by Darcy LaCouvee, 2 years ago
[UPDATE: May 3rd, 2011] The release date for the UK, Germany, and the rest of Europe has been pushed to early May. For those you from the US, it’s likely it will be released on…
Although its 4.7-inch Super LCD display is slightly beyond the ‘optimum' smartphone screen size (according to the Strategy Analytics report we covered yesterday), the HTC One X is considered by many to be one of this year's hottest devices. Capturing the interest of many potential smartphone owners that are planning to purchase in the next couple of months or so, the only official estimate we've had so far regarding a possible release date was a vague “early April for the European markets”. Fortunately for One X fans eager to get a feel of that 1.5GHz quad-core processor, we just received word a few hours ago from the official O2 Twitter account, that the HTC One X will land in British territory on April 5th. This makes it the first quad core smartphone ever to reach consumers hands. Oh yes.
Responding to an enquiry regarding the price tag, O2 claimed that the subsidized cost of the first Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core smartphone was not decided upon yet. Here’s an image of the tweet itself:
Curiously enough, retailer Clove.co.uk also mentions April 5 as the HTC One X British release date, but unlike O2, they also have a price listed: £410.00 (£492.00 including VAT) . Granted, Clove UK sells unlocked smartphones, so there is a difference. Could this be an indication that the HTC One X will be released on all networks, as well as in the unlocked version on the same day?
Even more interesting, another UK phone retailer named Phones 4 U lists that HTC’s next flagship superphone is available (pre-orders as yet) for £119.99 plus a £26.00 monthly subscription fee if you’re willing to sign a two year contract. Is this info accurate even though O2 claims that they haven’t decided on the tariffs just yet ? There’s no way of knowing for sure, but it doesn't seem all that impossible for O2’s tweet to be just a marketing move!
Either way – let us know if you're excited about HTC”s latest superphone – or if you will be holding out for something more interesting.