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    No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

      T-Mobile talks a good game, but cannot play the smartphone game very well picking the "HTC One S", just another upscale T-Mobile HTC Sensation with few added goodies ... NO LTE YOUR DOWNFALL, NO IPHONE, NO "HTC ONE X", THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION WITH THE QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR, 720p DISPLAY IS WHAT T-MOBILE CUSTOMERS WANTS NOW, NOT TOMORROW .... This is the very reason your customers are leaving in groves, over 800,000 strong have gone in the last year ... T-Mobile, if you are going to play in the smartphone game, come to play, play the game to WIN by bring in the TOP NOTCH Smartphones ....

       

       

      If I were the head man at T-Mobile, I would fire the whole team that picked the HTC One S, this the not smartphone the people wants, they want the International version of the HTC One X, not the AT&T version either ....

       

       

      Don't blow the coming Samsung Galaxy III and don't take off any of the features if possiable ....!

       

       

      MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS:

       

       

      The chaos of day 0 at Mobile World Congress is finally winding down, and HTC’s action-packed press conference is now behind us. The obvious star of the show was the HTC One X, but there’s no denying that its mid-range counterpart packs a massive punch as well. We just spent some time putting the HTC One S through the paces and first things first: this smartphone is amazingly thin. At 7.9 millimeters, it’s the thinnest smartphone HTC has ever built and it really is amazing that the company managed to pack such high-end specs into a device this slim. Check out our hands-on photos in the gallery below and hit the break for the rest of our initial impressions.

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      Several ulta-thin smartphones on the market right now feel a bit flimsy and “plasticky,” but that is anything but true with the HTC One S. The case is made of unibody aluminum that has been treated with a plasma coating at extremely high temperatures. The result is a finish that is soft and rubbery, but it’s also light and beyond sturdy. It’s probably one of the best feeling smartphones we’ve ever held, in fact.

      While the high-end One X is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the One S features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. While the difference between the two is big on paper, you wouldn’t know it to handle the phones. Moving around HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is lightning fast even with a number of apps running in the background, and switching apps in the vendor’s new 3D task manager is almost instant.

      Sense 4.0 is a bit toned down compared to earlier versions of the interface, which a number of Android fans will certainly appreciate. There are some elements from stock Ice Cream Sandwich that we still wish HTC would have retained, however, such as the menu items across the bottom of the home screens. Overall though, Sense 4.0 is very cohesive and the free 25GB of cloud storage courtesy of Dropbox with deep Sense integration is a nice touch.

      The 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display on this phone is very impressive, but even more impressive is the overall size of the handset — it is much more compact than other phones with the same size screen. The 8-megapixel camera is also a huge draw for the One S. It features the same camera as the One X complete with dedicated HTC ImageChip, f2.0 aperture and 1080p HD video recording capability.

      The HTC One S is set to launch on T-Mobile in April, and we can’t wait to get our hands on this gorgeous smartphone. In the meantime, be sure to check out the hands-on images in our photo gallery linked above.

        • 1. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

          The HTC One S will not be a big seller at TMOUS, are you going to purchase a upscale T-Mobile HTC Sensation with ICS 4.0 ....! You can go over to XDA-Developers and almost turn you current T-Mobile HTC Sensation into a HTC One S now ... It does not make dollars and cents to me, when your current Sensation will be getting a upgrade to ICS 4.0 in a few weeks ...

          Why is T-Mobile got to be last to have LTE, it's time to stop being a follower and be a leader .....!

          • 2. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

            Check out the video review of the HTC One S with my main man PhoneDog here http://www.tmonews.com/2012/02/some-more-hands-on-time-with-the-htc-one-s/ ..... They should name this smartphone phone the "HTC One S Sensation II", yeah ... After seeing this video, you see the T-Mobile HTC Sensation all over again, same dog, different collard ....

            • 3. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

              Another thing, the HTC One S Sensation II does not have a SD Card slot, now that's a no, no, ask Microsoft, they learned their lesson .. Microsoft even put the SD Card slot back on their coming new Nokia built Windows Mobile 7 smartphones, T-Mobile will learn their lesson too ... Who in their right MIND would purchase a smartphone without a SD Card slot ... Everyboby now days got a 32GB SDHC Card on their smartphones, but T-Mobile don't know this yet ... This is another reason that I would fire that team that picked the HTC One S, no SD Card, 16GB is not enough anymore ... A qHD display is outdated, the people want 720p/1080p display, I bet Samsung will have a 1080p display on the new coming Galaxy S III, yeah ....! Samsung is going after that IPHONE win Sammy WIN......! Do you know that Netflix got 1080p movies that can be played on smartphones now days ....

