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HTC Says It’s Shipping Out Pre-Orders For The HTC 10 Now

HTC Says It's Shipping Out Pre-Orders For The HTC 10 Now

The HTC 10 has a lot of smartphone fanatics excited, HTC enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Those who pre-ordered the high-end device won’t have to wait too much longer, at least not in the United States. That’s according to the official HTC USA Twitter account, which, well, aught to know:

We’ve got good news: if you pre-ordered an #HTC101, they’ve now started shipping.

We’re fulfilling orders as they were received.

HTC USA (@HTCUSA) May 4, 20162

Presumably that’s specifically for orders made on HTC’s own online store, which at the moment is only selling pre-orders for unlocked (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile bands) and Verizon models of the HTC 10. Both options come in black or silver, with the only capacity set at 32GB for the $699 model. If you’ve made a pre-order before now, check your HTC account page – it might have shipping information available already. The HTC 10 is also in pre-order status from Verizon3, which is selling it a bit lower at $648 with installment options. Sprint will release the phone on May 13th for $624, and T-Mobile has only committed to a vague “May” release.

AT&T won’t sell the phone at all, so customers’ only option is the unlocked model.

For an in-depth look at the latest HTC flagship, check out the Android Police review4 and Five Things I Love About The HTC 105.

References

  1. ^ #HTC10 (twitter.com)
  2. ^ May 4, 2016 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ in pre-order status from Verizon (www.androidpolice.com)
  4. ^ the Android Police review (www.androidpolice.com)
  5. ^ Five Things I Love About The HTC 10 (www.androidpolice.com)

Passersby nab two mobile phone thieves

Two men were nabbed by the public as they attempted to snatch a woman s chain at Bethel Nagar, Injambakkam on Wednesday. Jayarajan (22) and Siva (25) tried to snatch Ragini s (42) three-sovereign gold chain while on their motorcycle. Passersby caught the duo and handed them over to the police. Earlier in the day, the same duo had snatched mobile phones from two people in Neelankarai and Adyar, and both were under the influence of alcohol when they committed the crime, the police said.

In the past, they had been charged with mobile phone thefts. We are currently investigating to get more details on them, said an officer from the Neelankarai police station.


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HTC Blames Microsoft for Not Updating Their Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has decided not to update some Windows Phone devices to Windows 10 Mobile, and one particular unexpected model included in this list is HTC s M8 for Windows.

After several confusing tweets coming from HTC s Twitter account, which first said that the M8 would actually get Windows 10 Mobile1 but then changed its mind and said that Microsoft was right and no upgrade would be released2, the phone manufacturer ended up blaming the software giant for not providing the new operating system for its own devices. In the latest tweet, HTC s Twitter account said that it wasn t their choice not to update the M8 to Windows 10 Mobile, suggesting that the device is indeed perfectly capable of running the new operating system.

Microsoft decided not to include HTC One M8 to receive the Windows 10 update, HTC tweeted, adding that this is happening due to hardware requirements of the Windows 10, HTC One M8 Windows won’t receive the Windows 10 update.

Microsoft tightlipped in the HTC saga

No details have been provided on how exactly the M8 for Windows does not meet hardware requirements because, at least on paper, the device seems to have what it takes to run Windows 10 Mobile quite smoothly. The HTC M8 for Windows comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.3 GHz and features an Adreno 330 GPU, as well as 32 GB of storage space, 2 GB of RAM, and microSD card support for additional storage.

Microsoft hasn t yet replied to HTC s claims, but it s very clear that the software giant wants to get over this as soon as possible because the decision to leave behind some models only led to more criticism from the Windows community.

For the moment, there s no sign that Redmond could change its mind in the future and include other models in the Windows 10 Mobile rollout, but there s no doubt that some users still hope to see this happening.

@Crowevil666 Microsoft decided not to include HTC One M8 to receive the Windows 10 update.

HTCHelp (@HTCHelp) March 27, 201634

References

  1. ^ the M8 would actually get Windows 10 Mobile (news.softpedia.com)
  2. ^ no upgrade would be released (news.softpedia.com)
  3. ^ @Crowevil666 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ March 27, 2016 (twitter.com)

Defence Forces dismiss claims officer acted inappropriately by speaking on mobile phone during 1916 wreath laying

Published 27/03/2016 | 18:40

Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying The solider pictured speaking on the phone was carrying out official business Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel The 1916 Centenery Parade passing by the Garden of Remembrance. Pictures issued by the Defence Forces Pic taken from Cassidy’s Hotel The flyover on O’Connell Street for 1916 Centenery parade Picture issued by the Defence Forces Photos taken from Cassidy’s Hotel Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street A mural in Dublin’s city centre marking centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising as celebrations get underway nationwide. Brian Lawless/PA Wire Ms. Moira Schlindwein (nee Reid) whose father fought in 1916 in the GPO, pictured awaiting the parade at the GPO, O Connell Street. Photo: Maxwells

THE DEFENCE Forces have dismissed claims that one of their officers acted inappropriately during today s 1916 commemorations.

