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HTC One (M8) review: The flagship smartphone to beat

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.

April 11, 2014 by

Can HTC's anti-Apple shtick stick?

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.

November 9, 2011

Brightening outlook for built-in solar technology

One of the developments I'll be watching during 2011 is the extent to which solar technology can break out of its design mold -- that of dozens of bulky panels arrayed across a roof, parking lot or field -- and morph into other formats that are integrated directly into buildings.Here's just one leading indicator: this week, Soladigm of Milpitas, Calif.

December 16, 2010 by

Why I (now) hate Apple

In the past, I merely favored non-Apple platforms. With Apple's recent decision to sue HTC over patent violations, mere preference for other products has turned into an active dislike of a company with a clear flair for hardware design.

March 4, 2010 by

HTC magnet-on-a-stick tackles touchscreen writing

A new HTC patent application points to a novel way of combining capacitive touchscreens with stylus use — putting a magnetic head on the stylus.The system, described in US Patent Application 20090167727, attempts to tackle the same problem that RIM addressed with its hybrid resistive/capacitive touchscreen design — that a resistive screen with a stylus allows for handwriting and the selection of tiny icons, but a capacitive screen is faster and more sensitive and allows for multitouch.

August 14, 2009 by

Former Google product manager 'disappointed' by T-Mobile G1

Ulf Waschbusch, a former Google Mobile Product Manager and current MySpace mobile employee, says, in so many words, that the HTC-made, Google Android-powered T-Mobile G1 is far from an iPhone killer -- in fact, it's just downright disappointing:The reason many people see the G1 as ugly and old-fashioned is simply… because it IS! It’s a design unchanged for a while (it’s now available in Zune-brown along with white and black).

September 25, 2008 by

HTC announces Touch Dual with U.S. 3G support and WM 6.1

One of my absolute favorite Windows Mobile Professional devices was the HTC Touch Dual with the excellent TouchFLO interface, very compact form factor, and wonderful keypad design. The only thing that kept me from using it more was the lack of 3G support in the U.S. Today, HTC announced that the HTC Touch Dual will be coming to the U.S. this quarter with support for U.S. HSDPA (AT&T) wireless data networks. The HTC Touch Dual will be sold as a SIM-unlocked device through Best Buy. No pricing information is yet available. It will also include Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

April 1, 2008 by

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