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HTC Desire S hands-on (photos)

The Desire S is one of six new HTC phones at Mobile World Congress. CNET takes a closer look.

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HTC Desire S

BARCELONA, Spain--Though it's not a huge departure from the original Desire, the HTC Desire S has a sturdy aluminum shell and a rounded shape that fits nicely in the hand. The Gingerbread-powered device offers a Qualcomm 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, front- and rear-facing HD cameras, and a 3.7-inch WVGA display.
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Leap feature

Like the Incredible S, the Desire S also has HTC's Leap feature for seeing all seven home screens at once.
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Menu

Tap on the menu icon at the bottom of the home screen to access the full list of features. You'll find everything that you'd expect on a smartphone include media players, productivity apps, messaging and e-mail, and access to the Android Market.
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Car panel

The handy car panel puts several features at your fingertips when you're on the road.
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Photo gallery

The photo gallery will display all your shots in a grid.
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Music player

The user-friendly music player interface supports album art and works in both portrait and landscape modes.
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Shortcuts

Like on any other Android phone, you can fill the home screens with widgets and app shortcuts. Pictured here is the weather app.
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Virtual keyboard

The Desire S has a virtual keyboard only.
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Phone dialer

The phone dialer interface is easy to use.
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Rounded edges

The Desire S' rounded edges give it a streamlined look.
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Top side

You'll find the power control and 3.5mm headset jack on the handset's top side.
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Rear side

The main camera lens and flash are on the Desire S' rear side.
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HTC Desire S

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