• New HTC Desire Range Available To Pre-Order

    By Josh Bethell , March 6, 2014 - Leave a comment

    HTC Desire 601 now available, pre-order the HTC Desire 610 and Desire 816 today

    htc-desire-816-coloursFor many, the original HTC Desire remains a fond memory; a tipping point in Android history that delivered a high powered and consistently bug free experience running a truly stable version of the OS.

    It was arguably the most heavily mass-marketed Android and in direct opposition to Apple’s rampaging iPhone. I certainly recall seeing more Desires ‘in the wild’ than other Androids, similar to Samsung’s dominant Galaxy brand today.

    With HTC’s focus on the ‘One’ brand in recent times, the Desire line has been somewhat relegated to entry-level and mid-range status. Last year saw the 500 & 300 models, which although underwhelming in comparison to other devices, certainly got the job done well in their respective categories.

    This year HTC have seen fit to continue the Desire brand with a trio of new handsets: the Desire 601, 610 and 816. The latter will eventually be available in a range of cool pastel colours including lime and red.

    All three phones seem to fit quite nicely in the mid-range; none are at the cheapest entry-level market and there is an increase in screen size and processing power as you move up the range.

    All of the new Desire handsets feature 8 GB internal storage, micro SD card slots and 4G LTE compatibility.

    HTC Desire 601

    Desire_601_frontAvailable to order now at £239.99 (199.99 ex VAT) in black.

    • 4.5″ 540 x 960 qHD display
    • 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 MSM8930-AA
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 4G LTE bands 1, 3, 7 & 20
    • 5 MP camera // VGA front facing

    HTC Desire 610

    htc-desire-610-white-thumbAvailable to pre-order now in black and white. No payment taken, price and availability to be confirmed.

    • 4.7″ 540 x 960 qHD display
    • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 4G LTE bands 1, 3, 7 & 20
    • 8 MP camera // 1.3 MP front facing

    HTC Desire 816

    htc-desire-816-landscapeAvailable to pre-order now in black and white. No payment taken, price and availability to be confirmed.

    • 5.5″ 720 x 1280 display
    • 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
    • 1.5 GB RAM
    • 4G LTE bands 1, 3, 7 & 20
    • 13 MP camera // 5 MP front facing

    Josh Bethell

    Josh joined Clove part time a few years ago whilst studying Computing at Bournemouth University. Since finishing his studies he has remained at Clove in a full time position, involved in sales, returns and social media. Involved with both consumer electronics and software since the mid 2000s, keeping up to date with industry developments is as much a hobby as it is a job. Easy going but never afraid to share an opinion, Josh can often be found in his spare time listening to some heavy rock or at a local gig as well as playing with the latest gadgets and video games.


    • Cheers Tom, info on the 310 was coming in after this post was completed and published!
      I’ll look to amend the post, although I’m not sure yet if Clove will be stocking the 310

    • Hi Troy, HTC have confirmed it is coming to the UK and there is a page for it on their UK website however we are still yet to hear official news on pricing & availability.
      You can place a pre-order on our site and no payment will be taken; you would then be emailed to make payment once the price & availability have been announced

  • what I was thinking about but any news on the colours apart from black/white? liking the green and orange…..

    • Yes they do like good don’t they, I love the shade used for the orange.
      No dates on them just yet though so we’re erring on the side of caution and not listing them, just in case HTC decide not to release them for a few months.
      We’ve priced the black and white now: http://www.clove.co.uk/htc-desire-816. Stock should be arriving pretty soon 🙂

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