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HTC Desire, Legend, and HD mini coming April 12th

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HTC Desire, Legend, and HD mini coming April 12th
Spring is going to end up being one cheery time for the many people who are excited about the recent announcements that HTC made during MWC. Aside from the wintery weather still lingering on, we're sure that many people out there are looking forward to the warmer weather accompanying spring – still there is better news with some of HTC's handsets going live some time around then. The HTC Desire, Legend, and HD Mini made one of the biggest headlines during MWC's center stage – all are expected to be available through Expansys starting on April 12. They're going for £419.99 ($656), £399.99 ($625), and £349.99 ($547) respectively. Although it'll be some time before you see the handset get shipped, you can expect to be guaranteed a handset if you buy now. The next thing you'll know is that spring is right around the corner and you can be one of the first to get your hands on one of HTC's latest handsets. These devices won't be cheap in any way, so just expect to save up a good amount if you want to be the first in your block to be holding one.

HTC Desire Specifications | Hands-on
HTC Legend Specifications | Hands-on
HTC HD Mini Specifications | Hands-on

source: Expansys, more, more

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. Steven58 (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)


Why does Europe get everything first? I HATE them! ;)

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 12:57

2. corporateJP (Posts: 1287; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Whatever...you see one HTC phone, you've seen them all.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 13:04

3. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 143; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)


True, but they seem to outshine the competition.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 13:07

4. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)


Now that's just dumb. How do they have any less diversity than any other brand? They have WinMo and Android, keyboard, no keyboard, big, small. Tell us who is more diverse and how. Not Blackberry. Not Palm. Some brands might have more models, but it's usually just more crap.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 13:18

5. corporateJP (Posts: 1287; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


They all look the same, open your eyes. I don't question processor speeds or operating systems. But they all have the same cheap plastic casing with buttons and trackballs in the same place. Try for a little diversity. Now you're just dumb.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 14:00

8. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)


Really? The Imagio, Nexus One, Touch Pro, Eris/Hero, Ozone/Dash, HD2, Legend and Touch Pro all look the same? They all have trackballs? They all have the same construction? If by "same" you mean "significantly different" then, yeah, you're right, they're all the same. Again, what manufacturer do you think has more diversity other than the low-end crap phones. You're stupid.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 14:42

10. SellPhones82 (Posts: 384; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Well since the Legend uses an aluminum unibody they don't all have the same cheap casing. Also it uses a new optical trackball instead. And here is how they are made... http://www.intomobile.com/2010/02/18/a-look-at-how-the-htc-legends-aluminum-unibody-takes-shape. html

posted on 27 Mar 2010, 08:21

19. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


they are all the same...get over it. legend finally breaks that pattern

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 13:21

6. electro.livin (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 Feb 2010)


so is this phone(htc desire) better than the nexus one??? I like the fact that it comes with an FM radio built in, thats gotta be a first for an android phone, and for someone like me who actually listens to fm radio on a phone whilst working this is a deffinate plus. I will be very interested in the reviews of this phone

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 21:59

15. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


technically the Moto Cliq has an FM radio chip, but for some reason its not activated. Modders have been trying to get it to work for some time :)

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 13:53

7. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


I never trust Expansys release dates

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 14:18

9. electro.livin (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 Feb 2010)


However....the one thing that puts me off buying HTC phones is that in 6 months time they bring out a new version of the phone you paid a whole load of money for, and everything about it is better. my current phone is the HTC Touch HD. I wanted that phone so bad I went on a 2 year contract with orange as soon as it came out, and what happened in 6 months? they brought out the HD2, which left my phone dead in the water. Which is one of the reasons why the iphone is so appealing, because although they have brought out new versions of the iphone, its still basically the same, and they bring out updates for it which works on all models.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 15:34

11. herbiederb (Posts: 275; Member since: 28 Jan 2010)


I bet you wont get an Iphone next.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 15:35

12. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)


So you are upset that they keep improving their products? Or you think they are intentionally conspiring to gradually release available technology so as to generate designed obsolesence? Why is your HD dead in the water? It's no more dead in the water than the iPhone. Or would you rather have a phone that has barely improved, just because there is mothing markedly better by the same manufacturer?

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 16:05

13. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Yeah, you gotta be happy with what you got, or pay more for annual upgrades and save up. Theres no way you're gonna keep up with the technology in this market.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 22:01

16. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the reason why the iphone is so UNappealing to me is that its barely changed in 3 years, which means its 3 years behind the curve LOL. Just get the best for your needs and dont worry about the 6 month cycle of phones. Geesh, you will never keep up unless you like to blow like 600 every 6 months just to say you have the "top phone" at the moment.. LOL.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 20:26

14. D3VR04 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Does anyone know if i purchase the Desire from Expansys will it work in the US (ATT or Tmobile?), and if so will it be edge only or 3G/HSPA?

posted on 19 Feb 2010, 06:28

17. mulda71 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


nice story about spring and warm weather. how much more fluff can you add to a "story?" This article could have been written in one sentence.

posted on 14 Dec 2010, 17:22

20. Blackberry Playbook Guru (unregistered)


Why is it that every mobile company has to outdo the next, we are never going to settle with these phones, we are always going to be one step behind our own hopes for technology. Although I think we have plateaued with the blackberry playbook in all its glory.

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