HTC One X+ coming to T-Mobile with blazing 1.7GHz quad-core processor

By on July 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM.

HTC One X+ coming to T-Mobile with blazing 1.7GHz quad-core processor

HTC One X+ Release Date

TmoNews reports that T-Mobile will soon get a souped-up version of the HTC (2498) One X dubbed the One X+. The “+,” in case you’re wondering, refers to the handset’s Tegra 3+ chipset, a quad-core processor that clocks in at a very speedy 1.7GHz. TmoNews says that this super-fast new device will be available from T-Mobile sometime this September. The original One X launched earlier this year on AT&T (T) and featured a comparatively wimpy dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with a 4.6-inch 720p HD display and an 8-megapixel camera. More →

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HTC sales slide in May, Q2 revenue guidance cut by 13%

By on June 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM.

HTC sales slide in May, Q2 revenue guidance cut by 13%

HTC One X Sales Q2

After reporting six consecutive months of record revenue in 2011, HTC has fallen on hard times. Despite the launch of it’s latest flagship smartphone, the One X, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s consolidated sales for May were down roughly $1 billion, or 26.13% from the same month a year earlier. Due to a lower than expected sales in Europe and the U.S. and a one-time write off of last year’s inventory, HTC on Wednesday cut its second quarter revenue target by 13.3% to $3.03 billion. The company originally forecast that its revenue in the second quarter would reach $3.5 billion, an increase from $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2012. More →

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HTC One X now available for pre-order from AT&T

By on April 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM.

HTC One X now available for pre-order from AT&T

HTC’s flagship One X smartphone is now available for pre-order from AT&T for $199.99 on contract. The handset finds itself at the top of HTC’s new lineup of One-series smartphones, which the Taiwan-based vendor hopes will help it turn its sliding smartphone business around. The flagship smartphone features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and Sense 4 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One X is available from AT&T in either gray or white, and it will launch on May 6th, three days after Samsung unveils its next-generation Galaxy S III smartphone. More →

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AT&T to launch HTC One X on May 6th for $199.99, pre-orders begin April 22nd [video]

By on April 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM.

AT&T to launch HTC One X on May 6th for $199.99, pre-orders begin April 22nd [video]

AT&T announced on Wednesday that the HTC One X smartphone will launch on May 6th for $199.99 on contract. Pre-orders will begin on April 22nd, in line with an earlier report from BGR. The flagship smartphone features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and Sense 4 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. AT&T’s full press release follows below along with a video. More →

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Hands on with Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE

By on April 4, 2012 at 5:41 PM.

Hands on with Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE

Sprint and HTC have been partners for years, but it wasn’t until the HTC EVO 4G launched in June 2010 that the companies realized their potential. HTC’s sleek, technology-packed flagship smartphone and Sprint’s unlimited data plans were a match made in heaven for smartphone power users, and the EVO 4G was the first handset to truly offer a complete package to Sprint subscribers. While Sprint’s EVO line of devices has remained popular for the carrier — Sprint has sold more than 7 million EVO-branded smartphones and tablets to date — the company has yet to recapture the magic introduced with the original EVO 4G. With the new HTC EVO 4G LTE that Sprint and HTC unveiled on Wednesday, however, Sprint hopes to do just that. Hit the break for our hands-on impressions of Sprint’s new flagship smartphone.

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Sprint unveils the HTC EVO 4G LTE, launching in Q2 for $199.99

By on April 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM.

Sprint unveils the HTC EVO 4G LTE, launching in Q2 for $199.99

Sprint and HTC on Wednesday unveiled the HTC EVO 4G LTE during a joint press conference in New York City. As a customized version of the HTC One X, Sprint’s new flagship smartphone features a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with 720p HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera powered by a dedicated ImageChip, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, 16GB of internal storage plus microSDHC support, 1GB of RAM, NFC, 4G LTE and a 2,000 mAh battery. The smartphone will also be Sprint’s first device to feature HD voice, an enhancement that will be enabled by Sprint’s Network Vision efforts. The service is not yet enabled, but we were told that the difference between standard voice and HD voice is akin to the difference between a standard-resolution television and an HDTV. HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-sales begin May 7th for $199.99 on contract, and the device will launch some time in the second quarter. Sprint and HTC’s joint press release follows below, and be sure to check out BGR’s hands-on preview of the HTC EVO 4G LTE. More →

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Live from Sprint and HTC’s EVO event!

By on April 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM.

Live from Sprint and HTC’s EVO event!

