Archive for the ‘HTC’ Category

New arrivals: HTC One mini available in Singapore TODAY in Glacial Silver

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The HTC One mini is now available in Singapore with SingTel, StarHub and M1; as well as selected authorised resellers. RRP without contract: S$688 (16GB).

The Glacial White version of the HTC One mini is available in Singapore from today for S$688.

The Glacial White version of the HTC One mini is available in Singapore from today for S$688.

The HTC One mini is a compact version of the HTC One with features such as HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound.

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TODAY: HTC One in Glamour Red for Singapore National Day

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The HTC One Android smartphone will be available in Glamour Red in Singapore from today. Available from all telcos in 32GB (S$968) and 64GB (S$1,068) versions.

The release of the new Glamour Red version of the HTC One coincides with Singapore's National Day.

The release of the new Glamour Red version of the HTC One coincides with Singapore’s National Day.

Up to now, only the Glacier Silver and Stealth Black models of HTC’s flagship smartphone were available in Singapore.

Tech specs and more information on the HTC One can be found below.

New Android smartphone: HTC Butterfly s

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

The 5-inch, quad-core Butterfly s sports HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, and is powered by HTC’s longest lasting battery to date. Available end-July at SGD$988 from M1, SingTel and StarHub.

HTC Butterfly s (SGD$988) will be available in Fervour Red, Glamour White and Metallic Grey.

HTC Butterfly s (SGD$988) will be available in Fervour Red, Glamour White and Metallic Grey.

The HTC Butterfly s is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and offers HTC’s latest Sense 5 experience and Android Jelly Bean, with a stamina battery that packs 3,200 mAh.

“We’ve improved the HTC Butterfly by incorporating the new standards set by the HTC One for smartphone performance,” said Jack Yang, President of HTC South Asia.

It also features HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, first introduced with the Taiwan smartphone maker’s flagship HTC One.

The full technical specifications of the HTC Butterfly s is appended below.

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Latest gadgets recommended by Jetstar Asia Magazine May 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

We’re into the month of May. Check out Page 15 in the latest issue of Jetstar Asia Magazine for some of the latest gadgets that you can get for yourself or your better half this month.

From the latest to the best, and a touch of quirkiness, a quick guide to what's hot on the gadget scene.

From the latest to the best, and a touch of quirkiness, a quick guide in the May 2013 issue of Jetstar Asia Magazine to what’s hot on the gadget scene.

You can access the entire magazine online or on board a Jetstar flight.

Happy reading!

TODAY: Glacier Silver 32GB HTC One phone debuts in Singapore

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

The 32GB Glacier Silver version of the HTC One is now available in Singapore from today at S$968 at all three mobile operators. The 64GB Glacier Silver (S$1,068) and the Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) versions will be available from May onwards.

HTC One Android smartphone. RRP for Glacier White with 32GB: S$968.

HTC One Android smartphone. RRP for Glacier White with 32GB: S$968.

HTC One is the new flagship smartphone for the Taiwanese phone maker and boasts features such as HTC BlinkFeed, Zoe, BoomSound and Sense TV.

The Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) version of the HTC One will be available from May onwards.

The Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) version of the HTC One will be available from May onwards.

The Android Jelly Bean smarpthone comes in 32GB and 64GB versions and has a 4.7-inch 1080p (468 ppi) Full HD touch screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, as well as a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel rear camera with f/2 aperture and 28mm lens.

Measuring 137.4 x 68.2 x 9 mm and weighing 130g, the HTC One comes with an embedded rechargeable 2300 mAh battery.

It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz, Quad-core processor, and is NFC and 4G LTE capable.

Tech specs for the HTC One are listed below.

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HTC launches new HTC One smartphone in London and New York

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

HTC launched its new Android smartphone simultaneously in London and New York today. Originally rumoured to be called the M7, the new Android flagship from HTC is simply called HTC One.

Available in late March (pre-orders begin today) in black or silver.

Update 2 (13 April, 2013):

The 32GB Glacier Silver version of the HTC One is available in Singapore from 13 April at S$968 at all three mobile operators.

The 64GB Glacier Silver (S$1,068) and the Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) versions will be available from May onwards.

Update 1 (25 March, 2013):

The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April 2013.

RRP for the 32GB version is S$968 (without line contract) while price for the 64GB version is yet to be announced.

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

Here’s a quick round-up based on my live updates during the launch event.

