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  • Best phablet 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best phablet 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 15 November 2013

    The phablet term has been around for a while now, but this year it has really come into its own, thanks to plenty of phones with giant displays launching left, right and centre. Holding said devices to your ear might not give you the best street cred,...

  • Best mobile phone 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Phones

    Best mobile phone 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 14 November 2013

    There will always be one category that has everyone fighting, and this year is no different as the competition for best mobile phone returns. Some excellent handsets have launched this year, from the fabulously designed HTC One to the Apple iPhone 5S...

  • Sprint becomes first carrier in US to carry HTC One Max, lands 15 November for $250
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    Sprint becomes first carrier in US to carry HTC One Max, lands 15 November for $250

    By 13 November 2013

    After an initial launch in the UK, the HTC One Max is finally landing stateside.  The nation's third-largest carrier Sprint announced it will carry the plus-sized HTC handset on 15 November for $250 on two-year contract, just in time for Christmas shopping...

  • Motorola Moto G vs HTC One mini: What's the difference?
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    Motorola Moto G vs HTC One mini: What's the difference?

    By 13 November 2013

    You might have heard by now that another smartphone has joined the mid-range party, this time from Motorola in the form of its Moto G. We have been comparing it to a number of other mid-range smartphones that it competes with in terms of specs, and this...

  • HTC Desire 500 arrives in the UK
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    HTC Desire 500 arrives in the UK

    By 11 November 2013

    HTC’s mid range Desire 500 has landed on British shores and will be sold in Shimmer White exclusively at Carphone Warehouse. It will also come, non-exclusively, in Lacquer Black. The HTC Desire 500 will bring the best bits of HTC at an affordable price....

  • HTC unveils the Gramohorn II, a 3D printed HTC One dock unlike any other
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    HTC unveils the Gramohorn II, a 3D printed HTC One dock unlike any other

    By 8 November 2013

    HTC UK has announced the Gramohorn II, a speaker dock specially made for the HTC One by young British designer Justin Wolter as part of the company's Here's to Creativity campaign. It is 3D printed in a plaster-based, composite material and finished by...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat: When's it coming to my phone or tablet?
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    Android 4.4 KitKat: When's it coming to my phone or tablet?

    By 7 November 2013

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of its operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, in San Francisco along with the unveiling of the Nexus 5. That's all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the smartphone...

  • HTC M8 pops up in casing photos, slimmer and sleeker than the HTC One?
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    HTC M8 pops up in casing photos, slimmer and sleeker than the HTC One?

    By 7 November 2013

    The yet-to-be officially announced and named HTC M8 has allegedly appeared in some hastily taken photos emerging from China. Tech site chinese.vr-zone.com has posted a couple of pics of what it claims to be the rear casing of the new HTC flagship phone...

  • HTC M8 flagship to be first handset with Sense 6.0?
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    HTC M8 flagship to be first handset with Sense 6.0?

    By 31 October 2013

    There's some new word on the HTC M8, and it's all about the user-experience software that will supposedly ship with the flagship handset. We first learned in July that HTC was already planning its new flagship, going under the codename of M8. It follows...

  • HTC One updating to Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days, says HTC
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    HTC One updating to Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days, says HTC

    By 31 October 2013

    Following the reveal of Android 4.4 KitKat, HTC has told Pocket-lint when it plans to upgrade its handsets with the software. "We're all excited about Google's Hallowe'en treat and plan on breaking off a piece of that Kit Kat bar for the HTC One," the...

  • Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app
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    Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has blamed a lack of consistent Bluetooth LE support on Android devices for it not having released Android app support for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE products yet. "With 200 Android devices available on the market, Bluetooth LE hasn't really matured...

  • Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online
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    Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online

    By 27 October 2013

    Following record earnings last week, Samsung has got itself into a bit of trouble with Taiwanese officials. The local FTC in the country fined Samsung for using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to “highlight the shortcomings...

  • HTC One Sense 5.5 update to bring 25GB of Google Drive storage
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    HTC One Sense 5.5 update to bring 25GB of Google Drive storage

    By 25 October 2013

    The HTC One Sense 5.5 update is now rolling out globally and should bring with it a boost in online storage from Google Drive. Those upgrading should benefit from an additional 25GB of Google Drive space following the upgrade. One of the lesser known...

