Upcoming Facebook phone (HTC Myst) full specs confirmed
Mar08

Upcoming Facebook phone (HTC Myst) full specs confirmed

Back in the summer of 2011, HTC, Facebook, and AT&T got together to offer a mid-range handset with a dedicated Facebook button, the HTC Status — US version of the HTC ChaCha (and QWERTY-equipped companion to the full-touch HTC Salsa). As we learned later that year via All Things D, history is poised to repeat itself in the coming months, with these three players reuniting to take another stab at a social networking-focused...

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LG Optimus F5 Coming to Verizon as the Lucid 2
Mar04

LG Optimus F5 Coming to Verizon as the Lucid 2

We recently learned that an unannounced member of the new LG F-series, the Optimus F3, would be coming to Sprint, and now we’ve gotten word that its linemate, the MWC-revealed Optimus F5, is headed to Verizon Wireless in the US. Going by model number VS870, the F5 will be sold by VZW as the Lucid 2 (followup to last year’s VS840 Lucid, naturally). LG is positioning the F-series as an affordable solution for consumers...

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HTC Tiara: First Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Handset
Feb26

HTC Tiara: First Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Handset

HTC plans to continue manufacturing Windows Phone-powered handsets, CNET reported earlier, despite the fact that the company recently killed off the Zenith, a planned WP8 flagship. Instead, we’ve learned, the Taiwanese OEM will next offer a more modestly-spec’ed Windows Phone known internally as the HTC Tiara. Most notable about Tiara is the fact that it will be among the first devices to run Windows Phone 8 GDR2, which...

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The black HTC One
Feb15

The black HTC One

HTC’s bi-continental launch for its flagship One handset is less than a week away, and while we recently saw the device codenamed M7 in its silver garb, we’re now getting a first look at the black incarnation. There’s no significant new information to accompany the imagery, save for the fact that it seems to once again confirm the final design (complete with unique two-button layout) and the 19th as its debut. It...

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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit: a Galaxy S III mini for T-Mobile USA
Feb04

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit: a Galaxy S III mini for T-Mobile USA

With the Galaxy family of phones continuing to sell quite well for T-Mobile USA, it’s no surprise that the iPhone-less carrier would want to welcome Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini into its lineup as well. What is a surprise is the somewhat confusing choice of brand names: the pebble grey handset is poised to hit retail as the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, nearly the same moniker as another device, the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G...

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After the HTC M7, an M4 and a G2
Feb01

After the HTC M7, an M4 and a G2

While all eyes will be on the full HD flagship M7 at its likely February 18th debut, HTC naturally has other other handsets in the pipeline to fill out the remainder of its lineup. We’ve learned of two such devices on the horizon — codenamed HTC M4 and HTC G2 — and although they’re unlikely to launch alongside the M7 (or even shortly afterwards at Mobile World Congress), we should see them hit retail sometime...

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Huawei Ascend P2: first press shot of the 1080p flagship
Jan24

Huawei Ascend P2: first press shot of the 1080p flagship

Much like HTC before it, Huawei is relatively quickly going from nameless overseas manufacturing partner to nearly a top-tier brand in the smartphone vertical, with fully-loaded handsets like the upcoming Ascend P2 drawing interest far beyond its domestic borders. Expected to debut at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the wafer-thin P1 followup promises to pack a quad-core processor, full 1080p HD display at only...

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HTC M7: first image of the 2013 flagship
Jan16

HTC M7: first image of the 2013 flagship

Thanks to a trusted source with access to an early version of its firmware, we’ve finally been given a first look at the HTC M7, a flagship device meant to reverse the fortunes of the slumping Taiwanese manufacturer. The render is apparently part of a short animation clip instructing new owners on first-time SIM card installation. However, the lack of branding and other details (distinct screen borders, for instance) suggest...

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Pantech Perception with HD, LTE, pictured for Verizon
Jan09

Pantech Perception with HD, LTE, pictured for Verizon

It was only a few days ago that AT&T launched a fairly attractive looking handset from Pantech — the Discover — which happens to be that company’s first 720p device in the States. Now the Korean manufacturer looks to spread 720p offerings to other US carriers, with Verizon slated to pick up the Pantech Perception this quarter. Quite a step up from the QWERTY-equipped Marauder, Pantech’s last Android on VZW,...

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Nokia Lumia 822 going red, Motorola Droid RAZR M pink for Valentine’s Day at Verizon
Jan09

Nokia Lumia 822 going red, Motorola Droid RAZR M pink for Valentine’s Day at Verizon

With the major holidays having only recently passed, retailers are naturally looking towards the next promotional opportunity, which happens to be Valentine’s Day. In the spirit of the romantic holiday, we’ve learned, Verizon will offer up limited editions of two popular handsets, with both Android and Windows Phone sweethearts getting covered. The goods: Motorola’s Droid RAZR M(ini) in pink, and the Nokia Lumia 822...

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