It’s been a good few months now since the HTC One was announce and launched and the review we did should speak for itself, not to mention to amount of awards the device has won since it was released. Now another colour has been launched and just in time for the holiday season. The Vivid Blue HTC One will be available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse in both the UK and Ireland and is available to order now. Check out the press release for more info below.
INTRODUCING THE NEW HTC ONE®, NOW AVAILABLE IN VIVID BLUE
HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™ Deliver HTC One’s Unprecedented, Award Winning Smartphone Experience
Dublin, October 23, 2013 — HTC Ireland has today announced the launch of its flagship HTC One in Vivid Blue. The phone will be exclusively available in Ireland from Carphone Warehouse from today and is the latest iteration of the phone which has won numerous awards as the best Smartphone of 2013. The HTC One’s roll of honour includes:
Mobile World Congress, “Best New Mobile Device” award from the GSM Association, TechRadar‘s “Best Phone” and “Best in Show” awards.
“Editor’s Choice Gold” award from AnandTech.
“Best European Advanced Smartphone 2013-2014” by the European Imaging and Sound Association
“Gadget of the Year”, “Phone of the Year”, and the T3 Design Award, T3 Gadget Awards 2013
Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminium unibody, the new HTC One has a number of exclusive distinctive features on board including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™; key new HTC Sense® innovations that reinvent the mobile experience and set a new standard for smartphones.
The new vivid Blue colour is designed specifically for fashion conscious people who like to “stand out from the crowd” and those who may also want to express their allegiance to a sporting team who play in blue. The sports enthusiast is also particularly well catered for as the unique features on board mean that the user can also keep abreast of all the latest sports, news or lifestyle news via Blinkfeed, can capture images and video of their chosen team in action using the award winning on board camera, and can ensure they never miss their team in action on the television by using the HTC TV feature.
HTC BlinkFeed: A personal live stream right on the home screen
At the centre of the new HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeed. HTC BlinkFeed is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening. HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the freshest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to people at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and web sites.
HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe
The breakthrough HTC UltraPixel Camera redefines how people capture, relive and share their most precious moments. HTC Zoe gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets. These Zoe’s, (photos and videos) are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories. It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoe’s, (photos and videos) set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects. These highlight videos can be remixed or set to different themes, and can be easily shared on social networks, email and other services.
To enable this innovative camera experience, HTC developed a custom camera that includes a best-in-class f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors. This new approach also delivers astounding low-light performance and a variety of other improvements to photos and videos. In addition, the perfect self-portrait or video is just a tap away with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera which supports 1080p video capture. Multi-axis optical image stabilisation for the rear camera also helps ensure video footage smoother whether stationary or on the move. HTC UltraPixel camera adds many other features and effects such as enhanced 360′ panorama, time sequencing and object removal.
The new HTC One offers the best audio experience of any mobile phone available today. HTC BoomSound introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube™ clips they love. Beats Audio™ integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.
HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of high-definition video footage. Phone calls sound great on HTC One thanks to the addition of HTC Sense Voice™, which boosts the call volume and quality in noisy environments so that conversations come through loud and clear.
HTC Sense TV™
HTC Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers. Tapping the power of the cloud, Sense TV makes it simple and intuitive to see what’s on and find that favourite show or match.
Metal Unibody Design
Wrapped in a zero-gap aluminium unibody and sporting a brilliant 4.7”, Full HD (1080p) screen, the new HTC One features the Android Jelly Bean operating system and LTE network technology to offer blazingly-fast browsing in a package that combines premium design with breakthrough build quality.
As well as Vivid Blue the HTC One is available in stunning silver and beautiful black, the sleek and crafted aluminium unibody sits comfortably in the hand and showcases HTC’s unique antenna technology, which helps people achieve a crystal clear signal. The display also resists scratches and reduces glare, whilst offering incredible 468ppi resolution and rich, natural colours.