News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014.
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HTC's ever growing choice in the US market has another new entry today as Sprint announced that it would be carrying the budget minded Desire 510. This is the handset that the Taiwanese company launched in London back in September, the company's entry level smartphone is now finding its way to the US market.HTC has struggled in North America in recent times and has been attempting to rectify that with a greater choice of devices in terms of form factor and price point. Whether that will ultimately translate to increased sales in the US remains to be seen, but if you want an HTC device you now have plenty to choose from. Sprint, the third largest carrier in the nation will start offering the Desire 510 from September 19th and will make the handset available for $200 off contract or for $8.34 per month on the company's Easy Pay program. As budget handsets go, the HTC Desire 510 is a nice looking handset thanks to its strong influence from the One M8 flagship. In terms of specs if checks most of the right boxes for this price point and has a 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processer coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on board storage, while expandable storage is available through a microSD card slot. Elsewhere there is a 5 megapixel rear lens, with the front facer a standard VGA unit, and pleasingly it?s also supports LTE. Last but not least is the screen, a 4.7-inch FWVGA panel, while Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show. Boost Mobile customers will also be able to get the HTC Desire 510 from September 22nd, while Virgin Mobile will be offering the handset from the 23rd of this month. Not a bad deal all-round, the Desire 510 may not be the HTC device you covet most, but it is a decent low end offering all the same. source: Sprint
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