The HTC One (M9) gets the teardown treatment

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The folks over at iFixit have finally managed to get their hands on an HTC One (M9), and have taken it apart to show us just how difficult it is to fix and rebuild. The handset can be taken dismantled in 17 relatively easy steps, but due to an abundance of small parts and the intense use of adhesive it would be somewhat tedious to repair at home, therefore, only scoring a mere 2/10 in its repairability rating.

Hit the break to see a few key images from the teardown.

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HTC BlinkFeed merges into Sense Home, works with the One (M8) too


Today, HTC BlinkFeed has been replaced in the Play Store by another one of the company’s apps. This one, however, houses more than just BlinkFeed. The new Sense Home app acts as an umbrella for BlinkFeed, Themes, Sense widgets, and the launcher. All these apps and services are already found on the new One M9, but owners of the One (M8) are able to take advantage of them. This means that both One (M8) and One M9 owners have the ability to customize themes for their devices. Most items can be changed on the One (M8) as they would on its successor, but there are some limitations. That will change once Sense 7 rolls out to last year’s HTC flagship.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.

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Amazon taking pre-orders for HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6


Another retailer, this one online, has started to accept pre-orders for three of the year’s hottest devices. Right now, you can pre-order the HTC One M9 (review here), Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge through Amazon. The online retailer has various storage and color options when it comes to the carrier variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. For the One M9, Amazon has limited the selection to Gold on Silver and Gunmetal Grey all with 32GB of internal storage. The only carrier without its variants listed by Amazon is T-Mobile.

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