HTC has tried to move on from an embarrassing couple of days, with a former executive urging his ex-colleagues to quit the company, by announcing its first mid-range handset to run Sense 5.
The dual-Sim Desire 600 will go on sale in June and the handset will run the BlinkFeed and BoomSound features that came with its flagship HTC One. The handset has an 8MP camera and a 4.5 inch screen. It runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, said: 'People rely on their smartphones every day to be their news channel, email inbox, social network and music player. The HTC Desire 600 dual sim combines speed and easy multitasking with the truly innovative HTC BlinkFeed home screen. The result is an affordable mid-range phone that sets the standard for its class, keeping the busiest user up-to-date at a glance and offering them the power and range of features to switch between work and play.'
Chou will be hoping the handset boosts sales as the ailing manufacturer tries to recover from a nosedive in its financial performance. It was revealed this week that a number of executives have left the company, with former product strategy manager Eric Lin tweeting to former colleagues to quit. He said: 'It's tough to do but you'll be so much happier, I swear.' According to The Verge, Asia CEO Lennard Loornik is the latest executive to leave the company.
Author: Graeme Neill