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Inside of the M9, you’ll find a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 430 GPU, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot expandable up to 128GB.

HTC One M9 Stories December 6, 2016

Android Nougat is now rolling out to the HTC One M9, to hit carrier variants in the coming weeks

After releasing Android Nougat for the HTC 10 late last month, HTC is now pushing Nougat to the unlocked HTC One M9 in the US starting today.

HTC One M9 Stories November 4, 2016

You could win a free HTC device in one of the company’s forthcoming weekly giveaways

HTC may have had a rough couple of years, but that doesn’t mean that its products have all been bad. Its latest HTC 10, in fact, is a pretty solid smartphone — and they do deserve some credit for giving Google‘s own Pixel a much-appreciated sturdiness after all.

If you hate the Taiwanese company for some reason, I honestly don’t know why you are here. But if you fancy some of its gear, you may be in luck…

HTC One M9 Stories May 31, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG Watch Urbane (refurb) $120, HTC One M9 (refurb) $190, more

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LG Watch Urbane Android Wear smartwatch (refurb): $120 shipped w/ code MAY20 (Reg. $200+) | A4C

HTC One M9 32 GB 4G LTE (refurb): $190 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (latest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple’s newest 13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,119)

Amazon Gold Box – storage & networking products up to 60% off: 480GB SSD $94, 200GB microSD $60, much more

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?


AmazonBasics Felt Sleeves for MacBooks up to 15-inches are on sale from $8 Prime shipped


Sabrent dock: multiple powered USB ports+ HDMI to your Mac $60 shipped (Reg. $90)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened


iDevices’ latest creation brings HomeKit control to nearly any lightbulb in your house

HTC One M9 Stories May 18, 2016

HTC confirms One M9, One A9 and HTC 10 will get Android N

Hot on the heels of Android N’s first beta landing for the public, HTC has already announced which of its phones will be receiving the next version of Google’s mobile OS. Whether it’s called Nutella, Nougat, Nachos or whatever you decide to name it, HTC will be pushing it out to HTC 10, One A9 and One M9 users.


As the release date for Android Nougat approaches (man, it’s going to take a while to get used to not calling it Android N), it’s now on the shoulders of Google’s OEM partners to bring the update to all of our favorite devices. Now, Taiwanese company HTC has announced that Android Nougat is coming to three of its most recent devices, the HTC 10, HTC One A9, and the HTC One M9…

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HTC One M9 Stories May 11, 2016

AT&T’s HTC One M8 and M9 to get Marshmallow starting tomorrow

There’s a reason that Marshmallow is only on 7.5% of Android devices — the rollout for the “new” (that’s in parentheses because it was announced almost a year ago now, and its successor is already in developer preview) version of Google’s mobile OS has been horrendously slow. The wait for a lot of phones has finally been coming to an end as of late, however, and now it’s time for the HTC One M8 and M9 on AT&T to get M.

The word comes from good ol’ Mo Versi, VP of Product Management at HTC. He’s the source of most news on the update front for HTC’s myriad of devices. The tweet follows his other most recent update on the update, say that it would have “approval within the next couple weeks.”

And here we are:

The update is set to start rolling out over-the-air tomorrow, so keep an eye out for a popup on your phone. This will likely be a pretty big update, so try to have just as much patience while it’s installing as you have had waiting for it to arrive.

HTC One M9 Stories February 29, 2016


Now that Samsung, LG, Sony and Alcatel have announced their flagship phones for 2016, its competition won’t be far behind. HTC is expected to announce the One M10 soon and Huawei will unveil the P9. While new phones are exciting, perhaps even better news is that last year’s best phones are now available at lower prices, and they’re still great smartphones.

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HTC One M9 Stories February 16, 2016

Verizon’s HTC One M9 and LG G3/G4 receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today

Verizon’s LG G3 and G4 will be joining the HTC One M9 in getting Marshmallow today. The carrier has announced that OTA updates for those devices are rolling out now. HTC announced Android 6.0 last week and the LG G4 on AT&T and T-Mobile have already gotten their updates in the past weeks.

HTC One M9 Stories February 12, 2016

Marshmallow updates for T-Mobile’s HTC One M9 and Verizon’s Droid Turbo 2 are incoming [Update: Verizon’s One M9 too]

Update: Verizon’s HTC One M9 will also get Marshmallow on February 16.

