The HTC Desire, a popular Android (2.1) phone released shortly after its predecessor, the Legend, became a hit after being leaked in late 2009 and eventually introduced to market in Early 2010. Although initially only offered outside of the United States, the Desire ultimately became available in the USA after a few months wait.
While being very similar to a popular sibling phone, the HTC Nexus One, the Desire is appealing in its own right. Internally, many of the specs are the same: a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (which seems to be the go to processor as of late), a 5MP camera that features a single LED flash (a much needed feature missing on many hi-end camera enabled phones), and 512MB ROM. Notably, internal RAM has been bumped up an additional 64MB on the Desire, bringing 512MB to 576MB. Storage capacity within the phone is possible via a microSD card (up to 32GB supported, and the device ships with an 8GB card). Other common features include EVDO Rev. A, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. The Desire also sports some new external features, including a set of physical navigation buttons and an optical track pad. A 3.7″ screen with 800 x 480 resolution can be found on the phone, and while the earlier version of the Desire included a Samsung AMOLED screen, the US version contains Sony’s SLDC screen. This is due supply and demand issues.
In the United States, at this time, the HTC Desire could quite possibly be considered US Cellular’s flagship Android product. Aside from Samsung’s comparable Mesmerize smartphone, the only other offering is the lower-end Samsung Acclaim.
Newly announced in September 2010 are two new Desire phones, The Desire Z and the Desire HD.The Desire HD has a bright 4.3″ LCD display and includes Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound. An 8MP camera is capable of night photography with a dual-flash. The Desire HD also includes a brand new 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. The Desire Z contains an 800MHz CPU, a MP camera with automatic flash, and a new ‘pop hinge’ accessible keyboard.
In addition to the new phones, HTC delivers a whole new Sense experience with and updated Sense, and HTCSense.com – a set of HTC connected services.
Engadget.com: HTC Desire review
androidcentral.com: HTC Desire review (U.S. Cellular version)
HTC.com: HTC Unveils HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z with new HTC SENSE and HTCSense.com