HTC Desire, is it really here? with Android 2.1 too?

The HTC Desire has speculatively surfaced on the Modaco community forum. What was thought to be the HTC Bravo, is said to be the HTC Desire which was also the code-named HTC Droid Eris, but formerly known as the Bravo. Is this beginning to sound like a soap opera yet? All that really matters is if it actually does surface at the Mobile World Congress which kicked off today in Barcelona, Spain and when will it reach North America?

The Desire will be similar in size to the HTC Hero, with the desired HTC Sense UI, an FM radio, 1GHz SnapDragon processor from Qualcomm, 512MB ROM and 576MB RAM, a beautiful 3.7″ AMOLED screen and what looks to be like a miniature optical trackball.

This would be a serious contended for Google’s Nexus One phone, and with such convincing renders, I’m even more excited about this release.

Note: The date on the rendering shows February 16th, does that mean HTC plans to launch it tomorrow?

HTC Desire (Bravo) Specifications

  • CPU Speed – 1 GHz
  • Platform – Android 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC SenseTM
  • Memory – ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 576 MB
  • Dimensions – (LxWxT) 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm (4.7 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches)
  • Weight – 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery
  • Display – 3.7-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
  • Network – HSPA/WCDMA:
    • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
    • Upload speed of up to 2 Mbps and download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
    • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
  • Onscreen navigation – Optical Trackball
  • GPS – Internal GPS antenna
  • Sensors -
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital compass
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets,
    and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • Wi-Fi® – IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard Micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Camera – 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight
  • Audio supported formats
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma,
    • Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
    • · Recording: .3gp
  • Battery – Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity – 1400 mAh
  • Talk time:
    • Up to 390 minutes for WCDMA
    • Up to 400 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time:
    • Up to 360 hours for WCDMA
    • Up to 340 hours for GSM
  • Expansion Slot – microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency – 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output – 5 V and 1 A
  • Special Feature – Friend Stream

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2 Comments

  1. Dacia Papke says:

    Purchased a brand new Desire about a month ago as a business cellphone but am very dissatisfied , firstly i would have about 900 contacts on my prior XDA and was able to view by company or personal, not so on Desire only by personal which is of no use particularly with no search option either. Android 2.2 is supposed to have search facility but not different view option launch date seems to differ each time . Battery pretty good approx 18 hrs medium usage. Wireless bluetooth poor, paired with parrott car kit ok for day or so however won’t connect even by unpairing and pairing new, same issue with bluetooth headset……..any ideas

  2. s says:

    The date isn’t the only clue in that render….Check the location.

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