HTC introduced the Desire back in February at Mobile World Congress 2010, but it will finally be available through U.S. Cellular starting August 27 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $70 mail-in rebate.
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Similar to the Nexus One
The Desire is similar to the Nexus One, except the Desire has HTC's Sense user interface.
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The solidly-constructed HTC Desire measures 4.7 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick and weighs 4.76 ounces, so it's not too big and not too small.
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Below the display are physical controls for the Android shortcuts. We prefer having physical buttons rather than touch-sensitive keys.
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On the phone's left spine is a volume rocker.
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The power/lock button and a 3.5mm headphone jack are on the top of the phone.
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The Desire is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera and flash. You get a number of camera options, including face detection and adjustable settings for brightness, contrast, and saturation.
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We weren't very impressed with the picture quality of indoor shots. Colors looked muddy and the image overall was murky.