Taiwanese carrier FarEasTone Telecommunications has inadvertently revealed HTC is preparing to launch a red version of the HTC One Max. The new color will join silver in the stable of versions that are currently available. With the HTC One, originally launched in silver and black, HTC eventually released red and blue versions. HTC could be on the same path with the HTC One Max, although it may be a little early to predict such an action since the new red version is limited to the Taiwanese market for now.
While the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has quite a few different color variations, the Note 3 was launched primarily in just black and white (with a hard-to-find pink variant out there as well). In January however, Samsung’s flagship phablet will be available in red and White Gold, according to SamMobile’s insider sources. The red version will launch in the first week of January, while the White Gold version will follow two weeks later.
Availability will be worldwide, but some retailers and carriers might get an exclusive claim on the new colors for a particular period of time. If you’re looking for a Note 3 for the holidays, just remember that you might want to wait a few weeks and grab a snazzy red or White Gold version instead of black or white.
If you’ve really got your heart set on a Red HTC One Mini you’re in luck. The folks over at Phones 4U in the UK, who already have a red HTC One, have just announced they’ll be offering the flashy mini variant starting in November. The offer, for now, is exclusive for Phones 4U customers only so you’ll just have to be patient if they’re not your carrier. However, if flashy colors aren’t your thing, you can pick up the One Mini in silver and black over at EE, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone for free on contract at just £26/mo ($41.94/mo).
If you’d like to pick up a SIM free device you’ll be looking in the price range of around £389.95 ($629.07). If you’re feeling froggy and want to jump on the Red One Mini, check out the link below to Phones 4U and don’t forget to check out the press release for the more granular details.
Yesterday, @evleaks revealed a press render of Sprint’s HTC One in red— this news comes at a time where carriers are trying to distance their own variants of some devices from other carriers’, in hopes of picking up an increase of sales.
Around the announcement of the HTC One, we saw a red variant float around as a color option. HTC pretty quickly dismissed it and told everyone it doesn’t exist, but it looks like it’s shown up on a UK website, HandTec, again. While the image is still pretty blurry, it’s still a fairly detailed, clean render, so I definitely think HTC plans on putting this out at some point in the future. Hit the link below to check out the listing for yourself, but don’t try to buy one. It’s shown up as out of stock since the listing was created, unfortunately.
Sony has officially added the Sony Xperia ZL to their U.S. web site with a button customers can use to sign up to be notified when the smartphone is available for ordering. No pricing or projected date of availability was provided. Sources indicate the phone will be sim-free and will have LTE antennas available for several bands. The Sony web site lists three colors for the device – red, black and white. The inclusion of the red variant is a nice surprise after that color was shown at an event for South East Asian markets.
There was no mention of a Red HTC One at today’s event, but for whatever reason the HTC site showed it as an option, and the image above was taken from their site. We reached out to HTC PR and we’re being told it was a mistake and it has been removed. This doesn’t mean a red version won’t pop up at some point, it just won’t be at launch. I find it crazy that someone would put a red version of the phone on the site if it didn’t exist. So I think it’s something to look forward to, but if you plan on picking up a One phone at the starting gate, your choices will only be silver or black. Maybe we will see it in the summer as an AT&T exclusive.
A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.
If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!
Wanting to get a new Droid Incredible 2 but wish it looked a bit funkier? How’s about a completely red Droid Incredible 2? That funky enough for ya? Verizon say the device will be ready for all channels on Thanksgiving so we will have to wait until Black Friday to pick this up. There is no word yet if this has anything to do with Project (Red), the successful AIDS awareness movement, but it sure would be fitting. Specs and price will likely be the same but the wow factor will definitely be increased. Do you feel like turning your Black Friday, red?
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has gotten itself a new shade with Vodafone. If you’re the type who fancies alternate colors for your devices, you may want to check this out, as the Xperia Neo is now available in Red exclusively at Vodafone. That means you won’t be able to get a red Neo anywhere else (unless of course you buy it used from ebay, etc and switch networks to a carrier using the same frequency).
Having different colors is a nice option, as the Xperia PLAY comes in white or black as does the Apple iPhone. Obviously people want variety from the manufacturer rather than having to buy a pink gel case. But, you can still do that too.