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HTC One-S - who is excited?

chicago_jake

Details are still sketchy, but HTC is releasing a new line of phones, with the "mid-range" version (the "S" model) targeted for T-Mo. Anyone else find this interesting news?.....Jake

 

http://www.htc.com/us/products/htcones-tmobile

  • 1. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    gramps28

    I think Darnell posted about this phone

    and he said one drawback that he noticed

    was that it didn't have micro sd card storage.

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    I am kinda disappointed.  I was hoping for micro sd as like above and a HD display probably the most important thing in my next phone purchase.

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    Is this phone part of the new Challenger Strategy or just another mistake sneaking in from 2011?  I am really disappointed and afraid it might be time to abandon the Magenta mothership.  I have been fighting if for a long time but this phone offering is a major let down.  No SD card is an automatic turn-off.

     

    With the strongest and fastest network out there TMO is the perfect carrier for HIGH END phones like the One X but instead we keeping these mid-range offereings.  Noone believes in our network because T-Mobile doesn't ever do anything to show customers just how good it is.

     

    The worst part about it is that T-Mobile is just the first US company to offer the One S.  Everyone else will get it soon, so what is the incentive?  AT&T has the EXCLUSIVE on the One X!!

  • 4. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    chicago_jake

    gramps28 wrote:

     

    I think Darnell posted about this phone

    and he said one drawback that he noticed

    was that it didn't have micro sd card storage.

     

    That's true about no SD card, but it does have 16 GB of on-board storage. I'm using an 8 GB card right now and not nearly filling it up, so with 16 GB available, I don't think I'll miss it.

     

    As for high end phones, you have to remember that TMO's market niche is to be the "budget" carrier. If you want to be on the bleeding edge, this is a tough carrier to do it with. Personally, as a died-in-the-wool cheapskate, I'd rather save $25 a month and have a phone that is a few notches below the tip-top. You don't stay on the pinnacle for long, anyway.

  • 5. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?

    You make a couple good points.  16gb of storage is pretty hefty.  My emphasis on the SD card issue was a personal one and was not for storage but for simplicity.  I don't own a computer and it is much easier to take my SD card with all of my photos music and apps and transfer them to a new one, etc.

     

    Correctly stated about our niche of the market but I think that is what needs to change so that the carrier can move out of 4th place.  The pricing and (despite JD Power) customer service is always remarkable with TMO but there is no room for growth if they keep playing the same game they always do.  There are better phones out there that can take better advantage of this network's capabalities.

  • 6. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    gramps28

    I will stick with my Amaze.

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    I'll just buy the global One X for $780. It works for T-mobile.

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    Gramps28...I could possibly just still be bitter.  I was duped into buying a Vibrant, oh so long ago, and am still using it.

     

    Secano...That is a wicked sum of money!!  I read that the global is the only quad-core version of the phone.

     

    Are you talking about the one from Clove Tech?

  • 9. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?

    Yes, sir!

  • 10. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    chicago_jake

    gramps28 wrote:

     

    I will stick with my Amaze.

     

    Yeah, if I were rockin' the Amaze, I wouldn't even be looking at new phones. That one is awesome. I drool over it every time I'm in the T-Mo store. In fact, the best thing about the One-S is that it might cause the prices on the Amaze to drop!

  • 11. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    gramps28

    It has been reported that the Amaze is coming to the end of the line soon so the prices will probably be dropping .

  • 12. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    chicago_jake

    gramps28 wrote:

     

    It has been reported that the Amaze is coming to the end of the line soon so the prices will probably be dropping .

     

    Good point. Time to set up an eBay alert!

  • 13. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    darnell

    chicago_jake wrote:

     

    gramps28 wrote:

     

    I think Darnell posted about this phone

    and he said one drawback that he noticed

    was that it didn't have micro sd card storage.

     

    That's true about no SD card, but it does have 16 GB of on-board storage. I'm using an 8 GB card right now and not nearly filling it up, so with 16 GB available, I don't think I'll miss it.

     

    As for high end phones, you have to remember that TMO's market niche is to be the "budget" carrier. If you want to be on the bleeding edge, this is a tough carrier to do it with. Personally, as a died-in-the-wool cheapskate, I'd rather save $25 a month and have a phone that is a few notches below the tip-top. You don't stay on the pinnacle for long, anyway.

     

    Surely you jest about T-Mobile selling low budget Android devices.  The Sensation was the best of its breed at release.  T-Mobile also carriers the Galaxy S II, HTC Amaze and others.  Overall T-Mobile still has more of the Top of the Line Android devices than any other.  This is the first time to my knowledge that AT&T has beat out T-Mobile on "exclusive" for the top shelf Android device.

     

    HTC One S announced – heading to T-Mobile this spring with HSPA+ 42 Mbps support

     

    HTC One X announced – Qualcomm S4 variant with LTE heading exclusively to AT&T

     

    Neither the One S or the higher spec One X have a MicroSD slot.  You have to recognize, devices are coming without MicroSD to please movie studios and other media content providers.  Who don't want anyone having easy means to offload content and break their encryption outside of a device.  Both of the "Ones" will have an EA Games app store, a first.  And HTC is trying to get Playstation certification.  While HTC could offer a large fast on board storage + MicroSD, they don't offer MicroSD.

     

    16GB is too short for me.  I run with a 32GB MicroSD and mine presently has 7.1GB free.  A couple months ago I had about 1GB or less free.  So I need 32GB accessible.  Not even the One X with its 26GB accessible storage cuts it.

     

    Looks like I'll be getting some other device down the road.  I'll pass on the "Ones".

  • 14. Re: HTC One-S - who is excited?
    21stnow

    I'm responding to the last two sentences of your first paragraph. VZW has the Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, Droid RAZR and Droid Bionic. I may be leaving out some, but that's four to our two.

     

    AT&T has exclusivity on the Galaxy Note.

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