Previously regarded as the Bravo or Passion (its alternative codename is the Bravo), the device is made in the spitting image of the Nexus One at a hardware level. With a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM and the same 3.7″/480×800 AMOLED display, the similarities are uncanny.
The two devices depart, however, on the subject of cursor control: The Desire has dropped the trackball in favor of an optical trackpad. The Desire also breaks rank when it comes to software, as the handset features Adobe Flash 10.1, and has declined Google Experience status in favor of a brand new version of the Sense UI.
Other specs include:
- Android 2.1;
- 5MP camera;
- 1400mAh battery;
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- FM radio;
- GPS and A-GPS;
- 802.11b/g WiFi;
- 3.5mm” stereo jack and MicroUSB;
- MicroSD support up to 32GB;
- and dimensions of 2.36″ x 4.7″ x .47″ (W x H x D).
HTC has announced broad availability on European and Asian carriers, as well as in Australia via Telstra. It is not known if the Desire is compatible with US GSM frequencies, or if an edition of the phone is being prepared for that purpose.