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HTC Desire S review

Can HTC's first Android 2.3 smartphone live up to its blockbusting heritage?

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Product Type
Smartphone
Network Band
Quad Band
Wireless LAN
Yes
USB
Yes
Contract Type
SIM-free
Built-in Flash
Yes
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS Receiver
Yes
Multi-SIM Supported
No
Integrated TV Tuner
No
Cellular Generation
3.5G
Cellular Network Supported
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution
5 Megapixel
Front Camera
Yes
Memory Card Supported
microSD
Phone Style
Bar
Colour
Black
Brand Name
HTC
Battery Talk Time
9.83 Hour
Screen Size
9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution
480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)
130 g
Touchscreen
Yes
Processor Manufacturer
Qualcomm
Bluetooth
Yes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported
32 GB
Built-in Memory
1.10 GB
Operating System Version
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Realtone
Yes
Radio Tuner Type
FM
Call Features
Conference Call, Call Log, Smart Dialing, Call Holding, Call Forwarding, Fixed Dialing, Call Barring
Height
115 mm
Width
59.8 mm
Depth
11.6 mm
Operating System
Android
Manufacturer
High Tech Computer Corp
Product Model
Desire S
Product Name
Desire S Smarphone
Processor Speed
1 GHz
Processor Type
Snapdragon
Screen Type
LCD
Manufacturer Part Number
99HMN007-00
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information
HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive as you multitask from app to app without skipping a beat, while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease.

Make it Mine
With the HTC Desire, it's all about your information, your entertainment, your multimedia ... your way. A multitude of HTC Sense widgets makes it easy to transform your Home screen with rich content that personalizes your phone experience.

If you're a sports junkie or simply love to keep up to date with the latest news, the HTC Desire keeps you in the know with the News application. News makes it easier than ever to collect all your favorite articles from across the web. Choose from a selection of channels that cover top blogs, news sites or sports pages, or get news updates based on the keywords you select.

Stay Close
The HTC Desire excels at helping you stay in touch with the different circles of friends or colleagues in your life. The new People widget lets you bring any group you create on your phone right to the surface for easy access to calling, messaging, emailing or simply checking up on social networking updates.

The HTC Desire simplifies the way that you tend to all of your social networks. With Friend Stream, your interaction with friends across multiple social networks like Facebook®, Twitter™, and Flickr™ are brought into a single easy to follow stream of updates, photo posts, and shared links. Friend Stream also lets you shout out your thoughts or feelings to all your online friends with a single comment that gets broadcast to both Facebook and Twitter.

Discover the Unexpected
HTC Desire offers an expansive display, a blazing-fast processor, and a great interface. On top of that, it has a lot of little design touches that make a big impact on your overall phone experience: like quick and easy access to any panel of your Home screen with the new seven-panel 'helicopter' thumbnail view, or the polite ringer that lowers the ringer volume when you pick up the phone.

Your work email, calendar appointments, and contacts, are right there on your phone - you can even look up any company contact in the global address book. The HTC Desire also has enhanced support for Exchange security features such as password protection and remote data wipe. And, if you forget to tell your colleagues that you are taking the much needed day off, you can set the 'Out of Office' status right from your phone.

Main Features
  • Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™
  • 119 x 60 x 11.9mm
  • 135g with battery
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flashlight
  • G-Sensor
  • 3.7" AMOLED touch-sensative screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • Wi-Fi®
  • Optical Mouse
  • microSD™ memory card
  • Facebook™ integration
  • HTC Peep for twittering
Package Contents
  • Desire S Smarphone
  • Battery (preinstalled)
  • microSD card (preinstalled)
  • USB cable
  • 3.5mm stereo headset
  • Power adapter
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety and regulatory guide
  • Call center card (hotline card)
  • Warranty card
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Touchscreen Type
Capacitive

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