AT&T and Radio Shack have cut the price of the HTC One X to $100 on Sunday.
Both retailers have agreed to go on sale with the HTC One X now sold at $100, with Radio Shack offering a $50 discount on any Android smartphone priced at a minimum of $100, such as the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Motorola Droid RAZR 4G LTE, and both of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and S2.
According to AT&T, this month’s price reduction is timely for a back-to-school special, which have brought low spirits upon students who live outside the U.S.
The HTC One X features a 4.7-inch, 720p HD Gorilla Glass-covered display, HTC Sense 4.0 UI, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – considered as the most wanted OS in handsets by the time One X was first launched months ago but has now been outshone by the arrival of the Jelly Bean – and a plastic polycarbonate structure that serves more handy with its lighter and cooler touch than its competitors of the same size, despite being over5 incheslong.
The HTC One X is also considered by reviewers to have taken the third-strongest offering spot among the line of 5-inch devices.
Unfortunately, the smartphone’s fame backed down when its launch was barred in the U.S. Customs because of the Apple patent infringement case against HTC that was brought to court.
Another unsuccessful event arose for the promising handset when it came across tough competition with the Samsung Galaxy S3, which carries a much greater deal of features that surpassed its specifications.
Time came when the HTC One X launched with AT&T, and its sister One S went under T-Mobile’s roof, but the Galaxy S3 continued to soar as it launched with five U.S. shippers, following its introduction in 28 other countries. Since then, Samsung has reported a massive sale of more than 10 million in its smartphone.
HTC continued to fight back against Samsung and its line of Galaxy models and has announced earlier this year that it made plans to center its attention and efforts to penetrate the Chinese market, as the US market is becoming more intense with time. In the meantime, Samsung is experiencing all the glory of conquering the market, with leeway before the next Apple iPhone arrives later this year.
In a report by IDC last July 27 pertaining to statistics gathered during the second quarter of this year, Samsung more than doubled its shipments to 50.2 million units, an increase from its 18.4 million units from the same period last year. Apple followed with a total 26 million units, up from the 20.4 million last year. On the other hand, Nokia went down to 10.2 million shipments, from its 16.7 million units in the previous year.
HTC ended the quarter in fourth spot, which it had surrendered since the previous quarter on shipments of 8.8 million phone units, a decrease from the 11.6 million it sold in last year’s second quarter, though it still showed an improvement from its first quarter this year.
“Samsung topped the 50 million-unit mark and reached a new quarterly smartphone shipment record in a single quarter,” stated IDC.
IDC also added that it will continue to monitor the performance of the Samsung Galaxy models, especially how it will compete against the much awaited new iPhone, which is expected to be released later this year.
IDC also commented that HTC’s “relatively strong performance in the Asia/Pacific region allowed it to climb back up the rank order, as did the correction of its channel inventory issues,” and has expected that “the company’s streamlined portfolio means future share gains will be predicated upon the success of its One products,” promising a positive return for the struggling firm.
On a positive note, HTC has confirmed that it plans to upgrade the One X and One S operating system to an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and has advised users to “stay tuned” for details about “timing and other details.”
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