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Just after its two-month anniversary, the PlayStation Mobile store got support for a few new HTC devices: the HTC One XL, the EVO 4G LTE and the One X+.

They are joining the already supported One X, One S and One V bringing the number of PlayStation Mobile-certified HTC devices to six. Sony requires all HTC smartphones except the One V to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in order to enjoy the game store.

What about the HTC One V, then? Sony says they’ll release more information regarding the entry-level smartphone at a later date, since the device might not be getting updated to Jelly Bean, according to recent leaks.

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A leaked list of HTC smartphones to receive the Jelly Bean update includes several variants of the One S and One X, as well as the Droid Incredible 4G and EVO 4G.

HTC has been a little late to the party in regards to letting everyone know if and when certain devices will be able to run the latest version of the Google OS, but that’s understandable since it has bigger fish to fry. You know, like how to salvage what has otherwise been a terrible second half of 2012.

The list was leaked on twitter by Football4PDA, a source that has proven its reliability in the past.

List of HTC Devices that will get JB Update: Evitare Evita Fireball Jewel К2 TotemC2 Ville VilleC2 Valente#WXSat Dec 08 15:37:31 via webFootball
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The devices which correspond to these codenames are:

  • HTC One X+ (Evitare)
  • HTC One XL (Evita)
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Fireball)
  • HTC EVO 4G LTE (Jewel)
  • HTC One SV (K2)
  • HTC One VX (Totem C2)
  • HTC One S (Ville)
  • HTC One S C2 (Ville C2)
  • HTC J (Valente)

The HTC One X is obviously absent from this list, as many One X’s (including our office handset) have already received the Jelly Bean update.

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The HTC Windows Phone 8S has arrived at the UK scene and is already available in several stores (both real and online). The phone aims to provide affordable entry into the tile-filled world of Windows Phone 8.

The best deal at the moment is offered by Three UK – you can grab the 8S for £180 off contract or free with a two-year contract starting from £17/month. This is for the Atlantic Blue model. Deliveries start Monday, December 10.

Clove UK also carry the HTC 8S but they have put a £225 price tag on it. Expansys UK and Amazon UK both have it at £240. That’s for the Blue model again, though Expansys has the other color options on pre-order. Argos has the phone too, but at £300. We’re just mentioning it in case they decide to start some promotion and cut the price significantly.

Anyway, if you prefer to get the Windows Phone 8S on contract but not on Three, you can head over to Phones4u, which has offers for Vodafone (£21/month), Orange (£28.50/month) and T-Mobile (£36/month). Carphone Warehouse also has deals for Vodafone.

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HTC has officially unveiled the Butterfly, which is the GSM variant of the J Butterfly released in Japan two months ago. The smartphone previously leaked as Deluxe DLX is going to become the new HTC flagship.

For those who are not aware, the HTC J Butterfly is the company’s first smartphone with a 1080p display. The Butterfly is almost identical to the J Butterfly, except it is designed to run on GSM networks worldwide.

To recap the features of this device, the HTC Butterfly has a 5.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Super LCD 3 with Gorilla Glass 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 SoC with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory (with a microSD card slot), 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, NFC, 2,020mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

There’s no word on the pricing or availability of the HTC Butterfly for now, though.

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HTC just revealed its November revenues numbers, which show the company has halted its 4 month decline. That’s hardly surprising, though, as HTC released its first two the Windows Phone 8-running smartphones that month – HTC 8X and HTC 8S.

HTC also released its refreshed flagship, the One X+, but the availability of that one has been relatively limited, so we don’t know how much of an impact that one made.

The HTC DNA is another droid which could have also contributed to the positive result, but its November 21 release and Verizon-only availability have probably limited its influence.

These figures bode well for Windows Phone 8 and for Microsoft, who hope to get a significant return on the newest version of their mobile OS.

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HTC officially confirmed the Windows Phone 8S won’t be coming to the United States. HTC says its focus will go entirely on the 8X. Here comes the official statement:

“The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is our signature Windows Phone available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. With our focus on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, the Windows Phone 8S is not currently planned for distribution in the U.S. market.

The device will probably still find its way to the US shores through various retailers and it will be available free of contract. However, with no official import its pricing might turn out to be pretty steep so there will be little point in getting it.

In other news, the Verizon’s HTC Windows Phone 8X sells unlocked and it’s compatible with whatever microSIM you may have from carriers around the globe. It seems this might be a new Verizon policy since other top-notch phones from their catalog also come unlocked – notably the iPhone 5 and DROID DNA.

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Exactly a month ago HTC launched the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the One X in Asia and now the update is available for CID_038 or CID_044 versions of the device around the world, too.

The update is 364MB in size and requires users to download а precursory 1.6MB file, bringing the software to version 3.14.707.24. Afterwards, the regular Android 4.1.1 update process will commence.

As seen in the screenshot provided by AndroidAuthority, the software bump brings HTC Sense 4+, new landing page in the gallery as well as improved battery management. The HTC One X owners bound to a carrier contract will have to wait probably to the beginning of next year to get the 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update. Bummer, we know.

The mid-range HTC One S is still waiting for its software update to Jelly Bean, and the company is still mum on details. We do hope it gets pushed before the end of the year, though.

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A new era of Windows Phone is finally upon us, and HTC is leading the pack with their flagship smartphone: the Windows Phone 8X. Designed to be more compact than the Lumia 920 but equally high-end, the 8X introduces a different yet compelling style to HTC’s lineup of devices. We couldn’t resist going hands-on.

It’s not just about the exterior either, because for the first time manufacturers of Windows Phones can actually introduce hardware that’s relevant in the modern and ever-changing phone market. The HTC 8X includes a 720p display and a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, which finally allows it to compete on-paper with the latest Android behemoths and deliver high-quality components to consumers.

Specifications

Internally, the Windows Phone 8X shares a lot of things in common with the One XL: there’s a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with 1 GB of RAM; 8 megapixel rear camera with ImageChip technology, f/2.0 lens and BSI sensor; NFC and LTE (in some models). Also, the 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display at 1280 x 720 is very similar to the 4.7-inch version in the One XL.

Yet while many things are similar, many things are different as well. we don’t fully understand why there’s only Bluetooth 3.1 in the HTC 8X when the One XL gets the newer Bluetooth 4.0, and a more pressing issue is why the maximum available storage is 16 GB with no microSD card slot. On the better side, the 8X receives a 2.1 MP front-facing camera with an ultra-wide angle lens which makes quite a difference.