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HTC One X Launched In India For Rs.37,899

HTC recently launched the much-awaited HTC One X in India. This handset comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD touchscreen display as well as a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor. It is the first device in the HTC One range of smartphones. HTC One X was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Within 2 months of its official announcement, the powerful HTC One X is already available for purchase in India.

“One of the key objectives for the HTC One series, was to enable the user to remember their best moments in life easily, whether it be capturing a photo or listening to a song, so it was crucial for us to improve these emotional experiences with an amazing camera and authentic sound experience,” said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager of HTC India.

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HTC One X features a 4.7 inch Super LCD HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass, 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4, 8 megapixel camera, Full HD (1080p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI, DLNA connectivity, microUSB 2.0, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Internal GPS Antenna, HTC Watch, Beats audio and a 1800 mAh battery.

HTC One X customers will get 25 GB of free Dropbox space for two years. This handset is available in 2 different colors – Polar White and Glamour Grey. The HTC One X comes with a price-tag of Rs.42,999, but you can easily get this device at a best buy price of Rs.37,899.

HTC To Not Bundle Beats Headphones With Its Phones In The Future

Last year, HTC announced its partnership with Beats, and stated that from now on it handsets will come with Beats audio technology inbuilt. A part of this deal also included Beats branded headphones or earphones being bundled in premium HTC handsets like the Sensation XE and XL.

However, HTC has indicated to the folks over at CNET that from now on the Taiwanese handset maker will not be bundling Beats branded headphones with its handsets. This decision should not come as a surprise since Beats and Monster, the company which manufacturers the Beats branded earphones and headphones, recently parted ways.

Quality music has been playing a very important part in recent handsets from HTC, with its One series of handsets coming with an ‘authentic sound’. Sadly, the sound quality of these Beats branded handsets from HTC is not that good as the marketing will lead you to believe. Instead of using a capable music chip in their handsets, HTC uses some SQ and EQ enhancements to achieve a simple ‘Bass Boost’ effect when the user enables the Beats audio effect in his handset. Some previous gen phones like the Galaxy S, Nexus S and even the Galaxy Nexus have a better sound quality than the Beats branded handsets from HTC.

Sprint’s EVO One X Leaks In Pictures; Comes With a Kickstand!

Back at MWC, HTC re-invented itself and tried to regain its lost marketshare by announcing the HTC One series. The One series from HTC consists of three handsets, the One X, One S and the One V. All the three phones cater to the different needs, budgets and sizes of people, but have three things in common – an amazing camera, authentic sound with Beats Audio and an awesome build quality.

The One X and the One V have already hit the retail stores of quite a few major markets in various regions of the world. The early reviews of the One X also suggest that the phone is a very decent handset, with a stellar SLCD2 screen that runs circles around the HD Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Nexus, and that is saying something!

Nevertheless, like the previous two flagships from HTC, it looks like Sprint is all set to launch its EVO version of the One X. While the final name of the handset is still not known, the folks over at Droid-Life managed to spend sometime with the handset and they came impressed with it. The EVO One from Sprint will sport similar specs as the European version of the One X, except that it will come with a LTE radio to support Sprint’s upcoming LTE network. The EVO One is going to the first phone from HTC to support’s Sprint’s upcoming LTE network. Like the EVO 4G, the EVO One will also sport a kick-stand at its back, and will come with red accents to give the handset a sporty look.

For more pictures, readers can head over to an.droid-life.

HTC One X And One V Coming To India On April 2

Last month, HTC announced the new HTC One range of smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V are the first three members of the HTC One family. These devices will go on sale from next month in most of the European and American markets. However, the release date of these devices in India were not announced by the company.

The HTC One X and One S are high-end smartphones, while the HTC One V is a mid-range phone. These devices runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Recently at a press event in Singapore, HTC confirmed that the much awaited One X and One V smartphones will go on sale from early-April in India.

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HTC One X comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, HDMI, DLNA connectivity and a 1800 mAh battery.