The onslaught of carrier-locked devices getting Android 6.0 is beginning. Marshmallow made its way to the AT&T and T-Mobile variants last week and is now coming to the T-Mobile HTC One M9 and Verizon Droid Turbo 2.

HTC One M9 Stories January 26, 2016


Not much about the HTC One M10 has leaked yet, which is an oddity for the Taiwanese company. HTC’s handsets—including most recently the HTC One M9 and A9—have a track record of being some of the first to leak in the Spring Android phone refresh cycle, making their way out via Evleaks, Upleaks, TENAA, and other sources. Unsurprisingly, it looks like Evleaks has his hands on some information. For now, though, all he’s saying is that those that like the HTC One A9 will love the HTC One M10…

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HTC One M9 Stories January 16, 2016

Android Marshmallow coming soon to several carrier HTC One M9 and M8 variants, including Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, more

HTC’s product management chief, Mo Versi has confirmed on Twitter that several North American carrier-locked variants of the HTC One M9 and One M8 will be getting Android Marshmallow over the coming weeks.

Beginning this coming Monday, January 18th, the Marshmallow OS update will be pushed to Sasktel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron HTC One M9 owners in Canada.

As you’d expect, following that tweet, many HTC One owners with different carrier-locked versions were keen to known an ETA for their Marshmallow update. In response to those, Mo Versi stated that the HTC One M8 on Sprint will get the new software from the middle of next week, while the T-Mobile variant is on schedule for a January 25 release.

Sadly there’s no specific news for AT&T or Verizon users, except to say that HTC needs a “few more weeks” before the update is ready for the HTC One M9 on AT&T.


HTC One M9 Stories December 23, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out for unlocked HTC One M9 today, 6.0.1 for One A9

Earlier this month, a leaked roadmap suggested when each HTC device could expect to receive its update to Android Marshmallow. In it, the One A9 and One M9 were allegedly due to get their next updates in the first quarter of next year. While that may be true of some variants internationally, others should start seeing the update land today.

Mo Versi, the company’s US head of product management, tweeted to say that Android 6.0 for the unlocked HTC One M9 and 6.0.1 for the unlocked One A9 should be rolling out at some point over the next 24 hours. Being based in the States, we’re pretty confident this rollout only applies to the US models and — as always — those with carrier-locked, bloatware-laden versions will have to wait a little while longer before they see the newest software on their smartphones.

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HTC’s One A9 was the first non-Nexus smartphone to launch with Android Marshmallow out of the box. Today’s update for users with that phone just brings some minor improvements, along with new emoji, to the Android-powered iPhone-lookalike.

For One M9 owners, this is the firs time they’ll be able to get a taste of the latest operating system from Google. Marshmallow brings a number of new features to the M9, most notable are the ‘Doze’ mode, which effectively stops the battery from running down during standby, plus the ability to ‘adopt’ a MicroSD card as internal storage.

HTC One M9 Stories December 16, 2015


A German court recently granted an injunction against HTC, and could lead to the Taiwanese manufacturer’s smartphones being taken off shelves in Germany. It’s not exactly the good news HTC was hoping for following a troubled year of slipping market share, dropping revenue and the lukewarm market response to its devices.

Wall Street Journal reports that a patent licensing firm named Acacia Research Group LLC won a lawsuit on November 27 which granted it an injunction against HTC smartphone sales through the country’s biggest telecommunications provider. HTC smartphones sold by Deutsche Telekom are expected to be pulled by the end of this month, although the manufacturer will be appealing to try to overturn the decision. HTC is understandably disappointed by the ruling, and is working with DT to ‘minimize disruption’ to its customers …

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HTC One M9 Stories December 14, 2015


With Android Marshmallow having been announced more than two months ago, and released on new devices last month, now’s the time when Android owners start getting anxious about when they might see the latest version on their devices.

