HTC's Painted the One and One Mini Blue (and Has a BoomBass and Desire 601 For You Too)

By Kat Hannaford on at

What, you thought that HTC only had a mini Bluetooth phone for you this week? Spilling a can of whoomp from the mid-range shelf a day before the IFA onslaught, HTC's shown off a "vivid blue" colour option for the One and One Mini handsets, plus revealed the mid-range Desire 601 and 300, and BoomBass Bluetooth speaker. Phew.

Available in October, the vivid blue colour options join the existing family of black and silver One Minis, and red One.


HTC BoomBass

A Bluetooth subwoofer to max out the audio from HTC's BoomSound-enabled from up to 10m away (though it will obviously work with other models, and non-HTC devices), the BoomBass measures 6.4cm x 6.4cm, by, yes, 6.4cm. Able to connect to a Bluetooth-enabled device by NFC, its 1200mAh battery charges by microUSB, and can offer up to nine hours' playback time and 120 hours' standby time. Available mid-October, the price isn't yet known, but we can't imagine it'll be much.


HTC Desire 601 and 300

Updating the Desire line of yesteryear with the 601 model, you've basically now got many of the features seen in the bigger One series: 4G data speeds, plus the ability to shoot Zoe video highlights using the 5MP camera, and play 'em back with HTC's powerful BoomSound speakers and the 4.5-inch qHD display. Available from September, the 601 weighs 130 grams and while it has 8GB of internal storage, there's also...a microSD card slot. A rare sight these days, as is the 2100mAh battery.

The 4.3-inch WVGA display-toting 300, meanwhile, runs on a dual-core Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked to 1.4GHz, but also brings the 4G speeds to the LTE party. While the One series doesn't have the option of removable memory, the 300 has 4GB of internal storage, as well as a microSD card slot. The rear-facing camera is a 5MP effort, while the removable battery is a 1650mAh affair. Available from October.