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Old 05-04-2012, 10:31 PM
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Android 4 ICS + HTC Sense

HTC toned down the glossy graphics in favor of matte visuals, taking cues from the latest BMWs and Mercedes. All the controls are labeled.

HTC has things like customizable lock screen that allow you to reach for the content you want immediately on the lock screen and get instant access to your favorite applications. And even further you can choose different scenes for the whole HTC Sense experience to get a completely different visual look. HTC offers the most customizable and personal experience on a mobile phone.

The quick startup on our camera, the 4 frames-per-second continuous shooting, the ability to catch your photos during video capture.

In Sense 4, you can create a folder by dragging and dropping icons on top of each other, but also you can quickly add a whole bunch of items by pressing that plus button in the upper right corner of the folder window.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:20 AM
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The Verge, not liking the Galaxy SIII

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/4/299...broke-my-heart

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So what did we get? The Siri-imitating S Voice, a quad-core SoC that's already been announced for the Meizu MX, a suite of camera enhancements that rips off HTC's ImageSense wholesale, and a signature animated lock screen that emulates interaction with water, something that's been a live wallpaper option on Android phones since 2010. Oh, and industrial design and build quality that you'll find on any anonymous South Korean MP3 player — Samsung seems to have tried trickling its design language up, never a good idea.

We're told not to be sheep, yet Samsung itself is just falling in line with the herd. The company seems oblivious to the sense of betrayal this has engendered in the informed consumer. For the first time in its history, Samsung had enough sway with phone buyers to convince them to hold off on the premier option on the market, HTC's One series, in wait for Samsung's riposte. The Galaxy S pedigree was on the line, and if Samsung could live up to it, a bond of trust was going to be its reward. People were ready to start treating Samsung like Apple, giving it the benefit of the doubt both in terms of product timing and the adoption of unfamiliar new features.
Personally, I kind of like the SIII, lets see what the carriers do when it arrives.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:14 PM
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The Verge, not liking the Galaxy SIII

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/4/299...broke-my-heart



Personally, I kind of like the SIII, lets see what the carriers do when it arrives.
The good thing about the SIII is that while the HTC comes with a built in 1800 battery (Apple iPhone 4S style) the SIII comes with a removable and replaceable 2100 sized battery. The other advantage the SIII has in the US market is that while HTC only comes with a built in 16GB of storage the SIII comes with the option to not only pick between the 16GB,32GB, & 64GB (Apple style) but also allows you to add up to another additional 64GB of storage via removable memory card for an option of having up to 128GB of storage available. These 2 things give the SIII the edge over the HTC One X in the US along with Canadian market. Dude responsible for designing over at HTC should be fired for his stupidity! Those that buy Apple products don't have a choice but those buying Google smartphones have plenty of smartphones to choose from and these days people shop around and compare before buying smartphones.
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the good thing about the siii is that while the htc comes with a built in 1800 battery (apple iphone 4s style) the siii comes with a removable and replaceable 2100 sized battery. The other advantage the siii has in the us market is that while htc only comes with a built in 16gb of storage the siii comes with the option to not only pick between the 16gb,32gb, & 64gb (apple style) but also allows you to add up to another additional 64gb of storage via removable memory card for an option of having up to 128gb of storage available. These 2 things give the siii the edge over the htc one x in the us along with canadian market. Dude responsible for designing over at htc should be fired for his stupidity! Those that buy apple products don't have a choice but those buying google smartphones have plenty of smartphones to choose from and these days people shop around and compare before buying smartphones.
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It would be nice if someone stepped up and came up with a standard

If you notice you will see that the ones made by the same developer have the same icons on the bottom but the icons from other developers will vary slightly because too many lawyers in the US have too much spare time on hand these days lol..
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HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S III (Euro spec) vs. Apple iPhone 4S vs. Nokia Lumia 900

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/s...e-x-lumia-900/




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Old 05-06-2012, 09:20 PM
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HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S III (Euro spec) vs. Apple iPhone 4S vs. Nokia Lumia 900

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:37 PM
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When you go to a car dealer and see the different types of the same car, you will notice at least a $3,000 difference between the navigation version and non-navigation version of your next new car. Why is that? Does it really cost that much for a service that comes with your HTC Android smartphone for free?

Google navigation that you find in Android smartphones destroys the navigation that you will find in current new model vehicles, plus it does so much more. Voice activation is one of the key features new car buyers look for because of the fact that it is illegal to operate your smartphone while operating a vehicle. That is one of the features that you will find in your HTC One X and HTC One S (or any Android smartphone).

Now, what Google navigation does that your car will not do is actually show you a photo of your destination and the ability to pan the picture a full 360 degrees to make sure you have reached your correct destination. Since your HTC Android smartphone is always connected to the internet you have access to a lot of things that your car navigation does not have access to.

Some of you will say that they cannot live without the ability to connect your HTC smartphone to their car via Bluetooth. Not to worry, because most new vehicles already have that ability without the need of a $3,000 navigation system. If your new car happens to be one of the vehicles that does not offer it then you can always purchase a Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth Car Speakerphone for under $75.