Most manufacturers have already announced that they will be rolling out Android 6.0. Some, like Motorola, have already started pushing it to customers while HTC was the first to launch a non-Nexus device with Android Marshmallow pre-loaded out of the box. For those with existing HTC phones, that won’t come as any comfort at all, but what might is a roadmap leaked by LlabTooFeR which shows which HTC phones are getting a taste of Marshmallow, and when the manufacturer has planned to push the updates…

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HTC One M9 Stories November 6, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: New HTC One M9 (unlocked) $300, Bluetooth earbud deals, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:


Open-box HTC One M9 32 GB 4G LTE (unlocked): $300 shipped (Reg. $500+) | eBay

Bluetooth Earbuds: Powerbeats2 (open-box) $80 (Reg. $150+), QY8 Sweatproof $19, more

FreedomPop 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 WiFi + Cellular Tablet – 100% Free 4G LTE Wireless Internet: $60 shipped (Reg. $140+) | Sam’s Club

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 16GB GSM/LTE unlocked black: $200 shipped (Reg. $250) | Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unlocked: $300 shipped (Reg. $400+) | eBay

LG G Pad V410 AT&T GSM Unlocked 7-Inch 4G LTE 16GB Tablet: $80 shipped (Reg. $150+) | eBay

Review: How Amazon Echo changed my life + $130 special price ($50 off) for Amazon card holders

Sam’s Club One-Day Sale: iPhone 6s/Plus $100 off, iPad Air 2 64GB/128GB $150 off, PlayStation 4 $300more

Meijer Black Friday ad: Xbox One/PS4 bundles $300 w/ $50 credit, much more

eBay calls on Black Friday shoppers to decide which products will get discounted this year

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals store is now open for business

Everything we know so far about this year’s best Black Friday deals and promotions

More new gear from today:

Bluetooth Speakers: Inateck Aluminum $30 (Reg. $43), SOL Republic Deck $40 (Reg. $50+)

More deals still alive:

Acer 13-inch Chromebook 2.1GHz/2GB/16GB SSD: $209 shipped (Reg. $249)

New products & more:

Don’t Panic’s latest iPad Air 2 case is an astute all-in-one solution for every angle

New Fallout 4 launch trailer hits with a fresh look at gameplay and more


HTC One M9 Stories October 21, 2015

one-a9-specsYesterday afternoon, HTC finally unveiled its long-rumored ‘Aero’ smartphone, officially named the HTC One A9. While it retains the unibody metal design that made the One series so popular, it’s a far cry from previous models in overall styling and form factor.

To get the obvious comparison out of the way early, it looks like an iPhone 6/6s, and sits somewhere between iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus in size. Obvious comparisons aside, we wanted to see how the spec sheet measured up against HTC’s current crop of flagship phones, and to see whether or not this new design comes with a compromise…

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HTC One M9 Stories October 12, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (unlocked) $570, Galaxy S6 Edge for Verizon $50, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 32 GB LTE GSM (unlocked): $570 shipped (Reg. $1,000) | eBay

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32 GB on Verizon (w/ two year contract): $50 shipped | Best Buy

HTC One M9 32 GB flash on Sprint (w/ two year contract): $1 shipped | Best Buy

Daily Deals: Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard $40, Lifeproof FRĒ Power Waterproof Battery Case for iPhone 6 $100, more

More new gear from today:

Amazon Gold Box – Crucial & Lexar storage up to 65% off: Solid-State Drives 1TB $270, 500GB $140, 250GB $64, more

More deals still alive:


USB-C roundup: Aukey 3-Port USB Hub w/ Gigabit Ethernet $17, Aukey USB Adapter $7, more

New products & more:

The new Light digital camera uses 16 lenses (!!!) to craft the perfect picture

This clothes-folding washing machine brings first-world laziness to defcon zero

HTC One M9 Stories October 8, 2015


With several companies having recently announced brand new flagship phones in time for the holiday season, you may be tempted to go all out and get the latest, biggest and best phones available. Samsung released the Galaxy S6 Edge plus and Note 5, LG announced the V10, and Google’s Nexus range got an update. But, with those new, shiny phones out at full price comes the depreciation of slightly less shiny and new phones which are still very much flagships in their own right.

We’ve rounded up some of this year’s flagships, all of which have seen discounts (some more generous than others) with the arrival of the newest devices…

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HTC One M9 Stories September 29, 2015

HTC One M9+ Aurora edition official, features 21MP camera with OIS and laser autofocus

HTC has taken the wraps off its latest HTC One smartphone. The One M9+ Aurora edition was announced in China and comes with a few welcome improvements to the original HTC One M9. Chief among the new features is the new, revamped 21MP camera with built-in optical image stabilization and laser-guided autofocus. It also includes phase detection autofocus to further enhance the camera’s focus.

