HTC Desire C Is Now Official – Budget ICS Android Phone With Beats Audio

This little device was being leaked over and over again, I felt stupid. So, keeping that in mind, HTC has announced the Desire C. Of course, the first sentence is my lame attempt at humour, but well, let’s get back to the news.

HTC Desire C with ICS

The HTC Desire C comes with… wait for it… Ice Cream Sandwich. Think of it like the Wildfire S being launched with ICS, again. HTC had highlighted how it’d be focusing more on quality than quantity, and stop confusing the heck out of us bloggers and the clueless consumers. But it seems to be going back on its words. Before I end up ranting more, here are the quick specs of the device –

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0
  • 3.5″ TFT LCD display of 480×320 resolution
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 5 MP front facing camera, no LED flash, no front facing camera
  • 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, (NFC enabled version coming soon)
  • 1230 mAh battery

Now, they could afford to have Bluetooth 4.0 in there, but not an LED flash? Priorities seem to be fucked. Also, the Sensation-branded devices from HTC are much more powerful than the Desire C, but heck, they won’t be getting Sense 4.0, which the Desire C comes with. This one, though, is not about fucked up priorities, but it’s a way to milk consumers. I just don’t find it acceptable when a capable device doesn’t get all the latest updates.

Back to the Desire C – apart from 4 GB internal memory (which is expandable, by the way), you’ll also get 25 GB free storage on Dropbox, for two years. Which is awesome. All the recent HTC devices have had this added advantage (Samsung went a step ahead with its Galaxy S3, offering 50 GB free space on Dropbox).

T-Mobile UK will be offering the device for 170 GBP, if you want to buy it outright, or for free on a two year contract (15.50 GBP per month). Sounds okay enough.