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HTC One ‘still world’s best handset’ – by EMEA

HTC One ‘still world’s best handset’, EMEA head says

Philip Blair claims sales of the handset are putting it on course to become the manufacturer’s bestselling handset in the UK

The HTC One handset is still the “best device in the world” today, despite a number of high-profile launches in the past week.

This is according to HTC EMEA head Philip Blair, who was talking to Mobile News on the day both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the BlackBerry Q10 went on sale.

Blair, who is also interim country manager for the UK following Phil Roberson’s exit in March, claimed sales of the HTC One are putting it on track to become the firm’s bestselling handset in the UK, although he refused to reveal sales figures.

He said: “It’s still early days. The numbers for the second half of Q2 will demonstrate if that’s the case, but the early indications suggest that, yes, that is absolutely the case. Everything we’ve shipped we’ve sold out of. When demand outstrips supply its obviously very difficult to understand what that natural run rate and demand is, but all the indications – and share of our partners’ sales – show this is going to be big.

“The industry is all about competition and our competitors, I’m sure, will be looking at the HTC One knowing they need to roll up their sleeves.”

He continued: “The consumer perception at the moment is the best phone in the world is the Samsung Galaxy S III. That was, from our perspective, based on the sheer weight of the marketing attributed to it.

“But the HTC One is the HTC Desire of 2013 and it’s head and shoulders above anything out there. We have a competitive advantage over our rivals and can challenge with the biggest and best.”

Tough times

Blair acknowledged the past 12 months have been “tough” for the manufacturer, illustrated most starkly by its Q1 financial results, which saw profits plummet by 91 per cent. Matters worsened after the HTC One device launch was delayed.

But Blair maintains HTC remains in a “strong” position and has a competitive advantage over its rivals when it comes to technology and handset design.

He also pointed to its reputation with some of the biggest software companies on the planet, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft which have each selected HTC as their launch partner in previous years and months.

Blair said: “We are a strong, resolute company which is very product-driven. You only have to look at our recent history to demonstrate that.

“When Microsoft wanted to build a phone, they came to us. When Google wanted to build a phone they came to us. And when Facebook wanted to build a phone they came to us.

“In terms of our size and the competition out there, to be able to make and launch a phone which is better than anything else is an incredible achievement.”

HTC ONE at last in UK stores on the next week

The delayed One finally hitting UK next week, says HTC

HTC has said its delayed One handset will finally hit the shelves next week, saying excessive demand, not component problems were behind the delay.

The handset, an integral part of the Taiwanese company’s plans to arrest declining sales, was due to hit the UK last Friday (15 March). However, the device was delayed with extremely short notice, with retail sources telling Mobile it had supply issues, believed to be around its Ultrapixel camera.

HTC was very cagey about the reasons behind the delay, although pre-orders started to trickle through to consumers this week. In a statement issued this afternoon, HTC said: ‘HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews.

‘The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.’

The handset is critical to HTC’s success, with sales at the same level it experienced before the company’s value surged thanks to the success of its Android handsets.

Author: Graeme Neill

Mobile flagships face to face! Galaxy S4 VS Blackberry Z10 VS HTC One VS Iphone 5

whitesmoke_35627724_22_610x436Packed with a 5-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and either a quad- or octo-core processor (depending on where you are), the GS4 is dressed to the nines with hardware goods.

So how does it stack up against its current competition? Based purely on a spec-by-spec showdown, we line up the handset with three other popular flagships, each of them on different OS platforms: Apple’s iPhone 5, theHTC One, and the BlackBerry Z10.

Judge for yourselves (as we’re sure you will) whether Samsung’s newest device has what it takes to bring down its rivals. And if you’re curious about how it stacks up against its GS3 predecessor, check out our other chart.

 

Spec Samsung Galaxy S4 Apple iPhone 5 HTC One BlackBerry Z10
Operating system* Android 4.2.2 iOS 6 Android 4.1 BB10
Dimensions 5.38 x 2.71 x 0.31 inch; 4.6 ounces 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inch; 3.95 ounces 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inch; 5.04 ounces 5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inch; 4.78 ounces
Display 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920×1,080 pixels, 441ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326ppi 4.7-inch LCD; 1,920×1,080 pixels, 468ppi 4.2-inch LCD; 1,280×768 pixels, 355ppi
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes No Yes Yes
Rear camera and recording 13-megapixel, 1080p HD video 8-megapixel, 1080p HD video 4-megapixel (Ultrapixel), 1080p HD video 8-megapixel, 1080p HD video
Front-facing camera 2-megapixel 1.2-megapixel 2.1-megapixel 2-megapixel
Processor 1.9GHz, quad-core Snapdragon Fusion Pro; or proprietary 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa Proprietary A6 1.7GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 600 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus
Capacity 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB 16GB
Expandable memory Up to 64GB No No Up to 32GB
Battery 2,600mAh Not disclosed by Apple 2,300mAh 1,800mAh
Price TBA $199.99, $299.99, $399.99 U.S. pricing TBA $199 on Verizon
Carriers AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Available colors Black, white Black, white Silver Black, white (Verizon only)

HTC One – The wait is over!

