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Old August 31st, 2012, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting stuff. HTC are releasing Desire X, which at first glance looks like a proper Desire replacement for those who don't want a phone the size of a small telly.

4" 800x480 screen
1GHz Dual-core
4GB memory (768MB RAM)
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Apart from the dual-core it looks good...

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Old August 31st, 2012, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That screen sounds pants compared to my 720p one.
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I think that you're both being a bit unfair - it's not supposed to be a top-end smartphone. Its success will depend on where they pitch it in terms of price.

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One UK online retailer is listing it as "coming soon" at approx the same price as the One V - which is fair since apart from a slightly larger screen it seems rather similar in spec (slightly better, as it has a slightly larger screen and a removable battery). In fact it's hard to see why HTC would continue the One V once this is released.
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I think that you're both being a bit unfair - it's not supposed to be a top-end smartphone. Its success will depend on where they pitch it in terms of price.

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But that's the point. The desire was a top end phone. Arguably the best on the market at the time.

A true replacement would be top spec. Not mid range. Sure its double the spec of the current desire CPU wise but that's still only a 3rd of the spec of the best.
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HTC are really going to town with the Desire range... They have the Desire, Z, HD, S, C, and now X. Have I missed any? More than likely..

Could this explain why HTC are financially struggling?

EDIT: Also - can make it tricky when googling/searching for a plain old Desire product/query!
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Agreed. It all seems a bit confused!
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I think Desire, Desire HD, Z, S, C, X is the lot (at least in the UK), with S, C and X being the only current ones (and it's hard to believe the S will be current for much longer). But it does indeed make searching on the original Desire a pain

It's branding. Desire was a success, so they stuck with the name. Right now it looks like the Desire name is going to outlast Sensation, and the X is a much more respectable bearer of the name than the C.

The real question in my mind is when they'll realise that the sealed nature of the One series was a mistake? I noticed this week that Sony's latest all have expandable storage, and 2 out of 3 have removable batteries again, whereas the previous Xperias (S, P, U) all had fixed batteries and storage. So will HTC reconsider, or will they continue the same mistake for a bit longer?
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