T-Mobile Training For The HTC One S Begins, April 25th Release Date Looking Likely

So you want to see the HTC One S? Well, so do we and now we’ve got a bit of teaser info as T-Mobile employees begin training in preparation for launch. We’re not learning anything new per se, but it’s a glimpse at how T-Mobile will position the One S in their lineup.

We’ve also discovered more info that points to an April 25th release date as the April 22nd date gets pushed aside. This is now the second time we’ve reported the April 25th date as the likely launch timeframe for the HTC One S and we’re pretty confident it’s the final date barring any unforeseen delays. Sneak a peak at the side-show below and let us know if the HTC One S is your next phone.

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  • Khalints

    One X or bust. Nah but seriously i’ll check it out but I won’t buy on release like I did my G2x I learned my lesson. I will give the phone a month or two to really judge it before I buy.

    • erx3

       I too purchased the G2x on release.  I’m tempted to get this because I need something to replace my busted G2x.

      • Alexray

        Was going to replace my crappy g2x as well. But might wait now. Flashed Hellfire’s ics and after a year can finally live with this phone.

        • http://www.walrusporn.com/ Osgood von Spoonfackle

          Same here, I just installed Eagle Blood AOSP, and it’s blowing my mind right now. I was planning on waiting for the sgs3 to be released so I can scoop up a discounted sgs2 international and flash cm9.

    • haters on the rocks

      just dont buy another lg phone that’s all i have to say. i have that too

    • remister

      If you wait that long, might as well get the oxidation back cover :P

  • kalel

    Hear it comes:  No HD display….FAIL.  No 1080p recording…FAIL.  No NFC….FAIL.  No Beats headphones included….FAIL.  No expandable memory…..FAIL.  Not able to replace batteries easily….FAIL.  Not able to pick up women for me……FAIL.  Not able to get me a Masters degree from Harvard……FAIL.  

    • Titino Lattie

      HTC Sensation 4G RULES!!!!!!!

    • guest

       Poor attempt at sarcasm.

      • mreveryphone

        Piss Poor

    • omnirep

      Not sure if any phone could get you a woman lol

      • kalel

         The new commercial from Nokia says the Lumia 900 will get me more women.

  • Kitpogi

    will the HTC one X global version support T-Mobile 3G network?

  • Guest

    I’m still waiting on my free one s htc promised us in march

    • Taron19119

      What u mean

  • timdawg919

    Why is it T-Mobile gets the weak versions of phones? Why couldn’t they just bring us the One X? Why don’t they have the Galaxy Note? I think I’ll finally be making the move to AT&T

    • remister

      I do hope that the One X is just exclusive for AT&T for X amount of days, just like how the One S is for T-Mobile…

      • FILA

        Well Sprint is gettin the X aka Evo 4G LTE in June. 

    • FILA

      Dont say that around here to loud, these little boys around these parts hate that you want the X.

      Im in same boat as you, I want the X

    • Gr8skilz

      I dare them to put the One X on this comparison chart :

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Didn’t they? Check out the full gallery.

        • Gr8skilz

          Damn…my comment would have been funnier if they hadn’t. ATT not getting the quad core One X makes the One S look that much better.

  • Silk7412

    Good phone but I’ll pass!

    I had hoped tmobile would get a better one than sprint but I see not.
    I’m gonna wait for the next nexus(nonsammy) or g3 !!

  • Taron19119

    Y can’t t-mobile get the one s exclusive version that come wit a pare of beats solo

    • kalel

       HTC isn’t packing Beats headphones anymore with phones.  It’s just a few articles down and it’s been on the news of every single tech news site.

      • Taron19119

        Worng there is a uk cell phone that geting the one s exclusive version that comes wit solo beats audio headphones that y.its call exclusive

        • kalel

           Link?  Because every tech site states differently.

  • Lee72artis

    I’m going to do what Peyton Manning used to do. . .Pass

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EF545LL7BGCJSGHMM5GZRMBQFE yahoo-EF545LL7BGCJSGHMM5GZRMBQFE

      Fail

  • Jknight1188

    The One S is what the sensation should have been *Pass*

  • http://twitter.com/curtbrue Curt Brueggeman

    I will be getting this since I’m on no contract. Im grandfarthered in with my plan so the 25g dropbox works for me. I will never get rid of my unlimited plan!!!

  • omnirep

    Not sure why some of you haters are shooting down this phone. I have held one and it is the nicest phone period end of story. It is complete badass !

