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 specifications and physical characteristics see you after the jump.

  • 5MP camera with autofocus, flash, face detection, widescreen shooting and geotagging.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Standard microUSB connection.
  • Accelerometer.
  • Digital compass.
  • Proximity sensor.
  • Ambient light sensor.
  • 1400mAh battery.
James Tromans
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