News by Luke Jones on Saturday September 13, 2014.
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HTC has been beefing up its range in the United States of late across a number of the country's carriers, including the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. The latter of those handsets has been available with GoPhone, but is now getting bigger support as it has been picked up by Verizon, the biggest carrier in the US. The handset has also landed on AT&T recently, so now has some serious carrier support.Big Red already has a number of HTC handsets on its network, such as the HTC One (M8), HTC One remix and HTC One (M8) for Windows. According to a new FCC filing, the Desire 610 will be joining those higher end smartphones, giving HTC a budget flavour on Verizon. The filing points to the model number 0P9O300, the SKU HTC331ZLVW and support for CDMA, EV-DO and LTE bands 4 and 13. Of course, the FCC filing does not mention when the Desire 610 will land on Verizon, and Big Red did not divulge when we contacted them. Considering the handset is already available with other carriers, I imagine that it will arrive soon. Just like AT&T, Verizon could offer the device $199.99 with no contract to its pre-paid customers, or packaging the HTC handset as a free contract device could also be an option. I have used the Desire 610 and is checks enough boxes to be a solid option in the budget market, while it also gets front facing BoomSound speakers. Other spec include a 4.7-inch 960×540 display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear-facing camera. It matches the general device language of the HTC One M8 flagship, but unlike the all-metal M8 the 610 is polycarbonate plastic. Have you been using this handset on AT&T? If so, let us know how it has been performing for you by hitting us up in the comments below. source: FCC
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