HTC One V

HTC One V Review

It’s clear by now that HTC had a somewhat disappointing 2011. Their handset range was all over the place, so at MWC this year, they decided to buckle down and simplify things, introducing the One range. While we’ve already taken a look at the mid-range and high-end handsets, there’s still One more to look at: the HTC One V. It doesn’t have the horsepower of the other two phones, but it hopes to make up for that in terms of overall experience and affordability. Head past the jump for our full review.

HTC One V launching in late April on UK networks

The One X and One S get all the headlines, but let's not forget about the junior member of HTC's new family, the One V. The "budget" phone has yet to see a subsidized release alongside its more expensive brothers in the UK, but a new listing at Carphone Warehouse indicates that the One V will be available starting the week of April 23rd. The online retailer is selling the phone on-contract for O2, Vodafone and Orange, with on-contract tariffs starting as low as £20.50. At present there's no price for an unlocked phone, but elsewhere it's going for about £200 before taxes.

HTC One V Hands-on and First Impressions

HTC's last device announced at Mobile World Congress, the HTC One V finally went on sale last week as well as some additional pricing details that were released for the UK. Today we've got one and were able to take it for a quick test drive and enjoy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and their updated Sense UI experience on a lower end device like the One V. This phone is a good sign that HTC should be able to update most of their older devices. Lets jump in shall we?

T-Mobile UK will sell subsidized HTC One X and One S on April 5th

The HTC One X and One S are the hot topic in the Android world right now, and while UK citizens can stroll down to their local electronics store and pay full price for one as of today, those who want a cheaper contract option will have to wait. But not too long: T-Mobile's UK arm will begin selling both phones from its online and retails stores on Friday, April 5th. T-Mobile will join Three, Vodafone, and others in offering the new phones on subsidized plans - if only US carriers could get along so nicely!

HTC One V spotted in the wild – looks impressive [Video]

HTC's new line of flagship phones in the One series are starting to appear everywhere. With the One X being available in early April in China and the UK, and the One S headed to T-Mobile. The one we haven't seen or heard much about since being first unveiled is the HTC One V. This is the lowest of them all but shows that HTC can get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense UI 4.0 both on a mid-range phone. Below is some hands-on video of the One V in action.

HTC One series gets priced and dated in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

If you happen to live in central Europe, in one of those countries where the language has about three times as many consonants as it really needs, then you'll soon be able to pick up one one of HTC's shiny new consonant-themed smartphones. The HTC One X, One S and One V have been given proper release notes in Austria, Germany and Switzerland: all of them will be available unlocked starting on Monday, April 2nd. The One X will be €599 (about $795 or £500) The One S will be €499 ($663) and the One V will be €299 ($397).

HTC One V coming in black, grey and purple too

Not a big fan of the Zune brown on the HTC One V displayed at Mobile World Congress? Depending upon your region and carrier, you may have some more options. New versions with black grey and purple tints to their unibody aluminum case were uncovered by Blog of Mobile, in some pretty convincing press shots. Sure, these could be whipped up by any Photoshop guru in about five minutes, but low-end phones tend towards some more fashionable color options, and mobile carriers like a little distinction. Let's hope these choices (yes, even purple) show up when the One V starts hitting retailers next month.

HTC shoots 10,000 volts through the One S for fun and profit

What's cooler than a brand new smartphone? In our eyes, not much. But shooting 10,000 volts of electricity through its case to make it better might just make that lofty goal. HTC's been hot to trot on its new micro arc oxidation technique for making the metal casings on its One series stronger, with the end goal of needing no cases for the phone to be comfortably carried loose in a pocket. To make their case, they've released a video detailing the micro arc oxidation process in a format the even gadget bloggers can understand.

HTC One series docks and cases set for pre-order

HTC's One X, One S and One V Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones are easily their most-anticipated in months. While it'll still be a month or more before they start showing up at retail locations in the UK and US, And UK electronics giant Clove is already taking pre-orders. Happily they'll also accept pre-orders for a series of accessories, which Clove has been kind enough to show off for us. The add-ons should arrive with the phones in April. There's a mind-boggling assortmant of cases, docks and screen protectors already - take a gander below.
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