News by Luke Jones on Wednesday September 24, 2014.
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Sprint said last week that it would be carrying HTC's budget Desire 510 handset, but it was also revealed it would be arriving on the Boost and Virgin Mobile networks. Those two carriers have now officially confirmed the 510 in their line-up, bringing a decently spec'd and mega-affordable HTC built smartphone to their customers.The Desire 510 will be available off contract from both companies for just $99, which makes this a little bit of a bargain. Sure, the 510 is not a hugely fantastic smartphone, but for its price point it is more than adequate thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 1GB of RAM, making this the first device to get one of Qualcomm's 64-bit chipsets (others have since arrived), albeit the low end one. There is 8GB of built in memory, while a microSD card lets the user expand their storage. In terms of cameras, the Desire 510 gets a 5 megapixel rear lens, with the front facer a standard VGA unit, and pleasingly it 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. On top of that, the handset gets HTC's BlinkFeed service and is also pleasantly design, with the company's design language used on the One M8 flagship in evidence. You do not get dual front facing speakers and they are not BoomSound, but this is a nice looking smartphone for just one hundred bucks. Boost says that the Desire 510 is available right now, while Virgin Mobile says it is "coming soon". Sprint confirmed that the Desire 510 would be available on its network and has been available since September 19th. The third largest carrier in the country is selling the device for $200 off contract or for $8.34 per month on the company's Easy Pay program.
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