- HTC (HTCKF.OB) unveils its first phablet smartphone, the One Max, which sports a burgeoning 5.9" display as well as a back-of-the-phone fingerprint sensor. Many of the details of the offering had leaked previously.
- "Essentially, the One Max is a very large version of the 4.7-inch HTC One released earlier this year," observes GigaOM. However, the site has gripes over the One Max's use of the Snapdragon 600 processor (while Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and LG's G2 sport the 800) and weight, a hefty 7.65 oz (versus the 5.93 oz Samsung competitor, albeit with a larger screen).
- HTC will begin rolling out the phone later this month, but has not yet provided details on pricing or availability in the U.S.