Finally, the HTC Desire had launched in Malaysia today! As the exclusive partner of the HTC Desire, Maxis will be selling at a subsidised price of RM 1,499.00 with contract. The retail units will be available at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of RM 2,199.00 from 24th June 2010 onwards. Press release as below.
HTC DESIRE DELIVERS OUTSTANDING USER EXPERIENCE
HTC Desire captivates with brilliant display of colours on 3.7 inch AMOLED screen
Malaysiaâ€“ 27 May, 2010 â€“ HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced HTC Desire in Malaysia. The HTC Desire is the latest Android smartphone that offers the enhanced HTC Sense experience.
â€œHTC Sense on the new HTC Desire not only delivers one of the most dynamic and personalized user experiences possible, but also one of the easiest ways to interact and integrate social networks into your life,â€ said Jack Tong, VP of HTC Asia. â€œItâ€™s the stuff of powerful inspiration.â€
Said Jean-Pascal van Overbeke, Maxisâ€™ Chief Operating Officer, â€œMaxis is pleased to be first to offer the highly anticipated HTC Desire to our customers, to address their needs on a holistic level – Â ensuring unique access to the latest advancements in device technologies and interfaces in order to enjoy rich contents over best network speeds for mobile data and browsing.â€
â€œThe deviceâ€™s focus on intuitive exploration is very much a reflection of Maxisâ€™ commitment to making it easy and natural to manage every aspect of your life, through technology and service solutions which meet the range of human desires. We are pleased to work together with HTC in enriching our bundled service offerings and adding a new dimension of enjoyment and interpersonal connection to our customersâ€™ lives.â€
HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease.
HTC Sense is a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. This experience revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by observing and listening to how people live and communicate. These core tenets of Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense experience.
The new HTC Sense experience continues to focus on improving your interactions with your most important people.Â This begins with a new HTC application and widget called Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all of your social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates. This simple aggregation makes it easier than ever to focus on what friends are doing as well as to view the images and links that they share.Â In addition to Friend Stream, people can be organised into specific social circles, such as groups of friends, colleagues or any other way that makes sense.
The new HTC Sense experience also introduces broad improvements to applications including the browser, email client and others. In addition, the new version of HTC Sense includes a new newsreader application and widget, as well as a new seven-screen â€˜Leapâ€™ thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens.
Pricing & Availability
To be first to experience the HTC Desire from Maxis, please look for the Maxis-HTC Desire roadshow at Ground level of KLCC from today till 3 June.
The new HTC Desire is now available at any of 28 Maxis Centres nationwide and at selected Maxis Exclusive Partners at a subsidised price of RM 1,499.00 with contract. The retail units will be available at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of RM 2,199.00* from 24th June 2010 onwards.
*All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators.
At the price of RM2199, do you think it’s reasonable? Hell yeah!~ This will be one of the best phones of the year though. With Android 2.2 Froyo updates coming soon, this phone gonna be real fast and responsive.Â If you are still wondering why, check out the specs of the phone below.
HTC Desire from HTC at a glance:
QualcommÂ® QSD8250, 1 GHz
Android 2.1â„¢ (Ã‰clair) with HTC Senseâ„¢
ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 576 MB
119mm (L) x 60mm (W) x 11.9mm (T)
135g (with battery)
3.7â€inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
Up to 114 kbps download speed
Up to 560 kbps download speed
Wi-FiÂ®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Internet Sharing through USB
Internal GPS antenna
Ambient Light Sensor
3.5mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
BluetoothÂ® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile
5.0 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flash
Face detection capability