The HTC One features the New Sense interface with new HTC home screen, two capacitive buttons in an aluminum body built from a single-block – containing an integrated antenna.

It has two front-facing stereo speakers, integrated Beats Audio and option for dual-microphone HDR recording.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

A new BlinkFeed feature streams social updates, information and news onto the homescreen.

1,400 content partners have signed upto stream information in BlinkFeed. ESPN and AOL are two of the these and were on stage in New York and London respectively to talk about their partnership with HTC.

Below are the main tech specs unveiled during the launch. They were consistent with the speculation and rumours circulating prior to the launch.

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Happy Lunar New Year 2013

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year. Happy New Year to all the people from cultures that celebrate this traditional festival! And to all Chinese around the world, Happy Chinese New Year!

财神爷 wishes all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Chinese New Year! Taken with an HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Text added in Photoshop CS6.

财神爷 wishes all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Chinese New Year! Taken with an HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Text added in Photoshop CS6.

I was having breakfast at the neighbourhood coffee shop last Sunday morning when I noticed the tiny figurine in the photo sitting in the middle of the table.

Since this is the Chinese New Year period, I suppose it’s Cai Shen Ye – the God of Fortune in the traditional Chinese pantheon.

Was this merely a handphone charm inadvertently left behind by another patron, or is the popular deity paying a visit to the mortal world?

At any rate, I lost no time in snapping a candid shot with my own handphone.

An oasis of peace in the midst of Chinese New Year hullabaloo

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

We were walking through this neighbourhood street mall on Chinese New Year’s Eve morning. Shops were teeming with people doing last minute shopping for the Reunion Dinner that night.

Having a sleep-in past noon on a Saturday. Right in the midst of the hullabaloo of Chinese New Year's Eve shopping all around it. Taken with an HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

Having a sleep-in past noon on a Saturday. Right in the midst of the hullabaloo of Chinese New Year’s Eve shopping all around it. Taken with an HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

In the midst of all that hullabaloo, this kitty was sleeping most indulgently on the doorstep of one of these shops.

“在午时熙熙攘攘的除夕年货市场当中,这只猫咪却安详地沉睡着。完全淘迷在甜蜜的睡梦中。” – 科技点心(微薄)

Some of the shoppers tip-toed around it, while others looked like they’d have stepped right on it.

The kitty itself, however, was totally oblivious to the buzz of activities surrounding it.

An escapade too many, the night before, perhaps?

HTC Launch event in London and New York – HTC M7 or HTC One?

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The launch event will be held simultaneously in London and New York – and is widely believed to be for the launch of the M7 (also possibly to be named HTC One).

Invitations have been sent out for the HTC launch event in London and New York.

Invitations have been sent out for the HTC launch event in London and New York.

Stay tuned to the webcast URL which I’ll be posting here so you can follow it live.

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New Android smartphone: HTC Butterfly to debut in Singapore

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The HTC Butterfly will be available in Singapore in Fervour Red and Glamour White starting 26 January at M1 and StarHub. Recommended retail price: S$928.

HTC Butterfly will hit the shelves in Singapore from this Saturday (26 Jaunuary) for S$928.

HTC Butterfly will hit the shelves in Singapore from this Saturday (26 Jaunuary) for S$928.

The HTC Butterfly will be the first smartphone to have a full HD 1080p display, with a 5-inch screen that boasts a high pixel density of 440 pixels per inch.

HTC Butterfly
OS Android (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense 4+
Screen 5″ super LCD 3
Resolution 1980 x 1080 Full HD
Battery 2,020 mAh, built-in
Processor Qualcomm S4 Pro 1.5GHz, Quad-core, 2GB RAM
Camera Rear: 8 MP
Front: 2.1 MP
Video 1080p HD
Memory Int: 16 GB
Ext: 32 GB microSD
Size /mm 143 x 70.5 x 9.08
Weight 140 g
Price S$928

It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, featuring a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, high-performance GPU and a full 2GB of RAM to enable the seamless use of multiple apps simultaneously.

The smartphone is run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and HTC Sense 4+, including Google Now.

The HTC Butterfly has a 2,020 mAh battery and power saving software and an expandable SD card slot in addition to 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage (two years free).

The 8-megapixel rear-camera has an f/2.0 28mm wide-angle lens, 5-level automatic flash, backside illuminated sensor (BSI), and superfast autofocus.

HTC VideoPic allows you to capture video and still images at the same time.
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