Dual SIM devices have a lot of popularity in amongst the Asian markets, so it’s interesting when one breaks through to the European side of the mobile world. The HTC Desire V is not only a dual SIM Android device, it’s one of the first notable dual SIM Ice Cream Sandwich-running handsets in the world and the first dual SIM HTC coming to a European market.
Aside from the appeal of being able to run the latest build of Android, AndroidAuthority note that the Desire V is fairly standard mid-range handset, with specs not worlds away from the recently announced HTC Desire C (and styling that looks remarkably like the HTC Wind). The main processor is the a single-core 1GHz processor courtesy of Qualcomm backed up by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory with microSD support which we can assume is compatible up to 32GBs. The Desire V also uses a 4-inch WVGA display and features a 5-megapixel camera complete with an LED flash on the back.
Being one of the latest HTC’s on the scene, the Desire V features not only Beats audio integration but users will receive a generous 25GB of cloud storage on activation, courtesy of the company’s partnership with Dropbox, bear in mind though, the extra space only remains free for two years.
The final key tidbit of information is price and this is where things turn sour, not due to an overtly raw price tag but as a result of the HTC Desire V’s current market availability. As we speak, the current European availability of this unusual dual SIM device is confined to HTC fans in Ukraine. We reached out to the UK arm of HTC who refused to comment on rumour and speculation, but we’re hoping for the Desire V to trip west towards the UK as we suspect there’s an untapped market of teens, who’d be more than happy to pick up a fresh slice of HTC’s new dual SIM pie. SIM free pricing is said to be in the region of 3800 Ukrainian Grivnas, which equates to £305. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything more concrete in the coming weeks.