HTC Acquires Saffron Digital
HTC today announced that it has acquired Saffron Digital, a company that makes a mobile delivery platform for distributing media content to handsets. Saffron, which has offices in London and Los Angeles, already has a wide range of mobile customers, including LG, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile, and Nokia. Though HTC is taking ownership of the company, Saffron will continue to serve is existing customers. HTC CEO Peter Chou indicated that the acquisition will be used to help HTC "increase [its] global service delivery capabilities and expertise." The value of the deal was placed at $48 million.
Hands-On with the HTC 10
HTC showed off its 2016 flagship smartphone today. The HTC 10 takes all the characteristics we've come to appreciate in HTC and amps them up.
HTC Cuts the 10's Price By $100 for US Shoppers
HTC has dropped the price of the HTC 10 for the rest of the month. The phone now costs $599 when purchased from HTC's web site, a cut of $100.
HTC Brings AirPlay to Older Phones Via HTC Connect
The HTC 10 may be the first Android smartphone to ship with support for Apple's AirPlay protocol, but HTC is adding the feature to its older handsets, too. HTC has updated its HTC Connect application for devices such as the One A9, M9, and M8.
HTC Delays Wearable Until Next Year
HTC today said is will not launch a wearable with Under Armour this year as expected, and is now targeting early 2016 instead. The company first revealed the HTC Grip in March.