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HTC could be prepping a Galaxy Note competitor for Verizon

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The rumor mill has been in full swing these last few days as word of an HTC phone/tablet hybrid device could be in the works for this fall. The word around campfire is that it's a smartphone with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1794 x 1080 pixels.

HTC cancels ICS update for Desire HD, blames “poor device performance”

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HTC may be stepping on a few toes with this one, but Telus Canada has just released a document, that shows the Desire HD ICS update has been cancelled. The only reason that's given was that.

HTC planning to make a ‘unique’ tablet?

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HTC entered the tablet market with the beautiful HTC Flyer; however it wasn't a big hit, same thing happened with HTC JetStream. Now they want to make an entry again in the crowded Android tablet with a 'unique' tablet. HTC representative told PC advisor that a tablet will 'definitely' arrive, and HTC will make sure it has a unique selling point. Though they are still waiting for the day when something 'unique' will hit them.

HTC beats Apple in patent dispute for swipe to unlock in London court

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A High court in the U.K. has made it official: HTC's "swipe to unlock" feature does not, in fact, impede on any Apple patents. To add to the mix, the court said that the other three complaints lodged by Apple were invalid as well. These were the patents in question:

HTC: We Want To Keep Our Image Positive, So Don't Expect Any 'Cheap, Cheap' Phones From Us

htcHere's an interesting turn of events: just one week after announcing a new budget device, HTC CEO Peter Chou told the Wall Street Journal that the Taiwanese manufacturer will not cater to the low-end phone market. To be exact, he said that "[they] don't want to destroy [their] brand image," so they won't sell "cheap, cheap phones" just to boost shipments. Given the ambiguity of his statements, it's hard to say what his definition of low end actually is. Could he mean they won't ship anymore One V-type phones?

Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S III to suit, renews complaints with HTC

1Apple is at it again, folks. Time for some more lawsuit news, as Big Fruit has not only renewed their claims against HTC, but is now adding the Samsung Galaxy S III to their line of supposed evildoers.

The claim against HTC involves the "data tapping" hyperlink menu, and is asking for an emergency proceeding to ban the following devices at the border:

Sony And HTC Are Partnering To Bring PlayStation Certification To HTC Devices

htcBack in February, we heard that HTC might be getting PlayStation Certification on some of its phones. Today at E3, Sony announced that it will be opening up the PlayStation Mobile program, which was previously known as PlayStation Suite, to HTC. This means, among other things, that HTC phones that receive PS Certification will be able to play the host of classic PlayStation games available. Additionally, HTC devices will also have access to the third-party apps and games developed using the SDK.

Whatever You Do, Don't Use Your HTC One X As A Hammer Like This Guy Did

1Your smartphone can be a lot of things. One thing it should not ever be is a hammer. The guy in the video below disagrees with my opinion that the HTC One X is not, in fact, a hammer. As you can see, he has a serious nail problem and, as the saying goes, "When all you have is a nail, all your HTC One Xes look like hammers." Or something like that.

It's Time To Stop Complaining Because Your Smartphone Isn't "Revolutionary"

1The last few years have been really exciting. Heck, the whole last decade. The explosive proliferation of broadband brought about a whole new world of possibilities for mankind, and the mobile revolution, even moreso. From about 2007 to the present, we watched as Apple and Google, as well as a host of phone manufacturers, turned the world upside down by putting powerful, location-aware, internet-connected, touchscreen mini-computers in the hands of everyday consumers for a price that is relatively affordable.

HTC Releases One X Kernel Source Code – AT&T Variant Conspicuously Absent

htc one xKeeping up with its trend of timely code release, HTC dropped kernel source code for the HTC One X today, the same day the device became available through AT&T. The code release includes kernel source for the One X across a range of carriers and regions, including Optus, T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone, and more, though the list notably excludes AT&T.

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