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HTC One V On Preorder For £250

HTC has brought in the tried and trusted design of the Legend (with THAT Jay Leno like chin) which has been reincarnated in 2012 as the HTC One V, albeit with a thinner profile.

The One V costs only £250 at Expansys and features HTC's own Beats Audio technology, a 3.7-inch screen with a 800 by 480 pixels resolution and ImageSense technology, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core SoC, a five megapixel camera (with a BSI sensor, F/2.0 lens, 720p recording and LED flash), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA compatibility, HDMI out, microUSB, and a 1500mAh battery.

The phone - which was unveiled more than one week ago at Mobile World Congress - runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 user interface, 512MB RAM and 4GB onboard storage. HTC has also partnered with Dropbox to provide with 25GB cloud storage for two years as well as a microSD card slot.

The new HTC One V is less than 9.25mm thick and weighs a mere 115g. Expansys did not say when it will be available but if you want a cheap Android ICS handset then there's not much that goes against it.

Otherwise, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S, the HTC Evo 3D, the LG Optimus 2X, the Motorola Atrix or the Samsung Galaxy S Advance could all be potential competitors within the same price range.

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