High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. The company started as an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) that was building devices for others, but went on making HTC-branded smartphones based mostly on Microsoft’s Windows operating system (OS) for mobile. In 2009, it began to shift its core focus away from Windows mobile devices to Android-based ones. In 2010 the company went back to the Windows Phone eco-system.

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Apple’s Latest Hire Could Help Rejuvenate Their Beats Brand
Last year, there was an interesting rumor that suggested that Apple might kill off the Beats brand in favor of their own Apple-branded audio products. However, it was later suggested that maybe that would not be happening and that Apple and Beats audio products would exist side-by-side.

HTC Reportedly Planning To Launch New 5G Smartphones This Year
On the smartphone front, HTC has been kind of quiet. The company hasn’t fully exited the market yet, and it seems that won’t be happening anytime soon either. This is according to a new report from DigiTimes who claims that HTC is apparently planning to return to the smartphone market later this year with new 5G phones.

HTC U20 5G Mid-Range Smartphone Launched
In the past few years, HTC has been relatively quiet on the smartphone front. However, it seems that the company is ready to step back into the spotlight as they have since officially announced their first smartphone for 2020, which is also their first 5G smartphone. This comes in the form of the HTC U20.

HTC Will Announce A New Smartphone On June 20
In the early days of the smartphone, HTC was one of the major players around and it was always exciting to see what kind of new products the company had up their sleeves. However, in the recent years, the company has kind of taken a backseat on smartphone development, but it seems that they haven’t completely given up just yet.


AR/VR Controller Photo Discovered In iOS 14
It is no secret that Apple is interested in augmented reality technology. Apple’s latest iPad Pro actually comes with a built-in LiDAR scanner to help improve on the AR experience. We have also heard rumors that a similar feature could be arriving for 2020’s iPhones, and that Apple is working on an AR headset could be arriving in 2022.

HTC Just Hosted Is Vive Ecosystem Conference In Virtual Reality
As events around the world are starting to get cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, companies are starting to find alternative means of delivering news and updates to their customers. The vast majority of it will probably come in the form of an online event, but HTC might have taken the cake.

HTC Shows Off Its Project Proton VR Headset
HTC has been working on VR headsets for a while now, and more recently, the company has taken the wraps off a new conceptual VR headset that they are working on. Dubbed Project Proton, this is unlike any VR headset that we have seen in the market today, where it feels like it resembles goggles more than your typical VR headset.

New VIVE Studios Title Lets You Assemble A Tyrannosaurus Rex In Virtual Reality
We’ve all been to museums at some point in our lives, and usually all the main exhibits are off-limits to visitors, where we can see the exhibits from far, but we can’t really get too close or even touch them. It makes a lot of sense, but at the same time, we’re sure that the experience would be a lot better if we could get up close and personal.

HTC U19e Mid-Ranger Smartphone Officially Announced
On the smartphone front, HTC has been rather quiet, where it feels like the announcements from other companies such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi have largely overshadowed them. However, if you’re in the market for a new mid-range smartphone, HTC has you covered.

HTC Teases Smartphone Announcement For Next Week
HTC is no longer one of the big players in the smartphone industry these days, but that does not mean that the company has no plans to launch future devices. In a post made on the HTC Taiwan Facebook page, the company has shared a teaser image which seems to hint at a smartphone announcement set for the 11th of June, 2019, which is this coming Tuesday.

HTC Vive Pro Eye Is Now Available For Purchase In North America
Unlike augmented reality which blends the real world and digital world together, virtual reality (VR) completely immerses the user into the digital word. This means that our controls need to be a lot more intuitive for users to use because with a VR headset on, they won’t be able to see what’s in front of them.

How To Turn ON Flashlights on Android
Thanks to high-powered flash units being included in our smartphones these days, we essentially have a flashlight in our pocket ready to go at all times, and here’s how you can enable them ranging from brand to brand.

Windows MR Headset Support Coming To HTC Viveport
HTC continues to expand support for the Viveport VR store. The company has now confirmed that all Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be able to access the Viveport VR store starting next month. Not only that, they will also be able to access its Viveport Infinity subscription service. This will provide a boost in the content available for Microsoft’s headset platform.

HTC Exodus 1s Will Be A Cheaper Blockchain Phone
HTC has already confirmed that it’s going to release a second blockchain smartphone to follow the Exodus. The company has now revealed some additional information about this device. The Exodus 1s will be a cheaper version of its Exodus flagship blockchain smartphone which was launched last year.

HTC U11, U11+ And U12+ To Get Pie Update Starting This Month
There are several HTC smartphones out there that are compatible with Android 9.0 Pie and yet they haven’t received the update. The Taiwanese company has now provided some clarity on the matter and confirmed that the HTC U11, U11+, and the HTC U12+ will be receiving their much-awaited Android 9 Pie update starting this month.

HTC Confirms Second Blockchain Phone Is In Development
HTC may not make a lot of smartphones these days but the company did make its first blockchain smartphone, named Exodus, last year. The company has now revealed that it’s working on the successor to its first blockchain smartphone. It will presumably be released later this year.

Official Documents Suggests HTC’s 5G Smartphone Will Launch In H2 2019
With 5G being the talk of the town, it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that many Android handset makers would be launching 5G variants of their phones. In fact, dating back to 2018, it was reported that HTC could have such a device in the works. Unfortunately, save for the HTC 5G Hub launched at MWC 2019, the company has yet to make any of their plans official.

HTC Vive Focus Plus Will Go On Sale In April For $800
Back in February, HTC announced the HTC Vive Focus Plus virtual reality (VR) headset. For those who are wondering when the headset is expected to go on sale, you’ll be pleased to learn that HTC has announced that the Vive Focus Plus will be going on sale starting in April for $800.

HTC Could Be Considering Licensing Out Its Brand To Other Manufacturers
Let’s face it, as great as HTC’s phones once was, the company’s more recent endeavors haven’t really been met too favorably, especially in the light of Chinese companies who are aggressively releasing cheaper and more value for money handsets. So much so that HTC could be considering calling it quits.

Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2019Editor's Pick
With 5G and foldable phones entering the market in 2019, this year’s Mobile World Congress was full of excitement, but not all products are created equal, and some are more eye-catchy than others. Here’s what we think is worthy of your attention, in no particular order.