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HTC celebrates two decades in the business

HTC U11 "Ocean" flagship in Sapphire Blue finish, HTC celebrates 20 years in the business
HTC U11 "Ocean" Sapphire Blue
The Taiwanese company was one of the first brands to offer a 3G smartphone to the masses, while the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1 became the first Android handset back in 2008. A recent anniversary video reassures consumers that HTC aims to "keep innovating" although the company has been sailing rough waters lately.

HTC might not be in the best shape ever since its latest flagships seem not to be exactly what the market demands. However, the Taiwanese company has been in the business for 20 years and today's tech landscape might have been different without the innovations carrying the HTC brand.

The video released at the end of last week by HTC to celebrate its 20th anniversary highlights the game changers released by the company during this period. HTC was the first company to launch a smartphone with an integrated GPS module, and HTC also released the first Android phone, namely HTC Dream (in the US, it arrived as T-Mobile G1). HTC was also one of the first brands to offer a 3G-capable phone to the masses, not to mention the innovative design of the more recent HTC One.

Right now, HTC's most attractive handset is the brand-new HTC U11, a smartphone that comes with a squeezable shortcut feature and managed to gain the best rating from DxOMark for its main camera. HTC is also behind the popular Vive VR headset, but today's market is much tougher than a decade or two decades ago. We can only wish them the best for the future and hope to see them release new, innovative products for the masses in the decades to come as well.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05-22 (Update: 2017-05-22)