Samsung just took the wraps off of the Galaxy S6, the big thing. The Galaxy S6 will sport an all metal frame with a glass back that is only 6.8 mm thick. The quality is the biggest and brightest feature, but that also means no removable battery and no microSD slot for expanded storage. The good news is that you can buy your S6 with as much as 128 GB of internal storage to ensure that you don’t run out of space.
When HTC officially unveiled the HTC One M9 a little while ago, one thing that comes with the new hardware is a new user interface. HTC’s newest iteration of their custom skin is Sense 7 and comes with some included features like themes that many users get from third party launchers.
If you happen to own last year’s flagship from the manufacturer, the HTC One M8, you will be glad to know that HTC indicated during their event today that Sense 7 will be coming to that device as well. No timeline was provided for the rollout of Sense 7, so we will just have to watch for the update to surface on the HTC or carrier web sites.
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All of the carriers confirmed that they would sell the HTC One M9. What about an unlocked version of the HTC flagship for 2015? We have great news. The company confirmed that it will sell an unlocked version of the One M9 directly through its online store. This version is likely going to be dubbed HTC One M9 Developer Edition, and that means no carrier touches or slow software updates. Everything will come straight from HTC at its own pace.
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It’s the opening day at Mobile World Congress, and straight after the HTC event we have Alcatel OneTouch announcing the Idol 3 that will be available with either a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display. The Idol 3′s main claim to fame is that it can be used upside down. So if you often pick up your smartphone upside down when answering a call, with the Idol 3 it won’t matter because there are microphones and speakers at both ends of the phone. How nifty is that? We have specifications for both variants after the break.
In true Verizon fashion, the HTC One M9 will be available with two sizeable logos on its rear. Big Red confirmed the One M9 on its network by posting an image of handset on Twitter. As you can see in the image above, both Verizon and 4G LTE logos are stamped. The carrier will also include its LTE logo in the status bar and plenty of bloatware such as the Verizon Messages app.
Customers of AT&T will be happy to know that their carrier will sell the HTC One M9 and the HTC Grip this spring. The pricing and release date were not provided; however, AT&T did not waist the opportunity to boast that it “currently offers the broadest selection of HTC devices for consumers.”
As expected, Sprint will offer the new HTC One M9 to its customers. The carrier did not provide a specific release date, but it did say “early spring.” While waiting for the concrete release date, you can pre-register starting today. Sprint will then forward exact information when it becomes available.
On the carrier branding side of things, it looks like Sprint has only touched the status bar. The physical appearance is untouched and the status bar features the carrier’s LTE logos.
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EE in the UK has announced they will carry the all new HTC One M9. Pre-orders begin March 9th, but they didn’t specify and exact date as to when you will b able to get your hands on it. They will offer it in dual-tone silver and rose gold or single-tone gunmetal grey via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores, but they will also offer a single-tone gold version exclusively for 3 months.
T-Mobile will carry the all new HTC One M9, and they just released a product review video that includes a look at Sense 7. You can check out the video after the break.
HTC has been known to offer the highest quality phones, and the One M9 is no exception. It doesn’t look much different than the M8 and M7, but it is the first phone to offer a dual tone finish in a single solid block of aluminum.