By Stephen Schenck | April 11, 2012 11:03 AM
HTC’s One XL will soon be coming to AT&T in the States as the One X, but just when could we hope to see it arrive? So far, the carrier’s withheld the date on which retail availability will begin, leaving us with only rumors. One of the most recent to target the One X’s release date came from someone who’d pre-ordered the handset through Best Buy, only to be later told via e-mail that the phone’s expected availability had changed, and the model wouldn’t be available until May 6. Today, though, we get news that we may not have to wait quite that long, with an AT&T retail employee suggesting the One X may instead get here on April 22.
Posting to the XDA-Developer forums, the user claiming to be an AT&T worker offered some shots of the carrier’s internal computer systems as proof. One shows that training for the One X (here refreshingly referred to as the One XL, in contrast to AT&T’s public promotion of the phone) has already gotten underway. Training alone isn’t much proof of a release date, but the employee has a theory of his own.
Another leaked doc shows the HTC Inspire 4G will be going end-of-life on April 22. The employee suspects that as they remove the aging Inspire, the Vivid will take its place in AT&T’s lineup, with the One X taking the Vivid’s. Supposedly, this could all go down on April 22. If that’s the case, we’ll know if he’s right soon enough.