This evening, @evleaks has given us another look at The All New HTC One’s flip cover that leaked earlier today. In the previous leak, the flip cover was black; however, this time around we have navy blue, red, and green as additional color options. And, like before, this leak shows the time and weather being displayed.
We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.
According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.
Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5′s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.
Source: HTC Source
Here is a rather large leak for a Saturday afternoon. Courtesy of @evleaks, you are looking at a The All New HTC One’s very own flip cover. What is very interesting about this one is that the flip cover utilizes the holes in it to light and display information. So, for example, the time and weather can be displayed. And I think it is safe to assume that it can do plenty of other things like text and email notifications. It is very unique when compared to Samsung’s as this one does not require a cutout to see a portion of the screen when information needs to be displayed.
The other end of this leak involves the device having a Google Play Edition. Just like the HTC One, @evleaks says to “look for M8 to arrive as a Google Play Edition.” When will it arrive in the Play Store as a GPE device? I would say a few months after launch. So it is likely by summer we will have The All New HTC One in the Play Store as a Google Play Edition device. » Read the rest
HTC Butterfly S owners, fire up the System Updates menu. HTC is pushing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to that device. Rather than going to an earlier version of KitKat, HTC is heading straight to the most recent version. The update totals more than 736MB, so make sure you have ample storage. Also, make sure you connect to WiFi to avoid any data overages.
The HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610 have both gone up for pre-order in Germany, and in the process the pricing of the devices has also been revealed. This should give us a pretty accurate representation of how much the device will cost in most of Europe. We already knew how much the HTC Desire 816 would cost in China, but that doesn’t really tell us too much about the rest of the world.
Smartphones are normally more expensive in Europe than in China, but the difference here is quite a lot. The Desire 816 is estimated to cost around €213 in China, but in Germany it will set you back around €379. Amazon Germany lower that price a little after the pre-order period is over. The HTC Desire 610 will cost you €299, and we don’t have shipping dates for either devices just yet.
According to Chitika statistics, while Samsung devices generate the most mobile traffic in the US at 55%, Amazon generates the second most. This isn’t really that surprising, but it does mean that Kindle tablets outdo Motorola, HTC and LG devices when it comes to web traffic. Because of that, it is only a matter of time before we see an Amazon mobile device.
Amazon’s plan was to take over a large enough portion of the mobile content market to be able to release a smartphone of their own. Well that plan is well on track.
You can now purchase a plethora of accessories for The All New HTC One before the device is even announced. Alibaba is offering cases and other items for HTC’s upcoming flagship on its site and, as expected, the pricing is very good. The reason being customers have to buy in bulk. For example, a flip leather case is available for $0.75, but the required minimum quantity ordered is one hundred units. Not too bad considering selling the extras yourself will actually net a profit. And as expected, the cases feature the dual camera setup on the back of the device.
Hit the source link to check out the long list of accessories.
Goophone is famous for releasing knock-off clones of high end devices, sometimes before the actual devices are available to the public. Looks like that’s going to be the case again, as Goophone has officially started selling a clone of HTC’s unreleased M8 for just $229.99.
Unfortunately, this one doesn’t look to be one of Goophone’s best copycat devices, as the back of the device is missing some of the styling we’re expecting on the All New One, and it only has one camera, not two. The specs aren’t completely awful, and for $229.99 you’ll get a 1080p 5-inch screen, 1 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, and an octa-core MediaTek CPU. The Goophone M8 does have a microSD card slot which we may not actually see in HTC’s flagship, so there’s always that.
I’m not sure how many of these imitations Goophone actually sells, but apparently someone is buying them or they wouldn’t continue to be made. Would any of you carry a phone like this around as your daily driver?
HTC’s very own Peter Chou was apparently running late to Mobile World Congress because of a major traffic jam, but thanks to a friendly biker on the road, he managed to avoid a bulk of the traffic and get there right on time. Apparently the biker, Obdulio Herrera, willingly helped Chou out of the traffic jam and got him to the doors of his MWC appointment in barely 10 minutes. Pretty friendly, right?
After getting in touch with Obdulio to verify some of the information, including finding out that he had just dropped his daughter off at school, what color his motorcycle was, and that he didn’t have to speed to get to MWC on time, HTC is looking to repay the favor to Mr. Herrera by inviting him to London when HTC will unveil their All New One for 2014. Talk about returning a favor. » Read the rest
Remember when the Desire 310 was accidently unveiled? Well it’s officially official now and coming April 10 in Germany, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. Pricing is €160 ($220) in Germany, €170 ($233) in the Netherlands, and CHF 180 ($206) in Switzerland.
As you can see, it’s close to the same price as the Moto G, but in many ways is not as good. The Moto G has a better display (1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480) and a dual-SIM option. However, the Desire 310 does offer 1080p video recording and a microSD slot. HTC is betting on buyers wanting the expandable storage. Will it work?