HTC One Mini Vs HTC One: The Launch Buzz… Set for August 3rd Release

Joining the league of speculations surrounding HTC, the latest one indicates towards the firm getting all geared up to roll out a mini version of its flagship the One device, touted as the HTC One Mini on August 3 in Germany.

Coming via a German site Teltarif.de, the information specifies that the upcoming One Mini smartphone will go on sale on O2, which is Germany’s fourth largest carrier.

However, this is not the only buzz in the rumor mill. Earlier reports also indicated towards the same August 3rd launch date and O2 carrier for the One Mini.

Designed with a 4.3-inch screen, the HTC One Mini is expected to hold 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. With 4-megapixel camera, the device might run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Sometime in June, news reported in Bloomberg claimed the arrival of the HTC One Mini in summer this year and retailing by August.

Reports have suggested that the smartphone will make its way to AT&T and T-Mobile carriers, going off in a UAProf as well.

The expected release dates indicate that the device might hit the shelves anytime soon now. In case the HTC One Mini sees a July or August release, would you be considering buying one?

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HTC One Strikes Out With All-metal Casing, Will Apple Game Up Its iPhone 5’s Design?

HTC has scored high with the stylish all-aluminum design and features of its flagship the One smartphone, giving iPhone 5 a reason to smart up its game.

Quite a hit among consumers, the HTC One has become a critical competitor in the market shelves for firms such as Apple and Samsung.

Apple’s iPhone 5 uses same aluminum body with glass top and bottom row at the back that helps the antenna inside to broadcast and receive signals. However, the HTC One, on the other hand offers a more seamless design with an antenna built inside the metal back of the phone.

With a perfect design and finish, the One was also hit with certain complaints of being a fragile device. However, the smartphone became a breakthrough device and got the Taiwanese firm good fortunes. HTC made the One smartphone with high quality material and a unique design that surely gives Apple a reason to look for some serious competition.… Read the rest

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The Battle Just Got Fierce: HTC One Vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs. Sony Xperia Z

Latest smartphones in the market are all battling to grasp the top slot, giving consumers a plethora of choices in terms of specifications, features and styles. With so much out there for grabs, let us help you narrow down the choices as we list down technical specifications of three such contenders including HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z.

HTC One Samsung Galaxy S4 Sony Xperia Z
Screen Display 4.7-inch 5-inch AMOLED 5-inch
Shell Material Aluminum Polycarbonate Waterproof plastic
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Camera 4 megapixel 13 megapixel 13 megapixel
Front Camera 2.1 megapixel 2 megapixel 2.2 megapixel
Memory 2GB RAM 2GB RAM 2GB RAM
Internal Storage 32GB, 64GB 16GB, Expansion slot 16GB, Expansion slot
Pixel Dimensions 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
CPU 1.7 GHz Quad-core 1.6 GHz Octo-core 1.5 HGz Quad-core
Battery 2300 mAh 2600 mAh 2330 mAh
Weight 143 grams 130 grams 146 grams
Wireless charging No Yes (optional) No
Dimensions 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

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Up For Grabs: Unlocked Version of HTC One for $599.99!

 

 

 

Rolling in success, HTC One has been in the market for quite sometime now. In a move that’s surprising, HTC has currently increased the price of unlocked version of its flagship device by $25, making the smartphone available in the HTC Store for $599.99.
There is no official word regarding the reason behind this price rise. However, some believe it could be related to match the price of upcoming Nexus edition HTC One, which is slated for June 26 release for $599.99 on Google Play.
This issue of price difference could have been avoided if HTC would have decided to retail the Google Edition of its HTC One for $574.99 that’s the price of the regular version. Maybe HTC initiated this move to stay in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy S4 NE, which is expected to cost around $649.
However, adding an extra $25 won’t really stop fans of HTC One to grab the stylish and beautiful device. What do you think of this rise? Would you still buy HTC One for $599.99??… Read the rest

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HTC One Vs. Apple iPhone 6 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3; Which is Your Pie?

 

 

 

With Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 slated for September release, we feel that HTC One should gear itself up for some tough competition as we hear the former bulls plan to lock horns with the latter.

