The comeback trail is long, winding and almost entirely uphill. It is not impossible to trek — just ask Apple, which battled back from the brink of bankruptcy to become the most valuable technology company on the planet. It certainly isn’t an easy hike though, and it takes determination, smart marketing and great products. The HTC One (M8) is certainly a solid start, but it will take much more than one Android phone to put HTC back on the right path… even if it is the best Android phone in the world.
Let’s say that you want to buy an HTC One (M8) but you aren’t too keen on the device’s standard silver or grey — well, it looks like you’re going to get another option. @evleaks has just posted a press render of a blue version of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone and as you can see, the device looks pretty sweet with an aqua blue tint.We have no idea when the blue version of the HTC One (M8) will release but @evleaks doesn’t typically acquire press renders unless a device’s launch is imminent, which suggests HTC will release it sooner rather than later.
After Myce discovered in the Chromium issue tracker a fish-based codename (Flounder) for a Google device running an early-May Android version, speculating that Flounder may be the Nexus 8/9 tablet tipped to be made by HTC, xda-developers has dug deeper and found more evidence that HTC is the maker of Flounder. Additionally, what could also be a Nexus device codenamed “Molly” has also been spotted. More →
The HTC One (M8) is a great phone. In fact, we recently called it the best Android phone in the world. While the design is the most obvious plus for the M8, HTC’s new and improved front-facing BoomSound speakers mark another area where HTC’s flagship phone shames rival handsets. As good as BoomSound is on the M8, however, Sprint’s special Harman Kardon edition promises sound that is somehow even better. Does it deliver? Sprint sent us one a couple of weeks ago so we could find out for ourselves. More →
HTC’s One (M8) and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 are two of the best Android smartphones that will launch in 2014. In fact, they’re two of the best smartphones that have ever existed, period. But there are plenty of other fantastic phones set to debut this year and people in the market for a new handset might want to think twice before rushing into a new contract right now. More →
How would you like to own the best Android phone on the planet for half price up front? On Thursday, for one day only, HTC is selling its brand new flagship HTC One (M8) for just $99.99, or 50% off the phone’s regular up-front price. The sale price requires buyers to sign a new two-year service contract, of course, and it applies to the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint versions of the M8. More →
After employing the chief of Gotham’s finest and Iron Man himself to promote the new HTC One (M8) – though they were not in character in those commercials – HTC is ready to use an actual hero to promote the handset — at least by association. The Taiwanese handset maker will offer a few lucky winners a limited edition S.H.I.E.L.D. HTC One (M8) phone that has a S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on the back and identifying number. More →
Last year’s flagship HTC One smartphone was later joined by a supersized HTC One max phablet, but the gigantic handset didn’t seem to gain much traction in a market dominated by the Galaxy Note 3 and other massive Samsung phones. The struggling smartphone maker is finally seeing some momentum thanks to its new HTC One (M8) flagship phone though, and it will apparently soon look to build on that momentum with a phablet currently being referred to as the “HTC One (M8) Prime.” More →
The HTC One (M8) is one of the best phones of the year so far – the phone that changed everything again, according to BGR’s thorough review – but it won’t be HTC’s only smartphone part of the One family this year. The company is expected to soon launch an HTC One mini 2 device, a slightly smaller and cheaper version of its top handset. More →
HTC’s new flagship HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone in the world for a number of reasons. The design is gorgeous, the build is impeccable and the software is refined and modern. The killer sound is an added benefit thanks to HTC’s front-facing “BoomSound” setup, but Sprint subscribers have access to an even better version of the M8 that includes Harman Kardon audio tuning. Thanks to some handwork over on the XDA Developers forum, however, any HTC One (M8) owner can now enjoy the added benefits of the Harman Kardon limited edition version. More →
Samsung is rumored to be prepping a Galaxy S5 Prime model that will feature a better screen and processor, but the company may not be the only one working on a Prime version of its high-end 2014 handset. HTC is now said to have an HTC One (M8) Prime model in the works as well, although it’s not clear what such a device will have to offer. More →
HTC may mock Samsung’s use of plastic for its flagship smartphone but the Taiwanese company isn’t above using plastic itself for mid-range devices. Unnamed sources tell Engadget that HTC’s upcoming HTC M8 Ace smartphone will be a plastic device that will have almost the exact same major specifications as Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (a 5-inch 1080p display, a a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, etc.) but will be priced at around $480 off contract, or more than $150 less than the Galaxy S5’s off-contract price of $650. More →