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    This morning brought news many of us have been anticipating for months. HTC made the One max – the larger brother to the renowned HTC One flagship from March – officially official. Except, instead of the HTC-made superphone we were hoping for, the One max is a bit of a downer. We really liked the HTC One here at Pocketnow. It received, at the time, one of the highest scores we'd ever given to a smartphone – a 9.2 out of 10. And I could barely wait to get my hands on one. On top of that, many of us here at Pocketnow enjoy larger smartphones. You would think the larger sibling of one ...

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    "Excuse me - is that a phone or a tablet?" "That doesn't fit in your pocket, does it?" "That must be one of them new 'phablets,' huh?" "What ... what is that thing?" Carrying the HTC One max for the past seven days has been an exercise in patience - patience with the curious public. Like Samsung's first Galaxy Note, and the LG Optimus Vu, and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and other pioneering slabs of the recent past, HTC's latest smartphone is an audacious foray into uncharted territory. Yes, phones with larger screens and better specs have beaten it to market, but never before has a ...

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    Today all the news seems to be about the HTC One max. Some love it, others hate it. Taken as a whole, the newest device from HTC seems like nothing more than a big version of their old flagship. And that's okay HTC has found a form-factor that looks good, functions well, and is very obviously scalable between small and large -- at least when we're talking about smartphones. Many will tell you that it's simply not enough. They'll say that HTC needed to pour the latest and greatest of everything into their newest device. Some will even call this "another nail in the coffin" and will predict ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR3, some new enhancements to come, and even how to install it on your current Windows Phone. Google follows in the news because their new "Mobile Meter" service might give you incentives if it can track you. We then continue with Google, but this time because we've got a leaked video of the Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat. We then go through some leaked renders of the LG G Flex, which should land soon. We end today's show talking about our review of the HTC One max, and some first impressions. All this and more after the ...

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    There's a reality behind every single successful product that has ever existed: they've all served a purpose. It could be the most trivial of things, like a $1 game that could entertain you so well, and yet be so inexpensive, that people just flocked to buy it, to more complicated things, like mixing the luxury of a sedan with the suspension of a truck to give you an SUV. Regardless if its entertainment or utility, products succeed when they either satisfy a need, or create a desire. I still remember walking the streets of Barcelona in 2012 with Tony, and seeing so many of the Asian ...

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    Congratulations HTC. You've outdone Apple. Champagne is falling from the skies in your honor. No one thought it was possible, but I believed in you. Once the rumors broke, I knew you wouldn't let me down, and you did not. Kudos. You showed Apple how it's done. You managed to screw up fingerprint sensor implementation even more than Cupertino. You know what we call that? We call that a “Boomsound”. When Apple first debuted Touch ID, it seemed (and still seems to me) a foolhardy concept. The world is just not ready to have our phones storing our fingerprints, nor waiting for a phone to ...

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    We were right about this week being the week HTC makes the One Max phablet official, but we didn't think it would be this early in the week. Maybe it is to avoid cluttering tomorrow with the rumored LG Nexus 5 announcement. Nonetheless, it's here, it's official, it's big, and it reads your fingerprints like a... iPhone 5S? It looks exactly like the HTC One (and One mini), which isn't a bad thing at all. There's a large, 5.9-inch screen on the front, which has a resolution of 1080p, and, we can only hope it has the same quality as the one found on the One flagship. The outer aspect and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia Z1F, which finally brings us a flagship smartphone on smaller dimensions. We then talk about BlackBerry's future, including the fact that its cofounders want to buy it back. Nokia is next as we've got teasers for their October 22nd event that include a laptop. We then go through the Nexus 5 leaks, and a possibility of a launch next week. We end today's show talking about the HTC One Max, and the company's plans to bring some innovations to the fingerprint scanner. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Z1 ...

