#MWC10: HTC Desire (Bravo), Legend and HD mini officially announced
HTC has just unveiled its first products at MWC 2010 – three new smartphones: two based on Android and one based on Windows Mobile (not Windows Phone 7 Series, unfortunately).
As its name suggests, the HTC Desire is, indeed, a handset that you will desire after seeing it and checking its features out. The Desire runs Android 2.1 and is presented by HTC as “the richest way to visually experience news, friends, photos, favorite places and whatever else is important on a mobile phone.”
The new handset features HTC Sense, a 3.7 inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen display, HSPA, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, optical joystick, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, 3.5mm headset jack, and a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash and HD video recording. As you can see, the Desire is pretty much a Google Nexus One with a different design and without Google’s branding.
HTC Desire / Bravo will be available across Europe and Asia starting early Q2 2010. Telstra will offer it in Australia. No word yet if it’s headed to Verizon, as rumored, but HTC should make a CDMA version of it for this to happen.
Moving on, the HTC Legend is (as we’ve already seen) the successor of HTC Hero.
Like the HTC Desire, the Legend has an optical joystick and Android 2.1 with HTC Sense. Its case is “machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame.” The handset features: 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, HSPA, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 600MHz processor, 384MB RAM, 512MB ROM , 3.5mm headset jack, and a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash.
HTC Legend will be first available in Europe via Vodafone (customized “with pre-loaded Vodafone 360 Internet services”), starting April.
Finally, we have the HTC HD mini – we told you it’s coming at MWC.
The HD mini is a more affordable HTC HD2, featuring Windows Mobile 6.5.3, a new version of HTC Sense, 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels, HSDPA, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, 384MB RAM, 512MB ROM, and a 600MHz CPU.
Major European and Asian markets will get the HTC HD mini starting April. Its price was not announced, but it shouldn’t be a high one.