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AT&T’s HTC One X now available for $199.99, phone’s source code released

May 7, 2012

If you’ve been counting the long long days to the debut of AT&T’s HTC One X, the torment is now over. The phone, which was unveiled in February at MWC, is finally available for purchase in AT&T stores across the country. Slightly different from the international version, the AT&T variant of the HTC One X, often dubbed the HTC One XL, sports a 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, instead of the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 found on its cosmopolitan cousin.

The HTC One X is offered for $199.99 with a two-year voice and data plan, while the non-contract offer goes for a surprisingly reasonable $549.99. As is usually the case, Amazon Wireless is selling the HTC One X at a discounted price of $149.99 for both the white and black models, though you can expect to wait eight or nine days before your order ships out, as the phone is currently in the “backordered” status.

HTC is confident that the One X – along with the rest of the One series — can help rejuvenate the company’s unimpressive performance over the last several months. Though the bootloader on AT&T’s HTC One X can’t be unlocked using the manufacturer’s official unlocking tool, we don’t think it’d matter too much for the general public.

Coinciding with the release of the HTC One X in the US on AT&T, HTC has decided to make the kernel source code for several regional variants of the One X available. Let’s see, there’s Australia, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Middle East, UK, and a host more on the list, but none for the AT&T variant. Sorry!

Will the lack of an official bootloader unlocking tool or the unavailability (for now) of the kernel source code affect your buying decision?