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HTC One Max rumor round-up: not just another clone of One

HTC One Max rumor round-up: not just another clone of One

There's little that isn't known about the upcoming device called HTC One Max, with a variety of up-close photos, specification lists, and this week even a set of camera samples pushed to the web by play-testers. What's interesting about this particular machine isn't it's basic specifications - they're set to essentially replicate those of the HTC One save a larger area for the 1080 x 1920 pixels to spread up front - it's the back side of this beast we're interested in.

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Microsoft and HTC battle Apple with iPad and iPhone trade-in programs

Microsoft and HTC battle Apple with iPad and iPhone trade-in programs

Though it's not immediately clear what Microsoft and HTC are doing with the devices they're taking in trade, they've both made clear this week that they're not about to let Apple have all the fun with an upgrade program for devices. Microsoft has launched a program specific to iPads and their own Surface tablets this week, noting that they'll be giving at least $199 for any iPad that's in generally OK working condition - in store credit, of course. Meanwhile HTC is accepting basically any smartphone you could possibly have, but are (starting this week as well), making sure their trade-in program centers on the iPhone and their own HTC One.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaks for HTC One on AT&T

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaks for HTC One on AT&T

HTC One smartphone users on the AT&T network who have been waiting patiently or even impatiently for the next upgrade for their operating system will need to wait a bit longer for an official update. However, if you're the sort of smartphone user who doesn't mind using unofficially leaked software, a version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has leaked.

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Blue HTC One release a Best Buy exclusive in the USA

Blue HTC One release a Best Buy exclusive in the USA

Those planning on heading in to their local mobile carrier this week to pick up the HTC One in Metallic Blue had better think twice: this device is coming to Best Buy exclusively inside the USA. While the Blue HTC One doesn't differ from its silver or red iterations inside, the casing (the metal casing front and back, that is) is distinct. The folks at HTC have suggested that special pricing will be in effect this weekend as the Blue HTC One kicks off as a color exclusive for Best Buy this Sunday.

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HTC BoomBass cube amplifies BoomSound with subwoofer and dedicated amp

HTC BoomBass cube amplifies BoomSound with subwoofer and dedicated amp

Created specifically for the HTC One, the HTC BoomBass is a speaker accessory made to enhance the powers of HTC BoomSound. This accessory is a Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer with the added benefit of a dedicated amplifier, made to interact with the "HTC One family's BoomSound." This cubical device comes in at 64 x 64 x 64mm and aims to add to the already high-end speaker presentation on the HTC One with an enhanced bit of quality for lower range frequencies.

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HTC Desire 300 plays on entry-level wants and needs

HTC Desire 300 plays on entry-level wants and needs

The team at HTC are bringing a collection of smart devices to IFA 2013 this week, the lowest-end of the bunch coming in as the HTC Desire 300. This device brings on some of the features included with the hero device HTC One including HTC BlinkFeed - an element of the user interface formerly called HTC Sense (though not quite so readily titled as such these days). This device is not meant to be a low-level replacement for the HTC One, rather it's here to present the most minimalistic vision of the ideal smartphone HTC is able to create.

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Vivid Blue HTC One and HTC One mini headed for international Q4 release

Vivid Blue HTC One and HTC One mini headed for international Q4 release

Along with announcements of a couple of lower-end devices this week, the HTC One has been celebrated in the form of a Vivid Blue color option set for release later this year. Both the HTC One and the HTC One Mini have been depicted in this color by HTC, the company also confirming that both devices do, indeed, exist, and will be available in "select markets" in the fourth quarter of this year.

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HTC Desire 601 brings “One” features on a budget

HTC Desire 601 brings “One” features on a budget

Bringing a 4.5-inch qHD display to the market with Android and several of the high-powered features that made the HTC One one of the company's most sought-after smartphone in years, the HTC Desire 601 had been made official today. This device works with features such at HTC BlinkFeed and media enhancers like HTC Zoe and Video Highlights, making the software experience rather similar to the HTC One. With HTC BoomSound in a couple of front-facing speakers, this device is just as loud as the HTC One as well.

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HTC One software update earns Mini+ support and a Google keyboard

HTC One software update earns Mini+ support and a Google keyboard

If you happen to have the Euro edition of the HTC One this week and were just itching to get confirmation of the existence of the miniature phone accessory HTC Mini+, an over-the-air update appearing today should suffice. What you'll be seeing here is software update 2.24.401.8, sent out to this international edition of the HTC One starting this morning in waves. You'll also find an update that allows the use of Google's own Android keyboard - also offered as a separate stand-alone app from the Google Play app store.

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