It’s been a long time coming, but the HTC Rezound, the device once known as the Vigor, has been announced. This high-end Android smartphone is destined for Verizon’s 4G LTE network on November 14th, and will sell for $299.99 on a two year contract. This phone will be the first to bring several features stateside, which makes the high price seem almost reasonable.
HTC's third quarter financial report proves the smartphone maker has game -- mobile game -- and everyone wants to play. The company said it sold 13.2 million smartphone devices in the third quarter of 2011, almost double (93 percent) the number it sold in the same quarter one year prior. That's also a 9 percent jump from the second quarter of 2011.
HTC confirmed claims that a major security vulnerability exists in its Sense platform that gives way too much leeway to any third party application requesting Internet access. Android Police blew the whistle on the security flaw, pointing out that malicious applications could access private data, including SMS messages, GPS data, email addresses, IP address, and other information they're not authorized to view.
Those of you rocking an Evo 3D, Evo 4G, Thunderbolt, or any number of affected HTC Android devices may have a serious security issue on your hands. A website is claiming recent updates to some HTC handsets grant apps an enormous amount of freedom to collect personal information, and to do so in such a way that your data can easily fall into the wrong hands.
The Microsoft patent juggernaut keeps on rolling. As you all know, Microsoft has managed to force yet another bright star in the Android firmament to sign a patent licensing deal with it. Redmond’s patent deal with Samsung, which requires that the latter pay royalties to MS for every Android device it sells, hasn’t gone down too well with archrival Google. The search engine giant on Wednesday called the Windows developer on the carpet for its tactics.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could snap a picture or save a file on your Android phone and have it immediately available on your home PC, no tedious wires or emails necessary? Other phones already have the ability: Windows 7 Phones have Skydrive baked in and iPhone users have the iCloud, so where’s the Android love? Turns out, it’s at HTC, who recently entered into a partnership with Dropbox to offer 5GB of cloud storage to new Sense 3.5 phone owners for the low, low price of $0.
HTC and Verizon have announced a somewhat unique device today. The long-rumored HTC Rhyme has been announced and Big Red is looking to get the ladies interested in this device. The Rhyme has mid-level hardware, a few included accessories, and a glowing charm. Oh, and it’s purple. Yep, HTC and Verizon have the female demographic totally figured out, right?
HTC acting president Martin Fichter made some comments that are like to strike a chord with many Maximum PC readers and PC purists who detest iOS. In a nutshell, he categorized Apple's iPhone as a smartphone for parents who aren't concerned about appearing cool or hip, and that they're no longer the status symbol they once used to be.
Ever since HP shocked the world by basically saying they were discontinuing or selling off many of their core businesses, most of the rumors have swirled around the PC division. Will it be spun off? Who would buy it? (Not Samsung.) Aside from the hysteria-inducing TouchPad fire sale, the fate of the webOS team has largely been ignored. Now, a potential buyer has emerged from the shadows: cellphone manufacturer HTC.
It’s another wild twist in the ongoing legal dispute between HTC and Apple. Taiwanese handset maker HTC has just filed suit against Apple for patent infringement. HTC’s ammunition comes in the form of nine patents obtained from Google on September 1st.