Italian online retailer opens pre-booking of HTC One X & One S ahead of their official launch

By on February 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM.

Italian online retailer opens pre-booking of HTC One X & One S ahead of their official launch

While HTC is yet to announce the Endeavor (One X) and the Ville (One S) smartphones at the MWC but it looks like someone else has already gotten tender of this duo and has reportedly opened the pre-booking process. The eagle eyes at Phandroid have spotted Italian online retailer Marcopoloshop displaying tech specs, product images and is selling these devices at price tags of 599 Euros (around Rs 40,000) for the One S, and 699 Euros (Rs 46,000) for the One X. Though the tech specs mentioned on the retailer's website are almost similar to what we have been expecting, it is displaying them under HTC codenames of Endeavor and Ville. It is most likely to be the case of pre-empting HTC's moves than actual confirmation. More →
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HTC One S leaked 48 hours before official launch

By on February 25, 2012 at 1:32 AM.

HTC One S leaked 48 hours before official launch

Hola, HTC One S! Yup, this is indeed the second Android smartphone HTC is expected to announce on Sunday at its MWC press conference. Known earlier as Ville, this will succeed the Sensation and will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core display, 4.3-inch display, 8.0 MP camera and even a micro SIM card slot, according to the folks at ITProPortal. This will be the mid-end smartphone announcement of the evening with the One V being the budget smartphone. The One S will also feature Beats Audio tech. More →
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HTC teases something fast for MWC

By on February 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM.

HTC teases something fast for MWC

HTC is hosting a press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress (Sunday, February 26) and it has just put out a teaser on its Facebook page. The image, accompanied by a hint - "this Sunday you will discover something fast." The '5' could refer to the number of days left for the press conference or probably even the One V, which is rumored to be the next generation Rhyme but aimed at men. The top-of-the-line HTC smartphone, the One X, however, is more likely to be the "something fast" hinted here as it is expected to feature a quad-core processor, possibly NVIDIA's Tegra 3. It was earlier leaked as the Endeavor and Edge before that. The One S is expected to be the Ville, which was again leaked earlier. More →
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Rumor has it: HTC Endeavor to debut as HTC One X

By on February 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM.

Rumor has it: HTC Endeavor to debut as HTC One X

HTC is all set to debut its first quad-core smartphone - the HTC One X at the MWC in a few days, according to a report published by PocketNow. The HTC One X is nothing but the earlier leaked HTC Edge which was then renamed as the HTC Endeavor. Also the dual-core HTC Ville will be unveiled as the HTC One S. The names of these smartphones are subject to change at the time of their launch in different markets but the branding will possibly remain the same as 'One'. Just like the previous reports, the HTC One X will feature a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, an 8.0MP camera and an optically laminated 4.7-inch HD display. It will flaunt a unibody design and should hit the shelves around spring. Read
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HTC Sense 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich UI seen in a leaked ROM

By on February 13, 2012 at 6:05 PM.

HTC Sense 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich UI seen in a leaked ROM

Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich has done a fantastic job of revamping the stock Android UI. Suffice to say that it has garnered loads of critical acclaim, but that does not stop hardware OEMs from creating their own custom Android skins. HTC for long provided its Sense UI for its Android devices, and now it’s working on a new version of Sense optimized for the latest version of Android. The folks at Android Central took a closer look at the latest version of Sense and have posted a few screenshots of the UI which they received through a leaked ROM of the HTC Endeavor. Hit the break for a gallery of screenshots. More →
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HTC Ville leaks once again, specs reconfirmed

By on February 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM.

HTC Ville leaks once again, specs reconfirmed

The HTC Ville has reared its head yet again in a series of blurrycam photos from a Japanese site Ameblo. Last week, the handset was seen in a hands-on video making an unofficial debut, running Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich along with HTC's Sense UI 4.0. While it was rumored to be 8mm thick (thinner than the iPhone 4S), the current specs sheet suggest that this will definitely be HTC's thinnest smartphone but will be a bit thicker than our original expectations and should measure 8.9mm at its thinnest. The leaked specs include a dual-core 1.5Ghz Qualcomm S4 processor, a 4.3-inch AMOLED qHD display (540×960 pixels) and a 1650 mAh battery. It will house an 8.0MP shooter capable of recording 1080p HD videos, a 3.0MP front-facing camera and of course, Beats audio processing. More →
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HTC Ville leaked in hands-on video, specs confirmed

By on January 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM.

HTC Ville leaked in hands-on video, specs confirmed

Remember the HTC Ville we first exclusively told you about? Well, it has just made an unofficial cameo in a three-minute hands-on video confirming everything we knew about it. The Ville, which is expected to be announced at MWC next month, is indeed thinner than the iPhone, runs on Android 4.0 ICS with Sense 4.0 on top, has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 8.0 MP read, VGA front cameras. It sports a 4.3-inch qHD (540x960 pixel display), which is a slight let down after the HD display on the Galaxy Nexus. Nevertheless, this is only one of the many smartphones HTC is expected to announce at the show, including the 2.5GHz quad-core running Zeta. Video after the break. More →
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