Cricket wireless boasts that will be among the first to launch the HTC Desire 510 in the United States. The smartphone will be available in all Cricket stores as well as online next week on September 19th. Additionally the phone will be sold in GameStop retails located across the U.S. with Cricket’s no-annual contract wireless service which is set to follow in October. This is the result of the partnership between the two companies that was announced earlier this week, the GameStop will be selling Cricket service in its locations.
HTC Desire 510 joins Cricket ranks next week
Cricket Wireless is a no-contract carrier under AT&T’s wing, offering contract-free devices for reasonable prices. It provides one of the best values in no-annual contract with plans starting at $35 per month after a $5 credit for using Auto Pay, taxes and fees included, all riding on a new and fast network that covers over 98% of the population.
Peter Chou, The CEO of HTC said “Owning the greatest and the latest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budget”, when HTC was first announced. The HTC Desire 510 is an attractive proposition for users on a budget, with a Snapdragon 410 SoC that sports four Cortex – AA53 cores and an Adreno 306 GPU.
The smartphone comes with a 4.7 inch FWGA display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels, clocked at 1.2 GHz. Other specs included are 1 GB of RAM standard, 8GB of inbuilt storage capacity, microSD support for additional memory up to 128 GB. Additionally it also comes with a 5 Mega Pixel main rear camera and a VGA front shooter for video chatting and selfie lovers.
HTC Desire 510 comes with a 2,100 mAh battery which will keep things up and running and is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC sense 6, which will rock the software side. It is also enabled with 4G connectivity. This handset is not the highest-end smartphone in the market but it’s a good value for money device that should deliver great performance for its category and price point.
Bringing the 64-bit Qualcomm processor and LTE connectivity to the company’s lowest priced mid-range smartphone, two of the most sought after features has been a wise move on HTC’s part and this should position them strongly on the troublesome nations and low income areas.
During the press release on Tuesday 10th September, the Head of product for Cricket Wireless, Andy Smoak said that the Cricket customers will be given great LTE device to choose from among their extensive line up of 4G LTE supported devices. HTC has gone all out with the Desire 510 by even producing a special Dot View Case, which was one of the most popular cases for their high-end HTC One M8.
With a great phone and Cricket’s reasonable plans and a 4G LTE network where they cover over 300 million people, it looks like they may have a winner on their hands.
The HTC Desire 510 will be sold at $149.99 without a contract, which definitely does not burn a hole in one’s pocket. As a reminder, Cricket is offering a limited time promotion that includes additional monthly data at no extra costs. Stay tuned.