By Grant Shepherd
SYDNEY: HTC Corporation has just unveiled its latest smartphone at the GSMA Mobile World Congress. The HTC Desire will be Australia’s most advanced Android smartphone and will be available exclusively through Telstra.
“At its essence, the mobile phone is the most personal item you have in your possession. HTC Sense was created to magnify your ability to create and define your own unique mobile experience,” said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC Corporation.
The HTC Desire will run on the Android 2.1 operating system and features a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display.
David Thodey, Telstra CEO, commented on the partnership between Telstra and HTC.
“We are delighted that our close relationship with HTC means that Australia’s most advanced Android smartphone will be available to Telstra customers first,” he said.
“Australians want to use their mobiles to explore the online world of social networking, entertainment, web browsing and e-commerce. The Android-powered HTC Desire handset will give Telstra customers the best of Google’s web services like Gmail, Google Calendar and applications like Mobile Foxtel, as well as the unmatched combination of speed and coverage available on Telstra’s Next G network.”
According to HTC Australia, the Desire will be available in April exclusively for customers on the Telstra Next G network. Pricing will be confirmed closer to release.
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