HTC expands U.S. availability of its 2014 Desire line
HTC announced Monday, that it is expanding the availability of the 2014 HTC Desire series in the U.S. Customers of AT&T have been able to purchase the mid-range HTC Desire 610 since the end of July, and U.S. consumers have also been able to make the purchase directly from HTC's U.S. website. AT&T recently offered the phone for .99 cents with a two-year contract, although the regular retail price is $199.99 with a subsidy.
The HTC Desire 610 features a 4.7 inch screen with resolution of 480 x 854. A quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU is on board, with the Adreno 305 GPU crunching graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside with 8GB of native storage. A 128GB microSD slot offers more memory if required. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 1.3MP respectively, and a 2040mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed out of the box.
The HTC Desire 816 is expected to be coming tomorrow to Virgin Mobile, priced at $299. An unlocked variant of the handset can be purchased directly from HTC. Both HTC Desire models have some of the features that you've been seeking, such as the front-facing BoomSound speakers. If you listen to a lot of music, or watch a ton of videos, you're going to want to have BoomSound on your phone. Zoe Highlights helps you create mini movies with your own soundtracks and effects, and HTC BlinkFeed aggregates users' selected news feeds into a "snackable experience on their homescreens." The HTC Desire handsets feature "large graphic-rich screens." The phones are made of premium material and will be offered in a variety of colors and sizes from a number of carriers and retailers through the end of the year.
The HTC Desire 816 is equipped with a 5.5 inch Super LCD 2 screen featuring resolution of 720 x 1280. A quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU is under the hood, while the Adreno 305 GPU handles graphics. 1.5GB of RAM is inside, along with 8GB of native storage. Those needing additional memory can use the 128GB capacity microSD slot. A 13GB snapper can be found on back, while a 5MP camera adorns the front of the model. The 2600mAh keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed out of the box.