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Old February 6th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Given that most of what's "known" about it is rumour:

* Screen sounds good. I like the fact that they've not made it larger, but if those casing photos are real they have made the phone itself bigger, which is not so clever.

* Rumours of a more light-efficient camera sensor would be potentially good if true (potentially because everything depends on execution rather than theory). I hate the "let's keep making pixels smaller because the marketing people say that a higher pixel count sells" approach to photography.

* if the phone is the size it is, I'd prefer more battery capacity, especially as it's not replaceable.

* I dislike non-expandable storage, and for me 32GB is still tight (I know I'm in the tail of the distribution, but for me this would be an issue). Streaming off someone's cloud service is of no interest to me.

So some good, some bad. I'll reserve judgement until I see the final package.
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Yeah you're right I think we have to wait a little bit more before you make assumptions of what the hardware software is going to be on the phone.
but honestly what is speculated about the phone sounds like a nice phone.
But definitely battery would have to be very important for this phone. Any new smartphone at that.
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it will look good and have a crap battery life and be buggy as hell to start with if HTC track record is any thing to go by..
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Something that caught my eye today: although the recent prototype photos seemed tamer in style than the earlier renders, I'm beginning to wonder whether the renders might be closer to the production model? First (that I saw) there were pictures of a new midrange device, whose design language resembled the render, and then there's this alleged image. I'd have probably dismissed the latter as using an old render except for the stylistic resemblance to the 603e photos. Well, guess we'll know soon enough.

(Note that while some reports of that retail listing are saying that it includes microSD support, I can't find that in the picture or the original source - as far as I can tell that was added as the rumour was rehashed and reposted ).
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I'm curious, although not in the market, as I have the DNA. I'm very pleased with my phone though, I think HTC deserves more credit for their phones than they are getting. If the M7 is better than the DNA is should be very well received.
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I'm curious, although not in the market, as I have the DNA. I'm very pleased with my phone though, I think HTC deserves more credit for their phones than they are getting. If the M7 is better than the DNA is should be very well received.
What are the specs on the HTC DNA is it a good phone I hear everyone saying that if you're going to get the DNA you might as well just wait for the m7
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The DNA is a Verizon version of the Butterfly, but with no SD card slot. Compared with what we expect of the M7 it has a slightly larger display (5"), same resolution, less storage, slightly smaller battery, and without the fancy camera tech the M7 may turn out to have. But if you're not on Verizon it doesn't matter

BTW the last couple of days' rumours are that the M7 will become the One <insert obligatory Highlander or Matrix joke here>.

Looks like suspicions that the render was the real design may be true: http://phandroid.com/?p=116377

HTCSource.

The statement about 32GB and 64GB variants is most interesting to me, since (a) this is the first time I've heard anything other than 32GB mentioned, and (b) it's a departure from last year's "one model = one capacity" approach.
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Today's rumour (though another few days and we won't need them any more ): HTCSource.

The statement about 32GB and 64GB variants is most interesting to me, since (a) this is the first time I've heard anything other than 32GB mentioned, and (b) it's a departure from last year's "one model = one capacity" approach.
When you say another few days and we won't need them anymore. Are you saying that they're going to be releasing official information on the phone?
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Yup, that's what I meant.

There's even a countdown on their website, showing blurry teaser animation and green "1"s flashing up in the timer. That's one thing we can be definite about
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HTC is holding an event on Feb 19th where they are announcing the HTC One (aka the M7).
Doesn't HTC already have a phone called One?
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They have a series of phones called One: One X, One S, One V. Think of this as a continuation of the branding, or maybe evolution if this one ends up being called just "HTC One".
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Well I get to upgrade my phone in July so I'll need to keep a heads up on what I can benefit out of the most with these new gadgets. I'd like to see what HTC has up their sleeve with the m7.
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the cloners are taking an interest: The GooPhone One is an exact replica of the unreleased HTC One


Well, about 6 hours until the unveil, IIRC.

Shaping up to be interesting: from the rumours it sounds like a world-beating screen, improved camera tech & at least trying to look like decent speakers. Definite AV emphasis. If the 64GB option turns out to be real then that's my storage needs covered.

So, can they pull this off without dropping any balls on e.g. quality control, or some silly software slip-up? And most importantly, can they get enough people to pay attention to a phone that doesn't say Samsung on the front?

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this looks to be a great phone, and when /if it releases on verizon i will buy one. But it amazing that the phone is going to be released in hours, and only 20 comments about it so far.

