More HTC One M9 images have leaked, Verizon is not interested in competing with T-Mobile and Microsoft says Windows 10 will come with two browsers.
It’s still a while before we sit at HTC’s March 1st event in Mobile World Congress, but leaks of the upcoming flagship are already filling the inter webs. Thankfully, we never really get tired of leaks here at Mobile Geeks, and today we are bringing you a new set of images of the HTC One M9.
These are about the clearest images we have seen picturing the front of the device (the clearest we have seen only shows the back). Regardless, this image does show us a bit about the device. The front-facing camera does look larger, which means the rumor of a front-facing Ultra Pixel camera may be true.
In addition, the image corroborates that the power button has been switched from the top to the side of the device, right below the volume buttons. Otherwise, the phone looks an awful lot like its predecessor, the HTC One M8.
Opinion: I certainly love the HTC One design, so I don’t mind that they are sticking with it. In addition, this phone is looking to be a great device. Rumors say it will come with a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor (let’s hope it doesn’t heat up), 3 GB of RAM and a 5-inch 1080p display. We will find out the exact details soon, though!
I have been praying for rollover data since the boom of the tiered data plans. My prayers were finally answered late last year, when T-Mobile finally announced they would let you keep the data you paid for and didn’t use in a billing month. AT&T soon followed and I was praying for my own carrier, Verizon, to compete accordingly.
If we are to believe Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, though, the day when Verizon customers see rollover data will not come, at least until further notice. Sammo states:
“We did not go to places where we did not financially want to go to save a customer. And there’s going to be certain customers who leave us for price, and we are just not going to compete with that because it doesn’t make financial sense for us to do that.” -Fran Shammo
Opinion: Verizon is what I like to call a company that has the industry by the b*lls (of course, that means bills). Verizon knows it’s way too powerful and their network is, simply put, the best. They don’t see rollover data as financially reasonable, and they just don’t care about this movement. They know their customers will stick around, for the most part.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 event was colossal, and one of the most exciting announcements was Project Spartan. This project is all about making a browser that is slimmer, lighter and gets rid of all the issues that have been haunting Internet Explorer for years. Does this mean Microsoft is getting ready to kill IE?
Not so fast, tiger! Microsoft has just announced they are not ready to let go of Internet Explorer. At least not yet. They point out a lot of websites and users still take advantage of older technologies that Internet Explorer supports, so Windows 10 will come with both Internet Explorer and Project Spartan.
Opinion: While we are all tired of Internet Explorer and really do want a change, this is really a smart move. Drastic changes can also open the doors to negative situations. Windows 10 is already an awesome upgrade. Let’s not take off our seat belts, guys.