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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:35 PM   #201
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You can't get rid of BlinkFeed entirely. You can deselect all fields which will make your BlinkFeed bare. Also, it must be one of your home screens.

This isn't a huge deal but I deem it a mistake by HTC. I gather that BlinkFeed by default will be your home screen. You'll have to make the necessary changes to make the feed empty and to remove it as your main home screen. (However it's still one of your screens.)

I see two issues here. The biggest one being that people will walk into a store, not like BlinkFeed, perhaps not realize or ask a sales rep if it can be removed, and will not purchase the One for this reason alone. Two, not being able to remove it entirely from your home screens is a huge mistake by HTC.

Instead they should have made it one of your home screens by default, not the main one, and allowed the option to disable it entirely from your screens.
Whoa what? You can't disable it? That's silly.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:28 PM   #202
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HTC One vs. iPhone 5 camera shootout
http://asia.cnet.com/htc-one-vs-ipho...t-62220556.htm

Flawless victory for HTC ONE
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Yikes! Where do raving fanatics come up with these claims?

If you can't read and understand the words in the article, at least try taking a good look at the pictures.

What's the point of a post like this?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:52 PM   #203
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Whoa what? You can't disable it? That's silly.
Agreed. Very bad move by HTC, if true. I guess they partnered with all those content providers and part of the deal was probably to ensure that people will access their content.

If Samsung can knock it out of the park with the S4, many will quickly forget Blinkfeed and the HTC One. TouchWiz is adored now, don't y'all know.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:53 PM   #204
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Another site compares the One, S3 and iphone5 and claims One's superiority
http://www.01net.com/editorial/58730...-au-galaxy-s3/
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:10 PM   #205
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Looks like a Blackberry Z10 and an iPhone mashed together.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:32 AM   #206
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Just saw a video of 4.2 for the SGS3. Awesome lockscreen widgets plus even better notification panel.

No need for HTC One or SGS4 for me.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:56 AM   #207
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Agreed. Very bad move by HTC, if true. I guess they partnered with all those content providers and part of the deal was probably to ensure that people will access their content.

If Samsung can knock it out of the park with the S4, many will quickly forget Blinkfeed and the HTC One. TouchWiz is adored now, don't y'all know.
But you can just enable the normal tradional home screen as the default main screen so you will never have to use blinkfeed if you don't want to. But as Blinkfeed is its new key differentiator this year - I can understand why initially they want to funnel people to it.

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Looks like a Blackberry Z10 and an iPhone mashed together.
Which isn't a bad thing....

The silver model is also very MacBook Pro like in Apple design ethos.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 04:50 AM   #208
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But you can just enable the normal tradional home screen as the default main screen so you will never have to use blinkered if you don't want to. But as Blinkfeed is its new key differentiator this year - I can understand why initially they want to funnel people to it.

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Which isn't a bad thing....

The silver model is also very MacBook Pro like in Apple design ethos.
Yeah that curved aluminum back was what I wanted the iphone 5 to look like. HTC got it right with the build and look of the phone.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:43 AM   #209
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Another site compares the One, S3 and iphone5 and claims One's superiority
http://www.01net.com/editorial/58730...-au-galaxy-s3/
That's one impressive camera!:
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:10 PM   #210
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That's one impressive camera!:
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HTC One - ISO 1057



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Apple iPhone 5 - ISO 800



agrandir la photo

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:28 PM   #211
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indeed
Image Bruno Cormier
HTC One - ISO 1057


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Imageagrandir la photo

Image Bruno Cormier
Apple iPhone 5 - ISO 800


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Image Bruno Cormier
Samsung Galaxy SIII - ISO 1800


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Sorry but that can't be right. I couldn't even make a picture turn out that bad on the iphone 5
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 07:38 PM   #212
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indeed
Image Bruno Cormier
HTC One - ISO 1057


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Apple iPhone 5 - ISO 800


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I'm glad to see that at least it can do something well.

While it may have fallen well short of the proclaimed "Flawless Victory", at least it didn't nave to suffer a "100% Humiliating Defeat".

Seriously - I actually would have liked to see a cellphone camera come along that solidly thumps the iPhone -- I like to see things advance. This one doesn't seem to really do that.

There's only so much you can do with the tiny sensor and optic's dimensions you can fit into these devices. I hope there's still significant room to advance, but for the most part right now, gains in one aspect of capabilities come at the expense of other capabilities. It looks like the HTC One's low light capabilities come at the expense of "normal" light resolution.

