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HTC to replace One M8 with One M8s, newer but slower proc

HTC is set to gently ease out last year’s flagship device, the HTC One M8 – with the advent of the HTC One M9 and still a lot of M8 hardware probably in stock. The solution is to sell an HTC One M8 replacement in the One M8s – with most of the hardware the same, but going for a newer but slightly slower processor.

HTC One M9 vs One M8: the endless question of upgrades

It's that time of year again when we ask ourselves whether it's time to upgrade to the latest model. Those on HTC's flagships have it a little harder, as year after year the company puts out almost similar smartphone. To some extent, the HTC One M9 just unveiled at MWC 2015 is no different, present an almost incremental upgrade path. But looks, and specs, can be deceiving and our answer this year might very well be different than our last. Read on to see whether you should grab that shiny new One M9 or not.

HTC One M9 hands-on: refining a tried and tested design

The HTC One M9 is finally here at MWC 2015 and, depending on your particularly focus on smartphones, you may be tickled pink or disappointed. HTC's 2015 flagship bears a very familiar visage that could easily be mistaken for last year's model at first glance. The hardware inside is evolutionary in some places, disappointing in others. The software that runs on top can also be argued to be rather gimmicky. All these, however, aren't all that bad and are quite necessary for the manufacturer to establish a design that is "unmistakably HTC".

HTC Grip hands-on: making a grab at wearables and fitness

As speculated before, HTC is indeed coming out with a wearable together with its new fitness partner, Under Armor. Here at MWC 2015, we saw on HTC's floor, not at a smartwatch, but at a no-nonsense smart fitness device. The HTC Grip, like the HTC One M9, is a curious beast, simple, somewhat ingenious, and probably too plain, all at the same time. So will the Grip grip active mobile users' hearts? We took a dive to find out just what it is all about.

HTC and Valve get together to bring forth Vive VR headset [UPDATE]

That HTC would be unveiling the HTC One M9 is a no-brainer. Even the HTC Grip fitness band was somewhat expected. But imagine our surprise when the smartphone maker revealed at MWC 2015 that it too will be dipping its toes into the virtual reality market, with a high-profile partner no less. The strangely named HTC Vive will be the company's entry into the budding VR arena. And to boost its credentials, it will be working with Valve with its own soon to be revealed Steam VR platform.

HTC One M8 releases new special Champions League edition

If you're a football fan who supports clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United or Bayern Munich (among others), and if you're looking for a new smartphone, then you'd want to get your hands on this new baby. HTC announced they're releasing another UEFA Collector's Edition One M8 smartphone, and this time, it's not just the Champions League trophy and logo at the back.

HTC and Samsung begin live stream countdowns

One of the biggest events for new smartphones and tablets to be unveiled each year comes in early March in Barcelona, Spain. The event is Mobile World Congress (MWC) and each year hoards of new smartphones are unveiled at the show. Since MWC happens in Spain, many people who want to check out what their favorite smartphone makers are unveiling can’t go.

HTC RE camera can now stream live on YouTube

Do you have dreams of becoming the next YouTube sensation? (and don't laugh at that dream because some of the YT stars earn millions just for people watching their videos). Well, you don't need to have a great set-up at home or in a studio to be able to launch a YT show. The HTC RE camera can now stream live videos to the video channel, so you can bring your show to the Internet even while you're in a mobile setting.

HTC One M9 detailed in big video leaks

The HTC One M9 will be made official in the near future, but at the rate the leaks are happening, not much will be a surprise once it comes. Over the weekend, a German retailer ended up leaking several renders of the phone, and now three videos have surfaced, all of them showing off the smartphone in extensive detail, including text boxes pointing out key elements of the phone. We've got all three videos in their entirety, as well as the pertinent details, after the jump!

HTC One M9 renders, details leaked by German retailer

We're just a week away from the world's largest mobile industry event, so naturally companies are getting their stuff ready. Unfortunately, at least for the companies, sometimes that results in unwanted leaks of "official" marketing materials happen. It seems that HTC just can't seem to get a lockdown of its information before MWC 2015. Or does it? This latest leak delivers an almost complete picture, figuratively and literally, of the HTC One M9 that makes it sound almost too good to be true. The same can't be said of the smartphone, sadly.
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