HTC Desire 600 Launched In India For Rs.26,990

Back in May, HTC announced the mid-range Desire 600 smartphone. This device packs a 4.5 inch qHD display along with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Today, HTC officially launched this smartphone in India. The HTC Desire 600 is being shipped with the old Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. It is the company’s first mid-range handset to offer the latest Sense 5 UI along with HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound.

Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India, said,
“The HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM combines speed and easy multitasking with the truly innovative HTC BlinkFeed home screen. The result is an affordable mid-range phone that sets the standard for its class, keeping the busiest user up-to-date at a glance and offering them the power and range of features to switch between work and play.”

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HTC Desire 600 features a 4.5 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, HTC Sense 5 UI, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, up to 11 hrs of talk-time, up to 539 hrs of stand-by time and a 1860 mAh battery.

HTC Desire 600 comes with a price-tag of Rs.26,990 (approx. $460) in India. To get this handset, head over to this page.

Red HTC One Available For Purchase In The United Kingdom

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If you’re located in the UK and want an HTC One with a bit more color, you’re in luck. HTC has released a red variant of the device in the UK where retailer Phones4U is offering the smartphone on-contract on a wide-range of networks. Red joins the readily available black and silver colors that are available in the UK and other countries. As of now, we’re not sure if HTC will launch the red variant of the HTC One in the rest of Europe or even the rest of the world.

The red model of the HTC One is clearly based off of the black model. This is due to the fact that the device features black accents that blend well with the red side and back panels of the device.

The HTC One is HTC’s current flagship device. The phone features a huge 4.7″ S-LCD 3 display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. The smartphone is available in both 32GB and 64GB variants.

Source: Android and Me

HTC One 4.2.2 Update Coming By Mid-June

HTC One 4.2.2 Update To Drop Mid-June

Andrey Kormiltsev, the country manager at HTC Russia, has tweeted that the offical OTA rollout of Android 4.2.2 for HTC One users will begin in mid-June. This update has been requested by HTC One users for quite sometime as the release was made available by Google in early February of 2013. This update should bring Sense 5.0 tweaks to the device as well as some of the updates that Google implemented with Android 4.2.2. This includes updated notifications and the introduction of lock screen widgets.

If you’d rather not wait until mid-June to update your HTC One, a leaked ROM for Android 4.2.2 has been available to HTC One users for quite some time now. Installing this update will take a bit more time and skill than the official OTA update will, but it’s worth a shot if you know what you’re doing. The leaked update can be downloaded via the XDA-Developers website.

Source: Android Pit
Image Source: Kārlis Dambrāns

HTC Releases Strong May 2013 Revenue Statistics

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HTC has today released its revenue numbers for the month of May 2013. May has been a good month for HTC as it released better than expected numbers. As far as unaudited revenues go, we saw the bring in NT$29B, which is equal to roughly $969M USD. This is a 48% increase from April where we saw the company report unaudited revenues of NT$19.6B, or $655M USD.

The past few years haven’t been the best for HTC, a Taiwanese consumer electronics company.  During the company’s previous quarter, HTC reported just NT$42.8BB ($1.43B USD) in revenues. So the fact that they’ve already reported $1.624B USD in revenue this early in the current fiscal quarter shows that HTC is on the road to recovery. If sales continue to be strong throughout the month of June, we should see HTC meet or beat its projected revenues of NT$70B ($2.3B USD).

These improved revenues show that the newly released HTC One smartphone is helping the company’s sales drastically. This smartphone was released in March of 2013 and features an all-metal design. The phone sports a quick 1.7GHz quad-core Krait 300 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and is powered by Android 4.1.2. HTC has also released other new devices this year including the HTC First with Facebook Home.

Source: TalkAndroid

HTC One Google Edition Announced; Coming Next Month For $599

Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled the Google Edition of Galaxy S4 which was packed with the stock Android, instead of the ugly TouchWiz UI and its gimmicky features. Following the footsteps of Samsung, HTC went ahead and announced a similar variant of its extremely popular HTC One smartphone. You heard it right! The HTC One Google Edition will be shipped with the stock version of the most recent build of Android Operating System.

“A special edition of the new HTC One running stock Android will be exclusively available through the Google Play store in the United States starting on June 26th. This edition pairs the all-metal unibody design, low-light capabilities of the UltraPixel camera and dual front-facing stereo speakers of the new HTC One with the stock version of the latest Android software, Jelly Bean 4.2.2,” HTC said in a statement.

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There are no major changes in the specs of this device. It comes with the usual 4.7 inch full HD display, sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 4 megapixel/ultrapixel rear-facing camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI-out, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and 2300 mAh battery.

HTC One Google Edition will go on sale from June 26 via Play Store in the US. This handset comes with a price tag of $599, while the Galaxy S4 Google Edition will be available for $649. Which handset are you planning to buy? Let us know in the comments section below.

