Earlier today HTC announced plans to bring the Desire to the US. Soon after, Cellular South announces its plans to release the Desire. It currently listed as “coming soon”, let’s just say expect to see it released sometime in August.
The HTC Desire features Android 2.1 with Sense UI laid on top. Lately, this phone has been a very hot seller in Europe and has been hard to keep in stock. It has similar specs to the Nexus One, they share the same 1GHZ Snapdragon, 3.7 inch AMOLED touch screen but the Desire has a slight bump in RAM. There is currently no price or exact release date set.
Full Press Release:
RIDGELAND, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cellular South, the nation’s largest privately held wireless communications provider, announced plans today to offer the HTC Desire™, one of the most advanced Android™-powered touchscreen smartphones in the world. The HTC Desire is one of several new Android-based smartphones the carrier plans to launch this year.
“This device takes Android to a whole new level with HTC Sense and a platform that optimizes the rich media experience for news, the mobile web, music and video applications.”
Featuring a superfast, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that encourages easy and seamless multi-tasking, the latest Android™ 2.1 platform and access to more than 70,000 applications on Android Market™, the Desire features the latest HTC Sense™ experience.
The device, which the company expects to bring to market this summer, will feature built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™ and Google Maps Navigation™ BETA with voice-aided, turn-by-turn directions. More details will be available soon on other features of the popular smartphone.
“We’re excited about adding the HTC Desire to our expanding line-up of Android-powered advanced touchscreen smartphones,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer of Cellular South. “This device takes Android to a whole new level with HTC Sense and a platform that optimizes the rich media experience for news, the mobile web, music and video applications.”
Following on the heels of Cellular South’s record-breaking introduction of its first Android-powered touchscreen smartphone and its recent announcement of plans to offer the Motorola Milestone this summer, the company is poised to become one of the leading providers of Android-powered smartphone devices to consumers and businesses. Cellular South was one of the first U.S. carriers last November to introduce an Android™-powered smartphone with its launch of the HTC Hero™.
Pricing and Availability
The HTC Desire is expected to be available for sale online at www.cellularsouth.com and in Cellular South retail stores soon. For more information or to sign up to be among the first to receive the Android-powered HTC Desire advanced touchscreen smartphone, visit http://budurl.com/CSDesire. No final retail price has been set yet for the device.
- To make owning the Desire an even better experience, Cellular South has the industry’s best value for smartphones with its Smartphone Unlimited plan – the only one of its kind in the nation – that makes the enriched user experience more accessible to individuals, families and businesses. For only $59.98 a month per line for two lines, customers can talk, text, access the Web, and e-mail on the smartest network for smartphones without worrying about counting minutes, megabtyes or surprise bills.
- With better coverage, fewer dropped calls and more 3G high-speed data services than its competitors, Cellular South is the smartest place to get Android smartphones and offers the best mobile broadband experience for the HTC Desire.
Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc. HTC Hero is a trademark of HTC Corporation.
About Cellular South
Cellular South is a privately-owned diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation’s largest privately owned wireless communications carrier accomplishes this goal by providing the most reliable and advanced 3G nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading smartphone devices and accessible flat rate plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information about Cellular South and its products and services, as well as its ground-breaking Cellular South Original user generated programming, visit www.cellularsouth.com. This news release and other announcements are available at http://www.cellularsouth.com/news/.