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4 years ago

HTC One vs. LG Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5 vs. BlackBerry Z10 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: Spec showdown!

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So how does the brand new HTC One stack up against the best and the brightest competing smartphone makers have to offer? To find out, we took the iPhone 5, LG Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, and BlackBerry Z10 and we stacked the side-by-side with the new king of the spec sheet.

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4 years ago

This week's sidebar poll: Which U.S. carrier will you be getting the HTC One on?

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HTC is billing the HTC One as the best smartphone available today. CEO Peter Chou said as much, and it's evident he believes it. We can't argue with anyone who agrees. It's packing an all-new next generation chip with the Snapdragon 600, has what looks to be an excellent camera, and amazing screen, and a sexy all aluminum chassis. The software side looks plenty innovative as well, and I can't wait to try out the Zoe features. In short, we know plenty of you guys and gals will be picking this one up.

Since the majority of our readers (hey, that's you!) hail from the United States, this week's sidebar poll is about US availability. Verizon was notably absent from the race to tell us all that we can buy an HTC One soon from our carrier's stores. We're not reading a lot into that by the way -- Verizon will be Verizon and do their own thing in their own time and the HTC One may show up there, Droid name in tow. Or it may not, and they end up with something completely different. Wait for an announcement before you blow a gasket.

Having sad that, we want to know who you plan on buying your HTC One from if you're going to buy one. When we have questions that only you folks can answer, we run a poll. Find it in the sidebar to the right, or just click past the break.

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4 years ago

HTC One: The U.S. radio frequencies

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HTC"s plopped up its U.S.-specific HTC One specs list. Of particular interest to us here, of course, are the U.S. carrier radio frequencies. (OK, of interest to those of us who worry about such things.)

So, without further ado, here are the radio frequencies for the HTC One in the United States:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

WCDMA

  • AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • T-Mobile: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz
  • Sprint: 700/AWS MHz

CDMA

  • Sprint: 800/1900 MHz (BC0/BC1/BC10)

LTE

  • AT&T: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz
  • T-Mobile: 700/AWS MHz
  • Sprint: 1900 MHz

Source: HTC; More: Complete HTC One specs

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4 years ago

The best DashClock Widget extensions we're using

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DashClock Widget is the newest fascination among users that have devices running Android 4.2, and one of the biggest reasons is the potential for customizations via extensions. The widget itself has a solid core set of functional extensions such as weather, calendar and Gmail, but the real fun begins when you start grabbing new extensions for other apps to plug into the widget.

Hang with us after the break and see a few of the best DashClock Widget extensions that we're using.

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4 years ago

Stock Talk: Google hits $800 a share, for what that's worth

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Today Google’s stock price crossed above $800, sparking a bunch of headlines as to the supposed significance of the event.  But it needs to be kept in perspective.

Google went public back in 2004 for $85 per share.  When the initial public offering (IPO) happened, the stock rallied immediately and closed just over $100. It has had its ups and downs over the years, but people who bought at the IPO have made almost 10x their money in under 10 years. Not too shabby. 

Just think.  In 2004 there was no Android and there was no YouTube. And so today not only is Google still the world leader in search, but they’re also the world leader in user generated video sharing and mobile operating systems. Oh, and Google still slaughters everyone else in search.

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4 years ago

HTC One video walkthrough in London

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Hopefully you've already checked out Phil's HTC One hands-on impressions from the press conference in New York. But that event was just half of the HTC One launch story, as the manufacturer held a simultaneous event in London, attended by CEO Peter Chou, design lead Scott Croyle and others.

Naturally, we got some hands-on time with HTC's new shiny after the presentation, so check the video above for another perspective on the handset. You'll find five minutes of footage covering the design, BlinkFeed, the Ultrapixel camera, HTC Zoe and more.

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4 years ago

Special-edition podcast: The HTC One walkthrough

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We're only just beginning with our HTC One coverage, folks. There's a whole lot to go through, between BlinkFeed and BoomSound and Ultrapixels and Zoes and everything in between. And we've got a podcast all ready to go to walk you through the finer points of the HTC One.

Before you listen, we recommend the following:

And with that, have a listen to our special-edition podcast, featuring the HTC One.

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And be sure to swing by our HTC One forums with any questions you might have.

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4 years ago

HTC One available to pre-order in the UK SIM free

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All eyes have been on HTC today and what a beauty the HTC One looks to be. Here in the UK, Clove has already opened pre-orders for the device which they are expecting in stock on March 15th. The HTC One will set you back £425+VAT SIM-free and will be available in Silver or Black colors with 32 GB of internal memory.

