HTC One S

Cincinnati Bell today announced that it'll carry the HTC One S starting June 25. This is the same 4.3-inch qHD, Android 4.0 device we've come to know and love over the past couple months, and it's still got the same excellent 1.5 GHz Qualcomm S4 processor. It'll cost $299 up front on a two-year contract, and you'll have a $100 mail-in rebate to deal with afterward.

Full presser's after the break.

Cincinnati Bell Adds HTC One™ S to 4G Phone Lineup

Sleek, High-Powered 4G Smartphone Offers Stunning Audio and Video Capabilities

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cincinnati Bell Wireless, a division of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB), today announced the addition of the HTC One™ S to its 4G Android™ smartphone lineup. The HTC One S will be available from Cincinnati Bell beginning June 25.

One of the thinnest and most powerful smartphones available, the HTC One S integrates HTC Sense® 4, a new version of HTC’s branded user experience featuring HTC ImageSense™ with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor.

“For many consumers, the smartphone doubles as their camera, video recorder, audio player, GPS, and more,” said Mike Vanderwoude, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Markets at Cincinnati Bell. “As one of the fastest phones available on Cincinnati Bell’s 4G wireless network, the HTC One S combines speed, style, and technology into an experience customers won’t soon forget.”

The sleek aluminum unibody design of the HTC One S, measuring only 130.9-by-65-by-7.8 millimeters and weighing just 4.3 ounces, includes HTC’s Amazing Camera and Authentic Sound experiences. With HTC ImageSense, the HTC One S rivals traditional digital cameras with improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor, the software, and even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. These enhancements combine to deliver HTC’s fastest image capture, best image quality under adverse conditions and an easy interface that enables quick access to capturing stills and videos, including shooting video and capturing stills at the same time. Beats Audio™ integration is now enabled across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound whether listening to music, watching a YouTube™ video or playing a game.

Key features of the HTC One S are highlighted below:

  • 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touch screen with 540 x 960 resolution
  • HTC Sense 4 integrated with the Android 4.0 operating system
  • Rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0, face detection, auto focus, smart LED flash, digital and optical zoom, and back-illuminated (BSI) sensor for better low-light captures
  • Front-facing camera for video chat and self portraits
  • Built-in Beats Audio technology for richer, more authentic sound experience
  • Integrated Google™ services including Google Search™ by voice, YouTube and turn-by-turn directions with Google Maps™
  • 16 gigabytes of internal memory with 25GB of DropBox space, free for two years*
  • 1650 mAh embedded battery

The HTC One S will be available from Cincinnati Bell beginning June 25. It will be priced at $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year equipment agreement. Visit www.cincinnatibell.com/htc-one-s for more information and updates regarding online availability. Customers can also call (800) 500-1229 or contact their business account representative.

 

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Cincinnati Bell gets the HTC One S on June 25

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For $299 with a contract! Thats a steep price for that phone, even with the $100 mail in rebate (by the way, does anyone ever actually get their rebates? Why not just offer it with the phone). Anyway, i'd check sites like amazon (http://amzn.to/LSIFDW) or eBay to see if there isn't a better deal!