NEW YORK CITY—It may only be July, but don't tell that to AT&T, which just hosted its "AT&T Holiday Showcase" in New York City. Judging by this event, the Wireless provider's holiday lineup consists of the Amazon Kindle Fire, the new HTC Desire 610, HTC One M8, Samsung Tab 8, the Asus PadFone X, and, apparently, a Buick.
While it will increase your cell phone bill, a car can be equipped with a much larger antenna than your smartphone, resulting in better reception and faster downloads. The "shark fin" antenna also benefits reception by being on the roof of the vehicle—saving the signal from having to penetrate a metal box should greatly increase reception.
The new device at the AT&T event was the HTC Desire 610, which is basically a low-end version of the HTC One M8. While the Desire does its best to imitate the One M8, thanks to the plastic body, it feels like a toy version of HTC's flagship