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Founded in 1997, HTC Corp originally made notebook computers, but entered the smartphone market, and at one point in 2011 it was the largest smartphone seller in the US, holding 24 per cent, compared to Samsung’s 21 per cent and Apple (20 per cent), but its market share has subsequently fallen sharply.

Security experts to test phone anti-theft locks

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.

Friday, 19 July, 2013, 1:40pm

Nokia’s halting turnaround hit by weak handset sales

Weak quarterly sales of Nokia smartphones raised the heat on chief executive Stephen Elop, whose decision to adopt Microsoft’s untested Windows Phone software has yet to deliver the recovery in the company’s fortunes he was hired to achieve.

19 Jul 2013 - 1:23pm

AP reviews new smartphones: Android, iOS and more

AP reviews new smartphones: Android, iOS and more

New phones are continually coming out. Which should you buy? Here’s a summary of The Associated Press’ recent phone reviews, including the latest on Google phones running a pure version of Android.






3 Jul 2013 - 11:10am

Review: Price for simplicity in new Google phones

Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That’s because these two devices are replicas of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.

And that’s a good thing.

3 Jul 2013 - 11:00am

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U: How the top consoles compare

Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. Tuesday’s unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall’s debut of Nintendo’s Wii U and a preview in February of the upcoming PlayStation 4 from Sony.

23 May 2013 - 4:05pm

Taiwan's HTC looks to new handset designs to exit slump

The designer of models such as the Butterfly and the One is developing new smartphones at mid-range prices to stand out in a thickening crowd of competitors, industry experts say.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

German court dismisses two Nokia patent infringement claims against HTC

Taiwan's top smartphone maker HTC said yesterday that a German court had dismissed two patent infringement complaints brought against it by Finnish phone giant Nokia.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:56am

Struggling HTC gets ready to ring in changes in 2013

HTC, known for its mid-priced Android-based smartphones, posted operating income of just 1 per cent of sales in the fourth quarter, capping a tough year.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Photo of North's Kim Jong-un with smartphone spurs speculation

The photo released by the North's state media showed Kim presiding over a meeting with top national security advisers last week - a meeting believed to have been focused on Pyongyang's threat to conduct an imminent nuclear test.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:19am

Kim Jong-un's mystery smartphone likely HTC

A picture of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un with a smartphone has triggered fevered speculation about which brand is favoured by the leader of one of the world’s most repressive nations.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

HTC expects revenue to shrink further

HTC has forecast its sixth consecutive decline in quarterly sales as the Taiwanese smartphone maker faces a loss of market share to mainland rivals.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:14am

HTC launches assault on Myanmar’s mobile market

Taiwan’s leading smartphone maker HTC opened its first store in Myanmar on Monday, seeking a foothold in one of Asia’s last remaining untapped markets.

The shop was inaugurated in Yangon by HTC chief executive fficer Peter Chou, an ethnic Chinese who was born and raised in the Southeast Asian country, company officials said.

14 Jan 2013 - 2:42pm

Briefs, January 8, 2013

AirAsia founders plan to list insurance firm

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Apple ordered to tell Samsung details of HTC deal

A US judge has ordered Apple to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan’s HTC, including terms of a 10-year patents licensing agreement.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:18pm

Apple and HTC end patent lawsuits after reaching global settlement

Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC yesterday said it has reached a global settlement with technology giant Apple, bringing an end to all outstanding litigation between the two companies.

The deal includes a 10-year licensing agreement over patents, HTC said in a statement.

12 Nov 2012 - 4:27am