A few days ago we were somewhat surprised to hear that Apple and HTC decided to settle their squabble over patents out of courts, with both companies inking an undisclosed cross-licensing agreement that’s valid at least ten years.
While Rihanna is busy giving them away, Telus customers are waiting to see when the HTC One X+ will be available and how much it will cost. Luckily, one of those two details is now known.
There was a lot of excitement surrounding HTC’s Droid DNA – the first 1080p smartphone to hit the “Free World” – before its unveiling, but once the 5-incher got introduced, the excitement started to tone down in the wake of two major concerns popping up.
From rumors (lots of ‘em) to reality, HTC’s answer to the gigantic phone race is finally within grasp. Starting today, you can buy the HTC Droid DNA from Verizon’s brick-and-mortar and online stores. If you’ve been craving for the Droid DNA’s 5-inch 1080p display, be prepared to shell out $199.99 to get the phone.
HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, told reporters at a press event in Tokyo that he’s absolutely furious with how the media handled the news of their agreement with Apple. Shortly after the deal between the two companies was announced, rumors started circulating that HTC would have to pay Apple anywhere between $6 and $8 per Android handset shipped. Chou says those numbers are “outrageous” and that the rumors are “baseless”.
We’re just a few days away from Black Friday 2012 (November 23) and while we have covered the most important Android offers as mentioned in the leaked Black Friday ads originating from the most important retailers out there, we’re going to do a major recap just so you know what stores to visit next week in search for sweeter smartphone and tablet deals.
On stage, during the second Toronto leg of her 777 world tour, Rihanna gave one lucky fan a special version of the HTC One X+, but not before declaring the phone as the next level “shit”. Ah, such a way with words, the chart-topping singer has.
Apple’s cross-licensing deal with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has set a precedent. That is, while Apple has been serious in pursuing legal remedies against companies that infringe on its software and design patents, the Cupertino, CA company is actually willing to settle these disputes either for monetary compensation or through cross-licensing deals.
Those in Europe can look forward to getting the HTC Desire SV. The dual-SIM phone has been officially introduced in Russia and is expected to arrive there before the end of the month. This bodes well for the SV’s future release in more European countries.
AT&T has launched their latest Android smartphone today, the device is the HTC One X+ which is priced at $199.99 and sporting features to include a 4.7-inch display, quad-core 1.7GHz processor and 64GB of internal storage.