Once in a while there’s a phone that actually lives up to the specs, the HTC Desire is one of those devices. This newest Android device from TELUS comes with OS 2.1 and the much talked about 3.7-inch Sony Super LCD display (resolution of 480×800). Other devices claim to have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor inside, but unfortunately underclock it. I’ve been using this for over a week and can say that the 1GHz Snapdragon processor is not underclocked and has zero lag time. Even switching between the 7 screens or running several applications at the same time there’s not a hint of the performance being stalled.
You’ll see in the video that the design is very similar to the Nexus One and I believe that this is the best Android device that TELUS currently has… and also the best HTC device that’s officially launched in Canada. The price point is right on the money with the 3-year being at $79.99 and ranges to a decent $449.99 no-contract. For the camera, it comes with a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash and video. The pictures came out looking good – both inside and outside. The video was good quality but the sound quality came out as if it I was a few feet away. Generally not a big deal just something to be aware of. Speaking of sound quality, no issues with calls made or received. Using this as my primary device with constant use of e-mail, web, pictures/video, apps I found the battery life gave me 6 hours and needed to be charged on a regular basis. If you’re just going to use this occasionally you should have no problems.
Other cool features of the Desire is that it comes with HTC Sense UI built-in, Friend Strea, Live Wallpapers, access to the Android Market, WiFi and can TELUS is throwing in an 8GB microSD card (can hold up to 16GB). Still, hands down the best Android device that TELUS has in their lineup.
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