Formerly known as the High Tech Computer Corporation, HTC is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones. Founded in 1997, it quickly grew into a successful company in the mobile sector. HTC is known for its innovation and therefore has a rich heritage of device ‘firsts’ and this includes
* First Microsoft powered Smartphone (2002)
* First Microsoft Smart Music Phone (2004)
* First Microsoft 3G Phone (2005)
* First Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Platform Phone (2005)
* First tri-band UMTS 3G device on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform (2006)
* First Microsoft Windows 5.0 Smartphone (2006)
* First intuitive touch screen to allow finger tip navigation (June 2007)
* First Android Phone (2008)
HTC is now a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which is a group formed by some handset manufacturers and mobile network operators for encouraging the use and development of Android mobile device platform. Hence, as mentioned above, they were the first to manufacture the world’ first Android phone, HTC Dream in 2008. The following is a list of top 5 HTC smartphones, which would cost a tad cheaper if you buy mobiles online.
Known by different names such as HTC Vigor, HTC Droid Incredible HD, HTC ThunderBolt 2, and HTC ADR6425, this HTC mobile runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Its features include 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion processor, 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera with 1080p video capture, 2-megapixel front-facing secondary camera for video chat, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, gyro sensor, Adobe Flash support and digital compass. In 2012, this smartphone would be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC EVO Design 4G
It has a 5-megapixel camera with flash, 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat, a 4-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen, and a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM7630 processor. This smartphone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
It runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system. This smartphone has an 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing secondary camera for video chat, HTC Sense UI, touch-sensitive controls, and a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
HTC Amaze 4G
Its features include dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU, a 4.3-inch S-LCD Gorilla glass touch screen , 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and runs on Google’s Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS.
HTC Sensation XL
This phone has a huge 4.7-inch screen and runs on Google’ Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS. It has 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, 8-megapixel rear-facing dual-LED flash camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.