HTC Wind to deliver Android 4.0 and the internals of the One V to the Chinese market
The HTC One is the next big thing in major markets for HTC, but that doesn’t mean they will be sitting idly by and ignoring some key markets which thrive on mid to lower end phones. Enter the HTC Wind, a new Android 4.0 device expected to hit the streets of China this spring. The HTC Wind features a 4-inch WVGA display, 1 GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory,5 megapixel camera, LED flash, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and Beats Audio integration.
For all intensive purposes, the HTC Wind is a slightly larger HTC One V with a body which that resembles a cross between the One X and One S. However, the HTC Wind does have one feature which gives it a leg up over the HTC One series – dual SIM card slots. An exact launch date for the HTC Wind is currently not available, but the phone should sell for 2,000 Chinese Yuan ($316) once it shows up on store shelves later this year.
We’re not sure why HTC has chosen to create a phone with specifications that are nearly identical to the HTC One V, but we’re going to assume that Chinese consumers still crave devices with larger displays even if they can’t afford devices like the HTC One S. Which phone would you choose if you had the option to choose between the HTC One V and the HTC Wind?