News by Luke Jones on Monday October 06, 2014.
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HTC has been expanding its smartphone output this year, even if that has not translated to sales of hardware through the quarters. The Taiwanese giant has padded out its lower end range and is targeting more dynamic roll outs in the United States, which is a key market for HTC. A leak from Verizon reveals today that a new HTC device is coming to the biggest carrier in the US, the new Desire 612.However, this is not a brand new smartphone per say but is probably a Verizon variant of the HTC 610, a handset that has already found its way to AT&T and one I confirmed last month would be coming to Verizon. The as yet unofficial handset has been shown on a Big Red equipment support guide page, showing a schematic for the device and some of its features. I have spent some time with the Desire 610 and it checks enough boxes and is a compelling option in the budget market, while it also gets front facing BoomSound speakers. Other specs 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. Verizon will make the handset available from October 9th and it is thought the smartphone will cost $19.99 on a two year contract. AT&T carries the device currently as the Desire 610 and it is available for $199.99 on an upfront payment. source: Verizon
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