Exclusive: HTC Desire finally available in India for Rs 27,500 (Update)
Update: For those who were skeptical about our news report that HTC Desire is indeed available in India. The official announcement has come just after one day of our exclusive story.
I know a lot of you, who are reading this right now have been waiting for this quiet long. HTC Desire may not be the best Android device available worldwide right now, but it is certainly in India. With Google ditching India for Nexus One, HTC Desire certainly fills that void.
Again, we are the first ones to break this news for you, as for the other two smartphones Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 yesterday. We expect an official announcement early next week, but the device is already out on various online stores and is reaching retail stores slowly.
Talking about this Android 2.1 powered smartphone, it comes with a 3.7 inch SLCD display, powerful 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 4 GB SD Card in the box with 32 GB total support. Other specifications include GPS, HSDPA connectivity, WI-FI, FM Radio, Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery and 5 MP Camera with LED Flash. It sports HTC’s very own Sense UI, which I won’t say is very great but it is real good. HTC has announced that Desire along with HTC Legend & Wildfire will get Android 2.2 update in September. So, Froyo goodness will follow soon after.
HTC has priced it at a MRP of Rs 28,990 but it is selling everywhere under Rs 27,500. So what are you waiting for now.. 🙂
“The HTC Desire underlines HTC’s leadership in offering cutting-edge technology and a superior mobility experience. Globally, one of HTC’s core strengths has been its innovation-packed converged 3G devices and the HTC Desire is yet another testament to our technological capabilities,” said Mr. Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. “HTC Sense on the new HTC Desire not only delivers one of the most dynamic and personalized user experiences possible, but also one of the easiest ways to interact and integrate social networks into your life.”