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    HTC got off to a good start with Windows Phone 8, releasing the Windows Phone 8S and 8X (above), but while we've seen Nokia take the platform and positively run with it, HTC hasn't given us anything new since then. It sounds like that's all about to change, as a leaked spec sheet reveals a new HTC WP8 model, while some comments by a company exec cement its dedication to the OS. The HTC Tiara appears to be a mid-range WP8 smartphone. Spec-wise, it falls somewhere between the 8S and 8X, having a 4.3inch screen that's only WVGA, but also getting a full 1GB of RAM and an eight-megapixel ...

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    This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to iOS 6 to ... heck, even BlackBerry had some news this week. We did our best to get to most of it on the podcast, but there's only so much time in a morning, especially when some of the news is so finely detailed. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast for in-depth discussion of HTC's new Windows Phone 8 handsets, new Android phones ...

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    HTC sure brought its fans some bold color choices with the reveal of its new Windows Phone 8 lineup today. The 8X gets some nice all-over color options, while the 8S mixes things up a bit with an unusual two-toned look. Will that make it more difficult to choose your favorite? Will you go with the nice, clean look of the black and white, or the dark/light blue option, or does that bold stripe of yellow on the gray model really speak to you? After you're done thinking your choices over, and placing your vote, take a look at all the other options available for the HTC 8X, and let us know ...

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    In the smartphone world of today, there are certain truths-- at least among geekier buyers. Paramount among these is the commonly-held belief that bigger, faster, and more powerful is always better. We've talked about this kind of thinking before, in the context of size (Where Have All The Small Phones Gone?), in speed (Why Is Dual Core Sometimes Faster than Quad Core?), and all forms of "power." Consumers, understandably, tend to want devices they perceive as more able. Manufacturers pander to this desire by putting all of the high-end, headlining features into larger packages and ...

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    HTC just announced their Windows Phone 8 entries for the fall, and you may have already seen our hands-on video of the two devices, but how do these compare with Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 that were announced a earlier this month? Well, both HTC's Windows Phone 8X and 8S come in a variety of bright colors.  They feel great in the hand with the soft-touch unibody finish.  The styling of both the 8X and 8S is quite impressive and they really stand out when you look at other black slabs on the market.  But Nokia's got the bright colors and gorgeous design too, so really you have to look at ...

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    When the images first started flowing into the office from the HTC announcement this morning, I got really excited. Here at Pocketnow, we like a lot of HTC's products; AT&T's version of the One X was the first device I ever gave the full-review treatment to, and I had lots of nice things to say about that halo Android product. But HTC isn't exactly known for changing up the formula; as well-engineered as many of its smartphones are, they often roll off the line looking a lot like their siblings, coated in matte and semi-gloss variations on white, gray, or black. Not so with the new ...

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    Nokia sure is getting catty with its interactions with other smartphone companies as of late. While some of that's been directed at Android and Google, it's also been calling-out other Windows Phone OEMs over what it's been depicting as a lackluster Windows Phone 8 effort. Samsung got a taste of that a couple weeks back, and now it's HTC's turn, hot on the heels of the company's announcement of the 8X and 8S. Nokia's Chris Weber describes today as "more good news", making some strong implications that HTC's launch of the 8X and 8S amounts to little more than an effort to "tactically ...

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    HTC CEO Peter Chou, alongside Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, took to the stage at HTC's New York City event this morning to announce the company's latest hardware. It's been cooking up its first batch of Windows Phone 8 devices, and today shared the results with us, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC. Both phones will go up for sale this November, coming to carriers that include AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. The 8S (above) runs a dual-core Snapdragon S4, has a four-inch WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, and a five-megapixel main camera with f/2.8 aperture. The phone's design is supposed to ...

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    It almost doesn't seem worth mentioning at this late hour, with HTC's New York event starting, but knowing how long these things can run, with execs taking their sweet time to get to the good stuff, consider this one last tease: a (tiny) image of what could be the HTC 8S, known by codename Rio. This should be among the lower-end of what HTC has to share from its Windows Phone 8 lineup today, with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus, alongside a four-inch WVGA screen. Check back with us over the course of the next hour or so, as we hope to bring you the full story on this handset (as well ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official release of iOS 6 and what you can expect from it. Then we go through some recent leaks of Windows Phone 7.8, which sadly got pulled as early as they made the news. Then we talk about the iPad mini and the recent leaked images of the full device assembled. The Cyan version of the Nokia Lumia 920 is next because apparently we will get that color variant. We end today's show by talking about both the LG Optimus G event and the HTC Windows Phone event, which are scheduled for later today, and which we'll be covering. All this and more ...

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    These couldn't be harder times for HTC. Wouldn't it be tough, if you spent years perfecting something that you're proud to call your-own, only to have people not notice it? HTC has been one of the true pioneers of the smartphone industry. They were one of the first companies to build the original Pocket PC that gave birth to most of the smartphones that you carry today. They were the first to launch a 3G smartphone, then the first at 4G. They brought capacitive screens to Windows Mobile back when not even Microsoft could figure it out. They also brought us the slide-out keyboard that many ...

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    OEMs are building the buzz, gearing up and announcing devices which will be powered by Windows Phone 8. So far we have the Samsung ATIV S, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820. We know HTC is preparing a September 19 event and it is yet unsure whether we'll see the rumored Android-powered HTC One X+, some Windows Phones, the Flyer tablet follow-up (dubbed Flyer X, a seven-incher), parts of the enumeration, or everything. As far as the Windows Phone line-up is concerned we can allegedly expect to see three phones, whenever they will be announced. We are already familiar with the Accord as ...

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