Win an HTC One M9 Before It Goes on Sale

HTC just announced a contest through Twitter that will give you a chance to win their new One M9 before it ever hits stores. They plan to give away five of them, to be exact. All you need to do is hit up the link below and fill out their incredibly simple form (name, email, and what your current phone is). That’s it.

The contest period runs from 3/2 through 3/24. The approximate retail value of each phone is $599.  (more…)

Monday Poll: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9?

It’s time, time to decide which of the new devices from MWC you are most interested in or excited about. HTC gave us the One M9, a safe device that is a lot like last year’s One (M8), except it has a 20MP camera on the back, more powerful processor inside, UltraPixel camera in the front, and some cute new software features built into Sense 7. Samsung, on the other hand, didn’t play it safe at all. They gave us two phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which push the limits of smartphone technology. Almost everything crammed into the Galaxy S6 and its slanted brother is new smartphone technology never used before.

Each phone arrives within the next two months, but if you had to pick today, which one are you going with?

Which would you choose - Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9?

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Watch: Replay the Entire HTC One M9 Event

I think it’s safe to say that HTC didn’t have quite as good of a day yesterday as Samsung, but that doesn’t mean their new products aren’t worth familiarizing yourself with. After all, some of you probably won’t ever buy a Samsung device and instead prefer HTC’s metal and the silhouette of the One (M8), which is what the new One M9 looks like. Or maybe you are fascinated by their partnership with Under Armour or late entry into the VR world.

Whatever it is, you have a chance to relive the moments as they unfolded yesterday in Barcelona. The whole event was around 50 minutes, though, it felt much shorter and to-the-point than that. There isn’t a 60-second version, so you’ll need to either take an hour or do your best to jump to the good parts if you want to get through it in a hurry. (more…)

FYI: Verizon’s HTC One M9, With Its Massive “Verizon 4G LTE” Logo, Won’t Launch Until Q2

If you are skipping Samsung’s two new amazing-looking phones to instead going with HTC’s new One M9, know that the phone won’t be available from Verizon until some time in Q2 of this year. HTC announced this morning that the new M9 would start shipping in March at select carriers and retailers. However, Big Red likely needs more time to test it…or something. Maybe it’s hanging out with the Nexus 6?

Oh, if you buy the One M9 on Verizon, you also get this awesomely large “Verizon 4G LTE” logo on the phone’s backside to look forward to.  (more…)

HTC Announces Grip, Smartband Made in Partnership With Under Armour

Alongside the One M9, HTC unwrapped what it has been cooking up in partnership with Under Armour, announcing the Grip smartband. Much like a smartband from Nike or Fitbit, the HTC Grip is focused towards athletes and folks who enjoy getting out and moving around. Featuring an array of sensors, including GPS, owners can track their workouts at the gym, neighborhood jogging session, and much more.  (more…)

HTC One M9 Specs (Official)

The official HTC One M9 list of specs has arrived, are you ready for it? Of course you are, because you pretty much knew the entire list weeks ago. That’s not to say that the list isn’t impressive, it’s just that HTC is the worst at keeping anything a secret.

As a quick, high-level recap, the HTC One M9 sports a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 4 UltraPixel front camera, 20MP rear camera (without OIS), and what is obviously, a very similar all-metal design to last year’s One (M8).

Spec geeks, here you go.  (more…)