Posts tagged with: O2
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    OnePlus has arguably soft-pedaled its previously aggressive, often unique, sometimes questionable publicity stunts for the Chinese company’s newest “flagship killer”, which isn’t even called that this time around. It’s all part of a gradually maturing phase in the three year-old OEM’s evolution, with resources moved away from the marketing department, and toward hardware distribution, as well as software development. Not only is the OnePlus 3 the ambitious tech outfit’s first device to hold open sales off the bat, sans invites, registrations or waiting lists, but the ...

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    Eventually, European carriers will be getting the Galaxy Note 7. It doesn't seem like it right now, though. Both O2 and EE are registering customer interest, but it's not clear when the phablet will be coming to them nor what their prices are going to be. Leave it to Clove to tell a little bit more, though not much more. The unlocked phone expects to take shipments of the SIM-free Note 7 starting September 2 or so with an expected cost of £699 or about $934 — about a 10 percent premium on the US carriers' prices. It's not clear if the United Kingdom will see all four colors of the ...

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    Do you unconditionally love or merely tolerate your wireless service provider? If the former, have you ever considered taking your devotion to the next level by investing in the company that supports your voice call, texting and on-the-go browsing addictions? Well, if you happen to live in the post-Brexit United Kingdom (or is it the Divided Kingdom now?), you might be offered that option before long by O2. The nation’s second largest carrier, behind EE, is owned by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, which forced a sale due to financial trouble. But the European Commission ...

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    We’ve come a long way from calling HTC’s next-gen flagship O2 to a much more logical and recognizable One M10, with the weird-sounding Perfume filed under, well, weird codenames, but as it turns out, the Taiwanese device manufacturer might ultimately be looking to pull a Sony. After saying goodbye to the perennially troubled Xperia Z family, trustworthy tech insider Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, claims we’ll have to bid adieu to the HTC One M lineup too before long. Possibly, the One roster as a whole, though the A9 may still get a sequel in the fall. As far as One M9’s follow-up is ...

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    If you like to look at extrusions and spinning splines, get ready for a shocker. One artist has decided to composite details from images and leaks compiled so far of the HTC One M10, codenamed "Perfume." For the best experience, turn down the lights in your room and put on sunglasses. And point with your finger guns. One thing that caught our eye was the power button and the lack of defined ridging, as leaked here and seen on the One A9 in the fall. The back of the render lacks HTC branding (and HTC wouldn't have that, now would it?) and depth delineation for those antenna inlays. The ...

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    Welcome to the HTC One M1-whoops, sorry about that. I think one of our rumors dispels that name. Anyways, what we know about this device, codenamed "Perfume," is that it's ... well, uh... kinda. Y'know. That it's ... the Taiwanese manufacturer's flagship smartphone for the spring of this year. And that's about it. Let's just get to it. The Time and The Place These two factors, as rumored, will likely grant us a lot more insight into what Perfume will give us. Our main timeframes to look out for so far have been late March, then mid-April for a launch and also mid-to-late May for a US ...

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    Given the recent silence on the rumor front relating to the make-or-break HTC One M9 sequel, you could have easily presumed the Taiwanese OEM would sit out next month’s Mobile World Congress before tipsters came forward with such inside information yesterday. The theory is the One M10, O2 or Perfume will break cover at a dedicated press event in March, with a sales start eyed for April. A trustworthy and HTC-knowledgeable Twitter user with the handle @LlabTooFer mostly corroborates the speculation, adding the Android hero shall run 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Sense 8.0_GP out the box. GP ...

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    Next month, some of the biggest names in smartphones will bring their new flagships to MWC. LG's all but confirmed its intent to announce the G5, and Samsung looks likely to unveil its Galaxy S7 series of handsets. But what about HTC? We'd sure expect to see the One M10, O2, Perfume – whatever you call it – go official in roughly the same timeframe, but so far there hasn't been much in the way of evidence specifically linking HTC's launch plans to MWC. Now a new rumor expands on that situation a little, claiming that HTC's One M9 follow-up will indeed sit MWC out, and we'll only see it ...

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    Update: BB-8 is overr8'd. See you next week! An Android tablet that doesn't quite belong. HTC news on both sides of the good/bad divide. An ugly-as-sin Apple accessory. And a Droid Turbo 2 that looks like Star Wars' own BB-8! Where are you going to find talk like this anywhere else on the internet? If you answered "anywhere I look," you're right indeed ... but you ended up here so welcome to the party. All of the above – plus your listener mail – awaits on episode 178 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:30pm Eastern on December 11 (click here for your ...

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    Smell that? It’s the whiff of a comeback, fueled by a surprisingly popular iPhone “clone”, frequent discounts, and generally dependable software support. But in order for HTC to become a true Samsung or… Huawei rival once again, the “One Watch” and especially “Perfume” handheld have to knock it out of the park next year. Previously referred to as One M10 and O2, this mysterious HTC Perfume (just a codename, don’t get your panties in a twist) should apparently run Android 6.1 and Sense 8.0 GP out the box on the software side of things. Wait, what? Neither 6.0’s ...

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    The champions of brand dilution and product confusion will probably not strike again with a disorienting One X9 hero, nor might they look to continue their now traditional high-end naming scheme with a One M10. Another semi-reliable Twitter tipster joins the speculation games to adamantly refute the M10 moniker, which may not sound very important, but most likely suggests a long overdue redesign of HTC flagships. Hopefully, the O2 (or however the Taiwanese OEM will designate its early 2016 Android spearhead) won’t take many aesthetical cues from the One A9 either. What seems set in stone ...

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    HTC’s road back to profitability will likely be paved with major job cuts, factory sales and other austerity measures, but despite recent rumors, the Taiwanese device manufacturer may not give up on its second hero phone for the year. The “Aero” is still very much real, according to sources from China, and should precede the O2 instead of getting replaced by it. Due out in October, as CEO Cher Wang once suggested, this “intermediate” high-end Android could retain a loose family connection with the One M9 while signaling the dawn of a new era. Purportedly baptized A9 (no “One” ...

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    HTC's 2015 flagship, the One M9, didn't manage to enjoy the success (of its predecessor) the company was hoping for. As a result, the company's financials aren't rosy at all, and we are all waiting to see what CEO Cher Wang was referring to when talking about a "hero" product (product could also mean something that's not a smartphone). So far, HTC's been consistent with its flagship, naming it One, One M8, One M9, and releasing it around MWC 2015. It would be safe to assume that the HTC One M10 would be landing around MWC 2016, but previous rumors talked about a late 2015 announcement of a ...

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    Whether you like black, lime, pink, or white, you can have any, if you're in the UK, and consider O2's offer for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Announced at the beginning of the year in Las Vegas with the occasion of CES 2014, the Z1 Compact brings flagship specs to the smaller form factor. £479.99 is what you'll have to pay if you choose the pay-as-you-go option (around $790), but things can get somewhat cheaper if you choose one of the tariffs. You won't have a charger inside the box as O2 removed it. Why? Trying to reduce waste, and O2 assumes you already have one lying around. Luckily, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the Samsung Galaxy S IV benchmark rumors that were recently made public. Then we move to Windows Phone 7.8 as apparently the update will reach devices before the month ends. Then we go through the rumors of a Sprint Windows Phone 8 in the works. Believe it or not, we later talk about BlackBerry 10 since the first US carrier to use it will apparently be Verizon. We end today's show as we talk about the recent UK experiment that will not ship you phones with a charger. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Should We Believe These Samsung ...

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