Following HTC’s Android smackdown in the form of the One X, there needs to be a phone for paupers. That phone is the Desire C for HTC fans. The phone that should replace the Wildfire S and Explorer (which can only be a good thing) is due to hit the shops in the next couple of weeks.
Taking it’s name from the once premium line of handsets, the Desire C is a smaller beastie featuring a 3.5″ screen. Serious users will be dismayed to find a lowely 600MHz processor firing the Ice Cream Sandwich device. Despite successive processor generations offering greater performance and lower energy consumption, I cannot see how that speed processor will keep up with Android 4 or power that sized screen. I will wait with bated breath. There is a 5 megapixel camera which I doubt will offer the same quality as the One X and S, but as HTC seem to have gotten their photographic act together we can live in hope. 4GB of storage comes on board, with microSD card expansion an option. The Desire C also comes with 25GB of Dropbox storage free for two years. The 1230mAh battery should be god engouh for at least a days use, although this is not user replaceable, following the trend HTC has recently made. You can pre-order the Desire C now from Clove for release on May 24th for £189.99. I think I’d rather spend some more on a One V or save a bunch more on a Huawei G300.