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HTC CEO Cher Wang Remains Stalwart In The Face Of Media Criticism

Recently Reuters published an article in which they predicted the demise of HTC in 2016, stating that loss-making brands such as HTC may have no choice but to call it game over as their $1.3 billion dwindles, also pointing out that analysts expect HTC’s market share for next year to stay at around 1%. She was adamant...

Old HTC Bravery: A Look at Financial Hurdles & Lost Inspiration

HTC now needs a winner more than ever -- that’s what an AnandTech review brilliantly summarized. Not in 2015, mind you, but in 2013 while reviewing the first successful phone of the HTC One line. And a winner they got. The M7 and the M8 reminded us of why the Taiwanese company used to dominate. So...

Chipset Aftermath: Real World UX, Strengths & Weaknesses

The one debate that we often find discussed on Android forums and websites at every new superphone release is “do benchmarks matter?” The response is usually something that implies that benchmarks don’t have a correlation with the resulting user-experience. Believing any of both extremist notions - that is, that benchmarks are an absolute indicator or...

Sunday Debate: Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on the M9 and S6. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     Two...

Let Them Stare at Your M9+ in Disbelief

I’ve been meaning to write an editorial on HTC designs for a while, and if I would have done so before the M9 came out and at the point where people expected the @evleaks renders to be the final look, the article would have ended up positively. But what prompted me to spill the e-ink...

M9: Is Throttling a Non-issue? Can’t We Trust Benchmarks?

When the first reports of the M9 overheating came to light, many forum users began a collective joke-round calling the phone a popcorn machine, a grill, and other unoriginal remarks that we’ve seen with every device that presents sign of overheating, from gaming consoles to graphics cards. In this sense, the internet is not very...

HTC: Phasing Out Or Phoenix?

It was announced recently that Cher Wang would replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC. Chou has now taken up a role in the Future Development Lab, as a drastic shift was almost inevitable considering HTC’s recent performance in both share price and market share. However this could be a case of too little, too...

Benchmark Results: S6 Obliterates M9, What Happened?

Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and...

HTC Utopia Coverage: One M9, Grip and Vibe VR

HTC's "Utopia" event took place today at Mobile World Congress 2015, and throughout the show we learned about some of the most interesting products we'll see in 2015. HTC's reputation as a design first company has been well-maintained, and their new repertoire of devices speaks volumes of the experiences they are crafting for us. The show began...

Design Woes: Can We Get What We Want?

There are many things to love about the mobile industry, and when it comes to Android, I think one of them is that there's something for just about everyone. The OEMs of today cover many different demographics for those that want this, or that. And things like a phone's design aren't excluded either - but...