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Sydney, Australia – November 3, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled the latest additions to its growing portfolio of devices – the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio integration, and the HTC Explorer its most affordable smartphone, both available exclusively on the Vodafone New Zealand network.

“The HTC Sensation XL and HTC Explorer were designed as part of our commitment to deliver even greater consumer choice,” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “The HTC Sensation XL is the result of the new partnership between HTC and Beats that takes mobile entertainment to a new level with an amazing 4.7-inch screen and a specifically optimised audio experience. While the HTC Explorer is an easy-to-use smartphone that puts the customer in control, providing quick access to their most important content and information.”

“The HTC Sensation XL is a fantastic device, customers are going to love the extra large 4.7 inch display and Beats Audio,” says Vodafone’s Director of Sales, Grant Hopkins. “If you are an avid gamer or media consumer, this is the device for you. It runs super fast on our smart network so you won’t miss a beat.”

HTC Sensation XL – Design, Performance and Stunning Audio
With the 4.7” screen, slim 9.9mm design and Beats Audio integration, the HTC Sensation XL was specifically created to deliver the best entertainment experience with stunning audio and visuals for music, movies and games. The HTC Sensation XL features unique audio tuning by Beats that ensures customers will hear their music as the artist intended.

Unique to HTC phones, the HTC Sensation XL comes with new urBeats headphones in the box, created exclusively to integrate with the Beats’ audio profile on the device. The built-in microphone makes hands-free calling easy and the on-cable Control Talk remote control allows customers to pause, advance or rewind, and to answer a call mid-track.

Customers can also send music recommendations and track information to friends over SMS, email or through their Facebook profile. To allocate the perfect audio alert to an incoming call or message from friends and family, use the ringtone trimmer to edit a music track and add it to a friend’s contact profile.

HTC Watch
HTC Sensation XL integrates HTC Watch, an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. HTC Watch offers the choice of renting or buying videos, and, if purchased, lets customers watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

Capture the moment
The HTC Sensation XL boasts an 8MP camera, featuring an f/2.2, 28mm wide-angle lens with BSI sensor to fit more of the scene into every shot and for better low-light performance. In video mode, the HTC Sensation XL enables customers to record a perfect moment with stunning clarity and incredible stereo sound – perfect for sharing on YouTube, Facebook or a TV.

HTC Sensation XL Key Features
• Beats Audio integration
• Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 with latest HTC Sense user experience
• 4.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
• 8 megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, dual LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
• DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
• 1.3 megapixel front camera
• 720p HD video recording
• Android Market for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customise the experience
• Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, YouTube and Video Chat
• Should we mention 1.5 GHz processor? (sic)

HTC Explorer
HTC Explorer brings an advanced smartphone experience to first time smartphone customers. With a curved and compact design, a 3.2” HVGA touchscreen and 3MP camera, HTC Explorer offers smartphone performance in an attractive and affordable phone.

Stay connected with family and friends
Track social updates from colleagues, friends and family with the People widget that displays social updates in a single easy-to-view thread. You can also easily send a photo, video clip or location in a message with just one touch.

Fast Intuitive Web Browsing
HTC Explorer provides a complete web browsing experience with Adobe Flash support, and is the first in its class with a HVGA display, allowing you to run nearly all of the applications in Android Market. Smart URL prediction provides quick access to the top 100 websites, while automatic URL correction streamlines web navigation. Users can make restaurant reservations or connect to customer service hotlines just by tapping the phone numbers listed on any website. Additionally, if you have forgotten to print out the map of your destination, simply tap on the address to bring up a real-time map and its location.

Take control of your life
The HTC Explorer allows you to access multiple work and personal email accounts and combine different calendars into a single view. Appointments from each calendar are displayed in different colours to deliver a clearer picture of your busy day. New calendar invites are also managed from one tab allowing you to determine the best use of your time. HTC Explorer offers you control over your data and mobile services with a usage monitor that tracks your call minutes, messages and data to keep you on top of your spending.

HTC Sense on the HTC Explorer
With HTC Sense integrated, customers experience sharp graphics, vibrant animations, a wide variety of widgets and a cinematic and immersive weather experience. HTC Explorer also includes a customisable lock screen that functions as a real-time window to the customer’s most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply waking up the display. The lock screen also enables quick access to the camera for capturing those important moments. It also includes a new Smart Dialer that displays a one-touch menu for quick, easy dialing of contacts.

HTC Explorer Key Features
• Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 with latest HTC Sense user experience
• 600 MHz processor
• 3.2” HVGA touchscreen with 320 x 480 resolution
• 3 megapixel camera
• Digital compass, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor
• Android Market for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customise the experience
• Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, YouTube and Video Chat

The HTC Sensation XL and HTC Explorer will be available exclusively through Vodafone New Zealand from November, 2011. Pricing and plans will be announced soon.




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  #540806 3-Nov-2011 16:47
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hmm, HTC are really pushing the bigger phones nowadays. Still can barely tell which model is which tho ;)

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