Rumored HTC Era 42 turns out to be the HTC One X+, not the QWERTY equipped G3 we were hoping for
QWERTY fans got a bit excited last week when rumors about the HTC Era 42 started floating around. Not much was known about the device, but the name did have a loose affiliation with the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1). It turns out that our speculation of a QWERTY equipped T-Mobile G3 may have been off track, but new details about the HTC Era 42 may still bring a smile to your face.
According to the latest report from TmoNews, the HTC Era 42 will launch as the HTC One X+. Other than the name, no new details are known about the device. While the lack of hardware specs is disappointing, the news about a T-Mobile branded HTC One X isn’t new. Back in April, Taylor from Android and Me posted that T-Mobile and HTC were working on a Tegra 3 powered variant of the One X. While the plus in the HTC one X+ name may simply be there to set it apart from AT&T’s version of the device, we have a feeling that the handset could be sporting the new 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3+ or even Qualcomm’s new quad-core S4 Pro chip which are both expected to hit the market this fall.
Hopefully we will be getting more details about the HTC One X+ in the coming weeks. Are you disappointed that the HTC Era 42 is not a QWERTY equipped G3?