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    Where did this come from? When we reviewed the HTC Desire, we loved it, but wished that it would do 3G in the US. We just got word from phone retailer Negri Electronics that they're now shipping a version of the Desire with the 850MHz UMTS band, meaning that it will do 3G on AT&T in most places! Amazing. At $770, it's by no means cheap, but for those of you that want a fast Android device that has the Sense interface (that is also a couple of notches better than the Nexus One), this just may be the ticket.

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    You like HTC's Sense UI, but you have a Google Nexus One. If only there were a way you could run a ROM on your Nexus One that made it look and feel like, say, an HTC Desire. Lucky for you, it's not as hard as it sounds! The HTC Desire, as it turns out, is almost identical to the Google Nexus One, and the ROMs are basically interchangeable. If you're interested, read my previous article about How to Root Your Nexus One, then substitute an HTC Desire ROM for the CyanogenMod ROM in step 7. See how it's done in this video:

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    In this video, we take you on a tour of the settings on the new HTC Desire. Most of the settings are common to all Android 2.1 devices, but HTC has added a few extras like two additional Live Wallpapers, Quiet Ring on Pickup, and a few others. If you like to tweak your phone experience, the Desire is eager to let you do so. Here's all of our coverage of the Desire.

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    Recently we asked on Twitter what you wanted to see on the Desire. Many wanted to see the Flash support and 3D gaming. In this video, we take you to a few websites that support Flash and find that while the support is there, often Flash content comes across a bit choppy. In terms of gaming, the Desire is highly capable, allowing for very high frame rates in Raging Thunder Lite (an awesome free app from the Android Market). Want more Desire coverage?

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    While it may seem that the HTC Desire is basically a Nexus One, I'd like to challenge that notion. It's got more RAM, better hardware, and a completely different interface. At the end of the day, the HTC Desire is the most powerful Android device that HTC has ever brought to market. This power goes a long way in providing a smooth experience for HTC's widget-packed Sense UI, much more so than found on the Hero and Legend. In this review we'll cover the Desire from top to bottom, so that you can determine if it's a smartphone that you....desire (had to!). BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing ...

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    The HTC Desire, HD2, and iPhone 3GS represent the most capable devices you can buy for the Android, Windows Phone, and iPhone platforms. In this video, we do an epic three way web browsing comparison to determine which of these three devices has the best performance in rendering web pages. As you'll see in the video, the winner isn't clear, but overall, we're very impressed by the HTC Desire. Which do you think is best?

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    The Sense interface on the HTC Desire has the best homescreen experience, in my opinion, of all Android devices. This is thanks to HTC coupling their fantastic widget interface with a fast CPU and tons of RAM, the result of which is a fantastically performing device that doesn't stutter, even if you have widgets running on all seven screens. In this video we go through many of these widgets. Want more HTC Desire?

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    US Cellular isn't among the big four carriers in the US, which consists of Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. However, the company is listing a handset on its rebate form, which gives subscribers a $70 debate card, with the nameof HTC Desire. However, IntoMobile is speculating that the Desire that's coming to US Cellular may not be the HTC Desire, but rather another device with a codename of Desire. That device happens to be the Droid Eris released on Verizon Wireless. Whether or not US Cellular scored a major handset in the Android 2.1 HTC Desire or the codenamed Desire that ...

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    In this video we cover the hardware of the HTC Desire, which is HTC's fastest Android device yet. In terms of hardware, it's generally similar to the Google Nexus One, except that it's a bit thicker, has a different button configuration, uses an optical D-Pad instead of a mechanical D-Pad, and has a different backing. Overall, the Desire feels fantastic in hand, and we're looking forward to showing you how HTC Sense for Android works when it's powered by a 1GHz CPU and 576MB of RAM! In case you missed it, check out our unboxing! By the way, if you're looking for a good round-up of ...

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    After some user outrage over the availability of the much coveted HTC Desire, HTC's SIM-free and unlocked handset is now shipping in the UK complete with Android 2.1 and the updated version of HTC Sense UI. The Desire is available for the handsome sum of £439.99 from Expansys and is now shown as in stock. US users may want to plead with their carriers to bring the Desire Stateside as the international version now shipping does not include support for US-compatible 3G bands. Another option, though users will miss out on the attractive Sense UI, would be the Google Nexus One, which has a ...

