the first time, it was because it had appeared in an internal TELUS inventory screen. Well, now it's getting a little bit more interesting, as a tipster has sent Mobile Syrup the first screen shot of the device. And, as some had suggested, the Triumph is indeed a rebranded version of HTC's Desire.
Tagged: HTC Sense
Verizon aren't exactly pulling any punches when it comes to their latest Android smartphone. Beating the CDMA Google Nexus One to the market, the Droid Incredible packs the current holy trinity of big screen, fast processor and high-resolution camera, together with the UI benefits of HTC Sense. Can it really live up to its boastful name, though?
HTC Incredible so far have pretty much left us convinced that its name is well-deserved, but if we needed any final persuasion then the full leaked spec sheet is easily sufficient. Acquired by BGR, the Verizon-sourced document - which lists the handset as the HTC Incredible ADR6300 - confirms the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch WVGA OLED touchscreen and 8GB of onboard storage. There's also an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, WiFi b/g/n, 512MB of both ROM and RAM and dualband EVDO Rev.A. The Incredible runs Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense UI, and measures in at 4.63 x 2.3 x 0.47 inches and weighs 4.59oz. All in all it's working out to be a great device, and we're wondering exactly who'll be plumping for the also-imminent Verizon Nexus One rather than picking up the better-spec'd Incredible. Last we heard, the HTC Incredible will arrive on Verizon come April 29th.
already knew Vodafone UK were planning to offer the HTC Desire sometime in April, but the company have just confirmed that preorders for the Android 2.1 smartphone are being taken from today. The Vodafone HTC Desire is expected to ship by April 8th, with the handset being offered from free on select monthly contracts.
HTC Desire, but the Android 2.1 smartphone is finally in our hands. Packing the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor as the Google Nexus One, but bearing the latest version of HTC's alluring Sense UI, the Desire has a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Flash Lite support and a 5-megapixel camera. The Desire is set to go on sale through UK carriers T-Mobile and Vodafone over the next few days - in fact T-Mobile are already shipping handsets out this weekend, with deliveries expected to begin on Monday - and with the Nexus One still not officially available in Europe there's a lot resting on this new device. First impressions are certainly positive; the display is just as bright and eye-catching as we know from the Nexus One, and Sense whips along on the 1GHz CPU. We'll be putting the HTC Desire through its paces over the weekend and expect to have the full review up next week. More photos plus first-impressions and a demo video (including Flash in the browser) over at SlashGear! HTC Desire unboxing video: [vms f7c5a0bf619f979c6cf3]
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]
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]