Feb 15th, 2010

If the kids at Modaco are right, the rumored HTC Bravo will launch on Verizon Wireless as the HTC Desire, pleasing a LOT of people but confusing many in the process. The HTC Desire was also the rumored “codename” for what eventually became the HTC Droid Eris. Any way you look at it, the *new* HTC Desire (artist formerly known as Bravo) is essentially another carrier’s version of the Nexus One.

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All this is rumor of course, but according to the pictures and information here, it’ll also come with HTC Sense. Seeing as how Mobile World Congress is underway, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this leak become “official” in the next few days, if it’s accurate that is. And rumor has it the day could be tomorrow.

And wait a minute – will this be sold on Google’s website like the Nexus One? Would it be sold as the Desire/Bravo or stick with the Nexus One name? If the object is to not confuse consumers, I think you know where I stand. We’ll see… what do you think?

UPDATE: Almost forgot the specs!

  • CPU Speed – 1 GHz
  • Platform – Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC SenseTM
  • Memory – ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 576 MB
  • Dimensions – (LxWxT) 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm (4.7 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches)
  • Weight – 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery
  • Display – 3.7-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
  • Network – HSPA/WCDMA:
  • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
  • Upload speed of up to 2 Mbps and download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
  • Onscreen navigation – Optical Trackball
  • GPS – Internal GPS antenna
  • Sensors – Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • Wi-Fi® – IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard Micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • camera – 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight
  • Audio supported formats:
  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma,
  • Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats
  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
  • Recording: .3gp
  • Battery – Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity – 1400 mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 390 minutes for WCDMA, Up to 400 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 360 hours for WCDMA, Up to 340 hours for GSM
  • Expansion Slot – microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency – 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output – 5 V and 1 A
  • Special Feature – Friend Stream

UPDATE: As the comments suggest, I first mentioned “Verizon” as the carrier. That was indeed a hasty suggestion whose connection was made by the Desire>DroidEris relationship. A European release is more likely but let’s just wait and see! Thanks for all the comments!

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