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Verizon HTC One Max appears ready for Winter

Verizon HTC One Max appears ready for Winter

This holiday season you may well be looking to grab the larger relative smartphone of the HTC One from Verizon, so says a leaked set of photos showing this HTC One Max with its much-more-massive display and the carrier's logo up front. This would be an odd move for Verizon as they waited until the DROID DNA - aka the massive Butterfly S from overseas here in the USA - to expire before they released the HTC One. It would be strange because the HTC One Max might compete with the HTC One - but then again, so does the Galaxy Note 3 compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

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HTC One Max release imminent as GCF approves

HTC One Max release imminent as GCF approves

Showing up this week in the approval bin for the Global Certification Forum is none other than the mysterious HTC One Max, a device that's about to be unveiled on a global scale with a look rather similar to that of the original HTC One. While HTC has not unveiled the device itself in full detail (or indeed confirmed that it exists at all), the large handset has appeared in leaks and rumors for several weeks. Inside this competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a brain that looks to essentially replicate that of its smaller predecessors.

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AT&T: Moto X camera update today, HTC One Android 4.3 next week

AT&T: Moto X camera update today, HTC One Android 4.3 next week

Two flagship Android phones on AT&T are in line for some software attention, beginning with the carrier pushing out the camera and touchless controls update to the Moto X from today. The firmware, which was released to T-Mobile Moto X owners back in September, improves auto-white balance and color accuracy, as well as exposure particularly in low-light situations. Meanwhile, there's a much-anticipated update to the HTC One on AT&T's horizon, too.

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Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

As the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears on US-shores we've seen talk of not quite on-the-level benchmark boosting by the likes of what, at first, would seem to be the manufacturer of the smartphone. This report originates with Ars Technica where they suggest that the smoking gun is the fact that this smartphone brings up four full-powered CPU cores whenever it's asked to open any one of several big-name benchmarking apps. What we've found is that this situation is not - by any means - limited to Samsung's hardware.

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HTC One Max appears in photos: headed for China first

HTC One Max appears in photos: headed for China first

This week the HTC One Max has been verified as existing once again in a series of photos presented by the MIIT, that being essentially the FCC of China - so to speak. What you'll see here is the front, back, left, and right of the device as it's headed to Chinese mobile carriers, showing off the device's several unique features and abilities in the hardware arena. On its back, the HTC One Max appears with what seems to be the same 4-ultrapixel camera with optical image stabilization as the HTC One, right alongside a brand new fingerprint scanner for log-in-level security.

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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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