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Best Buy drops HTC One S price to $99.99, T-Mobile goes even lower with $49.99

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Another change of month, another price drop for T-Mobile’s HTC One S. Not that we’re complaining. Online retailer Best Buy now has the HTC One S listed for the sweet price of $99.99. Got your attention, now? The $99.99 price of HTC One S isn’t only valid for T-Mobile subscribers who are looking to upgrade their phones, but also for new customers who are looking to find a home in T-Mo for the next two years. But wait, that’s not the only good deal to be had on HTC One S on the web. T-Mobile has also slashed the price…

HTC officials admit problems, still optimistic for the future

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According to HTC chairperson Cher Wang, the Taiwanese manufacturer has no intention to remain passive in front of the recent challenges it faced, such as the temporary ban of the AT&T HTC One X and the Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE or the increasingly competitive rival manufacturers. In order to overcome these challenges, Wang has announced that the main focus for HTC in the following months will be the strengthening of their retail channel connections. Retail channel deployment is exactly the area where HTC’s main competitors, Samsung and Apple work their real magic. Unfortunately for HTC, the two aforementioned companies…

HTC confirms One S variant with dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 chip, India and Singapore launch imminent

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It’s not exactly a secret that Qualcomm is paying the price for the immense success of its 28nm Snapdragon S4, as it struggles to produce enough chipsets to keep up with the demand. More precisely, TSMC, Qualcomm’s foundry, is having issues ramping up the production on the 28nm process, with huge clients like Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung, or AMD jostling for production capacities. So far, we’ve heard that heavy duty clients like Qualcomm are being prioritized by TSMC. But it’s clear that not even Qualcomm can avoid the crunch, and one of the victims of the shortage is the HTC One S….

T-Mobile to offer all phones free on Father’s Day weekend?

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T-Mobile might not have the snappiest 4G network in the US or the largest number of high-end phones up for sale, but their special offers and discounts are (sometimes) unbeatable. For this year’s Father’s Day, for example, T-Mo is preparing to offer all of the network’s phones completely free of charge, if we are to believe a leaked promo material picked up by the guys at Tmonews. The phones will be free with two-year carrier agreements, but that’ll still be a very nice deal, at least for some devices. All of these and many more should go down to $0.00…

Android Authority smartphone buying guide: June 2012

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This month’s buyer’s guide brings something different to Android Authority. We have rolled together all the US mobile networks in one place, and have selected only the best phones for you. We will also be covering rumored or soon to be released phones, in case what you find below is not quiet to your liking. Let’s kick it! Verizon Choosing a phone from Verizon for the June Buyer’s Guide was difficult. All Big Red’s top of the line phones date back from the end of 2011. That’s a stark contrast with the other carriers, who have new flagship phones on…

Rumors: HTC One S Asian variant to come with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon?

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ePrice Despite its home court advantage, the good folks in Taiwan haven’t been able to get their paws on the HTC One S, even though the phone was rolled out internationally months ago. But that is about to change, as HTC has finally announced the coming of HTC One S for the local, and possibly, regional market. Aside from the delayed availability, the phone has apparently undergone some internal makeover. Different from its international counterpart, which is sporting a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, the HTC One S that will be sold in Taiwan will have a dual-core 1.7GHz…

T-Mobile HTC One S update now postponed to June 4 and beyond

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T-Mobile HTC One S owners will be happy to hear that an update supposedly bringing “improved software stability” and resolution to “open issues with the device” is heading their way. Unfortunately, the update, initially scheduled to hit as of the time of this writing, was postponed to a later date. According to TmoNews, official T-Mobile documentation now shows a new roll out date, June 4 through July 7, so there’s still some waiting in store.

AU Optronics to start shipping AMOLED displays for the HTC One S and Sony devices

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Taiwanese display supplier AU Optronics is going to start offering some serious competition to the absolute leader in AMOLED displays, Samsung, which owes about 98% of the AMOLED market. Having only one player with such a massive market share is not usually a good thing for the evolution of a product. Samsung’s utter dominance of the AMOLED market might explain why we didn’t see a Super AMOLED Plus display in the Galaxy S3. Moreover, some LCDs like LG’s AH-IPS and the HTC One X’s display (which seems to be AH-IPS but with some tweaks) are starting to pose serious threats to…

T-Mobile HTC One S available for $125

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T-Mobile has been showing off its fast “4G” network in recent ads, which also feature its flagship device, the HTC One S. How better to spend the long Memorial Day weekend than to pick up the HTC One S at a bargain! As a refresh, here are the specifications of the HTC One S: 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD display Android 4.0 with Sense 4 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor 1GB RAM 16GB internal storage 8MP rear camera with HTC ImageSense, 1.3MP front camera 1650mAh battery I tried using HTCONES50 to see if I could get a $50 discount, but…

Super AMOLED display shootout: Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC One S

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The three main complaints about the upcoming Galaxy S3 device have been about its Pentile display, which many didn’t expect to see in Samsung’s flagship phone, the design, which naysayers claim that looks like any other mid-end or older device, and, one of the oldest criticism about Samsung’s devices (which apparently they’re still refusing to acknowledge), the fact that it’s made of “cheap-feeling” plastic. TechnologyAndroid.com, an Italian Android site, has tried to compare the displays of Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S2 and the HTC One S, to see how they fare against each other, keeping in mind that all of them are…