  • HTC Sense 5.5 for HTC One rollout begins
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    HTC Sense 5.5 for HTC One rollout begins

    By 24 October 2013

    The HTC One Sense 5.5 update rollout has begun, bringing a range of tweaks and updates to those with HTC's flagship smartphone. The news of the update for the international version of the HTC One devices - which packages both Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5...

  • HTC Android smartwatch plans revealed, following confirmation of interest in wearables
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    HTC Android smartwatch plans revealed, following confirmation of interest in wearables

    By 22 October 2013

    Wearables are the talk of tech town and it's reported that HTC is planning to launch an Android smartwatch of its own to rival the Samsung Galaxy Gear or Sony SmartWatch 2.  The news comes from Bloomberg citing an anonymous source who claims to be "familiar...

  • Glamour red HTC One mini coming to the UK care of Phones 4u
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    Glamour red HTC One mini coming to the UK care of Phones 4u

    By 22 October 2013

    We've already had a vibrant blue variant of the HTC One mini, now a glamour red edition is heading to the UK and high-street retailer Phones 4u will be stocking it exclusively. It is basically the exact same handset as the conventional silver HTC One...

  • Qualcomm uses 130 HTC Ones to recreate Matrix-style bullet time (video)
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    Qualcomm uses 130 HTC Ones to recreate Matrix-style bullet time (video)

    By 21 October 2013

    Given the Snapdragon 600 processor is the powerhouse behind the HTC One, chipmaker Qualcomm wants to show it off. In a marketing stunt, Qualcomm has set up the "Ultimate Smartphone Photobooth" using 130 HTC Ones to capture 540 degrees of a moment. The...

  • HTC's future plans: Wearable devices and tablets a possibility, tease execs
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    HTC's future plans: Wearable devices and tablets a possibility, tease execs

    By 21 October 2013

    While some companies are notoriously mum about future plans and roadmaps, HTC doesn't have as much to lose and seems eager to tease the world about what it is or isn't cooking up behind closed doors. In a joint interview with The Financial Times, Peter...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • Rumoured Amazon HTC phone to be a Prime exclusive?
    Phones

    Rumoured Amazon HTC phone to be a Prime exclusive?

    By 16 October 2013

    It's already known that Amazon and HTC are allegedly working on a line of Android handsets, but a new report has claimed that both companies have talked since June about developing them for Amazon Prime members only. Bloomberg, citing two unnamed people...

  • Amazon smartphone: HTC partnered to make the elusive handset  for 2014 release?
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    Amazon smartphone: HTC partnered to make the elusive handset for 2014 release?

    By 15 October 2013

    Amazon and HTC are working together on a line of smartphones that will help Amazon to better contend with Apple and Google, according to the latest report. This is just one of those rumours that will not die, yet The Financial Times' notable reporter...

  • Where does HTC go next? What we want from the new HTC One M8
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    Where does HTC go next? What we want from the new HTC One M8

    By 15 October 2013

    HTC has launched the third handset in the One series, revealing its take on the phablet in the HTC One max. With three devices spanning three sizes - 4.3, 4.7, 5.9-inches - it leaves us looking to the future. Where does HTC take this family from here? ...

  • HTC Power Flip Case for HTC One max pictures and hands-on
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    HTC Power Flip Case for HTC One max pictures and hands-on

    By 14 October 2013

    HTC has lined up a run of accessories for the new HTC One max, including the HTC Power Flip Case. As case is a case, right? Wrong. In this case, it includes a 1200mAh battery, which brings you HTC One max up to 4500mAh in total, which sounds like a weekend's...

  • HTC Sense 5.5 update coming to HTC One, soon
    Phones

    HTC Sense 5.5 update coming to HTC One, soon

    By 14 October 2013

    The HTC One will be receiving an update to Sense 5.5, bringing with it a range of tweaks and updates. HTC Sense 5.5 debuted on the HTC One max, HTC's 5.9-inch phablet, but the software is due to come to the older, original, HTC One sometime soon.  HTC...

  • HTC One max review
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    HTC One max review

    By 14 October 2013

    The HTC One max is the third member of the One family, joining the HTC One and the HTC One mini. This time, however, HTC pushes well into phablet territory with a device that offers a 5.9-inch display, wrapped in the aluminium body that characterises...