Orange teases with HTC Desire debut
Android 2.1 handset out in April
MWC Orange will release HTC's upcoming Android-based smartphone, Desire, in April.
Desire sports a 3.7in, 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and contains a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There's 512MB of on-board memory and the handset can take Micro SDHC cards of up to 32GB capacity.
HTC's Desire: Android 2.1 on board
The phone runs Android 2.1, HTC said.
It has a 5Mp autofocus camera and assisted GPS - which Orange's own Orange Maps taps into for satnav duties. Orange has customised the UI to add links to its own TV, Photography and Games services.
Orange will offer the Desire for free on "selected" pay monthly tariffs, though it didn't say how much they will cost, or provide specifics on the duration of the contract. ®
...have announced they will offer it first from the 26th March.
Why on earth do Orange always insist on putting their lame software into everything. They are a service provider. They are there to provide me with a network and phones to go on it. I don't want anything else thanks, leave it out!
An Android phone ?
with Orange dataplans?
Makes the locked in iPhone look like the turd it truly is..
Thanks Bampot, you made my day. Now if only there was a release date. It's looking like either this or the X10 will be on my shopping list at some point this year.
I belive there will be an HD2 with Android, I think its called the Supersonic