HTC Pushes Launch of Grip Fitness Tracker to Early Next Year

Remember that fitness tracking wearable HTC partnered with Under Armour to produce, called the HTC Grip? Well, it was announced back on March 1, with its release scheduled for Spring of 2015. As the year pushed on, Grip never came to fruition, but then in July, the device received Bluetooth certification, sparking the idea that we must be pretty close to a launch. A few days after certification, HTC said we should expect it later, near the tail end of 2015. Well, now it’s nearly November, and there has been zero word from HTC on the device’s whereabouts, until now. Dun dun dun.  (more…)

Video: HTC One A9 Hands-on and First Impressions

We have the One A9 from HTC in-house, and what better way to kick off our coverage than with a hands-on and initial impressions post. Our opinion on the device and HTC as a company has been posted numerous times, most recently here, but I will attempt to cover the device as I would any other. Yes, it looks like an iPhone, but regardless of what it looks like, it’s a solid little mid-range device priced at just $399. Why not give it a chance?  (more…)

Sorry, HTC, I’m Not Buying Your One A9 Message

HTC wants you to think they are doing “Something special, something different” with their new One A9. Sorry, I’m just not buying any of it. Call me an HTC hater (which I know many of you will), but this is just another Android phone no one will care about or remember in a couple of weeks. Well, you may remember it, just not because of what it can or can’t do. You will remember this phone because of its appearance and the non-stop cracks we will all make about its resemblance to the most popular phone on the planet.  (more…)

HTC One A9 Specs (Official)

HTC announced the One A9 this morning during a livestreamed video that was refreshingly short and to the point and really only lasted about 20 minutes. The phone, as we all expected it to be, is a mid-range phone with decent specs in a package that makes it look like an iPhone clone. It’ll be attached to carriers, but HTC is also selling it unlocked through with connectivity on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile (though, the LTE bands on HTC’s site don’t necessarily show that).

Below, we have the full set of specs for you, which show its 5-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM combos, storage, and 13MP camera with OIS.

Sound interesting? It’s available for pre-order now at a starting price of $399.  (more…)

HTC Announces the One A9

HTC just made the One A9 official, its latest “One” phone that should take us through the end of the year.

Like previous One phones, it has a metal body and comes in multiple colors. It also sports an 5-inch AMOLED display, fingerprint sensor, SD card slot, camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), and HTC’s customized Sense skin on top of Android. The phone is (as expected) the first non-Nexus to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. (Full specs) (more…)