The big launch day for the HTC One X and One S is coming up fast in the UK. You can buy the phones in any brick-or-mortar store for the main UK networks starting tomorrow, April 5. If you can’t wait that long, several networks are allowing preorders today.
Here are the details of each UK network provider and their plans for the One X and One S:
- Orange: the One X and One S are coming soon.
- Three: you can order both online today for delivery tomorrow, the official launch day. With unlimited data, the One X is free on-contract from £35 per month, while the One S costs at least £32 per month. Another option is paying £99 upfront, and then paying from £27 per month for the One X, or from £24 per month for the One S. All of Three’s contracts are 24-months long.
- O2: for delivery tomorrow, O2.co.uk now lists the HTC One X (in grey) as available “online only”. There are several 18 and 24-month deals to choose from, but you’ll have to choose one of the most expensive to avoid any up-front fees. The best value are O2′s “On & On” deals. With these, you get a One X for free, unlimited calls and texts and 1GB of data for £36 per month, with the option of increasing the data allowance up to 2GB for £41 per month. Finally, O2 also offers the One X on Pay-As-You-Go for £479.99.
- Vodafone: you can pre-order the One X (white and grey) and One S (silver). The S is £36 per month, and the X is available for free on 24-month plans from £41 per month. The first 10,000 customers to order each handset will score a pair of urBeats headphones and 10 free tracks per month from Vodafone Music.
- T-Mobile: matches Vodafone’s prices of £41 per month for the One X and £36 per month for the One S. T-Mo UK, though, offers unlimited data if you choose the “full monty” plan. The phones will launch online and in stores tomorrow, according to the network.
Are you picking up either the One X or the One S in the UK? Let us know in the comments.
source: Android Central
The Samsung Galaxy Note is about to get some sexy in its life… well for the version in Canada at least. Sammy has announced it will bring the device in a ceramic white color across the major Canadian wireless carriers. That means you’ll get to view and use all the noteworthy features in white casing. Here’s Samsung Canada VP of Mobile Communications sharing his thoughts:
“GALAXY Note continues to delight customers with its incredible versatility and unique user experience and we are excited to introduce a new colour of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note to Canadians.”
Hit the break for the full press release.
According to a recent FCC filing Motorola is prepared to bring an Android phone into your home via your land line. Yes, land lines are still being used apparently as Moto plans to offer up the HS1101 and MBP2000PU to users who desire a more smartphone-esque experience with their home phone.
The two devices that Moto have created appear to be the same except in color. They could potentially run Ice Cream Sandwich on their 3.2-inch 400 x 240 LCD display. Other features include a front facing camera with video chat abilities, stereo speakers, built in answering machine, Wi-Fi, microSD storage, micro USB and access to apps through SlideMe.
I am not too sure about this one, it looks damn ugly to me. And besides, I haven’t had a land line in like 4 years now that smartphones do exactly the same thing and more. Why add another monthly bill to your responsibilities when you already have those features in your pocket? What do you guys think? Does this appeal to you at all?
Ok everyone it’s official: the future is now. I don’t mean this year— I literally mean now thanks to the Mountain View giant. We had previously heard about Google pondering development of a mysterious HUD device and eventually knew it was clearly intent on making the concept a reality for users, but like anything else with Google— has since been tight-lipped. Google has just unleashed what looks to be the most innovative product yet called “Project Glass”. This project which is developed by the Google team is aiming to make our lives’ completely hands free. The device is capable of taking photos, doing check-ins, getting directions, video chat, listening to music and getting directions?
The project is still in its infancy, so the mockup of what the glasses look like now aren’t final– only a tentative rendering. You guys impressed yet? No? Ok, check out the video below and you’ll be impressed then.
