HTC Sensation at Target

Looking for the T-Mobile HTC Sensation price? We've got you covered, by way of Target Mobile. Looks like the one of the hottest little phones of the summer is going to go for $199 on contract, or $549 outright. That's just about the sweet spot, we think, considering what you're getting -- 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front, the latest version of HTC Sense. Now all we need is a nice little date to go with it.

Thanks, anon!

Update: After speaking with a Target Mobile ninja, the 061211 number we see on the sticker is the launch date, at least at Target.  Look for the Sensation 4G on the shelves at Target Sunday, June 12.  That gives us about a month to save up our pennies!  No word if that date will happen for other retailers or T-Mobile corporate stores.

Update 2: TMoNews has confirmed a June 8 release date on TMo proper. Everything's happening according to plan, folks.

 

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T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G to run $199 at Target [Update: launch date]

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No, I agree and I find it puzzling and frustrating, especially compared to Verizon, the smallest vs largest nationwide carriers!

They said on the Engadget Mobile podcast this week that the bootloader is locked just like the Thunderbolt. Its a bummer since HTC used to be the go to phone for people who want to play around wit THEIR device.

It feels very frustrating that the smallest nationwide carrier that may get absorbed is getting such a sweet phone and then the current largest nationwide carrier (Verizon) has nothing like this in their near future lineup! : /

i agree with both of you. I'm also going to be leaving Verizon for TMo. I feel like Verizon has fallen behind the pack as far as Android devices are concerned. I think it has something to do with them getting the iPhone and getting lazy. Once the Sensation drops ill be paying my ETF and jumpin to TMo.

Yeah it dies seem as though Verizon is falling behind since Tmo will have 2 high end dual core phones before Verizon gets one. Maybe lte and dual core don't play nicely as far as barrey life goes?

I think this is fake. I work in electronics at Target and the mobile kiosk doesn't sell T-Mobile contract phones. Only prepaid.

If that's a reply to me, I live in Austin, Texas. All Targets recieved the new Target Mobile Kiosk in April. They sell Sprint, ATT, and Verizon contract phones, but not T-Mobile. Apparently T-Mobile doesn't want to work with Radioshack's new mobile kiosks at Target. The Target Mobile district manager works at my store and has told me this.

They're wrong. T-mobile contract phones are sold in my area at all Target mobile Kiosks.

If their arrangement is anything like Best Buy's, they only sell three carriers at any given store. Its something Verizon forced Best Buy to do, and I can see them doing the same thing to Target.

They're wrong. T-mobile contract phones are sold in my area at all Target mobile Kiosks.

If their arrangement is anything like Best Buy's, they only sell three carriers at any given store. Its something Verizon forced Best Buy to do, and I can see them doing the same thing to Target.

They're wrong. T-mobile contract phones are sold in my area at all Target mobile Kiosks.

If their arrangement is anything like Best Buy's, they only sell three carriers at any given store. Its something Verizon forced Best Buy to do, and I can see them doing the same thing to Target.

The date is right there staring you in the face. 061211.

There's no way they would just send signage like this without a date of some sort attached to it. Safe bet right now is that the Sensation is launching on June 12th.

The date is right there staring you in the face. 061211.

There's no way they would just send signage like this without a date of some sort attached to it. Safe bet right now is that the Sensation is launching on June 12th.

Haha its not just you. Tmobile has been the face of android since it came out. They are almost right on par with the selection of phones with verizon, if not more. I would say verizon are tmo are almost neck and neck.

Well maybe this is a prelude to the pricing of the Htc Evo 3d. 199.00 would be great for a dualcore monster on sprint. I wish all the tmobile customers well on the Sensation this will be a great device htc has out done themselves on this one....

I hope it will cost the same in Europe without contract. Cause I have year left with the contract, I can just put the SIM card in the new phone. That's why I love GSM.

Why do you want the evo 3d more than this? Ill be getting the sensation, but they are practically the same phone! You won't be missing out on anything

For my money I prefer the EVO 3D because of its dedicated camera button. But yeah, these two are pretty close, so in the end reviews and availability will determine which one I get.

It's about subsidizes. TMO and AT&T choose to subsidize their Android phones more to try and gain more customers; especially TMO because their customer base keeps shrinking.

1. Niether TMO or AT&T phones are 4g. But I guess as others say they choose to subsidize them more.

Tmobile has always had the best lineup and this summer is going to rock.

sensation
Samsung galaxy S 2
LG G2X
Blackberry 9900
G2x
HD7
nokia wp7 (tmobile just released the astound)
dell venue pro
G2
galaxy s 4G
sidekick 4G
optimus t
defy
mytouch 4G
nexus s

which carrier has all this variety. I think Verizon may but having every name under the droid brand is a bag idea because they cant be differentiated.

sadly yes. alot of people are saying that tmo went in knowing the deal wasnt going to go through. so when it fails they could pocket billion and keep it going.

sadly yes. alot of people are saying that tmo went in knowing the deal wasnt going to go through. so when it fails they could pocket billion and keep it going.

Yup... More so now then ever because people don't want to end up on AT&T, if the buyout gets approved.

At least TMO is still trying by offering great phones at decent prices.

Why is HTC releasing this beat of a phone on by far the smallest network while Verizon, the biggest network, is getting the weakest Android phones?