One of HTC's little-known mid-range smartphones, the Desire X, may benefit from an Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update. This device was launched in August last year running on ICS. A version of the phone showed up in the list of Bluetooth Special Interest Group and is running on Android 4.1. Although it is not the latest Jelly Bean version, users of the Desire X will certainly see marked improvements and additions using the Jelly Bean.
An official date of the Jelly Bean rollout for the HTC Desire X has not yet been set but as of moment it is very likely that the Desire X will be upgraded soon. This 4-incher smartphone has the following for its features: a dual-core Snapdragon MSM 8225, less than 1GB RAM, 5MP camera and Beats Audio.
HTC has launched another smartphone in Taiwan. Jack Tong, HTC North Asia-Pacific region president, said at the phone launch that his company hopes to attract more customers in the mid-tier smartphone market.
HTC Desire L features a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, no front camera, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, HSPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Beats Audio, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs a yet unknown version of Android, but it's either 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC Desire L being sold outright for NT$10,900 (US$366). There is also the option of paying NT$2,990 plus an additional NT$897 monthly fee for a service plan.