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HTC wows Germany with Desire X

HTC, a leading Taiwan smartphone brand, yesterday launched a new model at the 2012 International Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Germany.

The HTC Desire X — also known as the HTC Proto — is an upgraded version of the One V and is equipped with a dual-core processor and the Android 4.0 operating system. Despite the cutting-edge specs, the phone is offered at slightly over NT$10,000 and targets the lower end of the sector, as opposed to Samsung's Galaxy Note and phones supported with the future Win 8 operating system.

According to HTC, the Desire X features a four-inch super LCD WVGA display, Beats Audio technology, a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and the Android 4.0 OS.

The phone also has a 5 megapixel camera, supported with HTC's exclusive ImageChip independent graphics processing unit. The camera has an f/2.0 28mm aperture, BSI sensor and automatic-adjusting flashlight that enables the snapping of picture-perfect photos even at low-light environments.

Meanwhile, HTC also integrated the Dropbox storage technology into the phone, allowing those registering their HTC Desire X phones by the end of 2013 to enjoy 25GB of storage space free of charge over the Internet for a period of two years.

The new phone will hit the market in September and will be available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific.

Taiwanese Firms to Join Berlin Show

Over 130 electronics companies from Taiwan will take part in a major trade show in Berlin, starting today, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said yesterday.

Four prominent Taiwanese ICT companies — Asustek Computer Inc., AIPTEK, Just Mobile and Thermaltake — will jointly launch new products at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances, on Sept. 1, TAITRA said.

Taiwan-made electronic devices will be on display at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds in a pavilion dubbed 27 Taiwan Image Hall, which was commissioned by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and built by TAITRA.

As part of its efforts to raise the international visibility of Taiwan's manufacturers, TAITRA said, it will also hold a series of promotional events for Taiwan-made products during the six-day trade show.

Some award-winning products from the 2012 COMPUTEX Taipei design and innovation show will also be displayed at the Berlin fair, on the first leg of a one-year global tour of the products, TAITRA said.

The golden award products include Delta Electronics' Innergie Magic Cable Trio, HTC's Portable Bluetooth Conference Speaker, Inhon Computer's Full Carbon Fiber Ultrabook, IBASE Technology's SI-38Digital Signage System and the Thermaltake Level 10 M mouse.

This year, the Berlin trade fair is expected to attract some 1,400 companies from around the world and over 200,000 visitors.

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