Now a lot of you are saying that the car navigation is properly mounted in the dash. You can mount your HTC One X easily with the official HTC One X car dock and with car dock mode your HTC One X even gets rid of the need for you to use the radio that came with your new car.

Besides the fact that your car will not update with new street regularly the way Google Maps navigation does and who wants to have to replace an entire navigation system if it dies in your car.

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and I much prefer the size to the phablet 4.8" Samsung - I want a phone as a phone and a tablet as a tablet - the phone must fit in my pocket and hand with ease... I like this one... the Samsung... not so much.
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^^^ this!!!
Did someone say "gesture"?

HTC already has "Car Panel" app in the WiMax EVOs, but the version in the video is much better improvement that it provides the time, weather and music apps on the home screen. The major disappointment with the current version is unable to customize the buttons, because it has "Footprints" (similar to foursquare except it's for HTC only), Voice search and Search which I never use when driving. I would replace them with Pandora, Trapster and or Gasbuddy.

It would be nice if you bought the car-dock with the phone because it's going to drain your battery quickly.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:56 PM
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HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S III (Euro spec)

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403977,00.asp

http://htcpedia.com/news/SmartphoneP...episode-5.html




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Old 05-09-2012, 08:53 AM
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Haha. I just watched that entire video (@30min) good stuff! I like hire they called out engadget on their recent biased review.... :what:


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Old 05-09-2012, 09:35 PM
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and I much prefer the size to the phablet 4.8" Samsung - I want a phone as a phone and a tablet as a tablet - the phone must fit in my pocket and hand with ease... I like this one...
That's the HTC One S.

HTC One S

This little brother to the HTC One X boasts the same superfast camera - thanks to a dedicated imaging chip. The beauty of this $199 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device also extends to the Sense 4.0 interface, making the One S one of the most powerful Android phones on the market today.

At only 119.5 grams it feels like nothing in your hand then to top it off it is only 7.8 mm thick. To finish the outside of the HTC One S, HTC gave it a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touch screen made from Gorilla Glass.

Another thing I would like to mention is the location of the micro USB charging port. Having it toward the top of the HTC One S located on the left side of the screen has made my life easier when charging it in the car. The location allows me to charge my HTC One S and leave it in my cup holder.

http://htcpedia.com/HTC-One-S-Full-R...martphone.html

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/cell...htc-one-s.aspx

http://htc.t-mobile.com/one/s-4g-phone






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Old 05-12-2012, 10:48 PM
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HTC One S Specs

• 5.15 x 2.56 x 0.31 inch
• ultra-thin industrial design
• Aluminum unibody construction
• 119.5 grams with battery

• 1 GB DDR2 RAM
• 16 GB storage

• 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen

• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich + HTC Sense 4.0
• Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A with 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPUs
• Built-in Beats Audio technology

• Battery: 1650 mAh Li-ion
• Talk time: 10.5 hours
• Standby time: 13.2 days (317 hours)

• Microsoft Exchange Support, Wi-Fi calling, Mobile HotSpot
• Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
• Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR + A2DP stereo
• Quad-band UMTS (I, II, IV, V)
• 42-Mbps HSPA modem

• Amazing photo quality and enhanced low-light performance
• Main camera: f/2.0 8-megapixel Back Side Illuminated camera with ImageSense technology and 1080p and 60fps HD video recording

• DLNA certified
• HDMI (MHL) video out

http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-one-s-tmobile/

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/HT...-Review_id3012

http://shop.htcpedia.com/htc-one-s-accessories.html

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/...-Gradient-Blue

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:18 PM
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The HTC Evo 4G LTE is our new favorite Android phone on Sprint. It has a beautiful screen, a sharp and fast camera and longer battery life than the Galaxy Nexus, all wrapped in a head-turning design. HTC's Sense 4.0 software also adds appeal to the stock Android experience, making it more user-friendly.

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/smar...te_sprint.aspx

http://www.smartkeitai.com/sprint-ht...nual-download/



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The HTC Evo 4G LTE is our new favorite Android phone on Sprint. It has a beautiful screen, a sharp and fast camera and longer battery life than the Galaxy Nexus, all wrapped in a head-turning design. HTC's Sense 4.0 software also adds appeal to the stock Android experience, making it more user-friendly.

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/smar...te_sprint.aspx

http://www.smartkeitai.com/sprint-ht...nual-download/



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Old 05-15-2012, 10:40 PM
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The HTC Car Dock USB cable wire will work perfectly with your new HTC One Line smartphone and any universal dock.

Once you have the wire connected to your car's cigarette lighter (adapter sold separately) for power you can then connect it to your HTC One X, S or V smartphone. Your HTC One smartphone will then automatically go into Car Dock mode where it brings up your Car Dock Application. Then place your HTC One smartphone into your universal dock and you are set to drive.

With the HTC Car Dock wire and my universal car dock I can listen to my music or even Pandora radio while I drive.

http://htcpedia.com/news/Special-HTC...artphones.html







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