HTC Desire 500 announced for Europe, available this month

HTC Desire 500HTC has revealed that it will be launching its recently announced Desire 500 smartphone in Europe beginning this month. According to a press release issued by the company, the smartphone will go on sale starting August in select markets across Europe. There is no confirmation on the pricing right now but some reports suggest that it might sell for 280 euros ($372).

“The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market.” commented Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life.”

To remind you, HTC Desire 500 features Android 4.2, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 4.3-inch WVGA display, 8MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The phone also comes with 1800 mAh battery, and microSD card slot.

“The HTC Desire 500 brings HTC’s acclaimed BlinkFeed to the Desire range. Transforming the home screen into a customisable stream of live information, HTC BlinkFeed is displayed on a stunning 4.3inch display and aggregates social streams and news, providing the freshest content at a glance,” HTC noted in a press release.

According to HTC, the phone will be sold in both dual and single SIM variants, while some version will also pack NFC support.

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