Telus has announced it will soon be offering HTC’s Desire Android smartphone – but with one big change. It will have a Sony LCD, not a Samsung AMOLED display. This is due to the shortage of AMOLED displays that have caused delays for other devices like HTC’s DROID Incredible.
The HTC Desire runs Android 2.1, and has a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display, as well as a 5 megapixel camera. Telus did not say when it would offer the phone or for how much it would sell the Desire.
The HTC Desire is an Android-based smartphone that offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, and runs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Desire landed overseas first and U.S. Cellular (a CDMA carrier) announced that it would carry the smartphone this summer, but it has not been announced for any other U.S. carriers to date. However, FCC documents suggest that a version of the device with support for AT&T’s 3G network could be on the way.
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HTC sent me an email this morning stating that the HTC Desire will be headed to some regional U.S. mobile carriers starting in August. HTC named no names, but did say that the base specs of the device, including its 1GHz processor, will be the same as the European model currently on sale.
Thanks to UnwiredView, a new rumor has emerged filling all Desire Owners with a sense of warmth and fluffy happiness. According to an anonymous tipster, the HTC Desire may receive an upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and in turn will allow users to put some apps on the microSD card. Sweet.
But you never heard this from me…. A new update is coming the 23rd of Juneand you will be able to put some apps on to the micro sd card.
There is not much more to add to the mix other than a healthy dose of scepticism. However, something tells ma that this could be one to watch. After all, HTC are looking to bring all their Android based devices [...]
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 [...]