HTC Announces Two 'Facebook' Phones
HTC today announced two new Android handsets that have dedicated buttons for Facebook. Shared features between the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha are extensive and include quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band 900/2100MHz 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0+HS with A2DP; 5 megapixel cameras with autofocus, flash, and VGA user-facing cameras; gyroscope, compass, proximity and light sensors; 600MHz processors, 3.5mm headset jacks, and support for microSD cards. Both devices run the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface.
- Salsa:The Salsa is a slab-style device with a 3.4-inch touch display at 320 x 480 pixels.
- ChaCha: The ChaCha is a bar-style QWERTY phone with a full keyboard for messaging. It also has a 2.6-inch touch display with 320 x 480 pixels.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
HTC Shows Off the M8s, A Less Expensive One
HTC today announced the One M8s, a handset that looks like the M8 but dials back the specs to help lower the price. The phone has the same unibody metal design and full HD 5-inch screen, but uses a Snapdragon 615 processor and changes up the camera sensors.
HTC to Sell the Bolt As the 10 Evo Overseas
HTC today announced the 10 evo, an international variant of the Bolt that will be sold in markets outside the U.S. The only significant difference between the Bolt and 10 evo is the latter's lesser support for LTE.
Samsung Debuts the Metal-Clad Galaxy A Series
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A5 and A3, two mid-range smartphones meant to better compete with LG's L series and HTC's Desire devices. The A5 and A3 feature metal unibody construction and will come in a variety of colors.
HTC Intros Desire 510, A Low-Cost LTE Phone
HTC today announced the Desire 510, an entry-level device that includes LTE 4G for many regions around the world. The 510 is made from polycarbonate and HTC created a DotView case for the device, which allows owners to answer calls even when the case is closed.