updated 07:15 am EDT, Thu May 23, 2013
BlinkFeed, BoomSound, video highlights transfer to new Desire
HTC is continuing to develop for its Desire range of devices, and has introduced the Desire 600. The mid-range device inherits a number of features found in the HTC One, including the BlinkFeed news and social feed on the homescreen, 30-second video highlights generated from images taken during an event, as well the BoomSound audio processing and speakers.
Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor running at 1.2GHz and supported by 1GB of RAM, a 4.5-inch super LCD2 display with a resolution of 960x540, and dual SIM card slots that can both be active at the same time. On the back is an 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash and the ability to record 720p video, which is paired with a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera.
While it includes connectivity over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band HSPA and tri-band GSM/EDGE, it will not include access to LTE networks. NFC, GPS, AGPS, and GLONASS is also included, along with 8GB of storage expandable by microSD, and a 1,860mAh removable battery.
The Desire 600 will go on sale in Russia, the Ukraine, and the Middle-East in early June, with options for black or white casings. Neither details of a wider European or US release, nor pricing, was disclosed.