With Sony Xperia Ion heading to Rogers, customers are presented with a wider variety of high-end smartphones to choose from. But for those who don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles that the latest and greatest phone can provide, the Canadian carrier has one entry-level smartphone from HTC that might just fit the bill.
According to Mobile Syrup, Rogers is planning to offer the HTC Desire C soon. While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, they have gotten hold of a leaked screenshot that shows cases of the Desire C designated for the carrier. If accurate, we should be hearing more from Rogers of the Desire C’s release date soon.
Not being a part of the One series doesn’t mean that HTC Desire C can’t hold its own, as the phone does come with a premium-looking design. We’re sure there’s a market for a seemingly mini phone that actually packs a 3.5-inch display. It’s such a shame that it doesn’t come with a better processor, so users will have to be content with a 600MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor.
Beyond the outdated processor, you’ll find Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4 running on the phone. Other specs include 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 5MP rear camera, and NFC. The latter should be welcomed by those who like to engage in a little bit of mobile payment.
The HTC Desire C is priced at around $250 in the countries where it has been launched, which should hold some clue as to how much Rogers will charge for the phone. Here’s hoping that they won’t slap on too big of an HTC tax to the Desire C.
Speaking of which, what’s the maximum you’re willing to spend for the HTC Desire C?