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    You can charge your Android device while having it turned off but Windows Phones, pretty much like iPhones, will boot up immediately when plugged in for a charge while being turned off. The HTC 8X, both the global and the AT&T carrier flavor, has started receiving its GDR3 update, and apparently the refresh solves this issue (feature?). WPCentral reports that once the HTC 8X as the latest firmware, powering it off and plugging it in for a charge triggers a vibration, followed by the HTC logo, a battery icon, but no boot into the operating system. This could be useful for those who ...

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    For the last four years, save for a few different models, practically every smartphone started to look the same and came in a very limited choice in color (or lack thereof, technically): black or white. And in the last year or so, several OEMs have started to "revolutionize" the industry by offering a marginally broader selection of colors. Nokia has introduced a handful of different models with some standardized color options: candy red, yellow, cyan, white, and black. HTC also jumped on the colored bandwagon with its Windows Phone models, offering red, yellow, blue, purple, black, and ...

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    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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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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    A couple days back, AT&T shared the details of how its first Windows Phone 8 handsets would arrive, with pre-orders opening yesterday and outright sales beginning tomorrow. Not content to let AT&T get all the attention, Verizon is now coming through with some launch details of its own. The first two WP8 models to land at Verizon will be the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822. While the carrier isn't saying when either will actually arrive with any more specificity than "sometime before Thanksgiving", pre-orders for both models will begin early tomorrow morning. The 16GB HTC 8X will sell ...

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    Even more so than launch dates, pricing info always seems to be the last detail to arrive before a smartphone finally becomes available. We've seen some recent leaks of T-Mobile's roadmap for the next couple months, chock full of dates, but lacking that all-important pricing info. This evening we may get a sense for how some of those phones will be priced, thanks to a leak out of Walmart. Obviously, carrier prices could vary from what a retailer like Walmart charges, but especially for launch hardware, it's likely to be pretty close. We recently learned that Sprint will sell its Galaxy ...

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    When HTC announced its Windows Phone 8X, it revealed that the handset would land with 16GB on-board flash storage. Until now, there was no reason to think that the phone would arrive any way else, but as its expected release starts creeping up on us, a new rumor has arrived that claims we'll also be seeing an 8GB version of the 8X. Specifically, the source of this rumor claims that AT&T will have both an 8GB and a 16GB 8X for sale when the phone finally arrives. Based on the other information provided, dealing with AT&T's employee training for WP8 sales, it's likely this source has ...

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    We've heard about a bunch of new phones soon to be showing up a T-Mobile, but just when will they all actually arrive? Today we get a better idea at retail launch dates for a couple models, representing both Android and Windows Phone camps. Even before the HTC Windows Phone 8X was announced, we saw it pop-up in an earlier T-Mobile leak, back when it was still going by the codename HTC Accord. At the time, the phone was tied to a November 14 launch date. Especially with early leaks, dates have a way of changing over time, but in this case it looks like things are still on-track, with the ...

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    Microsoft's been keeping a tight lid on some of Windows Phone 8's remaining unannounced features, presumably to be revealed at the end of the month, but a new video showing a hands-on experience with the HTC Windows Phone 8X reveals a few of those, including some new keyboard behavior. There's no telling how long the embedded clip below will last before the powers that be yank it off YouTube, so watch while you can. There's quite a lot to take in, and though it's not clear if this is the final, shipping version of WP8, it's certainly quite close. Beyond being able to download additional ...

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    With October finally here, we're really coming down to the wire on the upcoming Windows Phone 8 launch, and the retail availability of the various hardware we've seen so far. Lately, that's meant getting the opportunity to spot some of this new gear out in the wild, as companies put these devices through some last-minute testing. We saw a Nokia Lumia 920 last week, presumably in the hands of a Microsoft employee, and this week we switch gears over to HTC, where it looks like the company's new Windows Phone 8X is out on the streets of San Francisco for some testing of its own. This array ...

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    When HTC made its new Windows Phone 8 lineup official last week, one of the first thoughts to cross our minds when seeing all those bright, bold colors and eye-catching designs was how Nokia-esque the Windows Phone 8X and 8S appeared. Well, apparently we weren't alone, as now at least one tipster is claiming that Nokia is gearing-up to launch a legal volley at HTC, with the hopes of preventing sales for at least one of its new models due to allegations of copying Nokia's look. What PC-Tablet calls an "internal reliable source" says that Nokia thinks HTC's 8X looks too much like the Lumia ...

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    The leaked Verizon roadmap we heard about a little earlier today mentioned that the carrier's expecting to start sales of the HTC Windows Phone 8X this November. Well, just like the cyan Nokia 920 that was hiding in plain sight in one of Nokia's promotional videos, a new HTC clip appears to similarly reveal the 8X with Verizon branding. In the clip below, HTC discusses the design process that led the company to create its Windows Phone 8X and 8S models. As the camera pans by a pile of 8X case shells, there's one right at the end of the group that's sporting Verizon's logo and its LTE tag. ...

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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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    The introduction of the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC has brought a spectrum of new color options to the company's Windows Phone offerings, with an almost Nokia-like selection of attractive models. Maybe some speak to you more than others; after all, different strokes for different folks, right? The 8X, even with all its color options available, is definitely the more formal of HTC's new pair; the 8S may have the two-toned look down to a science, but if you want a nice, unified design, the 8X is where to be. Just which of the choices looks the best on this hardware? We want to see your ...

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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 has made a couple of bold moves today with their launch of the Windows Phone 8X and 8S. Surely this isn't an easy market for them with the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 just around the corner, but I must admit that these new HTC smartphones do deserve your attention. HTC made a lot of talk about how they pushed design in their press event today. Now even though design may not be much for many of you, in a platform like Windows Phone where differentiation is tough, design is everything. Nokia has done a great job in making the Lumia a gorgeous phone, but I must admit that both the One X and ...

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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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    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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