HTC Unveils Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle, Not Yet Ready for US Market

The Desire 10 from HTC is now official, after what seems like weeks of teasing. There are two models of the Desire 10, just as we suspected, with launch set to take place outside of the US starting later this month. For fans of the Desire series, there is the Desire 10 Pro, as well as the Desire 10 Lifestyle. Each model is quite similar, differing in only a couple of ways.  (more…)

HTC Announcing New Desire Devices on September 20 at 12AM Pacific

HTC has a new device announcement coming, but before you get too excited, I can tell you right now that it’s not Nexus/Pixel or US “flagship” related. On September 20, the company will likely introduce new Desire 10 devices, the same they have been teasing on social media for quite a bit.

According to past rumors, we will be introduced to the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. While the September 20 date isn’t new, HTC has provided a time for us, as well as where we can watch a livestream.  (more…)

Report: Google’s 2016 Phones Dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL, Coming in October With Google Home and New Chromecast

Just two days ago, a report suggested that Google would abandon the Nexus branding for its upcoming 2016 phones and go with something else, though no one was sure at the time what the new brand would be. That thought lined up with a report from back in June out of the Telegraph that claimed Google would release its own branded phone later in 2016 and was discussing the move with carriers. This evening, additional support has been stacked behind this idea, only now we may have names to replace Nexus.  (more…)

HTC Announces the One A9s, a Phone You Won’t Buy

At IFA early this morning, HTC unveiled the One A9s. Initially reported to be a sequel to last year’s One A9, the One A9s appears to be anything but, featuring low to mid-range specs, while the One A9 was actually sorta nice.

What low to mid-range specs am I referring to? How about the 5-inch 720p LCD display? Or maybe the MediaTek processor? Even if you don’t mind those things, the 2,300mAh battery will surely keep you away, right? (more…)

HTC Teases Phone for September 20 Reveal, Something About Being Edgier

HTC has a new phone (or phones) to announce on September 20, according to a new teaser posted to Twitter. The short video clip is joined by a note about the phone “coming” and that we should all “#BeEdgier.”

The phone that is briefly revealed in the video looks a lot like the Desire 10 that has leaked a couple of times in recent weeks. For those not familiar with HTC’s Desire line, just know that it’ll be some sort of budget phone. There may be two of them, actually, Pro and Lifestyle versions. Either way, Desire phones tend to ship with low prices and non-flagship specs in the prepaid world or as carrier bottom shelfers.  (more…)

Report: This Year’s Nexus Phones Won’t be Nexus Phones

As the leaks have trickled out in recent months surrounding the rumored two Nexus phones for 2016, made by HTC, potential names have not been a part of the equation. Why? That’s a question we don’t have an answer to, but I think it’s safe to say that some of those rumors were considering the idea that these might not end up being Nexus phones, at least in name. According to a report out of Android Central, that’s exactly what we should expect to happen. In fact, their sources are under the impression that the HTC-made phones will arrive under a different brand name altogether.  (more…)

Report: HTC ‘One A9s’ (Yes, Seriously) to be Announced at IFA

According to VentureBeat, HTC will announce a new device at IFA this year, the One A9s. Why is this name so laughable? Well, it’s quite the story, actually. When HTC launched the One A9 last year, many people said it looked just like an iPhone. The resemblance to an iPhone 6 is eerie, and for HTC to come back a year later to simply add an “s” to the name is even more hysterical. Sure, there’s only so much you can do with the design of a phone (and we aren’t here to argue who copied who), but to add an “s,” the exact same thing Apple does, it’s just embarrassing.

Moving on, because who really cares about the name, VentureBeat reports that HTC will announce the device during the first day of IFA. As for what’s changing, not much has been said. However, a press render of the device has been leaked alongside the report, and wouldn’t you know it, HTC decided to make it look even more like an iPhone 6. You can’t make this up, folks.  (more…)