The HTC One S is one of the thinnest and most stylish devices out there, and now T-Mobile has cut-down its price to $149.99 on a 2-year contract. This is a special and limited time offer, running out on August 21st, but it's interesting for more than what's on the surface.
US carriers have dropped prices on HTC's flagship models like the One X in the past couple of weeks, and now with the One S getting a price cut, we could theorize that this comes to prepare the soil for a new device by HTC.
HTC just announced a special offer for their customers in Taiwan (which is their domestic Market), by selling a Limited Deluxe Edition of the HTC One X with Beats Solo High-Definition Headphones as a bundle. Currently this offer only available for Taiwan with no word from HTC if this limited Edition will reach other countries.
The package pre-order start on 20, March and its price is 25,000 TWD or $840. This works out as a great deal considering a standard HTC One X costs around $780 and Beats sell their Solo headphones for $180.
HTC really wants consumers to know that it is putting a lot of work into its new line of devices. HTC said that it would be focusing more on the quality of its devices and not releasing so many, and this video certainly shows off some pretty cool things that HTC is doing to make the body of its upcoming HTC One S.
The process is called Micro Arc Oxidation, which is described in the video as being "almost like lightening striking the phone." Apparently, the way it works is that HTC starts with "aircraft 6000 grade aluminum" then hits it with 10,000 volts of electricity. That causes an oxidation process which forms a ceramic surface on the metal. The end result is a phone body that is 5 times stronger than aerospace aluminum and 3 times stronger than stainless steel.
Since the MWC 2012 and many HTC fans are waiting to get their Hands-on the HTC One X and One V, Well we have some Great News for UK Fans, According to both O2 and Phones4u the two devices will hit UK on 5,April. O2 took to Twitter to confirm that HTC new flagship handset, the One X, will be landing on their network on April 5th, although no tariffs have been confirmed yet.
Phones4u, meanwhile, will be stocking both handsets. They have thrown up pre-order pages for both the One X and One S. You will even be able to choose which color you want: the One X will be available in both black and white, while the One S has black and silver options. Both handsets will be available through Phones4u on O2, Vodafone, and Orange.
The HTC One X is the HTC flagship everybody was holding their breath for. The phone mark a new direction for HTC towards less quantity and more quality, and they certainly mean it. Also HTC made the 4G version with Name HTC One XL for AT&T with the same specs but with 4G (LTE) support.
The One X packs the NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC with 4-PLUS-1 processors on board and 1GB of RAM. It also running Android 4.0 ICS and the popular HTC Sense 4.0 UI on top. And it looks stunning.
Speaking of Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0, they look magnificent on the One X non-pentile Super LCD 2 display. Colors are vivid and the overall brightness is good on the massive 4.7-inch 720p HD display.
The display of the One X is covered in 3D Gorilla Glass, which is another way of saying the screen glass is tapered on the edges as on the Nokia N9 and Lumia 800. The whole body of the phone is one piece of polycarbonate plastic, just like the N9.
Undoubtedly, the 8MP camera at the back is one of the headlines. It shoots 1080p full HD video and has what HTC call the "Double Shutter", meaning the One X can snap stills while shooting videos without interrupting the video capture. The f/2.0 lens aperture and the BSI sensor should fix the problems plaguing HTC cameras of old.
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Back in the MWC 2012, When announced the ATT HTC One X, quite a few people were left wondering whether its Dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset with two CPU cores will match the performance of the quad-core Tegra 3 of the international version.
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Well, it looks like there is no need to worry over the performance of the US bound handset. A couple of leaked benchmarks from the device, leaked by an alleged AT&T device tester, point at a seriously capable piece of hardware coming our way.
In 2012, Until NOW, There is no line-up phones has been introduced that can even compare to what HTC has created. The phones are brilliant to look at, include the best cameras in the mobile world, and are apparently a product of you.
That is right, in their latest promo for the One series, HTC wants you to know that they listen and have learned from each and every one of you. Watch the Ad Below.
There is some word making the rounds that particular HTC One X and HTC One S units are having problems with Wi-Fi connectivity. Apparently, when the flawed units go idle, the Wi-Fi connection is broken and will not reconnect when the phone wakes up from its sleep. HTC does have a software fix coming as firmware version 1.28 for the HTC One X does not have the same problem with Wi-Fi.
Until the fix is disseminated, there is a way that you can work around the bug by manually assigning an IP address on your Wi-Fi network. By doing this instead of using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), you will be able to keep your Wi-Fi connection running even when the phone awakens from a beauty sleep.
How to Fix it ?
- First, go to Settings > Wifi and tell your phone to disconnect from your network if you're already connected to it.
