MWC is here folks and the information seeping through the cracks have gone from leaks to downpours. After previously seeing some leaks, we now have (unofficial) details of HTC’s upcoming powerhouses. The One X (Endeavor) is slated to feature a quad-core processor (there are disputes as to whether it’s a 1GHz or 1.5GHz clocked speed), a beastly 4.7-inch screen, an 8MP camera and 32GB of storage. The One S (Ville) will feature a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4.7-inch display and 16GB of storage. Both devices will naturally feature Android 4.0 running the show, with perhaps the topping of the new Sense UI.
Pricing for both devices look they’ll be at a premium. The One X is listed at a price of €699.90 ($1,100 US) and the One S is at €599.90 ($944). As with any leaks and rumors, please understand that this information is by no means 100% accurate. But hey, at least we’ll find out about these two devices soon enough.
(Photo courtesy of The Verge)
source: The Verge and Android Central
In an effort to give customers a window into all that is HTC, the company has unveiled its new public blog. In a post about Mobile World Congress, HTC Director of Digital Marketing John Starkweather teases us with a picture of some bubble-wrapped devices he calls “something amazing”. What do you think? Does this look like a box full of HTC One V’s, HTC One S’s or HTC One X’s?
The photos were originally believed to be updated shots of the One X, but upon a closer look, it appears the official render of the One X sports a different look around the earpiece area, which helps us ascertain that this could in fact be photos of the One S. Both the One S and One X are expected to be officially released at the Mobile World Conference coming up in 3 days, which you can be sure TalkAndroid will be following the entire time.
Whilst the tech world is all in a frenzy over the imminent arrival of quad-core phones, Qualcomm has today sent us all a gentle reminder that there’s still plenty of life left in dual-core units.
According to a NenaMark2 benchmark report posted on the TmoNews website, the Snapdragon S4 powered HTC Ville has decided to show us what it’s got, and the results are mighty impressive. Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz chip managed a high score of 60.6 fps ranking the device as the 2nd highest device ever to go through the test.
Over and above the lightning fast S4 chip, the Ville is also rumoured to be 8mm thin Android ICS device packing a 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display, 8mp camera with 1080p recording and a 1650mAh battery. Audophiles will pleased to know that the device is also set to come with Beats Audio software and headset.
T-Mobile could well have another huge hit on it’s hands if this early report card is anything to go by. All signs point to a full unveiling at the Mobile World Congress next week so be sure to stick with TalkAndroid as we bring you the news from Barcelona.
source : TmoNews
HTC is bringing the thunder this year at Mobile World Congress and it looks like they’re enjoying a little teasing with the masses before the big event. The company’s Facebook page is touting the image above and we’re not really sure what to make of it. At first glance I thought it could possibly be their top tier device getting ready to debut with a 5-inch display however, that’s unlikely since we already know there’s at least going to be three devices. Another possibility could be that they’re actually gearing up to release five devices rather than three, but who knows? In any event, we’ll see soon enough for ourselves. In addition to the pic, they’ve supplied the following one liner:
“This Sunday you’ll discover something fast.”
What’s my guess? I’m guessing they’ll reveal their highly anticipated quad-core device and tout the fact that it actually has five cores where one will be primarily used when the others aren’t for low power consumption. But that’s just me speculating at this point, what do I know? Only time will tell as to whether or not their talking about the HTC One X (Edge) or whether it has something to do with the other devices they’ll be showing off like the One S and One V. In addition, there’s talk about the Taiwanese manufacturer dropping a tablet on us too. So, stay tuned to TA as we bring you MWC coverage around the clock. Feel free to speculate along with me in the comments below as well.
We’ve heard the rumour that the HTC Fireball is heading to North American shores, particularly carried by Verizon. Well, adding some more fuel to the fire, it seems that the model number for the HTC device has appeared on a WiFi certification document. With MWC 2012 right around the corner, this could mean that HTC might be planning to add the Fireball to their list of phones debuting at the event. Only time will tell, and with MWC kicking off in 10 days, we won’t need to wait long. There have been no concrete details of the innards and workings of the device, however rumours have suggested a 4.3″ display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, a dual-core processor running at 1.3GHz and 1GB of RAM.
