Absentia Tesseract VR First Impressions: A Promising Start, but Lots of Room to Improve 1

Absentia Tesseract VR First Impressions: A Promising Start, but Lots of Room to Improve

March 7, 2016 PTdrivers 0

The competition for virtual reality headsets is heating up, and there are some clear frontrunners emerging – the Oculus Rift, whose Kickstarter project sparked the fresh wave of interest in the category is going to launch next year, while HTC just clarified that the HTC Vive will be available from April. Sony's PlayStation VR will also release next year, and on the mobile front, the Samsung Gear VR is already on sale.
One problem that is shared across all the different gadgets in this space is that they're all going to be pretty expensive – the Gear VR is the cheapest, at $99 (approximately Rs. 6,600), but it only works with certain high end Samsung phones – which, coupled with the limited exposure to VR means that the technology will remain a niche for some time, particularly in countries like India.
However, there are plenty of new headsets under development as well, including the Tesseract by Absentia, which is tentatively going to be priced at Rs. 12,000 for the HD vers..

Review: HTC Flyer tablet mates with slippery pen 2

Review: HTC Flyer tablet mates with slippery pen

March 4, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Is it better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all? That's the question posed by a new tablet computer that takes aim at one of the deficiencies of the iPad: that it's difficult to write on it with a stylus or pen.
The HTC Flyer is a $500 tablet with a 7-inch screen. At a glance, it's not much different from the other tablets that are scrambling to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPad.
The iPad and all its copycats are designed to sense the touch of a finger. The screen layer that does this looks for big, blunt, electrically conductive objects such as fingers. It doesn't sense small, sharp ones like pens.
That's why third-party styluses for the iPad are blunt rubbery sticks. They're essentially imitation fingers. They're not very good for drawing, but some people find them better than nothing.
The Flyer has the same finger-sensing screen layer. But it backs this up with a second one, which looks for the movement of a specially designe..

HTC RE Camera Review: Fun Concept, Patchy Implementation 3

HTC RE Camera Review: Fun Concept, Patchy Implementation

February 8, 2016 PTdrivers 7

Home | Cameras | Cameras Reviews HTC RE Camera Review: Fun Concept, Patchy Implementation by Ershad Kaleebullah , 29 December 2014 Many believe that smartphones have turned us into trigger-happy zombies who would rather capture an entire concert on video than actually enjoy the show. We don't really want to discuss about their beliefs here, but we'd like to highlight one thing: the convenience of fishing out your smartphone from the pocket to capture a moment is unparalleled. Additionally, this candybar-shaped device inside your pocket is fast becoming a quite capable shooter that can at times give many digital cameras a run for their money.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are sports and action cameras like the GoPro Hero series which can be a great companion for people who want to dabble in a little bit of adventure videography. Here again, the focus is on hands-free operation.
In short, there is no dearth of convenient shooters that can get the job done in a swift ..

HTC One A9 and HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM 4

HTC One A9 and HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM

January 2, 2018 PTdrivers 0

Ever since HTC unveiled its One A9 smartphone back in October in New York, the smartphone has been in news thanks to its similarity to the iPhone 6. Following several reports calling the One A9's design 'heavily' inspired by the iPhone, the Taiwanese company got defensive, refuting the claims and even suggested that Apple had copied HTC and not vice-versa.
The phone has only been available in a limited number of markets till now. HTC on Wednesday announced the HTC One A9 in India alongside the Desire 828 Dual SIM. The company confirmed that both phones will start shipping to India in the next two weeks, and has chosen to withhold pricing information until then. The company stated that pricing will be announced closer to the date of availability. In line with what the company's Chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang has previously said, the company stressed that the One A9 will be a 'good alternative to the iPhone.' The HTC One A9 boasts of a metal unibody design as ..

HTC One E9s Dual SIM Review 5

HTC One E9s Dual SIM Review

November 18, 2017 PTdrivers 0

HTC was a major player in the Android smartphone market not too long ago, but has been on a steady decline. It's evident when you see that HTC's share in the India smartphone market is just 1.4 percent, down from 10 percent in Q3 2011. Last year's HTC One (M8) (Review | Pictures) got some praise from us, but this year's flagship HTC One M9+ (Review) left us wanting more. HTC hasn't produced a clear winner in a very long time.

The Taiwanese manufacturer hasn't quite given up just yet, and one of its latest launches in India is the HTC One E9s Dual SIM. The device is a part of the top-end One range of products, but is more affordable than its flagship namesakes. With its plastic body and typically mid-range spec-sheet, the One E9s Dual SIM, on paper, seems like an overpriced mid-range smartphone. We find out if there's more to it in our review.
Look and feel
Although the One E9s Dual SIM is to be considered among the top tier of HTC smartphones, its pl..

HTC Flyer Review 6

HTC Flyer Review

March 16, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Introduction
Introduced at the Mobile World Congress in February HTC took a different approach towards tablet design. The Flyer was unique amongst its Android brethren from the moment of inception, featuring a 7-Inch display, Android Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb, and a stylus.
The question is, do these make the Flyer a better tablet device in comparison to the competition?
Packaging and Content
Device presentation has always been HTC's forte and with their flagship tablet HTC pulls all stops. Normally, tablets are pricey and don't come with a decent amount of usable accessories. But HTC provides a suave leather case for the device, lined with felt-like micro-fibers, headphones, the HTC Magic Pen, the USB cable, the charger and the Flyer itself.
Hardware and Styling
The Flyer features a uni-body design,which is immensely classy. If you happen to miss the large HTC logo on the rear, you could easily mistake it for an Apple product. The back is covered by a layer of aluminum..