Dual-sim HTC Desire V now available in India

June 22, 2012
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Unlike the US, India is a country where national roaming isn’t free, and can, in fact, get quite expensive if you aren’t paying attention. As such, dual-sim mobile phones have become very popular, especially for those who travel across state borders often. Unfortunately, there aren’t many mid-to-high end devices in the dual-sim category. It looks like with the release of the HTC Desire V, the Taiwanese company is aiming to change that.

The specifications of the HTC Desire V dual-sim phone are:

  • 4″ WVGA display
  • 480×800 resolution
  • 1Ghz ARM Cortex – A5 processor
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash
  • Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 out of the box
  • 1650 mAH battery

Apart from the decidedly mid-range specifications, the device comes with HTC “regulars” that include Beats Audio integration and 25GB of free Dropbox storage space.

The HTC Desire V dual-sim smartphone is currently available in India from online shopping site FlipKart and is listed at a whopping Rs 21,999 (~$390).

HTC has recently become prominent in the Indian market, with the release of the low-end HTC Desire C, the high-end HTC One S,  and now the the mid-range HTC Desire V, apart from the HTC One X, which has already been available for a while now. Unfortunately, HTC hasn’t been helping itself as far as the price point of these devices is concerned – even the low-end Desire C is priced at Rs 14,299 (~$253).

In the case of the Desire V, I think the device is a little overpriced, and the only reason to consider buying the HTC Desire V would be if you require dual-sim capability.

What are your thoughts? How important is a dual-sim capable phone for you? Will you consider buying the HTC Desire V? Let us know in the comments section below.

Comments

  • lark

    I would love to buy this phone for Dual SIM capability.

  • Man Of Jack

    i would buy but if its dual sim active, for dual stand by there are more option available , don’t want to spend higher price.

  • Je

    This phone isn’t dual sim active unfortunately and I really don’t understand why such phones aren’t manufactured anymore. Maybe because of the production price but if I decide to spend a little more money for such a phone the dual sim active is a must.

  • http://www.desiedition.com/ Raj

    does this one have Dual Active SIM feature..? Please confirm..?

  • IMTIYAZ

    SIR I WANT TO KNOW IF I AM MAKING ACALL FROM SIM 1 & IF ON SIM2 SOMEBODY IS CALLING IT WILL BE INTIMATED OR NOT FROM IMTIYAZ

  • RMVIJ

    I will not buy this phone for two reasons. One, that it is not a Dual Sim active phone, & the Second that it doesn’t have secondary Camera. Otherwise I would love to go for this Mobile, and will not change over in the next 2-3 yrs unless for a reasonable better technology.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000385120400 سامر مصري

    how can I fix an SD card on Desire V

  • ashok varma

    I am tested this phone, dual sim active but sim 1 call is in call at the same time sim 2 is not unreachable,but it supports call farwarding option

  • Mgn

    This Phone having two problem, there is no Tv Out & Front Camera. Other wise we go for this model.

  • asrijin

    Do not get this model. Why ?.. just one reason it’s to slow,not so response.