Summer is fast approaching and if the past two years have taught smartphone fans anything, it’s that Sprint and HTC are preparing to launch a new flagship smartphone. The EVO 4G burst onto the scene in 2010 and raised the bar for Android smartphones around the world. While the handset’s successor, the EVO 3D, was unable to recapture the magic brought about by the original model, it was still a cutting-edge smartphone worthy of the EVO brand. Now it’s 2012, and rumors suggest one of the most impressive smartphones ever to be produced is coming soon to Sprint. Based on the HTC One X, Sprint’s new flagship smartphone will seemingly be chocked full of technology including a 4.7-inch high-definition display, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, Android 4.0, Sense 4.0, 4G LTE and a gigantic battery. Will Sprint and HTC’s new EVO-branded device rock the industry like the original did two years ago? Hit the break for our live coverage of Sprint and HTC’s press conference, which is set to kick off at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT.

UPDATE: Be sure to check out our hands-on preview of the HTC EVO 4G LTE! More →

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We’ll be reporting live from Sprint and HTC’s press conference today at 5:30PM

By on April 4, 2012 at 2:55 PM.

We’ll be reporting live from Sprint and HTC’s press conference today at 5:30PM

HTC and Sprint have a big press conference scheduled to take place this evening, and all signs point to a new flagship smartphone. Persistent rumors suggest the flagship HTC One X will be the star of the show, and with specs that include a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, a remarkable 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and 4G LTE on board, there’s no question it would make a great star. A recent report suggests the One X could launch on Sprint later this year as the EVO One, but nothing is set in stone until we hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. BGR will be reporting live from the event in New York City, so be sure to check back for all the news as it breaks.

Bookmark this link, which will go live shortly before the event begins tonight, and make sure to head there for our live coverage of Sprint and HTC’s press conference! Coverage will begin just before 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT.

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Purported HTC EVO One press image leaks

By on April 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM.

Purported HTC EVO One press image leaks

A purported press image of Sprint’s upcoming HTC EVO One has leaked prior to the handset’s rumored announcement later this week. The image, which was obtained by Pocketnow, pictures the device between the HTC One X for AT&T and the T-Mobile-bound HTC One S. Sprint’s One-series smartphone is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The handset will also supposedly be equipped with a 2,650 mAh non-removable battery, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, Beats Audio and Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC and Sprint are holding a joint press event on April 4th at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, and we will be on hand to report all the news as it breaks. More →

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Sprint rumored to launch HTC One X as the EVO One

By on March 30, 2012 at 1:45 AM.

Sprint rumored to launch HTC One X as the EVO One

Reports last week indicated that Sprint would launch a smartphone code-named the HTC Jet on June 10th. The handset was a variant of HTC’s One X and would launch nearly two years after Sprint’s iconic HTC EVO 4G, the carrier’s first WiMAX-enabled smartphone. New information from AndroidCentral, however, claims that the device will be called the HTC EVO One and is slated for a June 6th release. The EVO One is equipped with a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the same CPU found in AT&T’s upcoming version of the One X. The handset will also supposedly feature a 2,650 mAh non-removable battery, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear and 2.0-megapixel front facing camera, LTE connectivity, Beats Audio and Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The EVO One is reportedly black and red, and it comes with a kickstand similar to the one found on the original EVO. HTC and Sprint are holding a joint press event on April 4th at 5:30 p.m, and we will be on hand to deliver all the news as it breaks. More →

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Now is the worst time ever to buy an Android phone

By on March 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM.

Now is the worst time ever to buy an Android phone

Android phones have never been as impressive as they are today. They have never been as responsive, as slim or as powerful. Their displays have never been more vivid or more stunning. Their data speeds have never been as fast. Competition is now hotter than ever before in the smartphone market and consumers are reaping the benefits. At its core, each and every new smartphone that launches is an engineering feat that simply could not have existed a few short years ago. And yet as amazing as the current crop of smartphones might be, there has probably never been a worse time in Android’s brief but storied history for savvy users to buy a smartphone. More →

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HTC and Sprint to hold joint event on April 4th, One X could be announced

By on March 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM.

HTC and Sprint to hold joint event on April 4th, One X could be announced

Sprint and HTC delivered invitations to the media on Tuesday evening for a joint event that will be held on April 4th in New York City. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and HTC President Jason Mackenzie will both be on hand, and while the subject of the event remains a mystery, rumors from earlier this week point to a flagship device launch. A report on Monday suggested that Sprint is planning to release the HTC One X on June 10th, and the sleek Android 4.0 phone could very well be the focus of next month’s press conference. The One X would be among Sprint’s first LTE-enabled devices, and it features a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.6-inch high-definition display and a class-leading 8-megapixel camera powered by HTC’s dedicated ImageChip. BGR will be be on hand to cover the event live on April 4th.

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