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It is a touchscreen mobile phone released by T-Mobile in March 2010 and described as a clone to Google’s notorious Nexus One.

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Pros

large 3.7" AMOLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800px resolution

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1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

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the latest Android OS (2.1)

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WiFi

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GPS

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3G

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HTC's custom Sense UI

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3.5mm headphone jack

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optical touchpad

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great build quality / materials - as expected from HTC

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microSD storage expansion

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576MB RAM, 512MB ROM - slightly more RAM than the Nexus One

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5MP autofocus camera with LED flash

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Flash Lite support

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multi-touch enabled

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custom HTC software - Leap (pinch to view all homescreens) & Friend Stream (all in one social site aggregation)

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slick aesthetic

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Cons

poor battery life

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Limited internal memory (512MB ROM)

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lacks the noise canceling secondary microphone found on the Nexus One

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still a little buggy and slow pre-launch / early Touch UI software

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great design

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Can't install downloaded software to SD card

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Flash can be finicky

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no QWERTY...

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The HTC Desire is a touchscreen mobile phone released by T-Mobile in March 2010 and described as a clone to Google’s notorious Nexus One. It maintains its competitor’s ultra-slim design, Qualcomm 1-GHz Snapdragon processor, and Google Android 2.1 operating system. However, the Desire hosts HTC’s improved Sense user interface with Friend Stream, which aggregates all a user’s social-networking data into one place. Plus, the Desire traded in the Nexus’s trackball in favor of an optical joystick that critics haul as “a much more efficient way of navigating.” Included also is Flash 10.1 compatibility for watching flash videos, a 3.7” touchscreen display with multi-touch capabilities, 3G connectivity, wireless networking, and built-in GPS with free turn-by-turn directions.

Additional Information

Additional features include a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash; Bluetooth connectivity; and a 1400mAh battery.

Features
  • Touchscreen Mobile Phone
  • Ultra-Slim Design
  • Qualcomm Processor
  • Google Android OS
  • Sense UI w/Friend Stream
  • Optical Joystick
  • Adobe Flash 10.1
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Integrated WiFi
  • Integrated GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 5MP Camera
Specifications
  • Display: 3.7” AMOLED WVGA (480x800) Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Platform: Android 2.1 (Éclair) w/HTC Sense
  • Networks(Europe): GSPA/WCDMA 900/1200; GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Networks(Asia): HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor: 1GHz Snapdragon
  • Internet: 3G, GPRS, EDGE, IEEE 802;.11b/g
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR (A2DP, FTP, OPP, etc)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm Stereo; micro-USB
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Audio Playback: AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • Audio Recording: AMR
  • Video Playback: 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV
  • Video Recording: 3GP
  • Battery: 1400mAh Lithium-ion
  • Storage: 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM
  • Memory Expansion: microSD (32GB)
Post Review
Yale
02/16/2010 09:09

Nice to see a variety of Android options from HTC, but not one QWERTY option is pretty lame...

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