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HTC Re action camera slashed to just $50

HTC Re action camera slashed to just $50

It was around this time last year that HTC unveiled a little stand-alone camera called the Re. With its periscope shape, it was, in a single word, odd. It was a bit of a cross between an action camera and a smartphone camera, but didn't exactly excel in either category. It was far from capable of capturing footage of the same quality of a GoPro, and while it has a 16-megapixel sensor, its photos and video were hardly better than a smartphone. But it was the asking price of $200 that made these issues a real problem.

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HTC just torpedoed the One A9’s great US pricing

HTC just torpedoed the One A9’s great US pricing

Perhaps it was too early to break out the champagne in honor of HTC. While the new HTC One A9 is naturally a contentious one because of its design, it's hard to deny that it is a quality phone that could indeed stand tall among HTC's flagship, give or take a few disappointing details. It seems, however, that HTC wasn't exactly being candid with what the smartphone will really cost, only now revealing that the mouth-watering price it announced last week is really only a time-limited promo and that the One A9 will really cost $499.

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HTC Grip pushed back again to first quarter next year

HTC Grip pushed back again to first quarter next year

HTC has tried to venture outside of smartphone comfort zone with products like a strange action camera and a virtual reality headset. While these products seemed quite decent or at least interesting, they're not exactly the hottest items in the market. And in the case of the HTC Vive VR headgear, isn't even in the market yet. Another product that is joining that "coming soon" list is the HTC Grip, which has again been delayed, this time with a slightly more definite date of "early next year".

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HTC defends One A9 design, will roll out to M, Desire lines

HTC defends One A9 design, will roll out to M, Desire lines

The HTC One A9, which the Taiwanese OEM just unveiled Tuesday, is technically an OK, if not great, Android smartphone. Sadly, all its strengths, and even its weaknesses, will be drowned out by its one glaring feature, or misfeature, depending on who you ask. To almost everyone except HTC, the One A9 looks too eerily similar to Apple's new design that debuted on the iPhone 6. Of course, HTC is denying that accusation by doing perhaps what it should not: calling Apple the actual copycat instead.

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HTC One A9 vs iPhone, a brief history

HTC One A9 vs iPhone, a brief history

At the launch of the HTC One A9, it was suggested that this newest HTC smartphone looked a whole lot like the most recent design for the iPhone. At the release of the iPhone 6, the same was said about Apple's design looking very similar to the then-most-recent HTC smartphone release. At this crossroads of confusion, today we're having a look at a brief history of smartphone releases from both companies, as captured over the last several years. Is it one company, or the other, or are we steadily heading toward smartphone design singularity?

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The HTC One A9 borrows something bigger than style from Apple

The HTC One A9 borrows something bigger than style from Apple

Predictably, a fair amount of the conversation around the new HTC One A9 focused on its design similarities to the iPhone 6s. It's a fair point: HTC has plenty to say about how its new hero device is at the "convergence" of the Desire and One lines, but there's no denying that the result bears a strong resemblance to Cupertino's products.

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HTC One A9 Unlocked promises 15-day “Nexus” upgrade cycle

HTC One A9 Unlocked promises 15-day “Nexus” upgrade cycle

Today HTC has promised that their newest device, the HTC One A9, will have updates within 15 days of Google's own Nexus devices. HTC's exact wording - via tweet, was as follows: "The One A9 unlocked edition will provide every software update within 15 days of Google's first push to Nexus." We must hypothesize that this means that HTC has successfully detached their own software from the base build of Android enough that they're able to upgrade the innards without having to mess with their own code abundantly - that's what'd slow them (or any other manufacturer) down otherwise.

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HTC One A9 specs revealed in full: battle ready, but not for top-brass

HTC One A9 specs revealed in full: battle ready, but not for top-brass

This morning we're getting up close and personal with the HTC One A9, the newest smartphone from the creator of the HTC One and HTC Desire series. This device works with a new design, appearing to bring convergence between the two series of smartphones, working with the rounded edges of the Desire collection and the metal of the HTC One from the past several generations. This device works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and a 5-inch 1080p display - so you know it's not meant to compete directly with the biggest and best smartphones on the market.

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HTC One A9 hands-on: Android most controversial

HTC One A9 hands-on: Android most controversial

HTC has a new flagship, the One A9, and it's going to be controversial. Hero device after the One M9 and M9+, it's one of the first Android 6.0 Marshmallow phones outside of Google's own Nexus, and with a highly competitive price tag that belies its build quality. That controversy? Just about everyone agrees, the One A9's design is… familiar. Exactly what it's familiar to depends on who you are, though.

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French carrier outs HTC One A9 and its insane price

French carrier outs HTC One A9 and its insane price

In less than a week, HTC is set to unveil a new smartphone. Given the business crisis that the company is undergoing, all eyes will be on whether this is the promised hero product that will save the company. Based on recent leaks, however, that may be somewhat questionable. Almost putting the nail on the coffin, French carrier Orange "accidentally" put up details of the HTC One A9 website, which might disappoint a few hopefuls, with its unoriginal design, mediocre specs, and unapologetically high price tag.

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HTC One A9 pics leak ahead of October 20th event

HTC One A9 pics leak ahead of October 20th event

The date for the HTC press conference is drawing near and on October 20, one of the devices that is rumored to be debuting is the HTC A9 also known as the HTC Aero. Ahead of that October 20 event, we are seeing a few details on the device leak. The latest leak has several images of a dummy device hinting at what the production smartphone will look like.

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HTC One M9 in pink raises money for breast cancer research

HTC One M9 in pink raises money for breast cancer research

HTC has unveiled a new version of the One M9 smartphone that is clad in pink. The goal of the pink M9 smartphone is to raise awareness of breast cancer during October. HTC plans to donate thousands of dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with the total donation being $25,000.

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