HTC Desire (601)

Virgin Mobile this morning announced that it's carrying the HTC Desire (this is the Desire 601 model, for those keeping score at home) for $279. This version of the Desire has a 4.5-inch qHD display, a 5MP camera, 4G LTE data and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

For storage, you've got 8GB on board, plus a microSD card.

Virgin Mobile's  plans start at $35 a month.

Virgin Mobile USA Partners With HTC to Give Customers New Meaning to Mobile Sound without a Contract

Virgin Mobile USA, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry has added the HTC Desire® to its growing family of 4G LTE devices. Available today for $279.99, this smartphone enables consumers to enjoy superior experience along with Virgin Mobile’s no-contract  Beyond Talk plans starting at $35 a month with unlimited data & messaging.

“HTC Desire is a sleek smartphone designed to deliver an unforgettable experience,” said Mark Lederman, Director of Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “This high-tech  LTE device is a great addition to our lineup, and with the value, choice and flexibility of no-contract wireless plans, breaking free from a long-term contract is a simple and money-saving decision.”

Marty McGinley, Vice President of Sales, HTC America said, “We’re proud to introduce a premium quality smartphone at an accessible price that features HTC’s distinctive innovations in audio, imaging and performance.”

HTC Desire enhances the mobile experience with HTC BlinkFeed™, which populates new content and social media updates and makes them available on the home screen. Its stunning 4.5” qHD full lamination display is perfect for reading these updates, watching videos, viewing photos and surfing the web, while the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor featuring a dual-core, 1.4 GHz processor enhances the overall performance. HTC Desire also offers HTC BoomSound™ – dual front facing stereo speakers powered with built-in amps that with the display create an immersive audiovisual experience,, so you can enjoy and share your music, videos, games, and content with amazing sound.

Key features of HTC Desire:

  • 4G LTE
  • 4.5” qHD Touchscreen Display with Corning ® Gorilla® Glass 2
  • 5.0 MP Rear Facing Camera w/ HD Video Capture
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor featuring dual-core, 1.4 GHz processor
  • Operating System: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense
  • Wi-Fi & NFC capable
  • Stereo Bluetooth 4.0
  • Memory:  1 GB  RAM | 8GB ROM*
  • External Memory:  MicroSDTM  slot for expandable storage up to 64 MB (card not included)
  • Experience-enhancing features from HTC - HTC BoomSound™, HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™, Video Highlights, and more!