HTC One S plus One X equal Ice Cream Sandwich excitement

HTC is planning the One S and One X, two new phones packing Ice Cream Sandwich, to be officially unveiled this month.

They're One, but they're not the same -- HTC is planning the One S and One X, two new phones packing Ice Cream Sandwich, to be officially unveiled this month.

The One X is the phone previously known as the HTC Endeavour or HTC Edge , according to SlashGear. It sports a 720p screen and nVidia Tegra 3 chip, making it one of Europe's first quad-core phones.

The One S, Pocketnow reports, was previously codenamed the Ville . Photos and videos of the Ville have been floating around the Web for months, revealing that it's a skinny blower with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel camera around the back and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside.

Both phones are powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. Here's 10 reasons why Ice Cream Sandwich is a big deal.

HTC's names are usually hilariously hyperbolic, like the Sensation and Incredible. So it's beyond me why the folks at HTC have gone so far the other way with the bland 'One' name. Did they learn nothing from One Railways ? Imagine what it'll be like when the One is on Three. On that subject, have you seen that history-themed TV channel called 'Yesterday'? I watch it solely to hear announcers saying thngs like "Tomorrow on Yesterday..."

The HTC One S and One X -- or OneS and OneX as HTC apparently styles them, yeah good luck getting people to Google that -- will try to one-up the competition at Mobile World Congress, the annual phone show where the big names show off their wares for the coming year. We'll be there to bring you all the up-to-the-minute news and previews of the latest fantastic phones, so keep it here for your first reviews and videos.

Are you excited about the HTC One X and One S? Will they be ones to watch or one step forward and two steps back? Tell me your thoughts, one way -- in the comments -- or another -- on our Facebook page.

Image credit: Pocketnow

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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