Watch HTC’s big announcement right here


Yesterday, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie teased a big announcement for tomorrow for U.S. customers. We have no idea what it is. It could be as simple as an official release date for the One M9 or it could be a brand new product. It’s also possible that HTC could launch some sort of special promotion to entice you to buy the One M9.

If you remember, Jason Mackenzie said earlier this month that they will announce something ahead of the M9 launch that will drive M9 sales. Whatever they are going to announce tomorrow, it’s probably something that you won’t want to miss it.

We have the live stream video right after the break so tune in tomorrow (3/18/15) at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT.

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The Snapdragon 810 chip is known to be suffering from overheating issues and the HTC One M9 appears to be the latest victim. One of the demo units of the handset was shown to be getting an overheating warning back during the MWC a couple of weeks ago. If this wasn’t enough to raise alarm bells, a new report certainly will.
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HTC teases big announcement for U.S. market this Wednesday


Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America, took to Twitter this morning to let followers know the company was going to be making a “BIG” announcement regarding the U.S. market. For those working on their tourney brackets, the odds probably favor this being an announcement about availability. If HTC is able to provide a specific date, that would be welcome news, especially after the apparent snafu they have experienced launching the device in their home market of Taiwan.

For those of you looking for an upset to bust up a bracket, Mackenzie’s emphasis on the word “big” could be alluding to the HTC One M9 Plus. That device supposedly will be limited to the Chinese market according to many rumors. Mackenzie did tag his tweet with HTCOneM9, so the possibility of a Plus related announcement is a long shot.

source: @JasonMacHTC

HTC Desire 820s with dual SIM now available in India


Continuing its focus on emerging markets, HTC has launched the Desire 820s for consumers in India. The mid-range handset promises quality specifications along with the ability to house two SIM cards simultaneously. The display resolution may only be 720p, but everything else is impressive. The processor inside is an octa-core from MediaTek and the cameras are both comparable or better than its competition. Some of HTC’s key features, such as BlinkFeed and BoomSound, are included with the Desire 820s as well.

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HTC One E9 gets certified by TENAA for Chinese release


Due to its certification by TENAA, we know what HTC has coming to consumers in China. The HTC One E9, seen above, will be released in China with a plastic design while maintaining high-end specifications. TENAA, which is the equivalent to the United States’ FCC, included specifications with its certification. It revealed: 156.5×76.5×7.54mm measurements, a 5.5-inch display, and a 2800mAh battery. Allegedly, the display has 2560×1440 resolution and the processor inside is MediaTek’s MT6795.

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Chinese launch of unspecified HTC device hinted by press invite


Invites being sent out to press members for an event hosted by HTC in China point to a launch of an unspecified device. The company is utilizing metal plates with March 11-17 along with Chinese lettering and that, of course, has sparked speculation. It is expected that HTC launches either the One M9 Plus or One E9, maybe both, in China by the end of next week.

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New marketing officer for HTC opens with shots directed at Samsung


With new smartphones and new smartwatches hitting the market over the past couple weeks, one new person in the mix is Idris Mootee who is taking over as HTC’s chief marketing officer. HTC has has their share of trials in recent years to develop a coherent, effective marketing campaign for their smartphones which frequently rate high with reviewers, but struggle to attract buyers. With a big job ahead to turn things for HTC, Mootee took time this week to snipe at Samsung, a company he says “doesn’t stand for anything except for profit.”

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