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HTC One solves the desirability dilemma

HTC One solves the desirability dilemma

HTC has been holding its collective, corporate breath, desperate for its luck to change. February's HTC One Series faced a formidable challenge: a reasonably strong start to 2011 had dwindled until, by Q4, the company was a shadow of its former, innovative self. Now, with the first One X and One S reviews proving positively glowing, it seems HTC could finally be turning a corner. Having spent time with both models, though, what really impressed me was the feel that HTC had finally banished the accountants from the drawing board.

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HTC One camera wows in real world Hands-on

HTC One camera wows in real world Hands-on

We've had a go at the HTC One X and the HTC One S, now it's time to let you in on the camera hardware and software involved in both of these marvelous machines. HTC has been adamant about how much time and effort they've put into the photo and video capturing elements of this Hero line of smartphones, and from what we've seen thus far, they've done quite an amazing job at it! Below we'll go through not only the interface in video form, but include several examples of both high definition video and photos galore.

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HTC One series starts Qualcomm / NVIDIA battery wars

HTC One series starts Qualcomm / NVIDIA battery wars

This week we're getting our first look at the smartphone-based next-generation processors of two giants (Qualcomm and NVIDIA) as they sit on the HTC One series reviewed earlier today. What we're seeing is that not only are both of these chipmakers bringing heat to the processing world, they've begun a true war on battery conservation. The HTC One X smartphone contains NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor with an extra core for low-powered tasks and sleeping, while the HTC One S contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, made also to keep itself conservative when it comes to draining your power.

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HTC One X Review

HTC One X Review

HTC needed to hit reset on its smartphone strategy. Lulled, perhaps, by several years of leading the Android device market, 2011 brought an incredibly strong push by Samsung and a growing mismatch between the agile software users desired and the bloated, over-stylized interface of HTC Sense. The HTC One X - and the One Series it leads - is the first of the company's attempt to reclaim its former position, a Tegra 3 toting powerhouse with a big screen, boastful camera and slick design. Still with the specter of the Samsung Galaxy S III on the near horizon, not to mention Apple's iPhone 5, the One X needs to do more than storm the spec sheet if it's to make the impact HTC requires. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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HTC One X caught in the wild

HTC One X caught in the wild

We're just a few days out from the debut of HTC's brand-spanking new One family, but it looks like the folks at HTCHub got a look at the leader of the line early. The HTC One X gets its full reveal courtesy of some French gentlemen, who also managed to find the smaller and sleeker HTC One S for some comparison shots. In China and parts of Europe the phone will be available for unlocked purchase on Monday, April 2nd. The HSPA+ version of the phone will cost a cool 599 Euros - about $800 US Dollars.

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AT&T HTC One X screams through benchmarks

AT&T HTC One X screams through benchmarks

Back at MWC 2012, it was revealed that only the European version of the HTC One X would be privy to NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip, while the American version destined for AT&T would instead be fitted with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. Those of you worried that a mere dual-core would be unable to compete with the might of a quad-core need not worry, as benchmarks have been performed on an AT&T HTC One X that made its way into the wild.

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HTC One X, S, and V accessories detailed for pre-order

HTC One X, S, and V accessories detailed for pre-order

In addition to accessories made specifically for the HTC One X, the One S, and the One V, Clove has listed a set of general HTC One-compatible accessories for pre-order. The online store known as Clove is known for being on-time with their smartphones and accessories galore, and this is the first we've seen the accessories on sale for pre-order anywhere on earth. The One X and One S of course have the largest variety of accessories as they are the top two of three devices in HTC new hero line of smartphones coming soon, while the One V sits with a basic set of cases and chargers.

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28nm production halt could delay Snapdragon S4 products

28nm production halt could delay Snapdragon S4 products

Qualcomm have so far avoided chasing cores, saying that Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip is “overkill”. Instead the company is hoping that the latest version of its Snapdragon chip, the S4 “Krait”, will provide enough performance with just two cores. While development platforms have gone out to various publications and developers for testing, the 28nm chip could be facing production delays, which would have a knock-on effect on phones like the HTC One X and One S.

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