When HTC announced its new Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the HTC Windows Phone 8S, we thought that both handset would be available in the US as well as Europe.
Now it would appear that HTC does not plan to launch the cheaper HTC Windows Phone 8S in the US, you can see an official statement from HTC below.
“The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is our signature Windows Phone available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.”
We would have thought that it would have been a good move for HTC to also launch the HTC 8S in the US as well as the HTC 8X, as it would give people who wanted a cheaper option another choice of a Windows phone 8 handset.
If HTC is unable to offer the device with the various carriers on contract, they could at least offer the HTC Windows Phone 8S as a SIM free option in the US.
We recently heard that the HTC DLX is due to launch in China next month, we have already seen some leaked photos of the device, but now we have a new photo which appears to be an official press shot of the handset.
The HTC DLX is rumored to have similar specifications to the HTC J Butterfly and the new Droid DNA, which will include a 5 inch full HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The HTC DLX will features a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, clocked at 1.5GHz. plus 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage, and the device comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+, there is also Bluetooth and NFC.
Source GSM Arena
We’ve been hearing about a certain 5-inch HTC phablet for Verizon since July, but it looks like its Japanese counterpart may actually hit the market first. Unveiled by KDDI as the HTC J Butterfly (HTL21), this Android 4.1 device is the first announced phone to feature a 5-inch, 440ppi full-HD “Super LCD 3″ panel, and it’s fittingly complemented by a 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 underneath, making this the latest member in the small family of Snapdragon S4 Pro phones. There’s an eight-megapixel camera that naturally handles 1080p video at the back, accompanied by a 2.1-megapixel front-facing imager. Other details include 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSDHC expansion, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), NFC, LTE and CDMA/GSM/UMTS/GPRS radios — that’s right, it’s a global device. Not bad for a 140g package, and it’s waterproof as well, rated at IPX5. But the question is how well will the 2,020mAh battery last under that super dense LCD and high-end processor? Only time will tell — even KDDI has yet to finalize this part of the specs. Folks on the KDDI network can grab hold of this powerful phone in early December, with a choice of red, white or black.
Il produttore taiwanese ha sollevato definitivamente il sipario sull’HTC One X+, lo smartphone che rappresenta un’evoluzione dell’attuale top di gamma dei terminali della linea One. HTC One X+ non si propone come uno smartphone che rivoluziona la piattaforma hardware di One X, quanto un modello che ottimizza il comparto hardware sotto vari punti di vista. HTC, riproponendo il “lifting” del top di gamma che lo scorso anno ha riguardato il Sensation, rinnovato con la versione XE, ha apportato dei cambiamenti degni di nota ad HTC One X che riguardano il processore, la memoria integrata e la batteria. Scopriamo tutti i dettagli sulle caratteristiche tecniche di HTC One X+ dopo l’interruzione.
Last week HTC launched its first Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the HTC 8X and the HTC 8s, The HTC 8X features 4.3 inch display whilst the HTC 8s comes with a 4 inch display.
Now HTC has revealed that they are also working on larger display HTC Windows Phone 8 devices, the news comes from HTC’s president in China Ren Weigunag, who had the following to say about the new devices.
HTC also has a larger screen size of Windows Phone 8 phones in development.
No details were revealed on what size displays these new devices will come with, although it is possible we could see HTC Windows Phone 8 devices with either 4.7 inch or 5 inch displays.
As soon as we get some more information on exactly what HTC has planned for these new larger display Windows Phone 8 devices we will let you guys know.
Consider this Microsoft’s ultimate blessing, or merely a way to guarantee household name recognition. Whatever the case, the company’s next-gen Apollo OS is not only powering HTC’s newest mobile movement, it’s also the headliner. That’s right, as clunky as it may initially seem, Windows Phone 8X is the official moniker of the OEM’s brightly hued flagship series, an alphabetical denomination that puts it on premium standing with the One X line. And thanks to the loosened spec restraints made possible by WP8, this modern-minded, unibodied beaut reps a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2 coating, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor buffered by 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC and an integrated 1,800mAh Li-ion battery. There’s also quadband radio support for GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSPA/WCDMA (850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz) and, of course, LTE for stateside carriers.
Though the 8X may share the same boldly colored, polycarbonate construction of its live-tiled Lumia frenemies, it also stands apart with the inclusion of two HTC-specific features: Beats Audio, replete with a built-in amplifier, and ImageChip for continuous shooting. And speaking of optics, this device’s dual camera setup packs the combined punch of a 2.1-megapixel front-facer with 88-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel rear module with an f/2.0 lens accompanied by a single LED flash — both capable of 1080p video capture.
