HTC Proto: a slightly better One V?

HTC Proto: a slightly better One V?Yesterday we were hearing that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had followed up its disappointing Q2 results by reducing its Q3 forecast. Oh dear; maybe “less is more” wasn’t the right strategy after all.

But wait. HTC has a plan up its sleeve, in the form of the HTC Proto. Far from being a spanking new flagship, it is in fact a slightly enhanced… One V? What the f…?

The HTC One V dropped at Mobile World Congress, and was the most modest of the One trio, with a single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, 4GB internal storage, and a 3.7in display.

The rumoured HTC Proto looks to up the ante with a 4in WVGA SLCD display, and a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 processor clocked at 1GHz. Like the One V, the HTC Proto will have 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, and 4GB internal storage.

It’s The Verge spilling HTC Proto juice, though it doesn’t mention where it’ll be launched, only that it’s expected to land in “fall” (or autumn, to you and me).

Can the HTC Proto single-handedly reverse HTC’s ailing fortunes? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say: abso-freakin’-lutely.

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Pondlife  Aug. 4, 2012 at 20:01

Is that 4gb fixed if so I don't want any of whatever drugs you've had to see it as optimistic.

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 4, 2012 at 22:23

The HTC One V had a microSD slot, right? If it's the same story on the HTC Proto, I reckon we might've found the iPhone 5 killer...

blizzard7  Aug. 4, 2012 at 22:54

Dear HTC,

Please release no more than 4 Android phones next year.

Yours sincerely,
Concerned HTC fan.

Treab  Aug. 4, 2012 at 23:28

Dear HTC,

Please release no more than 4 Android phones next year.

Yours sincerely,
Concerned HTC fan.


they still exist.

Pondlife  Aug. 5, 2012 at 01:49

That needed a question mark or more likely an exclamation mark surely?
Besides barely been more than four this year (so far, still expecting One X SE or the like though), just all in some way disappointing...

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