HTC One M9 vs. Plus

Leak: Forget the One M9, this is the HTC phone you’ve been waiting for

By on March 23, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

Leak: Forget the One M9, this is the HTC phone you’ve been waiting for

HTC only announced a single HTC One M9 version at Mobile World Congress, even though various reports suggested that a slightly bigger “Plus” model would also be unveiled. In fact, rumors persist that the company will indeed launch a HTC One M9 Plus model later this year, with new unofficial renders published on Twitter showing the size differences between the regular 5-inch model and 5.2-inch “Plus” model. More →

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Review
HTC One M9 Review

HTC One M9 review

By on March 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

HTC One M9 review

It’s easy to call the HTC One M9 the best smartphone HTC has ever built; HTC outdoes itself each and every year, as we have come to expect, and the M9 is better than its predecessor in nearly every way. It’s also easy to call the HTC One M9 the most important smartphone HTC has ever built; the company continues to struggle against rivals 10 times its size that are currently dominating the smartphone market.

The real task here is to determine whether or not HTC’s new One is real competition for rival flagship smartphones, and that question is more difficult to answer in 2015 than it has ever been before. More →

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HTC CEO Cher Wang

Big shake-up: HTC’s Peter Chou out as CEO, replaced by founder Cher Wang

By on March 20, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Big shake-up: HTC’s Peter Chou out as CEO, replaced by founder Cher Wang

Peter Chou has been at the helm of HTC for years, guiding the company as it rose to briefly become the top player in the smartphone market. Unfortunately, he was also guiding the company as sales plummeted over the past few years, forcing the smartphone maker to cut costs and rethink its entire strategy.

Now, Chou’s time at the top of the company is no more. HTC announced on Friday morning that Chou is stepping down as CEO, and he will be replaced by chairwoman and company co-founder Cher Wang. More →

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HTC One M9 Video

Watch: Good luck figuring out what’s going on in these 10 new HTC One M9 promos

By on March 19, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Watch: Good luck figuring out what’s going on in these 10 new HTC One M9 promos

HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something of a history together, and so far it has yielded a series of bizarre device advertisements that do precious little to actually… advertise devices. Instead, the company’s RDJ campaign has been a brand awareness effort of sorts, however successful or unsuccessful it might be at this point.

As weird as the ads have been so far, though, you’ve never seen anything quite like the 10 new promo videos HTC and Robert Downey Jr. just released for the HTC One M9.

At least, we think they’re meant to promote the HTC One M9. You be the judge. More →

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HTC UH OH

HTC just announced an industry-leading new device protection plan for the HTC One M9

By on March 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

HTC just announced an industry-leading new device protection plan for the HTC One M9

HTC has had a program in place for some time that provided its customers with one free device replacement in the event of a cracked screen within the first 12 months, but now the company has upped the ante and introduced an even better program.

Dubbed “UH OH” (ugh) and set to launch alongside the new HTC One M9 in the coming weeks, the program provides users with one free replacement M9 in the event that they crack a screen, drop the phone in water or even switch carriers within the first 12 months of purchase. More →

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HTC One M9 Battery Life

Battery life might be a big problem for the HTC One M9

By on March 17, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Battery life might be a big problem for the HTC One M9

As good looking the HTC One M9 might be, the handset has received some criticism from some Android fans who expected HTC to do more than just refine and polish the HTC One M8’s design. It also didn’t help that, for the first time ever, Samsung actually came out with a Galaxy S model that touts a beautiful design and premium materials to match its powerful components.

However, in addition to a phone’s looks there are many other factors that might influence a buyer’s decision, and it looks like the HTC One M9 might have problems in this area as well. More →

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HTC One M9 Release Videos

Watch: Your first official look at the HTC One M9’s best features

By on March 16, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

Watch: Your first official look at the HTC One M9’s best features

HTC might not be ready to release the HTC One M9 in any market, including its home country, but you can still experience what owning the handset should feel like. The company published several new HTC One M9 videos on its official YouTube channel, offering fans a first look at the device, as well as focusing on several of the phone’s new features. More →

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HTC One M9 Release Date and Price

The HTC One M9 finally has a release date – but not in the U.S.

By on March 13, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

The HTC One M9 finally has a release date – but not in the U.S.

The HTC One M9 is by far one of the best Android phones of the year, even if HTC may have lost the battle with Samsung at MWC 2015, at least when it comes to the attention received by their latest mobile devices during the show. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 models, and especially the S6 edge, surprised the audience, being completely new designs, while the HTC One M9 is more of a refinement of last year’s top HTC phone.

Even so, the HTC One M9 will certainly impress many potential buyers, and the phone already has a release date and pricing details for Taiwan. More interestingly, ePrice reports the phone will be available in two distinct versions, when it comes to storage. More →

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HTC One E9 Specs Release Date

Forget the One M9: This is the HTC phone we wanted

By on March 11, 2015 at 2:14 PM.

Forget the One M9: This is the HTC phone we wanted

The HTC One M9 is a great looking phone with some notable improvements over its predecessor, but there’s no denying that it was overshadowed by the radical redesign of the Galaxy S6 at MWC 2015. Rather than push the envelope, HTC is sticking with what worked last year for its latest flagship… but who’s to say that’s the only phone HTC is preparing for the spring? More →

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HTC One M9 Release Date

Major leak may have just revealed HTC One M9’s price and release date

By on March 9, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

Major leak may have just revealed HTC One M9’s price and release date

Apple wasn’t the first company in the world to launch a new flagship product on an annual basis, but the company certainly popularized the tradition among smartphone makers. The Cupertino-based company introduces one or more new iPhone models each year, and they go on sale soon after in place of the last year’s phones.

Several other companies have followed Apple’s lead, and now it appears as though HTC may have taken this custom to a level that not even Apple has achieved at this point. More →

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HTC One M9 Plus Photos

Huge leak: Unreleased ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ pictured for the first time

By on March 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Huge leak: Unreleased ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ pictured for the first time

HTC just announced its sleek new HTC One M9 flagship smartphone earlier this week, but the rumor mill has already moved on to bigger and better things. The new M9 features a design that is similar to last year’s HTC One M8 smartphone, but the internals have been upgraded and several key pain points have been addressed. Most importantly, the rear UltraPixel camera has been replaced with a much more capable 20-megapixel unit.

As nice as the new M9 looks, however, an even newer flagship smartphone from HTC has just been pictured for the first time. More →

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