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HTC Desire C Announced

HTC has announced the launch of its new Desire C smartphone, an entry-level handset set for a June release.

The phone, which will be available in black and white, comes with HTC's Sense 4.0 interface integrated with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. A 600MHz processor powers the Desire C complemented by 512MB of RAM. There's 4GB of internal storage, but this can be augmented via the microSD card slot. HTC also provides the user with 25GB of free Dropbox storage for two years, which is a very welcome addition.

The Desire C boasts a 3.5in screen encased in a metal frame with a resolution of 480 x 320 along with a five-megapixel camera. Interestingly, the handset also features Beats Audio technology for an ostensibly greater emphasis on audio (assuming you consider Beats Audio to be an aural improvement - ed.).

"Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it's more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio", said Jason Mackenzie, HTC's president of global sales and marketing, in a statement on Tuesday.

The Desire C will be available on all the major operators from June. T-Mobile will offer the Desire C free on a £15.50 per month, two-year contract. If you wanted to go down the pay-as-you-go route, you'd be looking at £169.99.