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HTC: One pre-orders shipping by ‘End of March’

We never technically got an actual release or launch date from HTC regarding their flagship One smartphone, although many UK retailers have confirmed March 15th was the day. We haven't heard a word from US carriers regarding the launch, but earlier today UK retailer Clove confirmed the device has been delayed by HTC. Sadly it won't arrive until the end of March. After reaching out to confirm with HTC, the details below are what we received in reply.

ASUS details UK pricing for the MeMO Pad tablets

Having recently unveiled the 7-inch and 10-inch models of the MeMO Pad tablet, ASUS has come forward with some release details for those in the UK. The details include pricing and release dates and it looks like the first to arrive will be the larger of the two tablets. Specifically, we are talking about the 7-inch MeMO Pad ME172V and the 10.1-inch MeMO Pad ME301T tablets.

Sony Xperia Z pricing revealed as pre-orders go live in the UK

If you are in the UK and looking forward to getting your hands on the Xperia Z, it looks like Sony has inched things one step closer to a release. We are seeing some pricing along with some pre-order availability. Xperia Z details have recently appeared with Sony as well as with several carriers and retailers to include Phones4u, Carphone Warehouse, Three and O2.

Samsung recommended more than Apple by UK retailers

Given the steep cost of a new smartphone, picking one that's perfect for you can be a pretty daunting task. We often turn to retailer employees when it comes time to pick a new handset, asking them for suggestions about which phone would be ideal for our lives. As it turns out, employees at some of the biggest phone retailers in the UK seem to suggest Samsung handsets over Apple's iPhone line more often.

HTC Butterfly available for pre-order in the UK

One of the most exciting phones hitting the market is ready for pre-order in the UK; sort of. The HTC Butterfly, or Droid DNA as it's known in the US, is finally ready to be reserved for buyers in the UK. Online retailer Expansys has posted the listing today, however, there is some critical information missing from the listing such as price and release date.