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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  • 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.


  • HTC Desire

    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.


Topics: MWC, Reviews, Smartphones


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