There's a newcomer hanging around town. It has 5 spacious inches of screen space. It flaunts a 13-megapixel camera. You can't deny the allure of its 2,600mAh battery. All those specs may put it one up on its competitors, at least on paper. But just because the Samsung Galaxy S4 wants to be top dog, doesn't mean the other guys aren't going to put up a fight.
For most consumers in the U.S., price is not a factor when buying a new smartphone, since most devices with a two-year commitment cost roughly the same. But when you are in the market for an unlocked smartphone, the dynamic drastically changes.
High-end devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, are still attractive to just about any consumer. The features are top-of-the-line, and the devices are sleek. But what many consumers don't realize is that a cutting-edge smartphone does not actually cost $200 or $250. In fact, if consumers were to pay the full … Read more
For the HTC One, HTC designed a news feed widget called BlinkFeed that pulls in top stories from around the Web, as well as social feeds, such as Twitter and Facebook. It's a good-looking piece of software, and for better or worse, HTC makes it your default home screen on the HTC One.
But if you're less than thrilled by BlinkFeed, I'll show you how to better customize the stories that it pulls in, or even remove it from your home screen.
First off, tap the home button to make sure you're at the top of … Read more
The HTC One now faces a setback over its supply of microphones.
Nokia yesterday won an injunction from an Amsterdam District Court preventing sales of the current microphone for HTC's new flagship phone. Manufactured by STMicroelectronics NV for the HTC One, the microphone uses components allegedly invented by Nokia and made exclusively for Nokia phones, Reuters reported today.
Nokia said that it dissassembled an HTC One phone to find that the "dual membrane HDR" microphone, which can record high-quality audio, is the same type used on its own phones.
"HTC has no license or authorization from … Read more
Is iOS starting to feel a bit stale for your taste? It's something I'm hearing more and more as I talk to iOS users, or former iOS users. With some amazing Android phones hitting the market, it's tough not to get caught checking out the competition -- or even feeling a bit compelled to make the jump to Android.
But before you make the change, there are some kinks that need to be worked out to make the process go as smoothly as possible. You likely have contacts, a calendar, photos, and music that you'll want … Read more
Smartphone buyers willing to shell out some cash to grab an unlocked version of the HTC One now have their chance.
HTC is selling an unlocked edition of its new flagship phone for $574. The unlocked flavor comes with 32GB of on-board storage and sports the same features found in the carrier-based version.
The unlocked phone comes on the heels of the debut of the HTC One Developers Edition earlier this month. That model costs $649 but comes with 64GB of storage and includes an unlocked bootloader for people who want to root and modify the phone with custom ROMs.… Read more
The HTC One, otherwise known as the phone that we're sort of in love with right now, hits various online and retail stores today.
Two carriers that offer the device, AT&T and Sprint, start selling the device today via both their respective online and retail stores.
However, only AT&T carries both storage capacities for the HTC One.
Contract-free carrier T-Mobile also starts selling the handset today, though users can only purchase it online for now. Starting on April 24, it will be available in the carrier's retail stores.
Unfortunately, Verizon will not offer the … Read more
Starting April 19, T-Mobile will unlock the door to online sales for the HTC One, the phone maker's most impressive handset on the market.
Starting April 24, you'll be able to also buy it in stores.
As a newly minted no-contract carrier, T-Mobile can't sell the smartphone for $200, but it will give you a break with a down payment of $99 and a $20-per-month charge for the next two years. The cost works out to $580 for the feature-laden handset. You can also pay the full price up front.
HTC's One features a stunning design … Read more
Consumers eyeing the new HTC One smartphone can finally buy one starting today.
The phone -- which CNET Reviews calls a "beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone" -- is now available both online and in several retail stores. Offered by AT&T and Sprint, the HTC One can be purchased directly through both carriers, online, and via their retail outlets. Shoppers will also find the phone at Best Buy, RadioShack, Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Costco, Car Toys, Sam's Club, HSN.com, and HTC.com.
The next generation of Android phones is coming, and you can't ignore the HTC One with its beautiful design that makes Apple fanboys drool. So we're taking the two of the best designed phones on the market and throwing them inside the Prizefight ring!
Does the iPhone 5 still have enough in the tank before its next refresh to hold off the hard-charging HTC One?
Or will the next generation of Android phones and HTC's cleaned-up Sense UI reign supreme in 2013?
Which is your Prizefight King of the Ring?