HTC has decided to take the fight to Apple by releasing the HTC Desire; it has a giant 3.7inch AMOLED touch display and boasts their HTC Sense technology, they have decided to run the phone on Android which is a wise decision as they have combined it with a powerful 1GHz processor to create a sonic speed performance. The Desire supports 3G and WI Fi; it has a 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth and sports a digital camera on the back.
HTC has steered away from the metallic design which makes the Legend look so spectacular and gone for a more subtle, plastic approach; it maintains that HTC sleekness and feels very nice to handle, the WVGA display looks beautiful and vibrant, and the Desire has a very tight waistline measuring at 11.9mm. the camera is digital and has a 5 mega pixel lens; it has flash, auto focus, face detection and widescreen capture, photos come out clean, clear and colours are represented very nicely, videos are shot in high resolution and can be uploaded to various sharing sites including social networks and YouTube. The HTC Sense overlay is very perceptive and delivers a premium Smartphone experience, the touch screen has been made with capacitive technology meaning you get full multi touch control, the screen is so receptive and the processor so powerful, you find yourself shuttling through screens and applications at rocket speeds. The clever overlay allows you to completely customise your own Desire experience, you can customise the background add and remove widgets on you home screen, you can place take advantage of the News application too; feeding the articles you want straight to your screen, sports, world events or local news articles.
HTC has SNS, e-mail and IM sorted with the People application; it enables you to collect groups of friends or family together and surface them for quick easy communication, messaging, calling, e-mail or you can just check out there latest social network activity. All of your own social network management has also been made easier; an application called FriendStream gathers all interactions from sites like Facebook Twitter and Flickr and collects all wall posts, updates, tweets, messages, photos and links into one easy to follow stream. The Desire has so many little technological wonders to talk about, including the Leap feature which thumbnails your home screen panels, there is the set of proximity sensors and the G-sensor which recognise when you have picked up the phone and politely lowers the ringer volume, and if you decide you don’t want to speak to the caller you can place the Desire face down to completely silence the ringer. The web browser is brilliant; it supports multi touch so zooming and scrolling is very easy and the Adobe Flash player enables the phone to perfectly render flash saturated web pages and play flash videos. The phone boasts reliable connections to the internet with Wi Fi and 3G connectivity; they both deliver a high speed connection and are very consistent.
With the Desire being powered by Android you get loads of Android perks, this means loads of Google services; these services include Google Maps which works in collaboration with the A-GPS to get you from A-B and stop you from getting lost. the Android OS also enables you access to the Android Market, which is home to loads of downloadable apps, games and themes for you to shape your own user experience with.
The HTC Desire boasts tons of intuitive technology but have they done enough to combat Apple with there iPhone Legacy? HTC are delivering an advanced Smartphone experience to you via an amazing, capacitive AMOLED touch screen, the screen is responsive and the phone runs like a beauty, fast and effective. For an alternative to the iPhone 3GS get the HTC Desire!