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Verizon details devices getting Android 4.0

03/06, 3:05pm

Verizon: Android 4.0 update for 14 devices coming

Verizon has just revealed which of its devices will be getting an upgrade to Android 4.0. While no dates were revealed, the carrier only promised that the updates will arrive sometime this year. Only 4G LTE-compatible hardware appeared to be enjoying the update, however.


HTC promises Android 4.0 for Verizon's Thunderbolt, more

02/17, 1:50pm

HTC vows Verizon, Rogers, Bell phone upgrades

HTC has expanded on its Android 4.0 upgrade plans to include more of its North American lineup, most of all Verizon's hardware. It had already included the Rezound in its plans, but it now intended as of Friday to include the Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, and Thunderbolt among the upgrades. The exact timetable wasn't outlined.


HTC One V may replace Rhyme, get One XL cousin

02/16, 4:15pm

HTC One V to be part of four-device MWC line

HTC's One X and One S could be joined by two more phones in a more streamlined lineup if leaks bear results. The One V described by Pocket-lint would be the final name of the Primo and amount to a drop-in replacement for the Rhyme, albeit without the single-gender bias. It would keep the 3.7-inch display, a five-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz processor that would still be just fast enough to record 720p video.


HTC to focus on 'hero' phones, downplay tablets in 2012

01/26, 2:00pm

HTC turns to halo devices to fight Apple, Samsung

HTC's UK head Phil Roberson in an interview Thursday made clear that HTC was scaling back its strategy of flooding the market with devices. The executive argued to Mobile Magazine that HTC had "tried to do too much" in 2011 and oversaturated the field with devices. This year would be about making "something special," or having fewer but more distinctive devices.


HTC preloads Dropbox on all new phones to trump iCloud

10/24, 4:20pm

HTC goes beyond Rhyme with Dropbox plans

HTC on Monday expanded its free 5GB Dropbox plan to come with "all" its Android phones. The Facebook update revealed that all its future Android phones will come preloaded with the Dropbox app and qualify for the 5GB free plan. It had previously focused on the Rhyme and hadn't said it would preload the app.


HTC Rhyme for women official, goes on sale September 22

09/20, 9:05am

HTC Rhyme touts charm cable, Sense UI 3.5

HTC and Verizon ahead of their Fashion Week event unveiled the Rhyme, an attempt to revive the idea of a woman-focused phone. Along with its plum color, the Android 2.3 phone has a charm cable that plugs in and lights up for calls and texts without having to take it out of a purse. A special docking station provides both 'stealth' speakers for listening to music but also alarm clock functions, and Beats-derived headphones with the signature flat ribbon cables also come in the box.


HTC Bliss may become Rhyme, gets full press shot leak

09/15, 11:35am

Phone for young women may get HTC Sense 3.5

What appear to be official press photos of the HTC Bliss have leaked in advance of the smartphone's Sept. 20 launch. The Bliss, which may launch as the Rhyme, is said to be designed specifically to appeal to young women. The Rhyme will be the first to feature the latest version of HTC's Android UI, HTC Sense 3.5. Although the new name suggests that Beats Audio will be included, the specs that leaked earlier this week do not.


Verizon leak reveals pricing for Xoom LTE, HTC Rhyme

09/01, 11:30pm

Rhyme paired with ADR6330VW model number

An alleged pricing schedule for upcoming Verizon offerings has surfaced, providing insight into launch plans for several devices including the Motorola Xoom LTE and HTC's Rhyme handset. The minimum advertised price (MAP) list, which was posted by Droid-Life, suggests the LTE-equipped tablets may arrive as early as September 8 for $499 with a two-year contract.


HTC files trademarks for Enamor, Rhyme

08/17, 1:05pm

Early stage in releasing new smartphone or tablet

HTC has filed for trademark protection for two names with the USPTO. The company submitted two applications each for Enamor and Rhyme. If granted, the names could be used on either a mobile phone or tablet, HTC said in its categorizations.



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