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A soldier was filmed talking on his mobile phone as President Michael D Higgins was preparing to lay a commemorative wreath outside the GPO.

Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying

The moment was captured by one eagle-eyed RTE viewer who screen grabbed the shot and shared it online. The image soon garnered much attention; while most people found it mildly amusing, others said the soldier had acted in a disrespectful manner. However, a spokesperson for the military said their officer was doing his job.

The officer was in a media cordon and surrounded by members of the press and photographers at the time the picture was taken.

A spokesperson said he was handling a query from a journalist when the picture was taken. He also dismissed the idea that his actions were out of line. The officer in the picture is a member of the Defence Forces Press Office and was taking a call from the media at the time as part of his duties, a spokesperson said.

He is positioned in the Media position in front of the GPO and was tasked with providing the media with information about our participation in the events.

Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying Defence Forces Dismiss Claims Officer Acted Inappropriately By Speaking On Mobile Phone During 1916 Wreath Laying Aerial shot of the 1916 Centenery Parade from Westmoreland Street onto O’Connell Bridge Picture issued by the Defence Forces Images taken from roof of the Blood Bank on D’Olier Street

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Everything We Think We Know About the HTC 10

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10

HTC has seen better days. Ever since launching the much-loved One M7 in 2013, the Taiwanese company’s been unable to create a phone with equal charm. The One M81 and M9 leaned too heavily on past successes, and HTC’s own version of Android, HTC Sense, still lags behind. Defeated but not destroyed, it looks like the company will return with the HTC 10, a smartphone with a different name and hopefully a different fate. This is everything we know about the HTC 10.


What is it called?

Naming the One series has been a shit show for years because, well, the name of the products always turned into an alphabet soup of letters and numbers. First was the HTC One (M7), which is already kind of mess when you look at it, then the name continued with the One (M8). Last year, HTC officially dropped the parenthetical with the One M9. This year, according to credible leaker @evleaks, HTC is getting rid of the One and M moniker altogether.

After some elementary subtraction, we’re obviously left with just “HTC 10.” The phone’s official teaser tagline is “the power of ten,” so at least we know the number is hanging around.


Design

This should come at no surprise: The HTC 10 will be metal. At this point, the brushed aluminum is basically HTC’s signature move. Thanks to render leaks from @evleaks2 and @upleaks backed up by additional IRL images from @onleaks3 and image leaks from Italy4, we’re fairly certain this is what the HTC 10 will look like:

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10Originally posted by @evleaks Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10Here are the rumored four colors for the HTC 10, via @upleaks Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10Via @onleaks Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10The best picture of the (gold) HTC 10 currently on the internet.

The phone doesn’t stray far from last year’s M9 and also includes a few ideas from HTC’s iPhone-looking One A95 . The biggest change is the decision to ditch front-facing speakers, a design hallmark of the One series. Instead, the speaker grill has been moved to the bottom edge, much like the iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7, and the aforementioned HTC A9. The extra space left by the speakers lets HTC fit its round fingerprint sensor on the bottom.

Flanked by two backlit capacitive buttons, the 10 also channels its inner Samsung Galaxy. Aside from fitting in new hardware, HTC angles the edges all the way around the device to give the 10 a distinct look compared to the M9 or even the iPhone 6s. It actually looks like a more exaggerated version on the ceramic OnePlus X.

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10Similar edged design on the OnePlus X though .

One of my biggest annoyances with the M9’s design last year was a small hardware lip that made holding the M9 a complete nightmare. It looks like this:

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10Boo!

It’s hard to tell but it looks like HTC’s going to at least fix that little design glitch. The fact that all of these leaks and surprisingly decent-resolution photos look like official renders (and also come from reliable sources), make us willing to believe that the new phone will look something like this.

HTC’s own teaser for the upcoming HTC 10, which it released right after Mobile World Congress in February, features those same chamfered edges. So yeah-this is it, folks.

