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HTC’s Newest Smartphone is an Entry-Level Addition to the Desire Family

HTC has declared last year, during one of their unveiling events, that it will not base its market strategy on offering cheap low-end devices, but rather keep the quality standards at the level we are used to seeing from the Taiwanese manufacturer.

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HTC’s Desire line-up has seen some great additions and the latest should’t be considered less. The Taiwan based manufacturer has announced the Desire U as the latest in its low-cost portfolio. However, as HTC states, the devices should not be considered cheap but accessible while keeping the quality standards at a high level. The new smartphone offers a robust feel and a very attractive overall design, in the already accustomed HTC manner.

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The HTC Desire U is powered by a single-core 1 Ghz Qualcomm chip. HTC has proven it can integrate an 800 Mhz CPU into a model that runs ICS at a more then acceptable level. The Desire U should prove it can provide more then decent performance with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage for apps. In terms of storage, the smartphone comes with a micro SD card slot and 25 GB of free Dropbox storage space. The 480 x 800 Super LCD display panel measures 4 inches and should provide accurate color representation and good viewing angles. The device comes with a 1650mAh battery and Beats Audio technology. It will be available in Taiwan and China through China Telecom for roughly $130.