HTC One to come with metal chassis, stereo speakers and $199.99 contract price
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 14, 2013, 9:42 AM
Not only that, but we are also expecting a new and streamlined Sense 5.0 interface, along with anything else HTC decides to throw at us. About the only major piece missing from the HTC One puzzle is the pricing scheme.
According to an insider tip, the One will cost the usual $199.99 at T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint for the 16 GB version, while the 32-gigger will set you back $299.99.
Moreover, there's additional info on the chassis - it will allegedly be metal, and come in black and white/silver coloring, with front-facing stereo speakers. The soft-touch plastic stuff we saw before, is apparently a prototype mule, and the final design should resemble the metal glare we saw in the teaser video below.
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Awesome... I'm excited for this beast... HTC don't mess this up
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:46 AM 14
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Doing right is the first step, selling right is the second. They need to create an major and accurate media campaign so ppl. will actually buy the devices, and here's hoping for that.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 10:13 AM 17
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say goodbye to nfc
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 10:44 AM 5
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I have used NFC to pay for things at the store, and have tags at home and my car to set the phone to turn on programs and toggle wifi and gps.. doesn't seem that useless to me. NFC is as useful as you make it.
posted on Feb 16, 2013, 9:35 AM 0
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Im excited enough to see what htc has to offer this year,ill certainly be interested in perhaps getting the htc one. As much as i hate to say it the one x and particularly the one s were problematic handsets,the one s having alot of sim card reader and connectivity issues. HTC really really needs to get this years models to have littl errors like these
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 1:15 PM 2
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No micro sd for me = no buy 100%. Why did HTC start copying apple and switch to unibody...
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 3:38 PM 1
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I'd be surprised if Htc didn't have an sd card in their top models this year. Last year there was a big outcry over the lack of them. I was talking to a Sony rep recently who said Sony had listened to extensive feedback and realised the error with the u p and s models and decided to give the public what they want and brought the sd card slot back in the xperia t and now the z also. I'm thinking Htc is the same as the 2 most recent models the desire x and one sv all have an sd card slot. Personally I'd never use cloud,sd card is the one way
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 4:23 PM 2
A metal chasis that made up of... Plastic!!! Lol
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:47 AM 5
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Idk why they don't just include a removable battery and sim card slot. Even my sister who knows crap about phones was turned away from the One X because it didn't have an SD card slot.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:58 AM 6
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Right! I sure cloud computing is still the "next big thing" but with shrinking data plans and sky high overages, the lack of expandable memory just isn't very appealing to some. Just put the d*mn SD slot in it already!
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 10:06 AM 3
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I'm increasingly growing tired of manufactures trying to eliminate SD slots and removeable batteries. Having been an HTC owner for many years, I have waited patiently to see a return of these two crucial elements or I will not purchase one of its products ever again. I fear that I may become one more defector if HTC can't get this right. I have written to them several times and have received confirmation that my concerns are not alone. Yet, HTC fails to capitalize on these complaints. They make a great product but are now consistantly choosing to ignore interests. John B.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 12:01 PM 3
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I turned away from HTC because of battery life and lackluster OS. Its a shame that they were on top of their game about 2 years ago (which is 30 in technology years lol). I even turned away from the DNA because it doesnt have a removable battery, no SD card slot and the battery life is less than the S3!! HTC can keep their stuff because they lost me as a customer
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 12:49 PM 0
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Nice job. I agree with you, I was really interested in the Evo LTE. But a non-removable battery just isn't acceptable to me so I went with the Galaxy Nexus. I'm not a fan of Samsung, but looks like I will be staying with them since they are the only one still using removable batteries.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 2:20 PM 0
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HTCSOURCE says there will be a 32 and 64 GB for respectively 199$ and 299$, i hope that it's the case and manufacturers will kill 16GB versions even with an SD card. 64 GB should be the benchmark for high end devices.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 10:01 AM 7
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No sd slot and no removable battery = a no buy for me. I'll Wait and see if Motorola X phone will have what I need.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 10:22 AM 4
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Short of a statement from HTC saying that every phone they produce from here on out will get the latest version of the operating system for two years, within 3 months of it's release, then it's a no go for me. XDA can only do so much. And I give them props for everything they do. But they never fully got a decent build of ICS up even a year after it was built. Then it took 8 months to get ICS officially on the rezound, where I am sure it will stay and die. So screw HTC. If you can't do any better than that, you don't deserve any of our business. I don't care much for samsungs build quality, or use of materials, and they can't build a radio to save their lives, but at least they seem to TRY and support their products after it leaves the shelves. Same can't be said for most of this crap sold now.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 10:34 AM 2
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