Say what you will about Samsung, that they copy Apple, Touchwiz, they spend too much on marketing, but one thing is they are not afraid to take risks. No, they were not the first to create the large phone as Dell took a shot at it and failed a few years prior, but they reimagined the large phone in a way that was useful for the customer. The Note phone has quickly become one of the favorites causing even Apple to rethink their approach about large phones. After looking at the M9 I feel like the device is uninspired. It is as if HTC just mailed this device in. Yes there are some subtle changes and the M9 performs better in the gaming department, but it is hard pressed to imagine a customer feeling the need to choose the M9 over the M8. In fact there are reports that the M8 takes better pictures and capture better videos than the M9 though the M9 takes better selfies. If I was in the market for the M9 I would just buy the M8 and save money, though I would (probably) not buy either on contract. What Samsung has done with the s6 edge is awesome and inspired. This is the Samsung that we have come to love. Despite criticism about the usefulness of the edge (I must admit I unloaded on them when I first saw renders of it) they stuck to their guns of desiring to bring something different to the market. I can not stop raving about the s6 edge because it not only stands out from the pack but changes how we view phones. The edge is the only Samsung device I can see myself owning since the Note II. With HTC trying to remain relevant I feel like their research department is either lacking or out of ideas. It looks as if HTC is timid and playing it safe versus trying to win the Spring or year. And if you play not to lose most of the time you will end up losing. Am I being too harsh on HTC or does anyone else feel the same way, like HTC is not even trying anymore? You can find reviews of the edge and the M9 via Youtube, some of them I will post below.