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What happened to the HTC Hero Device strategy?

What happened to the HTC Hero Device strategy?

Back in January of 2012 a message was released by HTC’s UK chief Phil Robertson that made it clear how the manufacturer would be limiting the amount of devices they'd release in 2012 - what happened to that promise? The words relayed back then made it seem as though HTC would be going Apple's way with a strategy that focused on a single phone - or perhaps a small collection of phones - that would be supported in ways that simply are not allowed by a strategy that includes phone after phone released in tight succession. This was an amazing opportunity for HTC - what happened?

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HTC plans price slash at One series disappointment

HTC plans price slash at One series disappointment

It appears that the industry supply chain behind the HTC smartphone lineup has been vocal about the disappointment felt by the company at slow sales of the HTC One series. According to trusted sources speaking with MyDrivers, its not long now before the entire HTC line of smartphones will be discounted right from the source. This price cut will come not only for their Android set of HTC One devices, but for their new Windows Phone 8 smartphones as well, coming out later this year.

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HTC One V heads to Cricket Wireless

HTC One V heads to Cricket Wireless

The HTC One series marches on with a contribution to the Cricket Wireless mobile carrier here in the USA with the budget-minded HTC One V. This device has been released several times already, once internationally and with Virgin Mobile, Metro PCS, and US Cellular. Now the most pocket-friendly of the HTC One series appears again, complete with Beats Audio, Cricket's own Muve Music service, and a release date of September 2nd!

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HTC Proto details hint at improved One V

HTC Proto details hint at improved One V

HTC took to the stage at Mobile World Congress back in February promising a more streamlined smartphone lineup, a plan that it seems to have stuck to so far with the HTC One X, One S, and One V. Now word comes from The Verge that the company is busy behind the scenes working on a new handset that sounds like a refreshed version of the HTC One V. The codename for the phone is “Proto,” although it’s not clear where it will fall in HTC’s lineup.

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HTC One V hits US Cellular today

HTC One V hits US Cellular today

Today you'll be able to head on down to your local US Cellular outlet and pick up no less than the smallest of the three HTC One devices on the market, the HTC One V. This device was announced alongside the HTC One X and One S earlier this year in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress and we've had our fair share of a look at each and every one of them. This device works with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has Beats Audio embedded within, and will be yours for less than $200 this afternoon.

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HTC One V USA release tipped for CTIA

HTC One V USA release tipped for CTIA

The folks at HTC have been tipped to be bringing one or more carrier-branded model of the HTC One V to CTIA this week in New Orleans, the device itself announced for a stateside release earlier today. We've heard from sources close to the matter and have gleaned through some fairly obvious-seeming clues (such as the press tag shown here) that HTC will be bringing their HTC One lineup to the show in full force, with an HTC One V USA carrier-laden device more than likely in the pipeline. We reported earlier today via HTC that the group would be releasing the device "soon" for the summer season here in the United States.

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HTC One V headed to several USA carriers

HTC One V headed to several USA carriers

It appears that the HTC One V may be coming to more than just the one carrier that the HTC One X and One S have been attached to here in the USA, with Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and more up for grabs. HTC has communicated today that they're about to bring the least of these three titans to "a variety of US partners this summer" and will likely have essentially the same specifications as it has in the international edition we reviewed last month. What we're looking at is many of the same HTC One hero series features with a much lower cost and physical size as well as what very well may be a much higher adoption rate across the USA.

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HTC One X official cases Hands-on

HTC One X official cases Hands-on

This week we're getting our hands on some official cases for the HTC One series, starting with the lovely orange/red case you see here. The cases we're getting to see for HTC's hero line of devices, starting here with the HTC One X for AT&T, are part of HTC's design philosophy with the HTC One series which is essentially: "let the beauty shine through." In fact we've gone so far as to call this first case "Peeking Beauty" on account of it's protection with a view - look about right to you?

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HTC One V Review

HTC One V Review

While the HTC One X and One S are hogging the limelight with their mix of raw performance and excellent build quality, there’s One more phone in the series that we need to turn our attention to. The HTC One V won’t impress anybody with its spec sheet, but part of HTC’s 2012 strategy is a renewed focus on not just the mid- and high-end of the market, but also the initial point of entry, the affordable smartphone. That doesn’t mean HTC has neglected the software: Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 are on this budget offering just like the big brothers. Does the HTC One V strike a balance between hardware, software, and affordability? Let’s find out.

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