WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 18, 2013 - Virgin Mobile USA, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry, has added the HTC Desire® to its growing family of 4G LTE devices. Available today for $279.99, this smartphone enables consumers to enjoy superior experience along with Virgin Mobile’s no-contract1 Beyond Talk plans starting at $35 a month with unlimited data & messaging2.

“HTC Desire is a sleek smartphone designed to deliver an unforgettable experience,” said Mark Lederman, Director of Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “This high-tech LTE device is a great addition to our lineup, and with the value, choice and flexibility of no-contract wireless plans, breaking free from a long-term contract is a simple and money-saving decision.”

Marty McGinley, Vice President of Sales, HTC America said, “We’re proud to introduce a premium quality smartphone at an accessible price that features HTC’s distinctive innovations in audio, imaging and performance.”

HTC Desire enhances the mobile experience with HTC BlinkFeed™, which populates new content and social media updates and makes them available on the home screen. Its stunning 4.5” qHD full lamination display is perfect for reading these updates, watching videos, viewing photos and surfing the web, while the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor featuring a dual-core, 1.4 GHz processor enhances the overall performance. HTC Desire also offers HTC BoomSound – dual front facing stereo speakers powered with built-in amps that with the display create an immersive audiovisual experience, so you can enjoy and share your music, videos, games, and content with amazing sound.

Key features of HTC Desire:

  • 4G LTE
  • 4.5” qHD Touchscreen Display with Corning ® Gorilla® Glass 2
  • 5.0 MP Rear Facing Camera w/ HD Video Capture
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor featuring dual-core, 1.4 GHz processor
  • Operating System: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense
  • Wi-Fi & NFC capable
  • Stereo Bluetooth 4.0
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM | 8GB ROM*
  • External Memory: MicroSDTM slot for expandable storage up to 64 MB (card not included)
  • Experience-enhancing features from HTC - HTC BoomSound™, HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™, Video Highlights, and more!

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at FacebookTwitterYou Tube, and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products at www.virginmobileusa.com. For more news, click here.

HTC, the HTC logo, HTC Desire, HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, HTC Zoe, and HTC Sense are trademarks of HTC Corporation.

* Available phone storage is less due to phone software.
1 Service is subject to Virgin Mobile’s Terms of Service and other materials provide at time of activation
2 All plans include 2.5GB/month of 3G/4G high speed data or 3.5GB/month with purchase of mobile hotspot capable device and plan. Adaptive protocol video limited to 600Kbps. Speeds (including video) reduced to 256Kbps for remainder of plan cycle, with speeds restored at beginning of next plan cycle. Additional terms apply



Virgin Mobile USA
Lorena Pino, 908-660-0330


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