HTC's One max phablet has landed at Verizon, with the 5.9-inch Android smartphone finally going on sale in the US. The oversized handset, which has a Full HD display and a biometric fingerprint scanner on the back for easier security, is priced at a not-inconsiderable $299.99 with a new two year agreement.
Today Virgin Mobile has entered another contestant into the growing war of the off-contract smartphones with the HTC Desire. This device works with a 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera at its back, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor inside. Ready for release as early as today, the HTC Desire for late 2013 brings HTC's own "BoomSound" speakers to blast audio from its front as well.
The newest version of Google's mobile operating system is on the way to devices of all kinds in the very near future, bringing a load of updates for the back end as well as the front in Android 4.4 KitKat. This version of the software brings changes first to the Google Nexus 5, made by LG. This device has a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution and is the headliner device for this OS.
HTC should've had a best-seller with the HTC One. The metal-bodied phone was the go-to recommendation for Android fans in the know, and that it didn't get the attention of Samsung's Galaxy range is arguably more about marketing than anything else. HTC followed Samsung's example in distilling the brand for a smaller version, in the shape of the HTC One mini, and has now scaled things up with the HTC One max. A 5.9-inch display, metal body, and UltraPixel camera technology are arguably ingredients for the perfect phablet, but has HTC baked the One max badly? Read on for our full review.
There's little left to say about the HTC One Max - it's a device that's been leaked more than almost any other smartphone this year. But here in the days before the actual final reveal, we can move down the list with every little bit and piece we've been tipped to know. This begins with the most recent leak of the device internationally with a press render of the European version, complete with fingerprint scanner.
We're big fans of leaked smartphone photographs around here and today a new leak has surfaced showing off an unannounced HTC smartphone. The photographs aren't of the complete device itself, but rather the photos are of the front panel for the HTC Butterfly 2. The original HTC Butterfly launched last year and sold as the Droid DNA in the US.
The HTC One Max has cropped up in a myriad of leaks, with things ranging from user interface to design to hardware and back all being leaked in an assortment of speculations. Now word has surfaced via Chinese website ePrice that the handset will be unveiled on October 17th, leaving us with a bit over two weeks of waiting before the official details are dished out.
HTC handed out special versions of its flagship smartphone the HTC One to developers called surprisingly enough the HTC One Developer Edition. Developers who happen to own one of those handsets now have a new version of Android to download and try out. HTC has announced that the One Developer Edition can now run the Android 4.3 update.