HTC UK has unveiled a limited edition 18ct gold version of its award-winning HTC One smartphone to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the MOBO Awards.
Five of the smartphone have been made. One of the HTC Ones will be presented to the winner of the Best Newcomer category sponsored by HTC. This year’s ceremony will take place in Glasgow on October 19th
Microsoft has reached out to HTC to see if the company would be interested in adding Windows as a second OS to its Android handsets, a new report by Bloomberg claims. It isn’t clear exactly how the two operating systems would share the handset, in terms of allowing dual-booting or making a user choose a default at device setup, but it’s a sign Redmond may be thinking about pulling out all the stops to get people using its mobile OS.
These talks are in very early stages, according to Bloomberg’s sources, and there’s a possibility that Microsoft may even reduce or eliminate its licensing fee for Windows Phone to make it more attractive to HTC. HTC seems to be a target because it’s a former partner that has already built both Windows and Android hardware (though it doesn’t seem to be too keen on delivering more on the Windows Phone side). Microsoft’s head of Operating Systems Terry Myerson is said to be heading to Taiwan to discuss the arrangement in further detail with HTC, says Bloomberg.
5-inch, quad-core device sports HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, powered by HTC’s longest lasting battery to date
Taipei, June 19, 2013 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the HTC Butterfly S. This stylish, supercharged 5-inch device is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and features HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, first introduced with the award-winning HTC One. The new device also offers HTC’s latest Sense 5 experience and Android Jelly Bean, with a stamina battery that packs 3,200 mAh of raw power, guaranteeing peak performance for longer.
"We’ve upgraded the popular HTC Butterfly to reflect the new standards set by the HTC One for smartphone performance." said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC Butterfly changed the way people looked at a smartphone thanks to the world’s first full HD 1080p, 5-inch screen and that complete viewing experience has been taken to the next level with HTC BlinkFeed. HTC BoomSound and HTC Zoe integration also make the experience of the HTC Butterfly S unlike that of any other 5-inch device."
HTC BlinkFeed: Stop digging for information with live home screen updates from your favourite sources HTC’s acclaimed BlinkFeed makes perfect use of the breath-taking 5-inch, full HD Super LCD 3 display of the HTC Butterfly S. Transforming the home screen into a customisable, vibrant stream of live information, BlinkFeed delivers the freshest content
from social updates, news and articles at a glance.
With local and global content drawn from more than 2,000 media sources, BlinkFeed pulls more than 10,000 articles from some of the world’s leading media companies including AOL, ESPN, MTV, The Financial Times and Reuters to give you the most interesting and important stories of the moment, wherever you may be.
HTC BoomSound: sharper, richer, bigger soundHTC BoomSound’s dual front-facing stereo speakers and two dedicated amplifiers deliver sound quality and power like no other. Listen to music, play games and watch videos with less distortion and more clarity. Beats Audio™ integration completes the unrivalled audio experience for you and your friends’ ultimate listening pleasure.
HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe and Video Highlights: reimagining mobile photography HTC’s revolutionary camera experience delivers high-quality, instantly-sharable images
wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. The HTC Butterfly S’ stunning UltraPixel Camera captures 300 per cent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors,
ensuring fantastic images even in low light. With its advanced editing capabilities and functionality of HTC Zoe, you’ll always be able to create the perfect picture wherever you
are. Further enhancing the imaging experience is the phone’s 2.1 MegaPixel Ultra-wideangle front-facing camera, which makes room for you and your friends to create more
natural self-portraits with incredible detail.
Bring all of your spectacular photography to life and share it easily with Video Highlights, a part of the HTC Butterfly S’ living, breathing gallery. Automatically creating 30-second shows accompanied by a soundtrack of your choosing, Video Highlights requires no professional editing software but produces visually stunning, instantly sharable online videos.
Stamina battery: Stay at full speed for longer The HTC Butterfly S is powered by the highest-capacity battery ever seen in a HTC smartphone. 3,200 mAh of raw power means that you can now take photos, watch videos and listen to music without worrying about battery life, giving your mobile life a turbo boost exactly where it needs it the most.
HTC One – Aluminium and plastic body, 9.3mm thick, 143g
If you were to play a game of mobile phone top trumps, you could easily conclude that the Samsung Galaxy S4 wins in a battle of bods. It’s slimmer and lighter than the HTC One.
However, in-hand the reality is quite different. The HTC One doesn’t feel particularly heavily – mostly because it isn’t – and the curvy ergonomics of the phone’s rear stop it from feeling remotely chunky. We’re starting to think that Samsung cares a lot more about hardware specs than actual people do.