Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Mar 2014 17:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

HTC has released the new HTC One, the updated version of the last year's best Android phone nobody bought. The Verge already has its review up, and its conclusion is exactly as you expect.

There are a lot of great Android phones on the market right now, but two stand out: the Nexus 5 and the new HTC One. The Nexus 5 is Google's purest vision for Android, the One the platform's most mature and developed form. I desperately wish it took better pictures, and I'm reluctant to buy or recommend it until it does, but I like absolutely everything else. It's fast, long-lasting, does everything a phone should, and does it all with totally unparalleled class and style. From motion gestures to the Dot View case, it has genuinely new, genuinely useful features.

It may not outsell Samsung and the relentless marketing sure to follow the feature-rich Galaxy S5, but HTC executives say they don't care. They say they just want to build a phone for people who like nice things.

It's really hard to argue with that quality feel that last year's One had, and which this year's model improves. I think it's pretty much the only Android phone that can measure up to the iPhone in this department - and now, it also has an SD card slot.

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search for the new line of 35th anniversary walkman products from Sony: all are pushing HD digital. it runs android, has pro-level specs, and does audio only.

if it's snake oil, it's sony walkman snake oil.

also note that the walkman is currently only announced for japan and should cost around $800 US, and will be a fixed 64gb memory.

compare to the US-designed and sold Pono, with 64gb on-board + a cardslot for limitless storage, selling for $400.

also, don't forget content -- pono store will stock the highest quality masters they can get, and have promised to give you free upgrades if better masters become available. sony is still avoiding actually selling much HD content.

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