Taiwan’s HTC unveils new rival to iPhone 5

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Models are photographed with the new HTC J Butterfly smartphone, featuring a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1920×1080 resolution, at a launch party in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. AP/WALLY SANTANA

TAIPEI—Taiwan’s HTC on Tuesday unveiled a new smartphone boasting a higher resolution display that Apple’s iPhone 5 just days before its rival’s latest handset goes on sale on the island.

The HTC Butterfly features a 5-inch screen with a pixel density of 440 ppi (pixels per inch) and full 1080P HD resolution, compared to the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen at 326 ppi at a lower resolution.

“We are confident that HTC Butterfly will set a new example for high-end smartphones,” chief executive Peter Chou said at the launch in Taipei.

HTC sells its own smartphones and also makes handsets for a number of leading US companies, including Google’s Nexus One.

The company recently unveiled a new series of smartphones as it faces intense competition from Apple and South Korea’s Samsung and seen its third-quarter profit tumble 79.1 percent year on year.

HTC and Apple were locked in more than 20 patent lawsuits worldwide until the two firms reached a global patent settlement last month. The world’s leading technology firms have routinely pounded each other with patent suits.

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  • DakuAkongUtin

    Apple iphone 5 is all hype. Go for HTC and Samsung.

  • jolly_baby

    Bakit is iPhone kinumpara? Samsung s3 yung nangunguna both sa sales at technology/features… so di nila kaya samsung?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6DOQ2XTESCE4IABT3LPXXQ2RA Bong

    if its same price with A forget it..

  • Retsameht

    TO ALL PELEPENOS!

    Tangkeleken nenyo ang sareleng aten! howag yong mga gawa ng ebang bansa na kagaya ng Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Nokia, etc…

    Tangkeleken nenyo ang Pelepeno products, kagaya ng:

    1. Showbiz chismis, wowowee, eat bulaga..
    2. Mga langka-kwenta-kwentang pelekola, gaya ng Enteng Kabisote, Tanging Ina, at mga penoy sex movies, mga pelekolang tungkol sa kabet at hewalayan.. mga bold films.. etc..
    3. Pacquiao, pacquiao, pacquiao… at pacquiao… tapos pacquiao na naman for presedent!
    4. Pacquiao olet!
    5. Mga CD nila Sarah Geronimo, Regine, Ogie, Jaya, Martin Nievera, Charisse.. please bilhin nyo CD nila! kung ayaw nyo bilhin, please kahit i-download nyo nalang!

    Naku! Sa pasko puro tagalog ang palabas sa sinehan! Hay sus! Shake, rattle and roll 16, Enteng kabisote 7, etc.. etc.. Mabuti pa Manood na agad ako ng THE HOBBIT before its too late..

    Hay pelepeno, GUMISING NA KAYO!

    • watsupketchup

      Ano bang cellphone ang gawa sa Pinas?

      Huwag tangkilikin ang gawa ng Apple, Samsung HTC, etc, pero ang gusto mo ipalit Wowee, Sarah Geronimo, Charisse.

      Nag iisip ka ba?

      • Retsameht

        Hoy watsupketchup! BOBO KA! TANGA KA!

        Walang prodokto cellphone ang pelepenas! Lahat ng senabe ko, yan lang ang prodokto ng pelepenas! poro kabalbalan… 

        Kagaya mo! ang heleg mo somawsaw sa mga komento ng ebang tao!

        BOBONG PELEPENO KA watsupketchup! Put-ang Enamow!

      • boy_pickUpero

        Haay sana wala ka pang anak retsameht.. kasi pag nagparami ka ng lahi, babagsak an pilipinas.. :-(

      • Retsameht

        boy_pickUpero-gagow… wala ako sa pelepenes..

        ekaw eng keseme se pegbegsek ng pelepens kese bobo ka..

      • boy_pickUpero

        hehehe okie sabe mo eh. buti wala ka dito. :-) kasi kung andito ka, dagdag ka lang sa dumi sa paligid. hahahaha! :-) 

      • Retsameht

        Eh tangeks ka pala eh…
        Kaya madungis ang pelepens dahil sa mga bugonks na kagaya mo.. ikaw dapat isama kang sunugin sa smokey mountain dahil hampas lupang basura ka ng Pelepens…

        Hahahahahaha…!

        Sige tumira ka pa.. sasagot pako sayo.. Ogags!

      • boy_pickUpero

        hahahahaha natatawa ko sayo, yang mga salita mo sir pang-squatter po. hihihihi :-) anyway, kung ganyan talaga kinalakhan mo, wala ko magagawa. puro thrash talk, halatang puro thrash ang environment simula pagkabata.. kawawa naman. hahahahaahahahaha 

      • Retsameht

        Kahit na ano pa sabihin mo, BOBO ka talaga boy_pickUpero!

        Ang mga kagayang mo walang alam kundi ang makialam sa komento ng ibang tao, para lang ipakitang superior ka sa iba.

        Sorry pards, BOBO KA! Period.

      • Retsameht

        Ah.. oo nga pala, me pahabol pako.. eto..

        BOBO ka boy_pickUpero!

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      • boy_pickUpero

        ngayon ko lang narealize nagsasayang lang ako oras sayo. pero sige sir, kahit kaw po huling bumanat, pagbibigyan nalang kita. kawawa ka naman eh. at mag-comment ka man, napaka-irrelevant ng message. hehehe :-) 

        Expected na same words din lang itytype mo. pero nabilib ako sayo kasi kaya mo rin pala gumamit ng internet kahit taga-squatter ka! kudos sir! (congrats kung di mo gets kudos ;p) pwede kita hangaan don, other than that, wala.. squatter talaga.. hihi sorry ;-) have a nice day! :p

      • watsupketchup

        Squatter pala kausap ko. La kwenta kung patulan ko pa. Nyahaha!

      • Retsameht

        Ang hilig mo kasing sumawsaw sa mga comment ng ibang tao… akala mo kung sino kang magaleng ne pelepeno, hari ka naman ng tangeks!

        Gumawa ka ng sarili mong comment bobo…

      • boy_pickUpero

        tomoo!!!

  • wgd82

    Battery life… battery life…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SUI53QYOE4RGTY4NSFPMXKACS4 ray

    why you filipinos do not manufacture your own cell phones, cars, etc?   no skills, brains to do it?

    • RiverHorse

      you’re damned right most filipinos don’t… most of us filipinos are into politicking, gossiping and
      other gay stuffs. if only those who comprise this majority will have the
      balls to get out of their comfort zone, we filipinos will be getting
      somewhere.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000405903680 Garo Ungaro

      good question?…

    • watsupketchup

      Think about the cellphone brands myPhone and Torque. 

      Will you patronize those products?

  • http://twitter.com/pablobartolome2 pablo bartolome

    htc ayaw ko

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UMBEW77YA7PY7CYLVXMGKSCHH4 Benigno

    Ang ibig sabihin ba ng HTC is (Hongkong Taiwan China)? kung ganon, nako produkto pala ito ng mga intsik. hindi dapat ito suportahan ng mga Pilipino.

    • Facilitator1

      Anything “Made in CHINA” should or rather, MUST be rejected by all PINOYS. We, as a nation, might NOT win a ALL-OUT shooting war with the aggressive, BULLY DRAGON but we can slowly weaken her by a non-violent coercive tactic–BOYCOTT ALL CHINESE PRODUCTS!!! NOW na…

      • MrJoseRizal

        Am sure product boycotts by pinoys would be a big impact in China’s GDP… right?

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