Great news for you North American HTC Thunderbolt owners! According to HTC’s Facebook page they have plans to upgrade the device to ICS at some point in the future. They didn’t give an exact time frame, but at least we know it’s coming (I had my doubts). Along with the TBolt, HTC gave ICS update confirmation for the Rhyme, DROID Incredible 2, Rezound and the Raider (for you Canadian folks). Pretty cool, and good news indeed. We will let you know as soon as we can pin down some sort of time frame.
More details have surfaced about HTC’s flagship device, the Endeavor, which is expected to be announced at MWC this year. It’s already been reported that it will be running Android 4.0, adorn a 4.7″ 720p screen, an 8 MP rear facing camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and tout 1GB of RAM. A Tegra 3 based 1.5GHz quad-core processor is reported to be the brains of the device.
Now we have some more insight into what the Endeavor will bring, including some confirmations and details of the aforementioned specs. There’s been quite a few details uncovered, but here are what I believe are the most important:
- The phone will be Beats branded including software, device branding and will include Beats headphones in the box
- Like the Galaxy Nexus, the Endeavor will ship with a 5-pogo-pin connector for use with a speaker dock
- No MicroSD slot, and will be using MicroSIM technology
- The quad-core Tegra processor has been confirmed as an nVidia AP33 1.5GHz/XMM6260
- The screen will be of SuperLCD variety — no OLED
Seems to me that this phone might even make me swallow an early upgrade fee and retire my Galaxy SII
for now. We’ll have to see as more details surface. Hit the source for details in their entirety.
For those of you folks looking to buy a new yet affordable Android tablet, let me clue you in on a great deal that is going on right now. Buy.com is offering a refurbished 16GB HTC Flyer on their website for only $199.99. In case you didn’t know, the Flyer is a 7-inch tablet that currently runs Android 2.3, and of course there is HTC Sense on top of that too. One thing to keep in mind is that the tablet has been confirmed to be updated to Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but don’t plan on it ever seeing ICS. To see the full specs run-down be sure to check out our earlier post here. There you will find all the gritty details on this device to better help you make a decision.
I feel that the 7-inch platform is an excellent choice when looking for a tablet. It’s small enough to be more portable than a 10-inch and it’s big enough to have a pleasant multimedia experience. When you compare the Flyer to the likes of a kindle Fire, I would much rather have the Flyer. Especially since the price point is the same with this deal, to me it seems like a no-brainer. I should also mention that if you were hoping to get a stylus with this deal, you will need to purchase one separately. Also, even though this is a refurbished unit you still get a 90-day manufacturers warranty. A pretty smokin’ deal considering you can buy a new one for around $400 right now. Hit up the source link to place your order.
With incredible awe and wonder, we’re all still on “Edge” as to what the heck HTC has up their sleeves for MWC this year. As news continues to trickle down the pipeline, according to several other sites, some possible nomenclature has surfaced for these devices. “One X”, “One S” and “One V” look to be possible HTC names to hit some anticipated devices in Barcelona this year. Pocketnow reports that the HTC One X will be the name given to the previously mentioned “Edge” and/or “Endeavor”. And the boys over at SlashGear are claiming that the previously announced Ville will be dubbed the One S. We’re also being told that when it comes to writing the names out, HTC will add the “X” and “S” as superscript in the titles, further showing it to be HTC’s branding. And our friends over at Pocket-lint are claiming that the third handset on HTC’s roster will be called the “One V” and is reported to be a music centric device like the Rhyme. Sources state that the V will house a 3.7-inch display, Android’s ICS 4.0 and a 1 GHz CPU most likely by Qualcomm.
source: The Verge