Tagged: HTC Desire
HTC Desire or the varied hues available for the HTC Wildfire? We caught up with UK retailer The Carphone Warehouse today, and they let us in on the fact that HTC has prepped two special editions just for them. Coming to shelves in time for the holiday season are a new, white HTC Desire and a silver HTC Wildfire. The HTC rep we spoke to said this was something of a departure for the company - usually they just prepare an initial range of colors and that's it - but certainly we're glad they did. The white Desire is particularly appealing, and in the absence of a white iPhone 4 we reckon there'll be plenty of smartphone buyers keen to cross over to Android from iOS. No word on specific availability, but the new models will be the same prices as their regular counterparts: usually from free with a new agreement. [gallery]
pushing out Froyo for the Droid Incredible, the UK carrier has announced a delay in getting the update ROM from HTC. As such, the Android 2.2 update for the Orange HTC Desire now isn't expected to be released until mid-September 2010. Orange hasn't given any specific reasons for the delay, but does insist that it's nothing to do with the carrier's own services on the handset.
HTC Desire fans here at Android Community, and so it comes as great news to hear that U.S. Cellular have finally got around to selling the smartphone in the US. Hitherto Europe/Asia only, the Desire is priced at $199.95 after a mail-in rebate and presuming a new, two-year agreement; it's not available on prepaid plans. The actual model is the so-called Super LCD variant that HTC switched to producing after facing ongoing AMOLED panel shortages. Otherwise it's the same as we've seen before, so you get a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, HTC Sense interface, Android 2.1, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and an 8GB microSD card in the box.