Three UK has announced the availability of the HTC Desire C smartphone, a low-cost smartphone that runs on the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The UK mobile operator now offers the HTC Desire C in its stores free of charge on a £13 monthly contract, which include 100 minutes, 5,000 texts and 250MB of data per month. The handset is also available for pick up on pay as you go for £149.99 when bought with a £15 top-up, which saves consumers around £162 as opposed to a two-year contract.
The pricing is relatively cheaper than rival UK networks, with Orange and T-Mobile waving a price tag worth £169.99 on pay as you go.
While the HTC Desire C is quite inexpensive, it manages to run Ice Cream Sandwich topped by the latest HTC Sense 4.0 user interface and a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display.
Other notable specifications include a 600MHz single-core processor, Beats Audio technology, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 4GB of internal storage plus microSD support, and standard connectivity options such as HSDPA and Wi-Fi.