HTC One V features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

HTC One X and HTC One V will go on sale from April 2 in India. HTC has not yet announced the price and availablity of the HTC One S smartphone. The HTC One X will come with a price tag of Rs.35,000. On the other hand, the HTC One V will be available for just Rs.17,000. Stay tuned for more updates.

HTC Sensation Gets The Android 4.0 Update At Vodafone UK

Earlier this month, HTC already announced their Android 4.0 update plans for smartphones. HTC has also rolled out the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE owners in Germany and other Nordic countries. However most of the folks living in other countries were still waiting for this update.

Vodafone was the first carrier to sell the powerful HTC Sensation in the UK. Now, Vodafone is the first carrier to roll out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Sensation in the UK. The latest update comes with some amazing features such as Beats audio, face unlock, advanced voice and text input, improved email, UI improvements and much more.

HTC Sensation

Vodafone UK sent the following message to the HTC Sensation owners.

Great news. The testing of the ICS update for HTC Sensation is complete, and we plan to start rolling out the update tomorrow.

The update will be rolled out in phases by the Over The Air service, so if yours doesn’t appear right away, you can either wait for it to appear, or go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now.

This update bumps the HTC Sense to version 3.6. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that your battery is fully charged, before updating the device. If you find something new, please let us know in the comments section below. HTC Sensation owners on Orange and Three UK might have to wait for few days for the Android 4.0 update.

HTC One X And HTC One S Up For Pre-Order At Vodafone And Three UK

Last month, HTC announced 3 new smartphone in its latest HTC One family, the HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V. All of these handsets runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The HTC One X and One S are high-end smartphones, while the HTC One V is a mid-range phone. HTC has announced that these device will be available for purchase from Q2 of 2012. Now, Vodafone and Three have already started taking pre-orders of the HTC One X and One S in the UK. If you are still unaware of the features, then check out the complete specs below.

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Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said, “The new HTC One X and HTC One S are two of the hottest smartphones for 2012. Our new worry free data plans make Three the network of choice for these innovative handsets as they give customers the freedom to explore and enjoy the mobile internet without ever having to worry about surprise data charges. Demand will be high so we’re delighted that we can offer customers the chance to be one of the first to get their hands on one.”

HTC One X comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, HDMI, DLNA connectivity and a 1800 mAh battery.

htc one s

HTC One S features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4.0, 8 megapixel camera, VGA front-facing camera, 3.5mm headset jack, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0, Play Store, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage and more.

You can get these device for free on Three UK with a 2 year service agreement and a monthly plan starting from £24. On the other hand, Vodafone is offering the HTC One X and One S for free with a 2 year service agreement and a monthly plan of £41 and £36 respectively. You will get a free pair of urBeats headphones, if you pre-order any of these devices from Vodafone. Three UK customers can pre-order these smartphones from Three stores or by calling 0800 358 4339.

HTC Wind Leaked Pics And Specs Emerge

HTC is expected to launch a mid-range Android smartphone in China. This handset will be called as the HTC Wind smartphone. Recently, the leaked pics and specs of this device was spotted at the Taiwanese forum ePrice. This handset looks quite similar to the recently launched HTC One S smartphone. It offers a mid-range hardware along with the dual-SIM support.

htc wind

The HTC Wind runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It comes with a 4 inch Super LCD WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz single-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm headset jack, Play Store, Bluetooth 3.0, Beats Audio, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1650 mAh battery.

HTC Wind will be available for just 1999 Chinese yuan (approx. $315). This handset is not expected to launch in European and American markets. The release date of this handset is still unknown. HTC might launch this device in India and other developing countries, where dual-SIM phones are quite popular. Stay tuned for more updates.

HTC Titan II Coming To AT&T On April 8 For $199.99

Earlier this year, HTC announced the powerful HTC Titan II at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Titan smartphone. It comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD display as well as a 16 megapixel pixel camera. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System.

The HTC Titan II is the company’s first 4G LTE smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US. We have good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this handset. AT&T recently announced that the HTC Titan II will be finally available for purchase from April 8. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

htc titan ii

HTC Titan II features a 4.7 inch super LCD display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, 16 megapixel rear camera with f/2.6 28mm lens, dual-LED flash, red eye reduction and image stabilization, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, 4G LTE Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Windows Marketplace, Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Outlook Mobile, A-GPS, Bing Maps, HTC Hub and a 1730mAh lithium ion battery.

