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Review: HTC One (M8)

- April 21st, 2014

Another flagship phone from HTC with another derivative name. This HTC One, however, includes its development codename “M8″ in brackets after it so as not to be confused with the other Ones, One Xes and so on. (It is also referred to as the All New HTC One which will be become a rather outdated moniker in a year or so when HTC will undoubtedly release another One.)

But despite a similar name to its predecessors, the HTC One (M8) is a whole new phone.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 blows other camera phones out of the water

- October 11th, 2013
Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020. (Supplied)

When I first heard about the camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020, my jaw dropped. 41 megapixels? I mean that had to be a joke, right? Why would you ever need that many pixels in a photo taken by a cellphone unless you’re planning on taking wall-mural selfies? (And if you are, make sure it goes on a bathroom wall.)

Still, I was excited to try out the phone.

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HTC offers the One true phone

- April 19th, 2013
HTC One

HTC One. (Supplied)

HTC needs a more creative marketing department. I understand the company wants to make it sound like its new phone, the HTC One, is the only you’ll ever need. But that philosophy doesn’t really work when it has already released a One X, a One S, the One X+ and so on. And, ultimately, in another year or so HTC will have another phone, it will want you to buy. It makes you wonder if the company can come up with different names.

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Telus, Rogers and Bell slash iPhone 5 pricing

- March 7th, 2013
Rogers iPhone 5

Rogers Offering

 

If you’re looking for an iPhone 5, now might be a great time to consider one. As rumours of the iPhone 5S and even an iPhone mini continue to circulate, Canada’s three major telcos are offering lowering pricing on the iPhone 5 models with a term plan only, with prices on the 16GB models being made available for under $100 or even free for a refurbished unit with one provider.

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HTC goes One step further with its smartphone line

- December 29th, 2012
HTC One X+

HTC One X+. (Supplied)

I have played around with a couple of the HTC One phones, so I was quite eager to test out the HTC One X+, which is the most powerful phone in the line.

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