With the recent hype surrounding the release of the HTC One series it is disappointing to see users suffering of chipping issues. Though not all hope is lost. HTC has owed up to the manufacturing problem and has in returned delivered a statement concerning the issue:
HTC is committed to delivering a high quality product and great experience for all our customers. There have been a few, isolated reports of this issue. The finish on the One S was laboratory tested as being at a hardness similar to ceramic. While that’s hard, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to damage. Regardless, HTC takes quality very seriously and are providing all customers with an immediate fix and we are implementing some small changes to ensure customers do not experience this issue in the future.
Users who are suffering from the reported issue are able to swap their current HTC One S for a free new one. It’s great to see HTC doing the right thing here
Popular deal website Daily Steals is currently offering up the recently released world version of the HTC One X for $630. Now this is a great steal as the unlocked version will usually cost you around $800 plus overseas shipping fees. The world version of the HTC One X comes with a Tegra 3 Processor and will only work on AT&T’s HSPA+ 4G network. So unfortunately all those LTE fans will be slightly disappointed.
Take advantage of this deal now if you can’t wait for the HTC One X to arrive stateside.
On Thursday both Orange and T-Mobile UK will be selling the HTC One X and HTC One S. The One X can be yours for free if your willing to dish over £41 a month. The slightly less powerful One S will cost you £36 a month.
With these two powerhouse phones gracing UK carriers, its only a matter of time until these phones come across the pond for North American users.
With Apple constantly looking to push the envelope when it comes to their products we can only speculate as to what the iPhone 5 will feature. Apple has recently filed a patent for a 3D imaging camera and it can mean a series of things. Patents are filed all the time by big corporations and that does not necessarily mean that these ideas will ever be used in a finished product, however, 3D imaging would be something that Apple could very well include in the next edition of the iPhone.
If Apple does decide to implement a 3D camera on the new iPhone, this will put the camera on the levels of some point-and-shoot cameras, such as Nikon. Not only could Apple place 3D abilities in the camera but image if Apple used this same technology on the visuals layouts of the iPhone. HTC first made an attempt with the EVO 3D but the idea was not fully developed and customers did not truly care for the 3D notion, however, in the smartphone world six months to a year is enough time to establish a new trend and swing customers opinion on new innovative technology.
With a 3D capable camera, Apple would be able to take the idea of Google’s Face Unlock and bring it to the next level. Google’s Face Unlock allows your phone to recognize your face and unlock itself, the problem is a simply picture of you can unlock the phone. With a 3D camera, it is possible that a similar facial recognition software can be written to eliminate problems that Google faced when unveiling Face Unlock.
What a 3D camera could do for the smartphone market is unimaginable. Smartphone makers would be scrambling to one up the iPhone and the customers are the ones who will greatly benefit from this type innovation. Though this may be a rumor or another speculation, we can not sleep on the idea because the technology is here. It’s no longer a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
HTC recently published a blog post that list 16 confirmed devices that will receive the Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) update.
The following HTC Devices will receive the update:
- DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
- HTC Amaze 4G
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC EVO 3D
- HTC EVO Design 4G
- HTC Incredible S
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Sensation 4G
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Raider
- HTC Rezound
- HTC Rhyme
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Vivid
While this list is great we have to wait until each carrier tests the update on the respective devices. There is no given timetable as to when the carriers will rollout the updates, but this is a great start.