HTC One revealed: the ultimate smartphone?

HTC’s newest flagship smartphone has finally been announced. I can safely say that this phone is a beast, and will most definitely be my next smartphone.

I’ve used HTC’s One X for quite a long time, and it has easily been my favourite smartphone I’ve used to date. And believe me, I’ve gone through a countless amount of smartphones over the years. So what does HTC do? They simply step up the game and make what I believe to be is a fusing of the most popular smartphones currently in the market while adding their own style and flair to their next flagship.

All the specs are in check. You have a gorgeous 4.7″, 1080p display that will be the best on the market when the device gets released in March. The processor utilized is a next-gen quad-core Snapdragon 600, which is no slouch. HTC is also claiming that their ‘UltraPixel’ camera will take unparalleled images, especially in low light situations (Nokia Lumia 920, anyone?). They’ve also included optical image stabilization, which promises clear images even to those with unsteady hands.

What I’m most excited about is the New Sense that HTC is shipping with the device. Alongside the Android Jelly Bean software, HTC will ‘skin’ their device with the latest version of Sense (5.0 to be exact). It’s a whole new take on the Sense skin, and I am really starting to love the clean lines and fresh interface of the GUI.

Sorry, Motorola RAZR HD LTE. It’s been a good run. HTC, release this phone already so you can take my monies. Thanks.

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Starbucks Pick of the Week: Big Deal – Chair, Bhi Bhiman – Guttersnipe

Another week, another free track provided by Starbucks and iTunes. This week comes to us from two artists, both I’ve never personally heard of. The first is Big Deal, and the track is titled Chair, while the second is Bhi Bhiman and the track is titled Guttersnipe.

Remember, you can only use each code once. So please, once you’ve redeemed one code, please comment on which one you’ve used. Enjoy them below!!

Big Deal – Chair

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Bhi Bhiman – Guttersnipe

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And the New iPhone 4S is Unveiled. Meh.

After months of speculating, rumours, and patience (and frustration!), the new iPhone has been unveiled. It’s called the iPhone 4S, and boy oh boy, is it ever underwhelming.

Think of when Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. It’s more of a refresh than a completely new phone. The specs have been improved greatly (dual core A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, Siri voice recognition software, to name some), but not enough to fully justify selling your old iPhone 4 and getting the iPhone 4S. I mean, if you’ve waited this long for them to announce the iPhone 4S, chances are, you can wait another 6 months for them to announce the iPhone 5. I’m looking at you, iSheep.

Apple, thanks for another underwhelming announcement. And Tim Cook will never be like Steve Jobs. Never!!

P.S. I still think the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone released to date, so it comes natural for the iPhone 4S to overthrow its predecessor. I don’t hate the phone itself. I just think the hype wasn’t worth it. All you iSheep, you can go back to worshiping your new messiah, Tim Cook.

Starbucks Pick of the Week: Paul Simon – The Afterlife

Another week, another free track provided to us by the musical gurus over at Starbucks and iTunes.

This week’s free track is titled The Afterlife and the artist is none other than Paul Simon.  Please comment on which code you have used, because they can only be used once!

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Starbucks Pick of the Week: Brooke Fraser – Orphans, Kingdoms

Here we go again.  Another free track titled Orphans, Kingdoms by Brooke Fraser.  Please comment on which code you redeemed, because they can only be used once.

Thank you Starbucks, for providing us loyal iTunes buyers a chance to have free songs every week.

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Starbucks Pick of the Week: Wye Oak – We Were Wealth

Another week, another free tune to download from Starbucks.  This week’s free pick comes to us from Wye Oak, and the track is titled We Were Wealth.  The codes are listed below, and please remember to comment on which code was used, because they can only be used once!  I can not stress this enough! 😀

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