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10

Here’s the official teaser trailer that doesn’t really tell us much of anything:

Essentially, the 10 will look like an amalgamation of old and new HTC. It keeps the aluminum, jewelry-grade feel and rounded backplate of the previous One series phones. But the front of the phone, along with the bottom bezel and capacitive keys, is everything that’s borrowed.


Hardware

As can be expected, the HTC 10 is rumored to keep in step with LG and Samsung on almost every count. @Onleaks6, a credible source for leaked information, said the HTC 10 would have these specifications:

  • 5.15-inch AMOLED QHD display (slightly bigger than the M9)
  • Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 12-megapixel camera.

In addition to relatively standard hardware, HTC will keep its “UltraPixel” camera (basically bigger pixels for better lowlight) for the selfie camera on the front. The HTC 10 will need to seriously bring its A-game if it wants to keep up with the stellar cameras on both the LG G5 and the Galaxy S7-so we’re excited to see how the new camera performs. HTC’s supposedly excited, too. It says its two cameras-front and back-are “world class.” Hopefully that’s more than just bullshit PR speak.

HTC is also reportedly including a high-audio DAC (the same one included in the A9) called “BoomSound Headphone.” But honestly, the name doesn’t mean much anymore.7 This will also be the first time HTC uses a Quad HD display (first used on the M9+) in one of its flagship phones.

Other than that, a few other small (but less certain) rumors say that waterproofing and wireless charging will be on the HTC 10, but that could also be blatant guessing since they’re two missing features HTC has never adopted. The most interesting specification in the rumored hardware is the 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S7 also comes with 4GB, but it runs with a considerable amount of carrier and manufacturer bloat along with a highly tailored version of Android called TouchWiz. HTC said in October that they’d begun moving their own OS, called Sense UI, to be more closely aligned with stock Android. Its goal was to create an OS that could put out Android updates (which you’re going to want8 ) faster than any of its competitors.

With all of this powerful new hardware, the HTC 10 could be an incredibly responsive, fast, and quick to update. Of course, we won’t know until we try it ourselves, but all the ingredients are there for something surprisingly good.


Software

Although Sense UI is aligning itself with stock Android, it’s still HTC’s own version of the operating system. Redundant apps like HTC Music are gone, but much of Sense UI will still find its way to the HTC 10. As a refresher, that means the HTC 10 will have its Blinkfeed, the magazine-format social media aggregator, contextually aware widgets that change depending on time and location, as well as the multitasking carousel and the notification panel. One report says the HTC 109 will “support the HTC Vive headset,” but since the Vive isn’t a smartphone-powered headset like Samsung’s Gear VR, I have no idea what that even means. Besides weird VR promises, Sense UI will probably look remarkably similar to the version featured on the HTC One A9 since that version was already designed around the current version of Android.

Luckily, I still have an A9 laying around, so here’s a quick visual refresher of what we’re looking at for the 10:

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10Sense UI 7.0 running on the HTC One A9. It’s possible that HTC will launch another version of Sense based on Marshmallow that’s even more Android-like than the images above.


Price and Availability

HTC’s rumored launch date is actually already in this post. Did you find it? ENHANCE!

Everything We Think We Know About The HTC 10

This date rumor was also reaffirmed by the image’s leaker himself:

That means we’re still a month out from anything official regarding the HTC 10, but internet leaks have already done much of the speculative heavy lifting. As for price, it’s still anyone’s guess. Most people are saying to expect something around $700. Last year’s A9 launched for $400 $50010 , so the 10 will probably hover at a cool $100 above that price for 32GB model.

But we won’t know for sure and if certain carriers will have certain discounts. Slightly undercutting the competition could be a big plus for HTC if they can pull it off, because this year already has some impressive Android competition. Both Samsung11 and LG announced some intriguing options at Mobile World Congress in early March, so HTC will need to be on its game if it wants to keep up with its chief rivals and stop its own downward spiral.

References

  1. ^ One M8 (gizmodo.com)
  2. ^ @evleaks (twitter.com)
  3. ^ @onleaks (twitter.com)
  4. ^ image leaks from Italy (disqus.com)
  5. ^ iPhone-looking One A9 (gizmodo.com)
  6. ^ @Onleaks (twitter.com)
  7. ^ doesn’t mean much anymore. (plus.google.com)
  8. ^ which you’re going to want (gizmodo.com)
  9. ^ One report says the HTC 10 (www.techtimes.com)
  10. ^ $400 $500 (gizmodo.com)
  11. ^ Samsung (gizmodo.com)
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