Personally, I think a variety of options is a good thing. A camera that's at it's best in dimly lit rooms and dark alleyways could serve a lot of people very well -- I mean, winos. hookers and drug dealers deserve to take their snapshots too .... Right?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:32 PM   #213
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The only problem with HTCs camera strategy is that consumers will see 4MP, and pass every time. Megapixels don't matter, but to consumers they do. 13MP to the uneducated is greater than 4MP.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:49 PM   #214
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The only problem with HTCs camera strategy is that consumers will see 4MP, and pass every time. Megapixels don't matter, but to consumers they do. 13MP to the uneducated is greater than 4MP.
That's where they will need to utilize clever and informative marketing to educate the consumer.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:44 PM   #215
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The one big thing that makes this phone very interesting for me is the built in IR-transmitter.

I'll never understand why this feature disappeared from more or less all cell phones around the time the first iPhone arrived.

I used my phone a lot back in the day to control my AC, TV, DVD-player and surround system/hi-fi and more via IR. Today I have to use a handful of remotes to do the same things.

THE killer app for this phone will no doubt be a great programmable remote control app IMO. In fact I hope HTC supplies one for free pre-installed, because it is something highly useful that will set the phone apart from all others.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:08 PM   #216
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The one big thing that makes this phone very interesting for me is the built in IR-transmitter.

I'll never understand why this feature disappeared from more or less all cell phones around the time the first iPhone arrived.

I used my phone a lot back in the day to control my AC, TV, DVD-player and surround system/hi-fi and more via IR. Today I have to use a handful of remotes to do the same things.

THE killer app for this phone will no doubt be a great programmable remote control app IMO. In fact I hope HTC supplies one for free pre-installed, because it is something highly useful that will set the phone apart from all others.
Agreed. The IR remote feature was something I used often with every PDA I owned, and a couple Windows Mobile smartphones. I never understood why that feature disappeared, as it was extremely convenient.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:45 PM   #217
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Just saw a video of 4.2 for the SGS3. Awesome lockscreen widgets plus even better notification panel.

No need for HTC One or SGS4 for me.
TouchWiz or CM?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:54 AM   #218
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I read that HTC and Apple had a license agreement a few months ago. That's why HTC's sync manager will update your phone with your iphone backups. Apparently it will sync your iTunes music too? I'm now officially sold on the phone!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:53 AM   #219
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The only problem with HTCs camera strategy is that consumers will see 4MP, and pass every time. Megapixels don't matter, but to consumers they do. 13MP to the uneducated is greater than 4MP.
Actually, megapixels do matter ... just not as much as other factors such as sensor size and optics. That's why some people carry around a heavy backpack filled with DSLR gear -- it provides much better capabilities and image quality than their compact pocket camera. And their compact camera is much better than any phone camera. Plenty of people know very well how these things work.

The HTC camera looks like it works much better than other phone cameras in low light - which is a good thing, because they are very poor at this - but isn't as good as some other phone cameras (such as tie iPhone 5) in other situations. What's the point of pretending this isn't true, or isn't important?

gto"s blind fanboy hyperbole doesn't help anyone.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:23 AM   #220
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I own a MBPr, 4mp isn't even enough for a decent wallpaper. It should have been 6mp minimum.

That said, whether I get this or not depends soley on the battery, as a HTC One X user, I sorely miss having 6-8 hours of screen time on my old iPhone 4.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:39 PM   #221
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Anyone have any unsubsidized pricing information on the One? The thing looks awesome and I'm coveting it...unfortunately, I just got a Nexus 4 (which will make another phone hard to justify to the wife) and I'm not eligible for an upgrade until September.
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Anyone have any unsubsidized pricing information on the One? The thing looks awesome and I'm coveting it...unfortunately, I just got a Nexus 4 (which will make another phone hard to justify to the wife) and I'm not eligible for an upgrade until September.
It's not quite on pre order yet in the UK, my carrier O2 say it will PO in March, it is a good looking phone with lots of features isn't it, Ive not had an HTC before but will be looking at this in the shop when it arrives.
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Anyone have any unsubsidized pricing information on the One? The thing looks awesome and I'm coveting it...unfortunately, I just got a Nexus 4 (which will make another phone hard to justify to the wife) and I'm not eligible for an upgrade until September.
600 on Clove.co.uk and Expansys so (500-510)...

I have pre-ordered with expansys.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:10 PM   #224
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600 on Clove.co.uk and Expansys so (500-510)...

I have pre-ordered with expansys.
So we're talking around $700-$750 accounting for VAT in your prices?
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So we're talking around $700-$750 accounting for VAT in your prices?
Yep, i think about $785 but remember we have 20%+ vat so minus the vat that makes it around $620 US excluding sales tax. If you can buy it unlocked in US.
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