So far, availability of the HTC One V here in the US has been somewhat limited: it first launched on the Sprint prepaid carrier, Virgin Mobile, back in June. Then, it became available on US Cellular and a few other regional carriers. Now, we just heard from HTC that it will be landing at Cricket Wireless on September 2.
Cricket is an inexpensive prepaid carrier that isn’t really known for carrying premium devices like the HTC One Series. However, unlike many other prepaid carriers, it actually has built out quite a substantial network for itself, and it only roams on Sprint in places where it doesn’t have coverage itself.
At this time, Cricket offers one plan for Android devices, and it’s actually quite reasonable: $55/month will get you 1000 minutes, unlimited text and data (with a 2GB soft cap), and unlimited music downloads through its Muve Music service. Full details can be found in the press release below, which was sent to us from HTC.
Today HTC announced its first product to launch with Cricket Wireless, the HTC One™ V, part of the acclaimed HTC One series of smartphones, will be available through Cricket Wireless starting on September 2.
HTC One V provides authentic sound with Beats Audio™, allowing listeners to experience a rich sound experience whether listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game. Beats Audio is a perfect complement to Cricket’s innovative Muve Music service. Muve Music subscribers have access to unlimited downloads of their favorite music and access to exclusive artist commentary, music and video through Muve Music’s Muve First and Muve Headliner monthly artist programs.
The HTC One V, featuring HTC ImageSense, offers fast image capture and better image quality under adverse conditions. An easy-to-use display with side-by-side photo and video capture buttons means the HTC One V can serve as both camera and video recorder, and with quick activation directly from the home screen, superfast autofocus and continuous shooting.
Utilizing the classic, award-winning design of the HTC Legend™, the HTC One V offers a sleek unibody design and offers entry-level users a high-quality, high-performance model that they’ll want to show their friends. The HTC One V features a 3.7-inch super LCD screen, speedy Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 1 GHz processor and is supported by a 1,500 mAh battery.
The HTC One V will be available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and atwww.mycricket.com on September 2, 2012. For more information and hi-res images of the HTC One V, please visit www.htc-press.com.