#mwc12 – Wireless sharing tech to debut alongside HTC One in April

27 Feb 2012

The HTC One X smartphone

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – HTC’s new One Series of smartphones – including the One X, the One S and One V – will launch in April alongside a dynamic new technology that allows you to send content from the smartphones to HD TVs wirelessly with a flick of your finger.

At the Mobile World Congress today, HTC’s Ireland and UK general manager Phil Robertson demonstrated the powerful new One X smartphone which, with its 8-megapixel camera, is capable of amazing shutter action and can capture shots in just 0.7 seconds.

Powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor and an LTE-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the quad-core device has a large, 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen and contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. The sleek, 7.9mm device has a polycarbonate body that uses the same materials as ice hockey helmets. It is coated in microarc oxidation originally developed for use in satellites.

Its sister devices, the One S and One V, will have 4.3-inch screens.

The devices will run on an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and have the HTC Sense 4 user interface.

In addition, the new smartphones come with a range of cloud-based music services for users to choose to buy music from, including 7Digital, and a deal between HTC and Dropbox provides users with 25GB of free Dropbox space for two years.

Robertson said the new smartphones will debut in April alongside HTC’s new Media Link HD accessory that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port. As a result, users can share their photos, videos and other content on their phones directly onto a TV wirelessly.

“Anything on your phone, just flick it up there with a three-fingered swipe,” Robertson said.

Robertson’s colleague John French explained that the Media Link HD is compatible with all TV manufacturers’ hardware.

“One of the things we are really proud about these devices is, aside from what we believe is the best media-sharing experience to be had on a smartphone device today, the camera technology on the device has some amazing capabilities, thanks to ImageSense technology and enables 40pc better light conditions on photos,” French said.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years