HTC One V now available from Virgin Mobile

Rounding out the US launch of the HTC One lineup, the retro-inspired HTC One V has launched over at Virgin Mobile. The Ice Cream Sandwich device shares its Sense 4.0 software with big brothers the HTC One X and HTC One S, but other specs place the phone in a lower tier. It features a 1GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, 3.7-inch display, and 5MP camera. What stands out about the One V, though, is its design that harkens back to older HTC handsets, including the protruding “chin” of models like the Hero and G1.

The HTC One V is available contract-free from Virgin Mobile today for the affordable price of $199.99. Other than it’s low cost, the name makes it a perfect fit.

[via VirginMobile]

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  • J Dub

    Time and time again I think about switching to a pre-paid offering. I just can not bring myself to take that sort of coverage hit though.

    • Michael Lewis

      Do you really go out of the Sprint zone all that often? I travel for work sometimes and for vacations, but VM uses Sprint’s system and its never been a problem. $35 a month is too good to pass up and this phone is a great offering.

      $200 down and $35 a month saves you so much over a 2 year contract with Verizon. I was paying upwards of $105-110 a month on Verizon. What a joke, so glad i switched, prepaids are getting better phones every cycle, its great to see.

      • J Dub

        Actually, yes. My wife’s work phone is Sprint and a lot of the places we like to go have no coverage. Even locally. Our friends house we go to and stay with a lot is lacking. We like to go tubing on the river. It’s also lacking there. Dead spots all over. I have compared the maps believe me.

  • IronHorse01

    Lol even an entry level phone has a bigger screen than the “beloved” iPhone. Sad

  • BigCiX

    To much for that phone.

  •'s+Games+and+Apps Brian Ouellette

    I think I will still get the HTV 3D phone.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    I agree with Michael L on the cost factor and the coverage factor. It just isn’t worth paying $100 avg per month for 1 line when i get the same coverage as Sprint for $40 for the 1200 minute plan with unlimited text and web. I experienced the no service once for lack of coverage in Mendocino County 3 hours north of Golden Gate but we had a back up ATT basic phone.

  • Philip Warren

    Anyone else notice it says “Play More” not “Play Store”?