HTC Legend

HTC Legend

The Dutch version of the HTC Legend seems to be experiencing some problems in the Android Market and we’re not sure who is to blame. HTC have come right out and said that the restricted access to applications such as Skype and Layer is not their doing, putting the onus firmly with Google. Google are yet to release a formal statement, but it is probably unlikely that they are blocking these applications on purpose.

The HTC Legend itself is an attractive piece of kit. “The sleek unibody design with a brilliant AMOLED display and a brushed metallic finish, feels great in your hand and stirs admiration from those around. Along with powerful social networking, group communication, and unmatched level of personalization, the HTC Legend is set to impress you.” But with an application store that restricts your access and no one putting up their hands to say, “yes, this is an accident and we’re fixing it for you”, things will be quite frustrating for new HTC Legend users.

If you are interested in learning more about the HTC Legend, head on over to our sister website, MobileBurn, for a complete review including a hands on video review of this attractive unibody device. However, for those that are looking forward to grabbing the HTC in the UK on Vodafone, you may be in for a surprise.

According to Crave/CNET UK, Vodafone will be installing their own proprietary software called Vodafone 360 on this device. We don’t like the sound of this at all!

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.