That may sound a lot of money, but as more and more of us seem to go down the SIM-only route instead of a 24 month contract, the maths work themselves out.

Head on over to Clove to get your orders in. I suspect the HTC One could be slightly popular! If you missed our earlier hands on with the device you can catch up here.

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4 years ago

Discuss the HTC One in the Android Central Forums

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Unless you're living under a rock you've probably been all over the HTC One announcement from earlier today. Phil, Anndrew and Alex were busy live blogging the events in NYC and London earlier… and they've even put together an HTC One hands-on, and HTC One Guide. It's all solid stuff.

With all that goodness to digest, chances are you'll want to hop into the forums to discuss the new device, the camera, HTC Sense 5 (I could go on and on).

Pop over to the HTC One Forum and get your discussion on. Do it. Now! :)

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4 years ago

HTC One's designer talks about balancing engineering and emotional priorities

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HTC posted a great blog entry about their thinking behind the construction and design of their shiny new HTC One. Designer Thomas Chien gushed openly about how good the One feels in the hand, but also touched on how tricky it was on the engineering side. Obviously an all-metal body (a first in the smartphone world) could cause some pretty hefty reception issues, but without going into too much technical detail, Chien sounded confident that they had created a phone that feels and functions great. Their tagline here is that "feeling is more important than physics", and certainly sets the scene for how the design and engineering teams work together at HTC. 

What do you guys think of the overall look of the HTC One? How much will you need to actually hold one before making the decision to buy it? 

Source: HTC

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4 years ago

First look at the HTC One cases, charger and dock

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To compliment its stunning One smartphone, HTC introduced a handful of accessories this morning, including a variety of cases tailored specifically by the company for the device. HTC seems to have caught onto the fact that hardware only tells half the story for consumers, and phones with a rich accessory ecosystem are almost always more appealing to the average customer. 

HTC has played around with these cases and each has a unique draw: the kickstand case harkens back to the EVO era, while the flip case is reminiscent of one of the cornerstones of Samsung's sales strategy. There's also a three-piece case which will come in a variety of color combinations for maximum personalization.

In addition to cases, there's also a handy mobile charging system (a bite-sized box to carry in your pocket for a quick re-up) and a dock. Unfortunately, these items were behind lock and key this morning, so we cannot report on the charger's capacity or if the dock's specifications.

No word on availability or pricing of these accessories just yet, though we're willing to bet they'll be ready in time for the One's launch late next month. Hit the break for the full accessories gallery.

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4 years ago

HTC One hands-on

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It's been quite a morning here in New York, and after weeks of leaks, anticipation and rumors, the HTC One is officially official. In case you're waking up late, we're talking about a design overhaul here, complete with metal chassis, 4.7-inch 1080p display, and Sense 5.0. The highlights here aren't so much the specs-- though the Snapdragon 600 chip and 2GB of RAM are nothing to sneeze at-- as they are the features HTC has built from the ground up, including the Ultrapixel camera complete with "Zoe", Sense 5's new BlinkFeed homescreen experience, and BoomSound. Hit the break for our initial impressions.

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4 years ago

Sprint promises HTC One availability too

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AT&T and T-Mobile have already announced that they'll have the recently-announced HTC One, and Sprint is hopping aboard too. They're equally skittish about date and pricing details, but you can always sign up for availability notifications here

It's great that these three are offering it and all, but what's going on with Verizon? Why no love for the HTC One? In any case, hit the jump for the full press release, or scope out our preview at the link below. Any Sprint customers itching to upgrade to this bad boy? 

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

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4 years ago

HTC offers $100 trade-in for HTC One purchases

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HTC seems very excited (and rightfully so) about the new HTC One, and they want to make it a little easier for you to put their latest in your pocket. They’ve announced a new HTC One cash-back program, where they’ll give you $100 when you trade in your old phone for the new HTC One. It's pretty simple:

There's a lot to like about the HTC One. It has incredible specs, offers a brand new take on HTC's flavor of Android with the new HTC Sense, BlinkFeed and Zoe, and it's premium design and materials can't be ignored. Giving us $100 on top of it all is a great way to get our attention.

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

Source: HTC

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4 years ago

T-Mobile says they will carry the HTC One, price and availability coming soon

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T-Mobile has announced that they will carry the HTC One for customers in the US. We have no pricing or availability details yet, just the promise that the new device will be available on T-Mobile's nationwide unlimited 4G plan, bringing the new BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, and Boomsound to the carrier. Click through for the press release in its entirety. 

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

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