Android Phones

HTC Desire C offers Android 4.0 and Beats Audio in a smaller and more affordable package

May 15, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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It can be easy to get lost in the parade of high-end smartphones that are announced every week. Believe it or not, not everyone needs all the bells and whistles – they just want a solid phone that can run an app or two. The HTC Desire C is a phone trying to meet that need.

HTC revealed today that the Desire C will target first time smartphone buyers and people looking to upgrade within the entry-level smartphone class. The company didn’t say much about the internal specs, but it did confirm that some of the great things in higher end phones will be present.

The Desire C features HTC Sense 4.0 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Beats Audio optimization for improved music sound quality, a 5 MP camera, and even the perk of 25 GB of Dropbox storage that will be free for two years. This is all packed into a “durable metal frame with precision engineering” and shown on a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen.

T-Mobile UK customers can grab a Desire C for free on a £15.50 per monthly plan, or purchase it outright for £169.99. The phone will also be available for sale at Vodafone, Orange, Virgin Media, Three, O2, Phones4U, The Carphone Warehouse, and Tesco Mobile.