We're leaning toward the former. We'll find out on Tuesday, it seems.

 
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Troneas says:

i think it has to do with their upcoming and revolutionary screen repair service.

DS1331 says:

Why would a repair service be dumb? I swear everyone hates on HTC be cause they aren't Samsung and it's the cool thing to do just like blackberry

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Thank You!!!!! I hate people that do this, if I'm not mistaken, smaller companies actually introduce more stuff and the big name companies steal it.

My guess is that the next HTC M8 will have a removable front glass panel or entire screen for easy slip and play fixing.

Troneas says:

i think phil likes htc.

masterpfa says:

If you are referring to Troneas response, there is nowhere in his one line statement did he referred to the repair service being 'Dumb' and that's not just because I was going to say the same thing

WolfpacDAR says:

LOL ^^this... was thinking the same.

Someone is a little defensive when it comes to HTC!

PZR18 says:

Or its about some sort of new unbreakable new screen

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I agree with masterpfa and since Troneas mentions it's revolutionary, I think he opts for Smart

DWR_31 says:

This is a very nice way to speak the truth, most smartphone consumers are IDIOTS..!

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

sublimaze says:

HTC = Hard To Crack(?)

DS1331 says:

Lol I wasn't talking about the first commenter he said two words why would I be talking about what he said

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Bwahahahaha says:

Because you responded to his comment?? Just a guess... o_O

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bunsen says:

OEM accidental damage coverage and/or opening service centers in the US?

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NoNexus says:

They do not have the money for that. Maybe they can contract out to something like Best Buy for repairs, but they cannot open their own.

rampage1979 says:

I'm guessing it's contracting out to different repair centers they have 1 in Canada but unfortunately it's in Quebec so for us that live in the west kind of a pain to have to send it away that far for repair.

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bunsen says:

They have them in many other countries so why not the US. I utilized one while living in Singapore with a defective OneX. It was a pretty neat experience.

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BB_Bmore says:

Oh Cmon I need this sooner than tomorrow!

Mike

tdizzel says:

HTC=Hopefully They're Clever

Joel E says:

Well hey, they're still using "quietly brilliant", aren't they?

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drokssilva says:

I always loved that slogan

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HTC makes very great products :) Except for the HTC Evo 3D.... that had its issues but they came out and said they made a bad product that year. At least they can come out and admit that.

BigDinCA says:

I loved my E3D. Still have it and use the camera from time to time.

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photopaul65 says:

Where's the Mea Culpa for the Thunderbolt??

orlanka says:

Pending certification from Verizon

BigPuddin says:

Evo 4G LTE was a stinker. It SHOULD have been a great phone but it wasn't.

Warrenisit says:

How is it not a good phone? Mine still kicks ass.

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linkin275 says:

HTC = Hoping Tomorrow Comes

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codiusprime says:

Probably dumb, given their recent performance. Not saying it won't be a good idea, just that it's not going to be the thing that saves them. Prove me wrong HTC.

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jtc276 says:

Given their recent performance? Do you mean creating the all around best flagship of 2013? Sure, the button design took some getting used to, but that's literally the only flaw I've noticed with the One in the near-year I've used it (and I'm very picky).

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What they produce isn't necessarily synonymous with performance. They had their worst year ever in 2013 on the market.

NoNexus says:

First off, no it was not the best flagship of 2013, that would be the G2.

Second, 2013 was not the worst yeah, they had worse in terms of dollar dropoff.

NoNexus says:

First off, no it was not the best flagship of 2013, that would be the G2.

Second, 2013 was not the worst yeah, they had worse in terms of dollar dropoff.

davidnc says:

LOL The G2 is too dam ugly to be the flagship of any year. I wouldnt have that phone if it was free

rampage1979 says:

I can't take you seriously with that comment.

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Why not have it if it's free? Sell and buy different phone...
I'm looking forward to seeing what HTC's next move will be. They do make good phones.

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DS1331 says:

I love how you sit there and condescend the guy like it's a scientific fact the G2 is the phone of the year.moron.its all opinions anyway, my opinion Is that HTC created the best android phone I've seen in years with the one, other than the x of course !

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esper.knight says:

Well.... (coming from having five different model HTC phones) the T-bolt was kind of a bust. The Rezound gets hotter than Fukushima (I'm on my third after a slew of issues) and doesn't have NFC. The DNA looked promising except it's battery can't survive half a day and isn't expandable.

I'm pretty sure HTC has shut themselves in a wet paper bag and can't figure out how to get out of it. Maybe it'll be the tilt 3 with windows 8.1. Doubt it though.

kadmanMusic says:

Side note: My Rezound is a brick. If you still have yours and need parts, battery, an Otterbox, or an exercise armband, let me know.

jeddo45 says:

BTW how was the audio on that phone? Was always curious to know...

