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HTC One X release date?

How long will we have to wait for the HTC One X after its unveiled on Sunday?

Most Useful Answer ayalapd  Mar. 6, 2012 at 18:23

This is a huge turn off. I know that micro sims are the way to go now as we phase the old tech out, but now I'll be forced to give up my grandfathered unlimited data with ATT. I new it wouldn't last forever, but I didn't think I would lose it this quickly. Also, we stick with Android for a lot of reasons, but one huge reason for me is that unlike the iphones, I can chose to expand my memory, use multiple sd cards for movies, apps and music and get a bigger, beefier battery or use multiple batteries while in flight or in another situation where I can't recherge. I hate the booster packs where you have to plug them in and it then makes the phone awkward to hold. I will definitely wait to see what the S3 brings. I'm dissappointed, HTC. And after I picked an Inspire over the Galaxy because I preferred HTC to Samsung. Now, you're leaving me with no choice but to switch to Galaxy. Damn!

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Treab  Mar. 10, 2012 at 03:30

android is allowing developers to develop apps of 4gb in size...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 11:32

Treab, there has have been huge apps for ages, the data was just downloaded in-app as opposed to directly from the market. The good thing about this new way is it doesn't bypass Google's 15min return policy as the app is installed entirely from the Market :).

blizzard7  Mar. 10, 2012 at 11:49

Mind you with one game I've seen on hukd using 1.37gb space I think space could become a real issue again. 1.37gb, madness

I think the automatic DropBox upload for all your pics, notes and documents will certainly help out, and I can't see many games going over a GB.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 11:57

Blizz, Dropbox sync will also help to rapidly chew through people's "unlimited" data plans (500mb per month isn't very much when your phone's auto-syncing stuff to the cloud).

blizzard7  Mar. 10, 2012 at 12:00

Blizz, Dropbox sync will also help to rapidly chew through people's "unlimited" data plans (500mb per month isn't very much when your phone's auto-syncing stuff to the cloud).

Isn't there a sync over WiFi only setting?
EDIT: Yes there is, take that Matty :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 12:15

And if you wish to access any of that data whilst you're out ;)? It'd be free from a MicroSD card...

Pondlife  Mar. 10, 2012 at 12:25

Blizz, Dropbox sync will also help to rapidly chew through people's "unlimited" data plans (500mb per month isn't very much when your phone's auto-syncing stuff to the cloud).

Good idea to avoid those ones then. ;)

Pondlife  Mar. 10, 2012 at 12:40

Wondering how many other massive games there are atm, can only see that number rising rapidly though especially with increasing screen resolutions. thinking more towards ipad and the 16gb version now though tbh.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 13:01

Blizz, Dropbox sync will also help to rapidly chew through people's "unlimited" data plans (500mb per month isn't very much when your phone's auto-syncing stuff to the cloud).

Good idea to avoid those ones then. ;)


Bit of a problem for those wanting a mid-contract upgrade or who are on a SIM only contract but want a new phone. MicroSD cards are still a far better idea than cloud storage, in the UK. Main reasons being:

1) 3G or better signal (or lack thereof).
2) The cost of truly unlimited data plans/the limits of most "unlimited" plans (two sides of the same, bad, coin)
3) Data speeds in the UK, if LTE was available cloud storage would be less of a problem, but even using HSPA+ data in the UK isn't that quick really.
4) MicroSD cards are so cheap nowadays, £14 for 32gb from Play.com the other day.
5) MicroSD cards are always accessible, data or not.
6) MicroSD cards can be moved from one device to another (along with the data on them) with little to no effort, good luck transferring 32gb of data from a One X to a new phone in a few years time without making it an epic task.

Rant over...I think :p.

blizzard7  Mar. 10, 2012 at 13:27

Blizz, Dropbox sync will also help to rapidly chew through people's "unlimited" data plans (500mb per month isn't very much when your phone's auto-syncing stuff to the cloud).

Good idea to avoid those ones then. ;)


Bit of a problem for those wanting a mid-contract upgrade or who are on a SIM only contract but want a new phone. MicroSD cards are still a far better idea than cloud storage, in the UK. Main reasons being:

MASSIVE WALL OF TEXT


And this is why you're not running HTC Matt :p HTC need to make more profit, so do you:
a) Increase the built-in memory to 64 GBs to satisfy a tiny proportion of the market and raise costs for both you and the consumer considerably.
b) Include a microSD slot which not only costs you money and space in the phone, but means retailers and card manufacturers make a nice amount of profit off your hard work.
c) Integrate 32 GBs and please most of the market and make a nice amount of money on the side.

