HTC Desire V: Dual SIM Android 4.0 now a reality, shipping next month

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Earlier this year HTC rebooted their brand image with the launch of the One series of devices. The One X being the high end, the One S representing the mid range, and the One V positioned the affordable model. Last month the Taiwanese company announced the Desire C, which looks exactly like the One X, except that it has a 3 inch screen and is even cheaper than the One V. Confused as to why it wasn’t called the One C? Today it gets even weirder. HTC has just announced the Desire V. It looks like One S, it has the specs of the One V, but what makes it unique is that it can take two SIM cards. Other than that, there’s nothing much to see here: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, single core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 5 megapixel pixel, and a price tag of roughly $470. It’s going to hit the Ukraine next month, and it’ll probably end up in other European countries in due time.

Should you buy the Desire V? That depends on whether or not you think having two SIM cards is important. If it is, then you don’t really have many other choices. Huawei makes some dual SIM Android phones, but they’re ultra low end. We still think that people who need two phone numbers should simply carry two devices. You can get an ultra low end Nokia phone for $20 and charge it once every two weeks, while your main SIM sits in a high end superphone. It’s what this writer does when traveling abroad.

Now that we’re almost done with the first half of this year, we’d like to remind you that HTC has launched six smartphones. That’s one model a month on average. We hope this trend doesn’t continue because it’ll be a smack in the face for those of us who believed the company when they said they’d invest more resources into fewer devices.

  • FrancisR.

    I think the desire C is the HTC T328W. This last is to the chinese market. I know it cause some chinese change a bit Sense to add more languages and sell to other countries, countries like mine where is cheaper buy a dual sim unlocked than two cell with one sim and with a large contract (cells that in six months or less worth much less).

    It’s strange. I almost would say that HTC wants to replace a bit to Nokia in the market of cheap phones. I could get one, with nokia i never tried one cause symbian, actually i preferred put nokia apps in my previous phones with java OS but with better look, anyway there are a lot of people whom see nokia as a must have in that segment.

  • FrancisR.

    I think the desire C is the HTC T328W. This last is to the chinese market. I know it cause some chinese change a bit Sense to add more languages and sell to other countries, countries like mine where is cheaper buy a dual sim unlocked than two cell with one sim and with a large contract (cells that in six months or less worth much less).

    It’s strange. I almost would say that HTC wants to replace a bit to Nokia in the market of cheap phones. I could get one, with nokia i never tried one cause symbian, actually i preferred put nokia apps in my previous phones with java OS but with better look, anyway there are a lot of people whom see nokia as a must have in that segment.

  • http://www.reviewsexpert.net/ Reviews Expert

    this phone is already been on umobile play why does it hasn’t come out on htc website 

  • Carlos Anzola

    Yes this the high en “dual sim” I also use a Nokia low cost dual sim when I travel plus an Android or iPhne as main Phone with local Sim for data.
    I also tried the Samsung Y Duos that I like, but this with a bigger screen and ICS much better. I will try it.
    Carlos

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