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More HTC One (M7) rumors surface

If you are a fan of HTC smartphones, some details on one of the company's coming devices known as the HTC One (or HTC M7) have now surfaced.

The HTC One is expected to land in Europe on March 8 with a price tag of €649.99. Another source indicated that the HTC One will launch on March 22 in the United States. The source says that the device will launch on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint wireless networks with 32GB of storage for $199 with a 2-year contract. A version of the device with 64 GB of storage will reportedly be offered for $299.99.
 
The source of the leak has also tipped that the smartphone will have a metal casing with front facing stereo speakers. Colors are said to include black and a silver/white version. 



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Source: HTC Source



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Odd
By One43637 on 2/15/2013 12:15:12 PM , Rating: 2
Dock looks like Android, but the different sized Facebook photos make it look like Windows live tiles.

Anywho, My only 2 problems with my One S, are no expandable storage (I'd be ok with this if they gave me an option to buy 32GB) and slow updates. It's the 2nd month of 2013 and I still haven't seen Jelly Bean.

WTF Google Now is so useful on my Nexus 10, it would have been great to have on my phone during vacation.

Hurry the F up HTC and Tmobile.




RE: Odd
By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/13, Rating: -1
RE: Odd
By Jeffk464 on 2/15/2013 1:07:15 PM , Rating: 2
If you want updates you basically have two guaranteed options, buy a nexus phone, or install custom roms. If you depend on companies like HTC and verizon to give you the updates you wait a long long time.

4.2.2 is already posted on XDA for my galaxy nexus.


RE: Odd
By One43637 on 2/15/2013 5:21:05 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I don't have time to tinker and worry about bugs that haven't been hashed out by the dev community. I have no interest in rooting.

I would have gotten the Nexus 4 if it came out in April of last year. Instead I got the One S. The camera on it is one of the best I've seen on a phone. Don't have any first hand experience on the N4. Also didn't realize until today that JB included panoramic pictures. I'm glad HTC included it in their ICS build.

I'd never buy an Android phone from Verizon not even a GNex considering all the crap they replaced on a supposedly pure Google experience.


RE: Odd
By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/2013 6:20:38 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
I'd never buy an Android phone from Verizon not even a GNex considering all the crap they replaced on a supposedly pure Google experience.


I have a Verizon phone. What crap? If you don't like something, you can easily disable it without rooting anyway.


RE: Odd
By One43637 on 2/15/2013 7:54:43 PM , Rating: 2
Off the top of my head, Verizon did not release Android updates as soon as they were available even though it was an Nexus branded device.

They also blocked Google Wallet in favor of their own NFC payment app. The wifi hotspot feature was also stonewalled so that you have to pay another fee just to hotspot off the data plan you already paid for.

Disabling is not the same as removing. Sure they might not be active, but with a fixed storage amount on all Nexus devices, some people might run out of room faster than others.

If they release an update to the N4 with 32GB of storage as an option, I'd be all over it. As of now, I'm waiting for word on when JB hits my phone.


RE: Odd
By Jeffk464 on 2/15/2013 10:10:50 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't know, first thing I do when I get a phone is root it and put on a custom rom.


By robinthakur on 2/16/2013 7:33:43 PM , Rating: 3
This and the new BB Z10 seem to have aped the iPhone 5 design a little too closely for comfort. The design has the panel at the top and bottom in a different finish to the rest of the back and a metal surround with a polished chamfered edge-rim. Whilst I agree that Apple shouldn't be able to 'patent the rectangle', but the design of the iPhone 5 is very distinctive (on the back) and this is just crying out for a lawsuit. It makes me laugh where people say "Well how else/how many ways can you design a touchscreen phone?" because Apple did design it differently for the 5's back, it looks very different to the 4/4S, and this design language too is now being stolen and knocked off already by two multi-national companies. For shame HTC...




