Sprint Scores a Red HTC One, Adds NextRadio App
Sprint today announced that a red version of the HTC One will be available online and in stores beginning Friday, August 16. It costs $199.99 with a new contract. Sprint is still offering the black and silver versions of the One. Sprint said that between August 16 and August 30, it is offering a buy-one, get-one free deal on the HTC One. In addition to the new shade, Sprint is offering the NextRadio interactive FM radio application to the One and EVO 4G LTE. NextRadio acts like a streamed internet radio station, but instead of pulling data over the network, uses the built-in FM radio to capture music. The radio requires the use of headphones, which serve as an antenna. The NextRadio app will be preinstalled on select devices moving forward. It is also available for download from the Google Play Store for free.
HTC One harman/kardon Edition Exclusive to Sprint
Sprint today announced an exclusive version of the HTC One (M8). The HTC One harman/kardon Edition includes two sound processing technologies to improve music quality: Clari-Fi to improve the sound, and LiveStage to improve the stereo effect.
T-Mobile Embraces FM Radio In Phones
T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced today on Twitter that the company will "push" its phone manufacturers partners to include and enable FM radio features on T-Mobile phones. The move comes two weeks after AT&T announced a similar initiative.
YouTube Music App Launches for Android and iOS
YouTube's stand-alone music app is now available for download. The app includes a home tab for recommended artists, as well as user-configurable stations based on individual tastes.
AT&T to Mandate Working FM Radios In Android Handsets
AT&T has requested that all its handset manufacturer partners include functional FM radios in their Android smartphones by 2016. Further, the company is asking its OEM partners to enable any FM radios that may be dormant inside existing handsets.
The picture is just a computer generated render.
Maroon would be cool to see, though.