 and it's a different story. Most of...

July 26th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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If you get offered a high-level position with HTC, run. At least, that's the reputation the Taiwan-based manufacturer has unfortunately built over the last two years. Since 2012, no fewer than 22 members of its senior management have left the company. Some took off for personal reasons; others fac...

July 17th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments