Archive for the ‘HTC’ Category

TODAY! New arrivals: HTC Desire 626 smartphone in Singapore from 30 May

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

The HTC Desire 626 will be available in Singapore from TODAY at S$358 in White Birch and Blue Lagoon with M1, Singtel, StarHub and major retailers.

HTC's new entry-level Android smartphone, the Desire 626 is now available in Singapore (S$358).

HTC’s new entry-level Android smartphone, the Desire 626 is now available in Singapore (S$358).

The 5-inch HTC Desire 626 is slightly smaller than the pricier 5.5-inch Desire 826 (S$498) that hit the shelves in Singapore last week.

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New arrivals: HTC Desire 826 dual sim in Singapore from 23 May

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim will be available in Singapore from TODAY at S$498 in White Birch and Blue Lagoon with M1, Singtel, StarHub and major retailers.

Update (29 May, 2015):

The smaller entry-level sibling of the 5.5-inch HTC Desire 826 – the 5-inch Desire 626 will be available in Singapore at S$358.

The mid-range HTC Desire 826 dual sim is useful for frequent travels that needs to slot in a second SIM card using the local network of their destination.

The mid-range HTC Desire 826 dual sim is useful for frequent travels that needs to slot in a second SIM card using the local network of their destination.

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim is driven by the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 Octa-Core 64-bit processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB.

A range of accessories including the HTC Dot View case will also be available for the HTC Desire 826 dual sim.

A range of accessories including the HTC Dot View case will also be available for the HTC Desire 826 dual sim.

The phone uses Nano SIM cards and is capable of 4G LTE streaming.

It ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with HTC Sense user interface, on a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p display.

The phone is powered by an embedded 2600mAh Li-polymer battery.

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim promises immersive HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio surround sound from your phone.

The smartphone comes with an audiophile-grade headset that is tuned for HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, offering a cinematic surround sound experience.

HTC was the first phone maker to put dual front-facing stereo speakers on a smartphone.

HTC was the first phone maker to put dual front-facing stereo speakers on a smartphone.

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim has 13-megapixel cameras on the front and rear, so that selfie lovers can enjoy great image quality for their self-portraits.

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New arrivals: HTC One M9 flagship Android smartphone

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The latest flagship model in the HTC One family debuts in Singapore on 2 May, 2015 and is available from M1, Singtel and StarHub for S$1,008. Tech specs below.

The HTC One M9 will be available in dual-tone silver and rose gold, and single-tone gunmetal grey in Singapore (S$1,008) from 2 May 2015 at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. A single-tone gold and dual-tone gold and pink version may be available later.

The HTC One M9 will be available in dual-tone silver and rose gold, and single-tone gunmetal grey in Singapore (S$1,008) from 2 May 2015 at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. A single-tone gold and dual-tone gold and pink version may be available later.

The HTC One M9 ships with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC Sense 7 and is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU with 3GB RAM and 32GB memory.

HTC One M9 in single-tone gunmetal grey, with dual front-facing speakers and new 5.1 channel Dolby Surround sound simulation.

HTC One M9 in single-tone gunmetal grey, with dual front-facing speakers and new 5.1 channel Dolby Surround sound simulation.

Measuring 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm and weighing 157g, the M9 is powered by a 2840mAh battery and has a 5-inch display with Full HD 1080p.

The M9 uses Nano SIM and comes with NFC and micro-USB port.

It has a 20-megapixel rear camera with sapphire lens cover and front camera with f/2.0 lens capable of 1080p video recording.

The main camera is capable of shooting 4K video.

The HTC One M9 was first unveiled in March during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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New arrivals: HTC Desire EYE phablet and RE camera

Monday, November 24th, 2014

HTC hopes to reinvent mobile photography and imaging with the HTC Desire EYE “double exposure” smartphone, the RE fun camera, EYE Experience imaging software, and enhanced Zoe video editor.

The HTC Desire EYE will be available in Singapore from 27 November at SITEX 2014 at S$728 S$628, through StarHub and M1.

Errattum:

HTC has updated that the price of the HTC Desire EYE in Singapore during SITEX 2014 to S$728 from the S$628 in the original press release.

HTC Desire EYE (left, in White and Coral Red duotone) phablet and HTC RE (in green) camera.

HTC Desire EYE (left, in White and Coral Red duotone) phablet and HTC RE (in green) camera.

HTC has announced two new innovative gadgets which I had the chance to preview last week – the RE fun camera and Desire EYE Android phablet – both of which are water proof.

