HTC unveils Desire 601, Desire 300, Fetch, BoomBass


The IFA 2013 in Berlin is still a couple of days away, yet tech companies are already starting to flood us with new products. HTC, for instance, has just announced the launch of the Desire 601, Desire 300, and the Fetch and BoomBass accessories.

htc-desire-601-en-slide-04Desire 601

This addition to the Desire lineup is a strong budget-friendly, LTE-ready alternative to the flagship One and gives other midrange smartphones a run for their money. If you have HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, and HTC BoomSound in a 4.5-inch smartphone with expandable memory, what else would you be needing, really? Ah, the HTC UltraPixel camera. We can’t do much about that. But once the Desire 601’s 5MP rear-facing camera is put to the test, you might be able to make a better decision. We’d have to wait for the local SRP, too. Specs [unordered_list style=”green-dot”]

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen
  • dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Android with HTC Sense and HTC BlinkFeed
  • 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, microSD up to 64GB
  • 5MP rear with HTC Zoe, VGA front cameras
  • Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
  • dual frontal speakers with HTC BoomSound
  • 1080p video recording
  • GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G, HSPA, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, HTC Connect
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • 134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88mm, 130g


htc-desire-300-en-slide-04Desire 300

HTC is tightening the competition in entry-level smartphones as well with the introduction of the Desire 300. Like the Desire 601, the Desire 300 looks as if it comes from the One family. Sleek, clean silhouettes abound in the HTC design well. And we’re not one to argue. You still get HTC BlinkFeed, which lends a great smartphone experience if you ask anyone who has used it. Specs [unordered_list style=”green-dot”]

  • 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen
  • dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Android with HTC Sense and HTC BlinkFeed
  • 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, microSD up to 64GB
  • 5MP rear, VGA front cameras
  • Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1,650 mAh battery
  • 131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12mm, 120g



This little fella could either be your best friend if you’re the forgetful type. It’s simple but ingenious. When you step out of the 15m range from your phone, the HTC Fetch will make a sound. And if you forget your keys more often than you do your phone, the Fetch still comes in handy as your phone will notify you as well. This type of accessory is becoming popular, and if you want an HTC-branded for your HTC phone, Fetch it.


This is perhaps the most interesting product yet since HTC started paying more attention to providing HTC-branded accessories. The BoomBass is a 64mm cube Bluetooth and NFC speaker with a 1,200 mAh internal battery. You charge it via microUSB. As the name suggests, the BoomBass is a subwoofer, so expect it to perform well in delivering low-end sound frequencies. If you don’t feel like walking around the room with your phone, just slide out the BoomBass’ bottom and you have a stand. The BoomBass will appear on the HTC site starting mid-October. Words Aritha Zel Zalamea