HTC One M9: Hands on and software walkthrough

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Will the third time be the charm for HTC? The HTC One M9 is the third edition of the One series, and is as much (if not more) a premium smartphone as its predecessors were. While many were hoping for something new, HTC decided to refine instead of redefine. By adding a super fine brushed finish along with a dual tone metal unibody and beefier specs, HTC is hoping the M9 is the “One” that will bring them to the promise land.

Check out our hands on video below highlighting the superb quality and workmanship along with some of the software features.

Since our review unit had an embargo agreement, our full review will be posted very shortly as well.


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Olio Model One smartwatch is premium and mostly round, works with both Android and iOS

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If you think there are too many smartwatches on the market already, just wait until this time next year. The Olio Model One is another newcomer, but it’s not Android Wear. However, just like the Pebble and Pebble Time, it’s compatible with both iOS (8.0+) and Android (4.3+).

Let’s start with the quality and design. It sports a 316L stainless steel case that’s brushed with hand-polished accents. It has a Guilloché textured high-impact Ion-Exchange glass crystal and caseback. The case is 47 mm and weighs 81 grams with the genuine leather band or 161 grams with the steel link bracelet. It’s also water-resistant.


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[Deal] Pre-order the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge from Best Buy and get a FREE wireless charging pad

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Today is pre-order day for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and there are some great bonus deals to consider. T-Mobile is giving one FREE year of Netflix and Sprint will lease you the phone for FREE.

Up next is Best Buy with another promotion. They will give you a FREE wireless charging pad with your order of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. That’s a $59.99 value and will get you started with wireless charging. You can put it on your nightstand, your office, or wherever is convenient.

source: Best Buy

Sprint brings back FREE to wireless by including the Galaxy S6 with the Sprint Unlimited Plus plan

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If you’re a Sprint customer and coveting the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, than you’re in luck. They are bringing back FREE to wireless by including the phone in their Unlimited Plus plan. For $80 per month, you get Unlimited talk, text and data, International Value Roaming (Telefonica countries), and annual upgrades. You will also get the Galaxy S6 with 32 GB of storage for free after a $20/month credit for a 24 month lease. If the 64 GB variant is your fancy than it’s $85 per month or $90 per month for the 128 GB version.


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New factory image of Android 5.1 LMY47I for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 now available to flash

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It looks like a new version of Android 5.1 (LMY47I) is going out as Google posted factory images for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 yesterday. We don’t know what has been changed, but we expect it to be minor bug squashing, which is never a bad thing.

We also know that you guys don’t like waiting around for updates so flashing the image might be your best bet to get it now. There is no reason to be afraid of flashing. You don’t even have to lose your data if your bootloader is unlocked. We have the most complete and easy to follow instructions anywhere, so if you want to have the latest and greatest update up and running in less than a few minutes, make sure you follow this link.

source: Google Developers

T-Mobile will ship your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge starting tomorrow, includes 1 year of Nextflix for Free

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The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be in carrier stores starting April 10, but T-Mobile has something a little extra special for you.

Starting tomorrow at 7:00 am PDT, you will be able to order your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, and they will ship it out right away. This means that you will be able to get your hands on it well before the April 10 launch. Now if you’re a little nervous to order without touching it, you will be able to see live demo units in stores starting tomorrow.


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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders start tomorrow, on sale nationwide on April 10

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Samsung sent out a presser this morning that finally reveals when you will be able to get your hands on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. As expected, both phones will be available nationwide starting April 10. This includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless.

You will be able to pre-order either phone starting tomorrow and live demo units will be available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores as well as Samsung Experience Shops at select Best Buy stores.


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T-Mobile will have the HTC One M9 in stores on April 10, but you can order it online starting tomorrow

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The HTC One M9 will be in carrier stores on April 10, but it appears that HTC is changing things up this year by allowing customers to get their hands on one well before that date. HTC will already offer the unlocked version starting tonight at 12:01 am ET, but T-Mobile is doing something similar for those of you that would rather deal directly with the carrier.


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HTC One M9 will be available direct from HTC starting midnight tonight, carrier stores April 10

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If the HTC One M9 is going to be your next phone, than we have tremendous news for you. The phone will be widely available on April 10, but you can get your hands on one much sooner.

HTC will start selling the unlocked version starting tonight at midnight. The cost is $649, but they will also offer you 12 months of interest free financing. This should get the phone into your hands sometime next week, well before the April 10 carrier launch.


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