Nexus 5...enough said

NoNexus says:

I loved it. Up until the One I think it was the best sounding device. Still use the free Beats earbuds.

photopaul65 says:

Yup, my Rezound was pretty good (except for battery life) until the ICS update, then it became a crashy, useless hot plate. Had to move on to a used Gnex, which is only slightly less horrible.

jimbo says:

After your experience with (5?) Verizon exclusive devices, perhaps you've learned.

esper.knight says:

Well the first two were AT&T (Tilt 1 & 2). The third was a Dinc, and the fourth was a Dinc2. Those two phones were actually not bad. Regardless of what phone I use, I will never have AT&T or Sprint ever again.

orlanka says:

Surprised to see the comment about the DNA's battery when after more than a years use, it still gets me through a full day of use with no issues. Hands down the best phone I've had on Verizon and there's yet to be a phone released on Big Red that's a worthy replacement.

NoNexus says:

The One was a good phone, but they did shoot themselves in the foot with the UltraPixel BS. Maybe with the new One that is coming up they can get it right.

BigDinCA says:

It wasn't BS. It's a great idea, actually. They just need to significantly improve it w/ each new generation. The first camera-phones weren't rocking 20MP shooters. It takes time to get things right. As long as there is steady improvement of the new technology they're putting out (or that anyone is putting out, honestly), it can't be a bad thing.

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jeddo45 says:

+1
I'm going to guess its only a matter of time before other companies figure out shoving mega pixels into a sensor isn't as effective as refining a sensor such as HTC did, as well as iPhone.

Nexus 5...enough said

NoNexus says:

While I agree the MOAR PIXELS! is not the way to go, the camera on the One was one of the worst of last year. I think they should have refined it before they threw it out there. It made a great phone just an above average phone.

jtc276 says:

I've taken some great photos with my One. The only time I noticed its limitation was at a zoo where I wanted to zoom in for photos. But close ups and wide shots are wonderful.

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NoNexus says:

It is capable of decent shots, but it just isn't very "quick grab the camera" friendly

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Kit Kat tastes like Jellybeans. Can't tell them apart...

Warrenisit says:

Thank you for explaining this to the blind haters.

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Troneas says:

you just dont understand the Ultra Pixel capability: http://www.phonedog.com/2014/02/14/there-is-still-something-admirable-ab...

NoNexus says:

I understand it just fine.

DS1331 says:

Worst camera of the year based on what?

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avoidtheecho says:

Switched to note 3. Couldn't be happier.

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John Vue says:

You Samsung fanboy. Why would we need to know that in this forum?

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jwyche007 says:

Some of us cant watch video..

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jonathan3579 says:

It only shows up on my One Max if I enable Flash on the stock browser. It shows on my Nexus7 just fine though.

retsaw says:

It's a 15 second teaser video. What? Do you really want AC to describe the contents of what happens? You don't even need the sound on for this one.

If you have a visual impairment which stops you, then you're not really missing much, otherwise just watch it if you're really interested.

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jwyche007 says:

Don't be stupid I just can't watch videos at the moment because of slow internet.

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retsaw says:

Then watch it later if you really care, but like I said you're not missing much.

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This is actually a good idea from HTC no one except apple has tried to conquer the phone repair business in a serious manner. Apple care is a decent enough service and I'm surprised no other oems gave tried something to that extent. You would think samsung would of done this with all their shops inside of BB

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rfmike says:

Repair services.... That's all I have to say.

Sweetness.!!!

The video was funny. Like something you would see on YouTube.

rogue5 says:

at first i thought they were doing there own gopro type camera judging from the video.

calvin35 says:

Without even reading the article I'm going to put my money on something really dumb. Now I'll read the article.

I'm considering giving HTC a chance on my next flagship purchase... The metal frame has always looked intruiging

Nexogen

DaFonZisBack says:

Intreeging*

posted with a galaxy note 3. h8ers gon' h8. live2win#swagface#switchedOn*_*

intriguing* if you're going to correct someone at least do it right

NoNexus says:

Look at the username and tell me that he didn't speel it correctly as far as he knows. Yes, that is intentional

Warrenisit says:

+1

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DaFonZisBack says:

HTC = helluva taco combo

posted with a galaxy note 3. h8ers gon' h8. live2win#swagface#switchedOn*_*

tmiller679 says:

Lol my favorite one yet

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Statusnone says:

I love my One so much. Got me away from Samsung. Set the bar so high in terms of build quality, screen quality, and refined software. I hope the new version sets the bar again for 2014.

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amrovi2014 says:

+1

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tmiller679 says:

I completely agree. Left the GSII for the HTC one and love it.

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dazr87 says:

No doubt we'll never see this in Australia... Prove me wrong HTC... Bring your repair service to Australia too!

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Some sort of Hitcase would be nice

plunder says:

That kid is not wearing enough armour. it looks lethal, for the kid as well as the phone.