The junior member of HTC's One family has yet to see great adoption in the United States, with US Cellular and Virgin being the only carriers of note to offer the HTC One V. Fellow budget carrier Cricket Wireless is finally getting their own version of the Android handset, and will be releasing it to its contract-free customers on Sunday, September 2nd. Cricket has yet to announce a price for the phone, but given its competitors' prices, I'd guess that somewhere between $100 and $200 is likely.


If you need a refresher course on the One V (and it's been so long since the international version launched that we wouldn't blame you) check out Android Police's in-depth review of the GSM model. In a nutshell, it's a great competitor at the entry level with a fantastic build, just don't expect more than what it is: a small, slightly underpowered Ice Cream Sandwich phone with HTC's signature hardware and software style. And a chin. For those who need to crunch the numbers, here are the specs:

  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
  • Adreno 205 GPU vinyl
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB ROM (1GB available for apps) with microSD slot
  • 3.7-inch 480 x 800 display
  • 1500mAh non-removable battery
  • 5MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 4.73" (L) x 2.35" (W) x 0.36" (D)
  • Weight: 4.06 ounces
  • Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

    not bad for a prepay company

  • anamika

    contract free for 100-200. So the carrier is subsidizing it?

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