I wrote back in May that HTC might be committing commercial suicide by pricing its entry-level handset, the Desire C, at £190 SIM-free.
Guess I was pointing to the obvious as Mobiles.co.uk, which is part of Carphone Warehouse, is now selling the HTC Desire C not only for £89.90 (compulsory £10 top-up not included) on Virgin Media, but also with 12-months worth of free data.
Customers will get an Internet data allowance of 1GB for one whole year although a chargeable call or text must be made every 30 days in order to retain the free mobile web services.
As for the handset, the HTC Desire C comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 600MHz (possibly the MSM7225-A), 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 3.5in 480 x 320 pixels capacitive display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense UI 4.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro-USB port, Beats Audio, a 5-megapixel camera, plus 25GB online Dropbox storage.
This is not the cheapest Android handset though. ZTE launched the Kis on Virgin Media, which cost a mere £49.99 and has a very similar configuration to the HTC Desire C, while the discounted LG Optimus L3 can also be had with a similar processor and onboard memory capacity for £49.95.
Source : Mobiles.co.uk