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HTC Desire C is now official

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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.

source: HTC

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posted on 15 May 2012, 07:51 4

1. onggeo (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Not bad for a low-end phone. Hopefully it releases here in the Philippines with a price tag same if not lower than the Wildfire S.

posted on 15 May 2012, 08:17 4

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Pretty good for a budget smartphone, if HTC prices it on line with the Samsung Galaxy Y than they've got themselves a winner especially with that good looking design they got there.

posted on 15 May 2012, 08:59 3

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Could be better if it had an 800 Mhz Processor, much more if dual core.

But other than that, pretty awesome.

Probably on par with LGs L3.

posted on 15 May 2012, 09:07 2

4. anshul0000 (unregistered)

according to this htc explorer should also get an ics update......it is having MSM7225A chipset while explorer is having MSM7227A chipset......explorer has a better chipset, though it has been clocked to 600mhz....

posted on 15 May 2012, 09:17 2

5. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Unimpressive. For the same price u can have Nokia 701 with nice design, much better ClearBlack IPS display (640x360, 210ppi) covered with Gorilla glass, 1.3 GHz CPU, powerful GPU Broadcom BCM2763, 8GB internal storage, NFC, USB on-the-go, dual-LED flash, Dolby Digital Plus support, hardware shutter key and great offline navigation for free. All this running buttery smooth on improved Symbian Belle FP1 with great battery life.

posted on 15 May 2012, 10:05 3

6. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

You're right but you forgot that the Desire C's biggest asset is the Play Store (Android Market) which is a huge selling point for the Desire C.

posted on 15 May 2012, 10:21 1

7. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Can you say "ticked"? Why is this device coming out with ICS when there are devices out there with better specs that wont be getting ICS? HTC better rethink what devices it's going to update to ICS before they loose a customer.

posted on 15 May 2012, 10:44 1

8. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

The goal for this phone is probably the same as the One V. To attract budget customer and introduce Android and HTC sense to them. I got a feeling that this phone isn't going to be released any place other than Asia/Pacific. But 600mhz... really...? Give it at least 800mhz to 1ghz, I gpt a feeling this phone won't be able to receive any further Android version updates later on due low low specs.

posted on 15 May 2012, 11:13 5

9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

What's with all the thumbs down o_O

posted on 15 May 2012, 11:35 2

10. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

It's that crazy eaxvac aka HugeTroller aka android sucks troll who made multiple accounts and thumbed them down lol. He comes back no matter how many times he gets blocked.

posted on 15 May 2012, 11:57 5

11. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Whoever he is, it's severely sad.

On-topic: How did they get ICS and Sense 4.0 to run on an underclocked CPU?

posted on 15 May 2012, 12:35 3

13. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

If ICS and sense 4.0 could run on specs like that, then there should be no excuses for manufacturers to not give old devices updates.

posted on 15 May 2012, 12:28

12. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

wtf price sam as a xperia neo v and neo v have much faster processor,it is too much for soo low preformance

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:46

18. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

yeah right and neo v will also get ics upgrade ..

posted on 15 May 2012, 17:01

14. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

HTC said once it was impossible to incorporate sense 4.0 to original desire...
what excuse does koreans have now?
what stupid douchebag thumbed them down???

posted on 17 May 2012, 21:16

17. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

koreans? HTC is Taiwanese (chinese) and it couldnt work on the desire because te desire only has half a GB of on board memory, this has 4GB

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:53

20. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

ICS could run on the desire, just not the sense, I believe ICS updates are supposed to come along with sense 3.6.

posted on 15 May 2012, 23:06 1

15. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Y so many red votes,ist three comments are not bad though:@

posted on 16 May 2012, 01:42

16. mercorp (Posts: 1027; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

WTF 600mhz arm 5?
I expected a cortex A15!
The galaxy mini 2 is way better than this phone.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:47

19. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

yeah galaxy mini 2 is better but its lazy ol samsung not updating phones.. like galaxy s

posted on 18 May 2012, 19:28

21. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Hey, see !!!! no front camera again, what a freak !

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 12:12

22. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

And this is coming to the US for at least Cricket Wireless. I know because I went with my step-dad to pay his phone bill and the lady had on in front of her. I asked her about it and all she said was that she was testing it out and wouldn't answer any of my questions about it. The one I saw looked this device, but to me it looked to have a 3.2in display.

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