HTC Desire C makes it way to a handful of UK carriers
Indeed it’s not a part of the new HTC One line, but nevertheless, it’s following in the same footsteps as other budget oriented smartphones from HTC – like the Wildfire and Wildfire S, which were relatively popular across of Europe thanks to their value. So yes, the HTC Desire C will no doubt live up to the expectations based on its hardware specs.
Right now, the HTC Desire C is selling for as low as free on contracts that start as low as $20 (£13) per month through Three UK. With the plan, it provides customers with the base essentials like 100 minutes, 5,000 text messages, and 250MB of data. Furthermore, if buying it outright is more your kind of thing, it can be purchased for a mere $228 (£149) no-contract, which actually one-ups the £169 price point being offered by the competition in T-Mobile UK and Orange UK.
Just to jolt your memory if you’ve forgotten about this one, the HTC Desire C features a 3.5” HVGA display, 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 5-megapixel camera, Beats Audio support, 1,230 mAh battery, microSD card slot, HTC Sense 4.0, and Android 4.0 ICS. Currently, it seems that the version being sold right now is the standard model, however, another one with NFC will be made available soon for a bit more money.
source: The Inquirer via Android and Me
1. raihan (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
For the same piece of , you can get a sony xperia u with a dual core 1ghz processor, better screen and a better gpu . Htc have always used the lowest of the low specs for their budget devices. Its 2012 and htc still think its alright to put 600mhz processors in their phones. The only good thing about this device is that it has ics out of the box. If this device can run ics and then decided like the samsung galaxy s should too.
2. sprockkets (Posts: 1201; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Looks like all the prices I can find peg it $100 more than this phone.
Only reason I'd get it is because it is small and want a good spare phone, and it has those HTC touches I like, such as it quiets down the ringtone when you pick it up while ringing.
4. raihan (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
In the uk, you can get the xperia u for 180 pounds from 3
5. sprockkets (Posts: 1201; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Well I'll have to take your word for it since I'm just an internet person in the US. I think 600mhz is lame as well (and I know the SOC can do better when 3rd party kernels are made for it).
But from experience the problem with android has always been the ram, not so much the CPU. Add the fact that the GPU is now more utilized and it may just work fine.
7. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Overclock this phone to at least 1ghz.
The soc on this phone is the same as the one on the l3 and mini 2,so why not?