Mid-ranger to be had in Carphone Warehouse shops beginning these days
At the start announced for the UK market back in August, HTC today sends word that its mid-range Desire 500 handset launches today at the Carphone Warehouse. CPW has exclusivity over the white version, and will also sell the Desire 500 in the standard black, seen above.
The Desire 500 packs a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera with HTC’s ImageChip tech. On the front is an 800×480-resolution 4.3-inch display, and there’s 4GB of internal stroage, expandable via microSD by up to 64GB. As you might expect, the Desire 500 runs HTC’s Sense UI, with the same BlinkFeed home screen reader found on high-end HTC phones.
A quick glance over the Carphone Warehouse’s online store reveals on-contract prices starting at £15 per month, and a very reasonable SIM-free price of £199.99. More details at the link below, and in the press release after the break.
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HTC Want 500 lands within the UK as Carphone Warehouse turns into first retailer to vary new handset
HTC packs superb digital camera with Video Highlights into quad-core-powered HTC Want 500
London, November eleven, 2013 – Carphone Warehouse has change into the primary UK retailer to start out promoting HTC’s mid-vary Want 500. The handset is now on sale in retailers nationwide throughout all main cell networks.
Carphone Warehouse has snapped up an unique on the Shimmer White model of the handset and also will vary the Lacquer Black model of the telephone. The HTC Need 500 will make Quadcore processing speeds extra obtainable to a much wider team of shoppers.
Peter Frolund, HTC’s Common Supervisor UK mentioned: “The HTC Want 500 packs all you could possibly predict from HTC into a really perfect mid-vary package deal. It boasts prime audio because of HTC BoomSound, an 8MP digicam with options like Video Highlights and our Feel consumer interface with BlinkFeed, which we’ve dropped at the Need vary for the primary time on this adaptation. We needed to vary what folks predict from a mid-vary smartphone and ship a extremely aggressive tool that didn’t compromise on the options that make our handsets world-category. The Need 500 achieves that.”
Content material are living to the house display as BlinkFeed involves Need
The HTC Need 500 brings HTC’s acclaimed BlinkFeed to the Need vary. Reworking the house monitor right into a customisable circulation of are living data, HTC BlinkFeed is displayed on a surprising four.3inch show and aggregates social streams and information, offering the freshest content material at a look.
Drawing on native and world content material, BlinkFeed hyperlinks to greater than 10,000 articles per day from one of the most world’s major media corporations together with AOL, ESPN, MTV, The Monetary Instances and Reuters.
Lifestyles thru a cellular lens
The Need 500 has an 8MP digital camera, which mixes with the devoted HTC ImageChip processor to create surprising stills and HD video. A 1.6MP entrance-going through digital camera additionally makes fine quality self-images simple.
The digital camera tool comes full with face and smile attractiveness and is filled with a choice of ingenious filters.
Altering the best way cell customers share unique moments ceaselessly, Video Highlights takes stills and movies from one experience or a day’s capturing and compiles them right into a 30-2d reel, set to tune in line with one among six topics. By using working with skilled track editors, the picture transitions for each and every theme are namely timed to the tempo to verify a certified outcome with zero effort.
Smartphone efficiency that retains up with the busiest standard of living
Wearing a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the HTC Want 500 deals excessive-velocity multitasking, tremendous-quick internet looking and photograph-excessive gaming on the transfer. With toughen for microSD playing cards of as much as 64GB, the HTC Need 500 want by no means run out of area for the images, movies, apps and video games that subject most.
“The Need vary has grow to be favourite for bringing a top class cellular expertise to the mass market.” commented Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Enterprise. “This specific variation, the Need 500, isn’t any totally different. It’s excellent for people who find themselves at all times-on-the-go, it permits highly effective multitasking and reside-streaming of essential and fascinating knowledge, and it boasts a great digital camera and that brings your necessary moments to existence.”