HTC RE Camera Gallery

At their Double Exposure event yesterday in NYC, HTC announced the Re Camera. This inhaler periscope-shaped device is actually a handheld camera device that will be able to record life events and interface with your mobile devices. It doesn’t turn off or have a viewfinder, but it does come with a button. The whole idea is that you are able to pay more attention to what you are recording and less to the device that is doing the recording. Tap the button to snap a picture or hold it down to record.  (more…)

HTC Desire Eye Hands-on

HTC made it official today with the announcement of the HTC Desire Eye. This device is packing a 5.2″ FHD display, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, and comes with Android 4.4.4 right out the box.

Of course, the defining feature of the Eye is its dual 13MP cameras. That’s right, both the front facing camera and back shooter are sporting the higher resolution. They’ve created what I overheard one rep say, “the ultimate selfie-taker.” I spent a good ten minutes playing with the camera, including the Split Capture feature, which is a part of the new EYE Experience for HTC’s cameras. The front facing 13MP camera is definitely heads above any other Android device that I’ve handled.

The Desire Eye is also rated IPX7 on the waterproof scale, features BoomSound speakers, 2,400mAh battery, and a microSD slot for cards up to 128GB in size.

Check out the quick hands-on gallery and video below!  (more…)

HTC’s New EYE Experience Comes to the One (M8), One (M7) and Others in the Coming Months

Outside of the Desire EYE and RE camera, HTC also announced a new camera experience for its range of HTC phones that will arrive over the coming months as a software update. It’s called the EYE Experience.

The Eye Experience includes face tracking of up to four people at a time, smartphone-based screen sharing, new Split Capture function, improved selfie experiences (of course), a really silly Crop-Me-In option, and something called Face Fusion, which merges your face with another to create supposedly funny photos.  (more…)

HTC Announces Desire Eye, Improves the Quality of Selfies With 13MP Front-facing Camera

HTC unveiled the Desire Eye this afternoon at the company’s Double Exposure event in New York City. HTC has differentiated the Desire Eye from the competition in an interesting way, as the undoubted highlight of the smartphone, which sports a water-resistant plastic body and removable battery, is the 13-megapixel front-facing camera with dual-LED flash.

The array, capable of capturing 1080p video and bordered by a dedicated microphone, is intended specifically to capture high-quality “selfies.” It is a first for a smartphone, HTC was eager to note.  (more…)

HTC “Double Exposure” Event Live Blog (With Live Video)!

HTC kicks off the first of two major press events this week in New York City with their “Double Exposure” gathering that goes down this afternoon at 1PM Pacific (4PM Eastern). The event, which our boy Dave is in attendance at, is likely to showcase a new model of the One (M8) that may feature a 13MP Duo Camera setup. Outside of that, HTC appears to be ready to enter the GoPro camera arena with a device called the REcamera. The REcamera already has a dedicated website, which gave us official images of the submarine-inspired shooter.

We aren’t expecting the HTC Nexus 9 to make an appearance, but you just never know. Rumors peg October 15 or 16 as the unveiling of that device, so it would be surprising if Google allows HTC to spoil the anticipation ahead of time. Maybe we’ll get a mention or a teaser…something.

So again, we have a man on the scene for the festivities afterwards, which we hope means hands-on time with new phones or this new camera.

HTC is live streaming the event (video below), so we can all watch along as things unfold. A live blog has been included as well, because we love sharing opinions in real-time.  (more…)

HTC Exec Says Nexus 9 is New “Commitment” to Tablet Market

According to Jack Tong, HTC’s president of North Asia, the Nexus 9 represents HTC’s “commitment” to returning to the tablet market after having abandoned it for three years. That’s significant because, well, the tablet hasn’t been officially acknowledged or mentioned by almost anyone outside of NVIDIA through legal documents. Focus Taiwan is reporting the news, suggesting that Tong announced the company’s plans for the tablet at a press briefing in New York.  (more…)

HTC Cancels Plan to Launch Wearable in 2014

Smartwatch rumors out of HTC can be postponed for the time being, as HTC USA’s president Jason Mackenzie has confirmed to re/code that the wearable device the company has in fact been working on is simply not ready for the public.

HTC’s Drew Bamford, who heads the company’s Creative Labs team working on wearables, spoke on the current smartwatch market, stating that current offerings from competitors are not up to snuff for consumers.  (more…)