HTC Legend preview

HTC Legend, HTC mobile phone, HTC smartphone, HTC Android, Android 2.1, Android Eclair

The HTC Legend smartphone is being shown to the media next week in Australia, and is to run, at least initially, on the Vodafone and 3 networks.

Again, the Legend runs the Google Android operating system, in this instance it’s version 2.1 (Eclair).

Like its predecessor, the HTC Desire, it runs the quite human-friendly HTC Sense user interface, along with user-friendly features like automatically lowering the ringtone volume as soon as the phone is picked up, muting the ringtone when the phone is flipped face down. It also uses an AMOLED screen, as seen to brilliant effect on the HTC Desire – it’s a technology that produces very crisp images. Oh, and unlike the Apple iPad, the HTC Legend will play nice with Flash, so can get your internet video fix no problem.

The HTC Legend varies from the Desire in terms of its design. The case is brushed aluminium, and we something of a return of the Taiwanese company’s trademark design features, the ‘HTC chin’ – rather than a flat front, the bottom of the phone angles up slightly.

Further details, such as price and availability, are expected midway next week, so watch this space. For a another look, visit our HTC Legend photo gallery.

Video

For your viewing pleasure, a video demonstrating the look and features of the HTC Legend.

Specifications

Please find below the HTC Legend specifications, as displayed on the HTC Asia Pacific website.

  • Screen: 3.2 inch, AMOLED capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability, 320 x 480 HVGA resolution
  • Platform: Android 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense
  • CPU processing speed: 600 MHz
  • Battery: 1300 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer or Lithium-ion battery
  • Weight: 126 grams with battery
  • Dimensions: 112 x 56.3 x 11.5 mm (L x W x D)
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 440 minutes; GSM: Up to 490 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 560 hours; GSM: Up to 440 hours
  • Network bands: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Internet: 3G: Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed, up to 2 Mbps upload speed; GPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading; EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading; Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Camera: 5 megapixel colour camera, auto focus and flash, widescreen photo capture, geotagging
  • Connections: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • HTC Widgets: Bookmarks, calendar, clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, mail, messages, music, news, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, search, settings, stocks, Twitter, weather and downloadable widgets
  • Social networking: Facebook integration, Friend Stream, photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter, video sharing on YouTube, HTC Peep for Twitter
  • Recommended Windows system requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, HTC Sync
  • Storage: ROM: 512 MB; RAM: 384 MB
  • Expansion slot:microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) supports up to 32 GB
  • Tethering: Internet sharing through USB
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 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, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile
  • Photos: application for viewing photos and videos
  • FM radio
  • Audio supported formats: Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma; Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats: Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv; Recording: .3gp
  • Location: Internal GPS antenna, Google Maps, HTC Footprints

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