While the veil of mystery surrounding this latest tech industry collaboration may have just lifted, you’ll still have to wait a bit before it heads to retail. After all, Microsoft’s planning its own WP8 coming out party for late October — a reveal that should finally give us a full look at the smartphone UI formerly known as Metro. With a ship date set for sometime this November, the 8X will be available in four distinct colors – California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow — on over 150 carriers worldwide. No word on final pricing as of yet. So, until then, sate yourself with this first taste
The Windows Phone 8 era is swinging into full effect. Nokia’s big launch event was only a few short weeks ago, now HTC is enjoying its time in the spotlight with two handsets of its own. The Windows Phone 8S makes no mystery of its platform choice and, like the One S, indicates its midrange status with a simple alphabetic suffix. This four-inch phone will be shipping with HSPA on board. Unfortunately there’s no word on an LTE edition of this rather handsome device. Spec-wise, the WVGA screen leaves us a little wanting, but we appreciate the combination of Super LCD and Gorilla Glass, which should make for a contrasty and scratch resistant panel. Under the hood is a dual-core S4 clocked at 1GHz, which is hardly a speed demon by todays standards, but should be enough to keep Microsoft’s streamlined OS humming along nicely. The CPU is augmented by 512MB of RAM, which isn’t any beefier than most Mango phones prepping for retirement.
A paltry 4GB of storage is baked in, but thankfully HTC saw fit to include a microSD slot for expansion. Those rather modest internals should help the handset make the most of the 1,700 mAh battery at least. Sadly, the Taiwanese manufacturer decided to skip a front-facing cam on its entry level device and the sensor around back is only 5MP and limited to 720p video capture. At 10.28mm thick the 8S isn’t the sleekest handset, but the tapered edges make look quite a bit thinner than that measurement would indicate. There’s no denying the appeal of the two-tone polycarbonate bodies, regardless of comparative girth, which feature soft touch finishes in veritable rainbow of options. Pricing has yet to be announced, but you can expect the 8S to hit shelves in early November on a number of carriers.
It looks like HTC flagship smartphone is one of the first device to get a port of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the video below shows Android 4.1 running on the HTC One X.
The guys from the XDA Developers managed to port Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the HTC One X, after the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM was leaked last week.
This is a port of Jellybean, based off of the roms for the two nexus devices that were released yesterday. I’m working to add in all of the key features at the moment, and it’s going pretty well, so you can probably expect to see some kind of Alpha release fairly soon.
You can find out more details about how the guys from the XDA managed to get Android 4.1 running on the HTC One X over at the XDA Developers.
The writing’s been on the wall for some time now, with this having been considered a done-deal back in March, but now the two parties involved are going public. Beats Electronics, the house that Dre built, is acquiring the MOG music streaming service, adding a little content to its brightly-colored can offerings. No word on cost, but MOG is said to have raised $33 million in funding to date, so that might give you a ballpark figure. It’s also unclear how or whether Beats-investor HTC might be involved in this new relationship, but if recent happenings are any indication, don’t go expecting too much on that front.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone which was announced recently, HTC’s flagship smartphone is the new HTC One X, and it you are wondering how the two device compare have a look at the video below.
The video comparison of the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III was out together by the guys over at Phone Arena, and the video lasts for about 15 minutes so we get a good look at both handsets.
Head on over to Phone Arena for lots more details and photos of the new Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X.
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No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you — that’s the very same EVO Design 4G we reviewed late last winter when it bowed on Sprint’s lineup. Surfing along the carrier’s increasingly antiquated 4G WiMAX network, this handset’s getting a new berth on Boost Mobile priced at an affordable $299 for pre-paid customers. Much like its girthier Android cousin the EVO V 4G, the physical construction and internal specifications of this device have remained unchanged. It’s still packing a 4-inch 960 x 540 qHD display, single-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S2, 1.3 megapixel front-facing / rear 5 megapixel cameras and 4GB of internal storage. So, for the price the prepaid carrier’s asking, it’s not a bad deal.
The phone is still just as pleasant to hold in hand, owing to a soft touch plastic back that’s broken up by a smooth piece of aluminum plating. Again, if you’ve seen its earlier incarnation, you know what you’re getting into, but there is a distinct difference here — a combo of Sense 3.6 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Luckily for prepaid consumers, the phone’s set to launch sometime this June with that software combo pre-loaded; a sweet perk given its place on the lower end of the consumer spectrum. Hit up the gallery below for a further peek at this re-badged handset.
