HTC Desire Overview

HTC Desire

HTC Desire

The HTC Desire is the latest in a long line of Android powered phones developed by HTC.

Following on from the highly successful HTC G2, the HTC Desire was the first Android phone to feature the Android 2.1 Eclair firmware (now upgradeable to Android 2.2 Froyo) running alongside HTC's impressive Sense User Interface.

The HTC Desire is powered by a powerful powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm which makes navigating the handsets slick graphical menus effortless and extremely quick.

The HTC Desire is a purely touchscreen display and will include a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5.0 mega-pixel camera (capable of video capture of 720p), along with a 1,400mAh battery, and the usual WiFi, Bluetooth and MicroUSB connectivity.

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HTC Desire Specification

  • Weight: 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery
  • CPU: 1 GHz
  • Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: Up to 400 mins
  • Standby time: GSM: Up to 340 hours
  • Camera: 5 megapixel, Face detection capability, Auto focus and flash
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Facebook integration
  • Friend Stream
  • Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter
  • Video sharing on YouTube
  • HTC Peep for twittering
  • Display: AMOLED capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • Size: 3.7 inches
  • Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA
  • Operating System: Android 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense
  • ROM: 512 MB
  • RAM: 576 MB
  • microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) Supports up to 32 GB
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G: Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed / Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Tethering: Internet sharing through USB
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate / A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • FM Radio
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Google Maps
  • HTC Footprints

HTC Desire Video

Here's a video of the HTC Desire in action demonstrating the slick and fast HTC Sense UI, along with the new and improved features of the latest Android 2.1 Eclair software.

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  1. John Milgrew says:

    excellent phone , easy to use BUT battery life abysmal . Charged every night as advised ,still no joy . Carphone warehouse guy closed down just about everything useful to extend battery life ,and installed app killer still battery didn’t last the working day .Finally resorted to buying spare battery .

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