Jumping the gun
Verizon Communications claims it will be offering its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.
Too much competition and low margins
HTC has confirmed that it is giving up on budget Android phones beginning this year. Instead, the company will focus on premium devices, which have a higher profit margin.
Can’t shift them any more
It is starting to look like customers are giving up on 3G phones, even in India where they are cheap reliable work horses which normally get a signal.
Vole might make origami phones
Software King of the World and much mocked mobile maker might use a foldable design that could find its way onto the mysterious Surface Phone.
Cutting edge it isn’t
HTC has released its Desire 650 which has nearly identical specs to the Desire 630 that it announced in February 2016 and has a three-year-old same Snapdragon 400 chipset.
But laptops / tablets might benefit
It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.
While many speculated about the 10nm soon-to-be-launched Snapdragon 830, a Chinese company Vernee, has announced its first model, the Vernee Apollo 2 Pro, featuring Snapdragon 830.
Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle out tomorrow
HTC is expected to unveil two new models of its Desire-series products, the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle tomorrow.
Trouble just got worse
Troubled mobile phone maker HTC has just found that its woes have become a lot worse.
Take a burner if you leave the US
The Land of the Free has come up with a wizard way of violating privacy – according to the New York Times its border staff can just steal your phone when you return to the country.