  • jian9007

    Still with the SAMOLED pentile display. Why can’t manufacturers get rid of this? The One S processor is more power efficient than the S3 in the Sensation/Amaze and is also a bit quicker and has an upgraded GPU. However, it has the same resolution (540×960) but has a pentile matrix instead of SLCD. More built-in storage but no expandable storage and the same size screen at 4.3″. If you haven’t upgraded to Sensation 4G or Amaze 4G (or even the SGS2) then it may be worthwhile. Otherwise, I think it is a marginal upgrade that isn’t needed, at least not for me. The Amaze has the same storage, resolution, screen size, processor speed (but not the power savings, extra speed, or upgraded GPU) but has expandable storage and a SLCD instead of SAMOLED pentile.

    It’s a great phone but I have the Sensation (rooted and running with ICS) and it’s not worth it to me, especially with the Galaxy S3 upcoming and a rumor of a vanilla version of the One X possibly coming to T-Mobile.

  • Gaww

    If TMo had used the One-X with the larger screen and quad-core like they did elsewhere – may have considered it.  For now, no reason to let go of the Amaze for this One. 

    • Tony Simons

      My sentiments exactly.

    • in2android

      The amaze is still a great device, never really necessary to take the next upgrade out. I also believe the amazes development will be getting much better. I still primarily use my sensation over my gs2…. I myself may purchase the S…. But unsure.

  • CRT24

    We just had a training on this phone today…..phone is ridiculously good. Web browsing is noticeably faster than the amaze and the camera features are off the charts. Anyone who says this phone is junk is either lying or has unrealistic expectations. It is very thin and light but build quality is solid and the display quality is excellent as well.

  • tmotech

    When I learned of the launch of the HTC One X and HTC One S, I was convinced T-Mobile had received the short end of the stick. After seeing some benchmarks and tests online and a couple other facts have come to light, I’ve changed my mind. I believe the One S is the better phone, and even if we were receiving both the X and the S, I would be choosing the S. I implore you guys to take a look around the web and check out real-world performance. Notice that there’s almost no difference in real-world performance. As you do, keep one very important fact in mind:

    The US(AT&T) variant of the One X will have THE SAME PROCESSOR AND STORAGE SPACE as the One S. The very modest performance enhancements of the Tegra 3 processor will be a wash due to AT&T needing a chipset compatible with their HSPA speeds. If anything, the performance of the AT&T One X will actually be WORSE than the One S due to the same chipset powering a 720P screen(as opposed to the qHD screen the One S has). The ONLY advantage- if it can be seen as an advantage- is the higher resolution and 10% larger screen. And if you have to hold the phone 6 inches away from your nose and squint to see the difference, then what’s the real advantage? ;)

    Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I truly believe that the One S is the phone to get. Cheers, folks :)

    • Bleacherbums1

      I am getting this phone to but it will be unlocked. Will Tmobile put there own selected apps on this phone?
      What will happen to this phone when Tmobile restructured there networks to LTE in the coming year or so?

      • tmotech

         If you purchase a T-Mobile branded phone, then it will come with the T-Mobile apps. Just unlocking it(SIM subsidy unlock) wouldn’t remove the T-Mobile apps. BUT if you’re buying it unbranded(i.e. it has HTC stamped above the screen instead of T-Mobile) then it wouldn’t come with the T-Mobile apps.

        When T-Mobile rolls out LTE, they will still support the older networks. All 2G EDGE, 3G UMTS/HSPA, and 4G HSPA+ phones, including this phone, will continue to work just fine.

        • Bleacherbums1

          Be honest here….. a lot if forums and net chat are questioning if the HTC one X would work on tmo networks? Would it? 3g ( edge) or 4g HSPA+ ?
          I guess I really want to know?
          I put earlier post that I ordered the global unlock X just to try it out myself.

        • tmotech

           Ah, you got the One X? Then it definitely won’t have T-Mobile apps.

          As for the network …

          1) EDGE is not 3G, it’s 2G(or referred to by some as 2.5G).
          2) According to HTC’s website(http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-one-x/#specs), the One X does not support the current T-Mobile HSPA+ bands. T-Mobile’s current HSPA+ network is on 1700/2100 AWS IV. For right now, you’ll only get 2G EDGE speeds. Once the refarming is complete, you can use T-Mobile’s new 1900 HSPA+ network. That should be in around 6-9 months.

        • Bleacherbums1

          Then why did a tmo rep and tmo tech told that ” just as long its unlock it would work” and they even went to HTC website and forums to double check.
          My lasting impression when I hung up that it would work….lol

        • tmotech

          It will work … on EDGE. I’m going off info that’s on HTC’s website. Can’t speak for what other people told you.

        • Bleacherbums1

          The latest post up there….can you shed a lil light on that.

        • tmotech

          The person above either worded it wrong or is misinformed. When LTE rolls out, T-Mobile will have both LTE and HSPA+ on the 1700/2100 AWS IV band. They will also have 2G EDGE and 4G HSPA+ on the 1900 band. They have enough spectrum to keep supporting each of these networks.