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    Fingerprint scanners have seriously blown up in recent months, led by Apple and the iPhone 5S. Plenty of other OEMs have either since offered scanners of their own, have models featuring such tech under development, or we've heard that something could be coming further down the line. HTC's been cooking up its own scanner for its One Max, rumored to launch next week, and if this latest leak hits the mark, it could be used for much more than simple authentication. Fingerprint scanners are clearly designed to be used to ID a user, but that also makes them sort of a one-trick-pony. Should we ...

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    As we're getting closer and closer to that official unveiling event of next week, we're getting more and more details of the HTC One Max, thanks to the internet. We've just recently seen an alleged spec-sheet that claims to be the real deal when it comes to the phablet's internals, and now, we're looking at the actual phablet, in real life, and not in a cubicle or on a table. As if the close-to-six-inch form factor wasn't already huge, the HTC One Max appears to be even larger, thanks to the company's signature BoomSound, the top and bottom mounted speakers. We can, of course, argue that ...

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    HTC is expected to launch the One Max phablet sometime next week, depending on which report you tend to believe, and, thanks to a recent Sense 5.5 leak, it will apparently feature this version of HTC's own custom UI on top of it. As far as specs are concerned, there has been a lot of speculation; however, today's leak claims that these internals will be the ones HTC will announce. We should expect, as per the leak, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz -- pretty much like the SoC powering the One -- 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB internal storage options (expandable via ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Windows Phone YouTube app, and how it ended-up, aside from things to expect in GDR3. HTC is next as the company is now teasing their HTC Max event to happen next week, aside from some leaked screenshots of HTC Sense 5.5. The Google Nexus 5 is next as we get a very interesting pricing scheme that is sure to make a lot of users happy. Apple's iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are next as we have a possible event date that is matching some other important dates, and we're sure there's an intended coincidence. We end today's show talking about the ...

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    Ever since HTC announced the One, the opinions and feelings were split among users and reviewers concerning BlinkFeed. Some did like it, others didn't, and we often times said we wished HTC would just allow the user to disable it altogether. Well, that might arrive with HTC Sense 5.5, as the alleged screenshots above seem to prove it. We can pretty much expect the new version of Sense to grace the upcoming HTC One Max phablet, but HTC will definitely push it out to the One too. There are a couple of more screenshots down below, which seem to reveal a new, "do not disturb" toggle in the ...

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    HTC One Max launches next week, but, depending on which report you believe, it might happen on a particular day, or another one. The phablet is probably HTC's worst kept secret -- or best controlled leak -- ever, as we've seen and heard different aspects of the phone over time. Now, finally, it looks like HTC is about to unveil it officially. The invitation above has been sent out by HTC Taiwan and refers to an event happening in Kaohsiung on October 18. The Wall Street Journal has its money on October 15, while confirming the fingerprint scanner at the back, which we're pretty much ...

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    Oh, the HTC One Max! It is endangered of slowly approaching a point of becoming old starting day one, with all the leaks and rumors that surrounded HTC's upcoming phablet. We've seen renders, pictures, certifications, specs, basically, everything, but the phone, in an official manner. The images above and below claim to be depicting the upcoming Verizon HTC One Max. Apparently, HTC gave up on its logo between the capacitive buttons at the bottom of the screen as it is now being replaced with the carrier's own. For a size comparison, you can see the One Max next to the iPhone 5 (5S?). The ...

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    Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mailbag for the week ending October 4, 2013. All that -plus Brandon Miniman's first thought thread in quite some time- awaits you in ...

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    In the months leading up to the launch of the iPhone 5S, and confirmation of Apple's Touch ID system, we heard all manner of suggestions for how the company might make use of fingerprint scanners on its phones. One idea that kept floating to the top of the pile was that it could be tied to a new mobile payment system, authenticating purchases. Now, to an extent, that's happened – iPhone 5S users can use their fingerprints when buying things on iTunes or in the App Store – but it's not quite what was rumored, working at brick-and-mortar retailers. Where Apple dropped the ball, Android ...