              • 4. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X
                smplyunprdctble

                hitekone wrote:

                 

                Another thing, the HTC One S Sensation II does not have a SD Card slot, now that's a no, no, ask Microsoft, they learned their lesson .. Microsoft even put the SD Card slot back on their coming new Nokia built Windows Mobile 7 smartphones, T-Mobile will learn their lesson too ... Who in their right MIND would purchase a smartphone without a SD Card slot ... Everyboby now days got a 32GB SDHC Card on their smartphones, but T-Mobile don't know this yet ... This is another reason that I would fire that team that picked the HTC One S, no SD Card, 16GB is not enough anymore ... A qHD display is outdated, the people want 720p/1080p display, I bet Samsung will have a 1080p display on the new coming Galaxy S III, yeah ....! Samsung is going after that IPHONE win Sammy WIN......! Do you know that Netflix got 1080p movies that can be played on smartphones now days ....

                Guess I'm not in my right mind.

                 

                While I understand the fruits and points of an SD card, I have been taking [8 Megapixel] photos and [HD] videos on my Samsung Galaxy SII [11.25GB Internal USB Storage] since I got it [in September?].  I haven't deleted anything [Some of these videos are huge, too] and I still have 6GB free.

                 

                Of course, I don't have my mp3 empire on my phone, and that may be the big difference between someone such as myself and another user.  But, then again, my mp3 empire won't fit on a 32GB SDHC card, nor the 64GB SDXC card I saw on woot.com today.  Yet, I digress.

                 

                If the Internal USB Storage available isn't sufficient for a majority of users, then, yes, I can see that (e.g. 8GB or less probably], but having that much of your life on your device [we know how much people like to back up] can be very dangerous.

                 

                Besides, the iPhone doesn't have an SD Card adaptor.  Are people complaining about that?

                • 5. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

                  If prefer to have my data info on a 32GB SDHC Card on my mobile device, than on a "cloud 9" website ... I believe you were the one who posted about stealing personal info data, well most likely that's very harder to do when it's on my SDHC Card ... Yeah, on all my mobile devices I have 32GB Cards ...

                  • 6. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X
                    smplyunprdctble

                    I never said my photos and that were on the cloud.  Everything I've taken with my SII is still on my SII.  It has not left and moved to the Cloud.  So, the "security reasons" are the same.  [I lose my SII with my files on internal storage would be the same as you losing your Sensation with files on SDHC].

                     

                    I said the SII has Internal Storage [imagine a fixed SD Card that's not removable].  And I've used that.  If I lose my phone, I lose those pictures [same as if they were on a SD card].  These devices are even designed to, by default, save to the Internal Storage [I know someone who put a 16GB card in her SII and was wondering why she still had 16GB free after she took a ton of pictures and video].

                     

                    I'm not saying SD cards don't have their place [as I eluded to, it's easier to have all your music on one card and pop it between devices], but with the space that's being made available for USB Storage on some of the newer devices, SD Cards are starting to become unneeded.

                    • 7. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

                      The reason the make device with internal storage like that is to control music drum files, never will I purchase a mobile device with no SD Card slot, plus that's setting a limitation on your mobile device .... I will never ever give anybody that kind of control over my mobile devices ....

                      • 8. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X
                        smplyunprdctble

                        You can put anything on the internal storage you want.  DRM or not.  It acts 100% the same way a SD slot does except you cannot upgrade it.

                         

                        Note that this "internal storage" is NOT the app space (where DRM things would happen).

                        • 9. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

                          That's exactly my point, you cannot expand your storage space, that's the reason I would never ever purchase a mobile device without a SD Card slot ... Now concernig the Drum music files protection, all internal storage devices are ideal for Drum protection ... The only internal storage device that sells very well is the iphone, because Apple has a default music store with built in Drum protection on all music files ... Internal storage did not work very well with Microsoft Windows 7 smartphones first generation ... Microsoft now has the SD Card slot back on it's new coming smartphones ...

