Vidéotron launches LG Optimus 4X HD, Motorola RAZR V and HTC One S

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Oct 242012
 

VidéotronVidéotron today announced the launch of three new smartphones, the LG Optimus 4X HD, the Motorola RAZR V, and the HTC One S. “Sporting clean lines, high-resolution cameras and ultra-powerful processors, these three full-featured handsets have everything Videotron customers desire.”

Vidéotron will offer the new smartphones for the following prices:

  • Motorola RAZR V: From CA$29.95 with a three-year contract to $399.95 with no contract
  • HTC One S: From CA$49.95 with a three-year contract to $539.95 with no contract
  • LG Optimus 4X HD: From CA$129.95 with a three-year contract to $599.95 with no contract

All three devices are available as of today.

Read more: LG Optimus 4X HD, HTC One S, and Motorola RAZR V

HTC One X and One S Android 4.1 upgrade rollout to begin this month

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Oct 022012
 

HTCAlong with today’s HTC One X+ announcement, HTC also confirmed that it will begin pushing out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades for the HTC One X and One S this month:

The Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One S and HTC One X from October.

The latest version of HTC’s Sense UI overlay adds a number of features including a Self Portrait mode that works with the front-facing camera, an updated version of HTC Watch, and new Gallery app views.

HTC did not provide specific timelines as to when users will see the upgrade notification pop up on their devices. Carrier certifications may also delay deployments a bit. We’ll let you know when various Canadian carriers start pushing out updates for the devices that they carry.

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WIND Mobile launches HTC One S

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Sep 112012
 

HTC One SThe HTC One S has found a home with another Canadian carrier. Today was WIND Mobile’s turn to announce that it is now offering it as well.

“We’re continuing to build out our handset line-up and this top of the range Android device is another great addition.” said Anthony Lacavera, CEO of WIND Mobile. “The HTC One S is one of the most attractive smart phones we offer and it has a great spec to match!”

WIND Mobile is offering the HTC One S for CA$99 on WINDtab with a CA$40 plan, CA$299 on WINDtab with a CA$25 or CA$29 plan, or CA$499 outright.

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Mobilicity launches HTC One S

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Sep 082012
 

HTC One SMobilicity today became the latest Canadian carrier to offer the HTC One S.

The HTC One S boasts a head-turning design with their thinnest phone yet. With beauty both inside and out, the new 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass display delivers a rich viewing experience like you’ve never seen before with world class durability. You’ll love the 8MP camera that captures every moment (even in low light) with crisp, vivid, beautiful photos. Plus, with Beats Audio you hear authentic, deep sound with true, finely-tuned details.

The only change this variant brings is the wireless bands it supports: 850/1700/1900/2100MHz for UMTS/HSPA and 850/900/1800/1900MHz for GPRS/EDGE.

Mobilicity is offering the HTC One S for CA$499.99 with no contract.

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HTC confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades for some HTC One devices

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Jul 202012
 

HTCOn the heels of Australia’s Telstra effectively confirming that HTC would upgrade its HTC One lineup to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, HTC has issued a statement confirming that nearly the entire HTC One lineup will be upgraded:

“We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean.”

Lacking from the list is the HTC One V. It remains to be seen if HTC is still evaluating that upgrade or has already decided not to offer it.

Engadget has also confirmed that the AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Rogers Wireless versions of both the HTC One X and One S will also receive the upgrade. There is no word on updates for other Canadian carriers but I suspect that they will also see the upgrade.

There is no word yet on whether HTC will also offer the update to older devices.

Read more: Engadget

HTC to update HTC One XL and One S to Android 4.1

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Jul 192012
 

When Google unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, HTC quickly committed to supporting it on a number of devices without revealing which these might be and when updates might be available. If Australia’s Telstra’s ‘Next G smartphone software release schedule’ is to be believed, both the HTC One XL and HTC One S are set to get the upgrade.

The document which lists upcoming upgrades indicates that “HTC is preparing an update but is yet to confirm the date it will be submitted for Telstra testing.” While neither the HTC One X and HTC One V are listed, neither are in fact carried by the Australian carrier.

Telstra Android 4.1 upgrades for HTC One XL and One S

If nothing else, we now have an indirect confirmation that HTC will upgrade its HTC One devices to Android 4.1.

Read more: Telstra (Source: CNET)

Rogers to offer HTC One S

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May 282012
 

HTC One SRogers is the exclusive Canadian carrier for the HTC One X. HTC’s flagship smartphone is about to be joined there by the HTC One S according to the Future Shop website.

Availability details are not yet known and Future Shop is not yet taking orders. It lists the HTC One S for CA$149.99 with a three-year contract. This could quickly come down as most other carriers offer the HTC One S for CA$99.99 with a three-year contract.

Read more: Future Shop (Source: Mobile Syrup)

SaskTel to offer HTC One S Roughriders Edition

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May 172012
 

We already knew that the HTC One S was headed to SaskTel. Today the carrier announced that it will carry a special edition version, the HTC One S Roughriders Edition. While the specifications will be unchanged, it will add a few extras.

“SaskTel is pleased to offer Saskatchewan Roughrider fans with a tailored HTC One S,” said Stacey Sandison, SaskTel Chief Marketing Officer. “The HTC One S is a high-end smartphone with an amazing camera, stunning design and authentic Universal Beats Audio Sound that will allow Rider fans to snap a picture of their favourite Rider player while shooting HD video at the same time.”

