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64-bit HTCDesire 510 coming to Sprint on the 19th, Boost and Virgin shortly thereafter

As expected, the HTCDesire 510 is on its way to Sprint and its prepaid carriers. The Now network will offer the handset for free with contract or $199 outright. Meanwhile the two MVNOs will sell it for just $99.99.
September 16, 2014
HTC Desire 510 white

HTC’s first 64-bit handset was first announced late last month and soon it was revealed that the budget device would be making its way to the US market as well. At the time there were no details on when we’d see the handset or for how much. Although Cricket has yet to cement its plans officially, Sprint has now spoken up, revealing the details for both the Now Network and its prepaid carriers, Boost and Virgin Mobile.

Sprint will see the Desire 510 first on September 19th for free on-contract, or $199.99 outright. Boost Mobile will follow shortly after on the 22nd pricing it at just $99.99, and Virgin will keep the same $99.99 price tag when it launches on the 23rd.

As for the handset’s specs? You get a Snapdragon 410 CPU with 1GB RAM, and other specs including 8GB storage, microSD, a 5MP rear cam, a 2100 mAh battery, LTE, a 4.7-inch 854 x 480 display and Android 4.4 KitKat. With rather aggressive prepaid pricing, the Desire 510 certainly could be an appealing alternative to Motorola’s famous Moto G series, though the less-than-stellar display on the Desire 510 might be a turn off for some.

What do you think, anyone out there interested in picking this one up from Sprint and its prepaid carriers? Or perhaps you’d rather wait for it to arrive to the AT&T-owned Cricket?