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 →
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.
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.
Over the past week some Android fans have expressed disappointment that HTC’s new One M9 flagship phone looks so similar to the One M8 that it released a year ago. Even though the One M8 won major acclaim for its gorgeous design, some fans were apparently craving something fresh, especially since Samsung boldly redesigned its flagship Galaxy S lineup with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The Verge has posted a video interview with HTC industrial design chief Claude Zellweger, who says we should really be paying more attention to some of the smaller details on the One M9 that really set it apart from the One M8. More →
HTC had a surprising announcement at the end of its HTC One M9 Utopia media event on Sunday, a “one more thing” moment of its own in which it announced a product that nobody saw coming: the HTC Vive virtual reality headset developed in cooperation with Valve. The device is as real as it gets, but it’s not ready for primetime, and all I could do was look at it while at HTC’s booth at MWC and wonder what it’ll have to offer. More →
We all knew that we would see the HTC One M9 this weekend, but we had no idea it would be the least exciting product announced at the company’s MWC 2015 press conference.
That’s not to say that the One M9 isn’t an impressive device — although, for all intents and purposes, it’s a remaster of last year’s One M8, there’s no denying that it’s still one of the best Android devices on the market… but the Grip and the Vive are what really kept us hooked. More →
Sunday was easily one of the biggest days of 2015 for smartphone fans around the world, who watched along as three of the most impressive phones that have ever been created were unveiled at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show. HTC was up first, and the company showed off its next-generation HTC One M9 flagship phone, a sleek and elegant handset that continues HTC’s long tradition of class leading design. Then Samsung’s event kicked off, and the company unveiled its stunning new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones.
Now that all three of these great new Android phones are official, it’s time to run through a quick comparison and find out how they stack up against each other. More →
HTC’s big news out of Mobile World Congress 2015 is the HTC One M9, but the company had another surprise for the audience in Barcelona: the HTC Grip. That’s right, HTC is building it’s own wearable device. We’ve seen plenty of fitness bands over the past several years, but HTC thinks that it can target a group of athletes who aren’t getting what they need from the current selection. More →
After months of rumors and speculation, the HTC One M9 is finally here.
Then again, you might not have realized it unless you were paying very close attention. HTC says that the design of the M9 is a mashup of the best aspects of the M7 and the M8, and although that may be the case, it has resulted in a phone so familiar that you might mistake it for last year’s model.
Here’s the catch: last year’s model is still one of the best Android smartphones on the market.
I’m not sure if there’s still room in the market for more smart health and fitness trackers, but HTC thinks that one group of consumers is being woefully underserved by the current lineup.
As HTC explained to me at a recent press event, most of the current products are for people who are trying to motivate themselves to get off the couch. People who are training for marathons or have a regimented workout routine don’t need an app to tell them that they’ve run 25 miles — they need a device that will actually do something with that information. More →
After leaking repeatedly over the past few weeks, the HTC One M9 is finally official. HTC took the stage at MWC 2015 on Sunday to reveal the next evolution in its flagship series, and although it’s not a radical leap over last year’s model, it’s another stunning, powerful phone that is sure to hold its own in the competitive Android smartphone market.