HTC Desire EYE Smartphone on AT&T Due Out for Holiday Season
The new HTC Desire EYE smartphone will be available, exclusively through AT&T, to U.S. buyers in time for the holiday season.The new HTC Desire EYE smartphone will be available to U.S. buyers in time for the holiday season, but they'll only be able to get it through AT&T's cellular network. The AT&T-only availability for the phone was revealed by the company in an Oct. 9 announcement, which said that AT&T will be the "exclusive carrier" for the HTC Desire EYE. In addition, AT&T will also sell HTC's new RE point-and-shoot camera, which has a shape that's reminiscent of a submarine periscope and has no viewfinder. Prices and firm dates for the availability of both devices have not yet been announced. The HTC Desire EYE smartphone includes a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of memory, a 2,400mAh battery and front-facing HTC BoomSound speakers. The phone, which runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, also includes a 13MP front-facing wide-angle camera with dual LED flash and a rear-facing 13MP camera. The smartphone is also IPX7-compliant, making it water-resistant up to one meter under water for up to 30 minutes, according to AT&T.