The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with the matter, saying the Jimmy Iovine- and Dr. Dre-fronted company is aiming to buy out HTC’s 25-percent stake. Beats is reportedly in talks with a new investor that could offer debt financing and possibly snatch up a minority stake. Iovine and Dre currently own 75 percent of the company.
In the first full spot from HTC's new ad campaign, Robert Downey Jr. saunters through a series of bizarre initialism interpretations for the company's name. Detractors say it's too drastic a shift away from the HTC's old message of "Quietly Brilliant" and criticize it for choosing odd non sequiturs over talking about the actual phones. But people are talking about HTC and that's basically the point of the ad.
The first full clips will begin showing up on YouTube August 15 and in movie theaters and on TV shortly thereafter. The second phase of ads will focus on HTC’s hardware and software advances like BlinkFeed and BoomSound while the third phase will center on use-cases for the company’s portfolio.
Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. reported an 83 percent drop in second quarter profit Tuesday, hit by intensifying competition in the smartphone market. HTC's profit totaled 1.2 billion New Taiwan dollars ($40 million) on revenue of NT$70 billion in the three months through June...
Following months of rumors, HTC has officially added to its smartphone fleet with a compact version of its flagship HTC One. Dubbed the HTC One mini, the phone maintains many of the features found on the HTC One but shrinks some of the specs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.
Tektronix Communications, a full-service telecoms intelligence provider, announced the launch of its Corporate Account Management (CAM) software solution, aimed at helping corporate account managers gain insight into the performance of their accounts and the experience of individual corporate account subscribers.
It’s a segment that Nokia and Samsung know plenty about already and now HTC is getting in on the low-cost smartphone market. HTC Wednesday released the Desire 200, an Android touchscreen handset priced around $167, well below that of the company’s flagship HTC One, which sells for $600 or $200 on contract.
The high-level exodus continues for the flailing HTC as COO Matthew Costello has stepped down. Bloomberg reports that Fred Liu, president of engineering and operations, will have his duties expanded to cover the responsibilities of the departing Costello. This makes four senior executives who have left the company in the past two years.
HTC is tossing out its plans for a full-sized Windows RT tablet, citing weak demand for devices running the RT operating system and the overall cost of producing a large tablet. Bloomberg cited people familiar with the matter who indicated that HTC still plans to release a 7-inch Windows 8 tablet optimized for ARM chipsets later this year.
Google is adding the recently released HTC One to its lineup of smartphones running on an unmodified version of its latest Android software. An HTC One model relying on the same version of Android as Google's Nexus brand will go on sale on June 26 for $599...
When I got my first smartphone in 2010, I checked Facebook obsessively. But over time, the novelty wore off and opening Facebook's app to check photos, links and posts from friends turned into a chore. In a sense, I'm the ideal target for Facebook's new Home app...
Ready for the battle of the phones? This year's crop of high-end smartphones is starting to emerge, like bear cubs crawling out of their burrows, sniffing the spring air. First out is the HTC One, a handsome, powerful animal that should do well this year...
HTC today posted preliminary financials for the first quarter of 2013 that show the effects of delays in the launch of its flagship HTC One smartphone. The company today said unaudited net profit was $2.85 million for the...
HTC hasn’t been “loud enough” and it plans to turn up the volume on its marketing efforts, starting by retiring its “Quietly Brilliant” tagline. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, HTC CMO Benjamin Ho said the company’s new approach will be “bolder.”
HTC will replace its current PDF product help guides with an online product experience driven by MindTouch that rivals Apple's customer experience. The new MindTouch-driven site automatically knows who the visitor is (customer, customer service manager, partners) and optimizes relevant content for that person through MindTouch's HelpRank algorithm.
HTC today announced its unaudited consolidated revenue for February totaling $385 million, marking a 44 percent drop from the $685 million it posted in February 2012. Total consolidated revenue for January through February of this year totaled $908 million, a decrease from the $1.25 billion it posted in the same period last year.
As rumored, HTC today unveiled its new flagship smartphone, The One, at press events in New York and London. The phone was shown off along with an update to HTC’s Sense UI that turns the phone’s homepage into a live-updating series of panels called “Blink Feed” that will be fed by thousands of content providers like CBS, ESPN and more, according to Engadget’s live blog of the announcement.
Shares of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC were down almost 4 percent in early trading following a fourth-quarter earnings call Monday during which the company warned its margins would continue to fall in the coming year. Net profit came in at $34.4 million...
HTC posted a Q4 net profit of $34 million, down 91 percent from the $379 million it put up for the same quarter in 2011. According to Reuters, 18 analysts' average predicted a net profit of more than $50 million for the quarter. The Taiwanese handset giant's sales fell far behind the iPhone and its Android OEM archrival, Samsung.
Fully 18.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used Apple devices, according to ComScore's new three-month study, which covers the period from August through November 2012. Apple barely edged out LG, which took 17.5 percent in the same study. Motorola and HTC both saw small share declines, dipping to 10.4 and 5.9 percent, respectively.
Once you get your hands on the new HTC Droid DNA, Verizon’s new flagship Android phone, you’ll fall in love with this sleek beast’s flat-out gorgeous five-inch, 1080p display and the breathtaking 1.5 GHz quad-core processor it has rumbling under the hood. You’ll spend more time than you thought possible polishing the screen.
HTC saw steep declines in both sales and profits during the first quarter as it continues to lose market share to smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung.
HTC's warnings of a 26 percent drop in profits came true today when the Taiwan smartphone manufacturer posted fourth quarter results...