HTC One XL Gets Telstra Blue Tick

The HTC One XL is already a pretty exceptional phone, and in 4G terms, easily the best model you can buy — even if you’re not in a 4G zone.

Telstra’s announced that the One XL passes its Blue Tick certification — a marketing term that essentially means it provides superior mobile coverage in rural areas. The press release notes that there are now more than 80 regional centres with actual 4G coverage, although Blue Tick reception usually refers to rural locations rather than regional centres.