This is HTC’s first device with three methods of focus, dubbed 3-in-1 fusion focus. Sadly, it’s only going to be available in Taiwan, but we’re told we should still be expecting another announcement from HTC later today. Could it be a GPE edition HTC phone for western markets? HTC’s senior PR man, Jeff Gordon, teased us on Twitter with the following:

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Other specs of the M9+ Aurora Edition include:

  • 5.2-inch QHD display
  • 2.2GHz Helio X10 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable to 2TB via microSD)
  • Ultrapixel front camera
  • BoomSound speakers with Dolby Audio
  • 4G LTE and W-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • 2,840mAh battery
  • Android Lollipop with Sense UI 7

The Aurora Edition costs approximately $630 and comes in gold, silver, black and grey. From the spec sheet alone, it seems this is the phone the One M9 always should have been. Let’s just hope the announcement later today features something just as promising.

Alongside the Aurora Edition, HTC also announced the Butterfly 3 for international markets. Like the M9+, the Butterfly 3 has a 5.2-inch QHD display, but is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor. There’s 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and 2,700mAh battery with Quick-Charge 2.0 support. The 20MP camera on the back also feature OIS, and is paired with a secondary camera to create added depth in photographs. On the front, there’s a 13MP camera and the trademark BoomSound speakers. For now, it’s also in Taiwan only and costs around $600.

HTC One M9 Stories August 25, 2015

Stagefright vulnerability fixes for HTC One M9 and M8 on AT&T now rolling out

Google may have promised to keep its Nexus devices updated once a month, and was one of the first to push fixes for the vulnerability in Stagefright, but that doesn’t mean owners of other phones will see such prompt updates. Today, weeks since Nexus devices were patched, AT&T’s HTC One M9 and M8 are receiving over-the-air updates to keep you safe when sending MMS messages.

You can find information about both the HTC One M9 update and that for the HTC One M8 over at AT&T’s website. The OTA for the M9 comes in at just 55.53 MB, while the M8 update is 28 MB. These are pretty tiny numbers for OTA updates, so you shouldn’t expect much more from this update than the patch for Stagefright. It goes without saying that it’s still important to update though.

Head over to the Settings app and mash that refresh button, or just wait until your device tells you that you’re ready to go.


HTC One M9 Stories August 24, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G4 (unlocked) $420, Free $100 Google Play GC w/ HTC One M9 purchase, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals

Brand new LG G4 32GB 4G LTE smartphone (unlocked): $420 shipped (Reg. $550+)

HTC is offering a free $100 Google Play gift card with the purchase of an HTC One M9

Giveaway: Jaybird’s new X2 Bluetooth earbuds are the ultimate workout counterpart ($180 value)

Canon T5 DSLR w/ 18-55mm lens kit (refurb w/ 1 yr warranty): $250 shipped (Orig. $549)

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: JBL Micro II Portable Speaker $15, Mophie 1,300mAh Power Reserve with Lightning $14, more

More deals still alive:

Beats Studio Wireless headphones: Titanium $230 (Reg. $380), Blue $264 (Reg. $380)

New products & more:

Samsung SmartThings hub comes next month with Amazon Echo-powered voice control support

Tile announces a new generation of its Bluetooth tracker

Quick Review: The Conway Electric Extō Dual-USB is the envy of all power strips

HTC One M9 Stories August 19, 2015

Verizon’s HTC One M9 is receiving Android 5.1 tomorrow

Good news for owners of the HTC One M9 on Verizon: Tomorrow the Taiwanese company is pushing Android Lollipop 5.1 to the flagship device. The news comes straight from Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management:

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The update includes all the standard bug fixes and operating systems improvements that are baked into 5.1 — like improved Quick Settings and the new Device Protection tool — as well as a patch for the nasty Stagefright exploit. The 3 and 7 bands have also been activated, useful for when you find yourself roaming internationally.

Keep in mind that just because it begins rolling out over-the-air tomorrow, that doesn’t mean you’ll receive it right away. It could take a few days, and just to be sure the update hasn’t reached your device yet you can check for it manually by visiting Settings > About phone > System updates.

