Rogers and Fido launch HTC Desire 601

HTC Desire 601

As expected, the HTC Desire Desire 601 has landed in Canada. The first two carriers to offer the mid-range smartphone are Rogers and its flanker brand Fido. Both are offering it as the HTC Desire.

Here’s a reminder of the specifications:

  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Operating system: Google Android with HTC Sense
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 4.5-inch qHD (540×960)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal storage: 8GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture and flash
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions: 134.5 × 66.7 × 9.88 millimeters
  • Weight: 130 grams
  • Colors: Black, Grey, Red
  • Other: HTC BoomSound with dual front-facing speakers

Both Rogers and Fido are offering it in either Red or White. There is no sign of the black or grey variants.

Rogers is offering the HTC Desire for free with a two-year contract or CA$299.99 without. Fido is offering it for free with a two-year Tab24 agreement on a Smart plan or CA$150 with a two-year Tab24 agreement on a Standard plan.

The HTC Desire 601 is also expected to be available through Koodo.

Sources : Rogers // Fido