The HTC Desire X, which was announced last week during IFA, is available for preorder from online retailer Clove for £228.
The Desire X comes after the original Desire, the Desire C, Desire S, Desire HD and Desire Z, a clear indication that HTC is trying to milk that label as much as possible.
The handset’s features are resolutely mainstream. It runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 dual core system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz.
There’s also 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4in 800 x 480 LCD display, Wi-Fi, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1650mAh battery, Beats Audio technology and 25GB of cloud storage from Dropbox for two years.
Our current entry-level favourite, the Xperia U, offers a similar configuration for almost half the price. Plus we prefer the smaller form factor of the Sony Mobile handset. Expect the first stocks of the Desire X to be delivered towards the end of September.