Entry-level HTC Desire 200 officially announced



The HTC Desire 200 hasn’t been a stranger to the rumor mill for the past several weeks, and now HTC has spoiled all the speculative fun by finally making it all official. As we were told in previous leaks, the Desire 200 isn’t a hugely exciting phone on paper.

Its 3.5-inch form factor coupled with HVGA resolution, a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 chipset, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with VGA recording, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi N and more are nothing to jump for joy for. In fact, it feels like I took a trip back to 2010 just reciting all of that.

The specs listing only mentions it’s running “Android with HTC Sense,” failing to give us a clear idea of which version of Android to expect here. We hope it isn’t Gingerbread, but with such paltry insides we’re not so sure (we’ll try to get more confirmaton on that).

HTC didn’t mention anything about pricing yet, but we imagine this thing is headed straight for developing countries where uber-expensive smartphones just don’t have much of a place yet. For those who can’t spend a ton on a smartphone this will obviously be a viable choice, though how cheap, exactly, remains to be seen. I would expect this thing to go for no more than $100 unlocked with these types of specs, but until HTC gives us a figure we can only keep guessing.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I like this. I just can’t figure out why….

    1. that color and size makes it desirable?
      Honestly it feels like an updated wildfire s almost

  2. this thing for 80 bucks on a prepay carrier would be pretty damn nice

    1. no it wouldn’t be.

  3. Blast from the past! This thing is cute… dare I say, precious. :)

    1. a true mini phone? as I said before it reminds me of the wildfire s with its 3.2 screen but this just seems to be a better version, maybe I can pick up one for my niece

  4. Yeah, it’s like a really smart feature phone. A sexy one at that.

  5. Well if the photo of the phone is real, then its running sense 4+ which is android version 4.1.1. Same as last years HTC phones are. It reminds me of an upgraded Evo 4g ….but even that had a 4.3 inch screen.

  6. Nice looking phone!

  7. this should cost less than 100 dollars unlocked. its so lowend and dated specs, releasing this kind of gingerbread device only promotes more fragmentation

  8. I will wait for the “200×2” version!!

  9. looks like the next version of HTC’s low end handsets like the htc explorer (pico), desire c (golfu), and the wildfire s. all of those phones have the same specs as this guy except the 1GHz processor. it looks more like the pico and the golfu more than anything else, though :p

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