HTC Desire 600 Announced; Comes With 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor

HTC recently announced a new mid-range quad-core smartphone, the Desire 600. This handset packs a 4.5 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and more. The HTC Desire 600 is a dual-SIM smartphone and it runs on the old Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. It is also the company’s first mid-range handset to offer the latest Sense 5 UI along with HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound.

Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation, said,
“People rely on their smartphones every day to be their news channel, email inbox, social network and music player. The HTC Desire 600 dual sim combines speed and easy multitasking with the truly innovative HTC BlinkFeed home screen. The result is an affordable mid-range phone that sets the standard for its class, keeping the busiest user up-to-date at a glance and offering them the power and range of features to switch between work and play.”

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HTC Desire 600 features a 4.5 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, HTC Sense 5 UI, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, up to 11 hrs of talk-time, up to 539 hrs of stand-by time and a 1860 mAh battery.

This handset measures 134.8 x 67 x 9.3 mm and weighs 130 grams. HTC Desire 600 will be available with major mobile operators and retailers in Russia, Ukraine and MEA (Middle East and Africa) from next month. The price of this handset will be announced soon.

T-Mobile One S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out

T-Mobile One S owners, here is a news that is sure to brighten up your day. T-Mobile and HTC have finally gotten around to rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for your phone. While T-Mobile is yet to officially announce the roll-out, many T-Mobile One S owners have already got the OTA update on their phone.
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The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will bring with it Project Butter, Google Now, an enhanced notification bar, better voice recognition and speech-to-text support, and minor UI changes. HTC has also toned down the Sense UI a bit, enhanced the camera app, and removed some of the unneeded animations. The OTA update is a whopping 675MB in size and will is only downloaded when your One S is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

T-Mobile expects to complete the OTA update roll-out within the next two weeks. If you own a T-Mobile One S, you can try to manually pull the Jelly Bean update as well by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Updates and then pressing the Check for Updates option.

Via – T-Mobile

 

HTC One Software Update Greatly Improves Camera Performance; Brings Other Fixes As Well

HTC has started rolling out a new software update (v1.29) for its latest flagship – the One – that greatly improves the camera performance of the handset. The update is only available to the EU variant of the One, with the others variants slated to get the update over the next month or so.

The official change-log of the update is as follows -:

• Improvement to sound capture with Zoe
• Noise reduction in slow motion movie capture
• Improved color reproduction and dynamic range (reduced over-exposure in non-HDR images) in certain conditions
• Fix to display correct ISO in EXIF information when ISO settings are manually changed by the user
• Improved system performance and stability

However, there is more to this update than what the change-log suggests. The update brings about a massive improvement in the camera quality. How massive? See the image below from Android PIT for example -:

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The update also improves the overall system performance and stability, along with the audio recording capabilities of the One in Zoe mode. If you own an EU model of the One, then the update should hit your phone within a couple of weeks. If not, sit tight and hope that HTC rolls out the update to other variants of the One soon as well.

Via – SlashGear

HTC Desire L Launched In Taiwan

Earlier this month, HTC launched the Desire P smartphone in Taiwan, Now, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer has launched yet another mid-range smartphone in its home country. The HTC Desire L packs a 4.3 inch touchscreen display with 1 GHz dual-core processor. This handset is expected to be shipped with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. HTC Desire L is basically a larger version of the HTC Desire X smartphone.

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HTC Desire L features a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, HTC Sense 4.1 UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, F2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, Beats Audio and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB 2.0, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS with GLONASS and a 1800 mAh battery.

Apart from Taiwan, the HTC Desire L is expected to go on sale in other Asian countries including China. However, HTC might not launch this device in Europe and North America. The price and availability of the Desire L will be announced soon.

HTC One Released In India For Rs 42,900

Today, HTC announced that it will be bringing its latest and greatest flagship – the One – to India by the end of April for a MOP (Best Buy) price of Rs 42,900. The HTC One has a zero-gap aluminium unibody, with a 4.7-inch S-LCD3 1080p display in the front adored by BoomSound stereo speakers on its top and bottom.

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The One is a beast in every sense and packs in a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage to make up for the lack of a microSD card slot, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, GPS and even an IR blaster so that you can directly control all your remote appliances from your phone. The handset also includes a revolutionary new camera that aims to buck the Megapixel race. While the camera only has a 4.3MP resolution, it consists of a 5 element plastic lens with an f/2.0 aperture. All this combined with the new custom made camera sensor from HTC provides the One with stellar low-light performance and bigger pixels dubbed as “UltraPixel”.

On the software side, the One runs on Android 4.1.2 with the greatest and latest version of Sense UI (v5) on top of it. HTC has included some really nice features in the latest Sense UI including BlinkFeed for a new re-defined homescreen experience, and HTC Zoe for a new imaging experience.

HTC has also tied up with Reliance GSM to offer 1GB of free 3G data to all One customers for three months. The handset should retail for a couple of thousand lower when it hits the market, making it a very tempting deal.