By Ristogod on 2/15/2013 9:37:24 AM , Rating: 2
Have had one for the last 2 years and it's a fantastic sturdy reliable phone. Why people keep dismissing HTC is beyond me.


By ChronoReverse on 2/15/2013 11:28:38 AM , Rating: 2
Honestly, if HTC were more friendly towards the modding community and didn't keep making singular large flaws for every handset I'd probably go back to them.

I'll see if this new HTC One will go about it right.


By Jeffk464 on 2/15/2013 1:13:22 PM , Rating: 2
Have you heard of a flaw with the droid DNA?


By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/2013 5:17:47 PM , Rating: 2
I have no idea what you are talking about. HTC makes great stuff and has quietly advanced the industry. They were the first to market with a 4G LTE handset, for example.

The biggest problem with an HTC has always been their Sense UI. Which is a LOT better now, but was never as horrible as some made it out to be.


By sprockkets on 2/15/2013 11:39:29 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
They were the first to market with a 4G LTE handset, for example.


And that handset had abysmal battery life, poor stability and just got updated to 4.0, over a year after all other HTC phones got it.

They also abandoned some to 2.3, and one phone, who came out with 4.0, will never be updated.

Search for HTC issues and stuff like screen dust, creaking bodies and the like will come up.

Don't get me wrong, I like my Sensation but HTC can't get quality under control.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/16/2013 12:00:59 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
And that handset had abysmal battery life, poor stability and just got updated to 4.0, over a year after all other HTC phones got it.


Irrelevant imo for the purposes of this discussion. If you had to perfect a product in every way to be first to market, well...there would be very few firsts.

quote:
Search for HTC issues and stuff like screen dust, creaking bodies and the like will come up.


sigh..

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3864139?start...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4327380?start...

You were saying? When someone makes an absolutely perfect product, produced on a scale to satisfy demand this great, give me a call.


By robinthakur on 2/16/2013 7:41:33 PM , Rating: 2
At least you can book a Genius bar appointment at an Apple store and then get it swapped out if under warranty. Apple are usually pretty good, they replaced my 5 on the spot for having 2 dead pixels. Where would you go for an HTC product exactly? The phone shop you bought it? Good luck with that...FYI, I had issues with dust under the camera on my Galaxy 3 a couple of days after I bought it because this is not sealed for some reason, seems to be widespread on some handsets.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/16/2013 7:46:24 PM , Rating: 1
lol@"Genius"...


By sprockkets on 2/17/2013 9:20:03 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Irrelevant imo for the purposes of this discussion. If you had to perfect a product in every way to be first to market, well...there would be very few firsts.


You were arguing why HTC was "great", and chose perhaps the best example of why they are losing money every quarter. Being first to the market to have your customers as product testers isn't good for long term business.

quote:
sigh..

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3864139?start...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4327380?start...

You were saying? When someone makes an absolutely perfect product, produced on a scale to satisfy demand this great, give me a call.


Posting about someone else's problem with a post on apple's forum does nothing to disprove my point. The issues with creaking and dust on the HTC Sensation were very prevalent. Add to it the phone had issues with the screen registering touches when not touched due to a ground contact that wasn't too reliable. The creaking issue was a lack of quality control with the tabs that catch the body of the phone.

Contrast this with apple, who you brought up, and while they have their problems, their customer satisfaction is second to none.


By Jeffk464 on 2/15/2013 1:09:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, I had an HTC incredible and had no issues at all. I even dug the rubberized plastic backing that everyone called cheap. My galaxy nexus has a much classier looking back that causes the phone to slip right out of your hand.


By tviceman on 2/15/2013 9:44:19 AM , Rating: 2
I've got the HTC EVO LTE on sprint and it's a pretty nice phone. I bought it over the GS3 because the GS3 felt like a breakable, light plastic toy in comparison.


By Jeffk464 on 2/15/2013 1:12:28 PM , Rating: 2
You can get the GS3 from amazon for $70. Thats pretty tough to beat for specs and price, but I guess that means no fancy case.


"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone














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