Yeah I know, I bet you thought that we’d only see the “One” handsets from HTC this year. Wrong. Since the HTC One X, HTC One V and HTC One S appeared we’ve seen the HTC Desire C and now this, the slightly confusing HTC Desire V.
I say confusing purely because the “Desire V” instantly made me think of the HTC One V.
This ticks one of those boxes – a dual-SIM smartphone. Ideal for business people who are given a business mobile that they don’t really want to carry around. It looks to be arriving in the Ukraine first and has Beats Audio, a 1GHz CPU, 4″ WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. HTC are bundling in free Dropbox storage for 2 years again too. It’s powered by Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0.
It looks like only one of the two SIM cards will support data, but that shouldn’t be a massive issue if your second SIM is from your employers.
You can get it from early July exclusively in “Allo” stores with estimated cost of 3800 UAH, then it’ll be will be available in the Ukraine in other retail stores from August.
Update – We have the full press release below.
HTC LAUNCHES IN UKRAINE DESIRE V – DUAL-SIM SMARTPHONE WITH ANDROID 4.0 AND HTC SENSE 4.0
Kiev, Ukraine, 6 June 2012. HTC Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer and designer of smartphones, announces Desire V – first HTC smartphone with dual SIM-cards support. This smartphone combines popular in our country dual-SIM feature with an ergonomic body, ideal screen size, the latest versions of software (Android ISC and HTC Sense 4.0), and Beats Audio technology.
HTC Desire V – smartphone with a thin (about 9 mm) casing, solid rear cover with soft-touch coating and the metal frame on the face side, its outline resembles a last-year bestseller HTC Desire S. However, unlike its predecessor, the new Desire V is equipped with a 4-inch screen and runs on OS Android 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Sense 4.0 interface. In addition, thus smartphone is equipped with Beats Audio technology, redesigned camera interface, and dual SIM-cards ability (dual standby mode).
“Historically in Ukraine nearly a quarter of all mobile subscribers have two SIM-cards. Dual-SIM phones market is well-established, but dual-SIM smartphones market is a bit different: it is difficult to find a modern smartphone with a good-looking, intuitive interface and truly high-end technologies. After successful launch of this dual-SIM model in Asian countries, HTC unveiled hi-tech and stylish dual-SIM Desire V in Ukraine” – said Julia Sabadash, HTC Ukraine.
Authentic sound without compromise
Beats Audio technology gives you excellent sound quality for any source – listening to music, watching movies, playing games. Through the combination of optimized Beats Audio and amazing hardware HTC Desire V provides rich, clear audio experience to customers.
Socialize your life!
Desire V allows convenient and easy sharing of events or personal experiences with your friends: multiple social networks abilities supported by a fast camera and intuitive Sense UI. In addition to the removable microSD memory cards, Desire V offers deep integration of Dropbox and 25 GB of free online space to securely back-up, browse and share thousands of photos, videos and documents, whether stored locally or in the cloud.
Availability in Ukraine
HTC Desire V will be available in early July 2012 exclusively in “Allo” stores with estimated cost of 3800 UAH. In August 2012 HTC Desire V will be available in other retail networks; for more information about stores locations please visit http://htc-ua.org/?a=shop_list .