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PHOTOVIEW: Hands-on with HTC's Design Cases for the HTC One X
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 23.04.12 - 15:49:04 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 16935x
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During its last week's Frequencies by HTC conference in Seattle, HTC first time publicly previewed its HTC One cases prototypes, the company has so far designed for its brand new One X. While HTC said it's understanding the customer need to protect their invest of its new and expensive smartphone, HTC's designers don't feel too comfortable with many open market cases since they have the feeling that these cases take the design out smartphones. And we know that the new HTC One series relies pretty much on design and used materials. Therefore HTC has created a couple of design prototype in different looks and colors and previewed at Frequencies two orange and blue cases which are made of polycarbonate, the same material as the One X body itself.

These cases nicely fit around the One X, without taking the One X design language, but HTC tried to expand the design to the cases. In addition to the striped cases below, HTC also showed a dotted design and said that it's currently testing four colors: blue, orange, black and white. Furthermore, the cases are designed to work with other One X accessories, for instance it fits into the One X desktop cradle with speaker, without removing the case while using the cradle.

However, HTC made also clear that neither the designs nor the colors are finalized today and this might change for the commercial versions. And while we are talking about commercial availability, there was neither a release date given nor a price indication but according to HTC's own accessory shop, they will retail for something around 20 Euro.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Thomas on 23.04.12 - 16:17:46

I think I read on Mobiflip that the cases are made of Teflon and will be available within the next 3 - 4 weeks? Can you please comment? Thank you!

Posted by Arne Hess on 23.04.12 - 16:22:28

I can't comment where others got their information from but I can tell you, since I was there, that HTC hasn't said that the cases are made of Teflon but said it's "plastic". While HTC has also not confirmed any estimated time of arrivals (you can bet we asked a few times), 3 - 4 weeks could be reasonable since it's already listed in HTC's own accessory shop. But than again, HTC was super-shy on any release dates and said that the cases above were just prototypes.

Posted by Drey on 23.04.12 - 23:55:40

I like the Orange! Should looks good with AT&T's white One X! Maybe HTC is awaiting the launch over there?

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