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HTC unveils four new Desire smartphones in Taiwan

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HTC reveals new Android handsets on its home market including two dual-sim models, namely the Desire 601 and Desire 700.
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HTC is far from its glory days in the United States but  it surely keeps its momentum in the Taiwanese market where it has just announced no less than four handsets at once, all belonging to the Desire family, from the low-end Desire 300 to the mid-range Desire 700 dual sim with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

Here is a quick round-up of these new Desire smartphones' main specs:

  • HTC Desire 300: 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 512 MB RAM/4 GB internal storage and microSD support, 4.3-inch display with 800X480 pixels, 5 MP rear and VGA front camera
  • HTC Desire 501: 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1 GB RAM/8 GB internal storage and microSD support, 4.3-inch display with 800X480 pixels, 8 MP rear and 2.1 MP front camera
  • HTC Desire 601: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1 GB RAM/4 GB internal storage and microSD support, 4.5-inch display with 960X540 pixels, 8 MP rear and 2.1 MP front camera
  • HTC Desire 700: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1 GB RAM/8 GB internal storage and microSD support, 5-inch display with 960X540 pixels, 8 MP rear and 2.1 MP front camera

From the list above, the Desire 601 and the Desire 700 come with dual stereo speakers with BoomSound and dual sim, while the other two only feature a single speaker. On the other hand it seems the Desire 501 is the only one of the four new HTC Desire handsets to feature NFC, although it is not the top-of-the-line model.

The prices of these handsets range from roughly $270 for the Desire 300 to around $470 for the Desire 700. Unfortunately it is not known if any of them will make it to the United States via the official channels, but the HTC Desire 300 was exclusively available from Australian company Telstra last month already.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11-27 (Update: 2013-11-28)