Back in the day the "incredible"...had hundreds of thousands of comments leading up to release.
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Details are now up on HTC.com.

Will leave you to read rather than quote here, but specs look pretty good.

And yes, it can be used as an infrared remote control!
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Looks beautiful and amazing! Too bad it isn't coming to Verizon...Very disappointing. I would've bought it outright retail first day.
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Another small battery imo, reported as being 2300 mAh.
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I'm not convinced about the BlinkFeed stuff, but I'm not a social media user. But it can be turned off, and of course you'll be able to use another launcher.

The "two buttons" thing is going to force developers to make some adaptation though.
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2300mah? HTC is hoping that their mindset will keep them afloat, but that's a fail for sure.

HTC officially announces the HTC One [VIDEO]

Hands-on: HTC One with accessories

HTC One available starting Q2, including T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T
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+1

I have to say all other specs/features are top-notch, no complaints there, especially if the 64 GB version is available w/SPRINT,however,that 2300mah battery is definitely a disappointment. HTC has a very enticing offer to trade-in for this, but, I'll have to wait to see what kind of battery life to expect before considering this phone.
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I'm not convinced about the BlinkFeed stuff, but I'm not a social media user. But it can be turned off, and of course you'll be able to use another launcher.

The "two buttons" thing is going to force developers to make some adaptation though.
This is exactly what I came here to discuss...Evo 3D had 4 buttons, Evo LTE has 3, and HTC One has 2....will they debut a single button iPhone next year?
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Well, any sensible person knows that synthetic benchmarks don't mean much. But just the same, this is insane: HTC One benchmarks: off the charts - SlashGear

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Not that I was really EXPECTING it, but I have to say I am still a bit disappointed about the lack of removable memory or battery. Being available in a 64GB variant will offset most of my concern about storage at least. So far, this looks to be my next phone. I've still got my Evo3D, so definitely time for an upgrade. Especially since I will be able to use 4G for the first time ever.

I like the dual speakers with amps idea though. Not sure how much actual use I will get out of it. If it uses those for the speakerphone functionality, that would be cool.

Also, the phone DOES look awfully nice.
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this phone is going to be great....just what i was looking for!!
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REALLY, REALLY disappointed this phone won't be on Verizon

I too, would have bought one the first day. I guess we will see soon if there is any way to port the Sprint version over to VZW.
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REALLY, REALLY disappointed this phone won't be on Verizon
I think Verizon is to blame there...not HTC. If I were on Verizon, I would be pretty upset too so I don't blame you.
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I think Verizon is to blame there...not HTC. If I were on Verizon, I would be pretty upset too so I don't blame you.
Man I love VZW's call service, but their business practices get under my skin. You're right, I'm quite sure it was VZW's call on not getting the One, presumably because of the DNA being so new. For me, the DNA is a great device - just too d@mn big IMO. I was pi$$ed when the HTC One X didn't make it to VZW because it looked like the sweet spot in spec and size, and this news about the new HTC One feels the same.....
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Yup. I knew this would happen. I never even considered this phone to begin with anyway. HTC just doesn't learn.
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Yes and no, ya know?

I get great life (8 hours screen on, wifi) on my LTEvo and average over 16 hours/day no matter what, with a 2000 mAh battery.

Maybe the 2300 mAh with this setup will perform similarly. Those of us grown accustomed to and ok with 16 hours/day or so won't care.

But even that performance isn't enough for some folks. Stick in 3100 mAh and I doubt you'd get more buyers - a day is a day, and that's all I've ever asked for within a reasonable budget.

It's the non-removable battery that's making it a non-starter for many. People losing juice roaming with crappy signals (either kind) and doing a lot of talking for work - just need more.

In my opinion.

PS - bet ya the Sprint version won't be standard.

PPS - that new live crap on the homescreen looks catastrophic, both as eye candy and as the ultimate battery waster.
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Yes and no, ya know?

I get great life (8 hours screen on, wifi) on my LTEvo and average over 16 hours/day no matter what, with a 2000 mAh battery.

Maybe the 2300 mAh with this setup will perform similarly. Those of us grown accustomed to and ok with 16 hours/day or so won't care.

But even that performance isn't enough for some folks. Stick in 3100 mAh and I doubt you'd get more buyers - a day is a day, and that's all I've ever asked for within a reasonable budget.

It's the non-removable battery that's making it a non-starter for many. People losing juice roaming with crappy signals (either kind) and doing a lot of talking for work - just need more.

In my opinion.

