The HTC Desire V was initially designed for the Chinese market alongside with other handsets coming from Dragon series. The phone was codenamed as the HTC T328W, and Chinese consumers were said to be able to get their hands on it for 1,999 yuan (around $318). This smartphone is also known for its dual-SIM support, which has become a necessary feature for a phone launched in China. However, HTC decided to bring this phone to other markets as well, and the Chinese release is followed by an Indian launch.
Indian retailer Flipkart is selling the HTC Desire V for 21,999 INR (about $385). It’s a higher price than we expected, but it’s not that bad considering at what high prices HTC smartphones are sold in the market. The retailer promises to deliver it within 6 to 8 business days. An 8GB microSD card comes inside the box.
As a refresher, the HTC Desire V sports a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 1GHz single-core processor, a 5MP rear camera , 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, HSDPA (only for one SIM), Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4 UI, Beats Audio.
As to Europe, the phone is expected to be launched in July.