Putting a microSD slot is the equivalent of Ford selling you a sports car but saying you need to go to Toyota to get a turbocharger.

Pondlife  Mar. 10, 2012 at 13:37

Like I said I'd prefer external storage but I don't think it's enough to put me off atm. That said I don't think I'll get a new phone til 4g hits europe now unless handset packs in.

Think it'll be even harder to find one with external storage in few years. Besides wouldn't need to transfer the data if it was on cloud ;) Copying data to and then from pc has worked well enough so far anyway, previous cards usually staying in previous phones.

In honesty until mp3 player bites the dust I don't seem to need much storage in phone. Had 32gb card in there but put previous 8gb one back in once realised that if I deleted most of the clockwork backups I had much less than 3gb of stuff on there.

Now if I hard to use phone for mp3 playback then it'd have to have card slot...

Pondlife  Mar. 10, 2012 at 13:46

a) Increase the built-in memory to 64 GBs to satisfy a tiny proportion of the market and raise costs for both you and the consumer considerably.
b) Include a microSD slot which not only costs you money and space in the phone, but means retailers and card manufacturers make a nice amount of profit off your hard work.
c) Integrate 32 GBs and please most of the market and make a nice amount of money on the side.

Putting a microSD slot is the equivalent of Ford selling you a sports car but saying you need to go to Toyota to get a turbocharger.


I'd say it was closer to Ford selling you a car and then you getting new Stereo or maybe a roofbox or trailer to stretch the space comparison a touch. :)
The card slot must be pennies in cost. Space not exactly huge and hardly a factor on a 4+inch screened behemoth.

blizzard7  Mar. 10, 2012 at 13:59


I'd say it was closer to Ford selling you a car and then you getting new Stereo or maybe a roofbox or trailer to stretch the space comparison a touch. :)
The card slot must be pennies in cost. Space not exactly huge and hardly a factor on a 4+inch screened behemoth.


Hehe. Well that's the joy of capitalism, every penny counts. Especially when you're talking about selling 10 million units. That could be $500,000+ extra spent vs. making a profit on including the memory themselves. I think as well Apple proved that every millimetre counts when they switched to the infinitely lovable micro-SIM. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:02

The One X uses a bloody Micro-SIM too...I'm not liking some of the choices that were made when HTC were designing this phone.

blizzard7  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:05

The One X uses a bloody Micro-SIM too...I'm not liking some of the choices that were made when HTC were designing this phone.

Unfortunately, it won't be long till the whole industry switches over.

Treab  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:08

then apple will move to the new smaller sim before everyone decides to move to that one...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:08

When Micro-SIMs are an industry standard the problem will be non-existent as you'll be able to put your Micro-SIM in any other phone, as they'll all take Micro-SIM cards. Just as you can today with the current Mini-SIM that we use in 99% of phones.

At least we'll never have to deal with the SIM-less CDMA crap that our American cousins have on Verizon and Sprint etc.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:09

then apple will move to the new smaller sim before everyone decides to move to that one...
Apple's next step will be to go SIM-less (or have built in, non-removable SIMs), I reckon.

Treab  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:10

then apple will move to the new smaller sim before everyone decides to move to that one...
Apple's next step will be SIM-less (or built in, non-removable SIMs), I reckon.


well its that or those nano-sim things... 33% smaller than micro-sim

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:16

Never heard of Nano-SIMs, they sound like a likely option if OFCOM won't let Apple make the SIM card inaccessible to the end user, though.

Treab  Mar. 10, 2012 at 14:19

like ofcom has any power... they suck like ofgem...

blizzard7  Mar. 10, 2012 at 22:44

Nano-SIMs are for losers. It's all about the Femto-SIMs.

Treab  Mar. 10, 2012 at 23:46

Nano-SIMs are for losers. It's all about the Femto-SIMs.

pah im using the dot sim... its the sign of a full stop '.'

blizzard7  Mar. 11, 2012 at 01:35

One day, Treab... One day :p

Treab  Mar. 11, 2012 at 10:29

One day, Treab... One day :p

that day is today ;)

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