HTC had been making a strong impression of having their phones sturdy (Aluminum unibody) and solid without trading off the phones lightweight. HTC Desire without a doubt has the classy look. Strong hardware built-up, HTC sense and Gingerbread on-board complete the concuction to have us wanting for it.
Here are its features:
- Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
- 3.7 " 16M color capacitive S-LCD touchscreen 480 x 800 pixels
- Android 2.3 vOS Gingerbread with HTC Sense
- 1 Ghz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset
- 768 MB RAM and 1.1 GB ROM
- 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
- WIFI/ Bluetooth/ USB
- DivX/XviD support
- Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
- Gorilla Glass display
- HTCSense.com integration
- Front Camera for video calling
- GPS with A-GPS
- HTC portable hotspot
What I like about this phone is the HTCSense integration. The exclusive site back up for your contact and messages. It can even locate your phone if it got stolen, lock it and delete all the data in it remotely.
Another interesting feature is the HTC locations aside from the Google Maps installed included in the package of Android OS. Now what is it in Location that Google Maps doesn't have? It can calculate routes even when offline after caching maps or from downloaded map (yes, you can download offline maps with HTC Locations for free). Below are images of using HTC navigation with 2D and 3D view.
With the introduction of dual core phones in the market and setting the bar higher, HTC Desire can only place itself after those superphones. Nonetheless, this phone is hard to be ignored with its 768 RAM boosted by 1 Ghz CPU. However, HTC is already on its way of introducing its superphones –EVO 3D and SENSATION 4G. I can't wait how this two perform in the specs fight of the dual-cores.
Demo of HTC Desire interface: