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Three UK has secured an exclusive right to distribute state-of-the-art HTC Desire Eye smartphone.
Come November, Three will start offering the newest HTC masterpiece as the sole distributor in the UK. The talked-about phone is HTC Desire Eye which is a duo-camera monster. HTC wants to cater for the needs of the newest generation which is snapping photos like crazy. That is why the Taiwan manufacturer equipped the phone with two 13 megapixel cameras, so that not only can you take a high resolution photo of the surroundings, but also make a perfect selfie. HTC sees this camera as something much more than the most impressive selfie snapper, as it is also suitable for video chatting which turns out to be a trend among young adults nowadays.
Desire Eye will obviously be the flagship of the Desire line. In terms of specifications it is not the most powerful device on the market but it houses a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon chip which makes it a solid smartphone. The screen is 5.2” which is bigger than HTC One. Interestingly, the phone is water-resistant up to 1m for about 30 minutes – this is great considering that they achieved it without any ugly flaps.
Head of devices at Three UK Sylvia Chind commented on this announcement saying “We are delighted that Three is the exclusive operator partner for the HTC Desire Eye in the UK. The new Re camera opens up a new world of creative opportunity and by utilising the many editing and upload features, our customers can share their videos and photos effortlessly across our reliable network.”
There has been no announcement about the pricing of the phone, so as soon as more details emerge we will inform you.
Three UK announced that it will sell a new HTC phone with a widely anticipated Windows 8 OS from November 15. The smartphone official name is HTC Windows Phone 8X and it may features are large HD display, nice camera, NFC and of course Windows 8 OS. HTC put some effort into the design of the phone and hardware capabilities (full specification available through the link below). What we are getting from HTC WP 8X is a modern unique look, updated OS and sound hardware that will give you nice smartphone experience. All together, HTC WP 8X is an interesting alternative to Lumias, if you like Windows OS.
Three UK will sell HTC WP 8X both as part of PAYG SIM deals and contracts. If you prefer a pay as you go SIM card then you will need to spend 350 pounds on this smartphone. If you choose a contract, then you might get the phone for as low as £29 as long as you choose the £30 a month deal.
O2 in cooperation with HTC plan to sell a yet unknown handset without a charger. This will be a part of a bigger programme which is designed to limit the number of chargers. Currently, there are around 100 million unused chargers just in the UK. We have so many of them because 70% of people who buy one of the 30 million new phones sold on the British Isles each year have already got a suitable charger. O2 inferred from these statistics that we could reduce the environmental damage and the production costs by limiting the number of new chargers. The new HTC phone will have a USB to Micro-USB cable instead of a charger that will allow people to charge the handset via a computer or a universal charger they already have. However, O2 did not forget about the 30% of people who do not own a right charger. They will have a chance to buy the charger separately at any of O2’s retail outlets.
Although, the idea seems to be noble, it is not sure whether customers will like it. Many people may actually use couple of chargers and they might appreciate getting a new one every time they buy a phone. On the other hand it may be really welcomed by companies that will save money by getting handsets without chargers cheaper .
On the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HTC has showed their new range of smartphones that is coming to markets this year. Among them there were two unique ones known as Facebook phones. These are HTC ChaCha and Salsa and their special feature is a physical Facebook button. It allows user to instantly connect to their Facebook profile and with a single push of the button they can update their status, share a photo, article or a favorite song. Additionally, the button starts pulsing whenever there is an opportunity to share something through Facebook and both phones have the latest HTC Sense user interface.
HTC plans to launch the phones on European markets sometime in the second quarter of 2011.