HTC’s most eagerly awaited high-end HTC Desire Smartphone is now available in India for about Rs. 27,000 from Tata DoCoMo. The HTC Desire Smartphone is powered by Android v2.1 Eclair mobile operating system and is armed with Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1-GHz processor besides boasting a large 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display.
As an exclusive promotional offer, the Tata DoCoMo is also offering 500 MB of data per month free for a initial period of 6 months to all its post-paid customers in India.
Also known as HTC Bravo in some markets where it is sold, the new HTC Desire Smartphone boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame and is powered by Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and features newly enhanced HTC Sense user interface with exciting new features.
The HTC Sense user interface revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by HTC viz. Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected which continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense user interface build in HTC Legend Smartphone.
The enhanced HTC Sense introduces a new HTC application and widget called HTC Friend Stream which seamlessly integrate all of user’s social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates, making it easier than ever to focus on what friends are doing as well as to view the images and links that they share.
The enhanced HTC Sense user interface also introduces broad improvements to applications including the browser, email client, IMs and others and includes a new newsreader application and widget, as well as a new seven-screen ‘Leap’ thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens.
Expected to be available during April 2010, the HTC Desire Smartphone GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and HSDPA 900/2100 Mhz network ready handset, equipped with 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor and is powered by Google’s latest Android v2.1 (Eclair) mobile OS. It also features Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto-power-turn-off and feature a brand new optical joystick, surrounded by a narrow button replaces the traditional trackball improving usability without interrupting its unique design.
The HTC Desire comes with 512-MB ROM and 576-MB internal RAM and offers microSD card support of upto 32-GB expandable memory and it features a 3.7 inch, 480 x 800 pixels AMOLED hi-resolution LED backlit Capacitive Touchscreen display.
Weighing only 135 gms, the HTC Desire Smartphone measures 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm and includes a 5.0 Megapixel Auto Focus camera with built-in LED flash, Face Detection and Geo-tagging capability offering maximum 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution. The camera also allows video recording in 800 x 480 pixels resolution @ 24fps.
The HTC Desire offers exhaustive data connectivity options including WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN, GPRS class 10, EDGE class 10 (236.8 kbps), Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP wireless connection with FTP and OPP file transfer capabilities, 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps, 3G HSUPA 2Mbps connection and microUSB 2.0 for wired connectivity.
Android powered 3G ready HTC Desire Smartphone also features stereo FM radio with RDS, MP2 audio player MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA formats, video media player supporting MP4, H.263/H.264 abd WMV9 formats. The handset offers Dolby Mobile Surround sound enhancement and sports 3.5mm audio out port.
Other features of HTC Desire Smartphone includes built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support, Digital Compass, Java MIDP 2.0 support, a dedicated key for search application and is Adobe Flash 10.1 ready. It also includes applications such as Google search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, and Google Picasa, full HTML browser, Email with push email and IM clients, besides dedicated application for social networking including Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.
HTC Desire Smartphone comes with powerful 1400 mAh standard Li-ion battery that can provide upto 6.5 hours of talk time and 340 hours of standby time on 2G network and would be available in Brown and Silver colors for an estimated street price of Rs. 29,000 with one year warranty.
HTC has also announced that HTC Desire Smartphone in addition to HTC Legend Smartphone and HTC Wildfire Smartphone will get Android 2.2 (FROYO) update in September 2010.
Price and Avialability
The HTC Desire Smartphone is already available with major online retailers in India for Rs. 27,000 with 4-GB memory card free. Tata DoCoMo is also offering 500 MB of data per month free with this handset for a initial period of 6 months to all its post-paid customers in India.