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  • usama_ah - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    I'm glad to see this is finally coming. Though of course HTC could have positioned/priced this better than their competition. The Moto G is $20 more (LTE model is the one that competes with this) but with better screen resolution and a better (recent) track record of updates to even mid-to-low range devices. Though the camera on this device is a smidge better than the Moto G, or so I read. But big picture is, people looking for inexpensive phones will have more options that can match their individual style or needs. Perhaps some people prefer HTC's skin. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    Moto G 4G is far more compelling.

    Higher res screen, already has 4.4.4, microSD slot.
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  • usama_ah - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    Yup. That's exactly what I said in my post there :-) (I mention screen res and updates as why the extra $20 is worth it). But I didn't mention microSD because this Desire has it too.

    But I ended with an acknowledgement that some people buy devices based off the look of a device or wanting a skin they have experience with or because they are loyal to a particular brand. For them, this is a decent second option in this price range.
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  • extide - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    Did you mean Cortex A7, instead of Krait 400 ? Reply
  • danielfranklin - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    They must have, there is no way they are Krait 400s...
    I wish they went back to last years chips, dual Krait 200s were better than this quad A7 crap...
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  • Brandon Chester - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    Indeed I did, thank you. Reply
  • Eri Hyva - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    I am so much waiting a Moto G LTE v2 with Snapdragon 410. Reply
  • htcfan - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - link

    HTC lists the Desire 610 with a qHD display (960x540), and not a FWVGA display (854x480). Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    If you read the whole article, the author acknowledges that:

    "Something to note is that AT&T's press release states that their Desire 610 has an 854x480 display at 199ppi, while the Desire 610 that has shipped in other parts of the world has a 960x540 display for a pixel density of 234ppi. It is unclear if AT&T's model of the Desire 610 is a special variant or if this is simply an error in the specifications AT&T has listed."
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