The HTC Desire series used to command a modicum of respect via the original Desire, alongside the HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S and the QWERTY-boasting HTC Desire Z.
Alas, today the Desire name is synonymous with entry-level handsets and/or emerging markets, and the HTC Desire Q is the latest to hit Taiwan. It is, for all intents and purposes, identical to the HTC Desire U.
Essentially, the HTC Desire Q is a Taiwanese network variant of the HTC Desire U, the former finding its home on FarEasTone, while the latter has paired with Chunghwa Telecom.
The official HTC page in Taiwan describes the HTC Desire Q thusly: “Lightweight cute appearance, charming big eyes”. I’m sold!
As with the HTC Desire U, HTC Desire Q specs include a 4in display (480 x 800), 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and a 1,650mAh battery.
Those specs are also remarkably similar to the HTC Desire X, which has a tad more RAM (768MB) and a dual-core processor. Fantastic.
Incidentally, you’ll have to make do with the HTC Desire X over here, as the HTC Desire Q looks destined to remain a Taiwanese exclusive. Sob.