HTC to release a new budget phone
Called the HTC Desire C (its final name apparently), a photograph of the phone was spotted online.
Features are thought to include a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 pixel display, an 800MHz single-core processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage. However, at the moment this is just speculation.
Experts have been told that the HTC Desire C will be officially launched in June.
The corporation released another budget device last year, called the HTC One V, as part of the company’s latest One range of smartphones. Like the Desire C, this particular phone also runs Android 4.0, more commonly known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Interestingly, it has been something of a surprise to many commentators that Ice Cream Sandwich has been used in budget phones, which may indicate that Google is pushing this as the standard for all future mobile phones and tablets.
If this is correct, it is likely to put to bed the criticism that Android is too fragmented a platform.
In other news, the rumour mill is in full swing over Apple’s latest machines. There are suggestions that not only will the iPhone 5 be launched in September but so will the Apple iPad Mini. The rumour of its existence has been around for a while, but many experts think it will make an appearance this September, or possibly even in August.