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Telstra announce new flagship Google Android mobile phone – HTC Desire

Telstra announce new flagship Google Android mobile phone – HTC Desire
HTC Desire

HTC has joined with Telstra to unveil the Android-powered HTC Desire smartphone, which will be available in April exclusively on Telstra’s Next G network.

The smartphone, which is an improved version of the Nexus One that HTC manufactures for Google was previewed at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with an Australian release date in April. The HTC Desire comes with Android 2.1 and the latest HTC Sense user experience. It also uses a fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and an advanced 3.7 inch, WVGA AMOLED display to deliver the performance needed for the best smartphone experience possible. HTC Desire is the richest way to visually experience news, friends, photos, favourite places and whatever else that is important.

“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. “HTC Desire takes Android to another level in both substance with HTC Sense, and style with a slim, stylish design.”

Telstra Chief Executive Officer, David Thodey, predicted that Australians would adopt smartphones in record numbers this year thanks to fast 3G networks, the growing range and popularity of mobile applications, and the introduction of user-friendly Android devices like the HTC Desire.

“We are delighted that our close relationship with HTC means that Australia’s most advanced Android smartphone will be available to Telstra customers first,” Mr Thodey 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.

“HTC Desire owners will also have access to thousands of applications thanks to the international market for Android applications that tap the imagination of software developers around the world,” Mr Thodey said.

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