After being hit by a series of bad news in the past months, it looks like Sony Mobile can end 2012 on a good note. The Xperia maker has snatched the title of the second best-selling Android manufacturer in the UK from HTC.
Those who have been saving up for the HTC One VX have no reason to be wary, because AT&T has confirmed that the VX will go on sale on December 7. The price is set at $49.99 with a two-year contract.
HTC and Verizon’s Droid DNA was already extremely appealing for the masses, with its quad-core power and gorgeous 1080p display, but for the beast to really reach the hearts of hardcore Android enthusiasts there still remained one detail to sort out – custom ROMs.
HTC has just announced that John Wang (pictured above), their current Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), will be replaced by Benjamin Ho. What sort of credentials does this guy have? According to The Next Web, he used to be the CMO of Motorola, and he was once responsible for the marketing strategy at the Taiwanese operator FarEasTone. What is Benjamin going to do differently than his predecessor? We have no idea.
As you slowly recover from your Thanksgiving slumber and prepare to leave behind those roasted turkey memories of yesterweek, it’s time to get back into the Android spirit and check out the many Cyber Monday deals out there that are worth spending your holiday money on.
It appears that HTC is currently chasing down all available avenues for money, as it has decided to finally open up its first concept store inside an existing electronics shop somewhere in Hamburg, Germany. This current strategy is similar to what Microsoft is doing with its own retail stores and is based on work that Apple started when it first began opening up its own retail locations many years ago.
If its price was what keeping you from scooping the HTC One V up in the past, Virgin Mobile has an offer that you may find hard to resist. For a limited time only, the carrier is selling the One V contract-free for $50.
The fact that the HTC Droid DNA comes with a locked bootloader may have deterred some from going to the stores to pick up the 5-inch super phone, but those who stuck by HTC’s side will be thrilled to hear that a workaround has been found – one that allows them to get on with their Android tinkering lifestyle.
We were all hoping the patent system would see reform sometime in the near future. Patent Chief David J. Kappos recently spoke in Washington about the patent wars and assured the nation that the US patent system wouldn’t be making any significant changes anytime soon.
Trust T-Mobile to reveal its Black Friday promotion in the 11th hour, but at least the details are now here for folks who have been waiting to see what crazy hot deals the carrier has up its sleeve. Can you say cheaper Galaxy Note 2?