February 16, 2010
HTC Intros Update to Nexus One with HTC Legend Smartphone
By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor
The company, which designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich touch phones, PDA phones, smartphones and mobile computer devices, today unveiled
its latest smartphone devices, the HTC (News
) Legend and HTC Desire at Mobile World Congress
While the HTC Desire offers certain specifications that mirror the Nexus One device, there are some changes. The device features the use of a touch-free optical joystick instead of a touchscreen, while Nexus One has a trackball for the same function. In addition, the HTC Desire includes FM radio; the Nexus One lacks.
Meanwhile, The HTC Legend is similar, but offers a 3.2-inch touchscreen. Like the HTC Desire, an optical joystick replaces the trackball.
Both handsets feature a camera with flash and use Android (News
) version 2.1.
“At its essence, the mobile phone is the most personal item you have in your possession,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation HTC Sense was created to magnify your ability to create and define your own unique mobile experience. HTC Legend and HTC Desire take Android to another level in both substance, with HTC Sense, and style, with HTC Legend’s revolutionary crafted aluminum unibody design.”
The new HTC Legend will be available in Europe through Vodafone (News
) and in the direct channel markets in April. It will launch in other parts of the world, including Asia, in the second quarter. The HTC Desire will be available in major European and Asian markets early in the second quarter, the company said.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney