HTC confirmed for the US "this Summer"
Lowest-end of the One range headed to North America
Published: 8 May, 2012
It may be the lowest end of the trio of "One" branded devices announced earlier this year but HTC's One V is a more affordable alternative to the One X and One S and has just been confirmed for North America. The V is the last of the three to arrive as the more impressively spec'd X and S are already available from AT&T and T-Mobile respectively.
Details on when it's going to be released, other than that it's set to be made available "this Summer", and who's carrying it are unknown at the moment. However it's rumoured that Metro PCS, US Cellular and Virgin Mobile are going to stock it, which makes sense given its low-end specs and inevitably reasonable price tag. The official word at the moment is "a variety of US partners" will be offering it.
Even though the specs might be distinctly lacking in the wow department its attractively styled exterior and the fact it will be one of the few low-end devices to ship with Android 4.0 should make it a popular offering.
Making up the modest features of the One V are a single-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. In addition to this there's a 3.7" display, a 5mp camera on the rear and, possibly it's most attractive feature, it's going to come with Android 4.0 installed.
There's no word on how much it will cost when it reaches the US but the handset is currently available in Europe where it's available for around £235 ($379) SIM-free. For anyone who isn't on a budget and is interested in trying out the One range the X and S are currently available for $199.99 apiece on a two-year contract.