Incredible India and Simply Singapore

The two cities are a study in contrasts: New Delhi is sprawling, dry, refreshing cool, and wonderfully frenetic; while Singapore is compact, humid and warm, yet pleasingly calm. But they have much in common. For instance, the food in both is tantalizing; from New Delhi’s mouth-watering chicken tikka to Singapore’s rightly famous pepper crabs.

They are also home to amazing communities of HTC fans and customers, which is what brought us to both.

Incredible India

“Incredible India” the advertisement goes, and our 30-hour stay certainly supported that statement. The amount of construction we saw is a testament to the incredible economic growth in this country of 1.2 billion people. Less obvious, but no less influential, is the growth in smartphone ownership. More than 350 million people connect to the Internet through their mobile, more than the entire population of the United States.

With Beats audio at the core of HTC One, could there be a better place to meet than New Delhi’s Hard Rock Café? The music was loud and the guests full of questions about the new series of phones. Much like our previous meet-ups, the camera stole the show. The room filled with shutter clicks as attendees snapped away.

Beats Audio Makes the Three Hour Journey Complete

The physical design won raves as well. Nishant Gambhir said HTC One X is ‎”really quick, attractive and lightweight.” Umang Bhatia, who traveled over 200 km to be one of the first in India to try HTC One X, called it “simply a show-stopper!”

Simply Singapore

After an all too brief night’s sleep in New Delhi, we boarded our next flight, bound for Singapore. The stunning architecture of Changi Airport is the perfect introduction to the city-state’s gleaming skyline of glass towers and awe-inspiring shopping centers. For me, it is also home, and a chance to see my family before heading to our meet-up later in the evening.

Nestled in an older part of the city, Orange Thimble, the location of our customer meet-up, is a pleasant café half-a-world removed from the rush of central Singapore. Several dozen guests pressed into the cozy courtyard, eager to see the HTC One.

Shane Describing Features of the HTC One X

You could hear many “oohhs” and “ahhs” fill the air the moment we pulled the HTC One family of phones out. And the questions started as soon as everyone was able to hold the new phones in their hands! I had warned Charl, Darren, and Wyatt to brush-up on the HTC One specs, and it was a good thing they did:

  • “Does the One X have a quad-core processor?”
  • “Did HTC deliver a better camera lense?”
  • “Does it really only take 0.7 seconds to launch the camera?”
  • “What improvements have been made to Beats Audio?”

Our guests really knew their stuff and pressed us on each detail.

We have more news to come, including Taipei, Hong Kong, while our colleagues in Europe head to Warsaw and Milan (and many more). Thank you for joining us on this adventure!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=627925038 Farooq Shaikh

    You Missed out Mumbai 

    • http://www.darrenkrape.com/ Darren Krape

      We’re planning more meet-ups! Make sure you’re a fan of the HTC India Facebook page since we’ll announce future ones there: https://www.facebook.com/HTCIndia

  • http://twitter.com/abedi75 Amit Bedi

    Why not Mumbai

    • http://www.darrenkrape.com/ Darren Krape

      We’re planning more meet-ups! Make sure you’re a fan of the HTC India Facebook page since we’ll announce future ones there: https://www.facebook.com/HTCIndia

  • http://twitter.com/pandianr79 Pandian Ramaiah

    Come to Chennai plz

  • Ajay Vishwanath

    give Hyderabad a visit man!! you got the maximum potential here!!

  • umang bhatia

    i love htc~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • http://www.darrenkrape.com/ Darren Krape

      Thanks! 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/robertus.j.sutanto Robertus Januar Sutanto

    Still deciding whether I’ll get One S or Asus Padfone for my next phone upgrade. Patiently waiting for full press reviews on both of them. The new One series phone really shows HTC efforts to stay as one of the best Android phone maker 🙂

    • http://www.darrenkrape.com/ Darren Krape

      Have you checked out Engadget’s review of the HTC One? http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/02/htc-one-s-review/

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.preetham.k William Preetham Kumar

    You must come to Chennai!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.phoon Rick Phoon

    Great to have you in Singapore, HTC. Do drop by again soon!

