Unless you have been living under a rock all this while, you would have known about the Google Nexus One smartphone that is touted to be a “superphone” by Google, as it squares up against the almighty Apple iPhone which has a worldwide legion of rabid fans, ready to come to its defense any day. Well, the Google Nexus One also has a different moniker, where it is known as the HTC Desire – previously known as the Bravo. Guess all of the hardware specification will more or less remain the same as the Nexus One, as this model will retain more than a handful of quality features to keep you hooked to it. More on the HTC Desire will be explained right after the jump.
The handset itself will run on a rather well executed alliance between the Google Android operating system as well as the HTC Sense user interface which enables users to customize multiple home screens with web feeds and other content that one would find most relevant. Apart from that, you will always be in the loop since the HTC Desire allows you to receive a continuous stream of comments, photos and status updates on popular social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter. To contact one of your friends is a snap, since all possible avenues of communication will be offered, ranging from email to SMS, Facebook and calling. With a virtually endless amount of downloadable apps from the Android Market as well as Google services such as Google Maps, Google Search and Gmail, the HTC Desire sounds like a truly complete handset for any smartphone user.
Hardware-wise, you get a 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen display with multi-touch capability, offering an above average web browsing and multimedia experience. HTC has also thrown in an accelerometer that makes it a snap to rotate the angle of the display, while a proximity sensor will set the display to standby mode whenever you are entertaining a call, so that there won’t be any accidental selections of options. A 5.0-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash lets you snap quality photos in a jiffy, but don’t expect it to hold up as well as a regular consumer class digital camera. It really depends on which carrier do you want to get tied down to in the UK with the HTC Desire, but most of them often throw in a free gift to make the deal all the more enticing.