On Friday, Taiwan-based mobile phone maker HTC Corporation announced the launch of its high-end HTC Desire on the market in Singapore. According to the company, the new handset is set to become available for purchase in Singapore at the end of May, featuring a suggested retail price of $898, and being put on sale via all authorized retailers. The device runs under Google's Android 2.1 operating system, on top of which HTC loaded its HTC Sense user experience.
“HTC Sense on the new HTC Desire
not only offers a dynamic and personalized user experience but also delivers one of the richest visual experiences possible. It’s the stuff of powerful inspiration,” Jack Tong, VP of HTC Asia, commented on the launch. The phone is capable of delivering a great level of performance, courtesy of its 1GHz Snapdragon processor it packs inside.
The new HTC Desire comes to the market with a large 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, which offers sharp contrast, intense brilliance, and true colors, while the HTC Sense experience is meant to make the phone more responsiveness, aiming to put people in the center. The solution
has been developed so as to make handsets work in a more natural way, and revolves around three main principles, Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.
The HTC Sense on Desire
also comes with a new HTC application and widget called Friend Stream, designed so as to aggregate user's social communication from destinations like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr and to put it into one organized flow of updates. “The new HTC Sense experience also introduces broad improvements to applications including the browser, email client and others. In addition, the new version of HTC Sense includes a new newsreader application and widget, as well as a new seven-screen ‘Leap’ thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens,” the handset vendor notes.