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#59053 25-Mar-2010 14:50
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Hi all,

Just wondering if anybody else is interested in this handset? For those who don't know its basically HTC's own brother the Google Nexus One (which HTC manufacture).

Its spec sheet is very similar, but its got a few extra things going for it - better looks, Sense UI, optical trackpad instead of trackball, more buttons, in a soon to be released firmware it gains 720P video capture and DivX playback.

I can get it for around $1000NZ (slightly less if anything), which makes it cheaper than the Nexus One for a slightly better piece of kit. Will arrive in NZ around the 14th of next month. Parallel Importers probably won't start selling it for a few weeks after that, and their price is likely to be in the order of $1100-1300NZ.

Anyone interested? To order I would need to buy them all at once, since that makes shipping much cheaper for each unit, which means payment up front.

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  #311348 25-Mar-2010 16:44
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Hmmn, don't seem to be able to edit my post on my mobile, double post here sorry - just wanted to add that I need to know ASAP ideally in order to guarantee this lower price, realistically within a week should suffice.

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  #311475 25-Mar-2010 23:39
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I had the same editing problem in my browser on desktop. I think it is bug in Geekzone. 

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  #311571 26-Mar-2010 11:12
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It's a new "feature", Mauricio posted about it in the Geekzone design update thread, there is a time limit after which you can no longer edit existing posts.

Apparently they had some problems with people going back and revising their posts to change what they had said or something like that.

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  #311572 26-Mar-2010 11:17
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Changing a lot! Like being complete dickheads and inflaming the topic then changing it later to look like he was the good guy.



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  #311580 26-Mar-2010 11:27
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Its a shame you cant rent phones for a month or so to see what they are like in the flesh before buying them. This looks great but its always hard make a choice off a spec sheet.

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  #311636 26-Mar-2010 14:41
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Check this out from the best UK site IMHO:

Looks the business

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  #311682 26-Mar-2010 16:31
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So you can't up date the OP with new information.

That makes finding updated information much harder.

I'll have to start a new thread instead of updating the OP. Maybe that's what's wanted.

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  #311689 26-Mar-2010 17:00
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Surely the inability to update a post could be removed for trusted users?

I'd LOVE one of these phones. But a house must come before a phone :(

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  #311692 26-Mar-2010 17:03
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Quick update to the first post in response to a very reasonable question someone PM'd me:

I'll have to check for sure, but usually these things are covered for replacement for dead-on-arrival, international manufacturers warranty for hardware/software (difficult to access, need to send the device away etc, but still covered nevertheless).

EDIT: Checked, looks like my source will sort issues within the first 28 days, thereater manufacturers warranty applies.

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  #311759 26-Mar-2010 22:18
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Sorry i am on dial-up away from home at the moment so can't be bothered waiting an hour for the specs page to load but will this be in Voda or XT freqs?

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  #311780 27-Mar-2010 00:38
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Also known as HTC Bravo

2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network
HSDPA 900 / 2100

2010, February

Coming soon. Exp. release 2010, April

119 x 60 x 11.9 mm

135 g

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches

- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Optical trackball

Alert types
Vibration, MP3


- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Dolby Mobile sound enhancement

Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall

Call records
Practically unlimited

576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM

Card slot
microSD, up to 32GB

Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

Class 10, 236.8 kbps

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

Yes v2.1 with A2DP

Infrared port

Yes, microUSB v2.0

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Smile detection, geo-tagging

Yes, D1 (720x480 pixels) @ 30fps


Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM


Stereo FM radio with RDS


Brown, Silver

Yes, with A-GPS support

Via third party application

- Digital compass
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player
- Facebook, Flickr, Twitter applications
- Voice memo

Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh

Up to 340 h (2G) / Up to 360 h (3G)

Talk time
Up to 6 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)

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  #311788 27-Mar-2010 08:07
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Dang, looks like a nicely specc'd piece of kit. A pity i jumped ship to XT for the cheaper bills, but probably just as well as otherwise i'd be spending way too much money on new phones heh.

I look forward to hearing from you how it stacks up.

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  #312047 28-Mar-2010 14:35
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HTC Desire in Aussie April 27 - $A780 no contract -

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  #312132 28-Mar-2010 18:43
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have been leaning towards the x10 but am worried how much it'll end up i like the build quailty of the n1/desire phones..

whats the diff again between the N1 and the desire?  desire has a FM radio ..N1 gets noise cancel..

isn't there also a XT version of the desire due soonish?

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  #313254 30-Mar-2010 23:24
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If anyone is keen I'll need to send through money pretty soon.

Some reviews are starting to come in, Pocket Lint and Tech Radar are the two I've seen. Very positive on both counts. Pocket Lint only major complaints was lack of 720P video capture, and lack of DivX playability, both of which are coming soon in the first FW update.

Here is Tech Radars verdict:
"In short, this is a phenomenal phone - one of the best we've ever had on TechRadar. Usually when we like a phone on the first use, we end up horribly disappointed after a little time with it, but the HTC Desire kept on performing and achieving when we thought it wouldn't.

The screen is lovely, the design is slick and processor makes everything happen in a flash - all you'd want from a smartphone.

Sure, some people will want slightly nicer design (we'd advise you check out the Legend) or a simpler home screen and richer app store at the moment (look at the iPhone 3GS) but as a piece of hardware it's without par in the mobile world.

A stunning phone, and one that will show the world that Android isn't just for the hackers and phone geeks any more."

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