PS - bet ya the Sprint version won't be standard.
Good point on the battery life,it's not the capacity, it's the run time. Admittedly, I get caught up in the battery size, which is only one factor in run time.

Just as you, if I can make it from my out-the-door time to well after a long day @ work, etc...., that's all I need/expect for run time.

As long as we're on the subject, I just gotta mention that I'm currently rockin' a ZeroLemon 6300 mAh battery on my SGS III, more than enough juice to make it through a day

Nice to have that option, but, I'd be willing to try the HTC ONE if it can run 12-16 hrs., the specs on this phone are making me seriously consider switching up, lots to like here.........
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On the plus side, one of the hands-ons I've read did say it can be turned off
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I will say, my 2020 on my DNA is actually really strong. The One has 15% more, AND a slightly smaller screen... Everyone bashed the DNA battery, but it's good enough to last all day with light or medium usage. HTC I believe makes the most efficient phones on the market right now.
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I'm guessing/hoping the HTC ONE has simultaneous voice/data capability on 3G,as does the EVOLTE & SGS III........
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On the plus side, one of the hands-ons I've read did say it can be turned off
No doubt, no argument.

I made that more as an indictment against the blogosphere. They evaluate everything with just how it comes out of the box - and HTC turns on everything out of the box.

Once the milk labeled - HTC Sense 5, live screens, etc etc, wastes battery - gets spilled, there's no putting it back in the glass. Instead, we get endless posts of "I know all about HTC having never tried a newer one, Sense is bloated and the battery life sucks."

One guy hits the forums with all social networking turned on to sync every 2 minutes and a bad signal and then it's a fact and a flame war - the One does too suck.

Blogosphere never says either: I found this feature useless and non-existent on other phones, so to compare fairly, I turned it off - or - Ok, if you like this new feature, here's how it affects your battery life. They just say HTC suxorz.

And then we start it up again in 2014 when HTC decides that people will love their non-replaceable battery again.

LoL - it's just a phone, I'll stop there.

But I will say that the new camera is intriguing, hardware-wise.
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I like the dual speakers with amps idea though. Not sure how much actual use I will get out of it. If it uses those for the speakerphone functionality, that would be cool.
Should at least give us a good loud ring

Be interesting to see how it all works in practice, but it does look a very nice device, and I'll give them credit for doing more than just a spec bump. I hope this does pull things around for them.
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Ok, a lot of people know that I scrape various chip supplier sites so that months later I can answer arcane questions and address confusion.

I just came across this for the Snapdragon 600 and 800 (the 600 is in the One) and thought I'd share.



Hmmmm - may move to the One forum, don't know if this is too OT for here.

But I will say this - that's a better ad for a chip than I've seen in two years for an entire Sprint phone.
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No doubt, no argument.

I made that more as an indictment against the blogosphere. They evaluate everything with just how it comes out of the box - and HTC turns on everything out of the box.

Once the milk labeled - HTC Sense 5, live screens, etc etc, wastes battery - gets spilled, there's no putting it back in the glass. Instead, we get endless posts of "I know all about HTC having never tried a newer one, Sense is bloated and the battery life sucks."

One guy hits the forums with all social networking turned on to sync every 2 minutes and a bad signal and then it's a fact and a flame war - the One does too suck.

Blogosphere never says either: I found this feature useless and non-existent on other phones, so to compare fairly, I turned it off - or - Ok, if you like this new feature, here's how it affects your battery life. They just say HTC suxorz.

And then we start it up again in 2014 when HTC decides that people will love their non-replaceable battery again.

LoL - it's just a phone, I'll stop there.

But I will say that the new camera is intriguing, hardware-wise.
The camera is one of the things that has me looking real hard @ the HTC ONE.On many occasions,I'm finding a camera that takes pictures well in low-light situations a necessity/major convenience tool @ work.

As you mentioned in a few posts here today EM,many things affect battery life,w/no two users alike.My biggest battery eater is a poor signal of any source @ work(one that you mentioned),& doubt that the champ of battery life,the RAZR MAXX HD,would fare measurably better than most flagship models,regardless of manufacturer.

As you said,it's just a phone & I'm not hurting by any stretch of the imagination w/the SGS III.However,I'm looking forward to a release date & making a visit to the local SPRINT/BEST BUY for a test drive....
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Should at least give us a good loud ring

Be interesting to see how it all works in practice, but it does look a very nice device, and I'll give them credit for doing more than just a spec bump. I hope this does pull things around for them.

