HTC Desire 300: the Zara mini gets official

HTC Desire 300: the Zara mini gets officialWe've already covered the HTC Desire 601, or the Zara, which was announced in Berlin this week, but it's not the only new HTC Desire on the scene.

There's also the Desire 300, which has been fighting for our attention recently as the HTC Zara mini, and which dilutes the already tired Desire name still further.

If you've been following, or doing your best to follow, HTC's ever-changing naming habits you'll already know the Desire 300 is by it's name itself an entry-level device on the Android landscape.

These days that means a 4.3-inch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution, a single-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, which can be added to via microSD.

That's pretty much what we knew a week or so ago, though we'd heard 8GB of storage. We also knew about the 5MP camera, though the details now reveal it has a 34mm lens with f/2.8 aperture. One small plus point worth mentioning is that the 1,650mAh battery is removable, while you also get Blinkfeed.

All told it's no world beater, but take a cursory look over its plastic lines and there's actually a fair bit of the original HTC Desire in its multi-generational offspring. That doesn't mean much at this stage of the game, though, and HTC has a job on its hands selling the strengths of a handset that doesn't really have any.

That said, it's on par with other entry-level devices around right now, so if HTC is prepared to all but give it away, the Desire 300 might shift in half decent numbers when it goes on sale next month.

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