We knew it was coming… so If you’ve been waiting for the HTC Desire to hit Canadian shores, wait no longer! The HTC Desire is now available on TELUS, and the pricing comes in at the following price points:
- 3-year contract: $79.99
- 2-year contract: $349.99
- 1-year contract: $399.99
- off-contract: $449.99
Fairly standard pricing, and honestly, this is sort of what I expected. No surprises here. If you’re interested in picking one up, YES, the device does run Android… Android 2.1 in fact. Other key features include a 3.7″ WVGA 800 x 400 LCD display, 5 megapixel camera with flash, expandable memory to 16 GB via microSD, Bluetooth, WiFi, Speakerphone, and a whole lot of other goodies that you’ll find within Android 2.1. When you unwrap the Desire you’ll find the standard AC charger, USB cable, a headset and 8 GB memory card. The rechargeable battery included boasts talk time of up to 6.5 hours, and standby of 15 days.
For more HTC Desire goodness check out the press release below, or take a few moments and head on over to TELUS >
TELUS answers Canada’s smartphone craving with the Award Winning HTC Desire
The hottest handset of 2010 to launch only at TELUS
Toronto, ON – TELUS today announced a powerful addition to its leading 3G+ Android powered device portfolio with the upcoming HTC Desire, named Hottest Handset of 2010 at Mobile Magazine’s 2010 Mobile Industry Awards.
Boasting a large, crisp touchscreen, the HTC Desire is the perfect Android powered smartphone to stay connected to social networks, access the most popular Google apps, such as free Google Navigation and YouTube and personalise by choosing from over 50,000 apps (applications) in the Android Market. Multiple social networks – such as Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr are easy to follow and update in a single view with HTC’s Friend Stream app. Users can expect a more vivid view of rich web pages just like at home with Flash support for embedded videos on the brilliant touchscreen and the ability to navigate with double-tap, and pinch and zoom. The 3.7” capacitive touchscreen and powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, combined with HTC Sense and the ultra-fast speed of TELUS’ 3G+ network, make this smartphone incredibly responsive.
“With social media being an essential part of the way Canadians communicate and stay informed, TELUS is committed to bringing them some of the best smartphones available on the market to answer that need,” said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer at TELUS. “The HTC Desire is not only the perfect smartphone to stay in the know of everything that is going on around you, it’s also the ideal device to experience Canada’s fastest mobile network* that covers 93 per cent of Canada’s population.”
“Beginning last year with HTC Hero and continuing with the HTC Desire today, we have worked closely with TELUS to bring cutting-edge Android devices to Canadian customers,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice-president of HTC America. “Both of these devices feature the acclaimed HTC Sense™ experience, an intuitive mobile framework that puts people, not technology, in the centre of everything.”
Additionally, the HTC Desire features:
- Android 2.1 with HTC Sense
- Access to over 50,000 applications from Android Market
- Seven homescreen panels to customize with tons of prealoaded live widgets, apps and live wallpapers
- HTC Friend Stream app and widget to get consolidated updates from Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
- 3.7” , WVGA 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen
- 5 megapixel camera with flash and video capture
- Expandable memory up to 32 GB (8 GB microSD card included)
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Please visit telusmobility.com/smartphone for additional information.