Although HTC’s One smartphone series has stolen the limelight the manufacturer hasn’t forgotten the rest of its lineup. HTC has just announced the Desire C, a new budget Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device. However the Desire C is no upgrade to the Desire S, instead it’s been scaled down to take its place between the new 3.7-inch One V and the 3.2-inch Wildfire S.
The Desire C is a 3.5-inch QVGA (320×480) device with a 600Mhz Snapdragon processor. As a reminder the Desire S sports a 3.7-inch WVGA (480×800) display and a 1GHz processor, but that position has now been taken by the One V.
To sweeten the deal, HTC has thrown in Beats Audio, NFC capabilities, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5-megapixel rear camera and 4GB of built-in storage expandable through the microSD card slot. It will also be running Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 on top.
The device will be available worldwide soon in white, black and red, with a UK release date of May 24. The Desire C will retail for around £190 ($300) sim-free, which is a pretty enticing price. To compare the One V sells for £235 ($370).