According to VentureBeat, HTC will announce a new device at IFA this year, the One A9s. Why is this name so laughable? Well, it’s quite the story, actually. When HTC launched the One A9 last year, many people said it looked just like an iPhone. The resemblance to an iPhone 6 is eerie, and for HTC to come back a year later to simply add an “s” to the name is even more hysterical. Sure, there’s only so much you can do with the design of a phone (and we aren’t here to argue who copied who), but to add an “s,” the exact same thing Apple does, it’s just embarrassing.
Moving on, because who really cares about the name, VentureBeat reports that HTC will announce the device during the first day of IFA. As for what’s changing, not much has been said. However, a press render of the device has been leaked alongside the report, and wouldn’t you know it, HTC decided to make it look even more like an iPhone 6. You can’t make this up, folks. (more…)
Details shared via HTC’s Twitter account this morning states that the company expects to provide a Nougat update for the HTC 10 during Q4 of this year. More specifically, HTC hopes to update the unlocked HTC 10, followed by updates for the unlocked One M9 and unlocked One A9 to Android 7.0. Then, if all goes well, we can expect to see updates for carrier models, but no timeframe was provided. (more…)
To take a bit of excitement away from Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 7 this morning, HTC is offering the HTC 10 in two new colors – Camilla Red and Topaz Gold. Both colors are exclusive to HTC’s online store and are available for pre-order right now.
HTC’s $100 off on the HTC 10 is still valid, pricing the phone at $599 down from $699. Alternatively, folks can also opt for the free set of JBL Type-C earbuds, which carry a value of $199. (more…)
Oh boy, the HTC Nexus phones just stopped off at the FCC this morning. As we all know, that’s huge news in terms of how this story begins to unfold in front of us. After seeing supposed pictures of one of the phones hours ago, we now know model numbers, get confirmation that HTC is indeed making two Nexus phones, and other details, like universal LTE support across US carriers, including Verizon.
Let’s dive into the filings that went live this morning and share what we are finding. Also, as we find more, we’ll be updating this post. (more…)
Ready to catch your first supposed real look at one of the new HTC Nexus phones, the smaller “Sailfish” model? Here you go!
According to the folks at Android Police, who previously posted a mock-up that looked quite similar to what we are seeing below, this is the real deal. Aside from the insane amounts of cropping needed to protect sources, we are getting front, back, and side shots to reveal all that is the smaller 5-inch Nexus made by HTC. (more…)
The HTC 10, a phone that is by all means one of the best Android phones of the year and HTC’s best by a mile in about four, has been axed from T-Mobile’s line-up after just two months. At least, that’s what we are left to believe after the phone disappeared from T-Mobile’s site back in July and never returned. (more…)
To celebrate the launch of the JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds, which happened last week, HTC is giving them away for free. However, to claim your free pair, you will need to purchase a HTC 10 smartphone from the company’s website. If free earbuds don’t seem worth anything to you, just know that these Type-C earbuds are priced at $199 separately.
Currently, the HTC 10 is priced at $699.99. (more…)
When the new HTC-made Nexus phones arrive at some point in the near future (maybe in early October), two sources suggest that we might see them sold directly through carriers, just like the Nexus 6 and Galaxy Nexus before them. Well, one carrier in particular has been mentioned twice – Verizon.
According to Evan Blass, Big Red plans to “carry the two ‘Nexus’ handsets.” And yes, Evan tossed in quotation marks around the word Nexus, which is probably a suggestion that we may not like the carrier tie-in. In other words, these will be Nexus devices, but there is a good chance they’ll have select bloat, potentially slower updates, etc. (more…)