HTC launches Desire S smartphone

HTC Desire S
The new HTC Desire S

The HTC Desire S has made its first appearance at MWC 2011, acting as a revamping of the original Desire, rather than an entirely new direction for the popular range.

The HTC Desire S sports the same 1GHz processor as is found in the Desire HD and its five megapixel camera is augmented with 720p video capture.

One major area in which the Desire S differs from its predecessor is software, as it will run the very latest Android 2.3 platform, which should, in turn, provide all sorts of performance enhancements and battery life boosts to keep it feeling fresh and relevant.

UK consumers should be able to pick up the Desire S during the second quarter of 2011 and given that the specs have not been completely revolutionised, it is likely to come into the market at an appealing price point, allowing mid range buyers the chance to enjoy high end functionality.

HTC is performing a similar trick with other handsets originally launched last year, adding ‘S’ to the Wildfire and allowing people on particularly tight budgets to enjoy Android 2.3. This handset will still sport a 3.2 inch display, but its resolution has been significantly increased to give it more bite.

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