HTC Announces The HTC Legend And HTC Desire

The HTC press conference just got over, and the company definitely lived up to its tagline of Quietly Brilliant. The company has launched 2 new Android based handsets namely HTC Desire and HTC Legend. The HTC Legend is the successor of the highly popular HTC Hero.

The phone is made up of a single block of aluminum. The phone runs on Android 2.1, and uses an updated version of Sense UI. The phone has a 3.2 inch AMOLED Capacitive touch screen, along with an optical trackpad. The phone also features a Qualcomm MSM7227 600Mhz Processor. The phone has 384MB of RAM and 512Mb of ROM. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS and a 5mp camera, are all present.

According to Drew “Legend is one continuous smooth surface. It’s machined out of single block of aluminum. You could say it’s carved. The body is the frame, the frame is the body. Legend is extremely solid.”


The HTC Desire (formerly Bravo) is similar to Google Nexus One. It features a 3.7 inch AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution, along with an optical trackpad. The HTC Legend has 576Mb of RAM, and 512Mb of ROM. Like the Legend, the HTC Desire also runs on Android 2.1 and uses the latest version of Sense UI. The web browser has pinch to zoom, and text reflow to fix the given text on the screen. HTC Desire will be the first phone on the market with Flash 10.1 support out of the box. HTC Desire, like HTC Legend has a 5mp camera with a LED Flash along with the usual Wi-Fi, and GPS. The Legend also features a Digital Compass.

Both, the HTC Legend and HTC Desire will be available in April 2010.

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