Your thoughts/expectations of the HTC One (was the M7)General

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  1. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Well-Known Member

    CNET Asia has some photo comparisons with the iPhone 5. It matched and in some cases did better than the iPhone 5! Quite a feat as I considered the iPhone 5 as the best camera bar none.

    Verizon is crazy not to pick this phone up.

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  3. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  5. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Pointed toward the articles and head of HTC UK and Ireland, not at the messenger (Early):

    While the specifications and build are quite dignified (there are still some glaring un-answerables), The One cannot honestly be HTC's entire years strategy can it? It could be their short term strategy; it may be Their One for a time but by the time Autumn comes around and all the other guys are releasing fresh devices they can't possibly just stand by on the proposed merit of a device from 10 months prior...

    Could HTC UK Guy be speaking specifically only of his region? Or is he really representing HTC Worldwide (informally)?
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  6. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

    This is a major topic of discussion over at xda. Some applauded the idea, saying the beast would be fed updates regularly, being the only horse in the stable. Others shared the"say what?" sentiment, and others still thought The One would be the only (high-end)One, with mid- and entry-level devices. I also read that best buy is going all out to market this prize. I can't see how any major player could go all in with a single device, but then again, I didn't see how the Pre was a house of cards, either. =-O
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  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Makes sense to me to have only one flagship per year.I'm sure they're not resting comfortably waiting for the $ to start rolling in,more likely,already hard @work developing next years flagship model.

    I would guess depending on demand for the ONE will dictate if they should proceed w/a couple mid-tier &/or entry-level models for the rest of the crowd,as not everyone is as quick to plunk down a car or house payment for a phone as most here can find a way to rationalize such a purchase,with or without a carrier subsidy.:D
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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No doubt they'll have other models at lower price points. Just not multiple flagship models beyond radio changes.

    I wonder if they'll have carrier branding.
  9. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member


    HTC One will be the only One

  10. Chuckz is on

    Chuckz is on Active Member

    So will this phone eventually be available for Verizon
  11. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    The only thing I like is the dual external speajer and at the front instead of at the back. I need this because I love to Skype video and every one of my smartphone speaker is at the back so far.

    BUT ... I ant paying $600+ for a phone.
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Then get it subsidised by your carrier, assuming you have an upgrade due.
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  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    See the price/carrier thread for an article posted by KOLIO (I think) on that. ;) :)
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  15. Wilkas

    Wilkas Well-Known Member

    Was surprised to see in my local phones4u they had a working version, I didn't get long with it but did have a hold and snapped a shot of a very pretty but nervous retail assistant. I like most of you have had many phones but I can honestly say this handset feels more premium than any other, it's got a really reassuring weight to it and feels solid, it's freezing though because its all metal. the screen is so sharp I've never seen a better one (we didn't get the droid dna in the UK) and the camera is amazing although would've liked to have been able to email myself the pic to properly check on the PC.

    I'm hanging on to see what is in the S4 but I think I may have found my next phone.
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    So how does that work then?

    Are they taking orders?? :confused:
  17. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Jeeeeez... I cant believe how close HTC is cutting it the Galaxy S4 announcement!
  18. Desert Cactus

    Desert Cactus Well-Known Member

    I don't believe it was HTC's doing at all. Samsung is maliciously trying to undercut HTC. When they heard that HTC was launching the One on March 15, they purposely had their unveiling of the S IV on the 14. There's no doubt in my mind about it.
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Announcements -

    SGS - March 2010
    SGS2 - February 2011
    SGS3 - May 2012

    Time to delivery will be interesting.

    I suppose that people that want to wait for the SGS4 would do so regardless.

    I think that this is actually in HTC's favor. I'm pretty sure that it's in our favor as consumers.

    People will get the announcement facts just as the One is rolling out. End of hype from the rumor mill.

    If they don't like what they hear, then that means less waiting and confusion for those who will choose the One.
  20. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    I think tech heads like us will side with HTC for the positive aspects of the One's superb hardware and beautiful design. But the majority will just get sucked into Samsung's unbelievable marketing campaign. I have no doubt that Samsung is going pull out all the stops for the S4, which isn't so much directed at hurting HTC, but more like just putting a big flag in the grass and saying...
    Hey everybody look at how big Samsung's Galaxy series has actually become...
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yep. Whenever someone says that HTC keeps missing the boat by making model variations, where Samsung doesn't, I go to our homepage, scroll down to the number of Galaxy device forums we have, plus the other Samsungs, and just shake my head.

    The reality distortion field created by marketing and the insecure blogosphere writers who still can't get past their hidden iPhone envy is just hilarious. :)
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  22. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    SAMSUNG makes a nice product w/some pretty cool features.As does HTC,or just about any manufacturer these days.You'd be hard-pressed to find anything that is outright awful.

    I'm quite satisfied w/my SGSIII,but,got an upgrade/early upgrade option burning a hole in my pocket.Now seems like the perfect time to jump in & try out HTC for the 1st time.

    The combination of top-notch hardware & aftermarket development (the XDA crew,among others,are already at it) makes this a no-brainer choice for my next phone.:D
  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The SGS3 is pretty good, yep.
  24. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Well-Known Member

    I'm as big of an HTC fan as anybody, but malicious? That just sounds like smart business, to me.
  25. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

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