HTC Desire 610 hits Virgin Mobile in the US

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Shortly after the HTC Desire 610 hit AT&T for $199 off-contract, it looks like HTC’s mainstream budget-friendly device will also be available on Virgin Mobile, alongside the HTC Desire 816.

The Desire 610 features a 4.7-inch 854 x 480 display, a 1.2GHz quadcore Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of on board storage. Its 8MP main camera can record video up to 1080p.

Like the Desire 816 (and the One M8), the Desire 610 also features HTC’s patented BoomSound speakers. Software-wise, it has HTC Sense 6 with BlinkFeed and runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

More devoted HTC fans will probably remember the original HTC Desire, which launched in the US in 2010 on Sprint, even before the HTC EVO 4G, with many people comparing it to the Nexus One. The Desire brand later when through some changes; for example, the Desire Z was later released with a physical keyboard, and the Desire X was designed to be comparable to the One X. The Desire 601 was launched internationally with the HTC One M7′s same industrial design, but all of these devices were launched outside of the US.

It seems like, in the wake of its recent success, HTC wants to cement itself as a leader of budget handsets in the US, as well. And hey – I’m not complaining one bit!

[Android Community]

 

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