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HTC Desire

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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Design

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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Navigation controls

Below the display are physical controls for the Android shortcuts. We prefer having physical buttons rather than touch-sensitive keys.

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Left side

On the phone's left spine is a volume rocker.

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Top view

The power/lock button and a 3.5mm headphone jack are on the top of the phone.

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Camera

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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Picture quality

We weren't very impressed with the picture quality of indoor shots. Colors looked muddy and the image overall was murky.

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