                          • 10. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X
                            smplyunprdctble

                            Yes -- I respect your opinion that you'd never purchase a mobile device without an SD Card slot due to expanding storage.  But, my statement is for the AVERAGE user, SD Storage isn't a factor.  I've stated I'm a picture taker and video taker -- and I haven't gotten halfway through my available space.  The AVERAGE person doesn't need to expand their storage space beyond the however-many gigs provided [in the Galaxy SII's case, 11.25GB].

                             

                            Some people feel bigger storage is better.  That's their perogative.  But, it's not a huge red flag if a device doesn't have an SD Card slot because there's plenty of internal storage.  The point being you don't need to keep your entire life on your phone.

                            • 11. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

                              Internal storge smartphones gives control of your mobile device to the carrier, that does not set very well with me ... I might want to put a 64GB Card on my mobile devices in the future, I want that potential to be on my smartphone always ... Eample, the coming HTC One S has 16GB of internal storage only, the carrier has set a limitation on that smartphone ....

                              • 12. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X
                                smplyunprdctble

                                We've established in the past you're not an average user.

                                 

                                It's your perogative to want an SD card installed.  But coming in here and saying it's a "no-no" when it comes to "needing" a SD card, you're a bit off base.

                                • 13. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X

                                  It is a no, no with a lot of people, I just never ever want a storage limitation on my smartphone, that I purchase from any carrier, no way .....

                                  • 14. Re: No LTE Maybe T-Mobile's Down Fall, "HTC One S" A Upscale HTC Sensation, No HTC One X
                                    darnell

                                    There's a difference with removable storage and fixed storage, in regards to content protection. Fixed storage can more easily be secured.  To prevent low level operations that can be used to more easily break encryption schemes.  With fixed storage, it is secured and the easiest means to unsecure it is to take the device apart, remove the storage and use it in a separate reader.  This is something many of us learned more about back when Microsoft fixed SD cards in their devices.

                                     

                                    A secured card does make for more secure content.  You have the impression that reading your device storage is just like if you pull a MicroSD card and read it in a seperate card reader, but this is not true.  Because if you unsecure a card and read it in a separate card reader, you have access to more space than a secured card, which cannot be seen outside of the device it was encrypted to work with.  The removable MicroSD cards you buy at Best Buy are not yet secured, unless you secure it yourself.

                                     

                                    Consider this fact about MicroSD cards.  The fixed storage in devices has similar but much faster storage.  (Assuming HTC uses NAND instead of a secured MicroSD, but either way the facts below are true.)

                                    Secure Digital

                                     

                                    DRM features 

                                    All SD cards incorporate a digital rights management (DRM) scheme. Roughly 10% of the storage capacity of an SD card is not available to the user, but is used by the on-card processor to verify the identity of an application program that it will then allow to read protected content. The card prohibits other accesses, such as users trying to make copies of protected files.

                                    The DRM scheme embedded in the SD cards is the Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM or CPPM) specification of the 4C Entity, which features the Cryptomeria cipher (also termed C2). The specification is kept secret and is accessible only to licensees. The scheme has not been broken or hacked, but this feature of SD cards is rarely used to protect content. DVD-Audio uses the same DRM scheme.

                                    Windows Media files can be DRM-encoded so as to make use of the SD card's DRM abilities.[citation needed]

                                    Windows Phone 7 devices use SD cards designed to be accessed only by the phone manufacturer or mobile provider. An SD card inserted into the phone underneath the battery compartment becomes locked "to the phone with an automatically generated key" so that "the SD card cannot be read by another phone, device, or PC".[29] Symbian devices, however, are some of the very few which can perform the necessary low-level format operations on locked SD cards. It is therefore possible to use a device such as the Nokia N8 to reformat the card for subsequent use in other devices.[30]

                                    The Super Digital cards manufactured by Super*Talent are the same in appearance and function as Secure Digital cards, but they lack the CPRM feature of Secure Digital cards.[31]

                                    You won't be able to see or use all the storage on a "One" series device.  This is something content providers have desired, to better protect their content.

                                     

                                    These devices might also be harder to unlock for things such as ROM flashing.

                                     

                                    No MicroSD really is a big "no, no" for me also.

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