The HTC One X will launch in Europe this Thursday, and it looks like Canada isn't far behind. Canadian network Rogers is offering HTC's new flagship phone for pre-order from today, priced C$169.99 with a three (yes, three) year contract. While Rogers hasn't given any specifics on when it'll launch the One X, the up-front price is part of a promotion which runs until the end of April. Monthly prices range from C$52-62 f
Rogers is sweetening the deal by giving One X pre-orderers the chance to win a "HTC prize pack", including a two-person trip to the Universal Music Video Awards in Toronto and C$2500 spending money.
In case you've somehow missed all our coverage over the past couple of days, the One X is HTC's leading smartphone for 2012, with a 4.7-inch HD SuperLCD 2 screen, a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU and the brand new Sense 4.0 on top of ICS. Check out our definitive review to find out more.
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With 3 year contracts I can't believe anyone would sign up, especially in the age of the smartphone. I can sort of understand if you only use a dumb phone. I can't even stand 2 year contracts here in the states so I buy my phones outright and sell them when I want to upgrade.
The thing is - why NOT sign up? If you sign the contract you get a subsidized phone - if you don't sign a contract you pay full price for your phone and the monthly plan is the same price anyways. With Rogers at least you qualify for a hardware upgrade after 24 months (which requires locking into another 3 years) so you're not truly stuck with the same smartphone for 3 full years.
If I'm not mistaken, the Big 3 (Rogers, Bell, Telus) all force you into 3 year contracts. It's only the smaller divisions (Virgin, Fido, Koodo, etc.) or independents (Wind, Mobilicity) that will offer lower contracts, or a Tab contract. The only issue with these other companies is you don't usually get the latest & greatest phones available from them.
Man... I really am Envious of users around the world... When a phone is announced they get it AS IS.... Don't have to worry about US carriers screwing with the Design for no good reason.
ya.. Smartphone-life was happy back in India. Buy a phone(on actual release date), put a sim. No restrictions from carriers or anything.
Would this not be the LTE Dual Core model ? I didn't think Rogers was getting the Quad Core.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Especially since Rogers is pushing it's LTE network. (Personally I can't wait until Tegra3 and LTE play nice together.)
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