HTC Desire 200 announced: back to basics Android

HTC Desire 200 announced: back to basics AndroidAfter seeing it featured in some prime video leakage yesterday, HTC has removed all doubt and officially unveiled the Desire 200 on its site.

Aside from filling in all the blanks in terms of specs, it also gives us a high-quality finished look at the cheeky little Android chappy. And it actually looks rather smart.

That would be the result of the matte black finish on the chassis accentuated with a few glossy bits here and there. Simple, yet moderately easy to look at.

So how about specs? Well it's exactly what we were told to expect yesterday: a 3.5in 320 x 480 display, single-core 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, a single 5MP camera on the back, 512MB of RAM plus 4GB of storage.

There's also the obligatory Beats Audio involvement, which extends to you getting a pair of in-ear 'phones in the box, while HTC Sense sits on top of Android, though HTC doesn't specify exactly which version of either you'll be getting.

We mentioned yesterday that it doesn't look to be the slimmest of devices, and we were right. It measures a full 11.9mm in profile, with the perception of chunkiness only increased by the relatively compact overall footprint.

Still, that shouldn't prove a major turn-off considering the Desire 200's less-than-premium status, and if you're willing to put up with the dated spec it could prove a decent no-frills option provided it's priced right.

We'll have to wait and see, since price and availability details have yet to be confirmed.

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