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There’s been a lot of talk and rumors about alleged upcoming HTC smartphone M7, but now there’s a video that shows us M7′s parts, and it’s the best evidence of the device so far. ETrade Supply allegedly acquired what it seems to be back cover of the M7 handset, and it looks like slightly smaller HTC droid Dna. Rumors are also touting that the devicehas 4.7-inch display, and similar back cover as is in One X, One X+ and DNA. If M7 has 4.7-inch 1080p display, it would be the most compact 1080p device, and that’s great news for those who don’t want 5-inch 1080p handset. We are most likely to see more of M7 rumor and leaks in the coming days as the MWC is nearing. It’s believed that HTC will unveil M7 at Mobile World Congress next month. Check out the video after the break.
HTC posted a photo to company’s Facebook page, and it now seems that it’s a photo of rumored M7 flagship Android smartphone. You can’t see much from the image, but it’s believed that M7 has 4.7-inch display with 468PPI. It’s also believed that M7 has 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB of RAM 32GB of internal storage, and LTE and HSPA+ radios. The M7 also has 13MP camera on the back. There’s no official launch date set yet, but it’s believed that HTC will unveil the M7 flagship Android smartphone in Mobile World Congress on February.
Accroding to report from Bloomberg, Taiwanese company HTC, made just $34 million in net income in quarter 4 2012. quarter 4 2012′s net income is the lowest income company made since the 2004. Company’s finances were actually slightly better than analysts expected, but $99 million drop from the Q3, and $322 million drop from year-over-year is not very pretty to watch. Even Taiwanese company released multiple flagship models(DROID DNA and Windows Phone 8X) they couldn’t make the best out of it. Need to remember too that these releases were in the middle of the quarter and so didn’t fully impact to the final result. HTC’s CEO Peter Chou though believes that “the worst for HTC has probably passed,” adding that the company will increase marketing budget considerably in effort to compete with Samsung.
HTC has decided to give a great holiday gift to it’s One S users. HTC followed Motorola’s footsteps and started to push out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update and Sense 4+ to it’s international One S devices. The update size around 612MB(that’s huge update) and it brings the software to version 3.16.401.8. Check out key features after the break.
HTC is introducing 7-inch and 12-inch Windows RT tablets in 2013, according to report from Bloomberg. The 7-inch and 12-inch tablets are based on Qualcomm chips with Windows RT. If you remember earlier reports that HTC is excluded from the Windows tablet world. If this new report will become reality, we can wait HTC Windows RT tablets in Q3 2013, although there’s no information about the pricing.
More interesting this makes is that, 7-inch tablet is said to be able of making phone calls, similar as Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7. HTC’s entry to the Windows tablet world is based on Microsoft’s desire for more manufacturers and greater diversity in the tablet lineup.
A recent Xbox Live Rewards survey may have just revealed HTC Titan III, company’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The device was listed among other smartphones in survey, that asked to give rating of 1-5 to each smartphone. Those smartphones were Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, DROID Maxx HD, Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Titan III.
The HTC Titan III might just be the long rumored HTC “Zenith”. First detailed in June rumored HTC Zenith smartphone is packed with 4.7-inch display, a quad-core CPU, NFC and 8MP camera. It’s still unclear when the new flagship smartphone is going to be launched, but it was first rumored to launch in Q4 2012, just one year after HTC Titan II. So i think we can wait Q1 2013 launch for the flagship device.
Wondering of buying HTC’s lower priced Windows Phone 8S? Well there’s some bad news. While everybody is still waiting pricing and availability around the globe, HTC announced that they won’t bring Windows Phone 8S to US. Company didn’t tell specific reason why they won’t make it available in US, but it’s believed that company wants to concentrate to it’s high-end Windows Phone 8X.
Here is HTC’s statement:
“The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is our signature Windows Phone available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.”
HTC has started to roll out Jelly Bean update for One X smartphone in additional countries. The device which now started to get update is international version, with HSPA+ speeds and Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. According to multiple sources in Twitter and XDA, One X devices with the CID of HTC_044 have started to receive the update this morning. South America and Eastern Europe are the regions, amongst other locales.
Jelly Bean update for One X includes HTC’s Sense 4+. A minor update for it’s previous Sense version, Sense 4+ adds revamped gallery, HTC Watch Applications and new camera capabilities.
HTC One X users will first get smaller OTA update, which will prepare your device and is followed by a larger 350MB OTA update, which includes the Jelly Bean update.