Posts Tagged ‘HTC’
Friday, January 23rd, 2015
We’re happy to announce that we’ve added the very first cases for the HTC One M9 (codenamed Hima) to our site. The Encase Armourdillo is a strong protective case, with a fortified rear section and a plated design that ensures good grip.
The case is constructed from two layers, with a lightweight TPU polymer inner layer and an impact-resistant plastic exoskeleton. The combination provides excellent protection at a low price point, making it an ideal choice if you want to ensure your One M9 remains in good condition long after you’ve bought it.
The case also includes a helpful feature that’ll work well with the One M9′s gorgeous five-inch 1080p display: a media stand. This is embedded into the rear of the case, and can be kicked out whenever you want to rest your One M9 in landscape mode to watch videos, play games or even to serve as a bedside alarm.
The Encase Armourdillo will be available in four colours, and is available for pre-order now. To see more information or to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
The phone itself is expected to be released at MWC later this year, so we’re not too far away from an announcement – think early March. Of course, we’ll have loads of HTC One M9 accessories ready by the time the handset launches.
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Friday, January 16th, 2015
HTC has announced that it will soon unveil its next flagship phone, widely believed to be codenamed Hima. The new phone will supercede both the One M8, the most recent official flagship, and the recently released Desire Eye, which is an upgrade over the One M8 despite being at a mid-range price point.
The HTC unveil will come at the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1st, where the world’s leading smartphone makers traditionally unveil some of their most important phones for the upcoming year. The One M8 was unveiled (and then launched) in March last year, so we could be just six weeks away from having a new flagship phone from HTC in our hands.
The actual announcement doesn’t provide many hints as to the phone or its capabilities, with just a spacescape and the tagline ‘utopia in progress’.
According to recent rumours, the next HTC flagship will come with top notch specs. That includes a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 3000 mAh battery. In terms of optics, we’re looking at a 20.7 megapixel rear camera and four megapixels up front. The screen size and resolution will remain the same as its predecessor, with 1080p resolution and a five inch diagonal. Finally, the phone will run the latest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, with a svelte layer of HTC’s Sense 7 UI on top.
It’ll be interesting to see what features HTC choose to focus on in their presentation; keeping the screen the same size when other OEMs are going bigger and bigger might be a good choice. The 20.7 megapixel rear camera also seems an obvious point of focus. Regardless, be sure to tune in for the reveal on March 1st. We’ll have the big news as it happens, alongside a wide range of cases and accessories for the new phone.
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
The One M8 is the most recent official flagship phone from HTC, but in many ways the torch has been passed to the HTC Desire Eye. The new phone comes with an attractive waterproof polycarbonate body, in a two-tone blue or red colour scheme. The Desire Eye also impresses from an imaging standpoint, offering a massive 13-megapixel front-facing camera (and the same on the rear). The Desire Eye is available now in the UK, and already we’re beginning to stock our first cases and accessories for the phone. In this article, we’ll show you some of the best Desire Eye cases available right now – and one extra case that’s coming soon!
We begin with the Encase series of FlexiShield cases, which offer an inexpensive way to keep your Desire Eye in good condition. The flexible gel case is easy to install and covers the back and sides of the phone, protecting from scratches and minor impacts. There are also a fair amount of colours available here, letting you customise the appearance of your phone.
The Dot View Case is a very cool case that combines full screen protection with a cool notification style. The Dot View cases is made up of a grid of fine holes, through which the screen can shine through. This allows the case to display notifications – like the time, incoming calls and the weather – saving you from needing to open the cover each time you want to check the time or a notification. The retro effect is both stylish and practical, and looks great on each of the three colour options available.
3. Encase Rotating Leather-Style Case - Black, Red, White
This leather-style universal case works well for the Desire Eye, providing a good degree of protection for the screen, back and sides of the phone. The case’s unique feature is its media stand, which rotates to work both in portrait and landscape. That’s a rare ability in a case, and works well for notifications as well as videos. Finally, the case includes slots for credit cards and cash.
