HTC is confident the company’s new One series smartphones will rescue the company from slowing sales, propelling it to the No.5 smartphone vendor spot and beyond. “We are confident this year will be … a much better year,” HTC’s chief of European operations Florian Seiche said to Reuters. “Even with the Q1 not being the ideal fast start right out of the gate in January, which of course we would have preferred, even with that we are very confident.” During the company’s Mobile World Congress 2012 press event, the Taiwanese smartphone maker announced the HTC One series. The first three HTC One phones focus on three main pillars, amazing design and user experience, an amazing camera, and an amazing multimedia experience. HTC feels these key components will combine to reignite consumer interest in its smartphones, and early response has been very positive. More →
Rounding out the trio of smartphones HTC unveiled at its Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference on Sunday is the HTC One V, an entry-level smartphone that picks up where the HTC Legend left off. This will be the most affordable One-branded smartphone HTC launches in the first half of the year, and while the specs don’t hold a candle to the One X or One V, this is absolutely a phone that will go far among budget-conscious consumers in Europe and other regions where the phone will be released. Check out our hands-on photo gallery below, and hit the break for the rest of our early impressions.
HTC took particular care to address the widest possible range of smartphone users with its new device announcements at Mobile World Congress this year. The Taiwan-based vendor unveiled its new “HTC One” flagship brand during a press conference on Sunday, and within the initial batch of One devices lies the entry-level HTC One V. Don’t let the term “entry-level” fool you, however — this is an extremely capable smartphone that replaces the HTC Legend and can easily hold its own against other Android devices. Spec highlights include a unibody aluminum case complete with HTC’s once-signature Android chin, a 3.7-inch WVGA display, a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, a 5-megapixel camera with HTC ImageChip technology, 4GB of internal storage plus 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage for two years, Beats Audio, 512MB of RAM and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While HTC hasn’t yet announced firm launch details, the One V will be released in the second quarter this year at what should be a wallet-friendly price. Stay tuned for our hands-on with the HTC One V.