HTC Desire L launches in Taiwan
HTC has launched yet another smartphone model in its home country, Taiwan. This despite the fact that for more than a year now, the company keeps saying that it wants to focus on releasing smaller and smaller numbers of devices. That strategy seems to apply only at the high-end of the spectrum, whereas low-end and midrange offerings still abound from HTC – and this is especially true in emerging markets.
The Desire L has a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, no front camera, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, HSPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Beats Audio, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs a yet unknown version of Android, but it’s either 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 Jelly Bean.
So the Desire L is basically a slightly larger version of the Desire X, with a bit more RAM thrown in for good measure. It’s unclear whether this device will ever make it to places other than Asia. For now though, it’s one more Android smartphone from HTC – the company that keeps promising it will focus on just a few models per year, but keeps breaking that promise by releasing many different near-identical handsets.