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HTC Desire 500 goes official, coming to Western markets by end-August

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HTC Desire 500 goes official, coming to Western markets by end-August
The HTC Desire 500 has just gone official and it’s a new 4.3” mid range Android handset that is coming to Western markets by the end of August.

The Desire 500 comes with a 4.3” 480 x 800-pixel display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera supporting highlights reels just like the ones in the HTC One. It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 4 gigs of internal storage, expandable via microSD cards.

The handset runs on Android Jelly Bean and supports HTC’s BlinkFeed.

“The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market,” HTC chief executive Peter Chou said. “This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life.”

The handset comes in Lacquer Black and Glacier Blue, and features a cute rounded design, looking a bit like the Pebble-formed Galaxy S III. It’s more compact, though, and easier to use single handedly.

HTC officially unveiled the Desire 500 a few weeks ago, but it was a Taiwan-only version. Now, the international version is coming to Western markets by the end of August.



Press Release

source: HTC

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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:07 1

1. ZettaiRyouiki (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


Damn, this thing's beautiful.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:43 3

2. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


low end specs for sony standards

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:47 2

4. sun0066 (Posts: 77; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


yes , because Sony has so may high end phones in the market . I have not seen a really famous item from Sony since the walkman

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:52

9. Remmy (Posts: 55; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


or maybe just ignoring Sony's products? :/

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:50

15. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


ps3 ??? :D

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:47 5

3. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


HTC makes beautiful devices. But pricing will kill it as usual. The processor is Snapdragon 200 and it would be either ICS or JB 4.1, They should price it alongside Samsung Galaxy Win or Galaxy Grand Quattro (depending on which market).

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:18

5. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


very very very beautifull design..

i like it very much and maybe my next phone.

great htc for its designer.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:35

6. GamePlayer (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Four more megapixels than the flagship!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:37

7. sonisoe (Posts: 329; Member since: 06 May 2009)


great specs with a quad-core processor, being a mid-range of course its clocked lower with a 1GB RAM..but hopefully we can expect excellent performance.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:38 1

8. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)


HTC is my favorite brand and they make the most beautiful phones in all segments of market. But their poor pricing strategy always forces me to turn towards to Xperia devices. I hope they get the pricing right this time atleast.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 07:23

10. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


OMG that Snapdragon is weeeeeeeaaak!!!! Adreno 203 and cortex a5 ?? What are they thinking even Xperia L with 1ghz dual core is more powerful. This is not a great value in my opinion.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:31

11. Androidsammy (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


This phone is crap

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:34

12. great (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


i think peter chou is suffering from memory loss ... so htc is paying tribute by manufacturing handsets with low or non expandable memory !

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 09:49

13. Androidsammy (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


HTCs don't have a reliable bulid

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 22:39

14. trustory (Posts: 109; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


no price?

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