Wednesday, 23 August 2017

144 telcos to sell HTC One series phones

By Lewis Dowling, Total Telecom, in Barcelona
Monday 27 February 12

Taiwanese handset maker reveals new smartphone portfolio focused on photography, music.

HTC revealed on the eve of Mobile World Congress that 144 mobile operators across the globe have committed to offering its new HTC One series of devices from April. AT&T, Telefonica, Orange, and Sweden's Tele 2 are among the huge list of operators involved in the synchronised worldwide release of the Taiwanese vendor's three new Android devices…

HTC revealed on the eve of Mobile World Congress that 144 mobile operators across the globe have committed to offering its new HTC One series of devices from April.

AT&T, Telefonica, Orange, and Sweden's Tele 2 are among the huge list of operators involved in the synchronised worldwide release of the Taiwanese vendor's three new Android devices: the HTC One X, One V, and One S. The series is heavily focused on photography and music, with the firm's tailored Android software enabling straightforward integration with on-demand music platforms and Internet radio stations, such as Spotify, as well as an improved camera application and hardware.

"Our goal is to give you a [phone] camera that is so good that it has the power of a true digital camera," HTC's chief executive, Peter Chou, said during a presentation on Sunday. He claimed that the second most popular function for a smartphone, after making calls, is taking photos, noting that 45 billion mobile photographs have now been uploaded to Facebook.

The flagship model, the HTC One X, comes in two variants. One that features a quad-core Nvidia processor, and another powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 chip with integrated LTE. It also boasts a new camera lens that enables quicker picture taking, and will come with a two-year subscription to cloud storage platform Dropbox's 25GB service.

The other two handsets are targeted towards consumers that want a stylised form factor. According to Chou, The HTC One S "brings the HTC One design to our thinnest phone yet." While the V is intended as a cheaper alternative to bring the design to a broader audience.

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