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HTC’s Jeff Gordon Shows Us the HTC One Line – XDA TV
You may remember HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon from our XDA TV coverage of CES. Back then, Jeff mentioned HTC’s plans on narrowing down their product line to increase focus and deliver a truly flagship device.
Now with the HTC One X, HTC hopes to have achieved this. Sporting a 1.5 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7″ 720p Super LCD2 display, 32 gigs of storage, and a full gig of RAM, they are certainly trying. The exterior of the device exudes HTC’s typical attention to detail thanks to a new technique known as Micro-Arc Oxidation. While the HTC One S also looks nice, the One X is, as Jeff puts it, “what the guys at XDA are mostly going to want to get.”
And to answer the most important question: YES, the bootloaders will be unlockable!
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
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