Review: HTC One X for AT&T
WIth modern Android phones, there are several ways to approach the messaging tools. You can either use the messaging apps individually, or make use of the ones that are baked into the platform software.
For example, when you first set up the One X, you have the option to sign into a number of different accounts, including: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hotmail, Exchange, Evernote, Flickr, HTC Account, and on and on. These platform-level account tools reach deep into the operating system and permeate apps that have nothing to do with messaging. The end result is that you have the ability to send messages from apps you might not expect to be able to, such as the Note-taking app, or the movie rental store.
You can also choose to download individual applications and use them as stand-alone services. Either way you do it, there are plenty of avenues through which to send messages from the One X.
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The SMS/MMS application is a very slightly tweaked version of the stock Android 4.0 app. Conversations are threaded and easy to read, but the use of white space and coloration is decidedly "HTC." The Gmail/email apps are both present and appear to be the stock Android 4.0 versions. The only IM client on board is Google Talk.
Other messaging and social networking tools include Google+ and Google+ Messenger, Latitude, and FriendStream. Each has its own widget or home screen shortcut that makes the app/service easier to access and use directly from the home screen panels.
What I like most about all of these is the sheer volume of options and ease with which most of them work. It takes only a few taps to create posts or messages from pretty much anywhere in the operating system.
We're live from HTC's event, where they are expected to announce new phones. Rumors whisper of a new series of phones called "One".
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Oct 2, 2012
HTC today announced the One X+, a major update to the hardware and software of the One X. The One X+ looks the same as the One X with a polycarbonate shell, but has dramatically different internal components.
May 17, 2012
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega told investors at the JPMorgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is doing what it can to offer devices with low subsidies. "We have to watch subsidies and make sure that we bring devices to market that customers love and will keep and have low subsidies," he said.
Apr 18, 2012
AT&T today announced that it will launch HTC's One X on May 6th for $200. Pre-orders begin April 22nd.