HTC shows off new phone for 'One' line

HTC shows off new phone for 'One' line

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Models display the "One" series new models of Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC during a press conference in Taipei on March 26, 2012. The new series, featuring rapid camera and music performances, are expected to hit the Asian markets on April 2, carrying price tags up of 706 USD. AFP PHOTO / Mandy CHENG (Photo credit should read Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

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KMOV.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 3:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- HTC, the struggling Taiwanese maker of smartphones, is taking a page from longtime partner Microsoft as it launches a new phone under the One brand.

   The phone runs Google's Android system, but HTC is grafting its own home screen on the phone, one that's similar to that of Microsoft's Windows Phone software.

   HTC Corp.'s BlinkFeed interface consists of large tiles that update automatically with information and photos from news sites and social networks.

   The phone will go on sale in late March. HTC says U.S. partners will include AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile, but specific availability dates and prices weren't available.

   The new phone features two speakers, at the top and bottom of the screen, producing a stereo effect when the phone is turned on the side for movie viewing.
 

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