Review: HTC One S for T-Mobile
With respect to music, the One S has an FM radio, the Google Music app, and Slacker Radio. The Google Play Store is on board if you want to purchase tracks directly from the handset, or download Amazon MP3, Pandora, or other streaming music apps.
On the video front, the S includes the stock YouTube app, HTC Watch, and a simple video player. HTC Watch is HTC's movie rental store. You can also download video content from the Google Play Store. The S also has T-Mobile's streaming TV product. There's some free content available, but you have to offer up a monthly tribute to T-Mobile's coffers if you want to access the best stuff (i.e., sports programming).
Thanks to the Beats Audio integration, music and video sound great through the S. I used several different sets of earbuds/headphones and was impressed with the quality. What I really like is that the Beats software has been buried deeper into the OS, and works with ALL media apps on the device.
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The device also has a bunch of games preloaded, such as the popular Disney title "Where's My Water" and GameBase.
We're live from HTC's event, where they are expected to announce new phones. Rumors whisper of a new series of phones called "One".
The HTC One S is a slightly toned down version of the One, but still has its own identity. The One S, coming to T-Mobile USA, will surely appeal to many with its good looks and capable features.
Apr 18, 2012
T-Mobile USA today announced that the HTC One S will go on sale through its various sales channels starting April 25. The One S, which was announced earlier this year by HTC, supports T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network and has a different treatment for the metallic surfaces, but is otherwise the same as the international version of the device.
Feb 26, 2012
HTC today announced the One S, an Android 4.0 / Sense 4.0 smartphone that will launch with T-Mobile USA later this spring. The One S supports T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at 42Mbps and includes Beats Audio integration.
Nov 12, 2012
HTC recently posted more information about which devices will and won't receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates. Devices released in 2012 have the priority for 4.1 updates, but HTC will evaluate some 2011 devices as well.