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HTC Desire review | Introduction

Published on: Thursday, November 25th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC Desire review

T he HTC Desire is yet another HTC model that has been added to the Android smartphone portfolio. We have already tested the HTC Legend, which is comparable to the HTC Desire, only the HTC Legend has a smaller screen, and the Legend’s body is made of aluminum, compared with the HTC Desire’s plastic body. Since Social Media is becoming more and more important, it is important for current cell phones to include these. Luckily, the Android platform has different applications available so that you can put your latest updates online anywhere you are. These applications can be downloaded in the Android Software Market. Cell phone manufacturers respond to these needs by installing different applications directly onto the phones. The HTC, for example, has organized the contacts so that your changes are immediately updated from Flickr and Facebook, among others.

HTC Desire phone review

HTC Desire phone review

 

HTC Desire mobile phone test

HTC Desire mobile phone test

HTC Desire smartphone menu

Because the HTC Desire smartphone uses the Android operating system, the menu is already familiar. After unlocking the screen and pushing a sliding tab downwards, you arrive at the start screens, of which there are seven in total. All start screens can be filled with Widgets, quick links, programs, and folders. When the home key at the bottom of the screen is used, you go back to the middle start screen, and if you hit the key again, an overview of all the start screens appears. There are several keys found under the touchscreen, including an optical joystick. By brushing your finger over it, you can scroll. Next to the home key, the menu key, a back key, and a search key are found.

HTC Desire review

HTC Desire review

HTC Desire cell phone functions

The menu key takes you to the main menu, but gives you extra options for each function. To open the menu, there is a menu key underneath the touchscreen. A list with all available programs appears, in alphabetical order. Next to the standard functions, at the start you will find Quickoffice and Facebook, among others. You can also place a quick link to a program on the main screen, by holding down the corresponding icon in the menu. You can also let go in any start screen that you want. The start screens allow you to completely personalize the HTC Desire, so that you can easily gather all your favorite contacts, games, or Widgets together.

 

HTC Desire USB cable

HTC Desire USB cable

HTC Desire ear phones

HTC Desire ear phones

HTC Desire battery

HTC Desire battery

 
 
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