HTC HD Mini, Legend & Desire Launched at MWC 2010

HTC Desire, HD Mini, Legend

Mini versions of larger and more expensive handsets/smartphones is becoming one of the trends in this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Earlier today, HTC released 3 new mobile devices at MWC 2010. First one is the HTC HD Mini which specs-wise is a mini version of the HTC HD 2. The other 2 handsets are the HTC Legend, a sexy aluminum-cased phone and the HTC Desire which has a very striking resemblance to the Google Nexus One.

The HTC HD Mini is a small version of the HD2 running on Windows Mobile 6.5.3, a 600MHz MSM7227 processor, has a 3.2″ HVGA multi-touch capacitive display, a 5 megapixel camera and 512MB ROM / 384MB RAM. It will be available in Europe and Asia in the 2nd quarter of this year.

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HTC HD Mini product page

Next is the HTC Legend, a beautiful and sexy mobile device running on Android 2.1, a 600MHz MSM7227 processor, sporting a 3.2″ HVGA AMOLED display and the Sense UI, a 5 megapixel camera, 512MB ROM / 384 RAM and an optical joystick. The HTC Legend will start shipping in Europe next month and will be available in Asia in the 2nd quarter of this year.

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HTC Legend product page

Last, but not least is the HTC Desire which is actually the most impressive one in this new batch of HTC phones. The HTC Desire is an Android 2.1-powered device running on 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB ROM / 576 RAM, with a 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel camera, an optical joystick and full Microsoft Exchange support. This phonen will be available both in Europe and Asia starting in the 2nd quarter of this year.

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HTC Desire product page

Inspite of being 3 totally different mobile devices, the HTC HD Mini, HTC Legend and HTC Desire have these things in common: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, G-sensors, 3.5mm headphone jacks, dual-band (900/2100MHz) 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity and a new social media app called “Friend Stream”. There’s no word yet when or whether the HTC HD Mini, HTC Legend and HTC Desire would be made available here in the US or in North America or how much each handset costs.

Among these 3 new handsets released by HTC, which one do you like the most? The HTC HD Mini, HTC Legend or the HTC Desire?

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  1. Marcus

    October 7, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Love my Desire! You would have to pay me vast sums of cash to mforce me to use an iphone instead of it. I bought the Wildfire as a pressie for my sis and although she says the diaplay is not as crisp as my desire she wouldnt part with it either. Are you guys looking forward to getting holds of the new HTC Desire HD and Z? I really like the look the physical keyboard on the Z. Its the only thing I miss about using a Blackberry. The ONLY thing! :)

  2. JP Habaradas

    February 22, 2010 at 4:40 AM

    @Michael – Compare which one? There are 3 different handsets here. Btw, I haven’t had the chance to review the Omnia II I8000 so I can’t really do a comparison. Thanks for mentioning and sharing about it.

  3. Michael

    February 22, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    can you compare this to the latest samsung omnia 2 i8000? I heared it’s a nice phone too.

  4. JP Habaradas

    February 16, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    @Jhay – They won’t sell the larger versions cheaper because thats how they gain profit. So instead of selling the larger versions cheaper they’re releasing this mini versions so consumers who can’t afford the large version would buy these instead.

  5. Jhay

    February 16, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    It’s nice to see these mini versions of the larger smart phones. Another way to segment the smart phone market eh?

    I like the HTC Desire the most, it’s sleek, sexy and its got the features needed in a smartphone.

    What I don’t get is why release “mini” versions of the smart phones when they could just offer it on a lower price? I’m sure this way, more would buy them.

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