@evleaks is at it again. They have a pretty good track record and I am assuming that will continue with their latest leak, a press render of the HTC One. We already reported last week that it will be the official name of the M7, but forget names, what does it look like? There’s a good chance that it will look just like the above image.
Now we had seen a leaked image of the said device last month, and if you remember, the buttons were switched up. Instead of having from left to right, back/home/multitasking, the previous image had from left to right, back/multitasking/home. I still can’t understand why HTC would do that, but the same theme continues with this image, but the htc logo is in place of the multitasking button, which is even more bizarre. Other than that, there isn’t much more to say other than this image appears to be the second color option and the newer clock widget is prominent as opposed to their classic flip clock.
I’m pretty sure we will see another leak or two before next Tuesday’s big announcement, so stay tuned!!
HTC has been the focus of a ton of rumors lately specifically related to their next rumored flagship phone, the HTC M7. It has been recently suggested that the name M7 will not be the official name given at the launch of the device but rather is a codename as is common with manufacturers and their products. The official name has been rumored to be the HTC One following in line with the slew of devices already available including the HTC’s current flagship phone the HTC One X.
A new image has shown up on Flickr with details suggesting that it has been taken with the anticipated smartphone, and as you can see in the EXIF data, it’s called the HTC One, which supports yesterday’s rumor. Also, the image was uploaded at a maximum resolution of 1158 x 2048 which could mean several things. It could be that the image was cropped, re-sized or even evidence of the rumored “ultrapixel” technology set to debut along with the device as one of its key features. With the One, M7 or whatever it is to be called, HTC has sparked quite a buzz for themselves and this image might just showcase one more key feature to look forward to on February 19th.
Remember that video of HTC’s year end party where the crowd was yelling M7? Something a lot of people didn’t pick up was that they also yelled HTC One. It appears that just might be the official name of the M7. We always assumed M7 was just a codename, but then we were wondering a little bit when “M7″ showed up in inventory systems for Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone. We also knew that HTC wants to simplify their naming scheme to create a solid brand like Samsung’s Galaxy and Note series.
This latest rumor is courtesy of @evleaks, which has a pretty good track record at this point. Of course we won’t know for sure until February 19, but it really does seem like the best name at this point. They could go with HTC Two or HTC One X2, but HTC One is just more classy. What do you guys think?
We’ve already seen a few hints indicating HTC’s newest beast would be called the M7 smartphone, while featuring some pretty beastly specs— but it appears that we have even more of a confirmation than we already had before. A leaked advertisement from Phone House indicates the unlocked M7 would be available in France from March 8th for 649.99 EUR (around $880). Additionally, the advertisement highlights the M7 will have a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, 32GB internal storage and Sense 5-powered Jelly Bean running the show. While the photo used for the device seems to be based off an old render, it’s looking like everything else is matching up quite nicely— giving us all something to look forward to in the coming weeks.
That February 19th event just can’t come soon enough!
That’s HTC’s latest attempt at keeping us salivating over whatever their next announcement is going to be, whether that’s the M7 or something completely different. If nothing else, it’s creepy. A heart melding together with a circuit is an odd choice for attracting attention to a smartphone, but it does seem to fall in line with calling something the Droid DNA, (if they release a phone named after a kidney, I’m not buying it, I don’t care how awesome it is) so this might be a trend for HTC in the future. Or it could be something software related, like a living personal assistant along the lines of Siri or S-Voice. It’s really anyone’s guess at this point, at least until HTC wants to fill us in during their event scheduled later this month.
source: Android Community
This one is for the really really skeptical. The ones who just don’t believe anything until they see it for real. With a major event coming up in two weeks in London and New York City, there is no doubt the HTC M7 will be unveiled. Still, I am sure there are a few of you that need more convincing. Well look no further then the inventory systems of both Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse because both show the M7.
Seriously though, the biggest part of this news is not the existence but the name. It has been believed the “M7″ was just a codename. Now inventory systems do use codenames, but Carphone Warehouse usually doesn’t. I think there is a good chance that M7 is the final name. That actually surprises me since I thought HTC was trying to simplify their products and come up with a name and go with it, like the Galaxy S or Note series. Of course, I’m not really sure what you would call the second One X other than the One 2X or the Two X, and neither one sounds all that great.
More HTC M7 news as we close in on HTC’s New York City event next week where the device is expected to officially debut. This bit of news involves the camera technology HTC is incorporating into the M7. Traditionally buyers have become used to assessing the quality of a phone based on the megapixels, with a larger number generally regarded as better. Leaked specifications indicate the M7 will have a 13-megapixel camera, which is not too shabby. However, reports now indicate that HTC will actually use a camera measured in “Ultrapixels.”
Last week HTC threw a big party for employees to celebrate the start of a new year. CEO Peter Chou was excited to show off the HTC M7 for those in attendance. The big question that still continues to float out there for everyone is whether Chou’s confidence in HTC and their ability to turn things around in 2013 will materialize on the back of new devices or is it too little too late. The new year got off to a rocky start as HTC released new numbers for their first quarter sales projections, and the numbers are not good. HTC is projecting revenues to slip by as much as 17 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Keep in mind the fourth quarter of 2012 was a terrible one for HTC, coming in as the lowest quarter of profit in eight years for the company. Their net sales of approximately $34.4 million USD represented a stunning drop of 91% compared to the prior year’s fourth quarter. The march to improved profitably during 2013 will begin in earnest next week when HTC has slated the likely unveiling of the M7 at an event in New York City.
source: The Next Web
HTC CEO Peter Chou has done his bit to added to the HTC M7 fever that continues to ratchet up in advance of an HTC event scheduled for later this month. At a year end celebration held by HTC, Chou got on stage and whipped out the new phone to take a picture of the crowd while playfully mentioning it was “a great opportunity for testing.” Chou also congratulated the M7 team for putting in extra work to wrap things up so production could start. He also touched on some of the challenges of the past year for HTC, which has seen its financial performance nosedive. However, Chou thinks HTC can rebound, let by the M7. Hit the break for the video of Chou with the forthcoming HTC M7.
In a few weeks we will finally get our hands on the HTC M7, or whatever they will call, but we are already wondering when it will actually be available. Well Pocketnow was tipped that it will go on sale on March 8th. They could be releasing it in the UK and Europe first, but since they are holding events in both London and New York, I would imagine a U.S. release won’t be far behind.
All the images that we have seen of the M7 have been black, but it’s unlikely they will only offer one color, especially since this is going to be a worldwide launch. Word is that the second color option will be silver/white.
It’s clear that HTC is trying to get ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy S IV launch, but will it be enough? Releasing the phone early is a good idea, but throwing some marketing dollars in the mix probably is an even better idea.