16 February 2010 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
HTC announces Legend, HD Mini and Desire smartphones - Esato Special
16 February 2010
The Legend and Desire are Android devices while HD Mini is running on Windows Mobile 6.5. HTC also promised several more handsets running Windows Mobile 7 later this year.
The HTC Desire is should not be a stranger to those possessing a Google Nexus One. As it is HTC that's manufacturing the Nexus One. Hardware differences is said to be the optical joystick on Desire instead of the trackball found on Nexus One. Desire has a 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive WVGA display. And it is running on Android OS 2.1. HTC Sense which is HTC user experience are running on top of the operating system on all three devices.
HTC Legend is made of a single aluminium block into a compact frame. Kind of iPhone looking style. There are volume buttons on one side, but no dedicated shutter trigger for the camera which makes the exterior frame smooth and curvy.
Lastly, the HD Mini is a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone with a capacitive 3.2 inch touch display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 600 MHz processor. According to HTC the HD Mini will deliver a HTC HD2 experience in a more compact design.
We do not have the price for any of the device for our international readers, but we were given approximately prices in Danish Kroner. Desire 3700,-.(EUR 497) Legend 3500,- (EUR 470) and Mini 3200 (EUR 430). This will place all three devices in the higher mid-range.
Availability for the three new phones are beginning of March for Legend, Late March for HD Mini and the Desire will be available in selected marked in April.