HTC announced it has signed Robinson Cano to a multi-year agreement, bringing the Seattle Mariners 2nd baseman onto the team as a US brand ambassador. No word on just how much HTC is paying Cano for this opportunity, but what does that matter?
Cano recently moved to Seattle (HTC America’s HQ is located in Seattle) from New York City, and has become a big part of the community in Washington state, creating the RC22 Foundation which serves underprivileged youth worldwide. (more…)
Like Google, Samsung, Motorola, and others before it, HTC long ago discovered the virtue in separating core apps from firmware. Following the decoupling of the Sense 6 lock screen and the Gallery app, the Taiwan-based company has begun to distribute HTC Weather through Google Play. (more…)
Yesterday morning, HTC kicked off the HTC Hot Deals weekly promotion with a bang, offering a brand new Nexus 9 for just $199. Of course, supplies for the promo were extremely limited and traffic was very high on the servers, which hindered people’s experiences when they attempted to buy one. And we all know what happens when things on the Internet don’t go as expected – infinite Twitter rage. (more…)
The RE Camera, HTC’s take on the GoPro, is set to debut this month at retail locations. The one thing you will need alongside the actual hardware itself, is the official companion app for your Android device, which just so happened to go live on Google Play this week. (more…)
Google just posted the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” factory image for the Nexus 9, if anyone is interested. While the image doesn’t do much for anyone who doesn’t own a Nexus 9, this still could be a sign of things to come. Maybe. Actually, it could be days or weeks before the other factory images arrive, but hey, we like to get excited. You know we will keep you updated.
The build is for “volantis,” which is one of the codenames for the Nexus 9. The build version is LRX21L. (more…)
If dealing with the crowds of Black Friday is not in your cards anymore, HTC is looking to help with your holiday shopping list. Starting today for the next nine weeks, HTC will host a new Hot Deal every Tuesday morning at 9am Pacific (12pm Eastern). These deals will be huge price drops on devices, discounted accessories, and who knows what else.
The first Hot Deal, undoubtedly to get your attention, is a brand new $199 Nexus 9 tablet. Supplies will be limited, so your best chance is to have all of your payment info ready right when the clock strikes. To keep even better track of the deal, you can follow HTC’s own twitter hashtag, “HTCHotDeals.” (more…)
The Nexus 9 is the newest device to receive iFixit’s teardown treatment, resulting in an answer to the age old question, “Can I fix this thing myself?” After peeling the back plate off, carefully removing the 6700mAh battery, dissecting all of its camera, speaker, and vibrator modules, iFixit claims that the Nexus 9 repairs will not exactly be user friendly. (more…)
An HTC-made tablet stopped by the FCC yesterday under ID NM80P82300, one we are assuming is the LTE-ready version of the Nexus 9. As you may have noticed, the LTE version of the Nexus 9 hasn’t gone up for sale yet, nor have we been given a release date. This could be the reason why. As Google learned with the Nexus Player, you can’t sell a product unless it has been given the green light from the FCC. (more…)