HTC Desire S official

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HTC has announced the HTC Desire S, the successor to its wildly popular Desire smartphone. Set to go on sale in mid-Q2, the Desire S keeps the 1GHz processor of the original – now Qualcomm’s single-core Snapdragon MSM8255 – and 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, but adopts HTC’s unibody styling and gets Android 2.4 Gingerbread.

There’s also a new, front-facing camera for video calls, and HTC has updated its Sense interface and widget suite with a new app called “Mirror” that, as the name suggests, allows you to quickly turn the Desire S into a mirror replacement. What you don’t get is NFC; while Google is pushing for the short-range wireless technology’s adoption by Android OEMs, HTC told SlashGear that it felt the extra bulk an NFC module would introduce wasn’t worth it given the limited availability of NFC services.
There’s 1.1GB of phone storage and 768MB of RAM, together with a microSD card slot. Pricing and specific availability are yet to be announced, but we do know that Vodafone in the UK will be offering the HTC Desire S.


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