HTC Announces 4-Inch Desire U Smartphone

Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC has announced a 4-inch Android-powered smartphone in the form of the Desire U.

The mid-range device, which will initially launch in the Taiwanese market with a price of around $275, will feature a 1 GHz processor and 4 GB of storage that can be expanded. As well as 512 MB of RAM and a 480 x 800 (WVGA) display, the Desire U houses a 1650mAh battery, and supports 900 and 2100MHz HSPA, alongside 900, 1800 and 1900MHz GPRS/EDGE.

Its design, meanwhile, bears a resemblance to the HTC One and Desire smartphones, with the Desire U boasting a plastic body and rounded edges. Elsewhere, HTC is currently preparing to announce its flagship, high-end M7 smartphone during the Mobile World Congress in February.

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  • rooseveltdon
    weak specs considering today's handsets.
  • house70
    BS. HTC is losing their footing again.
  • rgd1101
    more like low-end
  • tonkotsu
    *inserts "I have no idea what i'm doing" puppy meme*
  • Marco925
    with the Desire U boasting a plastic body and rounded edges.

    I hope those rounded edges were part of the licensing agreement, otherwise the bad apple is pulling out their guns for those rounded edges.
  • g00fysmiley
    if it is $275 off contract and they plan on bringing it to the us its not that bad, make it free w/ contract and i can see it doing well esp w/ the expandable memory
  • frkuout
    So instead of concentrating on a smaller line of phones they could actually support in a timely manner, they release yet another phone that will likely not see OS upgrades within a reasonable amount of time after Google releases them. HTC has failed the Thunderbolt and Droid Incredible 2 and is now failing their phones they promised the Jelly Bean upgrade. The former are just about 6 months overdue from their promised dleivery date with no end in sight as to when it'll finally reach our phones. HTC won't learn to support their products until it's too late.
  • fkr
    screw HTC, which makes me very sad as I own a HTC and like it very much, but they have recently taken down a small time coder/hacker for him having some ROM's and RUU on his website. He also had the HTC trademark on his website. HTC used to support the developer community but not anymore. I understand they do not want their trademarks being used by others and also the RUU may be questionable but to take down some poor hackers website is overkill. they could just ask for him to take down the trademarks and RUU's, but no they give a cease and desist and force him to turn over all the content of his website including the domain name read more at android police or droid forums
  • _Cosmin_
    I was thinking that memory now days are waaaaaay cheaper... and still they put only 512mb in new phones - so end users have problems with its apps!
    Is it too much to ask for a 2 gb ram on new phones?