HTC makes Desire 500 official in Taiwan

HTC makes Desire 500 official in TaiwanEarlier today we heard about a new all-plastic HTC Zara that's supposedly incoming before year end, but here's a new HTC that you won't have to wait long for at all: the HTC Desire 500.

That's because it's just been announced – well, over in Taiwan anyway – putting an official identity to a phone we've only heard about once in recent rumours.

HTC is fleshing out its Desire range quite a bit now, and the Desire 500, as you'd expect, sits between the Desire 200 and Desire 600 that have already emerged.

It's supposedly aimed at younger buyers (as if younger buyers aren't just as likely to want an iPhone or Galaxy S4 as anyone else), and like the Zara we were talking about this morning it's all-plastic, presumably to keep the cost down.

Like the Desire 600 there's a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 SoC handling chipset duties, and the 500 has the same camera combo: 8MP f/2.0 at the back, and a 1.6MP unit up front.

Curiously considering this is supposed to be a phone aimed at them youngsters, storage is limited to 4GB, the 4.3in screen has a resolution of just 800 x 480, and the BoomSound stereo audio goodness is nowhere to be found.

In other words, if you don't need to store much media at all, don't want to watch videos at a decent quality, and aren't much into playing your tunes either, this is the perfect phone for you.

Maybe that's how the kids roll over in Taiwan these days. So far there's no info on an international rollout, but in Taiwan it'll be available on August 1 – a week on Thursday.

Via Engadget

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AhmadCentral  Jul. 23, 2013 at 18:28

Huh... this is actually an alright product.

Steady does it HTC!

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