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The chin is back

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An eye for aesthetics

Unlock it

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The HTC One V landed on Virgin Mobile, bringing with it a sweet and compact design plus Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for $199.99. Best of all you don't have to sign an onerous wireless contract.
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The HTC One V sports that HTC chin bump that Legend and Hero fans know so well. You can also see here the phone's Micro-USB port on its left side.
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With its premium aluminum construction and black hue, Virgin Mobile's version of the HTC One V looks very sophisticated. On back is its 5-megapixel camera and LED flash.
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The HTC One V's right side houses a thin volume bar. And, yes, there's that funky chin again.
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Under the HTC One V's chin is a compartment that holds a microSD card slot. The phone's battery isn't removable, though.
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Placed on the HTC One V's top edge is its power button, 3.5mm headphone jack, and slick-looking notification light shaped in a thin line.
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On board the HTC One V you'll find a similar virtual keyboard used by the One X and One S powered by the company's Sense UI.
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Here's a closer look at the HTC One V's 5-megapixel camera. It's clear this phone takes style seriously.
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Running HTC's Sense 4 UI, you unlock the One V by dragging a virtual ring to the center of the screen. You can also jump straight to other applications by pulling quick launch icons into this ring.
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An HTC phone wouldn't be the same without that classic weather app and animations. The One V is no exception, but it lacks some of the more energetic and graphically challenging eye candy the other One series phones flaunt.
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