HTC launched the Desire 530 back in February at Mobile World Congress - alongside the Desire 630 and 825 - but the device didn't show up in the United States until July. It was promised in an unlocked model from HTC.com, as well as carrier-locked models from T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Today, Verizon has opened up pre-orders for the phone for just $144. The price can be compared to the T-Mobile model - which is $159.99 - or the $179 unlocked model.
$144 is a budget-friendly price, but Verizon has a payment plan available as well. For $6 per month for 24 months, the phone can be yours. The carrier's website doesn't offer any color options when purchasing the device, but its promotional images clearly show a white model and a 'Blue Lagoon' model. The blue model is exclusive to Verizon, but it's worth noting that the 'Stratus White' model doesn't show up on T-Mobile's listing and isn't available for the unlocked model.