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June 19, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
HTC has unveiled a large smartphone, the Butterfly S , that features the most powerful battery the company has ever packed into a mobile device. The Butterfly S is an upgrade of the Verizon Wireless-exclusive Droid DNA and will come with many of the same news, photo-shooting and video-capture features as the HTC One, which launched in the U.S. a couple of months ago. But at 5 inches, the Butterfly S towers over the 4.7-inch One or the 4.8-inch iPhone.  It also has a faster processor than the One. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013 Among the hardware specifications: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600, 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, with a microSD expansion slot available.
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January 30, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
HTC sent out media invitations Tuesday to a press event set to take place on Feb. 19 where the company is widely expected to announce its next flagship phone. The event is scheduled for a 10 a.m. EDT and will take place in New York City. The invite says "Save the date" and features a generic photo of a person on a street. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 HTC is expected to announce an Android phone called the M7 at the event. The rumored phone is said to have a 4.7-inch screen and a powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
HTC's $300-million investment in Beats Electronics has, so far, resulted in Beats earbuds being packed with Android smartphones. But the partnership may soon take a major step forward as HTC and Beats are reportedly looking to develop a music service that may end up challenging the likes of Apple's iTunes and Spotify. According to a report from the news site  GigaOm , HTC and Beats will roll out a new line of smartphones and tablets with Beats audio features and possibly even a music streaming service that could be unveiled as early as the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, later this month.  Om Malik, GigaOm founder and reporter, wrote in the report that HTC is leaning on the connections of Beats co-founder and Chairman Jimmy Iovine's connections in the music industry to build a streaming service that "will be offered as a default music client on HTC phones and tablets.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Raphael has a straightforward query: Which is more powerful, the HTC One or the iPhone 5c? I wish I was geek enough to know the answer to that right out of the gate. But I had to bounce this one off one of the paper's crack tech writers. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions I also had to think about what's really important in the choosing of a smartphone. Is it raw power? The look and feel? Available apps? All of the above? For the answer to Raphael's question, check out today's Ask Laz video.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Hoping Hollywood star power will help sell smartphones, HTC has reportedly signed actor Robert Downey Jr. to a two-year, $12-million deal. The "Iron Man" and "Avengers" star will be at the forefront of the Taiwanese phone maker's fight against Samsung and Apple to remain relevant in the smartphone market, according to Bloomberg. PHOTOS: Tech giants' new headquarters In the last few years, Downey has attracted massive audiences to his films, including the "Sherlock Holmes" movies, and this week Disney announced Downey will appear in two more "Avengers" movies, meaning his star power should stay strong.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
An image of what's alleged to be HTC's next flagship phone has hit the Web, and the device in the picture looks a lot like Apple's iPhone 5. The computer-generated image, which was posted by UnwiredView.com , shows the back side of a tall and narrow phone. Most of the phone's back cover is black except right at the top and bottom, where it changes to white panels. The two-tone back cover resembles that of the iPhone 5's back. The latest Apple smartphone, which comes in black or white, also has one large back panel that's framed by top and bottom panels in a different shade of the phone's color.
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March 27, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The HTC One (M8) is now on sale, and soon, it will be joined by the Samsung Galaxy S5. Along with the iPhone 5s, consumers will soon have quite a few top devices to choose from. Here's how the three devices stack up. Screen Users who simply want the largest screen possible should go with the Galaxy S5. The Samsung device features a 5.1-inch, full 1080p HD screen. In second place is the HTC One (M8), which features a slightly smaller, 5-inch 1080p HD screen. The iPhone 5s is much smaller than its rivals, with just a 4-inch high-resolution Retina screen.
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October 12, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
Microsoft Corp., which has struggled for years to capture the attention and dollars of smart-phone users, debuted handsets Monday that will run on its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. AT&T Inc. will be the first to offer the phones, starting with the Samsung Focus, arriving in stores Nov. 8. HTC Corp. and LG Corp. will each release a model "a few weeks later," Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said at an event in New York to introduce the phones. Each of the three AT&T handsets will sell for $199.
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December 21, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. has persuaded federal authorities to ban U.S. sales of some Google-powered Android phones that unlawfully use iPhone-like features. But don't expect the more than 500 varieties of Android smartphones and tablets to disappear from shelves any time soon. The ruling Monday from the U.S. International Trade Commission was one of the more anticipated developments in Apple's global legal battle with major Android manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, Motorola Mobility and HTC Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2012 | By Alex Pham
Beats by Dre, the Santa Monica-based maker of high-end headphones founded by rap pioneer Dr. Dre and veteran music executive Jimmy Iovine, is expected to shortly announce a deal to acquire digital music service MOG, according to executives familiar with the transaction. The agreement, which is not yet finalized, calls for Beats to pay roughly $10 million for MOG, a Berkeley, Calif.-based streaming service with about 500,000 subscribers. A MOG spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment. A Beats spokesman declined to comment.
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