The HTC Desire might be old news to some of our international readers, but us Yankees have been wanting to get our hands on one since it was announced. Today, US Cellular is doing their part to help make that possible. The phone, which closely resembles a Sense-like Nexus One, features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor,a 3.7-inch Super LCD touch display, and 5-megapixel camera. The Desire runs $199.95 after $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract and comes with Android 2.1 under the hood. This marks the second of five promised Android phones from the carrier. Look for a pair of LG handsets later this year, preceded by a Samsung Galaxy S series phone in October.
HTC DESIRE™ SMARTPHONE AVAILABLE AT U.S. CELLULAR TODAY
Carrier Becomes First in United States to Offer the Much-Anticipated Device
CHICAGO (August 27, 2010) – The wait for the U.S. debut of the HTC Desire smartphone is finally over. U.S. Cellular began selling the popular Android-powered handsets today in stores and online at uscellular.com, becoming the first carrier to bring the popular smartphone to customers in the United States.
“The buzz for the HTC Desire has been amazing,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “Our customers deserve great phones, and now they can be among the first to own one of the best Android-powered devices on the market.”
The HTC Desire smartphone is the second of five phones that run the Android operating system joining U.S. Cellular’s smartphone lineup this year. Customers welcomed the Samsung Acclaim™ last month. The Samsung Galaxy S™ will be added in October, followed by two Android-powered phones from LG.
For U.S. Cellular customers, the HTC Desire smartphone also comes with the company’s industry-first, customer-focused programs, like Overage Protection and Battery Swap.
U.S. Cellular is offering the HTC Desire smartphone for $199.95 after $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract.
About the HTC Desire Smartphone
The HTC Desire smartphone boasts a slim, stylish design with a vivid 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen. Features include a five megapixel, autofocus camera with flash, integrated GPS and Wi-Fi capability. The Android TM 2.1 platform opens the door to a growing Android Marketplace ™ of more than 80,000 applications, many of them free.
HTC Desire’s 1GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor offers a true mobile computing experience on U.S. Cellular’s nationwide 3G network, allowing customers to quickly download applications and music, browse the Internet and share pictures and videos. The phone also comes preloaded with U.S. Cellular applications such as My Contacts Backup, City ID, Tone Room Deluxe and Your Navigator Deluxe. In addition, customers can easily access Google services like Gmail, Google Maps and Google Talk instant messaging, and synch their Google calendars and contacts.