I'm also happy that they didn't go for the 5+ inch phone. Those have their place, and in fact, my wife would be happier with that huge screen. Personally though, I think the 4.7" is about the best size. big enough to give me screen real estate, but not so big that it is unwieldy.

I'm pretty sure this will be my new upgrade. I'm ALMOST willing to give the Samsung Galaxy S4 a chance, since the S3 apparently went WAY above the S2, which in my opinion was a piece of junk. I haven't really heard anything bad about the S3 though. I have built up quite a bit of brand loyalty with HTC though, not to mention just the familiarity with how their stuff works. It gives it a leg up on any other phones unless they are substantially better. Given similar specs, I will generally go for the HTC.

Initially, a non-removable battery and lack of a MicroSD slot for external storage was a deal breaker for me. I've gotten to the point where it isn't AS important. It is a nice to have feature, but not a requirement. I've been getting by on just the 32GB card in my Evo3D for a long time now without being worried about running out of space. The only thing that does worry me is the battery. I do have an external battery pack, which does a pretty fast job of charging the phone, so at least I have that, but I'm already annoyed at the fact that I seldom can make it through the workday with my Evo3D before the battery is almost dead. Only way I can make it is to not use any internet or bluetooth. I ended up with a 1930mwh battery for my Evo3D, which actually was noticeably better than the stock battery. The new One isn't much larger than what I have right now, so I am hoping that it is much more efficient. If it won't last longer than my current phone, I'm not interested in it at all.

Of course, none of that even slowed me down from pre-registering on Sprint for the phone.
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DNA owners have generally been saying that is pretty efficient with the battery, and the One's battery is 15% larger with a smaller screen area to light up. So while I'd prefer a larger battery, there's reason to be hopeful.
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Yes and no, ya know?

I get great life (8 hours screen on, wifi) on my LTEvo and average over 16 hours/day no matter what, with a 2000 mAh battery.

Maybe the 2300 mAh with this setup will perform similarly. Those of us grown accustomed to and ok with 16 hours/day or so won't care.

But even that performance isn't enough for some folks. Stick in 3100 mAh and I doubt you'd get more buyers - a day is a day, and that's all I've ever asked for within a reasonable budget.

It's the non-removable battery that's making it a non-starter for many. People losing juice roaming with crappy signals (either kind) and doing a lot of talking for work - just need more.

In my opinion.

PS - bet ya the Sprint version won't be standard.

PPS - that new live crap on the homescreen looks catastrophic, both as eye candy and as the ultimate battery waster.
After experiencing the 3100mah removable battery, I'll never take any less, EM. The Note 2, even with the big screen and having all of my emails constantly push and sync, GPS active all the time, screen on auto, bluetooth enabled and connected on my commute to and from work, I get an average of 20-22 hours. And that's all without having rooted yet. I've never been able to come close to that, even with the Photon, which had awesome battery life initially. And with the extra Samsung batteries w/ stand that I was able to purchase for 50% off, due to a Samsung promotion, I never worry about actually using my phone a lot, knowing that I may need to charge soon. Comes in so handy when going to events and constantly turning the phone on and off to use the camera (either video or pics).

Only thing that comes close to that type of experience is the razr maxx or razr maxx hd, from any reports that I've seen. Were it not for my experience with the Note 2, I might still think the same, but now the bar has been raised, so anything less than my current experience will not be good enough for me. I've also come to realize how important a removable battery is to me. At first, I didn't think it would be an issue, but it will be a must for my future phones as well.
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Bought the galaxy note 2 and couldn't be happier. Samsung got it right. Beautiful screen, superfast processor, plenty of ram, great build quality, fantastic and fast camera, micro sd slot, removable battery (not that it's necessary since my average day goes over 17 hours), and everything works flawlessly and correctly. Something I couldn't say about my moto droid x, and bionic after the ICS update. And as far as HTC goes, no removable battery, I won't even consider an HTC 1.
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If a removable battery was one of your requirements I think it was a safe bet that the One would not be for you.
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drex, fair enough!

