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HTC One V To Launch On April 26th In The UK?

Amazon has stated to take preorders of the HTC One V smartphone (SIM-free and unbranded) with a release to market date set for the 26th of April.

The device - which was launched at the Mobile World Congress - is essentially a repackaged HTC Desire S but cheaper (£226 compared to £255). It reintroduces the design of the HTV Legend with the memorable "chin" but without the trackball.

There's still a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, a microSD card slot, Beats Audio technology, HTC Watch, plus two years' worth of free cloud storage (25GB) courtesy of Dropbox, a 3.7-inch 800 by 480 pixels display, the ability to connect to your TV with HTC Media Link HD, Bluetooth, WiFi and more.

The camera is probably the feature most improved with what the company calls ImageSense. HTC developed a new Image chip which allows for faster processing of video and photos.

There's a F/2.0 Lens, an auto adjusting flash, auto tracking, a quick focus feature, continuous shooting and automatic burst mode. Competition include the Huawei Ascend G300 (at less than half the price) or the LG Optimus L7 with a superior specification (but less features).

Source : Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.