After a lot of rumours; HTC has finally made the Butterfly S official. It seems to be a great improvement over the original Butterfly which was already an amazing device, the new HTC Butterfly S will be powered by a 1.9Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU , which is the same as the one Samsung Galaxy S4 is using. It also sounds like a great option for people who like multitasking as it sports an impressive 2 gigabytes of RAM. The HTC Butterfly S will be sporting a 5 inch full HD display with a pixel density of 440ppi, along with 16 gigabytes of storage, 25 gigabytes of free cloud storage and microSD car support. For you imaging needs you will get the same Ultra pixel camera as the HTC One, which packs a 1/3″ BSI sensor size with a 2.0 micron pixel size and wide F/2.0 aperture. Finally the operating system will be the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which will naturally be merged with the latest Sense UI Skin. Details about its dimension has also been confirmed, the HTC Butterfly S will measure 144.5 x 70.5 x 10.6mm and will weigh 160 grams, sounds thicker right? Well luckily for us there is a reason to that, as it packs a 3200mAh batter which is a pretty good improvement over its predecessor. For now the Butterfly S only has vague details about its release date and pricing, but we expect it to cost around the same as the HTC One did during its launch.
HTC One has been one of the most talked about smartphone in 2013 and is possibly HTC’s best bet to get back on the proper track, naturally every carrier our there is trying to get their hands on this device but AT & T seems to be the one in the lead. Today AT & T announced some new details about the HTC One that included the price and availability of the upcoming device. According to the official report they will be offering the standard 32 gigabyte version as well as a 64 Gigabyte version that will be exclusive to AT & T. The pre-order will be starting on the 4th of April and the device itself will be available on April 19. The Standard 32 gigabyte version will cost approximately $200 while the AT & T exclusive 64 gigabyte version will cost $300 and of course both versions will come with a standard 2 year contract from AT & T, additionally AT & T users will receive HTC’s Media Link HD wireless HDMI adapter, which can be used to share media contents via HDTV. As for the pre-order campaign it will launch on April 4TH. So if you wish to pre-order one for yourself then be sure to keep an eye on AT & T’s official pre-order link.
Recently In an official report HTC confirmed the rumours about the HTC ONE’s delay and also revealed some additional details. For starters it was revealed that some regions will still be getting the HTC ONE on the earlier release date, these regions include United Kingdom, Germany and Taiwan. So naturally apart from these three lucky countries the rest of the world will have to wait in order to get their hands on HTC’s upcoming device. However HTC assured that they are doing everything that they can in order to supply their new device all over the world and will bring the HTC One to Europe, North America and Majority of the Asia Pacific countries before the end of April.
Check below for HTC’s official statement
“HTC has seen unprecedented demand and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait’
Though we are sure that people won’t mind waiting a few days in order receive a good smartphone this delay may turn out to be huge problem for HTC as they will be losing their head start against Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
Another HTC smartphone gets official update to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich , whose OTA file was captured from China where it was currently released. We are talking about the HTC Desire S, a mid-range smartphone which now will run the Android 4.0.4 with HTC Sense version 3.6.
The update can be install on those devices if root permissions had been obtained, and had followed the procedure for the S-OFF. In some cases, however, the HTC Desire with S-OFF are not able to perform this upgrade, so as always we advise you to do it very cautiously.
Despite the legal battle between Apple and HTC due to patent issues, Amazon, the online retail giant offers the HTC One X at an unbelievable price!
Amazon has long been the savior of those who crave smartphones at cheaper prices. When the HTC One X first came out, Amazon had it for $179.99. Now, the online retailer has the HTC One X priced at a convenient $129.99.
So, what are you waiting for? Get it while you can!
A related patent battle has resulted in serious delays in deliveries from the HTC smartphones in the U.S.. Customs cargo hold the models HTC One X and HTC Evo 4G LTE indefinitely, following a lawsuit from Apple.
As reported by the specialized site, The Verge, they have confirmed that indeed, several shipments of such phones models had been held before entering the country. The HTC One X, in particular, is sold in the AT & T online shop, as well as many physical stores.
Apple had already succeeded in December a resolution of the International Trade Commission U.S. against the import of HTC devices with Android operating system, due to a lawsuit regarding patent # 5,946,647 of the company on the block, which covers the automatic conversion of phone numbers and e-mail links that open menus of options.
The decision meant that HTC, which had tried unsuccessfully to strike back at Apple with a lawsuit based on Android patents, could not continue selling phones in the U.S. that violated the patent as of April 19, 2012. The Taiwanese company now faces an investigation by the U.S. Customs Service, which is determining whether those features have been removed from these devices.
During the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HTC showed us only two new high-end devices and a mid-range model, all three belonging to the new line of smartphones dubbed One. The company, however, did not present anything new to meet the lower end of the market, but that does not mean that HTC is not interested in proposing its own entry level.
If you want to enjoy your streaming video in HD quality and access it directly from your HTC smartphone, now there is a way, thanks to features from the HTC HD Media Link that attaches to an HDTV via HDMI while connecting at the same time, to a Wi-Fi network.
Once connected to the same Wi-Fi network, one can easily to stream HD content to the TV — or if preferred, can operate in a mirror, because everything you see on the screen of the smartphone is also displayed on the TV. To demonstrate the operation of which found a video at the beginning, we used a HTC phone with One X Mobile World Congress 2012 , but will certainly be other compatible models.
For further confirmations, however, we’re expecting HTC to put more on the table.