HTC Unveils VR Headset Called Vive, May See Launch by Year’s End

In Barcelona during MWC, HTC unveiled its take on virtual reality, that being the HTC (Re) Vive. According to HTC, they have one of the most immersive headsets to be available by the end of this year, made in partnership with Valve games.

Starting in Spring of 2015, HTC will ship out developer edition units to start building up its available content, but at this point, there is no word on pricing. As partnerships go, Valve will handle the VR tracking and input side of the headset, while HTC will be in charge of design and engineering.  (more…)

HTC Announces the One M9, Arrives in March

HTC announced the One M9 this morning at a press conference in Barcelona, Spain. There were no surprises, thanks to leaks, but that doesn’t mean the phone won’t be good. Sure, it looks like last year’s One (M8). Maybe that’s not a terrible thing, though? After all, the M8 is a very pretty, well-made phone. I guess we’ll find out once we spend some quality time with it, which should happen in March.

So here are the details!  (more…)

Watch the HTC One M9 MWC Live Stream Here!

If the HTC One M9 doesn’t look like a re-hashing of last year’s One (M8), only with upgraded internals and a single camera on the back, then HTC has easily pulled off the greatest leak troll job in recent memory. Chances are, they haven’t done that and the One M9 really is just a re-hashing of last year’s One (M8). Call it disappointing or smart, it will all be official shortly.

HTC will take the stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at 7AM Pacific (10AM Eastern) to tell us what is and isn’t real, and also what may be a surprise.

You can watch the stream with us live, plus join in on a little live blog below. (more…)

HTC One M9 Pops Up at Best Buy With $649 Price, Image, and Specs

HTC will announce the One M9 in just under an hour, but the cat is already out of the bag. Best Buy posted the device within the last couple hours in a listing that includes both a picture, the full list of specs, and a price. According to Best Buy, the HTC One M9 is indeed a slight upgrade in terms of design over last year’s HTC One (M8), will cost $649 off-contract, and matches every spec leak you have heard over the last couple of months.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: As of Today, Which Way are You Leaning – HTC One M9 or Galaxy S6?

Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are going to be unveiled this Sunday, at dueling press events in Barcelona, Spain. The Galaxy S6 is still mostly a mystery, meaning, we haven’t seen the device in the wild at all. Samsung has become a pro at keeping its flagship devices under lock and key up until they are ready for public consumption. HTC, on the other hand, is pretty terrible at keeping anything a secret. Well, that’s assuming they aren’t pulling off the ultimate troll job with the current batch of leaks that have sprung up throughout the last few weeks.

So far, though, we think we know that the Galaxy S6 will use an Exynos processor instead of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 that will be featured in the HTC One M9. Each will likely have displays around 5-inches, but Samsung could go with a QHD resolution and an AMOLED panel, whereas HTC will stick with 1080p and LCD. The HTC One M9 might look identical to last year’s One (M8), sans the Duo Camera gimmick. The Galaxy S6, well, we have no idea what it looks like, only that it will be made of metal and glass. Each will feature high resolution cameras, upgraded selfie-shooters, and their own skins atop Android. Both, by all means, will be outstanding flagships, even if one might look like a re-hash of a 2014 phone.

With all of the current leaks in mind, our poll today only asks that you pick which one you are currently leaning towards. Maybe not necessarily to buy, but which is the most interesting to you as of today.

I know my pick. I think I know Tim’s pick as well. What is yours?

As of today, which phone is the most interesting to you - HTC One M9 or the Galaxy S6?

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