HTC Desire

August US launch for HTC Desire confirmed

August US launch for HTC Desire confirmed

HTC has announced that their Desire smartphone - aka the Nexus One with HTC Sense - will indeed be getting a launch in the US.  As of August, according to the company's official Twitter account, the Desire will debut on "select regional operators", though they're withholding details until closer to the launch.

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HTC’s AMOLED Legend display botching grayscale?

HTC’s AMOLED Legend display botching grayscale?

AMOLED screens have once again come in for attention over concerns regarding image quality, as Tweakers took two HTC Legends into the lab to demonstrate the issues they have displaying grayscale correctly.  The Legend - shown here snuggling with an Apple iPod touch and an HTC Hero - apparently proved unable to show regular grayscale, instead offering up a range of muted pinks, grays, greens and browns.

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HTC Vision Android QWERTY phone tipped, plus HTC LED and Glacier

HTC Vision Android QWERTY phone tipped, plus HTC LED and Glacier

We've been pestering HTC for a hardware-QWERTY blessed high end Android smartphone for some time now, and that needling might have come to fruition.  Mention of the HTC Vision - along with the HTC LED and HTC Glacier - has been found buried in the company's website, complete with a profile that basically sounds like the HTC Desire only with a hardware 'board.

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Nexus One Android 2.2 update imminent; HTC Sense versions in 2H 2010

Nexus One Android 2.2 update imminent; HTC Sense versions in 2H 2010

Google weren't shy about confirming Android 2.2 Froyo's star features at Google IO yesterday, but definitive timescales about when Android-addicts (other than developers) could actually get their hands on the OS were in short supply.  That's beginning to slowly change, with the official Google IO Twitter account announcing that the Nexus One would get Froyo in the "next few weeks".  As for other manufacturers, so far only HTC have stepped up with their plan.

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The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 28th 2010

Middle of the week again, so we've got enough news to get you through the rest of your night, before you rest your eyes and hit the tail-end of the work week. We're happy to have you here with us for another edition of the Daily Slash, and we hope we can keep you awake long enough to reach the end. First up, in the Best of R3, the HTC Desire's been rooted, looks like a certain online publication is going on the offensive, and does Windows Phone 8 already exist? In the Dredge 'Net, we've got a temperature-sensitive coffee cup, the BlackBerry Partners need Super Apps, and a touch-sensitive faucet that needs to be seen to be believed.

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The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

Welcome to the most recent hump day edition of the Daily Slash. It's the middle of the week and we're sure you're pining to get your feet firmly planted to the end of the week, but until we get there, at least you've got us. Tonight's edition is pretty lengthy, at least in one part, but we promise it's worth it. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a whole laundry list of new devices from Dell, then iPads being used in the medical field, and finally a huge piece of bad news for the HTC Hero. And then in the dredge 'net, we've got Android running on the iPhone, a washing machine, and then Microsoft pitching some live TV ideas.

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HTC Desire hits Vodafone April 8th

HTC Desire hits Vodafone April 8th

Keen on an HTC Desire and insisting on Vodafone UK as your network of choice?  The carrier has just told us that preorders for the Android 2.1 smartphone are being taken from today, with shipments expected on April 8th.  As we predicted, the Desire is available from free on select monthly contracts; £30 ($45) per month (for 23 months) gets you the Desire plus 900 minutes (if ordered online), unlimited SMS and a 500MB data allowance.

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Black Edition HTC Desire hits Orange UK late April

Black Edition HTC Desire hits Orange UK late April

Remember the black version of the HTC Desire spotted on Amazon earlier this month?  At the time we wondered if it was just a copy and paste job from the HTC 2010 roadmap that we saw leaked earlier in the year, back when the smartphone was known as the HTC Bravo, but now it turns out the color variant will be getting a commercial release.  Orange UK spokesperson Connor Maples has tweeted that the carrier will have "an exclusive Black Edition" of the Desire from the end of April.

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HTC Desire Review

HTC Desire Review

The HTC Desire is the company's second-strike in what they hope will be a one-two sucker punch for the Android competition. Following on from the excellent HTC Legend, the Desire borrows plenty from Google's Nexus One but packages it with HTC Sense for arguably better out-of-the-box usability. It makes for a tricky argument, however; HTC manufacture both smartphones, and have been accused by some of purposefully building the Desire to a price by snipping away at the spec sheet. We've got two questions, then: is the HTC Desire any good, and does it hold its own against the Google Nexus One? To find out, check the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC Desire Unboxing [Video]

HTC Desire Unboxing [Video]

While the HTC Legend was a shiny, unibody wonder, the undoubtable star of Mobile World Congress last month was the HTC Desire. Instantly dubbed "the Nexus One with Sense", the Android 2.1 smartphone has just arrived on the SlashGear doorstep demanding its unboxing video privileges. Who are we to turn down a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 5-megapixel camera? Check out the unboxing, plus a first-look comparison with the Nexus One, after the cut.

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T-Mobile UK get HTC Desire and SE XPERIA X10

T-Mobile UK get HTC Desire and SE XPERIA X10

Looks like late-March or early April 2010 is going to be interesting if you're torn between large touchscreen Android smartphones.  T-Mobile UK have thrown their hat into the ring with Vodafone, offering up both the HTC Desire and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 with deliveries expected to kick off at the very beginning of next month.

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HTC Desire spotted rocking silver chassis [Video]

HTC Desire spotted rocking silver chassis [Video]

Love the HTC Desire but not feeling the standard brown casing that we've seen up until now?  Your luck is in: a silver version of the Snapdragon-based Android handset has been spotted over in the Netherlands, where it's already up for pre-order.  Both devices are functionally identical, beyond the brighter casing on the silver model.

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