- Select your network once again from the list, and enter your password as usual.
- Tick "Show advanced options" and some extra options will appear. Select "IP settings" and choose "Static" instead of "DHCP."
- IP Address: The IP address you want to assign to your phone. This should normally be taken from the pool of IPs available for devices to claim via DHCP (check your router's admin page if in doubt). Usually something on the same subnet as your router will do. For example, if your router is 192.168.0.1, then 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 should be good.
- Gateway: The IP address of your router, usually 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254.
- Network prefix length: This is a different way of specifying your network's subnet mask (check a conversion table here). For most, the default "24" will work just fine.
- DNS1/DNS2: Your ISP's primary and secondary DNS servers. If you're not sure, you can always use Google's public DNS service by entering 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, as we've done in our screenshots above.
- Click "Connect" and you should be good to go!
HTC has just released the source code for 6 different devices and multiple variants of each, which adds up to 18 different kernel drops.
The devices included are the Sensation, Sensation XE, Vivid, myTouch 4G Slide, Desire HD, and even the HTC One V which has not even been released in many regions yet. The source code for most of the devices has Ice Cream Sandwich kernels, but the myTouch 4G Slide and Desire HD are Gingerbread kernels.
Another addition to the HTC One family has been released... The HTC One XT is Exclusive for China Mobile. The latest Android powered handset is essentially a HTC One X that is customized for its carrier.
The HTC One XT sports the same quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor that is found inside the One X. The only real change is that the HSPA+ connectivity is dropped in favor of support for China Mobile's 3G.
Perhaps where the HTC One XT packs the hardest punch is in the wallet. This handset costs 5,688 yuan which is $899 in the U.S.
The HTC One S launched in India and demand in the region has been brisk despite a major change in the lineup. Replacing the extremely popular dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 processor is the dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor. This isn't a shock considering that HTC had already announced that selected markets would be getting the S3 flavored version of the phone instead of the S4.
The HTC One S is priced in a range of 33,000 INR to 36,000 INR which is equivalent to $600-650 USD. The price in Singapore for the S3 powered variant of the HTC One S is s948 or the equivalent of $750 USD.
After releasing the One XL with Dual-Core processor and LTE-Support, HTC decided to release a more powerful LTE smartphone called "HTC One XXL" which will be the first Android Quad-Core Smartphone with LTE-Support in the market. HTC One XXL will have a better graphics and more RAM too.
A couple of leaked screenshots show some of the specs of this purported beast a 4.7" 720p screen, 8MP main and 1.8MP secondary cameras and a codename "Closurexxl".
The chipset specs of the One XXL are more interesting though a Quad-core processor (reportedly a Snapdragon S4 with Krait cores), 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU plus the Ultra fast LTE connectivity.
A new Member will join the HTC One Series very soon, the new device codenamed "Proto". HTC Proto and its improved specs over the One V.
It's rumored to come with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8225 processor, which is clocked at a lower 1GHz speed, and a 4-inch SLCD display with the same WVGA resolution. The rest of the rumored specs include 4GB of internal storage, 512MB RAM, a 5MP rear camera, the standard Beats Audio enhancement, and HSPA+ radio.
HTC announced that the company will hold a press conference in New York City on September 19th to join the other companies and announce its Upcoming Flagship device for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS.
HTC may over a range pf Windows Phone 8 handsets low,Mid and High-range, and may be a 10" tablet for the Windows 8 Pro. We are sure that HTC will announce more than one product given how quiet HTC has been recently.
Did you ever thought about living in Mars ? Mars One is the first realistic project you will ever encountered for gradual-colonization of Mars. It has already gathered support among scientists and is searching for sponsors to get the first person to land on this red planet.
There is already an established plan for the preparation and astronaut training. The first humans to settle on Mars will arrive in 2023, with the launch scheduled for September 14, 2022. for More Info head to their official website but watch the video below first!
The roadmap of Mars One:
2013 - The astronaut selection begins. A total of 40 people will be chosen to live and train in a replica of the Martian settlement.
2014 - This is where the preparation for sending the first batch of supplies and communication satellite begins.
2016 - In January the supplies, 2500 kg of food and the satellite will be send to Mars.
2018 - A rover will land on Mars. It will choose the best location for the settlement and will stream live video to Earth available for anyone to watch.
2021 - All supplies for the settlement will have landed on Mars plus a second rover.
2022 - All the machinery needed for water, oxygen and atmosphere production will be ready. The first manned flight to Mars launches on September 14. Four people will take the one-way trip to the red planet.
2023 - The first people will land on Mars and start working on the settlement. Two years later the next colonizers will arrive, bringing new modules, rover and hardware.