HTC at MWC: Legend, Desire, HD mini

HTC at MWC: Legend, Desire, HD mini

Summary: HTC has launched a trio of new smartphones featuring its Sense user interface: two run Android 2.1 and the third is a Windows phone.

TOPICS: MWC, Reviews, Smartphones

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  • HTC has launched three new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Android 2.1-based Legend (left) and Desire (centre) both feature a new enhanced version of HTC's Sense user interface. Among other enhancements, the new Sense UI includes a application and widget called HTC Friend Stream that aggregates services like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr into a single update flow.

    The third new phone is a Windows Mobile 6.5 device called the HD mini (right). It's a compact version of the large-screen HTC HD2.


  • HTC Legend

    Operating system Android 2.1 with HTC Sense
    Screen size 3.2in.
    Screen type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
    Screen resolution 320 x 480
    Keyboard/keypad on-screen only
    Dimensions 56.3mm x 112mm x 11.5mm
    Weight 126g
    Connectivity GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz), GPRS, HSPA
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
    Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
    GPS yes
    Main camera 5 megapixels
    Front-facing camera no
    CPU 600MHz
    Memory 384MB RAM, 512MB ROM
    Expansion slot microSD
    Battery capacity 1300mAh
    Standby/talk time 440h/490min
    Availability April 2010


  • The Legend, which is made from a single aluminium block, replaces the standard trackball with an optical joystick. Other features include an accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors, ringer volume lowering when the phone is picked up and ringer muting when it's face-down. The device recharges and connects to a PC via Micro-USB and the headset jack is a 3.5mm unit.


Topics: MWC, Reviews, Smartphones


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