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HTC One V Available For Preorder From £250

HTC has resurrected the Legend, gave it a fresh lick of paint, renamed it as the One V and slapped a £250 price tag on it.

To some extent, it is a rebadged Desire S. It has a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, the ubiquitous MSM8255, 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 3.7-inch 800 by 480 pixels resolution, a five megapixel camera with flash, HD video recording

Some improvements on the last generation include a superior camera with quick focus, continuous shooting, F2.0 lens a new Image chip, auto-adjusting flash and auto tracking, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI 4.0 and 25GB free Cloud storage for two years from Dropbox.

It's interesting to note that the HTC Desire HD, which was launched back in October 2010, used the same processor as the One V.

The smartphone which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, faces some tough competition against the likes of the Galaxy Ace 2 or the LG L7 P700.

These two handsets come with dual core processors rather than a single core one and costs less. Worse still, the rise of handsets like the Huawei G300 means that you can now get a handset with similar configuration for less than half the price.

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Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.