As Microsoft and Google snatch up Nokia and Motorola to create integrated, iPhone-like hardware/software experiences, hardware makers like HTC and Samsung scramble to create safe havens.
Smart phone leader HTC is expanding its device lineup in time for IFA 2013.
What a difference a few years makes: In a slide deck explaining the deal, Microsoft explains the domino effect that begins with phones.
The Fetch will help you find a phone you left behind; the Mini+ will let you talk with your phone without holding it to your ear. But the gadgets don't work with all HTC phones.
The 8XT is an inferior Windows Phone 8X. Even the most hard-core Windows Phone fan should stay away from it.
Local authorities in China are investigating two electronics suppliers linked with Apple and also reportedly HTC of dumping heavy metals in the country's rivers after watchdog groups accused them of damaging the environment.
HTC plans to introduce a series of mid-tier and entry-level smartphones later this year as a way to regain market share, after posting disappointing financial results in the second quarter.
The HTC One mini fits easier in the palm of your hand than its predecessor, but it doesn't pack quite as much punch.