Back in June, we reported
that regional carrier U.S. Cellular would be offering the HTC Desire. Today, the mobile operator announced that it will launch the Desire on August 27th. Following up on the previous release of the Samsung Acclaim, the Desire will double the number of phones using the open source OS available to the carrier's customers. By the end of the year, U.S. Cellular says it will have launched 5 Android handsets with the Samsung Galaxy S expected to be released in October, followed by two LG produced phones. As for the reason why U.S. Cellular is focusing on Android, the carrier's VP of sales and marketing operations, Edward Perez, said, "With 160,000 Android-powered phones activated each day, there’s no question that they are among the hottest phones on the market right now,” he continued, "For us, it’s not just about delivering this array of cutting-edge phones that our customers want and deserve. We also have their backs with industry-first, customer-focused programs, like Overage Protection and Battery Swap. We love making our customers’ lives easier."
The HTC Desire features the typical specs seen on recent launches of high-end Android phones. With a speedy 1GHz Snapdragon processor under the hood, a 3.7 inch display and a 5MP camera with AF and flash, the model is powered by Android 2.1
. The phone comes pre-installed with a number of U.S. Cellular's applications such as My Contacts Backup, City ID, Tone Room Deluxe and Navigator Deluxe. Pricing information was not made available in the carrier's press release.HTC Desire Specifications
source: U.S.Cellular via AndroidGuys