          In simple terms, NO HSPA+ phone will lose the ability to connect to HSPA+ on T-Mobile, even after LTE is rolled out. Additionally, NO EDGE phone will lose the ability to connect to EDGE on T-Mobile, even after the refarming.

          The networks will have less capacity, but not enough that the average T-Mobile user will notice.

        • Bleacherbums1

          Thank you for the update much appreciated…..

  • Naweedn

    I dont get it, the pictures say that the phone comes with beats headphones? 

    • tmotech

      Where does it says it comes with Beats headphones? It says it comes with Beats audio(the software and hardware needed to take advantage of the headphones). Beats headphones are purchased separately.

    • http://twitter.com/cielomoreno127 Solo lo traga

      No Beats Audio Technology.

  • Bleacherbums1

    Im sure HTC one s is a good phone, specs, camera, screen and all. But I read an article that tmo will be rearranging there spectrum to LTE. what would happen to all the 3g/4g smartphones ? Would they be obsolete? Would they run on the new spectrum?

    Plus I’ve been talking to a lot of reps(tmo) and friends in Europe If they have problems with HTC X…. they said it was I bit buggy and HTC is updating it as I write this. And tmo had told me that HTC One X international version would work on there spectrum just as long its unlock. Is there truth to this. I’ve ordered one x international unlock AND will put to the test.
    Furthermore ….. att will have HTC one x coming in may that will work on Tmobile network.

    • ChadBroChillz

      They are leaving some spectrum in the AWS band for HSPA+, so your phone will not become obsolete. Also a few newer phone actually support HSPA+ in the PCS band and AWS band. 

      • Bleacherbums1

        Good to know thanks but lets say I’m getting this HTC one s ( I will ) would this phone be a bit slower just because its on the older band? And most likely that the new spectrums will be faster…?
        I know it will take effect in a year or so I’m just reluctant to get a damn good smartphone if I can’t get higher than the old spectrums. Does that makes sense?
        And I really won’t buy it thru tmo …I’m buying it unlock.

        • ChadBroChillz

          I cannot say for sure, because I do not know if it supports AWS 1900. If it supports AWS on 1900, then you will not see a decrease in speeds. However, if it does not support HSPA+ on 1900, then you will see a slight decrease in speeds( not enough to hurt your performance during daily use). This is once tmobile finishes their challenger strategy, which will be some time after mid 2013, so I would not worry until after 2013 about loss of speed. 

    • Brianhutchinson82

      Tmo will b the first to build out a duel network so that the lte and hspa+ will share the spectrum.

  • CRT24

    T-Mobile is currently repurposing it’s 1900 MHz spectrum to handle HSPA+ which will allow more “foreign” devices to utilize 3g/4g data on T-Mobile……this would include the I-phone. The 1700/2100 aws frequencies currently used for HSPA+ will then be used to deploy LTE. Current HSPA+ phones will not be compatible with LTE as that will require specific devices with different chipsets to work on those frequencies once converted to LTE, but those phones will still work on the refarmed 1900mhz spectrum.

    • Bleacherbums1

      Now this is confusing…. your telling us that the 1700/2100 would change to LTE… but tmo’s new phones will be at that band? Now what? So in a year or so this HTC one s would not run on HSPA +….?

      • TMOTECH

        HSPA+ is a technology. AWS  is a frequency band. Starting with the Sensation, and all phones since, will work on the PCS band which is 1900 MHZ and the AWS band which is 1700/2100. LTE is a different technology. Although LTE will be running on AWS bands when we launch it you will need an LTE hand set to take advantage of the LTE network. HTC ONE is an HSPA+ device and it will work on 850, 1800, 1900 and 1700/2100. 

        • Bleacherbums1

          With that being said …. HTC one x has the same specs so it should work on tmo HSPA + and 850/1800/1900 ?

        • TMOTECH

          Yes. and AWS 1700/2100

        • Bleacherbums1

          Were talking one X specs here but earlier you said HTC one X won’t work on Tmobile network except for edge?!?!

        • just a nerd

          Actually, that was me. (I was lowercase “tmotech” and he is uppercase “TMOTECH”). I’ll just use a different handle to avoid confusion.

          TMOTECH, what is your source for the HTC One X supporting AWS IV? I only see the 2100 frequency in HTC’s spec list, and AWS IC requires 1700 AND 2100.

        • randomnerd_number38

          Sorry, forgot to change my name

        • TMOTECH

          From HTC website…

          LTE CAT3 – DL 100 /UL 50 LTE: 700/AWS

           WCDMA: 2100/1900/AWS/850
           
          EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 

          See AWS above? That is 1700/2100 US frequencies. 

