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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.

Huawei Ascend G300 coming to Vodafone for just £100

What can you get for a hundred quid? If you're a Vodafone customer or intend to switch, you can get a pretty respectable Gingerbread phone. The Huawei Ascend G300 will launch on the UK carrier on April 13th for £100, or starting at £15.50 a month when bought in conjunction with a data contract . While nowhere near as powerful as some of the latest high-end phones, it's got a set of features that puts it squarely in the mid-range for a price that was previously reserved for small and generally weak smartphones.

Motorola RAZR MAXX priced in the UK

Love Motorola's design sense, but can't stand to have a phone that lasts less than three days on a single charge? Then the DROID RAZR MAXX is for you. Unless you're one of the 6 billion or so people outside of Verizon's US-only coverage area - then you'll have to wait for the international GSM version, the RAZR MAXX. Moto confirmed that the phone would be coming to Europe and the Middle East on Tuesday, and now UK retailer Clove has posted the pre-order page. Prepare to pay up if you want the extra longevity.

HTC One X and One S now shipping in the UK

Alright Brits, you're always complaining about haw America gets all the good stuff first - movies, gadgets, Netflix, sandwiches that don't suck. With HTC's One series, you can now lord your mobile superiority over the former colonies. The HTC One X and One S are now officially on sale in the UK, both in their unlocked, full-priced versions and subsidized from carriers. Take your pick of Three, Orange, O2, Vodaphone and T-Mobile UK, almost all of which will give you either phone for free with a contract, though the price of the monthly plans will differ accordingly.

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!

Samsung Galaxy Beam pre-orders begin in UK

You love smartphones. You live in the UK. And you're a martyr to the 20-pound projector that you constantly carry around in your backpack. Congratulations, you're the perfect candidate for Samsung's Galaxy Beam, with its integrate pico projector - and you can reserve your unit now. UK web retailer Clove has the Galaxy Beam up for pre-order for £369.00, £442.80 after taxes. That comes out to just over $700 USD. Ouch. The release date isn't mentioned on Clove's website.

HTC One X and One S set for pre-order on Vodafone and Three UK

HTC's One series is inching closer, though it seems like it's a lot closer for those across the pond. Customers of British telcos Vodafone and Three can now reserve their very own HTC One X or One S. Both companies are now taking pre-orders for both phones, so whether you want the crazy-powerful One X or the svelte One S, you're covered. Three says that the HTC devices will be available next Wednesday, April 4th, but Vodafone is somewhat mum - we'd expect the phones to be available on both carriers at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus hits the UK on March 17th

Were you smitten with the low/mid-range Galaxy Ace Plus the moment Samsung showed it off, with a complete lack of pricing or availability? Then prepare to be thrilled, assuming you live in the United Kingdom: the phone will be available at retail starting tomorrow, March 17th. Though Samsung said that the Galaxy Ace Plus would be available at various locations including Vodafone, they were carefully silent on the matter of pricing. Given the price of the former Ace model, something in the  £300-350 range seems likely.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance gets priced and dated in the UK

Do you need something more powerful than the original Samsung Galaxy S, but you're not ready for the big screen of the Galaxy S II? Then you're part of an extremely specific market that Samsung nonetheless hopes to target with the Galaxy S Advance, an upgrade on the original that delivers a faster processor and more contemporary styling. After a few delays, the phone has popped up on UK retailer Clove with an expected ship date of March 26th. The price is £354.00 with taxes for an unlocked phone, making it about $550 USD.

Samsung reaches into the low end with 2.8-inch Galaxy Pocket

Ever wonder what smooshing Android into something the size of a traditional "feature" phone would look like? Gaze upon the Galaxy Pocket, and wonder no more. Samsung's latest budget smartphone features a tiny 2.8-inch screen running (almost surprisingly) Android 2.3 Gingerbread and TouchWiz. The unlocked international phone doesn't have a price or release date yet, but Samsung says that it'll be available in the UK sometime later this year.