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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.
Operating system Android 2.1 with HTC Sense Screen size 3.7in. Screen type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Screen resolution 480 x 800 Keyboard/keypad on-screen only Dimensions 60mm x 119mm x 11.9mm Weight 135g 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 1GHz Memory 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM Expansion slot microSD Battery capacity 1400mAh Standby/talk time 340h/400min Availability early Q2 2010
The Desire, which is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, also has an optical joystick. The fast CPU and large 3.7in. screen inevitably lower the battery life estimates compared to the Legend (despite a bigger 1,400mAh battery): talk time of 400 versus 490 minutes and standby of 340 versus 440 hours.