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HTC Desire U Announced Officially in Taiwan – Specs, Features & Price

HTC’s mid-range Smartphone in the form of the Desire U is officially announced in Taiwan. For mobile users who are comfortable enough from settling with the use of modest mobile phones with good specs and features, HTC Desire U has something to offer. Just this week, the HTC mobile company officially announced the release of their Android supported device to become available in the Taiwan market. Apart from being budget friendly, the mobile model is quite loaded with good features to enjoy from a mid-range Smartphone.

Its modest specifications include a 1 GHz central processing unit with 512 MB RAM. The device has a 4.0 inch LCD in touch screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolutions. It is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. You can easily manage the size of the text appearing from the screen to give you a better visual experience when using the cell phone at your comfort. What would be a cell phone without a camera? HTC treats its mobile users with a 5 megapixel camera that comes with a LED flash and auto focus functionality. Video recordings and images are empowered with a WVGA high resolution. However, the downside of HTC Desire U is that it lacks a secondary camera hence you cannot enjoy making 3G video calls.

HTC Desire U

Memory wise, the mobile unit has a 4 GB internal memory which canbeexpanded for bigger storage using a Micro SD card slot of up to 32 GB. It is supported by 1650 mAh battery and weighs about 119 grams with its battery. You can listen to music through its 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack. It has Bluetooth connectivity, Wi Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. It also comes with a 2.0 5-pin port for Micro USB connection. The mobile device enjoys sound enhancement features through Beats Audio that supports variations of media files for watching videos, playing games and listening to music. This allows its users to enjoy clear and enhanced listening experience from the mobile’s audio features. The feature of HTC Desire U that supports wide range of audio formats like mp3,.wav, .wma, .ogg, .aac, .amr; video formats like .avi (MP4 the ASP and MP3), .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), H.263, H.264 mp4, and recordings like mp4, H.263 is a bonus feature that makes this unit more appealing among mobile users.

Another downside from the Desire U is on its operating system. The Ice Cream Sandwich is already an obsolete version of the Android OS because the latter already released its latest operating system, the Jelly Bean this year which HTC should have used in their latest Smartphone models. Will upgrade be soon available is something we have to wait for the moment. As for its colors, the HTC Desire U is available in three color variants: Orange, White and Black. If you plan of owning one, you should prepare a budget of around $275 which is the expected price upon its release to the Taiwan market sometime the first quarter this year. There is no official reports however whether Desire U will and when it will be available in the global market. While it was officially announced that the HTC Desire U will be available this month of January, no specific date was given by HTC but mobile users should expect that will be any time soon.

Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.


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