It’s been nearly a couple of months since HTC started rolling out the Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ update for HTC One X and looks like the wait is finally over for the UK SIM-free models as ours just got updated. Hope everyone else gets updated soon as there have been a few welcome features that you will probably appreciate. Check the screenshots and what’s new after the break.
Looks like Nokia isn’t the only manufacturer that will offer colourful Windows Phone 8 devices with HTC announcing two new smartphones simply called Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. The 8X packs a 4.3 inch screen (1280 x 720 px), 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with colour choices of yellow, blue, red and black. The 8S packs a slightly smaller 4 inch screen (800 x 480 px), 1 GHz dual core processor, 4 GB of internal storage + micro SD slot with blue, black, gray and red colour options. As we have come to expect from HTC phones both the 8X and 8S will also pack Beats audio technology. Check the photos and specifications after the break.
HTC One X owners in Europe can now finally get their smartphones updated to Android 4.0.4. Yes, we know it’s not as nearly an exciting update that a Jelly Bean update would be. System and performance enhancements aside the latest update also brings improved Beats audio experience which includes automatic detection of headset profiles and a EA Games app along with a full version of Dead Space. Check the screenshots and more info after the break.
If you are interested in buying a new HTC One phone but can’t just manage to shell out about £250 for the cheapest model the HTC One V SIM Free then HTC just might have an even cheaper alternative. The HTC Desire C is not a member of the One series but it does look like one. With a 3.5 inch screen, 600 MHz and somewhat low resolution of 480×320 pixels it looks to us like a hybrid of HTC One X design and HTC Wildfire S spec sheet and pricing.
We were positively surprised when a second software update within the past month popped-up on our HTC One X. It’s not that there is something horribly wrong with it but a new update can’t hurt. Being optimistic we then checked if there was an update for our HTC One S available as well and it was indeed. Read on past the break for more info and screenshots.
Just when you thought your HTC Sensation was the top dog with that 1.2 GHz dual core processor HTC released the HTC Sensation XE with a processor upgraded to 1.5 GHz. That’s not all. It comes with Beats by Dr. Dre headset and a special audio profile to boost the sound depth. This definitely makes it the best smartphone for listening to music. Also after complaints regarding the battery life of its predecessor HTC fitted the XE with a larger battery. As we have come to expect from HTC that Sensation XE comes with Android 2.3.4 and HTC Sense 3.0 on board. If you are after a great entertainment smartphone then we absolutely recommend you to check out the videos after the break. The HTC Sensation XE will be exclusive in the UK to Phones4U starting from 1 October at £36 month while you can expect the SIM-free version to be close to the £500 mark.
It seems Google wasn’t sure whether to call it a netbook or a notebook so they came up with a ChromeBook but in our terms it is a netbook as it packs a dual core Intel Atom processor but due to its 12.1 inch screen this is up for a discussion. What Samsung delivered is a first ChromeBook available for purchase as the first Google CR-48 was for developers only. All in all it looks like a fine piece of a netbook/notebook/ChromeBook with a solid and sleek chassis design.
Even though the recently announced HTC S series smartphones (Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S) are yet to become available everywhere HTC has already showed of its next-gen smartphone the HTC Sensation that will run the next version of HTC Sense 3.0 user interface on top of Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Looking at the specifications sheet headlined by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a 4.3 inch (540 x 960 px) this will be a one mean smartphone.
If you are looking for a Google Android touchscreen smartphone but don’t like the QWERTY HTC ChaCha then you are in luck as HTC also announced the HTC Salsa that is essentially an HTC Wildfire S with a dedicated Facebook button that enables you to share photos, videos and pretty much anything else your fingers desire faster then any other smartphone currently available. The specifications are pretty much the same as the HTC Wildfire S except for the Facebook button, a front facing camera and a slightly bigger 3.4 inch (320 x 480 px) touchscreen, however there is no integrated GPS with the Salsa so if you need the navigation you will be better of with a Wildfire S.
We continue our HTC coverage with a world-first Google Android smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button. As for heavy typing touchscreen-only keyboard isn’t the best option HTC opted for a full QWERTY keyboard for HTC ChaCha. But worry not it still installed a touchscreen to keep your fingers happy. The dedicated Facebook button offers a quick way to share anything with only a touch of the button including photos and videos. The screen is 2.6 inch and sports 480 x 320 resolution which is perfectly adequate for this size, while 600 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM should provide an overall smooth and fast performance. It will run Google Android 2.4 and HTC Sense UI.