Jun 01 AT 9:39 AM Nick Gray 5 Comments

HTC Desire C now available in the UK

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As expected, the HTC Desire C is now available in the UK and will soon make its way to other countries across Europe. The HTC Desire C is the latest budget-friendly Android 4.0 handset from HTC. When you say budget-friendly, we’re talking about a free phone paired with a £13 (roughly $20) monthly contract which gives you 100 minutes, 5,000 texts and 250MB of monthly data. Anyone looking to buy the HTC Desire C off-contract can find it at T-Mobile and Orange for £169 while Three is looking to beat its competition by offing the handset for £149.

The HTC Desire C runs on Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 and features a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480) display, 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 5 megapixel camera, Beats Audio, and a 1,230 mAh battery. From what we can tell, the handset available from Orange, T-Mobile and Three is the standard model, but you will soon be able to purchase an NFC-enabled version of the Desire C for a slight premium.

Besides its looks, the HTC Desire C does not have anything in common with HTC’s flagship devices, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The HTC Wildfire and Wildfire S were very popular phones in Europe because of the value they offered and we’d expect the Desire C to at least live up to its predecessors’ successes.

Would you ever consider buying a device like the HTC Desire C as a starter phone for a family member or would you rather get them a used flagship phone from a year ago for around the same price?

Via: HTC Source

Source: The Inquirer

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • prakreet

    an 800mhz processor and 1500mAH battery would have made it perfect..

  • Daniel Smedegaard Buus

    I would consider buying this for myself. Having recently have to send my SGS2 back for repair and being stuck with my old X8, I really start to think that I could do very well with a smaller, dumber, phone and my laptop and optionally my tablet.

    Free? With a tie. That’s a pretty damn good deal. Who cares about MHz and Mpix, when all you need is snappiness and adequate pics. Seriously.

  • SGB101

    to expensive for the spec. even the contract price is to expensive.

    samsung galaxy ace is free, £7.50 per month, 250 mns, 5000 text ad 500mb data, is a much better package. http://goo.gl/GJm2C

    or

    one S, free , £26 per month 100mins 500text 250mb. http://goo.gl/AwIJG

    or one s, x, or SGS3, free 2000 mins unlimited text and data, for £36. average price.

    what im trying to show is over here we have a great selection from low to high end, and the competition is ripe, the Desire C, is far to expensive for what t is.

    so was the Wildfire, this is why the Orange sanfran (ZTE Blaze) was the outright winner in the low end market, in the UK, it was almost half the price of the wildfire. iirc it was £100 with £20 credit back, making it exactly half the price.

    looking at the Desire C price point, id opt for the new intel device.

  • Mo

    It’s the HTC One Half.

  • dVyper

    Tis a damn good looking device…