HTC One S Roughriders Edition

The HTC One S Roughrider Edition will include:

  • A free Riders case
  • The official Roughriders mobile app. Featuring a complete league schedule, past game results, statistics, team roster, player info, news, video interviews, game day forecasts and more!
  • A Rider Widget, which shows live scoreboard updates, next game info, and quick access to the Rider app right on your home screen
  • Free Rider ringtones and wallpaper
  • A specially wrapped box with a Riderized graphic and the full Rider schedule

The HTC One S Roughriders Edition will be available starting on May 26th.

Read more: SaskTel (Source: Twitter)

HTC One S now available in Canada

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May 172012
 

HTC One SA number of Canadian carriers today launched the HTC One S.

HTC One S specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD (540×960)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16Gb onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash, BSI, f/2.0 lens and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP (720p for video chat)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Battery: 1,650mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 130.9 x 65 x 7.8 / 119.5 grams
  • Other: Beats Audio

Pricing by carrier is as follows:

  • Bell: CA$99.95 with a three-year contract or CA$599.95 with no contract
  • Fido: CA$150 with a three-year contract
  • TELUS: CA$99.99 with a three-year contract, CA$469.99 with a two-year contract, CA$519.99 with a one-year contract or CA$569.99 with no contract
  • Virgin Mobile Canada: CA$99.99 with a three-year contract or SuperTab or CA$599.99 with no contract

Read more: Bell, Fido, TELUS and Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile HTC One S registration page goes live

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Apr 232012
 

HTC One SVirgin Mobile Canada is one step closer to launching the HTC One S. A registration page went live today but there are no specific availability or pricing details yet. Those who register will be among “the first to know when the HTC One S is available” and will also be entered into a contest to win an HTC One S (with two up for grabs).

The contest rules indicate that the HTC One S “will be available for activation in-stores and online on Thursday, May 17, 2012.” Each prize is worth CA$600. Perhaps we have our release date and no-contract cost after all.

The HTC One S will also be offered by a number of other Canadian carriers including Bell Mobility, Fido, TELUS Mobility, and SaskTel.

Read more: Virgin Mobile Canada

T-Mobile USA to launch HTC One S on April 25th

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Apr 182012
 

HTC One ST-Mobile USA today announced that it will launch the HTC One S on April 25th. It will be the carrier’s first Android 4.0 device.

“The HTC One series is a revolutionary device portfolio and we’re proud to be the first carrier to introduce the HTC One S to the U.S. market,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With a stunningly thin design that doesn’t compromise performance, the HTC One S is a sleek 4G smartphone with beauty and brains that our customers will be proud to show off.”

Unlike the HTC One X that AT&T is launching in May, it will not support LTE but will support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network.

T-Mobile USA will offer the HTC One S for US$199.99 after a US$50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year contract.

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T-Mobile USA holding HTC One S event on April 18th

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Apr 112012
 

The T-Mobile USA launch of the HTC One S must be getting close. The carrier has just sent out press invitations to “be amongst the first to experience the HTC One S.” The event will take place on April 18th in New York City.

T-Mobile USA HTC One S press event

When HTC announced its HTC One lineup, it announced that T-Mobile would be the launch partner for the HTC One S while AT&T would carry the HTC One X. Sprint is also getting an HTC One of its own, the HTC Evo 4G LTE.

T-Mobile has yet to announce specific availability and pricing details. We will hopefully have them next week.

HTC One S headed to SaskTel

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Apr 112012
 

You can now add SaskTel to the list of Canadian carriers that will soon offer the HTC One S. Buried on the HTC Canada is the confirmation.

HTC One S headed to SaskTel

Specific pricing and availability have not been announced yet.

The other carriers that we already know will offer the HTC One S are Bell, Fido, TELUS and Virgin Mobile.

Read more: HTC Canada (Source: Mobile Syrup)

HTC launches HTC One series promotional video

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Mar 312012
 

With the HTC One series of smartphones about to launch, HTC has released a promotional video that focuses not on the devices but on customers and the strength of their recommendations:

Welcome to HTC One, a phone which was designed with the belief that no one person is the same as everyone else.

We believe that one recommendation is a 1000x more powerful than ours, which is why we have always put that one person at the heart of everything we do.

All three upcoming HTC One smartphones (the HTC One X, HTC One V and HTC One S) are coming to Canada as early as sometime in April.

Read more: HTC (via YouTube)

Rumour: LTE HTC One X availability delayed by Qualcomm S4 production halt

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Mar 112012
 

HTC One XA production halt by TSMC, the company manufacturing Qualcomm’s S4 chips, could impact the availability of the upcoming LTE-enabled HTC One X (and other devices such as the Huawei Ascend P1). According to SemiAccurate sources, TSMC abruptly stopped its 28nm chip production about three weeks ago (before MWC 2012 kicked off) “to make unnamed changes to the process.” The stoppage affects Qualcomm’s S4 SoC which will power some LTE-enabled models HTC’s upcoming HTC One family (including the HTC One X and HTC One S).

The report adds that production is expected to resume in “short order” and that full production will resume by the end of March. It remains to be seen if production will resume with existing wafers in production or will start from scratch. If the latter, it could be June before new chips are ready.

The HTC One line is scheduled to launch globally starting in April. A production delay could push this out for models using the S4 chip, including the HTC One X headed to Rogers and the HTC One S headed to Bell, Fido, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile in Canada. The international version, using the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, does not appear to be affected though. Given that no official launch dates have been provided by carriers, they may simply be able to readjust launch schedules with fewer issues than if launch plans had been announced.

The report has yet to be officially confirmed or denied by Qualcomm or TSMC.

Read more: SemiAccurate (Source: Android and Me)