BTW - moved some posts in from the Sprint speculation thread because this is real now, sorry for the confusion, but the flow still looks ok, ok?
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looks interesting to me....I am an htc fan overall, but I must say that this is the first time since owning the OG Evo that the ONE is not an automatic purchase in my mind. what concerns me is primarily the lte connectivity and the update frequency. I have the Ltevo and it really is not doing htc any favors for me to have to cycle thru airplane mode just to experience lte. I just discovered my area has some spots of lte the other day when I just tried cycling airplane mode to see if I was near lte...lo and behold I was and its probably been there for a bit. stuff like that leaves a bad taste...the update frequency needs to be better too. with the OG they seemed to be timely unless I'm trippin, but lately it seems the support is waning in comparison to Samsung which is really the only other choice to compare with outside of a nexus device of course. I will say that according to my reading htc appears to be set to handle updates differently which could appease me on this issue if it pans out as described....the only other thing that could keep me in htc camp is the fact that my phone world revolves around htc at the moment....car cradles, media link, etc...the accessories could affect my decision...well actually only the media link it seems, as I'd have to purchase new everything else...the charging port is in a new place compared to Eltevo....uuurrggghhh.....decisions decisions....first time I may actually care about waiting to see what the gs4 will bring....good thing the woman has a gs3 for me to really delve into everything about it.....oh and another thing....the whole android beam, Samsung beam etc. thing is important to me. Samsung nailed the whole beaming thing to me...really cool to be able to share just about anything that way. with just about everyone I know that I would share content with owning a newer Sammy device, I'm the only one that can't participate in he sharing party...would really love to do this despite having an htc device...perhaps the ONE will allow for that to happen without it being more than a little bit of an inconvenience (3rd party apps etc.). ...also wondering if sprint will make some changes to make this the next evo, or if the evo line will even live on....this is a tough one for me....someone put things in perspective please....can't do this alone
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If Sprints rollout is anything like Verizon's, this will be widespread at first. CDMA to LTE hand offs were horrible at first. They are better now though.
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After experiencing the 3100mah removable battery, I'll never take any less, EM. The Note 2, even with the big screen and having all of my emails constantly push and sync, GPS active all the time, screen on auto, bluetooth enabled and connected on my commute to and from work, I get an average of 20-22 hours. And that's all without having rooted yet. I've never been able to come close to that, even with the Photon, which had awesome battery life initially. And with the extra Samsung batteries w/ stand that I was able to purchase for 50% off, due to a Samsung promotion, I never worry about actually using my phone a lot, knowing that I may need to charge soon. Comes in so handy when going to events and constantly turning the phone on and off to use the camera (either video or pics).

Only thing that comes close to that type of experience is the razr maxx or razr maxx hd, from any reports that I've seen. Were it not for my experience with the Note 2, I might still think the same, but now the bar has been raised, so anything less than my current experience will not be good enough for me. I've also come to realize how important a removable battery is to me. At first, I didn't think it would be an issue, but it will be a must for my future phones as well.

battery has never been a significant issue for me either...like yourself I keep everything on, and yet I average along the lines of what EM posted in relation to your post. as he said, as long as I can get from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed without my phone dying, I'm good....granted, I'm also one of those" if the opportunity affords itself for me to grab some juice while I can I'm gonna plug in" kinda dudes....and I'm rooted so maybe those things make that much of a difference....overall though I consider myself to be somewhat of a heavy user, and with Ltevo I've never not had juice when I needed it, and I've had it since day one....my bro has the note 2 and he gets the kind of battery life ur obviously gettin as well. he raves about it...like I told him though, unless he either can't get to a charger at night when he sleeps, or just doesn't charge it at night simply because he knows he doesn't necessarily have to, I don't see a huge advantage in this category....(somehow that sentence seems weird when I read it back)....I would love to have a bigger capacity battery just to have it in case of some random situation where I would benefit from it, but I honestly don't think it would make my user experience any different from my current phone at least...which is why it's not a deal breaker for me in particular
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looks interesting to me....I am an htc fan overall, but I must say that this is the first time since owning the OG Evo that the ONE is not an automatic purchase in my mind......oh and another thing....the whole android beam, Samsung beam etc. thing is important to me. Samsung nailed the whole beaming thing to me...really cool to be able to share just about anything that way. with just about everyone I know that I would share content with owning a newer Sammy device, I'm the only one that can't participate in he sharing party...would really love to do this despite having an htc device...perhaps the ONE will allow for that to happen without it being more than a little bit of an inconvenience (3rd party apps etc.). ...also wondering if sprint will make some changes to make this the next evo, or if the evo line will even live on....this is a tough one for me....someone put things in perspective please....can't do this alone

Have you tried this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bumptech.bumpga&feature=nav_result# ?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5idW1wdGVjaC5idW1wZ2EiXQ..

Perhaps this will work for you in the meantime,until the feature is baked-in to ANDROID universally.Granted,the other party/parties have to have this installed on their phones,but,at least it's something those in your circles may be willing to install.
Perhaps if you buy 'em a drink first,they'll be more receptive to the idea..
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