Just the other day, we were pontificating about HTC's future with the fact that it's been largely eclipsed by Samsung in terms of sales.
And how the One X is a great handset but the Taiwanese powerhouse needs to really pull something special out the bag to regain that lost ground.
The HTC Endeavour C2 may just be that. Apparently, a source has told Stuff that deep within HTC towers, the firm is working on a high end new project which will basically carry on where the One X left off.
Details are obviously encouraged to be digested with a side order of a salt-pinch, but here's what we may be seeing: a quad-core 1.7GHz processor which will be slightly higher than the one in the original One X.
On top of that, improved battery life (the real Achilles heel in all HTC devices we've used in the past - including the One X), new colours and ClearVoice technology for making you sound a little better when you're using the device for, you know, talking. As we used to.
The source suggests that the Endeavour C2 will be similar in looks to the One X with another uni-bodied design. On the downside, you know what that means.. no user replaceable battery again (boo, heckle!) but on the plus side, it means a pretty cool looking device.
And here's an interesting line - apparently, there'll be some Dr Dre headphones included in the box. If true, this an amazing 360-degree turn for HTC which used to include Beats Audio buds, then stopped because it was too expensive and sold a chunk of the company. If it's including Beats Audio phones again, it means it's back on form with the technology although personally, we can't see that one happening!
We're now overly excited about HTC's new video-on-demand service, Watch 2. That one, we'll sit out but the new Sense 4.1 user interface that will presumably run atop Jelly Bean is something that floats our boat. Let's just hope HTC releases this quickly before Samsung starts touting about the Galaxy S4!