HTC Sensation XL Announced

HTC have just announced a new smartphone to the world, the HTC Sensation XL and the XL plays a REALLY big part (no pun intended) in the difference over the original HTC Sensation

Consider this the twin brother of the HTC TItan which we saw only recently running Windows Phone Mango, however the Sensation XL runs Android using a new version of Sense 3.5.

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Here are a list of the main specs to impress you

  • 4.7 inch WVGA Screen
  • 8 Megapixel camera with 2.2 lens for better low light shots
  • Android 2.3.3 with Sense 3.5
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • 768MB RAM
  • 1.5Ghz Processor (Single Core)
  • 14.4mb/s HSDPA & 5.76mb/s HSUPA
So far Three, Vodafone and O2 have announced on twitter that they will be stocking the Sensation XL sometime soon but no idea yet on pricing.  In fact Brendan from Three has publushed a ‘Sneak Peak’ video so you get more of a ‘hands on’ look at the phone instead of a press video
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Whilst we unfortunately were unable to attend the launch party to give you hands on photos like we were able too at the Titan and Radar launch, we are hoping to be able to get hands on a HTC Sensation XL very soon to bring you a full review of this exciting new device!.


Strategic HTC investment to result in Beats integrated HTC phones this Fall

Taoyuan, Taiwan & Santa Monica, CA – August 11, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today announced a strategic partnership and investment with Beats™ Electronics LLC, the company redefining the audio market with its iconic Beats by Dr. Dre™ audio experience. The two fast-growing brands will focus on bringing high performance sound to HTC phones.

“The HTC and Beats by Dr. Dre partnership is an opportunity for two world-class companies to redefine the smart phone industry and define the future,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Beats by Dr. Dre and Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records which is a division of Universal Music Group and a stakeholder in Beats. “For Beats by Dr. Dre, this represents a critical step in our continued mission to clean up the destruction of audio caused by the digital revolution; and reengineer how sound is delivered so that the consumer feels the music the way that the artist intended.”

HTC® and Beats™ have been working together to create superior mobile audio experiences for consumers, which will result in a line of HTC devices integrated with Beats sound innovations, available this fall.

“Beats has found a unique way to harness popular culture in a manner that is unlike any other brand today,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “It’s an exciting brand that has been built around providing something very special, and we believe our strategic partnership will provide customers with unbeatable sound on HTC phones. We obsess over every detail of a consumer’s mobile experience and audio is a critical part of that experience.”

HTC is known for unifying content, services and devices into unique mobile experiences. And Beats is known for its unique consumer brand appeal and ability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound captured in professional recording studios, allowing consumers to hear music the way the artist intended. Bringing these two great brands together will create superior mobile music and sound experiences, while accelerating HTC’s entry into the youth and accessories markets globally.

Beats Electronics will continue to operate autonomously with Iovine as Chairman and Luke Wood as President & COO with its current business partnerships that include Monster Cable Products Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Chrysler Group LLC. Iovine will also continue serving as Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records.

“Our customers have clearly responded to Beats and HTC, and Best Buy is proud to feature their products in our stores,” said Brian J. Dunn, CEO, Best Buy. “We are committed to offering innovative and entertaining technologies that help consumers enhance their lives. Our customers expect that from us. The unique HTC Sense experience and the great sound of Beats provide prime examples of that focus.”