HTC announced the Droid DNA International version "HTC Butterfly" just few days ago, but apparently HTC want to get this device on-stores as soon as possible before the holidays
HTC Butterfly has already appeared on Expansys.com and Expansys.it and it's now Available for pre-order. However, There is No expected shipping date, and there is No price set too. How to pre-order without knowing the price? Well if you really want it you'll pay whatever price HTC will ask you to, head to the source link to pre-order it.
They are joining the already supported One X, One S and One V bringing the number of PlayStation Mobile-certified HTC devices to six. Sony requires all HTC smartphones except the One V to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in order to enjoy the game store.
HTC users is still awaiting the Jelly Bean Update. Today, A list of the HTC Device that will get the Jelly Bean upate has been leaked, it includes several variants of the One S and One X, as well as the Droid Incredible 4G and EVO 4G.
The list was leaked on twitter by Football4PDA, a source that has proven its reliability in the past.
List of HTC Devices that will get JB Update:EvitareEvitaFireballJewelК2TotemC2Ville VilleC2Valente#WX— Football (@Football4PDA) December 8, 2012
The devices which correspond to these codenames are:
- HTC One X+ (Evitare)
- HTC One XL (Evita)
- HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Fireball)
- HTC EVO 4G LTE (Jewel)
- HTC One SV (K2)
- HTC One VX (Totem C2)
- HTC One S (Ville)
- HTC One S C2 (Ville C2)
- HTC J (Valente)
Finally, the International version of the Droid DNA is Now available, HTC has just Officially announced the HTC Butterfly (aka Delux DLX). The device will be available by early Q1,2013 and it works on all GSM networks worldwide. The specs are very promising making it the new HTC flagship.
HTC Butterfly has a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Super LCD 3 with Gorilla Glass 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 SoC with a Quad-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with a microSD card slot available up to 64GB.
As for the Camera, HTC Butterfly packs an 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, NFC with 2,020mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Rumors about HTC's Next flagship device has started spreading today, its codename is "M7". HTC will include its latest technology and hardware into this device as its trying to push it out to the markets before Samsung release the Galaxy S IV.
HTC M7 is also rumored to be the first device to pack a Quad-core Tegra 4 chip, the device will be out by Q1,2013.
According to the NVIDIA Tegra road map, the Tegra 4 CPU will be shipping by Q1, 2013 about the same time as the M7 which confirm the rumor. The Tegra 4 Wayne will be an ARM Cortex-15 based chip that NVIDIA says will be "twice as powerful" as the Tegra 3. The first Tegra 4 chips will feature the same 4+1 processor design as the Tegra 3, and it will be clocked at 1.8GHz, so we're hoping for a solid bump in the GPU with the Tegra 4.
AT&T already launched the HTC One X+ back in November, and the device made a good amount of sales so far. This month AT&T is planning to launch its middle-spec cousin, the HTC One VX.
HTC One VX will launch during this week as an AT&T spokesperson announced that all channels (stores, agents, online) will be fully stocked with the new One VX by December 7th, No info about the price yet.
HTC has released the source code of its Verizon's monstrous phone DROID DNA on its developers website.
Naturally, the source code is based on Android 4.1, and should prove to be pretty useful for custom ROM developers. The code can be downloaded from HTC's own HTCDev site, which can be found as a source link below.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
"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."
Also, Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X will be sold unlocked and it's compatible with whatever microSIM you may have from carriers around the globe.
HTC has just launched the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the One X in Asia, the update is now available for "CID_038" and "CID_044" versions of the device around the world.
HTC Jelly Bean Update is 364MB in size and requires users to download а precursory 1.6 MB file, bringing the software to version 3.14.707.24 and then the regular Android 4.1.1 update process will begin. As you can see on the screenshots above, the software bump brings HTC Sense 4+, new landing page in the gallery as well as improved battery management.
The HTC One X owners bound to a carrier contract will have to wait probably to the beginning of next year to get the 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update. HTC One S will get the same Update before the end of this year.
Still trying to find a way out of the grievous situation HTC has found itself in, the smartphone manufacturer has now decided to try to build some much-needed brand recognition by opening its own retail stores, in similar fashion to what Apple and Microsoft are doing these days.
HTC, the Taiwanese smartphones manufacturer, still struggling with their low profits this quarter. HTC decided to build some much-needed brand recognition by opening its own retail stores, in similar fashion to what Apple and Microsoft are doing these days.
To cut the expanses a little, HTC will be going with the store-in-store model (See photos above). The company has already set up the first neat HTC area inside a Saturn store in Hamburg, Germany, and plans to continue opening such "sub-stores" around the world. The staff that's going to handle all the clients there will be trained by HTC itself.