2. Official HTC Selfie Stand Case - Dark Grey
The official Selfie Stand Case is a unique case from HTC which speaks to the uniquely strong selfie capabilities of the Desire Eye. The case is designed to hold the phone in portrait mode for pefectly stable selfies, but also works in horizontal mode for watching videos and playing games.The clip-on design means that you can easily install the case whenever you need it, then remove it when you don’t.
1. OtterBox Defender Series Tough Case - Black, Pink
We conclude with the only case that isn’t yet in stock – but it might be worth waiting for. The OtterBox Defender Series is one of the most protective cases on the market, capable of absorbing impacts that would otherwise damage or destroy your phone. This is achieved through a unique three-layer design, comprising of an outer silicone shell, an inner polycarbonate layer and a tempered screen protector. The good-looking case is available in black and pink colour schemes, and is available for pre-order now at Mobile Fun.
That’s all for now folks! Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun.
Monday, January 5th, 2015
HTC’s newly announced Desire 320 smartphone will be coming to the UK, according to the Taiwanese company. The phone is an upgrade to last year’s Desire 310, which received good to middling reviews upon its release, mostly due to the strength of the competing Motorola Moto G.
The new phone looks like a solid low-end phone, with a quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek processor, a 4.5-inch 480p display, 8GB of internal storage plus microSD storage. In terms of imaging, we’re looking at a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a nominal less-than-1-megapixel camera up front. LTE networks will be out of reach, but 2G and 3G connectivity should be fine, plus Wi-Fi N, GPS and FM radio. The 2100 mAh battery should provide up to 12 hours of talk time.
The phone will run Android 4.4 KitKat, with HTC’s SenseUI. Additions include Blinkfeed, a news and social media hub, and Video Highlights, which automatically creates small movies given photos, videos and a backing track.
The Desire 320 will be available in white and gray. The price should be low too; in Germany the phone will be sold for €150 (which translates to about £117). Specific UK pricing and availability is expected to be announced in the near future. Here at Mobile Fun, we’ll sell the phone sim-free and support the handset with a full range of Desire 320 cases and accessories!
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Here are five new cases to spruce up your HTC One M8 this holiday season. Let’s get right into the recommendations!
5. Encase Genuine Leather Wallet Case - Brown, Black
We begin with one of our best brands, Encase. These case makers have produced a winner with the genuine leather wallet, a case that wraps your One M8 in the beautiful look and feel of real premium leather. The case includes four pockets for cash and credit cards, with the flip cover providing good screen protection too. If you’re looking for a classy leather One M8 case, then the Genuine Leather Wallet should be near the top of your list.
If you’re looking for a value case, then the FlexiShield is a good choice. This pack contains four FlexiShield cases, each in a different colour. Each is made from a flexible gel material, which provides moderate protection and good grip. This is a nice and easy way to protect your One M8 from scratches without committing to a thick or expensive case.
If you want to change the look of your One M8 without affecting its svelte dimensions, then a dBrand Skin is ideal. The Black Carbon Fibre is particularly awesome, with a cool modern look that radically transforms your phone. Both options are applied easily to each surface of your phone, providing a much different look than you’d get from a traditional case.
Create and Case do some of the finest case art on the market, typified by their Book Stand Cases for the One M8. I particularly like the Warrior Owl print shown above, which is cool and quirky. The case includes pockets for cash and credit, plus a fastening that ensures your screen remains protected at all times.
Our final case is the Spigen Ultra Hybrid, a slim case that nonetheless adds considerable protection to your One M8. The case is semi-transparent, ensuring the unique metal design of your phone still shines through. The addition of the bumper to the sides of your phone and a cover on the back provide great scratch and impact protection, letting your phone stand up to the rigours of everyday use and abuse. The Ultra Hybrid is available in a range of colours too, making it easy to find one that fits your style. Mixing protection, looks and a small size, the Ultra Hybrid is an easy case to recommend to all One M8 owners.
Thanks for checking out the article. Please visit our website for more great HTC One M8 cases, or ask us a question below and we’ll try to find the best case for you. If you liked the article, let us know in the comments or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun!