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HTC Ville C leaked specs show up, peculiarly similar to HTC One S

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Cheer up, Desire C, it looks like you won’t be the only C device in HTC’s growing list of smartphones, despite the manufacturer’s pledge to release fewer devices this year. A leaked screenshot of the HTC Ville C has been unearthed by the folks at BriefMobile, but not of the phone – just the specs. According to their source, the HTC Ville C will be offered as a more affordable alternative to the HTC One S. Let’s check out what the HTC Ville C supposedly has under its casing. Starting from the exterior, the HTC Ville C is expected to be…

Good girl gone bad Carly promotes T-Mobile’s One S in new ad

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If you’re familiar with Carly Foulkes, T-Mobile’s spokeswoman that has appeared in the carrier’s ads since 2010, but you haven’t watched the news lately, you might be in for a real shocker today. “The cute girl in the pink dress” is now Bad Girl Carly and two recent ads promoting T-Mobile’s HTC One S are set to raise your blood pressure significantly in a matter of seconds. While the One S should have been the star of the new TV commercials, T-Mobile has risked a bit, attracting all male eyes on Carly, who is rocking a leather suit on an…

Vodafone UK offers some sweet HTC One X and One S deals in anticipation of the Galaxy S3

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While everybody’s waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S3 unveiling event set to take place in London in just a couple of days, HTC seems to be doing everything possible to steal some of that attention. Vodafone UK has just dropped the HTC One X and S prices on contract, and, if you’re looking to upgrade to a mid-range or high-end Android smartphone right now, you should definitely check the operator’s sweet, sweet deals! Both HTC handhelds are available for free on two-year contracts and monthly plans now start at ÂŁ31, for the One S, and ÂŁ36, for the One X in…

HTC One S now available for T-Mobile. Save a further $200 until May 8

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T-Mobile is aiming to claw its way back into the competitive carrier race in the US. As such, it has launched a massive image re-branding campaign to advertise its fast HSPA+ network and is slowly adding to its lineup of “4G” devices. Joining this lineup now is the HTC One S. The younger sibling of the highly-acclaimed HTC One X, the specifications of the One S are nothing to scoff at: Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 4.3″ Super AMOLED display 540×960 resolution 1.5 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor 1GB RAM 16GB internal storage 8MP rear camera, with HTC…

HTC One S: Installing official ClockworkMod Recovery

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For all you Android junkies who love flashing custom ROMs and tweaking your HTC One S phones, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the official ClockworkMod Recovery is finally here and ready to be installed to your mobile phone. The HTC One S is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and topped with HTC Sense 4.0 and is undoubtedly a powerful phone. But, why settle for less when you can make it even more powerful by flashing custom ROMs on your phone? That is where ClockworkMod Recovery comes into the picture. ClockworkMod Recovery…

HTC One S: Installing interim, unofficial ClockworkMod Touch Recovery

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ClockworkMod Recovery is an essential tool for both professional and wanna-be Android developers. This tool can be used to wipe data off your phone, create a backup of your ROM, and save your phone from getting bricked by restoring a backup ROM. Of course, flashaholics know that one of ClockworkMod Recovery’s best features is being able to flash custom ROMs and MODs that’ll boost your phone’s performance. These are just some of the extended features of ClockworkMod Recovery that you cannot find from a stock Recovery. If you own an HTC One S and you want to tweak your phone’s…

HTC says customers want thinner phones, not bigger batteries. Do you agree?

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You don’t get to be to in the position where HTC is right now without employing some true marketing talent and engaging in extensive market research, regardless of how accurate the results of this research is for determining what customers really want in a smartphone. Speaking at an HTC event yesterday, the company’s VP of product strategy, Bjon Kilburn, said that, according to a research conducted last year, most users favor form over function. More precisely, customers consistently prefer buying thinner phones, even if the svelter profile implies a shorter battery life. Apparently, this is the reason for which HTC decided…

HTC One S hits T-Mobile stores on April 25 for $199.99

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No big surprises here, but T-Mobile subscribers will finally get that dream phone that has been rather lacking in the carrier’s lineup as of late. That’s right – HTC One S has been officially announced by T-Mobile, making the HTC One S the first of the One series to reach the eager hands of US customers, after they were first announced way back in February. HTC One S will not only become T-Mobile’s flagship device, but it will also be the first on the carrier to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4. From the phone’s 1.5GHz…

Best mid-range Android smartphones of 2012

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Although devices such as the Droid RAZR MAXX, the Galaxy Nexus and the HTC One X are obviously the cream of the Android crop, many Android fans don’t want to spend top dollar on a high-end smartphone that will become obsolete in little more than a year. Since cheap Android smartphones should be actively avoided (for reasons I’ve detailed in this previous article here), the only remaining alternative is to buy an excellent mid-range Android smartphone. Given the wide variety of Android smartphones that fall under the mid-range category, many potential buyers might stray away from the smart choices out…

T-Mobile tries to save sinking ship. Image re-branding on the way [Updated]

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T-Mobile, has faced a difficult few years, losing a lot of customers due to the absence of an official iPhone in its lineup, and with the AT&T buyout failing due to regulatory hurdles. Long story short, the No. 4 carrier in the US is now scrambling to become relevant again, in a race dominated by carrier powerhouses AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent company, will invest over $4 billion in its American operations to erect a 4G LTE network. In the meanwhile, the company hopes to complete the rollout of its HSPA+ “4G” network, which is more akin…