          The other 2100 they show is European frequencies.

        • Bleacherbums1

          This is getting really interesting ….tmo users can actually buy an unlocked HTC one X global version and it would work on US Tmobile networks ….that’s even awesome

        • in2android

          When do you expect ( and I know its your personal speculation) to see the 1900mhz band up and running on Tmo for unlocked devices?

        • TMOTECH

          All I can say is by the fall. Some will be earlier some will be later. As they come online there will be announcements made.

        • in2android

          Wow.. thanks for the response. I hope this ends up being solid nation wide coverage. Oh, and thank you for bringing your inside insight to tmonews…. Its appreciated.

        • Bleacherbums1

          I guess you need to clarify your answer TMOTECH cuz right now I am really confused !!!! tmotech (lowercase) had told me on different post down below that the HTC ONE X won’t work on tmo spectrum. Please lets us know where you got that info please.

    • Bleacherbums1

      I looked at HTC website for the specs of HTC one s for Tmobile …..and it said that its a HSPA 42…. so are you telling me that this phone won’t work at all when tmo restructured there networks ???!!!

      • CRT24

        It will continue to work on the 1900 HSPA+ but will not support LTE 1700/2100……there will have to be specific handsets made with the 1700/2100 LTE chipset .

      • Youngwazts

         I think they are never going to have LTE, why wait

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EF545LL7BGCJSGHMM5GZRMBQFE yahoo-EF545LL7BGCJSGHMM5GZRMBQFE

    So….How does being thin make this phone so much better?

  • Omar Rodriguez

    is this phone going to have a front facing camera?

    • Bleacherbums1

      It has a VGA camera for video chat if that helps a little.

  • Bill Clinton

    the only question i need answered is, will the htc one x come to tmobile and when?? I desperately want that phone

    • Gaww

       If you read below – the answer is no.  TMo US is getting the One S.  The TMo guy has said it is the best of the two US releases (AT&T has the One X), so not to feel bad. 

      But like any company, TMo promotes what its got.

      • Bleacherbums1

        Gaww on your earlier post you wanted to know if HTC one x will work on Tmobile ….according to the post below from TMOTECH it will work.

    • Taron19119

      Yes t mobile will get the one x rename g4x running vanilla ice cream sandwich it will be announce next month at ctia 2012

      • Bleacherbums1

        That’s all rumor tho???

      • thekeelo_g

        Wasn’t the G2X an LG phone? Can they just co-opt another company’s naming scheme like that?

  • Bleacherbums1

    Damn with all this band frequency etc etc….I don’t even know what to believe now….lol

    • TMOTECH

      Just know this… 
      The One X will work on T-Mobile 2G/3G/4G. End of story. 

      • Bleacherbums1

        HTC and expansys just told me that HTC one x won’t work at 3g/4g only on edge.

        • randomnerd_number38

          Yeah, I don’t know what page he was looking at. I posted the link the HTC page for the One X in one of my replies below. There is no mention of AWS.

          EDIT: I just figured it out. TMOTECH was looking at the specs for the AT&T US variant of the One X. That one WILL support AWS. The European model you ordered will not.

        • Bleacherbums1

          I canceled my order this morning for the global version …but you said that the HTC one x for att will work on Tmobile networks? Unlocked I suppose?
          And again thanks for a very informative forums it is greatly appreciated.

        • Bleacherbums1

          Can you find out if Tmobile will have the X ….cuz according to HTC and expansys that in a few months that HTC will lunch an X model for Tmobile.

  • Bleacherbums1

    Well I just got done talking to HTC REP , HTC tech and expansys tech …..the HTC one X will not NOT work on Tmobile networks at all only on edge.
    But the good news is HTC has confirmed that HTC one x ( branded different name) is coming to TMOBILE networks in a couple of months. I would guess that it will be a summer launch.

  • randomnerd_number38

    I’m not sure which specs you’re looking at, but when I checked the HTC website, the One X page doesn’t say anything about AWS.

    EDIT: I just figured it out. You’re looking at the specs for the AT&T US variant of the One X. Bleacher stated earlier that he ordered the European HTC One X, so those were the specs I was using. I guess that means we’re both right, lol

  • Ditarawr

    So, is the word on the street still that the ONE S in black with red accents is coming sometime later?  Like June?  

  • tmobileuser

    This discussion has absolutely nothing to do with the article…..

  • Youngwazts

    Why T-mobile competitive the HTC One S with sprint HTC EVO 4G. Why not competitive T-mobile HTC One S with Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE

    • thekeelo_g

      Probably because the EVO 4G is a better handset.

      I notice they’re lying their ass off about the One X processor too.