The HTC Desire, the Android phone billed as an enhanced version of the Google Nexus One that was the talk of the Mobile World Conference, has gone on pre-order with T-Mobile and Vodafone.
Touted as the de facto successor to the Google Nexus One, the Desire features the latest 2.1 version of Google’s operating system, an expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and a powerful 1Ghz Snapdragon processor for improved multi-tasking.
The Desire also offers microSD card support to allow users to expand storage space by up to 32GB, HTC’s social networking-optimised Sense user interface and a five megapixel camera with autofocus.
High-end specs aside, the forthcoming phone has garnered praise from tech sites for its build quality and eye-catching design.
HTC has employed similar techniques as those used by Apple for its MacBooks to fashion the Desire from a single piece of alluminium, with the sides of the handset coated in Teflon to prevent scratches.