HTC One M9 Stories August 18, 2015


If you’re eagerly awaiting the chance to get your hands on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5, a new PhoneBuff drop test suggests that – like the Galaxy S6 – you’ll either want to be confident you won’t drop it, or start looking for cases …  expand full story

HTC One M9 Stories August 6, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG Optimus Exceed 2 $15, Canon T5 w/ lens kit (refurb) $252, HTC One M9 (unlocked) $380, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Verizon Wireless Prepaid LG Optimus Exceed 2: $15 (Reg. $70)

Canon’s refurbished T5 DSLR w/ 18-55mm lens kit is on sale for $252 shipped (Orig. $549)

Refurb HTC One M9 32GB flash 4G LTE (unlocked): $380 shipped (Reg. $500+) | eBay

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32GB (unlocked): $370 shipped (Reg. $700) | eBay

Acer 15-inch Chromebook 1.5GHz/4GB/32GB SSD: $270 shipped (Reg. $350)

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $480 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

More new gear from today:

Sony Headphones: Bluetooth over-ears $95 (Orig. $150), Extra Bass w/ mic (refurb) $25 (Orig. $118), more

  • Games/Apps: Pokemon X/Y $30, $100 PlayStation credit for $90, Motocross Elite goes free, more
  • Daily Deals: TurtleCell iPhone 5/5s headphone case $25, Mpow Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver $20, more
  • Harman Kardon HKTS9 5.1-channel Surround Sound System w/ Subwoofer: $190 shipped (Orig. $600)
  • TigerVPN Lite Lifetime Subscription: $29 (Orig. $790)

More deals still alive:

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

New products & more:

Bang & Olufsen brings it all together with new whole home audio capabilities for existing products

Review: Sony’s RX100 IV is the best compact photo/video camera that money can buy (Video)

DJI reveals a new Phantom 3 for beginner pilots loaded with specs


HTC One M9 Stories August 5, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC One M9 (unlocked) $380, Galaxy Note 4 (unlocked) $370, Acer Chromebook $270, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Refurb HTC One M9 32GB flash 4G LTE (unlocked): $380 shipped (Reg. $500+) | eBay

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 32GB (unlocked): $370 shipped (Reg. $700) | eBay

Acer 15-inch Chromebook 1.5GHz/4GB/32GB SSD: $270 shipped (Reg. $350)

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $480 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

ASUS ZenWatch now just $130 shipped from Best Buy (Reg. $200) | eBay

More new gear from today:

The Lexus Hoverboard is here: watch as it flies around a skatepark and over water

  • Games/Apps: Aspyr Mac sale – Beyond Earth $20, Metro Redux (PS4/Xbox One) $20, more
  • Daily Deals: Logitech Harmony Keyboard $70, JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speakers $30, more
  • PreSonus Ceres 3.5-inch Powered Speakers w/ Bluetooth streaming $100 shipped (Reg. $230)

More deals still alive:

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

New products & more:

Xbox One announces new Halo 5 Limited Edition Console, DVR functionality, games and more at Gamescon 15

Epson’s new EcoTank printers have enough ink for “two years” right out of the box


HTC One M9 software update enables Wi-Fi calling for EE UK customers

If you’re an EE customer in the UK and have an HTC One M9, you might want to check your settings menu for software updates. The latest — launching today — brings Wi-Fi calling to your phone and enables you to make calls and send texts using a Wi-Fi network.

EE customers in the UK have been able to make use of Wi-Fi calling for the past couple of months, but only on a very select few handsets. Namely: iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S6 phones. Now the list of compatible handsets has grown. Today, HTC has announced that EE customers should receive a software update to enable on the feature on its flagship One M9.

WiFi calls are seamlessly integrated into general usage, and are therefore indistinguishable from regular calls from an HTC handset. WiFi Calling from EE and HTC uses the phone’s normal dialler and contacts book to make calls, and the normal text button to send text messages.  Customers don’t need a stand-alone app, a unique HTC interface will automatically detect whether to use WiFi or cellular each time the HTC One M9 is used to make a call.

It’s an incredibly useful feature to have (as any T-Mobile US customer will tell you) particularly if you live in an area where cellular coverage can be a little unreliable. The update is available immediately.