This is for the beginners, but actually a lot of you could use this because I think a lot of people forget that most of us already have built-in video chatting through the GTalk application. Google actually added this feature about a year ago in Android 2.3.4. At that time there weren’t a lot of phones on that version, let alone had a front-facing camera, so I think a lot of people just forgot about it. As of the time of this writing about 60% of Android devices have Android 2.3.4 or better, not to mention just about every new phone in the market will have video chat capabilities. There are plenty of apps that enable you to video chat, but GTalk is by far the quickest and easiest way to get started assuming you have a front facing camera and Gingerbread 2.3.4 or above. GTalk video chat works via WiFi, 3G, or 4G, but some carriers put restrictions and limit you to only WiFi. I will show you an easy workaround below. Hit the break to get started.
For a while now, Amazon Wireless has been the place to shop when looking for the lowest price on Android devices. They can easily beat your carrier by up to $100 and you can often find the hottest trends for only a penny if you are signing a new contract. Up until now, this wireless division of Amazon was in its beta stage for three whole years and just yesterday they graduated to a full fledged operation, shedding its beta status. With this change comes new features such as the best price guarantee and $20 if free apps for customers who are buying a new device.
Amazon’s new best price guarantee provides customers the option to price match with other retailers for up to 14 days after purchase. If you buy a phone and find a better deal within two weeks, Amazon will gladly refund the difference as long as the contract is the same.
The other great feature, $20 in free apps, allows customers a 20 spot worth of free premium apps from Amazon’s App Store. This applies to any app that resides on the App Store, no restrictions. Now not only do you get a new Android device at a great price, you can also fill it with great apps such as the ad free version of Angry Birds Space, Cut the Rope and Where’s My Water?. Pretty sweet, huh? So next time you are shopping around for a new phone be sure to check out Amazon Wireless before you spend more than necessary.
source: Amazon Wireless
CyanogenMod officially has a new mascot to call its own after its extensive mascot search. Developed by Caio Alves, the new mascot will be tentatively named ‘rAndy‘. It will go through a few additional and minor tweaks before the CM team officially unleashes the new image of the CM name into the wild. Ladies and gentlemen, the CM name much like Android is all set for its continued evolution.
source: CM Google+
Somewhere out there are a handful of Motorola DROID RAZR smartphones with a leaked Android 4.0 build. In addition to the standard frills of ICS, there was mention of updated WebTop software in the form of WebTop 3.0 Beta. A curious DROID RAZR owner decided to test out the new enhancements to the WebTop software and found some surprising differences between the previous and new versions of the software. You’ll find that not only has MOTO revamped the laptop UI by removing excessive items which bogged down the interface, MOTO modeled the same UI to more of a tablet UI. Because ICS was made for any screen, you’re essentially seeing a blown up screen of the DROID RAZR instead of a custom UI when in WebTop mode. Looks like MOTO has taken a cue from ASUS and it’s intriguing PadFone.
Words can’t describe how the new WebTop looks and acts until you see it live. So why not hit the break to get a better understanding of the new software?
My title was actually a little sarcastic because I’m not sure if this is really news, but AsiaE is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S III has begun testing with carriers in Korea. Everyone knows when it comes to mobile phones, they test them for many months before they’re released. We already know a Galaxy S III is coming so this is far from a shocker. According to AsiaE, they are a little impatient as they want things to go a little faster. Unfortunately, the fact that it has a quad-core processor and LTE will only slow things down.
In the other non shocker, ddaily in Korea is reporting that they expect the Galaxy S III to come with a 4.65-inch 720p display, but it will also be the first 720p display that is Super AMOLED Plus. It will also have a ppi of 316ppi which rivals the iPhone 4 and 4S. Again this is news that has already been rumored that we reported on, but I guess it’s nice to see some more confirmation. All I really want is a true picture of this beast!!!
sources: asiae and ddaily
Later today we expect HTC and Sprint to announce the EVO One. We already saw a press shot yesterday, but how about some hands on time? The folks over at Droid-Life were able to get a few minutes with it. They confirmed it has a 4.7-inch display at 720p resolution, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, a kickstand, Android 4.0.3, and Sense 4.0.
Overall they felt Sense was slimmed down, which seems to be the consensus from all media, but the biggest plus was the camera. Again we’ve heard nothing but great things about the HTC One X camera, so this is no shocker, but still good news. I will be at the event this evening so stay tuned for more news and hit the break for some more pics.