Things have been downhill for HTC ever since its record revenue run in mid-2011. In fact, launching the best Android smartphone in the world seemingly hasn’t even helped get HTC back on track, and the company just posted its first ever quarterly loss. The struggling Taiwan-based smartphone maker will take one last crack at reversing course in 2013 when it launches the much rumored HTC One Max, a phablet version of the sleek HTC One smartphone it released earlier this year. The One Max has leaked several times already, but newly published photos of the phablet from Android Central reveal Verizon Wireless branding, thus firming up earlier rumors that the phablet would launch on Verizon sometime in the fourth quarter. Other rumored HTC One Max specs include a massive 6-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor, up to 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a 3,200 mAh battery. A second leaked photo of the HTC One Max follows below.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.