As American customers continue to thirst for AT&T’s HTC One X, our friends in the north have managed to beat us to the punch. Packed with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Sense 4.0 and Ice Cream Sandwich, Rogers customers can now get their hands on this beastly device for $169.99 on a three-year contract, or a full $624.99 upfront. Now before you starting pricing flights to Canada in hopes of scoring one of these monsters early, relax, you’ll be able to pre-order your very own in just a couple of days. As for our Canadian friends, it looks like you’ve won this round.
HTC One X, Canada’s first smartphone with Beats Audio™, available exclusively from Rogers on April 20
HTC One X is built to stun with amazing camera, authentic sound and 4G LTE
TORONTO, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ – HTC, a global designer of smartphones, and Rogers, Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data services, today announced the new HTC One X smartphone is now available in Canada running on Canada’s fastest and largest1 LTE network. Recently revealed to high acclaim at Mobile World Congress, the HTC One X is the first smartphone in the HTC One series to arrive in North America. The HTC One series represents the HTC’s most premium mobile experience with a new level of iconic design, amazing camera and authentic sound experience.
HTC One X integrates Android 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Sense 4, the new version of HTC’s branded user experience that introduces HTC ImageSense, a new suite of camera and imaging features that set the device apart from other phones. With ImageSense, the HTC One X rivals traditional digital cameras with improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor, and even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip.
“People take photos on their phone more than any activity other than making phone calls, as evidenced by half of the photos uploaded to Facebook last year coming from a mobile device,” said Rick Babington, executive director, HTC Canada. “With the importance of photos in people’s lives and the need for better quality audio on smartphones, HTC focused on creating a camera and audio experience that customers will love and use daily.”
To dramatically reduce the time it takes to capture important moments, the camera can be quickly launched from the home screen and the super-fast auto focus allows continuous shooting by simply holding the shutter button. The smartphone also enables full 1080P HD video recording with the ability to concurrently take still photo while recording video, as well as the ability to capture photos from previously recorded video. HTC One X provides an easy way to save and share photos and video with 25 gigabytes of free Dropbox space for two years. HTC also gives customers a new way to share any content on their phone through use of a new wireless Media Link HD accessory* with any TV brand that support HDMI.
“We’re excited to exclusively bring our customers the HTC One X and the premium mobile experience it brings as Canada’s first smartphone with Beats Audio and the first of the HTC One series,” says Raj Doshi, Senior Vice President, Products, Rogers Communications. “Operating on Canada’s fastest and largest LTE network will allow customers a best-in-class audio and picture experience to upload images quickly, download albums and stream HD music videos, with virtually no delays or buffering.”
The HTC One X delivers improved audio through its authentic sound experience with Beats Audio technology, which provides a richer and more authentic sound experience whether consumers are watching movies, listening to music, or playing games. HTC One also makes it easy to get and listen to your music on your phone with the built-in HTC Sync Manager software that automatically installs to your computer when connected. Once connected, it is easy to transfer songs, artists and playlists from your music library.
Available exclusively to Rogers customers, the HTC One X features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. With seamless construction, the unibody combines a unique high gloss ‘piano’ finish and a matte back. The HTC One X also has an amazing 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning™ Gorilla Glass with an LTE-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon S4™ 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and is packed with an 1,800 mAh battery with software enhancements that improve battery performance to accommodate heavy mobile use.
The HTC One X will be available in Canada exclusively from Rogers beginning on April 20th, for $169.99 on select three-year plans. For more information, please visit www.rogers.com/onex or www.htc.com
The Rogers LTE network is only available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.
*HTC Media Link HD sold separately. [press_end]