HTC One M9 Stories August 4, 2015

Android 5.1 open source kernel files for AT&T and Sprint HTC One M9 now available to developers

A few weeks after Sprint and AT&T pushed over the air updates, upgrading the HTC One M9 to Android 5.1, HTC has made the open source kernel files available to developers. The files will be of particular help to those creating custom ROMs.

The files can be downloaded from HTC’s Developer Center.

Via Android Police

HTC One M9 Stories July 20, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: ASUS ZenWatch $130, LG ChromeBase $284, Acer LiquidLeap+ $80, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

ASUS ZenWatch now just $130 from the Google Store (Reg. $200)

LG ChromeBase 22-Inch All-in-One Cloud Desktop: $284 shipped (Reg. $325) | Amazon

Acer’s LiquidLeap+ wearable now available: $80 (Reg. $100)

Kmashi 10,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank: $9.39 Prime shipped (Orig. $50)

Pay what you want for the 7-course Web Hacker Bundle ($1,043 value, currently $6)

Giveaway: Grain Audio OEHP.01 Over-Ear Headphones are an ideal daily set of cans, $199 value

More new gear from today:

Discounted gift cards up to 20% off: Staples, JCPenney, Gamestop, Toys R Us, iTunes, and more

More deals still alive:

Nordstrom’s massive Anniversary Sale: Nike DRI-FIT t-shirt $16, Michael Kors non-iron dress shirt $39, more

Women’s fashion: Nordstrom Sale – Topshop sweater $33, Vince Camuto bag $99, more

3200mAh Battery/Flashlight with MFi Lightning cable: $10 shipped

New products & more:

A-Bike Electric has powered assistance in the “lightest” package in the world

HTC One M9 Stories July 17, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Bose SoundTrue headphones $80, Moto Hint Bluetooth headset $80, HTC One M9 $400, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in multiple colors: $80 shipped (Reg. $140)

SoundPEATS Qy7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless In-Ear Headphones: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Jabra MOVE wireless on-ear headphones $70 shipped (Reg. $100), more

Motorola’s Moto Hint Bluetooth headset: $80 shipped (Reg. $150)

Refurb HTC One M9 32GB flash 4G LTE (AT&T unlocked): $400 shipped (Reg. $500+) | eBay

Motorola Moto X 2nd generation (unlocked) 16GB: $290 shipped (Reg. $500) | Amazon

Refurb Moto X Verizon 16GB: $100 shipped (Reg. $200+) | eBay

FreedomPop LG Nexus 5 refurb w/ 500 SMS, 200 min, 500MB data: $165 shipped (Reg. $500) | Sam’s Club

3200mAh Battery/Flashlight with MFi Lightning cable: $10 shipped

Giveaway: Win one of SanDisk’s newly released massive 200GB microSD cards ($250 value)

More new gear from today:

Nordstrom’s massive Anniversary Sale: Nike DRI-FIT t-shirt $16, Michael Kors non-iron dress shirt $39, more

Media: Dexter Complete Series $85 (Reg. $125), Tarantino XX 8 Film Collection $58 (Reg. $80)

Daily Deals: Mongoose Detour Full Suspension Bike $200, Sony Cyber-shot 20.4MP Camera + $50 gift card $300, more

More deals still alive:

Charge a 12-inch MacBook on the road w/ this Anker 25600mAh 3-port Battery: $50 shipped (Reg. $80), more

New products & more:

The new slimmer MOOV NOW fitness tracker coaches you through your workouts

Grado’s new Heritage Series headphones are made from native Brooklyn trees

HTC One M9 Stories July 16, 2015

HTC One M9+ heading to Europe soon

HTC has confirmed that its HTC One M9+ (the boosted version of the regular M9) will be heading to Europe soon. Initially, the smartphone was only available to buy in China.

For now, that’s all the detail we have. HTC is yet to confirm which specific countries it’ll be available in, or which carriers will be selling the M9+.

To say that initial reaction to the HTC One M9 was muted would be something of an overstatement. In many ways, the One M9+ is the phone we all hoped the regular M9 would be. It features a 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, a fingerprint scanner and 20MP Duo Camera covered with sapphire crystal glass. Unlike the M9, it doesn’t use the Snapdragon 810 chip, instead opting to go with the 2.2GHz MediaTek helio X10 with 3GB RAM. It also offers expandable storage via MicroSD on top of the internal 32GB flash drive. It’s got everything any spec-hungry consumer could possibly want.