Now we got official letter from HTC stating – “The wait is over”. But we already got a lot of information about new HTC One. So lets see all what we got:

Official information about specsifications:

  • SIZE: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm
  • WEIGHT: 143g
  • DISPLAY: 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI
HTC One Specifications

CPU speed

CPU SPEED

 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

PLATFORM ANDROID

Android™ with HTC Sense™

HTC BlinkFeed™

SIM CARD TYPE

microSIM

MEMORY1

Total storage : 32GB/64GB, available capacity varies1

RAM : 2 GB DDR2

NETWORK2

HSPA/WCDMA:

  • Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

GPS

Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS

 Digital compass

SENSORS

 Gyro sensor

Accelerometer

Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY3

 3.5 mm stereo audio jack

  • NFC capable3
  • Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • Support consumer infrared remote control
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)

SOUND ENHANCEMENT

 HTC BoomSound™

 

  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
  • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
  • HDR Microphone
  • Sense Voice

CAMERA

  • HTC UltraPixel Camera
  • BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
  • F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  • Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 880 wide angle lens with HDR capability
  • 1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back cameras
  • HDR Video
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
  • HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share
  • Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot

MULTIMEDIA

 Audio supported formats:

 

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

 

  • Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4

BATTERY4

 Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Capacity : 2300 mAh

AC ADAPTER

 Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

DC output: 5 V and 1 A

Available storage is less due to phone software.

  1. Network bands in regions other than Europe and Asia Pacific may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile operator.
  2. NFC availability depends on the mobile operator and your location. Please check with your mobile operator.
  3. Battery times (talk time, standby time, and more) are subject to network and phone usage.A Standby time specification (“specification”) is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic . Comparisons of different mobile devices using such a specification can therefore only be done in a controlled laboratory environment . When using any mobile device in real life circumstances for which the mobile device is intended, the standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors as mentioned above.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

HTC has taken the wraps of its new flagship smartphone HTC One at a simultaneous event in New York and London. The smartphone is available on pre-order now in United Kingdom.

Apart from Clove, HTC One is also being offered through Vodafone, Phone4u, EE online shop, Three amongst others under various bundle plans.

HTC One – Launch highlights in London

HTC One vs HTC One X+(plus) by AndroidAuthority

 
                                                                           
                                                                                       
                                                               
                                                        
                                

News and rumours about android top flagships

HTC One, Galaxy S4 rumors, new LG phones and an early Xperia Z launch

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As Phil mentioned in this week’s column, the next two weeks in the smartphone world are going to be particularly crazy. We’ve got events from HTC and Sony next week, and Mobile World Congress starting the following weekend. (And we have a feeling March is going to be even more action-packed.)

So in the run up to these events, there’s been plenty of international news to report from all the major manufacturers. Head past the break to find out what’s been stirring these past seven days with the rumored HTC “One,” Galaxy S4, Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Z.

Sony Xperia Z launch nears

It seems like it was just yesterday that we laid eyes on the Xperia Z at CES, but already Sony’s 5-incher is nearly ready to hit stores in Europe. In fact some countries are getting an early look at the new Sony flagship. In the UK, demo units have started to appear on Phones4U store shelves from Feb. 15, and Germans will actually be able to buy the device from the Sony Store in Berlin from Feb. 21. Stay tuned to AC in the days ahead, as we’ll have lost more coverage as the phone approaches release.

First look at the new HTC One?

The week’s biggest story arguably came from HTC — or, more accurately, via prominent Twitter leaker Evleaks. Often the first with new, unauthorized images of upcoming phones, Evleaks dropped an apparent render of the HTC “One” — supposedly the marketing name of the phone codenamed “M7″ — on us this week. The first shot, leaked on Monday, claimed to show the white version, while a second leak on Friday appeared to show a black variant. The shots show a relatively minimalist design, along with what seems to be a significantly redesigned version of HTC Sense. We’ll have to wait and see whether this matches up with what HTC shows us next Tuesday. In any case, we’ll be live from London and New York on Feb. 19 to bring you full coverage.

Fresh Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors from Korea

It was also a week of Galaxy S4 rumors, with some clues about what Samsung might be working on coming from the local press in company’s native South Korea. The latest rumors to come from Korean newspaper DDaily suggest that Sammy’s next big thing will sport a similar design to the Galaxy S3 — that’s to say curved and nature-inspired — along with the three-button setup that you may or may not hate with a passion. The newspaper also suggests the S4 could hit stores as early as the end of March, following an announcement event in mid-March. So if these rumors are to be believed, we could be seeing a refreshed high-end offering from Samsung sooner rather than later.

LG unmasks Optimus L II series and a 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro

Finally, LG went and pre-empted some of its Mobile World Congress announcements this week, blowing the lid on the Optimus L3 II, L5 II and L7 II, as well as the Korean version of the Optimus G Pro. The L-series phones offer modest spec upgrades over their 2012 counterparts, while the new Optimus G Pro gets some minor upgrades over the Japanese variant. The biggest of these, both literally and figuratively, is the larger screen — the Korean version packs a 5.5-inch 1080p panel, up from 5 inches on the Japanese model. We don’t yet know whether the Optimus G Pro will venture outside of Asia, but with high-end specs coupled with a massive display, we suspect there’ll be plenty of interest if it does.

by: androidcentral.com