At its Mobile World Congress press conference, HTC said that the company's flagship Android smartphone will hit Europe later this Spring and will go on sale through all major carriers. Now, O2 Germany unveiled through its mobile phone preview page that it will be one of these carriers. While neither T-Mobile nor E-Plus have confirmed anything yet (and T-Mobile declined to comment on HTC Desire plans in Barcelona) and Vodafone will sell the Nexus One, O2 lists the HTC Desire with an April ETA. Like the Google Nexus One, the HTC Desire features Android 2.1, quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 2100/1700/900 MHz as well as WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
Furthermore are an aGPS receiver, a digital compass and an accelerometer onboard. The device sports a 3.7" WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a Qualcomm QSD 8250 CPU at 1 GHz. It comes with 512 MB Flash ROM and 512 MB RAM and which can be expanded with microSD card up to 32 GB. At a size of 119 mm x 59.8 mm x 11.5mm, the HTC Desire weights 130 grams.
However, unlike the Nexus One, the HTC Desire features physical menu keys, not touch sensitive keys (as also used by the Motorola Milestone) as well as it comes with HTC's Sense user interface instead of the vanilla Android 2.1 UI.
O2 Germany hasn't announced a price yet.
Cheers ~ Arne