T-Mobile USA, which currently carries neither the iPhone nor any of the hottest-selling Android handsets, will soon have a shining star --- the premium HTC smartphone, the HTC One S, which the carrier will start selling from next week.
The thin and light HTC One S smartphone is scheduled for availability at the T-Mobile stores, as well as and, from April 25, priced at $199.99 with a two-year service contract. The handset boasts the newest Android 4.0 `Ice Cream Sandwich' version, and will also support the latest version of HTC's own Sense 4.0 software.
Introduced in February, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the HTC One S will be the first Android 4.0-powered handset on the T-Mobile network. The forthcoming smartphone marks one of HTC's finest attempts till date, reflecting the company's focus on attaining first-rate quality with a fewer number of devices.
The HTC One S handset has a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera with rapid shutter speed, and a micro-USB port. The smartphone also supports Beats audio for improved sound quality for music and videos; and offers enhanced 3G service dubbed HSPA+, which is capable of delivering 4G-like speeds.
Noting that the HTC One S has a certain `wow' element to appeal to the consumers, CNET Reviews editor Brian Bennett said that the handset is probably the "best phone you can get on T-Mobile (for now), wrapping Android 4.0,
4G data speeds, and a beautiful 4.3-inch AMOLED screen into one svelte package"!