Bellevue, Wash. - T-Mobile will beat AT&T to the punch in offering one of HTCs' new One Series Android 4.0 phones.
T-Mobile announced April 25 availability of the HTC One S at $199 through T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retailers and the carrier's web site. In T-Mobile stores and the carrier's web site, the price is after a $50 mail-in rebate card. The 4G device will be T-Mobile's thinnest smartphone at 7.95mm and will feature T-Mobile's fastest 4G technology, called HSPA+42.
For its part, AT&T yesterday announced May 6 availability of the HTC One X at $199 with 4G LTE and HSPA+21.
The One X, One S and One V were
for U.S. and foreign carriers as part of HTC's effort to reinvigorate sales, which have declined in recent months on a year-over-year basis. They are the company's first Android 4.0 phones for the U.S. market.
The One S and One X share almost all of the same features, but the AT&T One X features 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD display while the T-Mobile One S features contoured 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display. Both sport unibody design, but the AT&T One X features polycarbonate body, and the One S features an aluminum body.
Features common to both include Qualcomm dual-core 1.5Hz processor, and 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, and Beats audio technology applied to all music sources, not just stored music. They also feature HTCs' latest user interface and HTC ImageSense, a new suite of camera and imaging features that include multiple features not previously offered by HTC.