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Confirmed: Device that may be 2014’s best Android phone will have 2014’s worst name

Zach Epstein
March 4th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
All New HTC One Details

HTC is very, very good at making phones. Unfortunately, the company is not as good at selling phones and its struggles continued in February as sales declined more than 36% on-year to $238.5 million.

HTC is also quite bad at naming things. If you cringed at names like “BoomSound” and “Zoe” when they were announced last year, you’re not alone. And it looks like HTC plans to carry forward its tradition of awful names when its brand new flagship smartphone is unveiled later this month.

HTC on Monday tweeted a photograph of a sign that it put up at retailer Selfridges in the UK. The sign reads “Feel it 25.3.14” beneath the following branding: “The All New HTC One.”

Yes, that will be the name of the sequel to what may be the best all-around Android phone of all time.

Rumors emerged last month that HTC planned to call its 2014 flagship smartphone “The All New HTC One,” but most people likely held onto hope that the rumors were just a misunderstanding and HTC would launch the phone with a much better name. Sadly, it looks like that will not be the case.

At least it’s not called the “HTC One 2,” we suppose.

According to earlier rumors, The All New HTC One will feature a 5-inch 1080p HD display, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor, dual rear cameras for 3D photo and video capture, a dual-LED flash, Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 6.0.

The new phone will be unveiled at a press conference on March 25th where BGR will be reporting live, and an early 12-minute hands-on video of The All New HTC One can be seen here.

Zach Epstein

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.

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