Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile and Cricket launching the HTC Desire 510
HTC yesterday officially announced the latest of its Desire phones, HTC Desire 510, saying that select markets and carriers in the Europe, Asia and US will be offering it. Right after it, HTC USA revealed on its Twitter account that carriers which will be launching the phone soon are Sprint, its prepaid brands Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile and AT&T’s Cricket. This “perfect mobile media device“, as HTC describes it in the official announcement, falls under “affordable price point” handsets, according to HTC.
What makes the HTC Desire 510 a perfect affordable media device is a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable additionally up to 128GB though microSD card slot. The phone also has a 4.7-inch (854×480) display, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing one, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Android 4.4 KitKat OS and HTC Sense UI with BlinkFeed. A removable 2100mAh battery powers the HTC Desire 510 and provides up to 17 hours of (3G) talk time and up to 646 hours of standby time.
At Virgin Mobile, HTC Desire 510 can be paired with Beyond Talk unlimited messaging and data plans that start at $35 per month. The $35 plan offers 300 voice minutes; the $45 plan has 1200 voice minutes while the $55 plan offers unlimited talk. Sprint’s Virgin throttles data to 128Kbps after 2.5GB of high speed data allotment.
Also Sprint’s, Boost Mobile pairs the Desire 510 with its prepaid service plans that start at $40 per month. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 500 MB at high speeds, the $50 plan has 2.5 GB and $60 plan includes 5 GB at high speeds per month. Boost Mobile also throttles data to 128 Kbps after high speed data allotments.
AT&T’s Cricket Wireless offers prepaid plans that match Boost’s, price-wise. Cricket plans also start at $40 per month but they are all $5 discounted each month if users enroll in Auto Pay. The $40 plan ($35 with Auto Pay) comes with unlimited talk, text and data with first 500MB at high speeds. The $50 and $60 plans ($45 and $55 with auto pay) have 2.5 GB and 5 GB of high speed data, respectively in addition to unlimited international texting to 35 countries per month.
There was no info offered on when the phone will launch on any of these three prepaid carriers or how much they will sell it for ones it arrives but at least we know it will be soon and affordable.
Source: HTC USA