HTC’s new Desire U budget smartphone

HTC Desire U

More and more smart phone manufacturing companies are entering the budget friendly smart phone markets these days with stripped down versions of their popular high end smart phones. For example, the South Korean smart phone giant, Samsung, released the Galaxy S III Mini after the extraordinary success of its Galaxy S III smart phone. Similarly, another company is ready to release one of its stripped down smart phones in China and Taiwan. We are talking about the Taiwan based HTC, and the smart phone in question is the HTC Desire U.

The company is all ready to sell the Desire U in the markets of China and Taiwan. Engadget writes, “HTC has put penny-pinchers in China and Taiwan square in its sights with its freshly announced Desire U.” The HTC Desire U entry level smart phone is not really meeting the expectations of the age. It comes with a single core 1 GHz processor, which a lot of potential and ambitious power users will find insufficient. There is 512 MB of RAM, which again will be eaten up by the operating system and the apps installed on the smart phone in just minutes after being turned on.

There is a generous 4 GB of storage space on the device. But if that is not enough for you, you can expand this storage with a microSD card and the microSD card slot on the smart phone. Also, the HTC Desire U sports a 5 mega pixel camera on the back of the device which is capable of shooting high quality videos.

However, if you love high speed internet like most of us do, the Desire U has 3G and WiFi b/g/n on board. Also, the new Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also included in the offer. All this sounds very similar to the Intel Yolo Android Ice Cream Sandwich smart phone that we just saw. But there is one feature which can be a deal maker or breaker.

The HTC Desire U comes with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. This is where the HTC Desire U wins over the Intel Yolo. But the price of the HTC smart phone is still a mystery so does the release date of the device. Also, we have to see if the Taiwanese manufacturer makes any international version of the smart phone.

Source: Engadget