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  • Blog, Gadgets - Written by on Monday, November 12, 2012 10:13 - 5 Comments

    Australia won’t get the HTC One X+

    blog Interested in HTC’s One X+ smartphone? We wouldn’t be surprised. With minor bumps to most of the specifications found in the company’s popular One X handset, plus the addition of the new ‘Jelly Bean’ version of Android, the One X+ was looking like quite the hot little number. However, prepare to be disappointed. Ausdroid has dug up this post on HTC Australia’s Facebook page, where the Taiwanese company makes it clear Australia’s not getting the handset. HTC wrote:

    ” … the HTC One X+ will not be released in Australia. HTC works very closely with the service providers to determine the compatibility of the networks to the devices being released. Any new devices that are released will be announced on our page. We hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks.”

    It is a shame that the One X+ won’t be released in Australia, but not entirely a surprise. HTC never confirmed 4G support for the handset locally, and without 4G support, high-end handsets just aren’t as attractive in Australia at the moment. Of course, we’re sure Australians will still be able to order the One X+ from third-party retailers such as Mobicity, but the whole thing is still a bit of a downer.

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    1. Posted 13/11/2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Damn.. i was hoping to get this phone.. even without 4G support..

      Renai – whats your opinion on handsets such as this and the Nexus 4 , good specs but no 4G

      But from experience of some friends in Perth , the 4G isnt great as yet and on a 2 year replacement contract is another 2 years un-reasonable for no 4G access

      • Posted 13/11/2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

        to clarify – I’m a light 3G user on your least prefered mainstream network (Voda/3)

        Is “3.5G” HSPA+ or what ever that much worse than 4G?

        • Aaron
          Posted 14/11/2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink | Reply

          Yes, yes it is, especially in dense population centres, such as CBDs, where network congestion on HSDPA/3G is so intense at certain times of the day the network is completely useless.

          I work in Melb CBD. At lunch time my internet is useless if it doesn’t pick up a 4G signal. Completely useless.

        • James
          Posted 15/11/2012 at 9:49 am | Permalink | Reply

          I haven’t had any problems with connectivity on my One X (HSPA/3.5G), I’m in Melbourne’s CBD.
          Always seem to have a good connection.

          Speed definately favours 4G though, just make sure you get a big data plan if you’re a heavy user. You’ll go through your allowance almost twice as fast if you aren’t careful.

    2. Rob
      Posted 20/12/2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink | Reply


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