by Robert Triggs, 4 hours ago
It has been difficult to know exactly what to make of HTC recently. The company has been touting success with the One, and is turning decent profits after months of underperforming, but today we learned…
Well, color us surprised! We know that HTC is releasing the entry-level Desire C soon. It turns out there are two more Desire models that the Taiwanese phone maker is preparing to push into the market. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, the Desire C is set to receive the company of the HTC Desire V and Desire VC. What of their specs?
There’s definitely some good surprises waiting for those who lament HTC’s decision to pack the Desire C with a 600MHz processor (in 2012, really?). Both the HTC Desire V and Desire VC will ship with a single-core 1GHz processor, which puts it nearer to the One V’s territory in terms of performance. The two mid-range phones will come with a 4-inch screen of 800 x 480 resolution, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, a 5MP rear camera, 1,650mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
And yes, the headline is true. The HTC Desire V and Desire VC are dual-SIM phones. The Desire V allows you to use two GSM numbers on the phone, while the Desire VC comes with a hybrid GSM-CDMA dual-SIM capability. Speaking to DetikInet, HTC Indonesia head of product marketing Samudera Seto said that the Desire V will be priced at 3.25 million Rupiah (US$340), while the Desire VC will go for 3 million Rupiah ($317). Expect both phones to hit the market this month.
Given how popular the mid-range HTC One V is, we’re sure HTC will have no problem finding buyers for the Desire V and Desire VC. What do you think of the two phones? Is the GSM-CDMA combo a first for a major manufacturer?