HTC's Black Friday deals start tomorrow

HTC’s Black Friday deals begin tomorrow, November 21st, at 12:00am EST and continue through November 29th at 12:00am EST. During that stretch of time, you can save $50 on company’s best flagship in years, the HTC U11. That comes with free JBL Reflect Aware C headphones, which normally cost $199.99. In addition, buyers of the U11 will also receive a free HTC Fetch, valued at $19.99. With this keychain style device, you press a button to activate your phone’s ringtone alerting you to the location of your handset as long as it’s within 50 feet of the Fetch.

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The "Muskie," HTC's original version of the Pixel 2 XL, surfaces on the AOSP

HTC was the manufacturer of the original Pixel and Pixel XL. When rumors first broke about a pair of sequels, it was assumed that HTC would once again be behind both phones. In fact, the original Pixel 2 XL sported a code name of  “Muskie.” In June, this model was dropped by Google, and replaced by a larger screened unit code named “Taimen.” There is some indication that HTC was behind the “Muskie.” The “Taimen” was produced by LG, and it would seem that the latter made a late (albeit successful) bid to replace HTC as manufacturer of the Pixel 2 XL.

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Bummer, the U11 Plus may not be present at HTC's November 2 event

Next week looked like an exciting week in smartphone land, as we would be eagerly awaiting on both the iPhone X release, and the November 2 event before it that HTC sent out invitations for. 

The iPhone launch we’ve known and prepped about for a while now, but the HTC event was no less thrilling as we know there is a new and exciting flagship on the horizon – the U11 Plus – which is supposed to usher HTC into the “bezel-less” era, and then pile a bunch of exciting new features on top. 
Sadly, the November 2 event seems …

HTC's bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs

At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker — until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.

And if what we’ve been hearing is true, this might come sooner than most people expect — invites seem to have been sent out for a November 2 launch event a couple of days ago. And from what we know, there will be at least …

Google to buy HTC's Pixel-making expertise, HTC retains the brand

Those rumors that Google is ready to buy HTC? Well, they turned out to hold water in the end, as HTC stock is now suspended in trading, “pending a major announcement” tomorrow. Perennial leakster Evan Blass says they have received word that Google will be getting HTC’s core mobile engineering assets, while the Taiwanese will be retaining their brand. What does that mean?

Well, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, will be getting the means to make phones itself, probably sold under the Pixel brand, since the upcoming Pixel 2, as well as its predecessor, are said to be made by HTC …

HTC's stand alone VR headset to be named Vive Focus?

Back in July, HTC introduced a new standalone version of its Vive VR headset at the ChinaJoy trade show. The headset doesn’t need to be connected to a computer, and is powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset that you will find powering today’s high-end Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Originally named the Vive Standalone, that might be too much of a mouthful to spit out when you’re ordering the device.

A couple of new trademark applications that HTC has filed might have outed the real name that the manufacturer plans on using for the VR headset. Last week, HTC requested …

Last chance to take advantage of HTC's Summer Sunset Sale

The dog days of August are upon us which can only mean one thing. HTC’s Summer Sunset Sale is coming to an end. Available for U.S. consumers only, the sale includes three free months of Amazon Music Unlimited with the purchase of an HTC U11 directly from HTC. The handset is available with 64GB of storage for Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T customers. The phone can also be purchased unlocked with 64GB or 128GB of storage.

The 64GB carrier branded and unlocked HTC U11 can be yours for $649. You can purchase it by paying $36.05 each month for 18 months. The HTC U11 features the Edge …

HTC's revenues are on the rise, and it's all thanks to the U11

So the verdict is in (and has been for more than a month now, but nevermind that): the HTC U11 is a pretty sweet phone. And, for a change, customers are now actually buying it, as HTC has just had its best month of the year so far in terms of revenue.

To put it simply, June has brought the Taiwanese phone maker an increase in revenue more than 50 percent compared with last month (which isn’t surprising at all, considering the last new phone from the company was announced all the way back in April). The total revenue for the month was $225.2 million, …

HTC's Fun in the Sun sale can save you up to $200 on the purchase of a new handset

HTC is offering savings of up to $200 on certain handsets with its Fun in the Sun sale. We can save you some time right off the bat by telling you that the new HTC U11 is not included, so if your interested in HTC’s best flagship in years, there is nothing to see here. But if you’re looking for a deal on models like the HTC 10, HTC U Ultra and the HTC Bolt, then read on. The oldest of the trio is the HTC 10, which was HTC’s 2016 flagship.

With the sale, you can save $200 or 29% on the HTC 10 and make 12 monthly payments of $41.58 each. The model comes unlocked and is compatible with AT&T …

HTC's upcoming flagship phone leaks in gorgeous red

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Is red color a new trend in smartphones? It definitely seems like it’s catching on; months after Apple launched a special edition (RED) iPhone, a new leak shows a red variant of HTC’s upcoming flagship, the HTC U.

The phone, which is slated for a May 16 launch, was so far only seen in blue. And the photo, coming from an official HTC teaser video, wasn’t the highest quality.

The new leaks, courtesy of (usually pretty reliable) Onleaks (the actual source seems to be 91mobiles), show the phone from all sides and in higher resolution. 

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