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Topic # 109967 1-Oct-2012 08:21
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HTC UNVEILS HTC DESIRE X: BLAZING PERFORMANCE, STATE OF THE ART CAMERA AND AUTHENTIC SOUND, EXCLUSIVE TO VODAFONE

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC Desire X, an affordable smartphone that delivers a state of the art camera, stunning sound and incredible processing power and speed. Announced at the IFA in Berlin, Germany, the HTC Desire X comes tuned in with Beats Audio, a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and social features that enable you to stay better connected.

“The HTC Desire X is a powerful all-round performer, with dual-core power, a brilliant four-inch, crisp display and a class-leading camera that gets great results every time”, said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager Australia and New Zealand, HTC. “We are committed to offering strong alternatives to New Zealand consumers looking for a smartphone to suit their individual lifestyles and the HTC Desire X not only looks and sounds great, but is a premium, compact device that provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price.”

Iconic design, powerful performance
This striking design is built to withstand everyday life while remaining both slim and compact. With the inclusion of HTC Sense and Android 4.0, every individual’s experience is completely personal. The impressive 4-inch super LCD WVGA screen on the HTC Desire X with increased viewing angle also means that everything will appear in vivid colour and with amazing clarity.

Authentic Sound
Delivering deep bass and richer, more powerful sound, integrated Beats Audio on the HTC Desire X makes you feel like you are actually hearing your music in the studio. With Beats headphones, you can also enjoy a superior listening experience thanks to HTC Desire X specifically tuned audio profiles. What’s more, the phone also supports High Definition wireless audio through Bluetooth.

State of the art camera
Perfect for point-and-shoot spontaneity, the 5 megapixel camera on the HTC Desire X takes fantastic photographs, even in challenging low-light conditions, thanks to HTC’s proprietary ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable flash. When capturing content you won’t need to choose between video or photos again, with VideoPic you can to take video and stills at the same time. This smartphone can even record the most fleeting of moments with superfast activation (within 1 second) and auto focus with Always Focus. What’s more, one-press Continuous Shooting allows you to capture multiple photos of fast-paced action, be it a medal-winning sprint or the family dog.

Sharing made easy
Saving and sharing photos, videos and files is easy on HTC Desire X – with one touch you can instantly share content with your friends and family via email, text or social networks. Dropbox integration also gives you 25GB of free online storage for two years*.

HTC Desire X Key Features:
  • 1 GHz dual core processor
  • 114 grams with battery
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures) 
  • Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0a
  • 4-inch super LCD touch screen with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution. 
  • Total storage: 4 GB, available capacity varies, RAM: 768 MB
  • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio built in
  • Removable & rechargeable Li-ion battery. Capacity :1650 mAh
Pricing & Availability
The HTC Desire X will be available for NZ$599

* Dropbox 25GB of free storage deal is available to those who sign up to it before the end of 2013. Sign up using the HTC Desire X device. Dropbox is provided by a third party.




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  Reply # 693916 1-Oct-2012 09:51
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Seems a bit odd launching a new phone running 4.0 instead of 4.1. I would've thought it'd make more sense to launce the HTC One S instead which is higher specced and in theory should retail for about the same price (I say _should_).

Not bad for a mid-range device though. It'd be nice if they'd stop making their questionable claims about Beats Audio though. No studio in their right mind is going to be running bass-enhancing DSPs on their monitors.





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  Reply # 694149 1-Oct-2012 13:16
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Crazy, I thought the whole point of the ONE range was to slim down the amount of phones HTC were offering and make them more viable. Now they are putting out intermediate phones again under different names. So this is an updated one-v with one-Xish styling, dual core and a slightly larger screen. Looks nice, but still. HTC need to make up their mind whether they are going to hit every price and spec point or offer a few really good and solid phones.




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  Reply # 694376 1-Oct-2012 17:10
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paulmilbank: Crazy, I thought the whole point of the ONE range was to slim down the amount of phones HTC were offering and make them more viable. Now they are putting out intermediate phones again under different names. So this is an updated one-v with one-Xish styling, dual core and a slightly larger screen. Looks nice, but still. HTC need to make up their mind whether they are going to hit every price and spec point or offer a few really good and solid phones.


Maybe because of the popularity of the original Desire they just can't let it go.  This will be its fifth incarnation; the Desire, Desire HD, Desire S, Desire Z and now the Desire X.  Possibly others as well.  Maybe they consider the name 'Desire' in the same way as Samsung does 'Galaxy'.

Be interesting to see if the parallel importers bother stocking it.

Edit:   Ooops, make that 7 iterations, forgot about the Desire C and Desire V.




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  Reply # 694391 1-Oct-2012 17:29
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Nice form-factor and screen resolution. And it appears it'll take a micro SD as well.
Looks like a decent product at a fair price (from a carrier).

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