AvailabilityThe HTC One X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. North America will make a separate announcement regarding availability of the HTC One X+. The Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One S and HTC One X from October. The device is an improvement over the company's current One X, and will ship internationally later this month. HTC has announced a new and improved One X. Dubbed the One X+, the device is basically a refreshed version of the same One X HTC is already selling. The handset comes with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and nixes the One X's 1.5GHz quad-core processor available in the global version for a 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. The One X+ has doubled its storage to 64GB, and according to HTC, its LTE version is "up to 67 percent faster" than its predecessor, through it's not clear how it arrived at that figure.
Fortune says it's spoken to a major Apple investor, who, while asking to remain anonymous, believes from 'multiple sources' than invites to an iPad mini launch event will be sent out on 10 October -- that's next Wednesday, Apple tends to send out invites to events mere days before the bash itself (don't you hate b wing iphone case those short-notice shindigs?), so if that's true, we'd be looking at an unveiling the following week, The iPhone 5 was flaunted on a Wednesday and went on sale the following Friday, as was the new iPad, so a lid-lifting ceremony on 17 October followed by a 26 October launch would make sense..
Needless to say, this is all guesswork, but a number of tips and hints from shadowy sources have pointed to October as the month we'll finally see Apple unwrapping a miniature iPad. Nothing on this rumoured device is known for sure, but one thing I do know is that cheap, smaller tablets from major manufacturers are springing up everywhere. Google's got the quad-core Nexus 7, Amazon is launching the Kindle Fire HD, and US bookseller Barnes and Noble is poised to bring its Nook HD tablet to the UK too.
Apple isn't generally a b wing iphone case company to follow industry trends, but those three tablets all cost about £160, and could easily persuade potential iPad buyers to go for the cheaper option, If Apple thinks it could lose ground to rival tablet-makers, that may persuade it to make a smaller, cheaper iPad, Is the iPad mini real, or is it just fantasy? Tell me in the comments, or on our Facebook wall, Update: That didn't happen after all, as Fortune was brave enough to point out, Carry on, nothing to see here..
Maria Miller, the incoming Culture Secretary, will chair the summit, which aims to to hammer out a deal that will prevent the networks from appealing against Ofcom's decision to approve EE's 4G service. EE -- which is formed from Orange and T-Mobile -- plans to launch 4G any day, while O2, Vodafone, Three and other networks must wait. It's likely that all involved will be looking to bring forward the date the other networks can get in on the action, by bringing forward the auction of 4G spectrum. The auction is currently set for next year, giving EE a headstart that O2 and Vodafone are most unhappy with -- especially as EE will be the first to offer 4G on the new iPhone 5.