A whole team of smartphones has been announced by HTC this week in Taiwan. All devices belong to the Desire series and come with the following numbers: 700, 601 dual-SIM, 501 and 301. Obviously intended to fill in the gaps in entry-level and mid-range sectors of the market, all four phones appear to be overpriced. The Desire 700 will be the most pricey costing a whopping NTD 13,900, which is about $470. The Desire 501 and a dual-SIM version of the Desire 601 will be priced at NTD 9,900 and NTD 10,900, that is equivalent of $330 and $370, respectively. The most affordable Desire 300 will come with a price tag of 7,900, or about $270. All phones are set to go on sale in Taiwan some time this month.
A new smartphone, the HTC Desire, has gone on sale earlier today on Virgin Mobile. Does the name ring a bell? It should, if you are following news from the mobile world, since a phone of this exact name was launched in 2010. Don’t worry, though. The carrier is not bringing back a model released three years ago. The handset that joined Virgin Mobile’s portfolio today is actually the HTC Desire 601. The phone costs $279.99 and does not require signing up long term contracts since Virgin Mobile is a pre-paid carrier.
A bunch of HTC phones made an appearance in Berlin today. The company not only confirmed the existence, and imminent launch, of the blue version of the HTC One and One Mini, but also announced two new handsets, the HTC Desire 601 and HTC Desire 300. As HTC revealed, both the blue HTC One and One Mini will hit the stores in select markets some time in the fourth quarter, which puts a huge question mark on the rumored September 10 release date. Both, the HTC Desire 601 and Desire 300 will go on sale in October in select markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The unannounced HTC Zara that leaked in press renders almost two weeks ago will apparently belong to an existing lineup of smartphones. The phone will become a member of the Desire family and will hit the market as the HTC Desire 601. Or at least that is what @evleaks reports. Since @evleaks is rarely wrong, we have little reason to doubt the news. Previously leaked photo was accompanied by list of key specs so we know more or less what to expect of HTC’s new offering.