AT&T and HTC announce the One X+, One VX, and Windows Phone 8X coming soon

AT&T and HTC announce the One X+, One VX, and Windows Phone 8X coming soon

Summary: HTC and AT&T revealed some details for their fall lineup with the One X+, VX, and Windows Phone 8X. They continue their great designs with solid choices for the consumer.

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AT&T and HTC announce the One X+, One VX, and Windows Phone 8X coming soon

Following on the heels of HTC's international HTC One X+ announcement we hear from AT&T and HTC that three new HTC devices will be coming in the next couple of months, including a One X+. HTC will also roll out the mid-level HTC One VX and in November the HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 device. It is nice to see the One X+ will have the same quad-core processor and increased internal storage capacity as the international version too. Unfortunately, we don't yet have any pricing or solid availability information for any of the three devices.

HTC One X+

The HTC One X is an excellent device on AT&T that has sold quite well. The new version, the HTC One X+, gets updated with a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 64GB of internal storage, and 2100 mAh battery. It will be the first AT&T smartphone to combine Android 4.1 and a quad-core processor. It will also come in carbon black. Other specifications of the AT&T HTC One X+ include:

  • 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2
  • Android 4.1 with HTC Sense 4+
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera with ImageSense processor and F2.0 aperature
  • 1.6 megapixel front facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX technology
  • NFC with support for Tap and Go (think Nokia and NFC speakers)
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, DLNA, and HDMI out with MHL adapter
  • FM radio
  • Dimensions of 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.99 mm and 129 grams

HTC One VX

It has been a long time since I have seen Vx in a mobile device name with the Palm Vx being one of the best Palm PDAs ever made. The HTC One VX is a mid-level Android device that should be priced competitively. The specifications are decent and include the following:

    • 4.5 inch qHD Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2
    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4
    • 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot
    • 5 megapixel camera with VGA front facing camera
    • 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
    • 1810 mAh battery
    • HTC ImageSense, Beats Audio, and LTE support
    • Dimensions of 133.5 x 67.6 x 9.19 mm and 124.7 grams

The HTC One VX and the existing One X will both be updated to Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ so if you have a One X at this time you will have a fresh device that is still a great smartphone.

HTC Windows Phone 8x

Other than the cool colors and sleek design, we don't know much about how well these new Windows Phone 8 devices work since Microsoft is keeping a lid on Windows Phone 8 at this time. I am very interested to see what colors end up on each carrier and unfortunately AT&T did not reveal that with this announcement. The Windows Phone 8X has a 4.3 inch 720p HD display and 8 megapixel camera with HTC ImageChip and Beats Audio integration.

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  • Windows Phones

    There is no real market for Windows Phones. I think this is a waste of time.
    beau parisi
    • If that's the case

      Then there is no market for smartphones, but the iPhone and array of Android phones disagree.
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • Windows phones, and Smart phones

        Are two entirely different Animals. I've personally used Windows Mobile (versions 5, 6, 6.3, 6.5, and 7) and I can honestly tell you there isn't anything smart about those phones. Each one did stupid stuff daily. Windows Mobile phone needed removable batteries, so when the locked up (several times daily) you could force a restart. Speaking of batteries it was always best to keep two or three spares, constantly charged, because if you got better than 3 hours on a full charge, it was because the phone was turned off for 2 hours. My only question is how much Microsoft pays this blogger to spread the Microsoft love? The Lumia's cameras do not take good pictures, unless you're color blind the screens are too fragile, and the screen turns purple when the brightness is turned down below 77%. Not to mention they drop more phone calls than any iPhone I've ever seen.
        Troll Hunter J
        • Stuck in the past

          Having used a lumia 900 for a month on a trial for Optus I can definitely say nothing about what you said is in any way relevant to current windows phones. Battery life was excellent, there were no issues with lock ups or other instability, the camera was more then adequate, the screen didn't exhibit any radical shifts in colour spectrum when the brightness was turned down, and call quality was excellent, that is when I was actually able to make a call... That was an Optus issue though, not a handset issue (tested with both Telstra and Optus sims). I also didn't find the screen to be any more or less fragile then any other phone I've had recently. It survived riding around in my pocket with keys unscratched, and survived at least one drop onto concrete without cracking. Not sure how much more you could ask for.
          MchalesNavy
          • I had two f the "Launch" versions of the Lumia 900