With various innovative and top-notch smartphones hitting the spots, decision making has become a tedious task. With two new devices slated for release, Apple and Samsung might just make 2013 all the more interesting. Read on as we reflect upon three major devices of 2013 including HTC One, iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that are hard-to-miss devices.

So far, so good. Starting with HTC’s flagship the One, this Android-based device boasts of a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a full metallic body and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Running on 1.7 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, this smartphone brags a 4-megapixel camera and has already tipped users off the board.

Coming down to Samsung’s next release- the Galaxy Note 3, the Android-based phablet is expected to sport a polycarbonate case. With a 5.99-inch SAMOLED Full HD display, the Note 3 is speculated to boast an Exynos 5 Octa-Core (8-core) processor, Mali 450 (8 cores) GPU and 3GB RAM. We also hear that the device is betting on a 13-megapixel camera.

However, Android may not be your only choice, as rumors are abuzz regarding Apple’s plans to uncover its iPhone 6 soon. Speculations surfacing around the iPhone 6 claim that the device might run iOS 7 and will have a 1080p full HD resolution. The next-gen iPhone 6 might claim a 4.8-inch screen with a 13-megapixel camera along with other top-most specifications.

With all the aesthetics, features and functionality, all three devices are top-notch. They are all like a pie in the sky, in just different flavors. Take your pick.… Read the rest

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Is Google Working on Nexus Version of HTC One? Is It In Competition With LG Nexus 5?

Recently in the news were rumors of Google working on a Nexus version of HTC’s flagship smartphone; the One. Now certain reports speculate that the Google Edition HTC One will hit the shelves in exceptionally small numbers.

The Taiwanese firm is planning to opt for a limited run because several features on the HTC One are included into HTC Sense 5, the custom skin HTC runs on top of Android, and some of those features will not run on stock Android. However, HTC would also want to double the production process of its own flagship smartphone instead of focusing on the Google Edition.

HTC announced selling around 5 million HTC One units since its launch due to delay in the launch and shortage of devices. Currently, the T-Mobile HTC One is available only in selected stores due to unavailability.

As per sources, HTC wants a trial run for the Android version of it’s the One to see how the device does in sales and therefore will offer around 1 per cent of total sales of the smartphone so far. In case that’s true, HTC would launch only around 50,000 units of the Android-based One smartphone.

However, nothing official has been announced as yet.

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A 5+ Inch HTC One Phablet Coming to Lock Horns with Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Who Knows?

With the grand success of the HTC One, certain sources expect that HTC might emerge again in the competitive smartphone market with all new and fresh look. Certain rumors are swirling around HTC as we hear that the Taiwanese firm is planning to unveil an HTC One with a display size bigger than 5-inch along with a mini version of its flagship HTC One device.

A savior of the company, the HTC One is a stylish and beautiful device that’s one of the best smartphones ever made. A title that usually goes to Apple’s iPhone, the HTC One sets itself apart from other cheap plastic Android smartphones that are over flooding in the market.

Designed with an anodized aluminum unibody case, the HTC One is carved in a stylish manner that makes it extremely comfortable to hold and use. The design, style and features of the smartphone make it a class apart and a huge success with consumers.

HTC, we hear is now all set to launch an HTC One 5+inch phablet and a 4.3-inch HTC One mini.

Certain sources indicate that the larger HTC One will be a 5+ inch phablet. The reported specs of the smartphone will be same as the current HTC One. The device is speculated to be encased in the same anodized aluminum unibody as its predecessor. The HTC One mini is expected to have a 4.3-inch display, front facing stereo speakers and an UltraPixel camera.

However, no exact date regarding the launch of these smartphones was given. In case rumors turn out to be true, will it impress consumers just like its popular counterpart; the HTC One? We certainly hope so. Only time will tell.… Read the rest

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The HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Who is The Real Hero?

Touted as one of the most stylish and beautiful device, the HTC One has made the firm pop up again in the world of smartphones. Recent reports suggest that the Taiwanese firm is now planning to give a Nexus treatment to its flagship device- the HTC One. This means that we will soon see a Google edition of the HTC One with the stock Android operating system. The news followed Google’s decision to start the sale of Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android.

