HTC Desire 500 available on Three for really not that much cash


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Following our full HTC Desire 500 review last month, Three have announced availability online and in-store. Prices are pretty good too, with just £18 getting you 100 minutes per month, 5000 texts and unlimited data (24 month contract). You can choose to notch up to 500 minutes and 5000 texts for just £21 per month (still unlimited data) or, if you wish, you can grab it on Pay As You Go for £199.

Sylvia Chind, head of devices at Three, told us..

With a price tag of under £200 the HTC Desire 500 is a great value smartphone with fantastic features and performance. Fans of HTC’s Video Highlights will love Three’s all-you-can-eat data and new Pay As You Go rates, at 1p per megabyte, as they will be able to share all their favourite videos without breaking the bank.

If you’re thinking about getting one, don’t forget to check our in-depth review. The handset features a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 4.3″ WVGA screen, GPS, 3.5mm audio, 3.5G connectivity, 8 megapixel rear camera and an 1800mAh battery. It also comes with some of the HTC Zoe features, including that clever video montage feature I loved so much.

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Packing a technological punch for just £199 on Pay As You Go, the HTC Desire 500 is now available from Three stores or online.

With HTC’s Video Highlights, the Desire 500 automatically creates 30 second mini-movies from your photos and videos, for you to personalise with your own theme and matching music. Plus, the VideoPic setting allows you to take photos and videos at the same time. Budding movie directors can capture their favourite moments and share with friends and family from the palm of their hands.

Coming with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, switching between Spotify, Instagram, or the latest Android games, such as Avengers Alliance, is simple and quick. The HTC Desire 500 also features an 8 megapixel camera with a multi-shot burst mode that captures up to four shots every second.

Sylvia Chind, head of devices at Three, said: “With a price tag of under £200 the HTC Desire 500 is a great value smartphone with fantastic features and performance. Fans of HTC’s Video Highlights will love Three’s all-you-can-eat data and new Pay As You Go rates, at 1p per megabyte, as they will be able to share all their favourite videos without breaking the bank.”

This great smartphone also features HTC BlinkFeed, a nifty free service that streams social network updates from your friends and news channels that you’ve selected straight to your home screen so you always have the latest news about things you care about.

The HTC Desire 500 is available on Pay As You Go for £199. It is also available on the One Plan for £24 per month with no upfront cost. Alternatively you can get the phone on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan for £21 per month, and no upfront cost that gives you 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data. Or the Ultimate Internet 100 plan with again no upfront cost for £18 a month for 100 minutes plus 5000 texts and all-you-can-eat data.

Key features:
All the latest news delivered to your home-screen
Multi-shot camera burst mode
30-second mini movies from your events to share
Super-fast performance
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