Sadly, there’s still no mention of when (or if) the phone might make it across to the States. HTC has recently announced that it is partnering with multiple U.S. carriers to launch a handful of mid-range, budget-friendly smartphones. Although that helps the manufacturer boost its presence in the American market, it’ll do little to comfort those who really wanted to buy the M9+.

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OnePlus came out not long ago to say that the upcoming OnePlus 2 will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. This obviously caused a bit of concern in the community considering the system-on-a-chip’s mixed history with heat problems, but the company reassured us that it was going with some kind of updated “version 2.1” of the chip that didn’t have as many problems — and they said they were optimizing it themselves, too.

The company touted this as some kind of selling point for the device over the year’s other Snapdragon 810 handsets, most notably the HTC One M9 and the LG G Flex 2. AnandTech even tested the v2.1 chip to make sure that the company’s claims were legitimate, and it turned out they were. But what the company didn’t say was that v2.1 is already (today!) being built into other handsets. And that includes the HTC One M9… expand full story

HTC One M9 Stories July 14, 2015

Android 5.1 update for HTC One M9 on AT&T and T-Mobile coming very soon

Good news for HTC One M9 users with the AT&T and T-Mobile variants: Your Android 5.1 software update should be landing on your devices very soon. Mo Versi, the manufacturer’s VP of product management announced that AT&T owners should see it arrive from tomorrow, July 15th.

The update has passed technical approval and will come alongside some camera improvements:

Of course, a T-Mobile customer replied to the tweet asking when #TeamMagenta subs might see the software arrive on their phones. Turns out, that’s pretty soon too. As of right now, the OTA update for HTC One M9 on T-Mo is on course to arrive on July 20th, just six days away.

Big Blue users, be sure to check your phones for updates from tomorrow if you don’t get a notification informing you of its availability. T-Mo customers, hold on tight, you have less than a week to wait.

HTC One M9 Stories July 3, 2015

HTC One M9 Developer Edition receiving Android 5.1 OTA update

HTC’s bootloader-unlocked version of its flagship One M9, the One M9 Developer Edition, is reportedly receiving its update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update isn’t yet reflected in the ROM list on HTC’s website, but AndroidCentral has been able to pull it and commenters are indicating it’s arriving on their units, too.

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HTC is really struggling to sell its One M9 flagship, and personally, I don’t think that today’s new ads are going to help it very much. The company has released three new spots to show off some features of the One M9—selfies, sound, and speed—through “blind test” videos, comparing the handset to the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Of course, the M9 wins in all three tests… expand full story

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Kelly Brook is an English model. The HTC One M9 Gold Edition is a limited release One M9 for the UK market. Together they create…something. We’re not sure exactly what, though. The company is promoting the new phone with a video featuring Brook getting showered in gold paint and while it’s a cool video that many will no doubt appreciate, it’s not immediately obvious how the ad is actually trying to sell the device.

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Verizon HTC One M9 buyers can get $100 in Google Play credit for a limited time

Convincing educated buyers to grab the HTC One M9 might not be the easiest task, but Verizon seems to want to take a crack at it. For a limited time, buyers of HTC’s latest—and less than well-received—flagship handset will get $100 in free Google Play credit…

Sprint’s HTC One M9 updated to Android 5.1 (and LG G4 gets a minor update)

The HTC One M9 might not be the most popular flagship of the year, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get its share of software updates. Those who have the device on Sprint will be happy to learn that they will be getting Android 5.1 Lollipop starting today, according to Sprint’s website.

