Samsung fined $340M for shady internet campaign against HTC

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The FTC in Taiwan has confirmed that South Korean mobile giant Samsung has been fined $340 million for organizing an internet campaign against HTC. The campaign clearly violated FTC laws by praising Samsung smartphones while giving negative reviews to HTC devices, mainly through internet ...

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HTC reportedly scales production and now looking to outsource

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After having recently posting its first quarterly loss, HTC is in the unenviable position of having to cut spending. With that comes shutting down at least one of their handset manufacturing lines and looking to outsource production. That is, at least, what Reuters and the Wall Street Journal ...

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Amazon offering Verizon HTC One for $79.99 to new, existing subscribers

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Amazon is offering the Verizon HTC One for $79.99 with two-year service agreements, a savings of almost 50% compared to the carrier. Indeed, you can pick this up as a new subscriber or an existing customer who is eligible for an upgrade. This, the silver HTC One, happens to be Amazon’s ...

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T-Mobile HTC One gets Android 4.3 update

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T-Mobile has started sending out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to the HTC One, according to the carrier. Skipping the 4.2 versions altogether, this update brings launch bar enhancements, advanced notifications, a widget lock screen option, quick settings, and more. Improvements in Android ...

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HTC has ‘disruptive’ tablet and smartwatch on the horizon

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HTC heads Peter Chou and Cher Wang, speaking in a joint interview with Financial Times, outlined some of the key components that will help make up the company’s roadmap. From the sounds of things, it’s new hardware and less Windows Phone. Moving beyond smartphones, HTC plans to get ...

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LG goes on offensive with new mobile ads

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LG has gone on the offensive against the likes of HTC, Samsung, and Apple with a series of new mobile ads. As spotted by Business Insider, the ads make light of different aspects of each competitor. Samsung is ribbed for (data) speeds, Apple is taken to task for its screen size, and HTC is ...

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HTC One Max pricing leaks for international and Chinese versions

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The unlocked international version of the HTC One Max is expected to cost RMB 5,088 ($833 US), according to a Chinese source. Further, a Chinese model will sell for RMB 5,488 ($899 US) and will be supported by China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile. Reportedly, the China Telecom model ...

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Verizon: HTC One Max due ‘this holiday season’

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Verizon has climbed aboard the HTC One Max train and announced that the 5.9-inch smartphone will arrive in time for the holidays. Pricing and exact availability are not known yet, however we would be surprised if the device arrived on the other side of Thanksgiving. As for cost, we’d look ...

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Amazon calls upon HTC for first foray into smartphones –report

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Amazon and HTC are fast at work on a family of smartphones, according to a recent Financial Times report. From the oft-cited “sources familiar with the project” comes word that there are alleged to be three devices in the pipeline. One of the models happens to be further along than ...

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Sprint: HTC One Max hits network ‘later this year’

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Sprint has become the first carrier (that we are aware of) to announce plans to support the new HTC One Max. A short and sweet post on the wireless provider’s blog tells us to look for the device “later this year”. Pricing has yet to be determined though we suspect it will ...

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5.9-inch HTC One Max announced with upcoming global availability

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Time to put another smartphone rumor out to pasture; the HTC One Max is now official and headed to various markets later this month (October). As expected, the device is a massive one with a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI, the HTC One ...

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HTC infographic spells impending announcement of HTC One Max

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HTC, in typical fashion, has taken to its blog to tease us with an upcoming release. This time around we’re looking at the HTC One Max. Well, HTC never implies that a new device is on the horizon but we cannot help but feel like the “Great Trios” infographic is all about a ...

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HTC One Max fingerprint sensor is not just for security?

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According to the latest HTC One Max leaks, the fingerprint scanner located on the back of the device may be used for more than just security purposes. The leak, which comes via HTCSource, indicates HTC plans to use your fingerprints to launch apps. The launching of an app would be tied to a ...

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Rumors spreading of Lenovo and HTC acquisition

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With rumors going around of HTC looking at dual-booting Android / Windows devices, the company is now spinning around the rumor mill for a different reason. According to the Korean publication eToday, the Taiwanese manufacturer may be in talks with Lenovo about an acquisition. According to the ...

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Android 4.3 pushed out to AT&T’s HTC One

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Effective yesterday, October 8, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has started rolling out for the AT&T version of the HTC One. In addition to the standard fare of Android updates, the file includes a number of HTC tweaks and enhancements. HTC One owners should see a notificationhowever you ...

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