HTC Corporation, the Taiwan based mobile phone manufacturer announced
three new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona,
Spain. The phones were revealed to a packed press audience by HTC’s
President and CEO Peter Chou. Team FoneArena brings you a detailed
hands-on experience on all the three phones.
HTC Legend is an Android 2.1 based phone with an optical joystick. The
complete device is a single block of aluminium which makes the phone
extremely sturdy. The phone runs on a 600 Mhz processor with the
latest HTC Sense UI. The phone weighs about 125 gms (including the
battery) with a very compact form factor of 4.41 x 2.22 x 0.45 inches
with a 3.2 inches display.
HTC Desire runs on a 1 Ghz snapdragon processor with a large screen
size (3.7 inches), thus enhancing your multimedia experience. The
screen is much brighter and sharper than previous HTC smart phones. It
weighs about 200 gms, a bit more than the Legend but that is expected
with the increased form factor and performance improvements.
The new Friend Stream widget brings social networks to the Sense UI.
With the great success of the Windows Mobile based HD2 smartphone, HTC
announced its mini successor the HD2 Mini. The massive 4.2 inch
display on the HD2 has been replaced with a 3.2 inch display. The
processor as well has been downgraded to 600 Mhz. Just like the HD2,
one can use the HD2 mini as a wireless access point. The internals of
the HD2 mini are also well designed as seen from the picture.
All the three phones have the standard 3.5 mm audio jack, a 5
megapixel camera and expandable storage upto 32 MB using the microSD
cards. The microUSB port is used for charging the device.
Peter Chou expressed the goal of HTC to be one of the top three
smartphone manufacturers by 2013. The above three phones put HTC right
there amidst other major smartphone manufacturers definitely
threatening its competitors. The race is on.
All the phones are expected to hit the market in by April