HTC RE camera

The RE camera will be available from late December onwards. HTC has yet to announce its price tag in Singapore.

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New arrivals: 5-inch HTC One (E8) Android smartphone unveiled

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The 5-inch Android HTC One (E8) will be available in Singapore from Saturday, 26 July with SingTel, StarHub, M1 and selected retailers. RRP for 16GB HTC One (E8): S$658.

The HTC One (E8) will be available in Polar White, Electric Crimson and Misty Gray.

The HTC One (E8) will be available in Polar White, Electric Crimson and Misty Gray.

The HTC Dot View case for the HTC One (E8) will be available in Grey at S$59.

The smartphone ships with Motion Launch, HTC BoomSound, 5-megapixel front camera and 13MP rear camera. Both cameras support full 1080p HD video recording.

Powered by a 2,600mAh battery, the HTC One (E8) has 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard memory with expandable microSD storage capacity up to 128GB..

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HTC One in Gold for the Lunar New Year festive season

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The HTC One Android smartphone will be available in Gold in Singapore from this Saturday, 18 January. Available from all telcos at S$768 (32GB).

The release of the new Gold version of the HTC One coincides with the Chinese New Year festive season.

The release of the new Gold version of the HTC One coincides with the Chinese New Year festive season.

The Gold makeover adds to the existing colour portfolio of Silver, Black and Red.

“台湾手机制造商HTC将于星期六在新加坡推出黄金色的HTC One。即日起面市。售价:S$768新元(32GB)。各大电信公司都有售卖” – 科技点心(微薄)

This latest addition to the family comes with all of the features of the HTC One, including HTC Zoe, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound.

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Holiday greetings: Happy Deepavali to our Hindu friends

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Deepavali, or Diwali, is the Hindu festival of lights and is a public holiday in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

This is the signboard at the entrance of my residential estate - wishing Hindu residents a Happy Deepavali. Taken with an HTC One max smartphone - which debuted in Singapore today. The two flare spots at the bottom are due to two spotlights shining on it.

This is the signboard at the entrance of my residential estate – wishing Hindu residents a Happy Deepavali. Taken with an HTC One max smartphone – which debuted in Singapore today. The two flare spots at the bottom are due to two spotlights shining on it.

The word “Diwali” is the shortened form of “Deepavali” which literally means “row of lamps”.

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New arrivals: 5.9-inch HTC One max (S$1,028 from 2 November)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The new HTC One family is complete with the new HTC One max. Now there is HTC One mini, HTC One and HTC One max.

The 5.9” Android 4.3 smartphone comes with HTC Sense 5.5 and will be available in Singapore from 2 November at S$1,028.

Update (2 November, 2013):

The HTC One max has just debuted in Singapore in Glacial Silver. The Stealth Black version will be available at a later date.

HTC One max Android smartphone will be available (S$1,028) in Singapore in Glacial Silver from 2 November 2013 at M1, SingTel and StarHub, as well as selected authorised resellers. The Stealth Black version will be available later.

HTC One max Android smartphone will be available (S$1,028) in Singapore in Glacial Silver from 2 November 2013 at M1, SingTel and StarHub, as well as selected authorised resellers. The Stealth Black version will be available later.

HTC announced the HTC One max today – a super sized smartphone with the features of the HTC One, such as HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound..

HTC One max in Glacial Silver (available 2 Nov) on the right and Stealth Black (available later) to the left.

HTC One max in Glacial Silver (available 2 Nov) on the right and Stealth Black (available later) to the left.

In addition to those features, the HTC One max sports a Fingerprint Scan feature and HTC Sense 5.5.

The HTC One max has a 5.9 inch full HD1080p display, and runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which features a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU.

With a microSD card slot, the 16GB onboard memory can also be expanded.

Users also enjoy a 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage for two years.

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New arrivals: Mid-range Android HTC Desire 601 (S$498)

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Desire 601 introduces LTE speeds and innovative features from the flagship One family to HTC’s mid-range, including HTC Zoe with Video Highlights and HTC BoomSound. Available (S$498) in Singapore from 19 October.

HTC Desire 601 Android smartphone will be available in Polar White and Stealth Black starting 19th October 2013 at all mobile operators and selected authorised resellers.

HTC Desire 601 Android smartphone will be available in Polar White and Stealth Black starting 19th October 2013 at all mobile operators and selected authorised resellers.

The HTC Desire 601 combines a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, dual-core, 1.4 GHz processor with LTE connectivity to enable superfast HD video and music streaming with no compromise on quality.

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