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HTC One KitKat software update assured by end of January

HTC One KitKat software update assured by end of January

While the world is left in shock by the fact that the Verizon version of the Motorola-made Moto X saw the Android 4.4 KitKat update before the rest of the Nexus family, HTC has assured that the HTC One will be next. They've made this re-assurance in the form of a mini-tweet and subsequent push on the idea that their 90-day promise would be met. That's 90-days after the reveal of Android 4.4 KitKat that their HTC One hero phone would be rolling smooth with the candy layout.

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HTC One, DROID DNA Android 4.3 update planned for next month

HTC One, DROID DNA Android 4.3 update planned for next month

Google announced and rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean last month, and carriers and manufacturers alike are working hard to bring the new version to their latest devices. HTC is one company trying to get the update on their new handsets as quick as they can, and are trying to get Android 4.3 on the HTC One and DROID DNA by next month.

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Verizon HTC One release date set for September 5th [UPDATE: August 22nd!]

Verizon HTC One release date set for September 5th [UPDATE: August 22nd!]

The Verizon HTC One has been tipped and tipped again - confirmed, suggested for release, then moved again - now the company has released an official teaser with September 5th attached. This release of the 4G LTE Verizon edition of the HTC hero phone has been long awaited - ever since it was first understood that, after a possible dismissal of the device due to their carrying of the DROID DNA, Verizon was rumored to have seen the positive reviews in the media of this device, letting HTC know right then and there that they'd want to work with the machine before the end of the year.

UPDATE: Verizon now confirms that the HTC One will be appearing for sale on the 22nd of August - how's that for a final drop?

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HTC Butterfly S dual-SIM edition appears: One Up!

HTC Butterfly S dual-SIM edition appears: One Up!

It's time to have a peek at the HTC Butterfly S once again, this time seeing how this DROID DNA-sized smartphone works with all the features of the HTC One along with not just one, but two SIM cards at once. There's a bit of a "must have" feature out there for much of the world outside the USA, and that is the aforementioned ability to work with more than on SIM card at once, holding both of these micro-SIM-sized cards under the hood at once as well. This device is also appearing this week for the first time in black.

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TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

The folks at TYLT have revealed that they're not just limiting their prospects to devices like backpacks and pocketable batteries with the TYLT VU Wireless Charger. This device is part of a Kickstarter campaign to create a wireless charger working with the Qi wireless charging standard - in a variety of bright colors, of course. Incorporating some of the most recent Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) approved technology for a free positioning A6 Coil - meaning you can place your smartphone on this dock anywhere and it'll charge like a charm.

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Verizon HTC One enters Bluetooth certification process

Verizon HTC One enters Bluetooth certification process

Though such an appearance of a smartphone in Bluetooth certification listings would be a non-news situation, the code corresponding to the HTC One with Verizon-friendly innards has kicked up the proverbial fan dust this morning. What's happening here is that a device with the code HTC6500LVW has appeared seeking Bluetooth certification for the USA, this code corresponding to the HTC M7 working with Verizon's collection of wireless data radio bands. This effectively means there's another HTC One on the way, the one Verizon fans have been waiting for. UPDATE: The Verizon HTC One is now official.

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 (with Sense 5.0) update detailed

HTC One Android 4.2.2 (with Sense 5.0) update detailed

The update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on both the HTC One and the HTC Butterfly (international version of the DROID DNA, that is), has been a long time coming. Today it's appeared only on some international models of the HTC One with a bit of a boost to Sense 5.0 as well (without the name change) - and the aesthetic changes are what's heading the pack. While we're expecting this change to hit carrier models in the near future, right this minute it's just popping up on a select few models across the sea.

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Verizon HTC One may be a “T6” oversized model

Verizon HTC One may be a “T6” oversized model

This week a tip for an enlarged version of everything central to the HTC One has come through, suggesting that Verizon may be waiting for a real replacement for the DROID DNA before they bring in a new device from the manufacturer. News is that the HTC "phablet" will be incoming in more than one version, each of them with "T6" on the helm for international users.

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Verizon HTC One speculation returns as DROID DNA offer arrives

Verizon HTC One speculation returns as DROID DNA offer arrives

While Verizon and HTC have said that the HTC One isn't hitting Big Red anytime soon, that doesn't mean that the new device won't land on Verizon at some point in the future. Recent evidence suggests that the One may be itching closer and closer to Verizon stores, thanks to a discounted DROID DNA, which customers can grab for free for a "limited time."

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HTC announces that it is preparing J Butterfly successor

HTC announces that it is preparing J Butterfly successor

The HTC J Butterfly was a big hit last year when it was launched, boasting the world's first full HD 5-inch display and churning up demand for high-definition phablets. The handset later made its way to other locations, including the United States, as the Droid DNA, which is nearly identical to the J Butterfly. Now word has it a successor is in the making.

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HTC One Verizon release in question as Tweets disappear

HTC One Verizon release in question as Tweets disappear

This week the HTC One has been once again teased for release on the 4G LTE-toting Verizon network here in the United States. Whoever is behind the wheel on the HTC Twitter account has more than once replied to users across the USA saying that they have no plans to release the HTC One on Verizon Wireless - though quickly after replying in more than one case, these tweets have disappeared entirely.

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HTC Droid DNA’s first update coming soon, bug fixes abound

HTC Droid DNA’s first update coming soon, bug fixes abound

According to a support page over at Verizon, HTC's Droid DNA handset will receive its first - and major - update since it launched last year. The update will bring with it a myriad of bug fixes for a lot of problems users have reported, as well as improvements to audio quality and new features. The update hasn't rolled out yet and there's no word on when exactly it will happen, but all signs point to "soon."

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