|HTC Partners with Tata DOCOMO to Launch HTC Desire VC Smartphone
IT News Online Staff
HTC has partnered with Tata DOCOMO to launch the latest addition to its popular HTC Desire family of smartphones - HTC Desire VC. With a brilliant 4-inch screen and the latest HTC Sense 4.0 integrated with Android 4.0, the company said the HTC Desire VC (CDMA EV-DO and GSM) is one of the most affordable 4-inch smartphones on the market.
This dual-SIM smartphone offers one of the best-in-class interfaces that let users switch easily between personal and work mobile phone numbers and accounts, allowing for greater freedom and cost management. It also enables users to easily switch between networks for better coverage, ensuring that they stay connected no matter where there are.
"The new HTC Desire VC is an excellent amalgamation of style and technology," said Faisal Siddiqui; Country Manager, HTC India. "Its innovative design and dual-SIM capability allows users to maximize their network connections while smartly managing data usage - making it the perfect lifestyle smartphone choice."
Sunil Tandon, Head Non Voice Services, Tata DOCOMO, said, "As a well received dual-technology telecom service provider in India, the addition of a smartphone like the HTC Desire VC to our existing portfolio of products and services is an important step in strengthening our offerings to consumers in the CDMA and GSM space. Our pan-India reach, supported by the traditionally strong speeds on TTL's cutting-edge Photon network, will provide users with an exceptional voice and data communication experience and provide great value for discerning voice customers."
"Qualcomm is pleased to congratulate HTC and Tata DOCOMO on the launch of the HTC Desire VC powered by the Snapdragon processor," said Dr. Sandeep Sibal, country manager and vice president - business development, Qualcomm India and South Asia. "The HTC Desire VC utilizes Tata DOCOMO’s high-speed CDMA data network to enable a rich and seamless data experience for social networking, cloud services and other Internet services for Indian consumers."
The HTC Desire VC features a powerful, yet rich studio-quality sound experience that is enabled through the combination of optimized Beats Audio and amazing hardware. This integration enables a rich, clear audio experience to users no matter if they’re listening to music or playing a game.
Combining a durable metal frame with precision engineering, the HTC Desire VC is ideal for those who want a premium-designed phone. Boasting sharp in-call sound, hyper-viewing angle display and metal camera bezel, this compact smartphone not only offers one of the largest screen sizes in its class, but also an unrivalled level of design and user-experience.
Packing the latest mobile technology into a neat, eye-catching design, the HTC Desire VC makes it easy to browse the Web, view photos or connect with friends and family. If users like to share personal experiences with their social network, instant sharing capabilities will allow them to post any moment, seconds after it was captured. The new HTC Desire VC is also among the first entry-level smartphones to offer the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich), which delivers a smooth and immensely enjoyable user experience at affordable price points.
Through deep integration of Drop box and 25 GB of free online space, users also have the freedom to securely back-up, browse and share thousands of photos, videos and documents, whether stored locally or in the cloud.
HTC said this is the first Android Ice-Cream Sandwich phone that allows users to enjoy HSIA Internet, the same experience they are used to on Tata DOCOMO Photon. Users will also enjoy attractive data plans that enhance their mobile experience without having to worry about hefty mobile bills.
On buying this handset, new Tata DOCOMO postpaid and prepaid CDMA and GSM customers will get an aggressive voice and data offer.
The HTC Desire VC will be available at an MRP of Rs. 23,300/-, while the MOP (Best Buy) will be Rs. 21,999/-.