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HTC Desire to follow the Motorola Droid for Verizon

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HTC Desire to follow the Motorola Droid for Verizon
Earlier this month when Verizon and Google had their PR event, the Google CEO was seen holding a HTC device with the Verizon logo. It was thought to be the HTC Hero, but will in fact be the HTC Desire. The device will launch sometime after the big Motorola Droid event on the 28th, but no one seems to know for certain if the Desire will make it out before the end of '09. BGR now has a new picture of the HTC Desire with it running the Sense UI. We've slightly adjusted the brightness of image so you can make out more of the phone, including the 3 buttons on the bottom.


HTC Desire Preliminary Specifications


source: BGR


HTC Desire to follow the Motorola Droid for Verizon
HTC Desire to follow the Motorola Droid for Verizon


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


Heads up. The 28th is not the launch of the Droid but of the Storm 2. Droid launches on the 7th of November!!!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 16:13

2. jtm1208 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)


they are referring to when the droid is showcased, not when it is available for sale

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 16:16

3. smimi15 (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Apr 2008)


I believe your mother is being showcased that day also.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:30

9. vzwrepildo (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


Droid is scheduled sometime in nov there is not a release date as of yet

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 18:36

13. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


No there is a hard date now... My ASM got it this morning

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 18:47

14. vzwrepildo (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


If your talking about the holiday e-mail we got then it doesnt say a official date in that e-mail. What region are you from ?

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 19:19

16. VZDUBREP (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Oct 2009)


Yea. I too work for Verizon Wireless (call center) and we have had the chance to play with the Droid in the center however there is no official launch date. We have an official hands on training for this device, BB storm 2, and others next week. So it wont be launching till November.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 19:45

17. vzwrepildo (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


Thank you ..we have a training coming up this week as well for Q4 devices

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:18

7. C_H (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Oct 2009)


Everyone's already given you their opinion, now STFU and just choose one

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:11

5. oddmanout (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Can this phone look anymore like a sprint hero? Or does sprint have exclusivity to hero? and thats why verizon is coming out with something exactly the same just renamed and a pinch different?

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:19

8. C_H (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Oct 2009)


HTC lookalikes are not uncommon, it's just the way HTC makes phones

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:15

6. vnewton09 (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Jul 2009)


I gotta have this phone!!! I hope it gets released around the same time as the Droid.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:57

11. johnolesen (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


this is actually going to be called the Eris.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 18:51

15. biggles (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Well, it has the same guts, but it's not the same phone. It's somewhat different than Sprint's Hero what with the soft keys and call/end buttons, and it's infinitely better than the ugly chinned Euro/World model that apparently AT&T will be getting early next year. If I was with AT&T and learned that was the first Android phone I'd have to wait that long for, I'd be signing with another carrier right now. Not sure why Sprint had to retain the Hero name with something largely different on the outside. Glad to see Verizon renamed there's.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 21:07

18. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


they look the same but they are different in alot of ways i bet. it might have a better processor or something. its a different phone so why would they name it hero if its a new phone. also i liked the chin, it made the hero unique. the euro version looked cool. i hate that at&t is going to get that one but life is life. i hope htc can make a new phone more unique, i dont like the touch sensitive buttons at all. the solid looking like steel buttons on the front of the original hero was great. the perfect phone would be the touch pro 2 keyboard with htc heros buttons chin with or without, dont really care, sense ui, android, and a snapdragon processor.

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 21:53

19. VZWbeatsSprint (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Oct 2009)


When the HTC Touch Pro2 came 2 AT&T it was renamed the Tilt II. Same thing with the Touch Diamond2 and the Pure.

posted on 23 Oct 2009, 00:20

20. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Why give him a negative?

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