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Published on March 1st, 2015 | by Mick Brennan

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HTC Unveils the HTC Grip, The HTC One M9 and the HTC VIVE

HTC today has unveiled three new additions to the HTC family at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First up its smart fitness tracker, the GPS-enabled HTC Grip. Powered by UA Record, the new health and fitness network from Under Armour designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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Capable of tracking and recording a variety of workouts (from running and cycling to time spent at the gym), Grip is also waterproof, making it perfect for tracking every step, from the gym to the shower and beyond. Its 100mAh battery lasts up to five hours when the integrated GPS is turned on, enabling Grip to accurately capture route, distance, pace and calories burned, all of which sync with UA Record in real time. Grip also connects to an assortment of external heart rate monitors, including the Under Armour A39, making it ideal for athletes wanting to track their heart rate. For everyday usage, Grip lasts up to 2.5 days on a single charge, ideal for tracking daily activity.

 

Next up is the HTC One M9

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The HTC One M9 mixes the best of the award-winning HTC One M7 and HTC One M8 into a stunning, iconic design with distinct metal edges which combine perfectly with graceful curves for a jewellery-grade look. Small and easy to hold, the crafted, all-metal unibody design is highlighted by an exquisite dual-tone silver and rose gold¹ finish that is as distinctive, as it is durable. Mirror-polished gold sides cascade effortlessly into a hairline brushed silver back panel, encasing a bright and vivid display.

  • Size

    144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

  • CPU Speed

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810, octa core
    • 64-bit, 4 x 2.0GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz
  • Memory1

    • ROM: 32GB / RAM: 3GB
    • Extended memory: microSD™ up to 128 GB
  • Sensors

    • Ambient light sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass sensor
    • Gyro sensor
    • Magnetic sensor
    • Sensor Hub
  • Camera

    • Main camera: 20MP with sapphire cover lens, auto-focus, BSI sensor, f/2.2, 27.8mm lens, 4K video recording
    • Front camera: HTC UltraPixel™, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 26.8mm lens, 1080p video recording
    • Dual-tone metal unibody
    • Themes
    • HTC Sense™ Home
    • One Gallery
    • Photo Editor
  • Weight

    157g

  • Platform Android

    Android™ with HTC Sense™

  • Network2

    • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
    • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G UMTS:
    • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    • 4G LTE:
    • FDD: Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28
    • TDD: Bands 38, 40, 41
  • Connectivity

    • NFC
    • Bluetooth® 4.1
    • Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    • DLNA®
    • HDMI MHL 3.0
    • CIR
    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
    • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • Multimedia

    • Audio supported formats:
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
    • Recording: .aac
    • Video supported formats:
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
    • Recording: .mp4
  • Display

    5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

  • SIM Card Type

    nano SIM

  • GPS

    Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS

  • Sound enhancement

    HTC BoomSound™ with Dolby Audio™

  • Battery3

    • Capacity: 2840 mAh
    • Talk time: Up to 25.4 hours for 2G/ 21.7 hours for 3G
    • Standby time: Up to 391 hours for 2G/ 402hours for 3G

The HTC One M9 will be available in dual-tone silver and rose gold, single-tone gunmetal grey and single-tone gold in Ireland.  Handsets will be available to pre-order on select partner websites from 16th March and available to buy in-store across all listed partners from 31st March*, as well as at htc.com/ie. Unlocked and Developer Editions of the HTC One M9 will also be available from via htc.com

And Finally the HTV VIVE

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This is HTC’s first delving onto the VR world and it likes likely to be a strong competitor in the VR market. HTC Vive Developer Edition will be launched this Spring, with the consumer edition available by the end of 2015. Vive combines Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies with HTC’s world-renowned design and engineering talent, setting a new gold standard for an industry that has, until now, struggled to move beyond concept stage.Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC commented, “It’s rare that a company has an opportunity to forever transform the ways in which people interact with the world and communicate with each other but that is exactly what we plan to do with Valve.”“We achieved this once before with our development of smartphone technology” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC added, “And, through our partnership with Valve, we’ll now be doing this for a second time with VR technology of which consumers could only previously dream.”

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About the Author

Mick Brennan

Michael Produced Irelands first Computer game and technology dedicated tv show called "Game On" for Channel 6 Ireland in 2006 and is the Founder of the website Techtv101.com and also Sportsnewsireland.com. Michael has been working in the television industry for the past 16 years with the roles of Producer/ Director, Camera Operator and Editor.



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