Galaxy S6 Release

The 3 best Android phones on the planet each launch today

By on April 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The 3 best Android phones on the planet each launch today

Rarer than a royal straight, a four-leaf clover, winning the lottery or even getting struck by lightning twice is an occurrence we like to call “fanpocalypse.” It’s that rare time when hardcore Apple fans and hardcore Android fans alike have brand new product launches to fawn over on the same day.

In the case of Apple fans, the Apple Watch is available to try on in stores and to preorder beginning today. And for Android fans, we have three of the biggest releases of the year all on one day. More →

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HTC One M9+ Release Date

HTC just unveiled its best smartphone ever – and you can’t buy it

By on April 8, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

HTC just unveiled its best smartphone ever – and you can’t buy it

HTC’s upcoming new flagship HTC One M9 smartphone is a terrific handset that will launch in the United States this coming Friday. We sang the phone plenty of praise in our in-depth HTC One M9 review, though we did complain that the device is a bit too similar to its predecessor at a time when differentiation is of the utmost importance, especially since Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 has been redesigned from the ground up.

What if we told you that a new HTC phone exists that packs all of the differentiation you were hoping for in the One M9? And now what if we told you that you can’t buy it? More →

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Samsung Earnings Q1 2015

Samsung and HTC both rebounded in Q1 with surprisingly strong earnings

By on April 7, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Samsung and HTC both rebounded in Q1 with surprisingly strong earnings

Sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are thought to have remained incredibly strong during the first calendar quarter of 2015, but that seemingly wasn’t enough to hold Samsung and HTC back from showing some serious signs of life. Both Android phone makers posted their unaudited first-quarter results early Tuesday morning, and both companies impressed investors with better-than-expected numbers. More →

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HTC One M9 Plus

HTC One M9 Plus hardware specs uncovered in leaked teaser images

By on April 2, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

HTC One M9 Plus hardware specs uncovered in leaked teaser images

There’s no question that the HTC One M9 is the best phone that HTC has ever released, but something even better appears to be right round the corner. On Thursday, several promo images of a new HTC phone leaked on to the Internet. Although we can’t confirm the identity of the device in the photos, we’re willing to bet that it’s the HTC One M9 Plus. More →

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HTC One M8s Release Date, Price and Specs

HTC is not done releasing HTC One M8 versions

By on April 2, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

HTC is not done releasing HTC One M8 versions

Many people criticized HTC’s strategy of turning the HTC One M9 into a refined version of last year’s HTC One M8, even though the phone is one of the best Android devices that’ll be available in stores this year. And HTC is not done imagining smartphones based on its 2014 hit smartphone, as the company on Thursday unveiled a brand new handset built using the same recipe. More →

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HTC One E9 Plus Release Date

HTC’s new phablet might be even better than the One M9

By on March 30, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

HTC’s new phablet might be even better than the One M9

The HTC One M9 is the only flagship smartphone HTC announced so far this year, in spite of reports that said a slightly bigger HTC One M9 Plus version might also be in the works. It turns out HTC does have a new 5.5-inch smartphone ready, at least for Chinese buyers interested in even bigger displays in their smartphones, the HTC One E9+, which the company quietly unveiled on Sunday. More →

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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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