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HTC DesireThe HTC Desire takes the Nexus One and knocks a little HTC Sense into the Android phone. Do you desire the Desire? Check out our First Look video and decide for yourself.
[ Background music ] >> Bonnie Cha: Hi I'm Bonnie Cha Senior Editor at CNET.com and we're taking a first look at the HTC Desire. The Desire is like the Nexus One but with a few design changes and it's also running HTC Sense. As far as the design changes down here you've got some physical buttons. You've also got this optical joystick. Looks really tiny and I was a little skeptical but how well it would work but it's actually really accurate and sensitive and you can actually press it to select items. The screen is a MLX screen, really beautiful. Again it is running HTC Sense and it has some of the newer features that were announced at Mobile World Congress including the leap feature, friend's stream, and the group contacts. It is running Android 2.1 so you get all the new features like Google Goggles and voice to text and free Google navigation. It's got a 5 megapixel camera on back, so we checked it out and it takes pretty decent photos. HTC does ship it with some of its own apps including Footprints which it works with a GPS so you can video tag photos and add notes. Also has its own Twitter application called Peep so you can just start up the phone and sign into your Twitter account from there. Wi-Fi 3G, Bluetooth. No announcement so far as US carriers. It's available in Europe and Asia but you will probably be able to buy it unlocked and hopefully a US carrier will pick it up sometime down the line. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been your first look at the HTC Desire. [ Music ]