Shoppers in the UK on the look out for a mid-range smartphone will soon have another handset to consider as HTC this week announced that its Desire 500 is launching in the United Kingdom. Announced last month in Asia, the device packs a 4.3inch display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2-megapixel camera up front, and dual SIM support and NFC in select markets.
"The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market." commented Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life."
Though HTC has said availability for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is set for August, there's no specific release date, nor did the company offer any information on carriers or pricing. Stay tuned for more info on this one.