HTC Desire – How Good is It?
After the success of the HTC Legend, HTC has made further strides forwards with the introduction of the HTC Desire, which has a better processor and screen than their previous release. The 1GHz processor rivals any processor you can find on the smartphone market right now, making multitasking a snap and allowing you to access whatever applications you need faster than you could have imagined before. It is truly a welcome improvement, not only on the HTC Legend, but on most offerings from other manufacturers too.
The Android 2.1 operating system and HTC Sense user interface are found on this phone, allowing you to get around the myriad features of this phone very conveniently. All you have to do is pinch zoom on a main screen, or just double tap the Home button, and you can quickly glance at all of your home screens, of which you can have up to seven. Just tap the screen you want and you are on your way. You can customize fully each of your seven home screens with the applications you are looking for.
The HTC Desire really shines when it comes to its superior touch screen, which measures in at 3.7″, which is larger than any other smartphone on the market, giving it a lot of information with its 480 x 800 pixel resolution. You can see these applications very sharply with the AMOLED technology behind the screen, which can come in handy when you are reading a lot of small print in web browsing and reading emails.
With the bigger screen, you can use the touch-screen QWERTY keyboard very easily no matter what mode you are in, allowing you to minimize the typos that usually come with these types of interfaces. This way, it is simpler than ever to send out a little email very quickly, and you can look at Word, Excel and PowerPoint files with the Quick Office program, and PDFs are easier to access than ever before with the PDF reader.
Those of you with experience in using Android phones will not be surprised by the user interface, which includes a series of four buttons – Home, Menu, Back, and Search. The Search button is particularly interesting, as it will search both your phone and Google at the same time. As you type out your search criteria, it will sort through both until it is just left with Google, in the event that what you are looking for is not on your phone. This is the kind of intuitive interface that you will be glad you picked up once you get this smartphone.