HTC Desire 200 officially official, this budget smartphone comes with a built-in ad blocker

The HTC Desire 200 that we saw in Vietname earlier this week is now officially up on HTC’s website. According to the spec sheet, it has a 3.5 inch HVGA (480 x 320 pixel) screen, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, 512 MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera, and a 1230 mAh battery.

Curiously, HTC doesn’t specify which version of Android is on the device. They simply say “Android with HTC Sense”. Also interesting, HTC says the Desire 200 has a built-in ad blocker. Here’s the key quote:

“The HTC Desire 200 makes reading websites easier by automatically adjusting text to fit your screen and removing unwanted ads. Zoom in and dial a phone number with one easy step and even store copies of online articles that you want to read offline later. On-the-go web browsing has never been easier.”

This phone also has something called “HTC Data Manager”, which looks a lot like the data usage monitor that Google bundles with their OS. Why the rebranding? Your guess is as good as mine.

Price and availability? No clue. Sorry.

Update: The HTC Desire 200 press release in Taiwan says it costs 4990 New Taiwan Dollars, which comes out to roughly $165.

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  • http://digixav.com Xavier Voigt-Hill

    It’s running Android 4.0 according to Android Police.

    • Stefan Constantinescu

      They don’t have an official source, they’re just going off the Vietnamese leak. While I have no doubt it does run Android 4.0, I’d rather wait for the facts.