The HTC Titan II offers quick access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox Live. This handset will be available for purchase from April 8 for $199.99 with a two year service agreement. Are you planning to buy this handset or you will go for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One X? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

HTC Sensation Camera Mod Improves The Imaging Potential Of The Handset Tremendously!

The HTC Sensation was the Taiwanese handset maker’s best Android handset for quite a few months in 2011. When the Sensation was announced, it had everything to be termed as high-end, including a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, an 8MP camera which was also capable of recording 1080p videos and a 4.3-inch S-LCD with qHD (650×960) resolution.

Sadly, with time the HTC Sensation has not really aged well, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S II which is still one of the best Android smartphones to buy out there. For a high-end phone, the camera on the Sensation was a pretty big disappointment. HTC solved this problem by releasing a slightly updated version of the Sensation, the Sensation XE, which comes with a slightly bigger battery, a much-improved camera and a slightly faster processor.

Anyways, thanks to a mod from a XDA member, NODO-GT, original Sensation owners can now enjoy a much improved image quality and video recording from their handset. The HQ Camera for ICS mod will do away with jpeg compression in images, thus letting Sensation owners save images with 0 compression and very less visible noise. Other than this, the mod also allows users to record 1080p videos at 20Mbps, which brings a noticeable improvement in the video recording quality. The developer is also working on adding a 40Mbps bitrate mod for the 1080p and 720p video recording modes. Sensation owners should head over to this thread for more information about the mod.

As a Galaxy Nexus owner, I really hope the developer ports the mod to the GN as well. The 5MP camera on the Nexus can take some decent pictures in daylight conditions, but is nothing short of a disaster in low-light conditions. The video recording – 1080p@24fps – for a high-end handset is nothing short of a disappointment as well. The Galaxy Nexus easily has the power to record videos with higher bitrate, so it is only a matter of time before some developer unlocks that potential.

Via – Phandroid

 

HTC Vivid On AT&T Gets The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Last year, AT&T announced the powerful HTC Vivid smartphone. This device comes with a 4.5 inch LCD qHD display as well as a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S3 processor. The HTC Vivid originally runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, last week HTC announced that HTC Vivid and 15 other smartphones will get the Android 4.0 update in the coming weeks.

We have good news for the HTC Vivid customers. AT&T has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Vivid smartphone. The latest update comes with Beats Audio, Face Unlock, advanced voice and text input, UI improvements and much more. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

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  • Beats Audio – Enhance your music and video experience with Beats Audio. Whenever a media file is played using the default media players or most third-party applications, the Beats Audio indicator will appear in the notification bar. Simply tap the notification to enable or disable Beats Audio. You can also turn Beats Audio on or off in the Settings menu. Note: Beats Audio will only work when headphones or an external speaker is connected. This is to ensure the best possible audio quality.
  • Face Unlock – Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets you unlock your device using face recognition. It takes advantage of the device’s front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup, and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your device in front of your face to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.
  • Improved email – Easier to send, read and manage through recipient auto-completion, stored text, and nested sub-folders. For enterprises, the Email app supports EAS v14. It supports EAS certificate authentication, provides ABQ strings for device type and mode, and allows automatic sync to be disabled while roaming. Administrators can also limit attachment size or disable attachments.
  • Bluetooth Mouse and keyboard – Use a Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard with your device and adjust its settings.
  • UI Improvements – Access the notification bar on the lock screen. Drag apps/shortcuts on top of one another to create folders. New fully customizable Launch Bar at the bottom of the screen. Resizable widgets.
  • Advanced Voice and Text Input – More robust and can be used to dictate an entire email. Intelligent enough to recognize pauses, breaks and punctuation. Advanced Spell Checker.

HTC Vivid owners can download and install the update directly from the phone using Wi-Fi. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge. If you find something new, please let us know in the comments section below.