HTC Shuts Down ‘Mini’ Lineup of Flagship Phones, Cites Consumers’ Ever-Changing Needs

Each year for the past two years, HTC has released a Mini variant of its One flagship device. This year, that tradition dies, as HTC has no intentions to release a Mini version of the One M9, or ever again for that matter. As stated by Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, the industry is moving towards larger display devices, and the company’s roadmap is complimenting that change, according to Tong.  (more…)

Deal: HTC One M8 on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint Just $299 Today Best Buy

At the end of our HTC One M9 review, we told you to skip the phone and instead opt for last year’s HTC One M8 should you really love the all-metal design and style of HTC’s products. The One M8 is a better phone. It looks better. It has a better camera, even if it is a bit of a gimmick. It has a better display. It’s battery life is somehow, confusingly better. And best of all, it’s waaaaaaay cheaper.

Take today’s deal for example, where you can buy a brand new HTC One M8 for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint at just $299 through Best Buy. That’s $299 for a phone at full retail, without a contract or payment plan. You pay $299 and then walk away with a phone that you own.

The deal includes “limited quantities” and is only available today, so be quick if interested.

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Verizon’s HTC One M7 Gets Lollipop Starting Today, Full Changelog Available

Verizon’s HTC One M7 is getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today, at least according to a full changelog posted to the company’s support site. The update arrives in two parts, but finishes on 6.21.605.3 when all is said and done.

After the update, users will see Lollipop’s fun, including new notification panel behaviors, an all-new quick settings pull-down, notifications on the lock screen, more control over which apps can send you notifications, new Rolodex-styled recent apps, more power with Android Beam, and more. HTC also tossed their HTC EYE experience into the camera.  (more…)

Camera Sample Comparison: LG G4 vs. Galaxy S6 Edge vs. One M9

After we posted up the camera samples from the LG G4 a few days ago, I began working on a comparison post between the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, and HTC One M9. It is quite likely that someone who is to be soon shopping for a new smartphone will be deciding between one of these three phones, so we took them out into the field, and tested out their cameras.  (more…)