HTC BoomBass: Nice Cube

The HTC BoomBass is a Bluetooth speaker that really wants to make out with your smartphone. This mighty mite fits in your hand and doubles as a reclining smartphone stand, so your precious phone won’t get lonely when your need to hold a beer or a babe or a… um… bratwurst? I dunno. It’s got that hip new NFC action, so you can tap it with your HTC phone and get the party started faster than Amanda Johnson in the 10th grade.

HTC One Max: Bigger Screen, Bigger Speakers, More Fingerprinty

Take the HTC One, juice it up to a big 5.9-inch screen, and add fingerprint scanning security technology and you have the HTC One Max. The device itself is 6.5 inches tall and 3.3 inches wide, so put down that issue of Cat Fancy because you’re certainly gonna need both hands to swipe quickly and accurately through the menus. Of course one perk with a phone this size is the ability for bigger and better speakers, and the One Max delivers there with BoomSound audio delivering loud audio through the front grille.

HTC One Mini: Honey I Shrunk The HTC One

HTC’s flagship phone, the HTC One, just went all Verne Troyer on us. Launching next month, the HTC One Mini shares a lot of the traits and features of its big brother, but a few key items are missing in a tradeoff for the compact size (and lower price). The 4.3-inch display gets a lower 1280 x 720 resolution, slower processor, and the RAM goes from 2GB to 1GB. But you’re still getting Beats Audio support and HTC’s Ultrapixel technology for some really sharp photos. If you’re looking for a nice little one-hander, the Mini may be made for you (and Verne).

HTC One: Boom Goes The Sound

Forget the dynamite, boom goes the sound with the new HTC One. Featuring dual speakers in the front, HTC is dubbing the new tech BoomSound (make explosion noise with your mouth now) (no, louder) (OK, that was good). The One features a so-called zero-gap aluminum design which certainly looks very classy in this picture and it will probably still look classy with A1 stains on it at your side at Longhorn Steakhouse. The phone will also feature a camera that kicks buttocks in low light; HTC says it’ll capture 300 percent more light than competing camera phones. The 4.7-inch (1080p) LCD display generates 468 pixels per inch and it all runs on a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. Boom goes everything, apparently.


In some circles, like say, at the Vivid production offices, five inches isn’t considered a lot. But in the world of smartphones, it’s a monstrosity. The HTC Droid DNA ($200, Verizon) is packing a five-inch screen, meaning there’s a ton of room for videos and pictures to shine on the 1080p Super LCD3 display. Despite the very reasonable two-bills price tag, the guts of the DNA are most impressive: 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and what appears to be some great tools for picture takers, with a 2.1MP front-facing camera that takes 1080p video and an 8MP camera around back.

HTC One X+

The One X was already a well-regarded phone – yes, even more respected than the late Sherman Hemsley’s dancing prowess – but HTC is refusing to sit idle on this model. The One X+  is a refreshed version of the One X, now featuring Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and an upgraded 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. Storage capacity has been doubled to 64GB, and HTC promises its LTE version is faster than George Jefferson’s feet.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC

Even with the overwhelming reaction to the Apple iPhone 5, there’s still a great opportunity for Microsoft to pounce on the competition like a rabid raccoon on a half-eaten chimichanga. They’re turning to HTC to play the role of the rascally rodent with the Windows Phone 8X. With its tight corners, unique colors, and trademark tiles, it will certainly stand apart from the crowd. Beats Audio branding means an extra amplifier inside, which is expected to produce big clean sound to bigger headphones. The front facing 2.1-megapixel camera has an f/2.0 lens and BSI sensor to boost your low-light shots chats.


Looking to spiffy things up (our phrase, not theirs), HTC is readying the new flagship One X for AT&T customers. The 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 are certainly appreciated, but it’s the phone’s sexy 4.7-inch 720p, “Super LCD 2” panel that has people like us taking notice. The One X won’t be HTC’s thinnest phone (that award goes to the One S at just 7.6-millimeters thick), but at just 9.7-millimeters, the super-sharp panel is more than an even trade-off. Unibody polycarbonate makes up the backing, broken up only by the 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture. Plus, it also comes in a crisp white color that rivals any suit at a P. Diddy White Party.