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.

Ankit Banerjee
My primary profession lies in the Network Design Engineering field. I have always been passionate about the latest trends in mobile communication advances around the world.
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