HTC Desire S Price Drops To Rs.15,990 In India

Last year, HTC launched the amazing HTC Desire S smartphone. It is the successor of the highly popular HTC Desire smartphone. This device was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. HTC Desire S was launched in India with a price tag of Rs.27,990. However, the price was later reduced to just Rs.20,990.

With the launch of HTC One X and HTC One V, the company further reduced the price of the HTC Desire S. Saholic, a popular online retailer is currently selling this device at a reduced price of just Rs.15,990. You heard it right! If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

HTC Desire S

HTC Desire S features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HTC Sense, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, micro-USB, Internal GPS antenna, Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, 1.1 GB internal storage, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, up to 590 mins talk-time, up to 455 hours stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery. This handset measures 115 mm x 59.8 mm x 11.63 mm and weighs just 130 grams.

The HTC Desire S currently runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update is on its way. This handset will compete with the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, Motorola Defy Plus and LG Optimus Sol in India. To get this handset, head over to this page at Saholic.

Red HTC Desire S Now Available At Vodafone UK

HTC Desire S is the successor of the highly popular, HTC Desire smartphone. This handset was announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. HTC Desire S runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset is already available in black, but HTC have recently released this smartphone in red. The Red HTC Desire S is exclusively available on the airwaves of Vodafone in the UK.

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HTC Desire S features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HTC Sense, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, micro-USB, Internal GPS antenna, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, 1.1 GB internal storage, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, up to 590 mins talk-time, up to 455 hours stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery. This handset measures 115 mm x 59.8 mm x 11.63 mm and weighs just 130 grams.

You can get the Red HTC Desire S for free on contract with a £30 montly plan, which comes with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data. If you are planning to purchase this smartphone, then just head over to this page.

HTC Desire To Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

HTC announced the successor to the Desire the Desire S at the recently concluded MWC 2011. Usually an Android handset manufacturer stops providing software support for an Android handset if its successor has been announced. However, it looks like HTC is going to continue providing software support for the original Desire.

CNET UK reports that one of HTC representatives in MWC confirmed that the Desire and its variants will get the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Desire’s successor the Desire S will ship with Android 2.3 on-board when it will launch sometime in the middle of the next quarter.

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In all probability, the original Desire should get its Gingerbread update only after a month or so of the release of its successor. I guess the Gingerbread update for the Desire will drop-in only by early September or October, if there are no delays. Desire owners who have a carrier locked variant should expect the update to take another month or two before it hits their handsets.

Hopefully, the Gingerbread update for the handset will also include the latest version of the Sense UI from HTC and some other goodies.

HTC Desire S Announced; Sports An Aluminum Body

Along with the Incredible S, HTC also announced the successor to the Desire the Desire S. The Desire S is very similar to its predecessor except that this time the phone is sculpted from a single block of aluminum, like the HTC Legend. The handset sports a 3.7-inch S-LCD with WVGA (800×480) resolution.

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Like the Incredible S, the Desire S is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 205 GPU. The handset also packs 768MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera aided by a LED flash, with a 1.3MP camera in the front.

The usual Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS and other relevant sensor and ports are also present.  The track pad found on the original Desire is missing from the Desire S. The handset will be powered by a 1450mAh battery.

Unlike the Incredible S, the Desire S will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread onboard. The handset is expected to be available by the middle of Q2 of 2011.

I am totally disappointed with the Desire S. The phone hardly brings anything new on the board. Where are the dual-core CPUs HTC? No high resolution screens? No AMOLED screens? Nothing!