We’ve just spotted a new color option for the HTC Desire S, scheduled for release in Europe at the end of the month. While the smartphone has only popped up in black (or rather, “Muted Black”) so far, getmobile.de is offering an alternate facade for the handset in “Kodiak Gray”.
While the phone’s bezel may go unchanged, having that lighter color on the smartphone’s edge may actually improve visibility a tiny, tiny bit, thinking along the same lines as the Kindle 3’s re-coloring in order to increase the perception of screen contrast; the Desire S’s blacks should seem blacker with the phone clad in Kodiak Gray.
The new color option doesn’t affect the Desire S’s price, still fetching around $615 on pre-order. The phone looks to have a decent selection of hardware under the hood, though (as has been the case with many phone “sequels” lately) it’s not a huge improvement over the original. You’ll get some more RAM and better camera options than the first Desire had, but the phone’s still running a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon.
There’s no word on plans for US availability of the Desire S, in any color.
Source: getmobile.de (German)