Virgin Mobile has quietly launched its latest HTC smartphone in the Desire. This variant of the Desire mid-range Android smartphone is based off of the GSM Desire 601 and features Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0, BlinkFeed, and HTC Zoe support.
The Desire also has a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 5.0 megapixel camera with back-side illumination technology and 1080p video capture, dual front speakers with BoomSound technology and an embedded non-removable 2200mAh battery. It also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and 8GB internal memory with a microSD card slot supporting 64GB cards for $279.99.
Update: Virgin Mobile has confirmed with PhoneNews.com that the Desire will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the first quarter of 2014.