Still seems to be styled by people who style snowboards and skateboards. What about those who aren't 'rad'? can they not have a more stylish understated phone?
HTC launched the Desire X at IFA this week and simplified its product range by bringing an end to its low-end Wildfire lineup. HTC Desire X The HTC Desire X rolls with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor powering an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build. There's a 4in WVGA display, a 5Mp camera and 4GB of internal …
Monday 3rd September 2012 04:07 GMT N13L5
exactly why I came to make a post too
wth, HTC? what's that supposed to be? a squashed egg?
Just trying to get around the square with rounded corners patent?
Back when I liked your designs and wanted to buy your phones, your cameras weren't up to snuff.. now you're thinking of new tricks to make me go buy phones from someone else...
Friday 31st August 2012 13:46 GMT Lallabalalla
Not another one!
Can't they just do it once a year or so like ..... somebody else ....
The constant scramble to keep up to date must be costing somebody a fortune. "Here's our NEW phone! It's SO much better than our OLD phone from last month and it does everything we told you the old one would do, but didn't quite manage.."
Friday 31st August 2012 13:46 GMT Anonymous Coward
Friday 31st August 2012 14:18 GMT frank ly
Wildfire still going...
I've still got my old Wildfire (with AMOLED screen and camera pushbutton) and I run it on PAYG as a 'standby' phone in case anything goes wrong with its replacement, the Incredible-S. It does feel a bit sluggish and look grainy compared to the Incredible, but it still does everything I would need it to do (but it's not very good for reading e-books and watching videos).
I can't think why I'd want to upgrade from the Incredible, since the 4" screen is the maximum size that I feel comfortable with using as a phone and carrying in my jacket pocket. Unless they can make smartphones do something amazing and 'must have', I see no reason why anyone with a recent smartphone would really need to upgrade.
Friday 31st August 2012 14:21 GMT squilookle
I have a wildfire S and I have no issues with the processor, but the lack of memory is a problem: and even that would have been alright if I could have uninstalled all the crapware. It has limitations but for the four main tasks I throw at my phone: light web browsing, playing music via Spotify, phone calls and texts, it is more than adequate and definitely worth what I paid for it.
That said, when I'm ready for upgrade in a few months I plan on not being such a tight arse and going for something higher end. Probably another Android, possibly WP8 if that pans out well. We'll see whats about at the time.
Regarding this new phone: Was the original Desire not the flagship model at the time? If so, I would have thought that relegating it to the budget model is more confusing than just refreshing the whole product line and giving it a new name and yet another letter...
Friday 31st August 2012 15:13 GMT Anonymous Coward
Perfect Form Factor
For me the Wildfire S is the perfect form factor for a phone, but it is a big sluggish with HTC Sense on.. I have a Desire S, which I feel is on the large side - but speed wise its great.
If HTC put the Desire S CPU in the Wildfire S then I would be interested.
Unlikely to happen. These days its either poverty spec budget phones, or high end monster phones.
Friday 31st August 2012 15:46 GMT Lallabalalla
Friday 31st August 2012 17:43 GMT Joe User
Friday 31st August 2012 20:12 GMT adnim
I am thinking of...
investing in my very first smart phone (seriously, I have not needed one until now).
However when I read this..."delivers uncompromised, studio-quality sound for your music" on the HTC website, I closed the tab and decided to look elsewhere.
I have worked in a recording studio, as a sound engineer, so this statement makes me wonder what else they may exaggerate or just plain lie about.