After last year’s scattered lineup of products, HTC’s been going through a bit of a renaissance lately thanks to the One X, One S and One V — a beautifully focused trio of phones that run the company’s new, lightweight Sense 4 skin on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. Hot on the heels of T-Mobile’s One S comes AT&T’s One X, which is launching May 6 for $199 on contract. The reworked device gains LTE and drops NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip for a dual-core Snapdragon S4. So, does this brain transplant make it a better or worse proposition than the global One X? Hit the break to find out.
We have already seen some leaked photos and specifications on the new HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless, and now Verizon has leaked the details on their own Droid Does website.
Verizon have now removed the details from their website, you can see what they posted in the screenshot below, and the device will be available for $299.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier.
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE will feature a 4 inch qHD Super LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and the device also feature 1GB of RAM.
Other specifications on the handset include 8GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot for additional storage, that can accept up to 32GB microSD cards.
The Incredible 4G LTE will also feature an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash, plus a front facing VGA camera, and the device will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus the latest version of HTC’s custom UI, HTC Sense 4.0.
There are n0 details as yet on when the new HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE will be available from Verizon Wireless, but considering they posted the details on their website we suspect we will have some sort of official announcement over the next few days.
Fans of 3D phones must be feeling pretty depressed right about now, because Sprint has officially announced that they will be discontinuing the HTC EVO 3D. They didn’t even give it a 3 dimensional funeral. The handset was 3D, but our hearts are left in 2D.
If you want one of these handsets, you’ll need to see what’s left at Sprint’s retail stores, because they won’t restock after these are sold out.
On the bright side, Sprint and HTC are preparing to launch the HTC EVO 4G LTE in Q2 of 2012. The $199 phone will get you a 4.7-inch 720p HD display and 1.3MP front-facing camera. There’s also an 8MP camera in back, a spring-loaded kickstand and microSD slot for 32GB expansion. Word is that it is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset too. It might be a good way to sooth your broken heart over this handset.
What was the exciting new collaboration that HTC and Sprint’s bigwigs just couldn’t wait to tell us about? Anyone who’s been following the smartphone scene at all as of late surely won’t be surprised to find out that the one-time Nextel bedfellow is getting a member of the One family to call its own. It’s just the precise name of the device that wasn’t too predictable.
When the handset goes on sale sometime in Q2 for $199 it’ll be saddled with the decidedly unwieldy moniker HTC EVO 4G LTE — a rather clunky title for such a svelte device. What the name does offer, however, is a direct connection to the original EVO 4G. That phone, which arrived in consumer hands way back in June 2010, was branded as Sprint’s first “4G” handset, courtesy of the carrier’s WiMAX network. It’s understandable, then, that its spiritual successor would carry that redundant 4G LTE moniker. The companies also clearly wanted to retain some of those happy memories, while setting the phone apart from those other One handsets on the market. How’d they do such a thing? Meet us after the break where we lay it all out.
The HTC One X will go on sale in a couple of European countries next week, and now we have the first unboxing video of the device from the guys over at HTC Hub.
The video is in French, but we get a quick look at HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone which comes with a quad core 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 ICS.
Other specifications on the HTC One X include a 4.6 inch HD Super LCD 2 touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, plus a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera which is capable of 720p video and a rear facing 8 megapixel camera which is capable of full high definition video in 1080p.
Source Android and Me
HTC announced a new range of smartphones under the ‘One’ name at this years MWC last month, and now the three device will go on sale in Europe next week.
According to the guys over at The Unwired, HTC have confirmed that The HTC One X, HTC One S and the HTC One V will go on sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the 2nd of April.
It looks like we now have some pricing for Europe on the three devices, the HTC One X will be 599 Euros, the HTC One S 499 Euros and the HTC One V will be 299 Euros.
We don’t as yet have any other information on when the devices will launch in the UK and the US, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Looking to pick up a Windows Phone handset on Big Blue? You might want to sit tight for a few days. AT&T has just confirmed to us that the HTC Titan II will be hitting the carrier’s U.S. stores on April 8th, the same day that the Lumia 900 is set to ship. HTC’s flavor will retail for double the price of Nokia’s new flagship, priced at $199.99, and takes the award for highest megapixel count, thanks to its 16MP backside-illuminated sensor with an f/2.6 AF lens in tow. It also includes a 1730mAh removable battery and a familiar design that’s nearly identical to its predecessor. We were quite impressed with that camera during our test at CES, however, so if you’re looking to replace your first-gen Titan with a very capable cameraphone, this may be your best bet. Jump past the break for our hands-on.
AT&T’s version of the HTC One X won’t come with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor that is featured in the international version, instead the device will come with Qualcomm’s dual core Snapdragon S4 processor.
Now it looks like we have the first benchmarks on the S4 version of the HTC One X, thanks to Phonegeek from the Android central forums, which you can see below.