This month Vodafone UK are launching not one, but three Android based devices. Vodafone are one of the strongest networks in the UK in terms of customer support and 3G signal. There has been no better time to switch networks given that there is such a wealth of choice for any Android enthusiast. We have covered all three of these devices extensively over the last few months, but here is a summary of links to guide you on your way should you be in the market for a new phone.
Vodafone UK site linksHTC Desire HTC Legend Sony Ericsson X10
Review and hands on videosHTC Desire HTC Legend Sony Ericsson X10
I’ve just posted Russell Jefferies’ HTC Desire review on our sister site, MobileBurn.com. The Desire is HTC’s version of the Android 2.1-powered Google Nexus One, but it features some slightly upgraded hardware (like an optical joystick) and all of the goodness that is HTC’s Sense user interface extensions.
Russell loves the device, and chances are good that you will as well.
You can read the full HTC Desire review here, or you can jump to our prior post to see just the videos without all of those messy words getting in the way.
I’ve included a gallery of photos from the review after the jump.
I recently finished editing up Russell’s video review of the HTC Desire, part of his upcoming written review for MobileBurn.com.
The HTC Desire is basically HTC’s own version of the Google Nexus One. It features the same AMOLED touchscreen display and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but gets an optical joystick in place of the N1’s trackball and also gets a healthy dose of HTC Sense, the user interface extensions to Android (and Windows Mobile) that make HTC devices such a pleasure to use.
Part one of the video is located directly below, part two is available after the jump, along with a few more [...]
A forum thread over at XDA-Developers reveals that the HTC Desire may not only be available in just Urban Brown, but also in Silver. According to Robert Webbe’s Flickr gallery, HTC Holland will be offering the Silver version of the device for €449 ($620) and those based locally will be able to get their hands on the device from April 9th onwards. As of now, the only place to pick up the device seems to be from an online store called PDAshop.nl. Indeed, pre-orders are being handled exclusively via this merchant.
If you are interesting in seeing more of what the HTC Desire looks like in Silver, check out the video after the jump or [...]
Google just announced that its Google Earth application is now available for the Nexus One. Google makes mention of the need for a fast processor and 3D graphics, but does say that other Android 2.1 devices will be able to run it – and even specifically mentions the Motorola DROID for Verizon, which is waiting on its Android 2.1 update. The HTC Desire and Acer Liquid e will both ship with Android 2.1.
Google says that Earth on Android even gets some new features not seen on the desktop version, such as voice search. The roads layer is supported, and you can also browse photos, places, and businesses – just [...]
The HTC Desire, codenamed Bravo, has been let loose officially. The HTC Desire is a effectively a Google Nexus One. However, the Desire has HTC’s famous Sense UI paved over the most recently available build of Android, called Eclair. It’s a very attractive piece of kit that has even grown a ever-so-small chin reminiscent of the HTC Magic. It’s almost unnoticeable, though.
Instead of the Nexus One’s trackball, there is a an optical trackpad. This part of the phone has clearly undergone some serious thought. The actual trackpad – which is effectively just a small black dot, is surrounded by a physical button. For more information on the hardware [...]
Right at the start of the month we reported to you that the Android-powered HTC Desire may be heading to Verizon. The foundations of this news were based in the fact that PhoneArena received a leaked photo of the Verizon inventory system showing the device listed alongside others such as the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and similar devices.
Now, we can confirm that the HTC Desire has not only gained FCC approval but it has also obtained a Wi-Fi Interoperability Certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Things are certainly starting to point in the same direction. With that said, this doesn’t really tell us anything new about the possibility of the device arriving on Verizon in [...]
The guys at PhoneArena have received a screen shot of a Verizon inventory system that appears to suggest that we’ll be seeing a device called the HTC Desire sporting the Android OS. The photo shows the device description as being “PCD/HTC DESIRE ADR6200 DIGITAL GOOGL”.
PCD is Personal Communications Devices, formerly UT Starcom and Audiovox, and it has often been involved with HTC devices that have ended up on Verizon.
I’ve no real clue what the “DIGITAL” part means, since basically every device is digital now, but “GOOGL” certainly does suggest an Android based [...]