Any of you stateside folks jealous that that we don’t have the HTC One V offered through any U.S. carriers? Worry not my friends, as HTC just announced that the device will meander its way over to the states and should be available on various U.S. carriers later this summer. No word on which carriers will stock the device, but HTC plans to showcase the device at this week’s CTIA conference and our very own Robert Nazarian will be on scene to scoop up all the juicy details. Stay tuned as we will fill you in as soon as we learn more.
We kind of expected Verizon would kick off CTIA with the official announcement of the DROID Incredible 4G LTE and that’s exactly what they did. For the past month or two we’ve been getting rumors and leaks so there are no surprises here. It’s more of a variant of the One S as opposed to the One X, which is a little disappointing for DROID Incredible fans. Some of the differences are a smaller display and a micro SD slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage. Full specs include:
- 4-inch super LCD qHD (960 x 540) display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
- Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
- Mobile Hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
- 1,700 mAh lithium ion removable battery
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0
No pricing was mentioned nor a definitive date, but they did say it would become available in the “coming weeks.”
Full press release after the break:
Here’s some good news to get the morning started. Sprint has now opened up pre-orders for their highly anticipated HTC Evo 4G LTE that is rumored to be hitting shelves later this month. HTC has really knocked this one out of the park when it comes to specs and the unique design and color scheme are sure to make a statement to the rest of the world that Sprint truly has something special to offer this summer. The Evo 4G LTE can be had for the standard $200 on contract or $550 full retail price for those of you who are current Sprint customers that are lacking an upgrade. So jump on the source link below to pre-order HTC’s latest and greatest Evo!
AT&T’s decision to lock the bootloader of its HTC One X smartphone has definitely upset more than a few individuals. Because people are outraged over this restriction and have been offered no explanation from AT&T directly, they have taken to the chatrooms and forums to voice their anger. HTC has taken immediate notice of this terrible situation and has offered an official statement regarding this matter:
“HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we’ll continue to unlock additional devices in the future”.
In other words: HTC is ok with unlocked bootloaders on its devices, but AT&T isn’t ok with this on its new flagship phone. HTC hasn’t changed its stance on working with the developer community, but for now– it’s working on unlocking other devices instead of the One X on AT&T’s network. Looks like AT&T customers would best splurge on the unlocked Tegra 3 version if they want to enjoy the full experience of the device because it doesn’t look like AT&T will be allowing any tinkering on its version anytime soon.
In an interview with Laptop, HTC’s AVP of User Experience Drew Bamford talked about Sense 4.0, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the HTC One series of phones, and usability. He said during the interview that he believes Sense 4.0 beats stock Android 4.0 in a number of areas.
” I think one of them that I already mentioned is in the area of personalization. I think between our widget sets, our customizable lock screen and our skins, we offer a much more personal experience overall.
A couple that you’ve probably heard a lot about because they’re our kind of key feature on the HTC One are the camera and authentic sound. I think in both of those areas we use design and technology to really offer a vastly improved experience over not just Ice Cream Sandwich but over any mobile phone.”
Bamford also mentions that HTC didn’t have a lot of time with ICS before they released Sense 4.0, working on elements of Sense before ICS was available to them.
Still lamenting the lack of kickstand on your shiny new HTC One S? It looks like HTC might have a solution to remedy the problem. The lucky guys over at Engadget received a batch of official cases for review and promptly posted them online for the rest of us to enjoy.
The precision-molded flexible plastic shell is soft to the touch with grade A build quality, the case only encloses the back of the phone leaving the screen exposed. There are four colours available: grey, granita, navy blue and black. The kickstand is spring loaded and made from metal alloy, unfortunately it blocks access to the micro USB port whilst it’s in use. Not much use for a movie maraton!
Bell customers who want to get their hands on the HTC One S won’t have to wait much longer. The internal doc above shows us that it will be available on May 17 for $599.95. Of course that’s the off contract price. As for contract pricing, we don’t have any of them yet. We also expect to see the One S on SaskTel, Telus, and Virgin. In fact Virgin already has a registration page up. Be sure to check out our hands on and full review.
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HTC admittedly had a tough 2011 so they promised that 2012 would be better with fewer models and more focus. In late February they unveiled the One series, which consisted of the One X, One S, and One V. If HTC had it their way, that would be it, but unfortunately it’s impossible to make one device compatible with all carriers, and I’m not just talking about the radio. They had to offer a One X XL to satisfy other markets with a different processor.
While many people overseas have been enjoying the One series for a little over a month, these models finally made there way to the U.S. T-Mobile just launched the One S and AT&T will launch the One X (really the XL) in a few days. To further complicate things, the EVO 4G LTE, another One X variant will land on Sprint in the coming weeks.
This review is on the AT&T One X, which will be released on May 6 for a very competitive price of $199 with no rebates. When you consider the One S is on T-Mobile for the same price after a $50 mail-in-rebate, this is an amazing price. This is my full review, but you can also check out my quick hands on as well.
The phone to buy is going to hit AT&T on May 6 for an incredible price of $199. The HTC One X has been impressing the media ever since it was launched. Will it be the phone of the year? Or will it be the soon to be announced Samsung Galaxy S III? If you’re in the U.S. and in the market for a phone now, I would have to recommend the One X because no matter what Samsung shows us, it’s unlikely to land in the U.S. for several months.
The One X is absolutely hands down the best phone on the market as far as performance and looks. This is the best phone I’ve put my hands on. It’s impressive across the board, but nothing is perfect. If there’s anything that I would say is a negative is HTC’s UI skin, Sense. Now don’t get me wrong, Sense has improved with 4.0, but I’m more of a stock guy. I think Sense is perfect for the average consumer and it adds more than it takes away.
HTC is hard at work with updates to address certain bugs like intermittent WiFi disconnects for the HTC One X. They are pushing out update 1.29.401.7 to unbranded European One X’s right now. This is the second update since the release of the One X, so good job HTC. We are hearing this addresses the WiFI issue, but not sure what else. If your One X is unbranded, you can grab it now by hitting Settings/About/Software Updates. Let us know if you notice anything else.
For those of you with a Three branded One X, you are receiving version 1.28.771.9, which is based on the previous update that got pushed a couple of weeks ago. This may not sound right to you, but as you know it takes longer for carriers to release updates once released to unbranded units. A couple of weeks is actually pretty good. They’re promising better battery life with this update. Hopefully Three will have the latest update (from above) out in a couple of weeks as well.
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