The HTC One V, the youngest sibliing in the HTC One series of Android devices, finally gets an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based Cyanogenmod 10 port. The CM10 nightlies port is available thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor for CDMA-based devices and XDA Recognized Contributor Lloir for GSM-based devices. Unlike most alpha and beta builds, the new build for both versions of the One V appear to be quite stable, with the exception of the LCD backlight never turning off and the camcorder not working. If you’re an HTC One V owner and feeling brave, hit up the source link and get flashing! But as always, it’s wise to take backups before proceeding.
The sleek looking HTC One V is now available on Virgin Mobile in the US. It may be an entry level phone, but it’s packing the beautiful Ice Cream Sandwich firmware with HTC’s Sense UI. The build quality looks superb and has that wonderful design that reminds me of the HTC Legend. The One V is available for a contract-free price of $199 which is not too bad at all for the quality of a phone you’re getting. Any Virgin Mobile users out there thinking of picking this up? You can also check hands on video of the One V at CTIA to help you make your decision.
source: Virgin Mobile
Any of you stateside folks jealous that that we don’t have the HTC One V offered through any U.S. carriers? Worry not my friends, as HTC just announced that the device will meander its way over to the states and should be available on various U.S. carriers later this summer. No word on which carriers will stock the device, but HTC plans to showcase the device at this week’s CTIA conference and our very own Robert Nazarian will be on scene to scoop up all the juicy details. Stay tuned as we will fill you in as soon as we learn more.
Canada has been seeing a lot of HTC love lately with Rogers getting the HTC One X last week. This time, thanks to an anonymous tipster, Bell is getting in on the goods with the HTC One V set to arrive on May 3. Reminiscent of the HTC Legend of old, the One V is built with a uni-body aluminum shell surrounding a 3.7 inch SLCD2 display. Inside, you will find a 1 GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage with micro SD card support, 5 MP camera, along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s no official word on pricing at this time but the HTC One V will be advertised toward the mid-range smartphone crowd. Personally, I think this is a pretty smooth looking device, however I wouldn’t mind a bump in the specs department. Anyone planning on picking up one of these HTC crowbars next week?
Ever since the announcement of their One series of smartphones, HTC has not wasted any time in getting their highly anticipated One X and One S models ready for release onto various carriers globally. But what about the HTC One V? That’s right, there was a third member of the One Club. Well according to Carphone Warhouse, they are now taking pre-orders for this HTC Legend throwback and are quoting a shipping date to begin on April 23 in the UK. It appears that Orange, O2 and Vodafone are among the carriers that will be offering up the One V for free on contract. In case you are having any doubts about the validity of this, it seems that Amazon UK will also be shipping out the One V at the same time with April 26 being the earliest day of delivery. So is anyone out there interested in the One V? If so, let us know what features you are sold on in the comments below.
HTC has been getting a lot of attention recently with their One Series of phones. Looks like the HTC One V, the budget device in the series, has gotten FCC approval and is likely getting an April release. It already got GCF certification, and FCC approval is the last step leading up to a release of a smartphone. The One V will come with a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 touch screen, single core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5MP camera with LED flash, and 4GB of onboard storage.
In other HTC news, Sprint’s Evo Design 4G, released last October, just gained Bluetooth re-certification. Why would it need to get re-certified? Most likely it’s because it will be getting a system update soon, and the rumor mill is churning out three letters: ICS. The Evo Design 4G is a mid-range device that has been fairly popular due to its affordability. When it gets Ice Cream Sandwich, it should help extend the life of this solid device. No news on when the update will come, but with the re-certification complete, it should be relatively soon.
sources: fcc, bluetooth
The HTC One Series of phones is a classic case of good, better, best, with the “best” being the HTC One X, the “good” being the HTC One V, and the HTC One S falling right in the middle. Canadian carrier TELUS is slated to carry the One V, and MobileSyrup scored a hands-on video showcasing the One V and Sense 4.0.
It was thought that since the One V has a slower processor than its brothers, it might get the lighter Sense 3.6, but it’s good to see it will indeed get the full 4.0, and it seems to run pretty smoothly. The video shows that HTC’s ImageSense technology is still in full swing here, with the camera being very responsive and having the ability to take stills while recording 720p video.
No word on a launch date yet, but stay tuned. Check out the video after the break.
A leaked image from the O2‘s internal inventory system, attained by tech blog TechnoBuffalo, confirms the earlier tweet that the U.K. carrier will be getting the entire HTC One series of phones, the One X, One S, and One V, on April 5th. The source of the leaked image also stated that the One X and One S will require a minimum 500MB monthly data plan, with a monthly contract of £37 for the X and £32 for the S, while the One V will not require a data plan but will require a monthly contract of at least £10.50.
HTC is not the only manufacturer to have an April release date on O2. Sony’s Xperia P and Xperia U get their own leaked inventory screen with a launch date of April 23rd. The Xperia P will require a two-year £37 monthly data plan while the U will require at least a two-year £10.50 monthly data plan.
This is not official, so take the proverbial salty grain, but it’s as close as we can get. April is just around the corner. Hopefully the U.S. versions won’t be too far behind!
View the leaked images after the break.
While not a powerhouse like the One X or its little sister the One S, the One V looks to bring some pretty decent features, along with Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0, to the budget conscious folk out there. In case you missed the announcement it will come with a 3.7-inch touch screen (800 x 480 resolution), single core 1 GHz processor (sadly no dual-core) and will have 512 MB of RAM. It will have a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. It’s also said to come with 4GB of onboard storage.
The Global Certification Forum has passed the One V to operate on GSM/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, as well as dual-band UMTS/HSDPA on 850/1900 MHz frequencies. It won’t come with 4G LTE capabilities so it’s safe to say that we won’t see this on Verizon. It will come in three flavors that include purple, grey and black. With it’s GCF pass it’s one step closer to an April release and while we have yet to see exact dates and prices, if current rumors hold water it looks to be around $300-350 off contract.
It will feature the aluminum body that hopes to give it a more robust and less budget-like feel. You can hit the break to get a glimpse of what these devices will look like in the various colors. Is this budget device one that you would consider? Read more