Preparing to be rolled out this summer in the United States, the Google Edition HTC One will come out along with Samsung’s Galaxy S4. There’s a reported time frame of next two weeks for the release. However, details whether the smartphone will be put on the market via Google Play just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or through any other means is still unknown.

It will be interesting to see how the Google Edition HTC One impresses users. With the Galaxy S4, the Google edition comes free of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and proprietary software that packs the device with more power. Samsung’s own software takes up 8GB of the Galaxy S4’s storage, and with the Google Edition, users can get rid of that.

The Google Edition HTC One will be a Sense-free version. HTC claims the software that’s included beside Android will improve the performance of its ImageSense software and BeatsAudio. However, the HTC One went down well with users and brought lot of fortune to the company. We are hoping to see some noticeable differences in the Google Edition HTC One and that too for good.

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Staff Layoffs, Disastrous HTC One and First Sales Make HTC Lose Sleep Against Samsung Galaxy S4

Dark clouds seem to be hovering over HTC for the past few months as we hear constant news of old staff fleeing, following the disaster that hit the firm with failed sales of HTC One and HTC First phones.

The Taiwanese company recently saw the departure of Lennard Hoornik, its former CEO of HTC Asia, who left the firm last week. Earlier also Jason Gordon, HTC’s Vice President of Global Communications and Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer were also in reports for leaving the firm.

And now there’s buzz around the corner that Elizabeth Griffen, HTC’s Head of Global digital services also plans to leave HTC.

The news is not really welcomed by the company as HTC had hopes pinned on recovering from losses with its HTC One and HTC First devices. What could have lead to the failure? Well there are certain factors including the manufacturing of phone to Facebook deciding to drop its homepage from HTC First that added fuel to the firm’s already existing problems.

HTC’s manufacturing power isn’t as good as Apple and Samsung, who are currently the world’s leaders in smartphone devices and tablets. Both these firms have strong manufacturing chain to produce their own chips, processors and displays to meet strong demand in short time, which HTC lacks.

The Android system HTC uses for its devices also doesn’t help the firm much as there are various cheap Android devices available. However, the fact that Samsung owns around 95 percent of the global Android market also makes HTC lose out on that facet.

Hoping to gain some dominance in the market, the Taiwanese firm focused on the software of its HTC First, which apparently was the first smartphone to feature Facebook Home, but that too for less than a week.

The disastrous sales, management layoffs, competition, production and supply problems could be catastrophic for the firm, until HTC addresses them. An effective solution is the need of the hour, which we hope the Taiwanese company implies soon.… Read the rest

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Hot on The Heels Would HTC One Take A Charge Against Samsung Galaxy S4 This Summer?

 

 

Hot on the heels, HTC’s latest flagship smartphone; the One has turned to be a stylish and beautiful device that has brought great fortunes to the company. The Taiwanese firm not only impressed users with its the One device but also the internet search giant- Google. Certain rumors are surfacing round the corner, suggesting that Google and HTC might be in talks to release HTC One Google Edition this summer.    

Following the Google’s announcement of releasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition at the I/O Developers Conference, online forums and Twitter became a great platform for many Android fans who expressed their desire to see the HTC One Google Edition.

Aiming not to hurt the sales of the HTC One, the firm has denied working on a ‘Nexus Edition’ of its flagship device.

However, a recent tweet by HTC’s developer, LlabTooFeR says that Google and HTC are working together to release an HTC One Google Edition smartphone. In order to run Android on its device, the HTC One Google Edition will drop Sense 5. Samsung, we hear is also dropping TouchWiz in its Galaxy S4 in order to run stock Android.

The Google Edition smartphones will run on Android with unlocked bootloaders to make it easy for developers to work with the device. These Nexus smartphones will also offer prompt system updates, which otherwise at times take months to reach the smartphones or tablets.

If by any chance, the speculations turn out to be true, would you be interested in buying an HTC One Google Edition smartphone? Share your comments with us. Read the rest

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