HTC has launched two Android handsets - the Legend and
Desire - and the Windows Mobile HD Mini.
The Legend features a crafted aluminium unibody design and has a 3.2in AMOLED HVGA capacitive touchscreen and has
replaced the usual trackball with an optical joystick.
It has a 5MP camera with flash, GPS, 3G and social networking
options, and a 600MHz processor. It will be launched exclusively by Vodafone
in early April and will be available free on contract of £30 a month.
Like the Legend, the Desire runs Android 2.1 Eclair, but it has a
more powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Speed and high quality picture and video applications are among its key selling points. It will be ranged across all operators and retailers from early April and will be free on a £35 a month contract.
The handset has a 3.7in AMOLED WVGA screen It has a 5MP camera with face detection plus HSDPA and GPS and is Adobe Flash 10.1 ready. Like the Legend it also features an optical joystick.
The HD Mini has a 3.2in capacitive touchscreen, GPS, 3G and a 5MP
camera, and a 600MHz processor and WinMo 6.5 Professional. It
will also arrive in April.
All the phones feature an updated version of HTC''s Sense UI. The latest version includes a widget called HTC Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all social communications, including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr into one organised flow of updates. In addition to Friend Stream, contacts can be organised into specific social circles.
HTC has also made improvements to various applications including the browser, email and it has introduced a new newsreader application and widget. It also has a new seven-screen 'Leap' thumbnail for quick and easy access to specific screens.