            The first one had a fragile screen, that broke falling over on the kitchen table, the one that replaced it had the purple tint on the screen, which was a real issue, to a point that Nokia refunded owners $100 per phone, essentially giving the early 900s away for less than free. (-$1 each) the phone cost $99, but ended up getting a $100 credit for AT&T service.
            It seems the cracked screens are quite common Here's one:
            http://www.wpcentral.com/forums-lumia-900-cracked-screen
            And another one:
            http://www.gadgetreview.com/2012/05/nokia-lumia-900-screen-potentially-weak-from-the-inside-cracks-from-slight-fall.html
            Unless these don't count? But after having similar issue with mine I convinced AT&T to give me a new phone, since it had only been 7 hours since I bought it. This is the issue that caused me to return the phone, and get an iPhone 4s:
            http://www.phonedog.com/2012/06/06/nokia-lumia-900-update-now-available-brings-purple-screen-fix-and-other-enhancements/
            Troll Hunter J
          • You obviously were intrigued by the Lumia 900

            What was it about WP7 and the Nokia Lumia 900 that made you think "THIS is the phone I want. I don't want to buy an iPhone. I don't want to buy an Android phone. Nope, the right phone for me is the Nokia Lumia 900 with Microsoft's WP7 OS on it."?

            Please be specific about the ways you thought the WP7 powered Nokia Lumia 900 would be better than any other phone on the market at the time.
            toddbottom3
          • compared to iphone 5 issues, it seems minor, lol...

            http://www.zdnet.com/at-and-t-and-htc-announce-the-one-x-one-vx-and-windows-phone-8x-coming-soon-7000005090/

            lets see... maps are dreadful, wifi issues ... again, the camera is horrible, purple haze issues, siri still sucks, keyboard screen flickers, data issues, coming out of the box damaged, using data while on wifi, ouch thats a big one!!! need i go on? didnt think so...
            bear lx
        • lmao at some people

          first of all windows mobile is not even the same OS as windows phone, so to group them is moronic. and all of those symptoms you are mentioning are very few and far between... lets not forget they are man made and therefor will have issues, more so at launch because bugs are being worked out. if you really want to see issues, go visit www.imore.com forums, since you like to post sources from support forums. that gorgeous fruit phone 5 is working perfectly, lol!!! dont even get me started on whats actually functional... there is a huge market for windows phones, because more and mroe people buy smartphones everyday. and the majority of people dont even use all of the phones capabilities nore even care what kind of processor it has. one of the reasons the iphone is so popular. there are a lot of MS serivec deeply integrated into this phone that gives it one of the most complete eco systems out there. in addition, not everybody wants the same phone as every one else. we like choices. and i can speak from experience and say, every wondows hone i have ever owned has out preformed any android or iphone on the market, ragrdless of specs. its OS is optimized to run fluently on lower specs. with windows 8, its a whole ball game, dont be surpirsed when sales start to take off, just like the xbox did .... even with all of its issues. so please stop trolling
          bear lx
    • You're confusing toys with tools

      The market for media consumption devices (toys) may be competitive, but the market for smartphones as real computers is just beginning.

      Of course that would mean Google would have to drop Android and Apple iOS, just to keep up, so I expect this to be announced in the next year. Google will try full Linux and Apple will try and shoewhorn OS/X on to their toys.

      It's an entirely new market, but you're welcome to stay in the old one;-)
      Tony_McS
    • Re: There is no real market for Windows Phones.

      As proof of that, just see how lacklustre the vendors are in supporting WP8, just like they couldn’t really be bothered with WP7. HTC’s not-even-shipping-yet 8 series couldn’t even match the hardware of their own six-month-old Android-based One series, and these new models push Android even further ahead.

      As far as Windows Phone is concerned, Microsoft is its own worst enemy.
      ldo17
      • really?

        http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57516060-94/htc-windows-phone-8x-vs-nokia-lumia-920-specs-and-more/
        http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_x-4320.php
        how so? they look on par to me! lol, not to mention the OS is is far more user friendly on the 8x
        bear lx
  • AT&T and HTC announce the One X+, One VX, and Windows Phone 8X coming soon

    Should be fun to play with the Windows Phone 8X when its released. I need to compare it to other Microsoft Windows Phones that will be in the market then make a decision on which one to get. That's going to be a pretty tough choice.
    Loverock Davidson-
  • USA the heaven market if they are going to be displaced as first economy?

    I need worldwide number only USA give a feeling of limited info. USA numbers are fine but give partial info to users.
    reysys