HTC One M9 Stories June 12, 2015


According to a report this morning from Reuters, Asus still hasn’t ruled out the possibility that it could acquire struggling HTC. It’s clear that this doesn’t actually suggest that a takeover is going to happen, but the fact that Asus chairman Johnny Shih seemingly doesn’t deny the possibility might be telling… expand full story

HTC One M9 Stories June 11, 2015

HTC shows off limited-edition One M9 ‘Ink’ handsets in collaboration with Jourdan Dunn

Desperate times call for desperate measures. HTC announced back in April that because “brand image is more important than volume,” the company was naming supermodel Jourdan Dunn as its new global ambassador and would be working in partnership with her to release a set of limited edition One M9s. The phones would have a custom body art-inspired engraving made in partnership with celebrity ink designer Cally-Jo Pothecary (yes, three levels of partnership here), but all we got to see at the time was the sketch above which would be used in the limited collection. Today the company has shown off what the device actually looks like with this engraving on it, in both gold and metallic silver:

HTC at the time insinuated in its press release that multiple different sketches would be used, but today’s blog post seems to indicate that this is the only limited edition engraving that will come out of this collaboration. This wouldn’t be too surprising to us, with the company slashing its performance outlook practically by the day, consistently making new promises of which we’re still waiting to see how they’ll play out.

HTC has a website up where you can learn more and register your interest in purchasing one of these, but if we’re being honest you probably don’t need to rush to get in on this. No word on pricing or when these handsets will actually be available.

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HTC hasn’t been having the best run lately and that continues today. After promising this past Wednesday at an investor meeting to reinvigorate its line through a new product in October and “improved design and innovation,” the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has posted bleak earnings results for the month of May with revenue of NT$10.79 billion (US$347 million), down 50% over the same month last year and down 11% from April’s revenue of NT$13.5 billion (US$440 million). Revenue for April was down itself 33% from the month prior and 38% from April 2014.

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Introducing smart devices made of gold isn’t exactly a new concept (and it’s gone mainstream to a new degree as of late), but now Taiwanese phone maker HTC is on board. Some think the phone is gorgeous in gold, and some think it’s absolutely disgusting. Either way, the company’s flagship smartphone, the One M9, isn’t going to make its way up to par with the Android flagships with a 24-karat gold body.

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HTC CEO Cher Wang during an investor meeting yesterday apologized for the company’s poor performance in recent months. According to the Taipei Times she attributed it to “poor operational efficiency and overly conservative marketing strategy amid fierce competition in the global market.”

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HTC One M9 Stories June 3, 2015

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Further differentiating its lineup (or complicating it, however you look at it), HTC has just unveiled a new dual-sim HTC One for the Chinese market called the HTC One ME, previously believed to be called ME9, via its website. The high-end smartphone matches the specifications and physical design of the One M9+ but only has a single 20MP round camera on the back, like the One E9+.

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HTC reportedly cuts One M9 component orders by 30%

Following speculation since March of weaker-than-hoped-for sales by HTC of its flagship One M9 smartphone, rumors are spreading that the Taiwanese company has just cut component orders for the phone by ~30%.

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According to a recent report from the Taiwanese media, HTC is said to be leaving behind the “mini” variant of its HTC One lineup this time around, due to a market shift toward larger-screened devices. A”mini” version of the HTC One M9 was naturally expected due to the existence of the HTC One mini and its successor, the HTC One mini 2 (which were miniature variants of the HTC One M7 and One M8, respectively)…

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HTC One M9 Stories May 11, 2015

HTC purportedly planning to monetize its Sense home screen

The notorious leakster Upleaks has today posted a new image that appears to be an HTC training slide, outlining how the company plans to monetize the home screen of your HTC handset. Yes, you heard that right, HTC—if this rumor turns out to be true—is going to be placing ads and product promotions within its HTC Sense Home home screen…

HTC One M9 Stories May 6, 2015


HTC has just released its lowest revenue figures for the month of April in 6 years, attributable to lackluster sales of the new flagship HTC One M9, according to an analyst from Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co.

The company’s consolidated revenue was NT$13.5 billion (US$440 million) in April, down 38 percent year-over-year from NT$22.07 a year earlier. This figure is also down 33 percent from promising revenue of NT$20.02 billion posted only the month prior, in March. This is HTC’s lowest monthly revenue for April since 2009’s result of NT$11.4 billion.

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The Snapdragon 810-equpiped HTC One M9 lights up like a Christmas tree during a benchmark

The Snapdragon 810-equpiped HTC One M9 lights up like a Christmas tree during a benchmark

You may recall reports earlier this year about the HTC One M9 overheating during benchmark tests, with many claiming the issue was due to a flaw in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor. Tim McDonough, the chipmaker’s VP of marketing has finally spoken out about the problem, claiming that the rumors are untrue and there is, in fact, no problem with the chip overheating…

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