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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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