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The HTC One A9 smartphone launches this month

It hasn’t been a particularly great year for HTC so far, but can the company’s new premium One A9 smartphone catch the public’s attention? The older One M9 was a very attractive handset, which lacked a few key features (such as a fingerprint reader), but the One A9 is a much more promising device that certainly looks […]

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Devices Opinion

The best smartphones of the past decade

Back in 2004, Android and iOS didn’t exist, Nokia was at the pinnacle of its stranglehold on the industry and the 3G network revolution had only just begun. In the past ten years we’ve witnessed the birth of the truly modern smartphone, with features that seemed like flights of fancy at the time. But today, every phone worth its salt can play videos and […]

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Have you ever bought a phone from Simply Electronics?

After my post yesterday about my wife selecting an Android phone, I decided to have a look at the most efficient way of buying an HTC One M8 online. I checked out Google Shopping to see what the cheapest rate was with them. I never tend to have a brilliant experience with Google Shopping but […]

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Operators

Kudos to O2 for dumping chargers from mobile packaging

It’s about time, isn’t it? I’ve got ton of Micro USB chargers everywhere. So have you, if you’ve bought a few phones across the last few years. So why not dump them from the box? Here’s the overview from Pocket-Lint: O2 and HTC will begin selling a new, as yet unannounced, phone before the end […]

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HTC One X: Is this HTC’s best phone so far?

I spent a few weeks with HTC’s One X handset recently. Just 20 minutes with the phone was enough for me to begin to appreciate why many geeks I know were salivating at the sheer concept of owning the device. Granted, at MWC, I was able to take a quick look and play around with […]

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HTC executive: “iPhones are for old people”

  Martin Fichter, acting president or HTC America makes a stimulating market observation as Chris Taylor at Mashable points out: Speaking at the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle, Fichter related a story about taking his daughter to Reed College in Portland, where he took an informal survey of her dormitory buddies. “None of them […]

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Devices Operators

HTC EVO 3D: Not Vodafone UK, but possibly other territories

Now then, I’ve had quite a few emails from readers hunting for the rather gorgeous HTC Evo 3D phone on Vodafone UK. The operator *was* going to range it, however plans have changed. You won’t get it in the UK via Vodafone. However the company’s representatives point out that if you’re abroad, living somewhere with […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 7: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

  Listen! This week we reminisce about the devices we’ve owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real ‘market changers’, a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer. Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic drawers. Amongst the devices we discuss this week are […]

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Devices Operators

HTC’s Chacha hits 3UK, check out Sedge’s video

In the UK, the mobile operator is king. If they don’t range your handset, then the chances of it selling in volume are pretty poor. The UK market — like a few others in Europe — is heavily, heavily dependent on ‘free phones’ (or operator subsidy). Consumers don’t mind paying a little bit of cash […]

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Uplinq: Steve Perlman of OnLive shows off full-motion gaming on HTC Flyer tablet

Do take a few minutes to have a look at this rather fantastic offering from OnLive. Steve Perlman, CEO of the company, was invited on to the Uplinq stage by HTC’s Peter Chou to showcase what they’re doing with the all new HTC Flyer tablet. Essentially you’ll be able to experience phenomenal full-motion, fully-size, full-experience […]

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HP, HTC, Nokia headlining at Qualcomm’s Uplinq event

Look at that list there. That tells you something about the ecosystem that Qualcomm has created in recent years. Uplinq is Qualcomm’s annual developer conference in San Diego and if my experience there last year was anything to go by, this year’s event (June 1st-2nd) is going to be fantastic. The keynote speakers themselves are […]

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First look: HTC Mozart, Windows Phone 7 hits Orange

Here’s Conor from Orange UK showing off the latest HTC Mozart device that’s hitting the UK on the 21st of October. It’s a useful video overview of the basic Windows Phone user interface. See what you think: