HTC Canada offers CA$100 trade-in deal to HTC One buyers

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Mar 012013
 
HTC One in silver

HTC One in silver

HTC Canada today announced that it will offer a CA$100 early trade-in deal for customers interested in purchasing the new HTC One. The offer is similar to the one that was announced in the U.S. when the HTC One was announced earlier this month. In fact, it could be worth even more depending on the device you are trading in.

The process to apply for the trade-in is pretty straightforward. Sign up on the HTC One Trade-In page by providing your email address and your carrier. Once you’ve purchased your HTC One, you’ll have to return your old phone along with your HTC One proof of purchase. Within 60 days, you should receive a prepaid Visa card for the value of the trade-in or CA$100 – whichever is greater.

The terms and conditions stipulate that the HTC One must be purchased by March 31st, confirming that it will launch before the end of the month. It also means that you’ll have to move quickly to take advantage of the offer.

It’s time to dig through the old drawer to see what old phones you still have that you could use to get yourself a sweet deal on the HTC One.

Read more: HTC Canada

HTC One now available through Rogers Reservation System

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Feb 262013
 
HTC One in silver

HTC One in silver

Rogers announced today that the HTC One is now available for pre-order to its existing customers through the Rogers Reservation System. A CA$40 deposit is required.

When HTC announced the HTC One, it indicated that its latest flagship smartphone would begin to ship in late March. We’ll let you know when it lands at Rogers.

Thanks, Sarah!

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HTC unveils the HTC One

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Feb 192013
 

HTC One in silverAs expected, HTC today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, billing it as “a bold step forward” rather than simply another specification bump. Along with it, HTC also introduced the latest version of HTC Sense. Called New Sense, it comes with a number of new features including HTC BlinkFeed which acts as a live homepage, HTC Zoe, a camera app, and HTC BoomSound for improved audio.

“People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with the new HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality.”

HTC BlinkFeed will provide live content on your homescreen. Along with some 1,400 partners who will provide content, it can also display information from your social networks.

Declaring the “era of the megapixel” over, HTC also unveiled its UltraPixel camera which gathers some 300 percent more light than a traditional one, promising “astounding low-light performance.” It also introduced HTC Zoe, a new camera app that can capture photos and a short 3 second video simultaneously. Much as the BlackBerry Z10 does, it also allows you to eliminate blinking eyes from your shots. Other features include enhanced 360′ panorama, time sequencing and object removal.

HTC BoomSound consists of dual front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier, Beats Audio integration, and HTC Sense Voice which can boost call volume and quality in noisy environments.

Here is a closer look at the HTC’s One specifications:

  • Processor: 1.7GHZ quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
  • Operating system: Google Android with New Sense
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA/EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch Full HD (1920×1080 / 468 PPI)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB / 64GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: HTC UltraPixel with F2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2.2MP with 1080p video capture
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 port
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Dimensions: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 millimeters
  • Weight: 143 grams
  • Colours: Black or Silver
  • Other: Dual BoomSound stereo speakers, dual microphones, “zero-gap aluminum unibody” construction

The HTC One will launch in 80 countries with 185 carriers. It will begin to ship in late March. In Canada, Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Virgin Mobile are all onboard. Pricing was not announced today. In the U.S., AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will offer the HTC One.

Image: Is this the HTC One?

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Feb 112013
 

Another day, another HTC One (also known as the HTC M7) rumour. The usually reliable @evleaks is back today with a leaked press render of the HTC One:

Rumoured HTC One

The image is very similar to one leaked in mid-January. The major difference is that this time we see the screen and the new HTC Sense 5 user interface. It also shows a new navigation key configuration that drops the multitasking button, keeping only the Back and Home ones. It also hints at an aluminum chassis.

HTC is expected to unveil the HTC One as its latest flagship at a dedicated event on February 19th. Aside from its rumoured 1.7GHz quad-core processor, Google Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 and 4.7-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, it will reportedly sport a new “ultrapixel” camera with three 4.3MP sensor layers.

Read more: @evleaks [via Twitter]

HTC M7 to launch as HTC One?

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Feb 082013
 

The usually reliable @evleaks today tweeted that the HTC M7, likely to be HTC’s next flagship device, will launch as the HTC One.

The HTC One is expected to be announced on February 19th at a dedicated HTC event. It could launch with at least three major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

The HTC One could also launch with a new type of camera with three 4.3MP sensor layers to deliver images built from “ultrapixels.”

Read more: @evleaks [via Twitter]

Sprint announces HTC EVO 4G LTE

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Apr 042012
 

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTEAs widely expected, Sprint and HTC tonight unveiled “the next evolution of the award-winning HTC EVO family”: The HTC EVO 4G LTE. It will be Sprint’s first HD Voice-capable smartphone and makes Sprint the first carrier to announce plans for a U.S. HD Voice network to be deployed starting in late 2012.

“Sprint has a long history of leading the wireless industry in innovation, and the debut of HTC EVO 4G LTE marks another chapter in that innovation story,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “Once again, we are partnering with HTC to deliver the benchmark Android device for the year with the next generation of our award-winning EVO brand. We know our customers will appreciate the focus on audio and voice quality with EVO 4G LTE, including the addition of Beats Audio and HD Voice capability.”

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTEHTC EVO 4G LTE specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (1280×720) super LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP AF with f/2.0 lens and LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP with 1080p video capture
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 134.6 x 68.6 x 8.9 millimeters / 133 grams
  • Other: Kickstand, Android Beam, HD voice-capable, Beats Audio

Unlike the HTC One X, its close cousin, it features an aluminum chassis with an anodized black finish and a bright red kickstand.

Sprint will offer the HTC EVO 4G LTE for US$199.99 with a two-year contract. It will be available sometime in Q2 with the specific availability date to be announced later. Sprint will take pre-orders starting on May 7th.

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HTC launches HTC One series promotional video

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Mar 312012
 

With the HTC One series of smartphones about to launch, HTC has released a promotional video that focuses not on the devices but on customers and the strength of their recommendations:

Welcome to HTC One, a phone which was designed with the belief that no one person is the same as everyone else.

We believe that one recommendation is a 1000x more powerful than ours, which is why we have always put that one person at the heart of everything we do.

All three upcoming HTC One smartphones (the HTC One X, HTC One V and HTC One S) are coming to Canada as early as sometime in April.

Read more: HTC (via YouTube)

MWC 2012: A closer look at HTC’s HTC One smartphones

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Feb 262012
 

As had been widely expected, HTC unveiled a new line of smartphones built around the “HTC One” brand at its Mobile World Congress press event. Three models were unveiled with the HTC One X, being the flagship device and HTC’s first quad-core smartphone. Here are the specifications of HTC’s latest devices.

HTC One XHTC One X specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
  • Processor (LTE version): 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE or HSPA / GSM/GRPS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (720×1280) Super LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard (16GB on LTE model)
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash, BSI, f/2.0 lens and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP (720p for video chat)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 millimeters / 130 grams
  • Other: Unibody polycarbonate design, Beats Audio

HTC One SHTC One S specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD (540×960)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16Gb onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash, BSI, f/2.0 lens and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP (720p for video chat)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Battery: 1,650mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 130.9 x 65 x 7.8 / 119.5 grams
  • Other: Beats Audio

HTC One VHTC One V specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 3.7-inch WVGA (800×480)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with LED flash, BSI, f/2.0 lens and 720p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.24 millimeters / 115 grams
  • Other: Beats Audio

There is no word yet on Canadian availability. In the U.S., T-Mobile has announced it will carry the HTC One S starting this spring.