    • http://www.darrenkrape.com/ Darren Krape

      Hope to soon, loved it!

      • http://www.facebook.com/rick.phoon Rick Phoon

         BTW, i bought the White HTC ONE X on 2nd April. Loving it! Its so light and fast, compared to carrying my 2 GNotes! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/chanakairugal Chanaka S. Irugalbandara

    we wanna you at srilanka too

  • seng_slaker151

    will the new htc one x come with beats headphone?

  • Narasimhan Subramanian

    yes, come to Chennai… we have lot of HTC fans!! I am sure you will get a great response…

  • 道玺 邢

    I like It

  • follin1221

    seem to not bad

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Saurabh-Thawali/1569922659 Saurabh Thawali

    Hi HTC Team, Hope someone would read this serioulsy and will take nessarry action to improve HTC  Seervice enter’s in INDIA.

    From last 1 month i am stuggling to get my HTC Wildfire repired comletly fine.. 1st i submitted it Bangalore, India but no result ..then i went to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh there they replaced my cells motherboard and handed over to me ..You knw wat now cell is working fine but its main basic functionally –> calling someone is not working ( i am unable to hear wat other person is saying) wats the use of repairing it and spending 5k for it .  

    Now tell me who is responsible for such idiotic repairs ..they don’t have sufficient knowledge to repair , no testing of cell, no intelligent devices to repair , I felt like i am giving my cell to some non technical person who dont knw wats the android device is ?

    Cant explain complete story here ,,,bt in short i am very very disspointed with HTC mobile & its service centers ….  

    If you want more details regarding case number n all pls message me ..n tell me who is responsible for such REPUTATIONAL risk to HTC & its market in INDIA. 

    • http://www.darrenkrape.com/ Darren Krape

      Hi, sorry to hear you’ve been having so much trouble. Do you have a customer support ticket number I could use to look up your issue?

  • http://www.copperfield.ca/ Jasmin

    I’ve read some of the feedback from review sites about the HTC One X and most of their complain is about the battery.

  • Prasanna Vathanan


  • jiahao0123

    Will Singapore Get The HTC One S And When

  • jamesgould72

    love htc!!!


  • venkatesh kamarthi

    Really looking to purchase this mobile…Can you let us know the Price of HTC One ?

  • http://twitter.com/adityaishere Aditya Chandel

    I’m from India and I love HTC! here is my take on ONE X. Benchmark tests explained in the video by techbuffalo, the written part and comparision with the most close competitor is here! http://technohulk.blogspot.in/2012/04/htc-one-x-vs-lg-optimus-4x-hd.html

  • http://twitter.com/stringz Salman, Khwaja

    would you be coming to Karachi, Pakistan. Over here, the mobile market is thriving like nothing. People are listening to Online Radios, accessing FB, using Instgram, and doing most of their stuff on Mobile. Heck they are connecting their phone to TV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kashyap.mistry Kashyap Mistry

    I am about to file legal complain against HTC India for giving me
    faulty instrument of HTC sensation XE which had problem of weak signals,
    they have replaced this phone and given me other phone which has even
    multiple problems including same old phone of weak signals.

    I have cooperated enough and given enough time plus visited local
    service centre more then 10 times. Now even after my written complain
    there is no proper response so I have decided to start legal action on
    HTC India.

  • http://twitter.com/DatirAkash Akash Datir

    I got that HTC incredible S Will get Android Update Of 4.0 inNext few Weeks ,But A month Gone and there is no any post about it …when i get that stuff In India..Plz Reply me as soon as possible ,when it will be rolling out for us in India….

  • Vinod Gaonkar

    Will Amaze 4G be released in India? I am getting an Amaze 4G from US, will it work in India? How would I get ICS for the same

  • http://twitter.com/venkilive venkat gattamaneni

    Hi Shane,

    I would like to be a part of your social media team. I am a big fan and user of HTC.