HTC One shows off fancy blue color in hands-on photos

The HTC One and the One Mini have been given a fresh lick of shiny blue paint for those of you who are bored with silver and black phones.

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BERLIN -- If you're a little bored of the usual white, grey, and black phones hanging around, then HTC has another option for you. Joining its gorgeous red hue, the HTC One and the One Mini are now available in a shiny new shade of blue.

Looks good, right? Have patience though as HTC hasn't yet said exactly where or when it's going to be available. The red version has recently gone on sale in the UK, exclusively to retailer Phones 4 U. Whether the blue model will be an exclusive too -- and if it demands a price premium -- remains to be seen.

The phone itself remains unchanged from the standard silver and black versions. It still has the luxurious all-metal body with the 4.7-inch, Full HD display. Inside the phone is a powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor.

The One Mini remains physically unchanged too. It has a smaller, 4.3-inch display with a blue plastic band running around the edge, giving the phone a slight toylike aesthetic. It's powered by a dual-core processor which doesn't have the same high performance of its big brother, but has plenty of juice for essential tasks.

Sure, red or blue might not appeal to everyone, but it's likely to find favor from those of you who've been eyeing up Nokia's bold Lumia handsets, but don't want to stray from Android phones. Make sure to keep it CNET for all the news on release dates and prices, and check out all the news from IFA.

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