Desire 300

HTC and Telstra hope the price will spur holiday sales on the pre-paid side

Folks in Australia looking for an entry-level device will have a new choice come next Tuesday (Oct 29). HTC and Telstra have announced that the Desire 300 will go up for sale with a price of $179AU.

The Desire 300 certainly isn't the highest specced Android device to come from HTC, with a 1GHz dual-core S4 processor and 512MB of RAM, but it does ship with HTC Sense 5 and BlinkFeed atop of Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2). It also carries a name people world wide know and trust — the Desire. It's the phone that started HTC's rise, and maybe they think a resurgence can capture a few hearts and wallets.

Telstra Director of Devices Andrew Volard says the device is clearly aimed at prepaid customers

The HTC Desire 300 is a great addition to the HTC family at Telstra and I’m sure it will be a popular choice for customers who are after a high-quality but affordable pre-paid smartphone, particularly coming into the festive season.

Here's hoping things go as planned, as HTC could certainly use a little good news.

Source: Ausdroid


Reader comments

HTC Desire 300 coming to Telstra next week for $179AU


Most of the other providers don't offer prepaid phones that cheap, most of the prepaids are worse. High school kids will grab it if their not on a plan

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Eh? With 4.1.2? I had 4.1.1 running on my old HTC Desire with that much ram and had no issues at all. Though in today's market that's shit all ram, it still doesn't mean it won't be enough to run the actual device.

Cheapest phone ive seen at Telstra. A dumb phone there sets you back $100. I must admit they have excellent reception (by far the best) unfortunately if your not on a business plan it costs a kidney

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It looks pretty ridiculous with the CHT (cdo disorder) logo missing from the middle of the 2 buttons at the bottom. Now it just looks like wasted space.