HTC Desire V is dual-SIM Android 4.0, but not yet for UK

HTC's made another Desire phone -- this one is capable of handling two SIM cards at once, and runs Android 4.0.

HTC's crafted a dual-SIM phone -- the HTC Desire V is a brand-new Android phone capable of handling two SIM cards at once, helping out those who travel abroad all the time.

Unwired View reports that the Desire V has only been officially confirmed for Europe, specifically in Ukraine. HTC told me it has no plans at the moment to bring the phone to the UK unfortunately, but there's always the possibility it'll change its mind. Fingers crossed SIM-swapping Brits get a chance to fondle the Desire V eventually.

Apart from the dual-SIM capability, which is a rare but precious feature if you're always on the road and use several SIMs, the Desire V is shaping up to be a modest little mobile, reportedly rocking a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera and Beats audio. There's Wi-Fi of course, and HSDPA, but only for one SIM-card.

Expect a 1GHz single-core processor, 4GB of memory and 25GB of free Dropbox storage. If cloud containment isn't your style, there's space for a microSD card, and the phone measures 9.3mm thick, tipping the scales at a modest 114g.

So far, so standard, but there's one treat in store for Android fans -- the Desire V will arrive running Ice Cream Sandwich , the very latest edition of Google's mobile operating system.

On top of that you get HTC's Sense 4 interface , which I reckon is one of the stronger custom Android skins out there. Sense offers HTC's iconic weather widget and a slick multi-tasking system, among other treats.

In other HTC news, a recent report claims Microsoft has shut the Taiwanese company out of Windows 8 for not selling enough gadgets and being to inexperienced when it comes to making tablets.

Should HTC stick to smart phones? Would a dual-SIM mobile prove helpful to you? Let me know in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

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