HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition Review

Does the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition really sound that much better than the original?

By on May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Does the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition really sound that much better than the original?

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 →

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Best Android Phone 2014

Here are all the most exciting unreleased Android phones coming in 2014

By on May 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Here are all the most exciting unreleased Android phones coming in 2014

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 →

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HTC One M8 Sale

The best Android phone in the world is on sale for half off

By on May 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The best Android phone in the world is on sale for half off

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 →

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HTC One (M8) SHIELD Special Edition

This is the only way to recognize your fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. employees on the street

By on May 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

This is the only way to recognize your fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. employees on the street

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 →

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HTC One M8 Prime Specs

HTC’s upcoming flagship phablet rumored to be an absolute beast

By on May 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM.

HTC’s upcoming flagship phablet rumored to be an absolute beast

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 →

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HTC Earnings Forecast Q2 2014

HTC forecasts Q2 profit as revenue seen doubling

By on May 6, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

HTC forecasts Q2 profit as revenue seen doubling

HTC still hasn’t shared any firm numbers that might reveal how well its new flagship HTC One (M8) is faring against stiff competition from Samsung and Apple, but figures released in the vendor’s second-quarter forecast suggest that the handset has been well-received by consumers. More →

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HTC One mini 2 Press Renders and Specs

New version of the best Android phone in the world leaks

By on May 5, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

New version of the best Android phone in the world leaks

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 →

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HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Conversion

You can now turn any HTC One (M8) into the Harman Kardon edition

By on May 2, 2014 at 3:36 PM.

You can now turn any HTC One (M8) into the Harman Kardon edition

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 →

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HTC One (M8) Prime Rumor

HTC apparently needs an M8 Prime to take on the Galaxy S5

By on April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM.

HTC apparently needs an M8 Prime to take on the Galaxy S5

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 →

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HTC Vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

New report suggests HTC’s next phone will seriously undercut the Galaxy S5

By on April 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM.

New report suggests HTC’s next phone will seriously undercut the Galaxy S5

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 →

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HTC Executive Croyle Leaving

In a potential major blow, HTC loses the man behind its gorgeous smartphone designs

By on April 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM.

In a potential major blow, HTC loses the man behind its gorgeous smartphone designs

Things just don’t seem to ever go right for HTC, do they? Just as it’s been generating a lot of hype and acclaim for its new HTC One (M8) flagship smartphone, it looks like the man behind the One (M8)’s killer design is leaving the company. The Verge reports that Scott Croyle, who has “led HTC’s industrial design and user experience teams since his One & Co studio was acquired in 2008,” will be departing the company to work on unspecified new projects. More →

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HTC Camera Selfie Market

HTC has a secret weapon for taking on Samsung, and it’s not what you think

By on April 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

HTC has a secret weapon for taking on Samsung, and it’s not what you think

No matter how positive the reviews are for its products, HTC can’t seem to break out from behind the shadow of Samsung. Without a veritable army of devices flooding store shelves, it’s difficult for any phone maker to make an impact in the Android smartphone market. But HTC believes that by closing the gap on dedicated cameras, it can attract an even wider audience while trumping the competition. More →

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HTC Hires Samsung Marketing Chief

HTC scores a major coup against Samsung, hires the man behind its killer ad campaigns

By on April 18, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

HTC scores a major coup against Samsung, hires the man behind its killer ad campaigns

Is HTC finally, at long, long last, going to get a decent marketing campaign? The Wall Street Journal reports that HTC has officially brought on Paul Golden, Samsung’s former U.S. marketing chief, to be a consultant to HTC chairwoman Cher Wang. During his time at Samsung from 2008 through 2012, Golden was instrumental in establishing the company’s Galaxy brand as the main alternative to Apple’s iPhone through a series of first-rate ads that often took humorous shots at Apple fans’ expense. What this means for HTC’s future marketing efforts is unclear but we can bet that there won’t be any more horrendous Robert Downey Jr. spots or ads about Hipster Troll Car Washes going forward.

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