HTC Desire

HTC Desire getting DivX support after update

This phone isn't even out yet the specs keep getting better and better. The Desire is the hottest Android around the web since the Nexus One. This snapdragon Sense UI monster will surely be another hit for HTC, DivX support will be added at some point to the Desire.

Nexus One gets HTC Sense & Flash 10.1 with Desire ROM

One of the biggest differences between the Google Nexus One and the HTC Desire is that the latter comes with HTC Sense, but as predicted the homebrew ROM community has already addressed that.  The Desire isn't even on shelves yet, but already there's a custom Nexus One ROM - albeit heavily in alpha stage - which adds Sense together with Flash 10.1 to the Google-branded smartphone. There are a few drawbacks - the camera is locked at 3-megapixels, rather than its native 5, and can't shoot 720p HD video like the Desire - but things like the active noise cancelling microphones still work, even though that's absent on the Desire.  Obviously you'll need to root your Nexus One, and there's the risk of a) bricking it and b) running into ongoing stability problems from an alpha build, but this is still likely to make a lot of Nexus One owners happy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL60j3iDgLk[/youtube] [via Redmond Pie]

HTC Desire vs. Google Nexus One

The Desire has been one of the biggest announcements as far as upcoming Android handsets. It was almost instantly referred to as the Nexus One with Sense UI. How would HTC attract buyers to this phone when it has the same form factor as the Nexus One? Our friends over at Slashgear has done a hands on comparision of the two.

Expansys list Legend and Desire for April 12th release

Feeling flush and reasonably patient?  The HTC Legend and Desire, announced this week at Mobile World Congress 2010, have shown up for preorder at online retailer Expansys UK, complete with an expected Monday April 12th release date. The Legend, which has a 3.2-inch HVGA AMOLED touchscreen, milled aluminum body and 5-megapixel camera, is priced at £399.99 ($627), while the HTC Desire, which has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen and is basically HTC's own-brand version of the Google Nexus One, is priced at £449.99 ($706). Both are sold unlocked and SIM-free; HTC told us at the launch event that just about all of the carriers in the target markets for the two devices were interested in offering both smartphones, so if you're willing to sign up to a contract you can likely get one far cheaper upfront. HTC Legend hands-on: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd3qY5k_mfw[/youtube] HTC Desire hands-on: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cisk6qhd-bk[/youtube]

Free Desire For Orange Customers?

Earlier today I discussed the possibility of this phone being on multiple carriers around the world. T-Mobile UK is slated for a March 26th release. Not to be out done Orange has announced their plans for the Desire that includes a free offering for certain plans. I'll let the announcement speak for itself:

HTC Desire – phone hits T-Mobile UK March 26

The phone we originally known as the Bravo has been officially named the Desire by HTC is the hottest phone around the internet and now their are a few rumblings around that the first carrier to offer this phone is T-Mobile UK.

VIDEO: HTC Desires official first look

Video number two of the day from HTC official library. This video features the hot hot HTC Desire. This is essentially a Nexus One with Sense UI slapped on. This phone is rumored to be offered by multiple carriers around the world so hopefully no matter who your carrier is you can get your hands on one. As mentioned before this phone is very similar to the Nexus One except it features an optical trackball and well as HTC's custom interface, Sense UI. In this video you get a look at the slight chin which is paying homage to the original Android device(HTC Dream/G1) and it is also dubbed a "superphone". Sense UI looks great on the large AMOLED screen. The only thing I wonder about is the support for accessories. If this phone will have its on desk and car dock, my Nexus may be up for sale. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltSyVNO5tvM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Hands-on with HTC’s Desire Android phone

Let's cut to the chase: the HTC Desire is seriously desirable.  In effect a Google Nexus One with HTC's slick Sense UI slapped on top, and the last-gen trackball replaced with a nice, modern optical joystick, we grabbed some hands-on time with the Desire straight after the HTC press conference finished. It's a slim device with a gentle curve at the bottom - not quite the traditional HTC chin but not the anti-chin of the Nexus One - and the whole thing feels expensive and solid in the hand.  As far as we know HTC have used the same 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, and the quality is still fantastic; Sense widgets look great, the the 1GHz Snapdragon processor has no problem whipping through homescreen panes or clicking into the mildly-addictive "helicopter view". Of course, because you get Sense you also get the new Friend Stream feed, which pulls Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates from the Contacts app and into a single pane.  HTC had prepopulated it with their own content, so we'll have to wait until our demo unit arrives to figure out how well it works; still, you can respond to and comment on items in the Friend Stream directly.  We'd like to see HTC add in support for more social networks, as Motorola have promised to do with MOTOBLUR. In short, though, this is a seriously appealing Android smartphone and a worthy HTC flagship.  The addition of Sense makes a real visual difference - and based on our previous experience, a usability one too - and we're really excited about getting review time with it.  Until then, check out the hands-on gallery and video demo below! HTC Desire hands-on video demo: [youtube Cisk6qhd-bk] [gallery]

HTC Desire puts Sense UI into the Nexus One

The smartphone we knew unofficially as the Bravo has been made official, and the HTC Desire is enough to put any Nexus One envy out of your mind.  The Desire has the same 3.7-inch AMOLED multitouch display as the Nexus One, but throws in HTC's coveted Sense user interface complete with Exposé-style "helicopter view" for homescreen thumbnails. There's also European UMTS/HSPA 900/2100, an optical joystick, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU.  In fact the only real feature that the Desire lacks and the Nexus One has, is active noise cancellation; that's apparently a cost-saving measure, to keep the Desire relatively affordable.  Unfortunately HTC have told us in a pre-brief that there are currently no plans to make a US-version, so Nexus One owners will have to wait for the inevitable hacked ROM. More details over at SlashGear, and we’ll have hands-on video and photos with the new smartphones after the press conference ends.
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