The BYOD Holy Grail? New HTC One dual SIM handset launches in UK

Having garnered so many five-star ratings it could easily start its own solar system, it is not exaggeration to say that the HTC One is an excellent phone. So how do you make a brilliant phone better? According to HTC, you give it two SIM cards.

The new HTC One dual SIM will boast two SIM slots alongside an extra 64GB of storage thanks to microSD expansion. It means that customers can use a single phone to run two different numbers or networks simultaneously. Allowing you to combine your business and personal phones in one device, the phone is basically the mobile version of those Specsavers frames that are both sunglasses and prescription specs.

The release is an interesting development for businesses trying to work their way around the costs of implementing a BYOD policy. Research has shown that employees would prefer to use a single handset for work and home life but are reluctant to spend their own money on company usage.

This makes the HTC One dual SIM a happy compromise for the business and enterprise market both at home and abroad. If a customer frequently makes international calls whilst travelling for work, for example, the handset enables them to have a local-network SIM whilst they’re in Britain and an international SIM that delivers potential cost savings at the same time.

“This is the first time we have released a dual SIM version of one of our premium handsets in the UK,” said Peter Frolund, HTC’s general manager in the UK. “By bringing business and pleasure together in the best designed handset in the market, we’re creating a new approach and one that we believe will appeal to businesses and their employees alike.”

Lift up the removable back cover and you’ll find that SIM and MicroSD slots aside, the phone is still the same HTC One as before, so you should experience all the features of the old handset. It still has dual front-facing BoomSound speakers providing crystal clear audio, a 4.7in 1,920 x 1,090 resolution screen, a 1,7GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

HTC has not yet released pricing details for its best-of-both handset, but it’s available now for pre-order online at the Official HTC Store.