Android Phones

HTC officially unveils the Desire with 2.1, Sense UI and Flash

February 16, 2010 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, HTC

HTC officially unveils the Desire with 2.1, Sense UI and Flash

HTC has unveiled the Desire and it has come with a look similar to what we have seen in the Nexus One. Of course, due to some of the features many may prefer the Desire over the Nexus One.

Feature wise the Desire has a 3.7-inch AMOLED (480 x 800) display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM and is running Android 2.1 with Sense UI. Other features include an optical trackpad, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a 1400 mAh battery, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Additionally, as part of the updated OS and Sense, users will also get the home screen pinch and zoom as well as the new FriendStream widget. The Desire also comes with Flash 10.1 support.

As far as availability, unfortunately that is not as nice sounding as the specs. So far HTC has said that it will be “broadly available” in Europe and Asia sometime in the second quarter of 2010. And to play off the name a little bit, that means many of us here in the US will only be able to desire it.

[HTC via Engadget]