Strictly speaking, there is still over a couple of weeks to go before Black Friday arrives, but HTC has decided to launch its special offers early. This is clearly an effort by the Taiwanese phone maker to get a jump on the competition, and in the process, further fuel the excitement of consumers who can not wait for Thanksgiving weekend to start.
HTC recently introduced a version of its One M9 smartphone that features a bigger display screen. Officially named the One M9+, this handset comes with a 5.2 inch display screen that has 2000 resolution, as well as a 20 megapixel Duo Camera, which is equipped with a secondary camera lens that helps in capturing images that are more detailed. The Duo Camera is a feature that is also found on the previous version of HTC's flagship device, the One M8.
Nothing much actually. But considering that the HTC One M8 smartphone was a pretty cool device already, that’s perfectly alright.
HTC recently debuted its latest flagship device, the HTC One M9, during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. And while Samsung decided to experiment with new things with the introduction of its flagship devices (the Galaxy S6 and its curvy variant the Galaxy S6 Edge), the Taiwanese phone maker has opted to stick with what has made its products a hit -- consistency in the quality of its flagship’s features.
Not content to just sit while its competitors are releasing their own wearable devices, HTC is also planning to launch its own offering in two months time. As reported by Bloomberg, the Taiwanese tech company is set to introduce its first smartwatch in March of this year.
Several times in the past few years, HTC has been rumored to be developing its own line of wearable devices. When Google announced Android Wear, HTC was even mentioned by name as one of its tech partners. But it appears HTC never really got a product released in the market.
The last few years have not been too kind to HTC, considered one of the spearheaders of early Android smartphones. But it appears that the Taiwanese phone maker is turning things around.
For the final quarter of the year 2014, the company is reporting its first quarterly revenue growth in three years. Indeed, HTC has registered fourth quarter sales amounting to $1.5 billion, a slight increase but an improvement nonetheless from the $1.34 billion sales reported in the fourth quarter of the previous year. As for the company's net profit, it managed $14.7 million for the quarter.
The HTC One (M8) for Windows was recently seen on T-Mobile's online store early this November. While it was good news for T-Mobile subscribers who are fans of the HTC device, many were hesitant to celebrate just yet because the handset was only listed as "Coming Soon". T-Mobile also had not provided any launch date.
The Eye Experience software suite was first introduced by HTC when it officially unveiled its Desire Eye device, also known as the selfie smartphone. The Taiwan-based mobile device manufacturer had promised that the Eye Experience will be made available to its One (M8) handsets through an Android 4.4.4 update. The company had held true to its word -- several HTC (M8) editions have already been updated as of this writing. As a matter of fact, T-Mobile's HTC One (M8) was updated with the Eye Experience last October 21st, while Verizon's HTC One (M8) was similarly updated the following day. Now, it is Sprint's turn. HTC executive Mo Versi has tweeted that the Sprint edition of the HTC One (M8) will be updated next. Like the others, the Eye Experience suite will come with an Android 4.4.4 update.
Taiwanese phone maker HTC first introduced the Eye Experience software suite when it unveiled the Desire Eye “selfie” smartphone. Now, users of T-Mobile's HTC One (M8) will be glad to know that the Eye Experience will also be brought to their devices via a new Android 4.4.4 update. The HTC One (M8) was released pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2 whose user interface was pretty much kept the same with the Android 4.4.4 update. However, the main difference is the newest version is the Eye Experience software features, which should excite users, especially the camera-centric ones. The whole software suite comes with features such as Face Tracking, Face Fusion, Split Capture, among many others. Face Tracking should prove useful during video conference calls. This nifty feature can detect up to four individual faces, and then display each separately in their own frames. So if multiple users were video chatting on Skype for instance, they would see individual frames for each face, not just one wide frame showing a bunch of faces.
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