HTC Lead Designer Leaves

HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

By on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

It’s never a good sign to see a major executive shakeup at a company just after it makes a major product launch — see Windows 8 architect Steven Sinofsky’s abrupt departure from Microsoft after Windows 8 launched, for instance. This is now the case with HTC, which last week announced that CEO Peter Chou would be replaced by chairman Cher Wang less than a month after the company unveiled its flagship HTC One M9 phone. And now Engadget brings us word of another key departure: Jonah Becker, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, who leaves the company after just a year working as its lead designer. More →

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HTC One M9 vs. M8

Not even HTC can tell the difference between the One M9 and M8

By on March 27, 2015 at 10:12 AM.

Not even HTC can tell the difference between the One M9 and M8

The HTC One M9 is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now, just like its predecessors. But unlike in previous years, HTC has the misfortune of fighting against completely new iPhone and Galaxy S designs while the HTC One M9 looks too much like last year’s HTC One M8.

In fact, last year’s model and this year’s M9 are so similar that not even HTC’s social networking team can tell them apart. More →

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HTC One M9 Prices: T-Mobile vs. AT&T

T-Mobile beats AT&T’s full HTC One M9 price

By on March 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM.

T-Mobile beats AT&T’s full HTC One M9 price

T-Mobile and AT&T on Thursday both unveiled preorder details for the HTC One M9. Buyers looking to score the new HTC flagship handset should know that, while the two carriers have rather similar offers, T-Mobile’s price is slightly better than AT&T’s, especially for off-contract purchases. More →

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HTC One M9 Release Date

Surprise! HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight at midnight

By on March 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Surprise! HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight at midnight

Remember when HTC America president Jason Mackenzie announced last week that the new HTC One M9 will be released on April 10th? Well, that’s not entirely true anymore — but don’t worry, the change in launch plans isn’t due to any sort of delay. Instead, the opposite is the case: HTC announced on Thursday morning that its flagship One M9 smartphone will become available for purchase on HTC’s website beginning tonight at midnight.

Surprise! More →

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HTC One M9 Plus Specs Leak

Specs leak for HTC’s beastly Galaxy Note 4 rival

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:32 AM.

Specs leak for HTC’s beastly Galaxy Note 4 rival

HTC’s One M9 is set to go head-to-head against Samsung’s Galaxy S6, but that’s not the only phone HTC is planning on challenging this spring. Nowhereelse.fr has spotted some leaked specifications that are supposedly for the HTC One M9 Plus, which will be HTC’s 2015 flagship phablet that will be its answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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HTC One M9 Plus Release Date

Photos of ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ leak; debut coming before One M9 even launches?

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Photos of ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ leak; debut coming before One M9 even launches?

File this one under “huh?!” — it looks like HTC will unveil a new version of its flagship HTC One M9 smartphone… before the HTC One M9 even launches.

Things are getting more and more confusing at HTC these days. As we stated in our One M9 review, HTC’s new flagship smartphone is a fantastic handset, but it’s far too similar to last year’s model for its own good. Now, however, it looks like HTC is about to unveil a new, new version of its flagship phone that features the updated design we’ve been looking for.

Now, for the bad news: It appears as though it might be a regional play that won’t immediately be available for sale in the United States. More →

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HTC One M9 Themes

New HTC website give you a deep dive into the One M9’s personalization features

By on March 24, 2015 at 8:40 PM.

New HTC website give you a deep dive into the One M9’s personalization features

There are plenty of great features included in the HTC One M9 that will make it a competitive device throughout 2015, but one of my personal favorites doesn’t even require you to own the phone. Alongside the launch of the One M9, HTC has revealed the HTC Themes website, which allows users to design custom themes, wallpapers and ringtones for their phones. More →

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HTC One M9 Review

The best (and worst) thing about the HTC One M9

By on March 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM.

The best (and worst) thing about the HTC One M9

The new and improved HTC flagship phone for the first half of 2015 has finally been weighed and measured by technology bloggers and the press. Unfortunately for HTC, however, a common thread was found throughout. Everyone seems to agree that the new HTC One M9 is a fantastic smartphone inside and out, featuring cutting-edge specs and a stunning design that outclasses almost every rival smartphone on the market.

But that stunning design is also shaping up to be a big problem for HTC. More →

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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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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 Overheating

HTC reportedly fixes the One M9 so it won’t scald your hand

By on March 19, 2015 at 4:48 PM.

HTC reportedly fixes the One M9 so it won’t scald your hand

HTC has apparently finalized the software for the HTC One M9, which means the device should soon be available to consumers. Even more importantly, the overheating problem spotted a few days ago during benchmark tests has also been fixed. 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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