HTC Desire and Legend are the company's next-gen Androids

HTC Desire and Legend are the company's next-gen Androids
HTC today announced two new Android smartphones that we've seen in the unofficial space for months. As expected, the HTC Desire and HTC Legend are the new Android 2.1 smartphones of the company, featuring the revamped Sense user interface. In short, the new features of the interface include a new special screen that lets you overview all the home screen pages and easily pick one. Another novelty is the Friend Stream app, which aggregates updates of your friends' social profiles. It kind of looks like MOTOBLUR's happenings. The browser app is also slightly updated, letting you select certain text and run a quick Google search for it.

Now, the HTC Desire (aka Bravo) is something like HTC's Sense UI version of the Nexus One. It sports very similar specs, including the beautiful 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. For a smooth system performance, it has 576MB RAM and 512MB ROM, which sounds like more than enough. So, if you were into the Nexus One’s features, but also wanted HTC’s social-oriented Sense interface, we guess the Desire is what you’ve been dreaming of. It even has full Flash support so watching online video will be a seamless experience (we hope). The HTC Desire is a quad-band GSM and a dual-band 3G smartphone that will be available in Europe and Asia from early Q2. T-Mobile UK just announced it will offer the device starting March 26.

The HTC Legend is something else. It is the successor to the quite popular HTC Hero, sporting a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 600MHz processor and 384MB RAM / 512MB ROM. Many other great features are also available of course, such as a 5MP shooter. The HTC Legend also runs Android 2.1 (aka Éclair) with the updated Sense UI proudly on top of it. The Legend has been "machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame", which according to HTC has allowed them to make the device slightly smaller... um, okay, it's a good looker that's for sure. Being a dual-band 3G smartphone, the HTC Legend will be available in Europe (through Vodafone) in April, while other parts of the world will get it in early Q2.

Stay tuned for our hands-on experience with the HTC Desire and Legend live from the MWC!

HTC Desire Specifications
HTC Legend Specifications

source: HTC

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1. confessORdie

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 24, 2010

" it is sad to rely on 576MB RAM and 512MB ROM. So, if you were into the Nexus One’s features" that's sad?

12. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Everyone wants to be a comedian but only a few suceed.

2. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

..and they're both heading to at&t...kinda.....sorta................possibly.

3. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The HTC Desire is headed to Verizon formally called Incredible. HTC Legend is going to AT&T as it has GSM Radios in it. A revised version with a different shell will come to Sprint and Verizon later on. Both phones will be out Q2.

5. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

If the Desire is going to Verizon, that will officially end my waiting game. I was waiting for the Omnia II, then the Droid, then the Nexus, and I was going to go Nexus when it comes out on VZW, but the Desire is it. Based on what has been reported so far, I will sign on for that for 2 yrs. and be quite happy.

7. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

You are incorrect Sir, this is formally called the "Bravo" get your info right!

8. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

How do we know it is coming to Verizon? Everywhere I have looked don't show Verizon CDMA frequencies. I hope it does come to Verizon. I am ready for an upgrade. I am not trying to put what you are saying down, I just couldn't find where it is coming to VZW. I have been trying to confirm it.

9. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

These are the network Specs. I have found... Network – HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz Upload speed of up to 2 Mbps and download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

10. redmaxer

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

a similar speced phone call the incredible they are not the same exact phone, it will be revised and have a few lest features or feature because of vzw's likings.

11. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

yeah.. I think Verizon will get a version of the Desire/Bravo and it will be the Incredible. I could be way off though, I dunno. I guess we will know more tomorrow. It would be nice if something for Verizon was announced this week at MWC. I hope VZW gets a ballin' phone like this soon.

13. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Technically the Desire is a GSM handest, so this, technically, isn't going to Verizon. It's a completely different handset than what we saw w/ the Incredible, even if they have similar innards.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the bravo/desire is the HTC GSM variant of the Nexus One. The Incredible is the CDMA variant of the Nexus one. Both are very similar phones, they are just ment for different carriers.

21. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not actually sure what the name is, but as I have built chipsets for the device. Verizon will be getting it's own version of the Desire for they're network. Not sure on the name yet though as when I was visiting they're bellvue, Wa office I could not get much out of them. But looks like the device should have an April launch, which is basically a Nexus One with more memory, and Sense UI. We'll find out soon I guess once they settle on a name. Current Droids on Verizon will be moved downscale, and what confirms this is Verizon started BOGOing both droids as of today. Probably to move inventory, then once other Droid devices launch bring them in at the current price points. As of today you can now buy a Moto Droid and get another Motorola Droid for free. Not just the Eris anymore. I'll post back here if I get more info about the device.

4. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

i think i may open a second line just for this phone. i love my iphone but i find the htc founds very desirable.

6. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I'm drooling over that desire I hope @sinfulta is right an a version does come to Sprint. I'd pass on the legend simply because I have a hero and the lag kills me the next sense UI enabled phone I get hopefully has a 1Gz on board. Or maybe 2.1 clears up that problem.

14. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

what's up with the supersonic?that's the phone im waiting for.when is HTC or sprint going to make an official announcement?

20. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

wondering the same thing

15. j0nytn

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

i HIGHLY doubt the HTC Desire will come to Verizon. Verizon is already set to get the Nexus 1, which basically has the exact same features. if Verizon gets the phone it would be complete overkill. a more likely candidate will be AT&T all the other providers already have or plan on releasing major HTC phones (Supersonic,Nexus,HD2). and lets not forget that AT&T promised to carry some HTC handsets! although the Legend is great phone the specs hardly compare to the other new superphones that HTC has created. At&T needs a big popular overthetop smart phone from HTC and the Desire is likely it.

18. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

The Desire won't come to Verizon. Instead they will most likely get the Incredible. The Incredible will probably be a version of this phone. The Nexus One is only going to be available through Google. Verizon will want something they can sell in store (the Incredible). The Incredible will differ, just like the Desire, from the Nexus One with the Sense UI and new features like the friend stream app and being able to pinch and zoom on the home screen (they called it leap at the press event) and whatnot. During HTC's live press conference it was quoted, "A record number of mobile operators have confirmed to launch our new devices. HTC Desire has been accepted by almost every key carrier in every key country we work with. I'd like to welcome back Peter." That pretty much means the Desire or a version of the Desire will be out for most (if not all) the major service providers in most (if not all) the major countries. I think everyone is going to get some type of HTC love with this phone or versions of this phone. The Nexus One is old news now. You have to remember the Nexus One is GOOGLE'S phone made by HTC. The Desire (and incredible and future HTC phones) are HTC'S phones. The Nexus One made its splash and now everyone is moving on... That is until the Nexus 2 comes out!

19. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

I'm hoping with Verizon's new BOGO deal starting today they are trying to clear out some stock for upcoming phones... And I don't mean the devour. Hopefully the Incredible!

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

jonyth. VZW will get the incredible along with the nexus one. The desire/bravo will be going to Tmobile more than likely and maybe ATT. The phone in this pictures is the European variant, not the ATT variant. HTC and Google both have a strong partnership with Tmobile and release many phones with them. Id be suprized if somehow Tmobile got skipped for this phone. The Nexus one isnt sold IN STORES, its sold THROUGH GOOGLE, and therefor is not going to affect sales of the desire/incredible/bravo.


Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

Does anyone here know or if you phonearena if AT&T is going to carry any HTC ANDROID PHONES?

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