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    The HTC Desire is the most powerful Android device that HTC has created to date. At its core, it's essentially a Nexus One with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU supported by 576MB of RAM, but adds the acclaimed Sense UI. Never have we seen HTC's Android Sense UI powered with such capable hardware. This should translate to a really fantastic visual experience with great performance of widgets and apps. We've got a lot more coming up on the HTC Desire. If you want one for yourself, they are now shipping at Clove for £330 or about $510.

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    Something we immediately noticed after unboxing the HTC Legend was how predominant the HTC logo was on the back of the device. This was a bit surprising coming from a company that not long ago would have no logo present at all (when HTC was only making phones for other OEMs and carriers). Since HTC rebranded itself several years ago, we've seen devices like the HD2 and Touch2 (below) with modest logos. But now, with the newer crop of devices (that's the HD Mini, Legend, and Desire), it looks like larger HTC logos are here to stay. And you know, we kind of like it! [/center

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    It looks like HTC has re-allocated its inventory of the HTC Desire, the HTC Sense version of the Nexus One, giving inventory preference to carriers. Essentially, what this means is that HTC is delaying the SIM-unlocked version of the HTC Desire and instead giving its early inventory to carriers to brand and offer the phones through carrier subsidized retail channels. Online retailers like Clove UK are saying that they should see shipments of the SIM-unlocked Android handsets arrive by next week, hopefully, for those who don't want to deal with the carriers. According to an HTC email that ...

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    Every now and then we post a link to reviews made by a Russian website called Mobile-review.com which makes full reviews of mobile devices, occasionally Windows Phones and Smartphones too. We've mentioned TechRadar's review earlier but the one from Mobile-review.com is more thorough, full of pictures and comparisons. According to the review (and the Google translated version - might not be perfect or literal), the guys at Mobile-review.com only found one flaw to the device, its weakest point being the battery, otherwise a great Android device. (Source: Mobile-review.com)

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    Although there isn't many details about the OTA update for the HTC Desire, recently announced at MWC and that we played with at CTIA, the update does promise owners "with the best user experience." If you're a Desire owner, you may want to hit the update, which can happen over the air, for firmware version 1.15.405.4. (via: Engadget Mobile and HTC)

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    Not long before its availability, the highly anticipated HTC Desire's User Manual was made public by HTC. 211 pages to get you started and if you're anxious to get your hands on that device, you can start by reading the manual to get familiar with it and Android (if you will be a new user of this OS). (Source: HTC)

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    HTC's Eric Lin gives us a walk-through of some of HTC's latest handsets, which includes the recently unveiled HTC HD Mini, Legend, and Desire. The company had unveiled those handsets at Mobile World Congress, and we're jealous of our European counterparts who will be getting those snazzy handsets. Lin also talked about the design philosophies that have been carried forward by the One & Company acquisition. One of the design element include the "hidden powerful" of the colorful back underneath the battery cover of the HTC HD Mini and the new Sprint HTC EVO 4G. One & Company was also ...

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    The HTC Desire is essentially a version of the Nexus One but with all the goodies that come with the Sense interface. In a review from TechRadar, we get to see HTC's latest attempt to define how a user should interact with their device through a variety of screenshots and hardware images. The reviewer concludes: In short, this is a phenomenal phone - one of the best we've ever had on TechRadar. Usually when we like a phone on the first use, we end up horribly disappointed after a little use - but the HTC Desire kept on performing and achieving when we thought it wouldn't. The screen is ...

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    This went a bit under the radar. The HTC Desire and Legend will both have a backup feature that will automatically backup certain system elements to your microSD card, so that in case you need to factory reset your device, or swap ROMs, you can easily get everything back in a Restore step that occurs when the operating system starts up for the first time. Here's the list of what is backed up: - Text messages and MMS - Application settings for the messaging - Favorites of the browser page (Internet applications) - Dictionary of Keyboard - Settings - Regular and wireless networks - Sound and ...

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    If you live in the UK and want to get the Android 2.1 Sense UI sporting HTC Legend, you better be willing to make the carrier switch to Vodafone. The carrier has announced that it will be the exclusive carrier for the HTC handset in April. The Legend will also be joined by its bigger, brawnier brother, the HTC Desire, also in the same month. Folks across the pond in the States will have to look on with envy for now. (via: Engadget)

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