Dual-SIM handsets are among the most popular mobile phones in emerging markets. The fact that you can fit 2 SIMs in a single device saves you a lot of money that would be needed to purchase two phones instead of one.
India is still considered an emerging market, even though this is where you can find some of the cheapest devices with the latest software onboard.
Native handset manufacturers are making things easier for Indian customers and release very cheap products.
However, the competition is fierce and those who prefer to purchase Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony or HTC devices will have to pay a bit more in comparison with any other product launched by an Indian brand.
HTC Desire VC
is a mid-range smartphone aimed at emerging markets where dual-SIM capability is a necessity and a requirement in order to be successful.
Unlike the Desire V, which was launched in India several weeks ago, HTC Desire VC comes with dual-SIM CDMA+GSM capability.
Furthermore, the smartphone is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system integrated with HTC Sense 4.0 UI, the latest user interface developed by the Taiwanese company.
The rest of the phone’s features are similar to Desire V
, including the large 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, as well as the 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash.
HTC Desire VC embeds a 1 GHz single-core processor, which is complemented by an old Adreno 200 GPU and 512MB of RAM. There are 4GB of internal memory inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The smartphone is now available for purchase in India via leading retailers across the country, such as Snapdeal
and Flipkart. Customers can grab the Desire VC for Rs 21,999 (395 USD or 320 EUR) outright.