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Apr 21, 2010
Market status
Release date
Sep 1, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: U.S. Cellular, Alltel


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  • Low pixel density screen (252 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (384 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • No front-facing camera




The CDMA version of HTC Desire carries features as 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.7 inch AMOLED WVGA display, and HTC's Sense interface over Android 2.1

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2, 2.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.69 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches (119 x 60 x 11.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Optical Mouse (Touchpad)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control


  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 252 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 54.57 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Recording format:
      • 3GP


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7627A
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 200 (enhanced)
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 384 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 5.7 days (136 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar (Unlimited entries), Alarm, Calculator, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 200
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