HTC Desire C is now official
The HTC Desire C is now finally official - HTC itself has posted the first promo video of the handset, showing off its Sense flavor on top of Android. The Desire C is an Android handset that comes with an affordable price and a 3.5-inch display.
The phone is one of the few attempts of HTC to go at the low-end, and this time the company has chosen to count on its traditional industrial design and colors like red, white and black for the HTC Desire C.
So far, HTC is only announcing this for the UK market, but we’re sure it will make its way to other European and global markets later on as well. Question remains, though, whether it’d hit US shores, and looking back at earlier lower-end HTC models the answer may be no, but let’s hang on and see.
Here are the spec highlights:
- Android 4.0 ICS with HTC Sense 4.0
- 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM
- 3.5-inch HVGA screen
- 5-megapixel camera
- 4GB internal storage, 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage
- Beats Audio
The HTC Desire C price is around $275 (£169.99) off contract and the phone will be also available on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Three, O2, Phones4U, The Carphone Warehouse and Tesco Mobile in the UK. The release date is set for June this year for some markets.
+- Press Release
New HTC Desire C – brilliant, entertaining and well connected
LONDON, UK - 15 May 2012 - Following on from the successful launch of the HTC One series, HTC, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled its latest phone, the HTC Desire C. Featuring Beats Audio™ technology, this premium designed, yet affordable smartphone, allows you to hear your music just as the artist intended. The HTC Desire C also enables you to easily manage your professional and personal lives and share the moments that shape them.
Available in white and black, and coming with HTC Sense 4.0 integrated with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the HTC Desire C is great as a first smartphone or for those upgrading from an existing one. Packing a powerful battery and offering access to thousands of apps, games, music and movies – available through Google Play – you will always be connected and entertained whether at work, home or on the move.
"Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it's more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio," said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. "The HTC Desire C offers customers excellent design, easy access to content and fast connectivity – making it the perfect all round device."
Authentic sound without compromise
The HTC Desire C features a powerful, yet rich studio-quality sound experience that is enabled through the combination of optimized Beats Audio and amazing hardware. This integration enables a rich, clear audio experience to customers no matter if they're listening to music or playing a game.
Premium design taken to a new level
Combining a durable metal frame with precision engineering, the HTC Desire C is ideal for those who want a premium-designed phone. Boasting a micro-drilled earpiece for sharp in-call sound, hyper-viewing angle display and metal camera bezel, this compact smartphone offers an unrivalled level of design and user-experience for its class.
Designed for sharing
Packing the latest mobile technology into a neat, eye-catching design, HTC Desire C's vibrant 3.5-inch HVGA screen makes it easy to browse the Web, view photos or connect with friends and family. If you like to share personal experiences with your social network, HTC Desire C's 5 megapixel camera and instant sharing capabilities will allow you to post any moment, seconds after it was captured.
Through HTC Desire C's deep integration of Dropbox and 25GB of free online space[i], you also have the freedom to securely back-up, browse and share thousands of photos, videos and documents, whether stored locally or in the cloud.
Ensuring that HTC Desire C keeps pace with new mobile services as they become available there is also an NFC variant of this model, allowing users to make payments or access information and offers.