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HTC hints that something big is coming with new Instagram video

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HTC hints that something big is coming with new Instagram video
A video posted on HTC's Instagram page shows a helicopter landing on a rooftop helipad while HTC put up a caption that reads "Big things ahead". That could be a reference to the unannounced HTC One Max, the phablet-sized version of the HTC One that is believed to be in the works. An image of that device leaked over the weekend along with a list of possible specs. At the end of the quick 15 second clip, the HTC logo is revealed to stand for Here's To Change and Happy Telephone Company.

There might not be that much happiness in Taiwan these days with speculation that the company is going to be sold. That rumor was shot down by HTC during the weekend. And while the video could be all about the HTC One Max, some believe that it has nothing to do with a phone at all, and that the man coming off the chopper is HTC's new pitchman, Robert Downey Jr. Although it was never confirmed by the Taiwan based manufacturer, last month there were rumors circulating that the Iron Man star would be paid $12 million over two years to promote HTC's handsets.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: HTC (1), (2)

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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:17

1. jaredhamline (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


Yep... That is definetly RDJ and Gideon from "The Crow". Hahaha

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:25 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7367; Member since: 14 May 2012)


First HTC Phablet is coming. o:

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:58

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Maybe they could do some Ironman exclusive phones.
When i realized the 'sleek' looking phones in Ironman 3 was from Alcatel, i was kind of baffled. They weren't so special...

But this one here is Maxx for sure.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 19:05

9. Dr.Phil (Posts: 864; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Yep, I'm pretty sure if you pause it at 0:04 that we are looking at the device right there. The back looks slightly different from the smaller HTC One.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:01

14. phonepro (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


ya it does look a bit different
but the max wouldn't be that small

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:09

16. phonepro (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


And is it just me or is RDJ walking like super weird

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 23:10

18. Dr.Phil (Posts: 864; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


It's not really that small, it's just as wide as you would think it would be. Given the fact that the leaks have shown a smaller bezel around the device, I would think they are able to offer the 5.9 inch screen size in a size similar to the Galaxy Note II.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:38 6

3. PK1983 (Posts: 164; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Last year compared the S3 and One X and the S3 blew away the HTC in every category.
This year went to Best Buy and looked at the S4 and HTC One. The One makes the S4 feel like a cheap phone you would get for free on contract. Was very impressed.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 19:48 5

11. Shatter (Posts: 1968; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Software wise the s4 wins, hardware wise they are about equal.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 21:51 4

13. rawbow (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


use sense 5, HTC will make you feel premium with the simplest of feature they offer....

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:05 1

19. MrKoles (Posts: 296; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


I would kill myself rather than use that horrible UI.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:07

15. scott5626 (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2009)


Equal lol

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:45

4. jove39 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


One Maxx...on its way!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 17:52 2

5. Shatter (Posts: 1968; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If the HTC One Max doesnt have an 8MP camera instead of 4mp than HTC failed.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:38 2

7. phones522 (Posts: 91; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


I hope they make a red and gold one and have it be an Ironman Edition.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 18:45 4

8. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


And they name their personal assistant app Jarvis.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:02 2

12. phones522 (Posts: 91; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


I know its probably not possible but it would be cool if they could make Google nows voice Jarvis's voice.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 11:30

21. ECPirate37 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


That is what I was thinking, and I would buy it day One. I'm planning on buying it anyway, but that edition would rock.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 19:41 1

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


That didnt hint, anything......

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:26

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 888; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


is it ironman phone? hope not..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 08:26

20. TBomb (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


off topic? maybe.... but the ending with the high five was hilarious

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