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    If 2013 is of any indication, HTC should play the same card in 2014 too. On February 19 (note, before MWC 2013) HTC announced the One flagship and on July 18 the company unveiled its smaller sibling, the HTC One Mini. This year, the HTC M8 (the One+, One 2, or another name) is expected to be unveiled sometime during the first quarter of the year, bearing the model number 0P6B120 which we initially heard about back in November. According to @evleaks, the 0P6B (only first part of the model number for the M8) will be followed to the market by a certain 0P8B (our note, we're likely looking ...

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    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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    A German court sided with Nokia on Friday, in a patent-related lawsuit against HTC, and has found eight-out-of-nine of the Taiwan-made Android phones to be infringing. The patent in case is EP1246071, which refers to a "method of configuring electronic devices" (specifically helping computers decide which drivers to use upon USB-plugging-in the device). Nokia has scored a recent win in the UK too against HTC, when the One mini could have been banned, alongside the One flagship, but HTC somehow managed to overturn that decision temporarily. In Germany, HTC claims that the One family of ...

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    Few will dispute that HTC makes great hardware – or even great devices. In fact, over the last five years, HTC has managed to make some of the most compelling mobile handsets the market has ever seen, with a handful of firsts to boot. It made the first consumer Android smartphone, the first WiMAX and LTE smartphones, the first phone with a 3D camera, the first 4.3-inch smartphone, and even the first ever Google Nexus device, the famed Nexus One. HTC has had its moments over the years, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. While many have defected, there are still hordes of die-hard HTC fans out ...

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    We're slowly leaving another year behind us, and what a year 2013 was! We couldn't have asked for more, yet, we're excitedly looking forward to seeing what 2014 will bring, and we know it's going to be even better. Smartphones, tablets, phablets, curved screens, convertibles, fingerprint readers, acquisitions, companies rising, falling, and I've just realized I could fill the entire page with keywords descriptive for 2013. It's a Pocketnow tradition to look back, every year end, at what happened, good or bad, and, of course, forward, to what we think we can foresee for the year to come. ...

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    October 24 was the date on which the official Android 4.3 update started to roll out to the HTC One flagship, complete with Sense 5.5. Now the HTC One Mini, the miniature version of the flagship, is getting the same treatment, though the download might be rolled out in stages and you'll have to wait a little to grab your own. That said, our own HTC One Mini has just received its notification. Aside from Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5 (which now allows you to disable BlinkFeed altogether, in case you don't like/use it), there are additional improvements in the Video Highlights department, ...

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    Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored offer to pay Samsung to keep making Windows Phones; and a boatload of reviews, we're in over our heads this week - so we've brought in four team members to do the news justice. Sorry, no listener mail this week - but in its place you get a consolation prize: you get to know what curious fate befell that Lumia 2520 we were tinkering with a while ...

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    Last week, we learned about some legal problems HTC was facing, in the light of a patent suit brought on by Nokia. A court in the UK found a couple HTC phones to be infringing on Nokia patents, which would be bad enough on its own, but HTC also faced an injunction preventing it from continuing to sell certain models while it attempted to appeal the ruling. It was able to postpone the injunction on its flagship One, but another the One Mini didn't fare quite so well, and sales of that model were ordered to cease. This week, HTC has managed to find itself a bit of luck, and the court has ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's financial improvements, which are great news, even though there is a ban on the HTC One mini in the UK. Apple is next as we go through the company's plans to bring us a 12.9-inch 4K iPad in the next couple of months. Android 4.4.1 follows the news as it is in advanced testing as well. We then cover the news of Motorola's CEO apologizing over their Cyber Monday disaster in trying to sell the Moto X. We end today's show talking about the company that sold most on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    A british judge ruled this morning in favor of Nokia, finding that HTC infringes several patents owned by the Finnish company. As a direct effect, HTC will not be able to sell its One mini phone in the UK starting December 6, this Friday. While the judge also found the One to be infringing, he did not immediately impose a ban on the flagship; such a measure would have caused “considerable” damage to HTC, he opined. However, the injunction against the One is just postponed, giving HTC enough time to appeal the ruling. The One mini ban is immediate, though, as of December 6. "Nokia is ...

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    Mid-range smartphones have always been an odd segment of the mobile landscape. The hardware they offer is never top-notch, their designs can look like bloated mutations of sleeker flagship models, and despite more affordable prices than those higher tier handsets, mid-rangers just haven't been a great value for your dollar. And then today we get this new Motorola – the Moto G. It doesn't completely hit the ball out of the park with its hardware, but there are a few stand-out components. The Moto-X-inspired design is liable to get the G confused for the X itself, and those custom ...

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    Miniature versions of top-shelf smartphones have been around for years; Samsung's been keeping up with it for its Galaxy S line, sure, but this year we really saw renewed interest in the practice. That meant a Galaxy S 4 Mini, launched shortly after the GS4 and flanked by other GS4 variants like the Active and Zoom models, as well as an HTC One Mini coming out a little longer after its parent its parent phone arrived. While both suffered from the long-term curse of the mini-phone, showing up with specs that very much failed to align with the larger editions, they still seemed better ...

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    Pressure for smartphone companies to perform can be intense. Too often, the focus is on growth, and if you're not showing constantly expanding sales, the implication is often that your doing something wrong. Take HTC, for instance: for all the talk about how it's struggling to attract shoppers and revenues have been down compared to last year, we tend to gloss over one important fact – that it's still turning a profit. Sure, those profits are dwarfed by the numbers seen by the likes of Samsung, but it's difficult to paint a company as an abject failure when it's still managing to make ...

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    It's probably not the best day for device announcements, but nobody saw it coming. First, let's start with the color options: the HTC One flagship and the HTC One Mini are getting a new flavor: ‘Vivid Blue’. HTC claims it's delivering "a bold new option for those who want a handset that stands out from the crowd". Images of the two blue flavored Ones below! In addition to the color options, the company also unveiled the HTC BoomBass, a subwoofer which plays nicely with HTC BoomSound "to offer a fully-immersive audio experience like no other". It connects via Bluetooth. On to the new ...

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    Remember back in the early days of 2013 when we first heard of the HTC Mini? Not the One Mini, mind you – that would come much later – but that weird little Bluetooth accessory released as a companion to the HTC Butterfly in China, letting users actually make their calls on something a little more petite than that beefy five-incher. At the time, it seemed like a neat idea, but one we felt would need to see wider availability if it ever hoped to take off. Now it seems that could finally be happening, as its sequel, the HTC Mini+, appears on the company's site. It sounds pretty slick, ...

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