Fitbit just announced that Jonah Becker is the new VP of industrial design, a week after he departed HTC. Fitbit is a leader in fitness tracking with three new compelling products.
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HTC One devices are easily distinguishable from other smartphones, which is a bit unique in our black slab world. Matthew spent another week with the One M9 and gives it an almost perfect 10.
Samsung and HTC each improved this generation of smartphone, but some design decisions may have customers choosing one over the other -- and it may not be the one you think.
HTC announced it is taking its design skills to the virtual world with the HTC Vive. In partnership with Valve, HTC will be launching a VR headset advertised as the most immersive ever.
HTC continues to expand beyond smartphones. Matthew spent a bit of time handling the new HTC Grip fitness band and likes what he see so far.
HTC's metal One series stands out from the crowd and with the new dual-tone finish HTC continues to improve the design.
The new Google Nexus 9 is made by HTC and the two official accessories have some cool HTC design elements, but at a rather high price.
It's been nearly a year since HTC revealed the One M8. HTC will be announcing its next great design at the start of MWC.
HTC's first new connected product lets you take photos and video without having a big screen planted between you and your subject.
The HTC One (M8) ticks most of our boxes: design, build and performance are all excellent, there's no app overload, and HTC Sense is improving with every iteration. Battery life could be better and some of the camera tools may seem unnecessary, but overall it's a winner.
HTC is showing off a couple of mid-range Android devices with their compelling design features. They also talked about a new initiative and a study as they attempt to reach beyond simple design initiatives.
HTC revealed the rumored large One Max device that stretches the HTC One Mini beyond the flagship HTC One. A removable back teases you with microSD, but the battery stays put.
T-Mobile USA is giving away the HTC Car Kit with an HTC One purchase, and after spending a couple weeks with it, I find it to be an essential accessory. It works well and is priced right, at just $60.
HTC is trying to change the discussion on cameras from megapixels to the full experience. They offer a new ultrapixel camera design with some slick software innovations that set the HTC One apart from everyone.
HTC is proving over and over that they can design gorgeous, desirable smartphones and fell hard in 2012 after a very successful 2011. Hopefully they can take their design leadership and translate that into sales in 2013.
HTC just announced the 5 inch Droid DNA and so far it is fabulous. HTC knows how to design a device and it may soon earn a place in my collection.
Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 OS is launching on a couple of HTC devices and the first one I tested is the HTC Windows Phone 8X. The design is awesome, Beats Audio rocks, and it is a very pocketable and boldly attractive device.
The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is an interesting device with some nice design elements for a high speed data network that isn't yet around. It is a nice EVO device, but with the Samsung Galaxy S III around the corner I am not sure that is enough any more.
The question is whether HTC can continue to work the design and carrier support angle vs. rivals. Keep in mind that Apple isn't the only concern for HTC.
The Taiwanese manufacturer is the latest to say which of its devices will get upgrades to Android 4.0, following similar announcements from Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG and Asus
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