When KitGuru reported the analysts' feelings about HTC at the start of April, it was very much a ‘doom and gloom' picture. Sales were down 35% while profits plummeted a massive 70%. In general, the feeling from places like Morgan Stanley was that HTC had ‘nothing useful coming to fight this drop'. In the wake of the monster launch of the Samsung Galaxy 3S, HTC has decided to leak the Desire C to try and stem the tide of fleeing Android lovers. Will they be successful?
The first leaked shots of the new phone seem to have come from the desk draw of an Orange store owner in Romania.
Vodafone's new catalogue for Portugal seems to include the first official photo.
In the unlikely event that you wish to purchase the new HTC handset without a contract, it seems likely that your local store will demand around €200/£170/$250 for the pleasure of ownership.
This is what your pocket full of shekels will be buying:-
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 3.5-inch screen (480 x 320)
- 600MHz CPU (single core)
- 512 MB RAM
- 4GB Internal memory
- MicroSD card slot
- 5MP rear camera
- Front facing, low res, camera
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc
- Beats Audio
KitGuru says: Lower spec and features are fine, but what will guarantee the ‘win' for HTC is that it comes out AFTER the new batch of product from Samsung – people will have plenty of spare cash lying around for a new phone, right?
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