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The svelte, compact style of HTC's One V on U.S. Cellular

Here's a look at the sophisticated and small HTC One V for U.S. Cellular.

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Brian Bennett
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Pint-sized but advanced

The HTC One V has finally landed on American shores. This $129.99 model for U.S. Cellular has the same aluminum unibody construction and compact size as its global counterpart. The phone also sports a 3.7-inch LCD screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus HTC Sense 4.
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That old familiar chin

If the cut of the HTC One V's jib looks familiar that because it's very similar to past HTC phones. Specifically, the One V has a chin reminiscent of the HTC Legend and older HTC Hero from a few years back.
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Turn on and tune in

On the HTC One V's top edge you'll find the phone's power button and 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Volume control

The HTC One V's left side holds a thin but long volume rocker.
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Capture it

On back is the HTC One V's 5-megapixel camera with LED flash that also captures 1080p HD video.
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Room to grow

Inside the HTC One V's back compartment is a microSD card slot to add additional memory storage. The phone's battery, though, is internal and not removable.
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A small yet seductive screen

Though the HTC One V sports a small 3.7-inch (800 by 480 pixel) LCD screen, it produces accurate colors and has wide viewing angles.
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Folders for the making

Thanks to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you can easily create folders for neatly storing app shortcuts on any of the One V's home screens.
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Weather sense

The One V provides a slick app for viewing the forecast, an iconic HTC Sense UI feature.
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Hub it up

The HTC Hub application aggregates plenty of suggested apps and other content for you to download and try.
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Full-featured camera

The HTC One V's 5 megapixel may not be the highest resolution available but does provide fast performance and lots of shooting and scene modes.

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