HTC Desire: The Nexus One with a dash of Sense UI, finally official; hitting T-Mobile UK March 26th

We’ve been seeing leaked images of the HTC Desire/Bravo for several months now, and the latest leak late night pretty much hit the nail on the head, so we’re glad to see this thing finally become official. As expected, the Desire is nothing more than a Google Nexus One, but with the HTC Sense UI that many are claiming to be critical to having a proper Android experience.

It’s 119 mm tall, 60 mm wide, 11.9 mm thick, with a weight of 135 grams. Where that extra 5 grams comes from is a mystery since the Google Phone weighs only 130 grams. It runs the latest version of Android, 2.1, has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 576 MB of RAM, quadband GSM/EDGE, dual band (900 MHz, 2100 MHz) 7.2 Mbps HSPA, 1400 mAh battery, WiFi, GPS, accelerometer, compass, and all the other stuff typically associated with a high end smartphone.

HTC say this device will come out in early Q2, and T-Mobile UK recently shot out a tweet saying that they’re going to be selling this device starting March 26th. No word on USA availability. It would be funny to see Verizon get this device as American customers would then be forced to chose the vanilla Android experience on T-Mobile USA, or the beefed up, sensed up Android experience on Verizon. Then again why would Verizon offer this device if they put so much of their marketing resources behind the Droid?

Will is going to be talking to HTC in less than an hour, so expect some hands on photo and video pretty soon. More press photos after the jump.

  • Tammy

    Guess whose on TMobile UK..Oh yeh baby. I’m loving the look of this already. Can;t wait for the video.

  • Brennschluss

    One would suspect that verizon has told Motorola that the Droid will have to fight it out with any HTC phone that makes the cut into Verizon’s corral. It’s to Verizon’s advantage to be seen by their customer base as providng the best selection of smart phones. Their best marketing strategy is to give the subscriber as many choices as possible, since they can’t offer them what most subscribers want, i.e. an Iphone. This way they can let their subscriber’s feel in control and vote for the Iphone killer. It’s a very new concept for Verizon to cede control to the subscriber! Do ya think they used an outside marketing consulting firm? Wanna bet?

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