Cell South Debuts HTC Desire

Posted by at 10:57 am on September 17, 2010

Cellular South has announced the release of the HTC Desire.   The HTC Desire is one of five new Android-based smartphones the carrier is releasing in 2010 as part of its promise to offer consumers and business customers the industry’s best Android experience.

Featuring a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Android 2.1 platform and access to more than 80,000 applications on Android Market, the Desire also includes the latest HTC Sense experience and a 3.7 inch super LCD screen. The device features built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps Navigation BETA with voice-aided, turn-by-turn directions.

“We’re excited about adding the HTC Desire to our expanding line-up of Android-powered advanced touchscreen smartphones,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer of Cellular South. “This device takes Android to a whole new level with HTC Sense and a platform that optimizes the rich media experience for news, the mobile web, music and video applications.”

Later this year, the Ridgeland-based wireless communications provider plans to introduce three more Android-powered touchscreen smartphones, including a leading handset from the Samsung Galaxy S family of advanced wireless devices.

The HTC Desire is preloaded with several apps, including two Cellular South Original apps -“ Text CS and Discover Apps. Both of these apps help consumers get quick, easy and convenient answers to questions about their mobile phone, account and the most relevant apps for their device. A third app -“ Barcode Scanner -“ enables users to quickly scan a barcode into their Android-powered smartphone and have Google search for that particular item to find reviews, competitive prices and more. The app also can read QR -“ or Quick Response -“ data-matrix codes which can link users to a website, a discount coupon, contact information, calendar appointment or text message.

Highlights

  • Slim, stylish design
  • Fast 1 GHz snapdragon processor
  • 3.7 inch 480 x 800 super TFT screen display with capacitive touch response
  • 5 megapixel digital camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • MP3 music player
  • Powered by Android 2.2 mobile operating system
  • 8 GB micro SD memory card included (expandable to 32 GB) for storage of your favorite music, pictures and video
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g capability
  • GPS turn-by-turn navigation and voice guidance featuring Google Maps Navigation Beta
  • Pinch to zoom with capacitive touchscreen and haptic capability
  • HTC Sense with 7-panel home page and widget support
  • E-mail, Facebook, SMS and more organized by person -“ not technology
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and 3.5 mm headset jack -“ streams audio in stereo to headphones
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, Proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Integrated GPS
  • 512 MB ROM memory
  • Dedicated home, menu, back and context-sensitive search keys
  • Google Voice Search
  • Optical joystick

Pricing and Availability

Beginning today, the HTC Desire is available for sale online at www.cellularsouth.com and in Cellular South retail stores for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in reward card and with a two-year service agreement

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