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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.
Year 2012 was important year for Windows Phone 8 devices, and especially for Nokia. HTC 8X, Samsung Ativ S and Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 flagship models, with almost similar specs, but very different looks. We are not going to concentrate in all of those, but to check how did Nokia Lumia 920 was appreciated in media in 2012.
Nokia announced that company’s Lumia 920 Windows Phone has won 12 media awards from appreciated tech sites. It’s already known that Lumia 920 is very popular smartphone, almost sold out around the world. It also could mean that Nokia can’t answer to high demand of Lumia 920, or simply Nokia can’t produce enough. Check out the full list of media awards Nokia Lumia 920 received last in 2012, after the break.
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.
Nokia Care US has posted a Tweet(after the break) to a customer about some trouble he was having with reset, etc. Microsoft is going to release Windows Phone 8 update called “Portico” to fix issues such as stability and reboot issues. SMS drafts and call rejection are also included in “Portico”.
It’s still unclear that will the update be universal and does it introduce stability fixes across WP8 devices as well, or is it just for Nokia Lumia smartphones. HTC 8X already got an update, but it was just Microsoft’s plan to test OTA system. The “Portico” update for Windows Phone 8 is believed to arrive in this month, but the date is still unknown.
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.