HTC One V Telus Version is Awesome; Official Release Date Still Unknown

March 23, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We just saw one of the most anticipated devices from HTC. The rig we are talking about is the upcoming Telus version of the HTC One V. We really enjoyed the chance to see Android 4.0.3 running in tandem with the new Sense 4.0 from HTC.

To be frank, we are delighted with the results. HTC One V carries only a single core chip from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon chip which can run up to 1 GHz, is not a powerhouse chip, but fits an entry-level device.

But the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and the refreshed custom User Interface from HTC  – Sense 4.0 – were found running in tandem, on this comparatively slower chip.

The camera is something that needs a special mention. With five megapixel resolution, it functions with the help of the upgraded Image Sense camera experience. The 720p HD video recording functionality seemed great.

The Sense 4.0 UI, a minimalist approach from HTC, was also seen very comfortable. However, One V seemed different from other One series smartphone devices. The device uses Google’s default multitasking menu.

Though an entry level smartphone form HTC the rig offers 3.7 inch display and 4 GB of internal storage. Though the hands on video depicted the Telus version, Telus has not given any clue about the release date.

Rumor mills suggest that the rig may as well launch on Virgin Mobile for a price tag under $200 for a two-year contract. Well, hit the play button to watch the hands-on video by folks at MobileSyrup

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