Yesterday we mentioned that the specifications and a couple pictures had leaked of the HTC Desire C entry-level smartphone. One of those leaked photographs was an official press shot that came from an errant early publication in a catalog. I’m not sure if the launch was always planned for today, or if HTC figured it might as well just give up the goods after the leaks. Whatever the case, we have a slew of official images of the Desire C in multiple colors.
The hardware mentioned yesterday was accurate with the smartphone offering up Beats Audio and running Android 4.0 ICS. It’s nice to get the latest and greatest operating system on an entry-level device. The phone has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen. The integrated camera is a five-megapixel unit and there will be an additional NFC equipped version of the smartphones from some carriers.
The phone includes 25 GB of free dropbox space that you can use for two years at no charge. The phone also runs HTC’s Sense 4.0 user interface. What HTC plans for its NFC functionality is a bit of a mystery, the company isn’t bragging about any specific use, but with the rise of mobile wallets it’s nice to see that feature available. The smartphone will come in red, white, and black. T-Mobile UK has confirmed that the smartphone will be offered at no charge on monthly plans of £15.50 or more and will be offered as a £169.99 prepaid device. The phone will also be offered by Vodafone, Orange, Virginia Media, Three, and 02.