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    HTC's relationship with Beats Audio sure started out so promising; smartphone audio performance had long gone under-appreciated, and positioning itself as the company to turn to for superior mobile audio really had the potential to drive HTC's sales. Except, things didn't quite work out as well as desired, and we've since seen HTC backing away from Beats, first dropping bundled headphones, and just this past month confirming plans to sell off its remaining shares in the company. Despite these setbacks, the Beats/HTC story isn't quite over, and Beats has confirmed plans to be involved with ...

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    Not that it hasn't for weeks now, but with the HTC One Max hitting TENAA in China, the phablet has been looking more and more like it's nearly ready to launch. In fact, when sharing that TENAA filing with you we also mentioned what was at the time the latest prediction for a possibly launch date, looking to October 15. We're still in the same general ballpark, but now another source is stepping forward with an alternate date, suggesting the One Max could go public on October 17, instead. While a new date doesn't exactly help us confirm things any, it's definitely making us feel like we're ...

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    Here's a quick one: according to recent reports from China, the HTC One Max will be announced on October 15. Availability, according to the same report, will follow shortly after the announcement itself. However, until we hear anything more official, we'll file this under the unverified "R" category. The HTC One Max is expected to be the company's first take at phablets. We've seen it recently get its Chinese certification and, according to the rumor mill, it is expected to pack a six-inch screen (Super LCD 3, at Full HD resolution), a Snapdragon 600 chip (or 800, or S4 Pro, depending on ...

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    The last time we've seen something HTC One Max-related was with the occasion of a couple of screenshots that confirmed HDR video recording in its camera application. At that time, the upcoming phablet was also rooted. Now, the phone is getting some more certifications and we're seeing official renders pop up. The images above and below are from TENAA, China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center. Images appearing on the website have an excellent chance of becoming reality; just remember the recent sighting of the Sony Xperia Z1. While there's really nothing special, or ...

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    Despite previous rumors, and speculation, that the upcoming HTC One Max phablet will not be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor, a series of leaked screenshots seem to confirm HDR video recording capabilities in the camera settings of the One Max, meaning the Snapdragon 800 might be in after all. A tester has managed to already root the device and has weighed in on the fingerprint scanner at its back, confirming its existence and functionality at the same time: "Spent a few days HTC one Max fingerprint recognition rate is very high, there was no awkward situation", he said. ...

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    Some very interesting things are happening in mobile design these days. And I don't mean interesting as a euphemism for weird, like we've seen from elaborate designs such as the Kyocera Echo, where things ended up being more different than actually useful. Instead, we're seeing designs like the LG G2, where the phone manages to free up space around edges – and thereby allowing for a larger bezel – by moving button hardware around back. It's totally unlike what we're used to, and while it has its drawbacks (as we discuss in our new G2 review), it seems to be a largely successful idea. ...

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    By now, we've seen the HTC One Max six ways from Sunday; its most recent appearance put the handset up against the Galaxy Note II and 3. Underneath all that, a mystery's been trying to work itself out: just what SoC would this phablet run? While early rumors and frankly, common sense, suggested that we'd be seeing a Snapdragon 800, more recently there's been talk that the One Max might go a different route, running either an S4 Pro or maybe a 600. Today, a new rumor attempts to get to the bottom of why HTC isn't just giving the phone an 800. Supposedly, supply issues could be forcing HTC's ...

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    The last time we've seen the HTC One max, or at least a device claimed to be the upcoming phablet, was on Monday, when we got a closer look at its fingerprint reader on the back, just below the camera. Today, we get some phablet p0rn, as the upcoming HTC gigantophone is pictured alongside its main competitors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and last year's Note II. As you can see in the image above, the HTC device looks to be larger than the brand new Note 3, and that's not only because of the BoomSound speakers on top and bottom. The screen itself is also, apparently, larger, rumored to be ...

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